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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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The easy way to upgrade to a smart corporate website

28-Jan-2021 by IRM
Website upgrade

Is your company having trouble keeping investors updated in a timely manner?

Perhaps you have a nice looking website, where something like WordPress is used for content management, while Mailchimp or Campaign Monitor sends ASX Announcements by email. Your site seems okay and it has all the generalised tools behind it. It's really cheap. But it’s labour intensive to keep your pages up to date.

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6 must-have elements for your IR website

27-Jan-2021 by IRM
Website elements

It’s not just about making it look pretty. There’s definitely more to it than that.

Your IR website is the most crucial resource for your investor networks. Both for those that currently own shares and for others that are considering buying.

They rely on your site far more than you might think. Using it to get news, financials and information. In real time.

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How to create a simple pre-IPO website

27-Jan-2021 by IRM
Pre-IPO website

Are you busy preparing for your upcoming listing or initial public offering (IPO)? Don’t forget to set up your website.

For now, it doesn’t have to be complicated, with all the bells and whistles. A simple landing page can work wonders at this stage. Your initial website will create a buzz about your company and generate excitement for your business.

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Make your investor communications IPO ready

15-Dec-2020 by IRM
IPO ready

Launching an initial public offering soon?

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

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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News Briefs: Adding descriptions with your ASX Announcements

01-Dec-2020 by IRM
News briefs

When you think about it, your ASX announcements do not only fulfill mandatory requirements. They also draw attention to your business as your updates are posted to the market.

Your ASX releases bring your company profile to investors as you broadcast your successful ventures, leadership appointments, financial reports and other news. These announcements provide information that will encourage stakeholders to join your share registry.

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