May 08, 2013 16:51 ET

Marketwired's Michael Nowlan Weighs in on SEC Guidance for Corporate Financial Disclosure via Social Media

Discusses Simultaneous Dissemination of Information Across Multiple Channels to Give the Marketplace a Choice, During Recent Panel Discussion

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NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - May 8, 2013) - During a panel discussion entitled, "Social Media and The SEC's Latest Ruling; Where Do We Go from Here?" Marketwired's Michael Nowlan told those in attendance, "We recognized years ago that social media was coming and where it was going. We've built a platform that allows you to simultaneously distribute news to your corporate social media locations and channels, as well as to the wire and on your corporate Website. So, in that respect, we're facilitating giving that choice to the marketplace."

On April 24th, Mr. Nowlan participated in a high-level debate among investor relations counselors, financial industry influencers, and journalists over whether disseminating earnings reports and other material disclosures via Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms will achieve what investors want and need in terms of transparency and sufficient information while remaining in compliance with the SEC's regulations on disclosure. 

His fellow panelists included Jeff Corbin, CEO, KCSA / Founder, theIRapp™; Judith McLevey, vice president, Corporate Actions and Market Watch, NYSE Euronext; Vinny Jindal, CEO and Co-Founder of StockR, Inc.; and Kenneth Florin, a partner with the law firm of Loeb & Loeb. 

The event was sponsored by Akamai, and co-hosted by CommPRO and Onstream Media, a webcasting and service provider for SEC-regulated companies. The live event was held at the AXA Equitable Center. CommPRO contributor and seasoned investor relations analyst Gene Marbach moderated the one-hour forum.

Mr. Nowlan's remarks as well as those of his fellow panelists can be heard in a replay of the event, which can be found here:

About the Sponsors:

Onstream Media
Onstream Media Corporation (OTCQB: ONSM), is a leading online service provider of live and on-demand corporate audio and web communications and virtual event technology with integrated social media marketing tools. Onstream Media's innovative Digital Media Services Platform (DMSP) provides customers with cost effective tools for encoding, managing, indexing, and publishing content via the Internet. The company's MarketPlace365® solution enables publishers, associations, tradeshow promoters and entrepreneurs to rapidly and cost effectively self-deploy their own online virtual marketplaces. In addition, Onstream Media provides live and on-demand webcasting, webinars, web and audio conferencing services. To date, almost half of the Fortune 1000 companies and 78% of the Fortune 100 CEOs and CFOs have used Onstream Media's services. Select Onstream Media customers include AAA, Dell, Disney, Georgetown University, National Press Club, PR Newswire, (NASDAQ), Sony Pictures, and the U.S. Government. Onstream Media's strategic relationships include Akamai, BT Conferencing, and Trade Show News Network (TSNN). For more information, visit Onstream Media at or call 954-917-6655.
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About the Venue:

AXA Equitable Production Group
The AXA Equitable Center features a 487-seat theater, a grand atrium reception space and studio broadcast/webcasting facilities located in midtown Manhattan. Equipped with comprehensive audio/visual capabilities, the Center offers the advantages of a modern theater while maintaining an intimate environment. The multi-camera studio has global-ready transmission, webcast, and teleconference options. The Center is managed by the AXA Equitable Production Group, an on-site coordination and technical team that provides a client-friendly experience to assist with event demands and media production on-site or at remote locations.

With a history of more than 20 years of hosting high-level events, the AXA Equitable Center supports groups ranging from town hall meetings, corporate announcements, press conferences, shareholders' meetings, receptions, film premieres and global broadcasts. For more information, contact the AXA Equitable Center at 212-314-4000 or email

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