IR thoughts

26-Nov-2015

English is now a minority language. To attract the large set of potential investors whose first language is not English, companies must not only reach them with news and investment propositions, but also express themselves in the language that those people prefer to use. Here Tim McKinnon, founder of ABN Newswire, poses the question –  […]

27-Aug-2015
Here we look at the value in online reporting and the variety of online annual reports that IRM clients provide for their investors.   In our previous annual reporting posts, we provided some tips on how to best plan for the annual report process, and the important checks and balances to consider when creating reports. In today’s […]
11-Aug-2015

Earlier this year, the Australasian Investor Relations Association (AIRA) released the findings of a major survey it had conducted into online investor communications. Here, we cover some the survey highlights, with thanks to AIRA. The biennial AIRA Benchmarking Survey has revealed that 72% of companies are now either using social media or may do so in […]

3-Jul-2015
In June 2015, we managed to secure an invitation to an exclusive and entertaining investor forum, hosted by Livewire – a packed room of investors gathered to see industry experts engage in lively debate around various topical investment themes. Thanks to the Livewire team for allowing us to repost the video from the event, which […]
2-Jun-2015
More and more lately, we’re meeting companies that are having trouble keeping their investors updated in a timely manner. They have nice looking websites where something like WordPress is being used for content management. Mailchimp or Campaign Monitor sends ASX Announcements by email. The websites look ok, and have all the generalised tools behind them […]
2-Jun-2015

Brimming with inspiration from the recent TEDx talks in Sydney recently? Us too!  In case you missed the event, shared below are a couple of wrap-up articles that caught the eye of the IRM team. TEDx is the local variation of TED, the world-famous, not for profit speech series, devoted to spreading ideas.  Last Thursday, the Sydney TEDx event for 2015 was […]

18-May-2015

We live in a mobile, web enabled world. By the day, the number of people who are accessing websites using smart phones or tablets is increasing.  Watching this trend, good web developers sought to deliver a better experience for people using mobile devices, and “responsive web design” was born as a result. So what is responsive […]

8-Feb-2015

Once upon a time we had to own, configure, run, update and back up expensive servers in a complex hosting environment. As a Christmas present to itself and clients, in late 2014, IRM transformed its hosting environment: moving from the original complicated server setup, to a cloud based solution with Amazon Web Services. We are […]

15-Dec-2014

Late in 2014, the old O:\ drive, which was considered our trusty old, in-house file server was laid to rest, in favour of Dropbox for Business. While we remember O:\ drive fondly, we’ve not looked back as Dropbox has provided speed, efficiency and reliability at roughly the same cost as the energy bill for our […]

23-Nov-2014
In late 2014, IRM attended the annual conference for the preeminent industry body for investor relations in Australia – the Australasian Investor Relations Association (AIRA.) Here, AIRA CEO, Ian Matheson summarises the key takeaways from the conference that IR people should know. Following the 2014 annual AIRA conference, Ian Matheson summarised the top nine takeaway […]