How a virtual AGM extends your investor audience reach

26-Oct-2021 by Martin Spry
Virtual AGMs

Australian companies and investors are embracing the digital shift to virtual annual general meetings (AGMs). In fact, 68% of AGMs in 2020 were online or hybrid, according to Computershare’s 2021 AGM Intelligence Report.

Running an effective virtual AGM will largely depend on several components, like your webcast, as Boardroom.Media discusses in its article, “2021 Annual General Meetings - virtual, physical or both?”. Whether it’s a live broadcast or a video-recorded presentation, webcasting is crucial for well-organised communications in AGMs.

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How to get email subscribers the right way

26-Oct-2021 by Martin Spry
Email alerts subscription

Has a website ever required you to give your email address so you can download a document or register for an event?

I actually saw this on an IPO site days ago. The website required people to provide their email address before getting through to download the prospectus. And my immediate reaction was, "Yeah, great idea. Get lots of email addresses. Why didn't we think of that?"

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How to create an engaging investor website

25-Oct-2021 by IRM
Engaging website

With today’s digital-first environment, investors have high expectations for online access to information. As you can probably tell, this digital acceleration is largely fueled by remote work in the new normal.

Undoubtedly, investors are using online content more than ever before. In fact, 73% of investors depend on digital tools for communications, according to a recent research.

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3 business blog strategies for your investor audience

27-Sep-2021 by IRM
Business blog

Are you blogging about your business? It’s a simple yet powerful move to share relevant information with your stakeholders in a way that engages them.

A business blog is like a digital journal about your company that’s written for your investor community. It’s an excellent strategy to increase your organisation’s visibility online as it provides insights about your industry and answers questions shareholders may have.

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How to level up your website with an investor welcome page

22-Sep-2021 by IRM
Investor welcome page

Investors know what they want. They search your website to look into a current or potential investment. They go to your site with a set of expectations on what to find when they get there.

That’s why it’s important to organise your website with clarity as you present information. It would make things significantly easier for investors to research investments when you provide a coherent story about your business. Well-defined content paired with design that centers on investor needs will allow a smooth user experience for them.

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AGM: One simple move to boost your investor engagement

26-Jul-2021 by IRM
AGM engagement

Amid lockdowns and pandemic concerns this earnings season, companies and investors continue to adopt the digital shift to virtual and hybrid annual general meetings (AGMs).

Though in-person meetings have been possible in some states with less restrictions, businesses still need to be prepared for unexpected changes.

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5 clever ways to keep your investor communications going

26-Jul-2021 by IRM
Keep communications

In the corporate world, successful companies don’t just run the business. They’re also expected to maintain communications with investors as their organisation grows.

Keeping investors in the loop is a smart move that leads to substantial results. It strengthens the bond with stakeholders and unlocks opportunities to draw in more funding.

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How design puts an edge on your investor communications

22-Jun-2021 by IRM
Design for investor communications

Investors just want the facts, right? So, is design really necessary for investor communications?

Typically, listed companies provide investors numbers and data in compliance with regulation. In the process of conveying facts, key information are usually sent out despite their complex form. Seemingly as though businesses were messaging robots, not investors.

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A quick fix for writing content on your investor website

21-Jun-2021 by IRM
Website content

Are you creating a new investor website or revamping your current one? Well-written website content is key to capturing the attention of investors and keeping it.

Good website writing not only holds the interest of investors. It also tops search results on the web, enabling stakeholders to quickly find your site and access information for their investment decisions.

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Nailing your annual report – tips for IR teams

19-May-2021 by IRM
Nailing your annual report

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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Going public, then being public

18-May-2021 by IRM
Going public

A few months after going public through an IPO (or RTO), investor relations teams learn how much effort is involved in being public. It’s probably harder to be public than it was to go public.

No longer are you surrounded by experts – brokers, advisers, accountants, lawyers – who were there at all times of the day and night to get you public. They have moved on to the next transaction.

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How to communicate sustainability on your website

26-Apr-2021 by IRM
Sustainability page

Sustainability is becoming mainstream for companies, a strategy necessary to be competitive today. Businesses are recognising the need to act on sustainability as expectations on corporate responsibility increase. Companies are not only expected to achieve financial performance but to give back to society.

Consequently, sustainability principles are being incorporated into business policies. Companies integrating sustainability in their decision-making processes not only gain environmental and social benefits. These businesses also reap financial advantages as sustainability draws more interest from investors.

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Annual Report: What investors want to see beyond the numbers

26-Apr-2021 by IRM
Annual Report beyond numbers

Whether this is your first annual report as a listed company or you’ve been doing it for many years, you know investors eyeing your company use this document to get information on your business. They tap into your yearly report and other financial statements to assess an investment.

Aside from financial facts, investors will also draw on your annual report to learn the framework in which your business operates. They make it a starting point to look for signals about your organisation’s leadership and culture.

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IPO prospectus: 3 tips for better investor engagement

13-Apr-2021 by IRM
IPO Prospectus

With the current surge of initial public offerings in the market, how do you make sure investors will choose your IPO over others?

Your prospectus will certainly be key in catching investors’ attention and engaging with them. This legal document will present your company’s profitability and help determine whether they will participate in your offering or not.

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IPO Roadmap: Navigating the process with great investor communications

24-Mar-2021 by IRM
IPO Roadmap

Launching an initial public offering requires lots of planning. You’ll need all the help you can get, especially from the pros. You’ll want expert advice from specialists with a great deal of experience supporting companies on their primary listing on the ASX.

How about an IPO roadmap to great investor communications for your upcoming listing? With this guide, you’ll be able to cruise through the stages as your company goes public.

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3 ways to improve your news delivery to investors  

24-Mar-2021 by IRM
News delivery

Investors want the news. Now. Especially with uncertainty in the markets pushing for companies to give clear and timely information.

Your news determine how investors progress through their investment journey. They move from stranger to advocate, based on decisions triggered mainly by your company news.

That’s why you need to send investors your news wherever they are online. Whether it’s through your website, email, social media or news distribution channels.

Just do it straightaway. For better engagement with them.

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Why a design team is actually good for your annual report

18-Mar-2021 by IRM
Annual Report design team

Producing your annual report each year can be a challenge, especially if you wish to improve on your previous document.

You don’t only want to state the facts and figures, listing all the numbers, you also want to tell a story that features your accomplishments and your plans for the following year. You want to share how you hurdled the headwinds and continue to forge ahead with confidence.

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Facebook’s news ban and your company’s news distribution

24-Feb-2021 by IRM
Facebook news restriction

Has your company’s news delivery been affected by Facebook’s news restrictions?

Under Facebook's new rules, Australian users will now be barred from finding or sharing local and international news content on their social network. Australian news outlets are also restricted from posting links on their pages.

This major move from the tech giant is in response to the Australian government’s proposed Media Bargaining Law that will make tech firms such as Facebook and Google pay for news content. It has been suggested, Google has reportedly already entered into agreements with major Australian news outlets.

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How to make your Annual Report stand out

23-Feb-2021 by IRM
Annual Report stand out

It’s almost the end of the financial year. For June year-enders, it’s annual report time!

Whether you’re an early starter or a bit of a crammer, one thing’s for sure, your annual report will take time and effort to prepare. Perhaps it can even get overwhelming at times.

But it is well worth the effort when properly executed. Your annual report will give a considerable return on investment when it showcases your company’s achievements.

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IPO Snapshot: Investor websites of newly listed companies

23-Feb-2021 by IRM
IPO Snapshot

With the recent market rally, a window to list is evident and the pipeline for initial public offerings (IPOs) is surging. Thanks to the synergy of companies’ capital raising needs and investors’ drive for investment profitability.

As markets have regained confidence, many up-and-coming companies are snapping up the opportunity to offer shares in the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). New listees have joined the bourse in the past months and more are scheduled to list soon.

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