All Posts by Marian Briggs

In Investor Relations, the Little Things Matter

It started when I turned on CNBC in my hotel room early on March 16. The biotech reporter was recounting the myriad issues beleaguered Valeant Pharmaceuticals faced on a conference call the day before…
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Whither the Boardroom in 2016

Trends in the boardroom and corporate governance emerged as key themes for 2016 at a recent National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) Senior Roundtable conference. And the two are closely related.…
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The JOBS Act is Working

Several years ago I wrote a blog post when the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act became law. At that time we thought it was a desirable piece of legislation that would give the public equity…
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Why Say on Pay Matters

Public companies are all faced with a non-advisory shareholder vote on executive compensation, called “Say on Pay,” stemming from Dodd-Frank. The vote is required every three years, but the best p…
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2 Steps to Save A Life

Last Thanksgiving Jeff Joseph was running in the 5K Turkey Trot in St. Paul, when he suddenly collapsed. His heart had stopped; he was dead. Quite fortunately, Bruce Kiecker, a nurse with St. Paul’s…
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Manage the Media

This post originally appeared in IR Update . Mirrors, pictures, and windows. Marian Briggs, executive vice president at PadillaCRT, says her firm uses these three analogies when helping clients work w…
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