How IRM Newsroom automates delivery of your company news

09-Aug-2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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
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
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
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

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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Take 5 New Ideas for Better Online Engagement with Investors

03-Dec-2018
New Ideas blog post

IRM CEO Martin Spry has been talking to leaders of ASX-listed companies about their online investor presence for 15 years. Hundreds of companies. Just recently, he completed a national series of small group sessions, “5 New Ideas for Better Online Engagement with Investors,” where he delivered over 200 useful ideas to more than 30 companies. IRMatters caught up with Martin to find out more about the boutique breakfast events. Following are some highlights of his insights from the recently concluded venture.

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Save time (and effort) on your investor communications

16-Nov-2018
Save time on investor communications

There must be a better way to do things.

Investor relations have more pressing matters to attend to than getting tangled up in the nitty gritty of sending out announcements.

You know the drill.

The first task is posting on your website. Logging on to ASX Online. Waiting for confirmation from the Issuers Office. Making sure the announcement’s correct version is uploaded on the right pages of your website. Sometimes having to ask help from web support when your uploads fail to work.

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How to provide high quality online investor presence for your company

22-Oct-2018
Quality online investor presence

Attracting investors is a real-time global competition. Conducted online. 24/7.

As investors make choices in their investor journey, the challenge is how to help each investor take that next step towards more engagement and investment with you. Not the competitor.

Perhaps you’ve heard about the 10 Success Factors for your online investor presence? Discover for yourself how you can achieve this kind of success, as simplified under four headings.

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How online interactive reports can help your business

12-Oct-2018
Online interactive reports

Snapshots at a point in time.

Your reports are dated documents prepared to communicate your status.

Whether it's your prospectus, annual report or sustainability report, these summaries deliver messages that stand through time. Locked into the format of the report.

Like any Australian listed company, you publish your reports, presentations and newsletters as ASX Announcements, an entirely online media. Exactly why a strong online presence is needed to fulfil this information need.

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Investor Relations and the art of selling shares

14-Sep-2018
Investor relations and the art of selling shares

From an investor’s perspective, purchasing shares is not much different from buying shoes or a car.

Yes, investors are customers, too. They go through a buying process as they decide to spend their money.

Their buying process starts with their needs. Then it goes through a series of steps to an eventual decision. Parting with cash in return for shares. A process otherwise known as the investor journey.

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How the new CHESS Replacement System will impact listed companies and their investors

24-Aug-2018

In today’s IRMatters post, Antony Tolfts, listings director at Sydney Stock Exchange Limited, shares his thoughts on the CHESS replacement system's potential effect on your company as well as your investors.

There has been a great deal of anticipation around the CHESS replacement system, to date the focus has been on the technical makeup of the replacement system, but how do we think listed companies and their investors will be impacted by the change?

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The importance of your online investor presence

10-Aug-2018
Online presence

First impressions count.

As investors start to learn more about your company, they will usually check you out online first.

This helps them subconsciously decide whether to take the next step. Or to simply move on to other opportunities.

And when investors seek more information about you online, they’ll choose their touchpoints.

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