Make Your Equity Plan the Star of the Show

Email, snail mail, and webinars are all great ways to communicate about your equity plan, but the use of video has created new and interesting ways to capture participants’ attention. The use of videos, including testimonials and “explainer” types, can help you get your message across to your employees in a quick, attention grabbing format. Read on for 4 key elements to creating an impactful video.

Discover Your Equity Plan “Buyer Personas”

In marketing, understanding your buyer is key – and the same can be said for stock plan management. Understanding your participants (your “buyers”) will help you to engage them and communicate in a more effective way. Developing buyer personas for your participant pool can help you segment your audience and target your messaging accordingly. As we say in marketing-the more targeted the message, the better it works.

Survey Finds That Financial Planning Improves Participant Perceptions Of Equity Awards

A couple of years ago, UBS started a research project called UBS Participant Voice, a series of surveys seeking to canvas the attitudes of stock plan participants toward their equity awards (see our blog commentary on the first survey). The latest survey in the series, which obtained responses from more than 1,000 stock plan participants across a variety of industries, delivers some interesting insights into the value employees both perceive and actually get from equity awards. These insights may be useful both to equity-granting companies and to financial advisors who have clients with stock compensation.