Who are these people we call investors - and so what?

22-May-2020 by Martin Spry
Who are investors

Perhaps investors are institutions, funds, companies, super funds? That's how they show on share registers, right?

But organisations, as such, can't actually make investment decisions. Only the people in those organisations can make decisions. 

Investors are, first and foremost, people.

They may be constrained by a particular mandate, but within that, they will all behave like people. A large part of a human's decision making process is logical, so your company results or numbers that fit with their mandate are important. But the rest of their behaviour is emotional.

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Business Storytelling: A smart way to engage investors

05-May-2020 by Marlin Matouk
Business storytelling

Stories are powerful. They create a picture in our minds to delight, inspire and motivate.

You have seen this happen in the movies and tv series you have watched. You have experienced it in the books and news articles you have read. Even in the conversations you have had.

Stories are all around us. Even in the business world.

But have you heard about storytelling your business?

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IRM COVID-19 Offer: Emerge from the crisis in great shape

30-Mar-2020 by Jojo Perdigon
COVID offer

Grab the IRM COVID-19 Offer and emerge from the crisis in great shape to attract investors!

When this is all over – and it will, investors will be critical in their choices of investments. They will choose to invest in companies that they trust, those who look like they improved even during this uncertain times and the ones who made efforts to keep them informed.

How to step up your game?

Enhance your corporate look. Optimise your corporate or investor website. Boost your investor communication.

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COVID-19 crisis: Don’t leave your Investors in quarantine

25-Mar-2020 by Kristin Rowe
COVID crisis

You are probably over hearing about the COVID-19 crisis. But now is not the time to isolate yourselves from your investors. Now more than ever, your investors need to know it is business as usual or best as it can be in these trying circumstances.

Whether you are drilling for a resource, waiting for results on a study you recently completed or you are working tirelessly on a joint venture, now is not the time to stop the news flow.

Now is the time your investors will have the time to read your announcements, especially if they are working from home or are self-isolating. Right at this minute, they are crawling through your website and catching up on what you are doing.

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3 tips for creating a better Annual Report

17-Mar-2020 by Jojo Perdigon
Annual report tips

Your Annual Report deadlines are just around the corner.

Thankfully, you’ve got it all covered -- the figures and the statements. Details of your activities, financial results and strategies. Well… almost.

You just need a better way to present your report and achievements over the past year.

No, not the old boring Word file PDF, please.

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Keep In Touch: Connecting Conference speakers and delegates

29-Nov-2019 by Jojo Perdigon
Keep In Touch

Do you want an easy way to connect with conference delegates? Then this one is for you!

IRM have partnered with Vertical Events in aiming to add more value to companies and speakers with a service called Keep In Touch. This service enables conference speakers to connect with attendees by email during and after a Vertical Events conference.

Most recently, IRM rolled out the Keep In Touch service at the RIU Good Oil Conference September 2019 in Perth. Eleven selected speaker companies participated in this initial trial run and their ASX Announcements were emailed to 592 delegates/investors from the first day of the conference and 6 weeks thereafter.

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How a virtual data room expedites your transactions

22-Nov-2019 by Jojo Perdigon
virtual data room

Are you in the process of an Initial Public Offering (IPO) or fundraising?

Perhaps you’re pursuing a Merger & Acquisition (M&A) or a strategic partnership?

You’ll need a data room to house important documents for your specific transaction. No, not a physical data room that’s inconvenient and time consuming, given its limitations. We’re talking about a virtual data room that all parties involved can safely access from anywhere in the world.

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How IRM Newsroom automates delivery of your company news

09-Aug-2019 by Jojo Perdigon
Newsroom keywords

Automation. It’s key to simplifying life, isn’t it? At least in many areas, like work processes and to-dos.

Putting certain tasks on autopilot helps you save time. It enables you to focus on matters that need more of your full attention. So things will continue running smoothly in your operations.

Take for instance your investor relations and online communications. You’d want to be constantly in touch with stakeholders to keep them in the loop, right? But you can’t just send them all your announcements as issued through the ASX platform.

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IRM’s “5 New Ideas” seminars deliver above expectations

30-Jul-2019 by Jojo Perdigon
5 New Ideas seminar wrap-up

More than 300 new ideas for online investors relations to over 50 companies. How awesome is that?

What a brilliant way to close out our recent series of seminars on "5 New Ideas for Better Online Engagement with Investors" this year! And a big THANK YOU goes to all those who joined our sessions in Sydney, Perth, Melbourne and Brisbane from March to July! In fact, we’re shouting out to the more than 100 attendees since the seminars began in November 2018.

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3 must-have features for your online interactive report

30-Jul-2019 by Jojo Perdigon
Online interactive report

Your annual report is an online touchpoint.

Really? It's a printed document, isn't it? It does look like a printed document.

But think about how it's mainly consumed. Yes, online!

How does your umpteen-page PDF document perform as an online touchpoint? Is the investor proposition something like, "Okay, you download the file, open it in a PDF viewer, and scroll through to the sections you want to read if you can find them"?

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Make your online IR a game-changer with "5 New Ideas" seminar

11-Jun-2019 by Jojo Perdigon
5 New Ideas seminar

If you’re serious about improving your investor relations. If you want your online IR to be a game-changer. Then a trusted advisor is what you need.

A trusted advisor has the business acumen to help you navigate IR challenges and enhance your investor communications. After all, he has the experience and the subject matter expertise to be trusted to advise you well.

You’ll need one who’s a veteran on ASX-listed companies. He’ll know the ins and outs of online IR like the back of his hand.

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How to complete your annual report without the hassle

10-May-2019 by Jojo Perdigon
Annual report without hassle

An annual report is a snapshot of your company... a summary that shows your financial picture, market share and outlook for the future.

However, preparing your annual report can be a daunting task. You’ll have to compile financial data, gather reports from management, craft your corporate message, among many other steps leading to a final copy that’s distributed to stakeholders. The struggle is real!

Thankfully, there are ways to make things easier for you. Like these 3 stress-buster tips for preparing your annual report:

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"5 New Ideas" seminar: More companies gain cues for investor communications

02-May-2019 by Jojo Perdigon
5 New Ideas seminar

They came. They saw. They conquered.

More companies took on fresh concepts to improve investor communications at IRM’s recently launched seminar, "5 New Ideas for Better Online Engagement with Investors".

In March and April, IRM CEO Martin Spry led discussions in the “5 New Ideas” exclusive sessions for ASX-listed companies. The exchanges centred on latest ideas for online investor relations (IR) that businesses consider advantageous. Dynamic interactions where other IRM clients and advisers shared insights as well.

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How to create an investor presentation that wows your audience

18-Apr-2019 by Jojo Perdigon
Investor presentation

Not all investor presentations are created equal.

If you want to stand out, your presentation should be the kind that attracts investors’ attention. One that clearly communicates your company’s value. Because investors are happier to invest in companies they like and which they feel are professional in their business.

Your presentation should get investors excited about your company. So, they’ll be sold on committing capital into your business.

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3 quick tips to leverage your website for AGMs

05-Apr-2019 by Jojo Perdigon
Leverage your website for AGMs

What’s usually the only time during the year when your shareholders and executives interact?

You guessed it! Your annual general meetings (AGMs).

These formal mandatory gatherings that happen yearly is a means of building stronger and more engaged relationships with your company’s shareholders. Your AGMs also offer investors valuable information that’s extremely useful for their investment decision-making process.

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IRM launches 2019 seminar series: Improve your online investor engagement with 5 new ideas

13-Mar-2019 by Jojo Perdigon

Investor relations. You're an expert already, of course! But what if you could be even better?

What if you could have 5 NEW ideas for your online investor communications? Fresh ideas you haven't thought of before?

Now that's a challenge! One that we're prepared to take on with you at our seminar series this year.

IRM is launching "5 New Ideas for Better Online Engagement with Investors" this March in several states. Boutique events offering small group sessions with ASX-listed peers.

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Attract investors to your website with the right content

01-Mar-2019 by Jojo Perdigon
Attract investors to your website

Put yourself in their shoes.

Investors, after all, are human too. Just like you.

They know what facts they want when they research about your business. They want to find specific information immediately once they get to your website.

So, if you want to draw them into your site, you’ve got to give them what they want. The right content.

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How well do you understand the investor journey? [Infographic]

25-Jan-2019 by Jojo Perdigon
Understanding the investor journey

As an ASX-listed company, you're continually marketing your shares to a largely unknown audience of potential investors mainly through an online process, worldwide.

It’s a daily competition. It’s a worldwide online competition. And there are plenty of other choices for investors.

But if you do this job better and more consistently than other companies, you will likely achieve more interest in your stock. The more competition for your stock, the better your share price.

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Make your investor communications IPO ready

18-Jan-2019 by Jojo Perdigon
IPO ready

Launching an initial public offering (IPO) soon?

Whether you’re planning an IPO in the next months or in a few years, being ready for one requires planning. Often, this would entail big organisational changes to meet the requirements of being publicly listed.

And it’s good practice for your business to act like an ASX-listed company before coming to market. Running your organisation like a public company before you need to will improve its IPO readiness and help strengthen its valuation.

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3 ideas for a more interactive website

04-Jan-2019 by Jojo Perdigon

A better user experience. That’s what an interactive website offers your audience, such as clients and investors.

When your site is interactive, it engages users as they go through information displayed on your web pages. It’s just more enjoyable to use. So, it receives more traffic and gains all the benefits that come with it.

How is this best achieved?

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