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

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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How website health checks improve your site

23-Nov-2020 by IRM
Website health checks

When was your last health check? That is, for your website?

Yes, you read it right. Your website needs health checks. Much like how people need check-ups from their doctor. Just to ensure everything’s in tip-top shape.

After your website goes live, don’t expect it to work perfectly for always. In truth, websites break down when unattended. Often they become outdated, take longer to load and incur other technical problems.

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3 key benefits of a great annual report design

18-Nov-2020 by IRM
Annual Report design

Your annual report is an extension of your brand. More than a legal requirement, it’s a unique communication tool that connects with investors and stakeholders.

Beyond mere facts and figures, your annual report is an excellent opportunity to create a lasting impression through your company’s story. Enabling your business to stand out from the crowd.

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10 golden rules for investor websites - and so what?

23-Oct-2020 by Martin Spry
Golden rules for investor website

Investors make progress on their journey from strangers to shareholders/advocates based on news they find on online touchpoints of their choosing. Regardless of where they find you online, you’ll be trying to get them to your investor website.

Because your investor website is the king of touchpoints that you control. It’s 100% under your control. It's the place where you have the best chance of influencing investors to like and trust you. So you need to give it your very best shot!

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How to improve your investor website with help from experts

21-Oct-2020 by IRM
IR Suggestions

There’s always room for improvement on your investor website. As in any aspect of your business, you don’t just want to get things done. You want to get things done right.

That’s why you’re open to feedback from team members and partners. Because you want to keep improving your site to communicate well with investors. Though sometimes it may be hard to sift through all the varying viewpoints.

How about advice from investor website experts?

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More ASX website problems

13-Oct-2020 by Martin Spry
ASX website problems

The new ASX website launched on 12 October presents issues for many companies who use it to show announcements from their own websites or publish links in their emails.

These companies need to fix potentially hundreds of incorrect links, and possibly get permission from ASX.

These issues apply to you if...

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What did you do, ASX?

13-Oct-2020 by Martin Spry
ASX website

On Monday, October 12, ASX launched their new website, www2.asx.com.au.

Unfortunately for the first day it did not display ASX Announcements. There was a message on the home page which said...

"ASX announcements are currently not displaying on the ASX website. All company announcements are available to view via brokers and news agencies."

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Virtual AGMs in 2020

07-Oct-2020 by Rachel Sakurai
Virtual AGMs

This year has been filled with uncertainty for many organisations, especially when it comes to AGMs. Companies with a reporting deadline of December 31 bore the brunt of the COVID-induced uncertainty earlier this year, during the off-peak AGM season in April and May. But, many companies adapted, successfully taking the virtual “leap” into unknown territory.

Out of the 4500 meetings Computershare has already conducted across the globe this year, over 1300 have been fully virtual. At the same time in 2019, the number of virtual meetings was only in the low hundreds.

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3 ideas for a more interactive website

06-Oct-2020 by IRM
Interactive website

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

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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