MORRISVILLE, NC - (Accesswire - February 11, 2014) - Issuer Direct Corporation (ISDR), a market leader and innovator of disclosure management solutions and cloud-based compliance technologies, and Curran & Connors, Inc., a creative services and interactive media marketing agency, today announced a broad partnership that enhances the competitive position of both organizations in the marketplace by significantly expanding the reach of offerings to their clients. The new partnership creates a cohesive offering that is expected to spur client demand to further enhance the ways the corporate annual report is utilized and distributed.
With this new partnership, the several hundred active IR clients at Curran & Connors will gain access to Issuer Direct’s industry-leading Annual Report Service and world-class Investor Hotline products, and the 1,750 plus Issuer Direct clients will have direct access to the world-class design staff for which Curran & Connors is recognized throughout the industry.
Issuer Direct and Curran & Connors are also developing an innovative and powerful annual report builder technology for IR websites. Current annual reports often exceed 250 pages in length. This new system will enable investors to select and build personalized annual reports that include only the information they want and need. Investors will be able to get full reports or filtered reports based on the selected fields of interest such as the letter to shareholders, the financial statements, MD&A or the summary of financings. This new technology will also benefit issuers who’ll now be able to capture analytical data, such as what information is being requested and by whom.
"The shared vision of Issuer Direct and Curran & Connors is what makes this partnership so perfect for the IR community who’s demanding innovation," said Noah Butensky, Chief Operating Officer of Curran & Connors. "We’re both focused on providing our clients with superior service, great products and smart ideas that enable public companies to earn meaningful return on investment from their corporate disclosure and stakeholder outreach, particularly with respect to the annual report and investor relations website."
"When I think of the premier design firm with deepest roster of leading public companies, Curran & Connors comes to the front of the list," said Brian R. Balbirnie, Chief Executive Officer of Issuer Direct. "We are excited to be partnering with the team at Curran & Connors, and are confident this partnership will enable us to reach more clients looking for the same things every pubic company wants: exposure and to be relevant. Importantly, this new relationship complements our focus on acquiring exchange-listed clients. These larger cap clients have superior revenue potential and margin contribution, compared to OTC listed issuers. Longer term, we are also enthusiastic about developing the annual report builder technology with Curran & Connors. The new technology adds terrific value for investors and issuers alike, and provides a powerful, unique and innovative solution that will set us both apart and help us acquire new clients and cross sell to our existing customer base. This partnership achieves advancements in our keys areas of focus to drive shareholder value, which include continued client acquisition, technology advancement and increasing Average Revenue Per Issuer."
About Curran & Connors
From annual report design to interactive media to advertising & marketing, for over 45 years Curran & Connors has helped companies tell stories in ways that inspire their key audiences. Curran & Connors delivers to clients a unique blend of creative solutions and dedicated project management to enhance their image, communicate their message and deliver value.
About Issuer Direct Corporation:
Issuer Direct is a disclosure management and targeted communications company. Our integrated platform provides tools, technologies and services that enable our clients to disclose and disseminate information through our network. With a focus on corporate issuers, the Company alleviates the complexity of maintaining compliance with its integrated portfolio of products and services that enhance companies' ability to efficiently produce and distribute their financial and business communications both online and in print.
Learn more about Issuer Direct today: http://ir.issuerdirect.com/tearsheet/html/isdr
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