Celebrating the winners in the inaugural ANZLF Trans-Tasman Innovation and Growth Awards

Kazia Therapeutics CEO, Dr James Garner and NZ PM, Jacinda Ardern and Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment

The IR Department team travelled to Auckland this week as a sponsor of the inaugural ANZLF Trans-Tasman Innovation and Growth Awards.

September 13th, 2019 by Gabriella Hold
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Making the best of every investor presentation – part two

In the second part of this series, our Managing Director, Jane Lowe shares more of her key tips to help you make the best of your investor presentation and achieving all-important cut though with your investor audience.

August 6th, 2019 by IR Department
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IR Department’s Jane Lowe honoured at Bioshares Red Hat Awards

The annual Bioshares Biotech Summit – a leading life sciences investment conference – was held in Queenstown, New Zealand on Friday, July 26 to Saturday, July 27.

July 30th, 2019 by IR Department
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Making the best of every investor presentation – part one

Investor meetings are a crucial part of the communications strategy for every ASX-listed company, whether it is to update existing investors on your corporate progress, meet new investors that you can potentially add to your register or a deal roadshow for a capital raise.

July 9th, 2019 by Jane Lowe
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Proudly partnering with ANZLF to foster innovation

IR Department is proud to announce our partnership with the Australia New Zealand Leadership Forum (ANZLF) Trans-Tasman Innovation & Growth Awards.

July 5th, 2019 by IR Department
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Media campaign with Professor Matt Dun to mark World Brain Tumour Day

This month, the IR Department team worked on a media campaign for our client, Kazia Therapeutics, to mark World Brain Tumour Day.

July 1st, 2019 by Gabriella Hold
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Meet the woman who changed the course of television history: Kay Koplovitz

In the latest in our series on female leaders, IR Department Account Director Gabriella Hold sat down with leading US entrepreneur, Kay Koplovitz. Kay is the first woman ever to head a television network as the founder and former CEO of USA Networks. Kay also created the business model for cable networks by introducing the concept of two revenue streams: licensing and advertising. Since 2000, she has been the Chairman of Springboard Enterprises: a non-profit organisation that fosters venture capital investments in women-led high growth companies. In this interview, Kay spoke about her experiences as a cable network pioneer and her advice for female and male entrepreneurs. 

May 24th, 2019 by Gabriella Hold
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World Ovarian Cancer Day

This World Ovarian Cancer Day, we are calling for greater awareness of one of the deadliest women’s cancers worldwide.

May 8th, 2019 by IR Dept
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International Women's Day - Sam Cobb

The team at IR Department decided to stretch out its spotlight on inspiring female leaders past the month of March.  Leading into the Easter long weekend, we wanted to share an inspiring read – an interview with our client, Sam Cobb, who is founding CEO of AdAlta Ltd and alumni of the SBE Australia program.

April 23rd, 2019 by IR Dept
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The woman I admire the most professionally… Jane Goodall

“The least I can do is speak out for those who cannot speak for themselves.”

March 14th, 2019 by IR Dept
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Inspirational women - Kate Hill

To mark International Women’s Day, IR Department Account Director Gabriella Hold sat down with Kate Hill, who is a Non-Executive Director across a number of listed company boards, and Company Secretary for our client, Kazia Therapeutics Ltd (ASX: KZA, NASDAQ: KZIA.)

March 8th, 2019 by IR Dept
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IRDs top Christmas picks - Part 4: Ilona Marchetta

Read - Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself, by Dr Joe Dispenza

December 18th, 2018 by IR Dept
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IRD's top Christmas picks - Part 3: Lauren Byrne

Fave Christmas tradition: 

This little tradition comes from my father’s side of the family which is… MINCE PIES!! My dad used to bake these with his mother in the winter months in England and they would keep their bellies warm before/during/after Christmas dinner or any other time they could sneak one out of the oven. Now during the silly season my two siblings, my father and I have a mince pie bake off every year which means we are never short of mince pies however always short on space for any other food. Of course, this tradition is never complete without t

December 17th, 2018 by IR Dept
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IRD's top Christmas picks - Part 2: Cherie Hartley

Best holiday movie: Love Actually

Without a doubt one of the best Christmas classics of all time and guaranteed to get you into the holiday spirit. It’s a favourite tradition of mine to watch this every year, and somehow it always manages to bring a tear and a smile simultaneously! Christmas cheer and cheesiness all mixed into one.

December 14th, 2018 by IR Dept
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IRD's top Christmas picks - Part 1: Jane Lowe.

Our present to you

We have had an outstanding year at IR Department.  We’ve worked with fantastic clients, we’ve had loads of new opportunities and have witnessed some great successes – from IPOs to rising share prices, to successful capital raises and media/comms outcomes.  It’s been pretty good all-round.

December 10th, 2018 by IR Dept
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Should small and microcap companies be using social media?

When used appropriately, social media can be an important communication channel for every business, and small caps are no exception.

We find that only a handful of our clients are still resistant to using social media; most conversations are centred around which platforms they should be on and how they could be better using them.

August 28th, 2018 by IR Dept
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What is a quarterly report and why you, as an investor, should read it

What is a quarterly report? Why do some companies produce a quarterly report and not others? How should investors interpret a quarterly report?

IR Department’s Investor Relations Specialist Glen Zurcher sat down with Tom Piotrowski recently to discuss quarterly reporting – technically referred to as an Appendix 4C / Appendix 5B - as part of the CommSec Executive Series.

July 17th, 2018 by IR Dept
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Key themes emerging in digital healthcare right now

Elementum Advisory Principal Philippa Lewis works predominantly with emerging Australian companies to build an investor-ready business.

In this interview with Health Invest TV, Phillipa talks to IR Department Managing Director Jane Lowe about effective business models, the traps she frequently sees young companies falling into, and the exciting start-ups she's working with right now.

June 4th, 2018 by IR Dept
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Innovating sleep apnoea care

Sleep apnoea is a potentially serious condition but only one in five patients are in care.

Oventus (ASX:OVN) is innovating sleep apnoea care with its patented airway design that creates a 'second nose'. Using CAD software to create a 3D drawing of the patient’s mouth and bite, Oventus uses 3D printing technology to manufacture these custom-made medical-grade mouthguards from titanium. 

April 2nd, 2018 by IR Dept
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