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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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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