How online interactive reports can help your business

21-Jul-2020 by IRM
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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Online touchpoints move investors in their journey - and so what?

14-Jul-2020 by Martin Spry
Online touchpoints

Your news triggers investors to progress on their investor journey to become shareholders. News is mainly delivered online, through touchpoints of the investors' choosing, at times they choose. Your job is simple then. All you have to do is be there, then - with the piece of news they need!

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3 quick tips to leverage your website for AGMs

07-Jul-2020 by IRM
AGM tips

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

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

Now getting to be more virtual, these mandatory meetings are a means of building stronger and more engaged relationships with your shareholders. Your AGMs also offer investors valuable information that’s extremely useful for their investment decision-making process.

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Stages of the Investor Journey - and so what?

06-Jul-2020 by Martin Spry
Stages of the Investor Journey

As people progress through stages of not knowing about you, knowing about you, deciding to buy, buying shares and then selling their shares... that's what is called a journey - the Investor Journey.

People take this journey through the process of finding you, liking you, buying, and selling your shares. Current, potential and past investors are simply people at different stages of their investor journey. Each person's journey is different and personal. 

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How to deliver your ASX Announcements immediately via IRM Newsroom

19-Jun-2020 by IRM
Newsroom delivers immediately

There are not enough hours in the day.

Life as an investor relations person is busy and stressful. There are so many things to achieve in the annual calendar. All the work that goes into planning, then reaching corporate milestones, arranging and delivering investor presentations, creation of ASX announcements and reports, driving media engagement, managing a range of stakeholder groups, and so much more.

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Reading the minds of Investors - and so what?

19-Jun-2020 by Martin Spry
Reading investors

In an earlier blog post, we identified investors as people -- they behave emotionally as well as rationally. We looked at ways to help them LIKE your company and SELL the first click. 

Now, let's think more about the details of who your investors are. Who are these people you need to connect with, and what is in their mind?

In the consumer world, marketers understand the concept of a "customer journey," the stages consumers go through to buy a product. If we think about the stages of buying shoes, here's how it could look like:

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Launch of the SSX Academy Training Program

03-Jun-2020 by Antony Tolfts
SSX Academy

The SSX is a Tier One licensed stock exchange in Australia that provides a fresh, flexible alternative for companies seeking opportunities for growth only listings can bring.

The SSX is passionate about furthering financial market education and continues to be an advocate for lifelong learning for every member of staff. As a group, our teams continuously develop their thinking through formal education and professional memberships.

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How to complete your Annual Report without the hassle

03-Jun-2020 by IRM
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, even more so in our "new normal". 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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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 IRM
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 IRM
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 IRM
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 IRM
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 IRM
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 IRM
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 IRM
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 IRM
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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"5 New Ideas" seminar: More companies gain cues for investor communications

02-May-2019 by IRM
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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