IR digitalisation: Top 3 online communication channels for investor relations

31-May-2022 by IRM
IR digitalisation

All around the world companies are going digital in their workflows, including in their investor relations (IR) efforts. Adopting digitalisation as an essential part of IR was fast tracked by the pandemic and the progressively global nature of capital, according to a recent industry report.

Embracing this new face of IR enables businesses not only to gain smarter workflows that promote efficiency. It also empowers them to thrive during tough times, particularly in the past two years wherein working remotely and on mobile have become commonplace.

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How your Annual Report gains advantage with IR design experts

25-May-2022 by IRM
Annual Report

June year-end companies, how are you going with your annual report design this year?

Will you have it designed in house or outsourced? Will you be taking on a design agency or an investor relations (IR) focused design team?

Communicating to the investor market calls for a dedicated expertise, particularly for collateral such as annual reports. That’s why companies engage IR design professionals with a wealth of experience to craft these compliance documents that doubly serve as marketing tools.

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How to make your Annual Report go from good to great

27-Apr-2022 by IRM
Annual Report image

An annual report is a vital part of running your business. It conveys your company's beliefs and objectives. It is crucial to your organisation’s transparency and responsibility.

More than a legal requirement, an annual report is an affirmation of who you are, what you do and how you achieve. It is strategic in raising brand awareness and engaging with investors.

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3 website tactics for biotech companies

19-Apr-2022 by IRM
Biotech website

Biotechnology is making an impact in people’s lives through therapeutics, diagnostics, agri-biotech, among others. With the increased demand for biotech products, this sector is expected to continue its vibrant growth in the coming years. No wonder the biotech industry is rapidly progressing into a highly competitive market.

In the midst of competition, biotech companies need a solid online presence to show off their products and services. A strong website will highlight research and news about their company, particularly for startups. This will help to be visible to key audience, including investors who are making crucial decisions about their venture.

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ESG best practices for your investor website

29-Mar-2022 by IRM
ESG on website

For several years now, environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosures have been a key focus in global capital markets. On the home front, Australian regulators are likewise intensifying their focus on ESG. Mandatory reporting is expected to be close at hand as the current voluntary requirement may soon be a thing of the past.

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IRM Events: Event management at your fingertips

29-Mar-2022 by IRM
IRM Events image

Investor events are important components of your company’s investor relations. Roadshows, investor conferences, annual meetings and investor days are some of the brilliant means to connect with investors.

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5 benefits of securing your corporate website

28-Feb-2022 by IRM
SSL Certificate

“Not secure.”

Seen that message next to a web address? (Hopefully, not on your website.)

Google displays that label on sites that don’t use an SSL Certificate (or Secure Sockets Layer certificate). This digital certificate delivers secure, encrypted communications between your website and any browser used by your clients or investors.

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Influencing online behaviour of Investors – attracting and keeping their attention

27-Jan-2022 by Martin Spry
Attract investors

Congratulations, you’ve attracted an “investor” to your online touchpoint!

Someone has found your website, social media post, ASX announcement, online report. What happens next might be the start of a wonderful relationship. Or just a brief fling!

To help understand what’s happening, we need to get inside the head of the investor visitor.

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5 reasons to review your website regularly

27-Jan-2022 by IRM
Website review regularly

Your website is a major representation of your company. That’s why monitoring your site is a must to keep it well maintained and attractive, especially to investors.

Regularly checking your website for any concerns will get it updated and relevant. This will result in a strong site that will help your business grow as it drives traffic and strengthens your Google rankings.

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Annual Report formats in the new digital frontier

15-Nov-2021 by IRM
Annual Report formats

Annual Reports are changing in the new normal where digital communication channels are increasingly preferred over traditional ones. As investors are more online now, companies are addressing the digital demand for information with new opportunities to get their messages across, even with their annual reports.

However, selecting the best annual report format can be tricky. Should you go for a printed document, an online interactive version, or a combination of both? Which medium is best for your organisation?

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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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