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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Getting the most from your roadshow

Half yearly reporting season for ASX listed companies with a 30 June year end has just finished up. For IR Department, the start of March typically signals the time when our smaller ASX listed company clients would want to roadshow.  Some companies, however, will be deliberating over how important roadshows are.

March 7th, 2018 by IR Dept
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Why M&A is a major investment theme for 2018

Around 22,000 people attended the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference 2018 in San Francisco.

Australian broker Paul Kelly has attended the conference for the past five years. Speaking to Health Invest TV in an interview with IR Department's Managing Director, Jane Lowe, Paul gives you a first-hand account of what happens over the week.

March 5th, 2018 by IR Dept
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New LinkedIn features you should care about

LinkedIn plays a pivotal role in our communication strategies because it’s the biggest B2B social marketing platform out there.

Whether or not you should be using LinkedIn is a subject for another day – right now we just want to tell you about two new features that small to mid capped companies should care about.

February 28th, 2018 by IR Dept
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3 key things an analyst looks at when researching a small company

There is a reason ‘small cap’ specialists are engaged to invest in small cap stocks - there are some key areas of focus for small stock investing that are often taken for granted in large cap investing.

IR Department senior consultant John Burgess has almost 20 years’ experience as an analyst across a range of sectors and companies. John explores three key focus areas of analysis that differ between small and large cap stocks. If you're a small company, it pays to bear these in mind when undertaking investor relations. 

September 26th, 2017 by IR Dept
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How useful is independent research? Heard of MiFID II?

In this episode of Swings & Roundabouts, Marc Kennis of TMT Analytics and Stuart Roberts of NDF Research explore the wide-sweeping implications of MiFID II, particularly for company research.

June 7th, 2017 by IR Dept
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IR Department and DEC PR support Skyfii (ASX: SKF)

May 26th, 2017 by IR Dept
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Innovations, with David Langford

Today on Swings and Roundabouts, David Langford, Managing Director and Chief Investment Analyst with Long Lake Research speaks with Jane Lowe about contrarian investing and the need for Australian companies to innovate or get left behind. 

August 17th, 2016 by IR Department team
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IPOs with Patricia Doyle

August 15th, 2016 by IR Department team
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Market Report - with Matt Felsman

Today on Swings and Roundabouts, Matt Felsman, Client Advisor with APP Securities speaks with Jane Lowe about reporting season.  

August 11th, 2016 by IR Department team
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Introducing Swings and Roundabouts

IR Department is pleased to announce a new regular digital radio show, Swings and Roundabouts. 

August 1st, 2016 by IR Department team
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Putting on your PM hat

If you're marketing your business to funds, knowing what portfolio managers want to see and hear from you is of great importance.

June 2nd, 2016 by IR Department team
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Perspectives from the chair: An interview with David Gonski AC FAICDLife

Interesting piece from Australian Institute of Company Directors today - an interview with David Gonski.  

June 1st, 2016 by IR Department team
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