December 15th, 2015

Martin Spry covers Online Investor Communication in Listed@ASX

In the recently published summer edition of Listed@ASX magazine, IRM’s CEO, Martin Spry contributes thoughts on what makes an effective online IR communication strategy.

Key to success with online IR is understanding the investor journey – the stages investors progress through as they learn about, engage with and become shareholders in a listed company. The online communication strategy needs to relate to investors at each stage of their journey.

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November 26th, 2015

Are you ignoring a core part of your audience?

Did you know, that in a world driven by communication, the need to express oneself is clearly vital? As the interconnectedness of the international community becomes much more intertwined and close-knit, the possibility of needing to communicate to someone in a language other than one’s own becomes highly likely. This need is even more pronounced when it comes to company communications.

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September 24th, 2015

Think you’re not on Twitter? Think again…

Some time back, following the trend set by #stocktwits, #twitter introduced a $cashtag.  For those daunted by the concept of Twitter (let alone the $cashtag) we take a moment here to demystify the cashtag feature and provide some simple tips on how to be more across what’s being said about your company on twitter, because despite whether you’re participating in social media conversation about your company, it’s most likely occurring anyway.

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August 27th, 2015

Online annual reports – three ideas for listed companies

Here we look at the value in online reporting and the variety of online annual reports that IRM clients provide for their investors.

In our previous annual reporting posts, we provided some tips on how to best plan for the annual report process, and the important checks and balances to consider when creating reports.

In today’s post, we consider the value of online reporting, and the different sorts of reports IRM clients are choosing to adopt.

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August 11th, 2015

Listed Entities Enhance their Online Presence to Improve Investor Communications, according to AIRA

Earlier this year, the Australasian Investor Relations Association (AIRA) released the findings of a major survey it had conducted into online investor communications. Here, we cover some the survey highlights, with thanks to AIRA.

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July 3rd, 2015

#livewirelive investor forum with commentary from industry greats

In June 2015, we managed to secure an invitation to an exclusive and entertaining investor forum, hosted by Livewire – a packed room of investors gathered to see industry experts engage in lively debate around various topical investment themes.

Thanks to the Livewire team for allowing us to repost the video from the event, which features Geoff Wilson, Ben Griffiths and Anton Tagliaferro, with moderation from Matthew Kidman and introductions from Tom McKay and Arnie Selvarajah.

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June 2nd, 2015

Innovation, with a bit of help from Sydney’s TEDx 2015

Brimming with inspiration from the recent TEDx talks in Sydney recently? Us too!  In case you missed the event, shared below are a couple of wrap-up articles that caught the eye of the IRM team.

TEDx is the local variation of TED, the world-famous, not for profit speech series, devoted to spreading ideas. Last Thursday, the Sydney TEDx event for 2015 was held at the Opera House, with a full program of interesting and insightful speakers.

While we didn’t make it on the day, it didn’t take the IRM team long to seek out highlights from the program.

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June 2nd, 2015

The easy way to upgrade to a smart corporate website

More and more lately, we’re meeting companies that are having trouble keeping their investors updated in a timely manner. They have nice looking websites where something like WordPress is being used for content management. Mailchimp or Campaign Monitor sends ASX Announcements by email. The websites look ok, and have all the generalised tools behind them to keep the content up to date. And they are really cheap. But….

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May 18th, 2015

Responsive design – why it’s important

We live in a mobile, web enabled world. By the day, the number of people who are accessing websites using smart phones or tablets is increasing.  Watching this trend, good web developers sought to deliver a better experience for people using mobile devices, and “responsive web design” was born as a result.

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May 14th, 2015

Nailing your annual report – tips for IR teams

As year end continues to approach at a rapid rate of knots, IRM Art Director Matt White covers some more of the common questions that clients have been considering when formulating the best content and structure for their reports.

This is a second post in a special Annual Report planning series. View our first post here.

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February 8th, 2015

We’ve packed up our servers and moved to AWS

Once upon a time we had to own, configure, run, update and back up expensive servers in a complex hosting environment.

As a Christmas present to itself and clients, in late 2014, IRM transformed its hosting environment: moving from the original complicated server setup, to a cloud based solution with Amazon Web Services. We are delighted with the result – here’s why…

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December 15th, 2014

Out with the O-ld, in with Dropbox for Business

Late in 2014, the old O:\ drive, which was considered our trusty old, in-house file server was laid to rest, in favour of Dropbox for Business. While we remember O:\ drive fondly, we’ve not looked back as Dropbox has provided speed, efficiency and reliability at roughly the same cost as the energy bill for our old friend.

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November 23rd, 2014

Top takeaways from the AIRA annual conference

In late 2014, IRM attended the annual conference for the preeminent industry body for investor relations in Australia – the Australasian Investor Relations Association (AIRA.) Here, AIRA CEO, Ian Matheson summarises the key takeaways from the conference that IR people should know.

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November 7th, 2014

To the cloud!

IRM critically examined its business support software and infrastructure in 2014, and made the decision to move to cloud-based services for a range of needs. In this IRMatters article, CEO Martin Spry discusses the positive impact the move has had on the business and provides some tips for companies considering making the move.

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