Oventus website takes investor communications to next level

Oventus website

When was the last time you communicated with investors?

Have you told them the milestones you’ve achieved since your last update?

Perhaps you’ve created more products. Or developed new partnerships.

Maybe you’ve hit your earnings targets. Or raised funds.

Your investor community would like to hear about all these accomplishments in your business.

And managing your communications doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, it can be simpler than how you do it now.

Take the case of Oventus Medical Ltd (ASX: OVN). The Australian medical device company offers a new treatment modality for obstructive sleep apnoea via its Airway Technology.

Oventus recently integrated the IRM Newsroom into its website to make it easier to connect with investors. This news aggregation and distribution tool now helps the company communicate to stakeholders about its ASX Announcements, financial reports and presentations.

Oventus has control over what news items are posted on its investor site. No need for a web developer to update this section of its web pages.

The company can also decide which messages are sent to its subscribers via email or its social media accounts. All these with just a click of a button.

What’s great about this is that Oventus didn’t have to change its main website to have this functionality. It just added pages to its existing site to upgrade its Investor Centre. With both corporate and investor websites on the same domain.

This strategy makes it less of a hassle in maintaining all information on the sites. It’s better for SEO results as well.

 

Oventus’ investor website was enhanced using Newsroom from IRM – Online Investor Communications Specialists. IRM were very pleased to work with Oventus on improving their investor communications capability.

You can try Newsroom for free to experience its time-saving features. Just tap this link for more info. Some FAQs are also available on this page.

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Redesign ramps up Riversdale Resources website

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Well-designed. User-friendly. Responsive.

That’s how clients and investors expect your website to be.

You can’t just have any site if you want the needs of your audience and business to be met.

Your website must be attractive, easily navigable and engaging.

And if a redesign is necessary to address that requirement, why not? The returns of having a fresh new online presence would be worth it.

Among companies attuned to this essential is Riversdale Resources Limited, an Australian incorporated coal development company.

Riversdale recently embarked on a website renovation to ramp up its online presence. The company is focused on hard steelmaking coal projects with the potential to be developed into mines supplying steelmaking coal into the seaborne market.

The makeover for Riversdale’s site resulted in more vivid images throughout the web pages. Showcasing its burgeoning operations and projects.

The new website also features the company’s blog. Sharing real-life stories and photos of how Riversdale is contributing in environmental programs and fundraisers.

More of its company news are found on its Newsletter page within the site. It’s where subscribers could sign up to receive regular updates in an informative and colourful spread.

Riversdale intends to strengthen its communications with stakeholders soon as it becomes listed on the ASX. Its website is equipped with the IRM Newsroom to quickly send out ASX Announcements and other news items to investors. It can also relay messages via email or social media channels.

Riverdale’s latest site also makes it easy for the company to connect with contractors and potential employees. It provides a form in its Contractors page, where contractors can submit information regarding transactions with the company. While its Careers section allows future team members to enlist through an application form.

 

Riversdale’s website was developed using HQi and Newsroom from IRM – Online Investor Communications Specialists. IRM were very pleased to work with Riversdale on enhancing their investor communications capability.

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Are you getting the most out of IRM Newsroom?

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Bet you didn’t know these neat tricks you can do with IRM Newsroom?

Yes, there’s more to this powerful tool than you benefit from.

Newsroom collects your company news and distributes them to your investors and stakeholder groups, right? It’s a great help in managing your news updates through your website, email and social media accounts with just a click of a button.

But that’s just the tip of the iceberg, so to speak. There’s a rich resource within Newsroom that’s waiting for you to tap into it.

Emails and subscriber groups

Did you know you could customise your email alert templates? This way you can choose the format that best represents your company when sending messages.

You can also create custom mailshots using the compose new mail feature. Great for sending batches of email to your subscriber groups. And you can add multiple subscriber groups for your various audiences.

Announcement pages

Why settle for boring announcement pages when you can update its design and layout? Part of keeping things fresh and relevant. You can even separate your announcements over multiple pages.

Keywords

Are you using keywords to tailor how your news is shared? Appointing specific keywords will determine how announcements will be sent out when the keywords are used in their title.

For example, you set “Presentation” as a keyword. Any announcements using that keyword in its title will go directly to the presentations page of your website, as you’ve prearranged it. It can go to a specific subscriber group or posted on your social media accounts, depending on your predetermined options.

PDF icons

Leave the guesswork behind. You can use PDF icons or thumbnails to show users what file they’ll be accessing.

Blog and other feeds

Why not feed your blog into Newsroom? This way you can easily share updates with your audience. You can also include other feeds as input sources, like ABN Newswire, Boardroom.Media, Financial News Network and Proactive Investors.

Social media

Take advantage of social media to amplify your news. Add your social media accounts to your distribution channels to reach a wider audience. You can also highlight social media icons in your website and email alerts to promote your profiles. More followers, more audience engagements.

 

If you need assistance with any of these features, please speak to us. We’d be glad to help you uncover these valuable functionalities.

 

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Why put things off? When you can ask for your free Newsroom trial today. For a demo or discussion on this tool, you may also reach us on +61 2 8705 5444 or clientrelations@irmau.com.

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Incremental Oil and Gas reinvents as Eon NRG

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Rebranding.

Many companies will do it at some point. For various reasons.

Particularly when its vision has expanded beyond its initial goals.

Perhaps you’re considering one too for your company?

Take a look at how Incremental Oil and Gas Limited (IOG) changed its name to carefully realign its new strategy. A progressive move forward to strengthen engagement with clients and investors.

IOG is now known as Eon NRG Limited (ASX:E2E), an energy company focused on identifying and profitably developing resources in North America.

The company announced the rebrand establishes a more aggressive approach to value accretion through more drilling. And it supports its aim of developing a broader range of opportunities in the energy sector.

Accordingly, Eon partnered with IRM to refresh its website in relation to the move. So its new company name, logo and ticker code were all updated in the site.

Colours and fonts were also modified in the web pages to match Eon’s latest corporate palette and style guide. Of course, content was amended to correspond with the rebrand as well.

You’ll see adjustments evident in Eon’s home page and projects overview. Even its email alert templates were attuned to the fresh look and game plan.

Eon’s investor section is gaining traction with its new ticker code reflected in ASX announcements and a preliminary final report. As the business advances, more information will be available in these pages, such as its annual reports.

 

Eon’s website was designed using HQi and Newsroom from IRM – Online Investor Communications Specialists. IRM were very pleased to work with Eon on reinforcing their investor communications capability.

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LPE secures innovative website

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Is your corporate website secure?

Most often, your website is your initial contact with customers and investors. And these critical business relationships can be compromised if your site isn’t safe.

A safe website provides a sense of security for your audience when they go through your pages. As your site becomes trusted, they won’t worry about signing up in forms or engaging in other activities there.

Take a look at the website of Locality Planning Energy Holdings Limited (ASX:LPE), an electricity supplier supporting strata communities. Discover how LPE took measures to secure its web pages.

LPE teamed up with IRM to install an SSL certificate in its site. This SSL certificate gives secure, encrypted communications between its website and its audience’s internet browsers. Providing privacy and data integrity for the site and its users’ personal information. Quite useful for LPE website’s bill payment function and other online forms.

This protective capability likewise boosts LPE website’s ranking in search engines. That’s because Google considers website security as a ranking factor. So, it gives LPE an advantage over competitors in search engines.

But LPE’s website is not just about security or Google ranking.

Check out its sleek design with eye-catching images of its target market, the strata communities. The website also showcases the company’s introductory video on its home page and other videos in its internal page.

Indeed, LPE puts a premium on connecting with its clients and stakeholders. That’s why its website utilises the IRM Newsroom, a unique news aggregation and distribution service. Newsroom allows LPE to publish a news item immediately, or after an approval, in one or more of chosen distribution channels. Whether it’s through website, email alerts or social media accounts.

And LPE isn’t shy about communicating its share price to investors through its web pages. With its share price and chart on its home page, investors can easily spot the company’s recent performance. This home page feature also leads to its Investor Centre where more investor info can be found.

Moreover, LPE website’s big footer contains quick links for easy navigation within the site. It gives access to the company’s online forms too. And directs followers to its Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook accounts.

Its services pages highlights logos of communities LPE now works with. While its customer pages feature testimonials describing clients’ good feedback on the company.

 

LPE’s website was designed using HQi and Newsroom from IRM – Online Investor Communications Specialists. IRM were very pleased to work with LPE on advancing their investor communications capability.

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Kasbah Resources asserts online presence

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A corporate website is vital in today’s digital business age.

Not having a site means losing business and investors to your competitors that have such online presence.

An online presence will not only enable customers to quickly find your products or services. It will also help potential investors, business partners and employees to easily learn about your company.

But it’s not enough to just have a website. If you want to be taken seriously, you must have a professional-looking site. It’s your best shot at making a good impression on your audience.

Look at how Kasbah Resources Limited (ASX:KAS) showed its audience and competitors that it meant business. Check out this mineral exploration and development company’s website. And see how it’s advancing its Achmmach Tin Project in the Kingdom of Morocco.

To showcase Kasbah’s performance, the site’s many features include its share prices and charts. Giving an indication of the company’s health. And reflecting investor perception of its capacity to generate profits.

Kasbah’s newly launched website has a videos page and image gallery to give investors a visually appealing presentation of its projects and operations. A brilliant way to grab its audience’s attention and provide great engagement.

And to further connect with its stakeholders, Kasbah’s site is geared with the IRM Newsroom. This investor communication service gathers news from different sources, such as ASX Announcements. Then it publishes them to various distribution channels, like its website and email alerts. What a time-saving way to keep investors in the loop!

Speaking of staying connected, Kasbah’s audience can follow its social media account easily through the LinkedIn button on its website. Now, followers won’t miss any updates from the company.

Also, a careers page was included in Kasbah’s site to reach out to potential team members. Another indication of the company’s growth as it expands and makes additions to its organisation.

 

Kasbah’s website was designed using HQi and Newsroom from IRM – Online Investor Communications Specialists. IRM were very pleased to work with Kasbah on enhancing their investor communications capability.

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Golden Rim momentum spurs website’s transformation

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A website redesign can be burdensome.

Or not.

Depending on your content management system (CMS).

It’s actually not as complicated if your CMS can step up to the challenge.

And it can be very advantageous. Especially when your redesign aims to reflect your company’s growth and to strengthen your online presence.

Just like the CMS that runs the website of Golden Rim Resources Ltd.

With its clever CMS, Golden Rim (ASX:GMR) was able to implement functional modifications to help its website work better in reaching its investor audience. The public exploration company is focused on developing its project portfolio through exploration and strategic acquisition.

Golden Rim’s website now highlights its share prices and charts, among other enhancements. This feature gives up-to-the-minute figures that indicate the company’s performance. It includes in depth price data with buy/sell depth, last sale, volume, peer information, indices and historical information.

The new website hyped up its audio-visual capabilities with a featured video on its home page and an image gallery of its projects in Burkina Faso and Chile. It also has a video multimedia page where investors can catch all videos on its projects and strategies.

Golden Rim’s website now maximises IRM Newsroom to strengthen connections with investors. It helps the company decide which news items are published to its website, sent to email subscribers and posted on social media.

And to amplify its audience reach, social media buttons were added to the updated site. These give immediate access to the Twitter and LinkedIn accounts of Golden Rim and help the company grow its following.

 

Golden Rim’s website was designed using the HQi content management system and Newsroom from IRM – Online Investor Communications Specialists. IRM were very pleased to work with Golden Rim on boosting their investor communications capability.

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Introducing the Newsroom App – Manage your investor communications while on the go

Newsroom App

You won’t be needing a desktop for this.

Nope. Not even a laptop.

Because you can now send investors ASX announcements or company news from your phone or tablet through the IRM Newsroom App.

Newsroom App enables you to instantly tap into Newsroom from your mobile devices. Perfect for staying connected with investors even when you’re on the move.

It’s a much quicker alternative than mobile web browsing for Newsroom. Since it only takes a second to launch this app. No need to launch a web browser, type in a URL and wait for the site to load.

Once you’ve accessed your Newsroom account, you’ll be able to update your website with latest news for stakeholders. You can even transmit emails to your subscribers and tweet or post in LinkedIn with the click of a button.

You’ll have control over which messages are relayed in the channels you choose – website, email or social media. You can decide by type of news or an individual news item.

This application is free with the Newsroom Premium plans under the Newsroom Corporate or Enterprise Plan. The plans’ features include:

  • Email Alerts service, such as on-site registration, uploading distribution lists and more
  • Use of any number of separate web pages for the website, automatically updated by Newsroom Distribution channels
  • Provision of custom mailshots, email subscriber groups, auto publishing on social media accounts
  • Integration with WordPress blogs as well as third-party news sources, such as Boardroom Media, Proactive Investors, ABN Newswire and FNN

Newsroom App is available on both iOS and Android. For iOS, just go to the App Store on your mobile and search for “IRM Newsroom.” You can also use this link to download the app. For Android, look for “IRM Newsroom” in the Play Store or click here to download it.

 

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All systems go for newly-listed Carawine Resources

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The bell has rung. And you’re no longer an unlisted company.

Will your investors see you as an amateur new IPO or a full scale ASX-listed company from Day 1?

Carawine Resources Limited (ASX:CWX) was able to manage that transition with a professional online investor presence throughout the process. The exploration company has settled into being a listed company with a primary focus to explore for, and ultimately develop mineral deposits within Australia.

Carawine now confidently communicates with investors through its website, with a little help from IRM.

To start off, a quick review of the entire site’s content was done to fine tune any words that were more relevant to the IPO process than to a listed company. Content updates were also conducted on certain sections, such as the corporate governance and announcements page.

Carawine’s home page was modified to de-emphasise its prospectus and listing process. The company’s latest ASX Announcements are now highlighted in the page as well as its share price, which was set up in internal pages too.

An investor welcome page was designed and built to address Carawine’s investor community – people who have invested or might invest or might influence other investors. Its pages for annual, quarterly and half yearly reports remain hidden for now but are ready for use soon as information would become available.

The company’s website is fully equipped to keep stakeholders informed with its activities by regularly distributing news. Plus, its footer was upgraded with new helpful links and a search bar.

 

Carawine’s website was designed using HQi and Newsroom from IRM – Online Investor Communications Specialists. IRM were very pleased to work with Carawine on establishing their investor communications capability.

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Step into Navigator’s brand-new website

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Discover the latest features in Navigator’s investor-focused website.

 

That feeling when you walk into an impressive corporate headquarters.

It’s not just the minimalist or no-nonsense look of the office. It’s the professional vibe that makes you want to do business with the company.

Much like how a well-designed website works. Once you enter its home page, you’d want to explore the rest of the site to see how you can engage with the establishment.

That’s the idea behind the new website of Navigator Global Investments Limited. Navigator (ASX:NGI) is the listed Australian holding company for US-based asset manager Lighthouse Investment Partners LLC.

Navigator teamed up with IRM to transform its old website into a fully-equipped modern platform that best represents its organisation. The company was able to use certain content from its former site with valuable enhancements added.

Starting with the design, Navigator picked out new colours and images to suit the site’s contemporary style. Then extra features were built in to boost the functionality of the web pages.

Quick links on the site’s home page include Navigator’s share prices and charts for easy access to stakeholders. Clicking the share prices box will direct you to the company’s Shareholder Centre where more investor information can be located.

Navigator’s latest news are also within reach from the home page. Selecting that quick link will lead you to the company’s Newsroom, offering other updates and financial reports.

What’s more, Navigator can immediately distribute ASX announcements and news items to investors through the site’s content management system (CMS). This user-friendly CMS enables the company to choose which messages to send and where to forward them – via website, email or social media channels. In just one click.

Navigator website on mobile
Navigator’s responsive website operates smoothly on various devices.

 

The Navigator website was developed using HQi and Newsroom from IRM – Online Investor Communications Specialists. IRM were very pleased to work with Navigator on this inspiring design of their investor communications capability.

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IRM Newsroom upgrades to expand access, affordability

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IRM announces cheaper, easier access to an improved IRM Newsroom, a powerful news and media aggregation and distribution tool for ASX-listed companies.

How good is this!

For 2018, Newsroom introduced new features to help companies like you better communicate with investors. Now there’s more access and economical plans for this popular service.

You can cost-effectively get your ASX Announcements published on your channels within a minute of the release – reliably, accurately, with almost no effort, and remain completely in control.

Key new initiatives include:

Low Prices

You can implement IRM Newsroom for a fixed implementation cost of $1500. And there are cheaper and more flexible ongoing plans – access is from as little as $85 per month.

Incorporate into any website

Keep your website, upgrade the news on it. Newsroom’s published web content can be incorporated into any website, not just IRM websites. Various technical integration methods will be provided for you, depending on the nature of your site. You’ll be able to easily add your feeds and be up and running before too long.

For IRM HQi websites, there is a tight integration with HQi as part of a common content management system.

Slick social media and blog features

Newsroom provides the ability to automatically post tweets and news items, including ASX Announcements, to Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook as soon as they are published. Post just the announcement, or add to it with your chosen wording.

Clients with YouTube channels for their videos can have a dedicated page on their website, hosted by Newsroom or HQi. That page can provide the list of videos, perhaps a “brief” about each, and a link to the YouTube piece. Then email, post and display your new video from right there within Newsroom.

There’s a new built-in blogging system in Newsroom too. It’s where you can easily tell your story with blog posts including specified keywords, featured images, briefs, and more, for immediate distribution through all your Newsroom channels.

Additional news sources

Newsroom connects to feeds such as your ASX Announcements and monitors for releases that include your ticker code. It can also link to your WordPress Blogs as well as media outlets, including Boardroom.Media, Proactive Investors, Financial News Network and ABN Newswire. Or create your own news piece right there.

Select the right distribution

You have complete control of the news you publish. You can post to all channels, such as your website, email subscribers and social media accounts. Or you can set up different defaults by type of news and override them for particular pieces. All entirely up to you.

Easy to use

You can decide on functions that are really simple to use or very sophisticated ones. For instance, you can have a choice of automatic publishing or a one-click authorise process to publish news. Or you can opt for simple editing to change distribution per message.

Free Trial

Try before you buy with a free trial for initial access. Just fill out this form and we’ll send you all the information you need to get your feeds on your website as soon as possible.

In conclusion, Newsroom’s new features make it even easier for you to publish all your news – update your website, send to email subscribers and post to social media channels. Helping you keep investors and stakeholders informed immediately as the news happens.

 

Now it’s your move

Ask for your free Newsroom trial today. You may also contact us on +61 2 8705 5444 or clientrelations@irmau.com for a discussion or demo.

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Alkane bolsters online presence with new website

Nowadays, more investors research the Web for businesses they’re looking into.

That’s why companies have websites that not only cater to consumers or clients. They also create webpages that address investor needs. Where their company can provide information and gain the credibility investors seek.

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Alkane’s custom website design showcases vivid colours and images that go with relevant content.

 

To strengthen its online presence, Alkane Resources Ltd recently launched a website with the help of IRM. Alkane is an ASX and OTCQX (US) listed multi-commodity mining and exploration company. Its projects and operations are located in the Central West of New South Wales, eastern Australia.

Alkane gave directions on the colours, images and content for its custom website design. The site details the company’s essential facts and figures spread over 120 pages. And these pages can simply be modified using a WordPress integration within its content management system. What a convenient way to update the website and provide current info for stakeholders.

In fact, the site’s features include sections for Alkane’s ASX announcements and latest news that are easily spotted from the home page. It’s a quick way to keep investors in the loop regarding the company’s projects and developments.

Other ways of staying connected with investors are Alkane’s social media buttons highlighted at the top of the website. These make certain the company is able to communicate with followers through Twitter or LinkedIn.

Alkane’s site also delivers a large footer, offering all its sections as a handy reference. An email subscription form can be found in this section as well. So investors can receive updates from the company directly to their inboxes.

Moreover, the site is equipped with Google analytics and SEO capability. Allowing it to respond well to Alkane’s nominated keywords. This function helps ensure the company ranks highly in search engines and is easy to find online.

Alkane website on mobile
Alkane’s website looks good and functions smoothly on both desktop and mobile devices.

 

The Alkane website was created using HQi and Newsroom from IRM – Online Investor Communications Specialists. IRM were very pleased to work with Alkane on this inspiring design of their investor communications capability.

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Ausgold sharpens website with key facets

Your company website is essential.

It’s where your investor community establishes their first impression on you. And it’s a way to keep in touch with them too.

Understandably, investors would most likely consider a company with a well-designed and easy-to-use site. For it assures them that the business is growing. Abreast with latest trends and technologies.

That’s why it’s strategic for your website to have the capacity to expand with your business. It should be able to have additional features and functionalities without the need to rebuild the whole site.

It’s possible with a supportive content management system running your web pages. Just take a look at how Ausgold Limited (ASX: AUC) was able to enhance its site.

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Ausgold’s enhanced website reflects the company’s growing business.

 

Ausgold is a Perth-based gold exploration and development company with a suite of projects in some of Australia’s most prospective mineral provinces. The company recently updated its website with brand-new images and content to reflect its current business strategy and projects.

Ausgold’s redesigned website puts forward its top priority – developing its Katanning Gold Project outside the South West Yilgarn region. Information and maps of this venture are efficiently provided in the site where you can also find the company’s other exploration projects in Western Australia and Queensland.

Ausgold’s latest website also reflects how the company prioritises its communications with investors. Its share prices and charts as well as gold prices are now more visible in the site, among other enhancements.

Through the website, Ausgold has full control of which news items are immediately published on the site, sent to email subscribers and posted on social media. Enabling the company to easily connect with stakeholders through multiple online touchpoints.

A LinkedIn button leading to its corporate profile is prominently located at the top of the site too. Another way to widen its audience reach as it adds followers to its company page.

Ausgold website on tablet
The improved site makes it easy for Ausgold to quickly relay news to investors.

 

The Ausgold website is delivered using HQi and Newsroom from IRM – Online Investor Communications Specialists. IRM were very pleased to work with Ausgold on this exciting update of their investor communications capability.

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IRM Help Centre: Out with the old, in with the new

You’ve been there before.

You searched a website and found yourself time-warped. How disappointing to land on an outdated webpage!

It’s not just about the look and feel of the site. Its content and navigation should also be up-to-date and user-friendly. Agree?

This is crucial. Especially if you’re looking up a support site or help centre for your website. Would be a hassle to access a self-service support option that’s old-looking and clunky.

You prefer a do-it-yourself approach to resolving issues and answering your own questions. That’s why having a help centre that’s very convenient to use is such an advantage.

IRM Help Centre home page
Helpful features go with the new look of IRM’s Help Centre.

 

At IRM, we’re always trying to improve what we do. And what better way to start the year than with a new look and features for our IRM Help Centre!

Check out the fresh new layout of our Help Centre. Its modern design is easy on the eyes and effortless to navigate. Its features have also been upgraded to assist you in moving around more quickly. Here are some of the latest functions added for you.

1. An easy-to-spot search bar.

Is there a particular topic you need a hand on? Like the steps to upload a PDF? Or how to add a page?

Just use the search bar at the top of the Help Centre page to find what you need. Type in your key words and hit enter. You’ll get a list of useful links to choose from.

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A screen shot of the new search bar in Help Centre.

 

2. A handy list of HQi and Newsroom user topics.

The most common HQi and Newsroom user topics are now within your reach. Like how to use Newsroom or how to edit content. Just select the subject you want more detail on and you’ll be led to the page you need.

Common topics
This list will help you find practical topics HQi and Newsroom users access.

 

3. A tutorial video on social media accounts registration.

Sometimes watching how something’s done is easier than reading how to get it done. For those handling social media channels, our Help Centre home page currently has a tutorial on “How to Unregister and Re-register your Social Media Accounts.” This video helps you manage links of social media profiles in Newsroom, enabling you to tweet and post simultaneously with just one click.

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Here’s how the tutorial video section appears on Help Centre’s home page.

 

4. A Newsroom free trial section

Want to try IRM Newsroom? Here’s your chance to try it out. You can now get a free 30-day Newsroom trial from the Help Centre.

Newsroom is a powerful news and media aggregation and distribution tool for ASX-listed companies like yours. It allows you to easily communicate to investors and other stakeholders across multiple online touchpoints, immediately. Learn more about it here.

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In Help Centre, you can click on the orange button to start your free Newsroom trial.

 

5. Quick links to contact IRM Support.

It’s even more convenient to reach us with these quick links. Feel free to use “Open Chat” for a live chat with one of our IRM support team members.

If you’d rather shoot us an email, click on the “Send an Email” box. We’ll do our best to respond to your email within 24 hours.

Or tap the “Give Us a Call” button, if you’d prefer to discuss your concerns with us. We’d be happy to listen to your queries and provide assistance.

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Help Centre now offers you 3 quick ways to reach IRM Support.

 

6. An IR ideas section with supportive IRM blogs.

Improving your website and investor communications is a continuous endeavour. You’ll need to constantly be in step with ideas and techniques to remain relevant to your audience. So we added links to valuable blog posts that can support you with that.

Popular topics
This new ideas section will give you tips and tricks to help you stay on top of your investor relations efforts.

 

There you have it.

If you haven’t explored our new Help Centre, now is a good time to have a go at it. Let us know what you think. Email support@irmau.com or click on the Help Centre quick links we noted above in #5.

Visit www.irmau.com for more details.

 

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Phoslock website gets up to speed with latest design

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Phoslock’s website provides new features that go with its new style.

 

It’s not just getting a new look.

A website redesign is about directing more visitors to your site. Expanding your reach. Tweaking your audience interactions. So they’ll engage more in your business.

As your business grows, so refreshing your site is inevitable. You’d have to bring it up to date with your current goals and milestones achieved, right? You’d need to showcase how your company continues to progress since you first launched or last updated your website.

A site revamp is a great way to shift your site into a more powerful online tool that drives your business forward. And this is how Phoslock Water Solutions Limited (ASX: PHK) was able to do it with ease.

Phoslock provides innovative water technologies and engineering solutions to manage nutrients and other water pollutants. The company recently teamed up with IRM to introduce a new look and features to its site.

To start off the redesign process, a design and styling discussion took place where the Phoslock team expressed their thoughts on how they wished their site to be restructured. This design discussion was turned into a brief for the IRM design team.

Phoslock chose an option from the designs presented and once the new colours, images and layouts were approved the IRM team began building the test link for the new site.

Phoslock’s updated site now offers more promo boxes for quick access to specific sections, such as its company overview and environmental certifications. The company’s share prices and charts are also highlighted on its home page. A handy reference for investors.

The website currently hosts a large footer with a site map that lists all sections, like as its Investor Centre and Media page. Speaking of communicating with investors, the website enables Phoslock to easily reach stakeholders across multiple online touchpoints. The company can decide which news items are immediately published to the website, sent to email subscribers and posted on social media.

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Phoslock’s highlighted share prices and charts are just some of the features in the latest site.

 

The Phoslock website is delivered using HQi and Newsroom from IRM – Online Investor Communications Specialists. IRM were very pleased to work with Phoslock on this exciting refreshing of their investor communications capability.

Please visit our IRM website for more information by clicking here.

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More ASX-listed Companies Enjoy IRM Newsroom

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Newsroom helps companies quickly send their news to stakeholders via different channels.

 

Just a quick shout out to celebrate more ASX-listed clients using IRM Newsroom, our news delivery tool!

Through Newsroom, over 125 companies are now enjoying immediate distribution of ASX announcements to their websites, email subscribers and social media channels.

In fact, we’re happy to report that Newsroom currently delivers more than 600 ASX announcements per month to over 120,000 subscribers. That’s more than 484,000 emails per month, based on November stats!

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Here’s how fast Newsroom works for its users. When an ASX Announcement is lodged via ASX Online or a news article about the company is published, Newsroom instantly sends an automated email alert to such company. Then the company just releases the item to its selected online distribution channels. All in a click of a button. It’s that easy.

Our goal is to empower companies with a hassle-free way of connecting with stakeholders. That’s why Newsroom’s features offer more than just prompt dissemination of news.

It facilitates a choice of automated or one click authorise process to release announcements. And it gives simple editing features that allow you to change your messaging per announcement.

What’s more, Newsroom enables flexible options to vary distribution channels for each announcement. It can also add extra news from corporate blogs and several third-party news sources.

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Newsroom’s features make news delivery stress-free.

 

If you’re not yet on Newsroom, perhaps you’d like to try it out? Just click here to find out more about our free trial.

Please visit our IRM website for more information by tapping this link.

If you’d like to check out some of our ASX-listed clients, please go to this page.

Or if you’d like to chat with one of our account managers, please call +61 2 8705 5444 (Sydney) or email clientrelations@irmau.com.

 

How Companies Use Social Media to Reach Investors

Social media is making an impact on Australian investment decisions.

Information ASX-listed companies relay through social media can “unintentionally influence” investor decisions, according to a recent study by Victoria University’s Dr. Maria Prokofieva.

In fact, more Australian businesses are now tapping into social media, Dr. Prokofieva noted in an ABC News article. Companies are catching the attention of stakeholders through this digital space. And as investors are engaged, companies are able to direct them to making positive investment decisions.

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More Australian businesses are now adopting social media to connect with investors.

 

Smaller companies stand to gain the most benefits in social media use, Dr. Prokofieva added. These businesses could draw on platforms such as Twitter to connect with investors. Helping make up for their lack of analyst and media coverage, unlike their larger counterparts.

Read on for some practical ideas on using social media, as your ASX-listed peers do…

1. Choose the social media channel that fits your business

Not all social media platforms are alike. Each has a specific design for relaying information. That’s why it’s important to get the right ones that serve your investor relations needs.

For instance, Twitter is often utilised to share financial results and corporate news. This info is the kind that companies usually distribute in traditional formats, like formal reporting and press releases.

Want to see how some companies are doing it? Check out the following screenshots from our clients’ social media accounts:

Horizon Oil tweets
Horizon Oil’s tweet about their investor presentation and operations update.

 

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LNG’s tweet about an executive’s video interview on certain projects.

 

As we’ve previously discussed, Twitter has been an active touchpoint for investors in the country, and for overseas investors in Australian companies. Some brokers, journalists and news services have started using $cashtags to track stocks and companies.

LinkedIn is popularly tapped for staff recruitment. But just like Facebook, LinkedIn can also be employed for company updates and industry developments.

Of course, there are many other platforms you can take up, like YouTube and Instagram. Ultimately, it would be best to pick the ones that match your communication needs. YouTube feeds can now also be integrated in your Newsroom setup as an input channel, making it easier to instantly notify investors when you upload your new videos.

2. Select the news you want to share on social media

Investors put great importance on annual reports and other news companies provide. And they see corporate websites as the most valuable information source for these announcements.

So, it’s a good idea to share a line or two about your news, then include the link to the main source that’s posted on your website. That way investors could find your site and read your announcements there and you drive more traffic back to your site where a whole wealth of information about your company lives.

What are companies like yours tweeting or posting? A wide range of updates that would be of interest to stakeholders. Quarterly and annual reports. Appointments to the board or executive team. Developments on operations or projects. Industry regulations or advancements. Just to name a few.

Rent's LinkedIn post
Rent’s LinkedIn post shared current trends related to their sector.

 

4. Engage with your investors on social media

As you’re tweeting or posting updates, be prepared to engage with your audience. Followers may like your post, comment on it, or even share it with others. This is ideal as it facilitates growth in your investment community.

Don’t forget to add links in your posts to lead investors to your website. Once directed there, provide them sign-ups for subscription to your email alerts, or to register to your upcoming AGM. Perhaps you can point them to your Investor Centre for more facts and figures. Or to present a video of your latest exploration. Take advantage of these possibilities to connect and showcase who you are and what you do.

These exchanges could help give you an idea on how investors see your brand. It could boost traffic to your site too.

Admedus Facebook post
Admedus shared recent AGM photos on Facebook.

 

In conclusion, companies like yours are adopting social media to help investors stay informed. How to start using it? First, you need to determine the appropriate platforms to utilise. Next, you have to relay the right messages. Then, engage with investors as they connect with you.

Want to discuss further?

We’d be happy to chat with you about basic social media strategies. We can even help set up your social media accounts and company pages.

We also have tools to easily publish news to social media. IRM Newsroom makes it easy for companies like yours to have a basic presence on Twitter around ASX Announcements and other news. Click here to try it for free.

Let us know how we can help. Call us on +61 2 8705 5444 or email clientrelations@irmau.com.

You can go to www.irmau.com for more information too.

 

 

Communicate with Investors in 3 Quick Ways

Investors today are more connected and more tech-savvy. They expect you to communicate more company updates regularly. And without delay.

Thankfully, there are many online tools now to meet that need. In fact, with the right tools, communicating with investors can be such a breeze. Here are 3 quick ways to connect with them:

IRM Newsroom will help you communicate with investors
Your website, email and social media channels are some of the key tools in investor communications.

1. Communicate via website

This is a no-brainer. You’re making all your announcements available here, right? Your webpage should be easily updated to include all your current news. It should be mobile friendly too. Remember, your tech-savvy investors are always on their phones and tablets. If you’re having trouble with this, we can help you with a framework that can be managed conveniently. Even without the help of a web developer.

However, you can’t be too sure all your shareholders go to your site regularly, can you?

2. Communicate via email

So send your announcements via email too. How many subscribers do you have? Hundreds? Thousands? This way you’ll get your news to all their inboxes. Hopefully, you’re able to manage your subscribers list well so you don’t miss anyone.

Just to make sure all your bases are covered, do the next step.

3. Communicate via social media

Why not? The number of businesses using social media is on the rise nowadays. You see, more companies are seeing a great potential in these channels when they’re used in the right way. Tweeting or posting your updates in LinkedIn or Facebook will expand your investor audience too. We’ve mentioned this before when we’ve spoken about touchpoints! Make sure you’re communicating with investors where they are, more on that here.

IRM Newsroom helps you easily communicate with investors
The IRM Newsroom can help you do all 3 methods in a click of a button.

 

So there you have it.

You must leverage your website, email and social media channels to immediately connect with investors. Pretty simple when you think about it.

Wait. What if there’s a way to do all 3 in one easy step?

Consider IRM Newsroom. It’s a powerful news and media aggregation and distribution tool for any company wishing to effectively communicate with its investor community. With this system, you can control which news items are published to your investor website, sent to email subscribers and posted on social media.

A free trial version of IRM Newsroom is available now. How about giving it a go? See how it will help you more easily communicate with investors.

 

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Want to get the IRM Newsroom trial version?

Call +61 2 8705 5444 (Sydney) to start your free trial version of IRM Newsroom or for a demo on how it works. You can also email us at clientrelations@irmau.com or visit www.irmau.com for more details.

 

 

How to Write a Blog Post via IRM Newsroom

When was the last time you connected with your investors? Communicating with shareholders is undeniably a vital element of a well-managed ASX-listed company. And a corporate blog is a simple yet direct channel you can use to meet this communication need.

A company blog is a user-friendly platform that empowers a business to engage with the investor community, including current and potential stockholders. Think of it as a short thoughtful letter that contains timely and relevant information to your stakeholders. It’s also a reliable source of data where venture capitalists and angel investors can consider a prospective investment in your business.

Corporate blog
A corporate blog is a simple yet direct channel you can use to communicate with investors.

 

In addition, your blog would bring more traffic to your website and more links necessary for SEO, especially if you include social media sharing in your site. This significant traffic will result in an increased awareness amongst your investor audience.

So how do you write a blog post? Here are 3 quick steps on writing one and promptly sharing it hassle-free through the IRM Newsroom.

Step #1: Strategize your blog post

Before you begin writing, understand your target audience, that is, your existing shareholders and possible investors. Intentionally set them in mind as you organise your thoughts and compose your write-up. Imagine speaking to them through your blog post.

Next, select a topic and a working title for your post, then make an outline of what you’ll be talking about. In your outline, don’t forget to give an intro that would grab the reader’s attention and state the purpose of your piece.

Blog post via IRM Newsroom
IRM Newsroom is integrated with popular blog app WordPress to facilitate a smooth blogging experience on your website.

 

Step #2: Write your blog post

With your outline as a guide, write in a reader-friendly style to ensure investment or industry-specific topics are easy to understand. Include links, photos, videos or presentations to support your subject matter and enhance your article. A call-to-action section at the end of your blog post would be helpful to indicate what you want your audience to do after reading it, such as checking out your company’s products or reaching out to your team. Remember to edit or proofread your article and adjust your formatting. Finalise your title to one your subscribers can’t miss as well.

Newbie at blogging? No worries! WordPress and IRM Newsroom can help. Our proprietary tool is a powerful news and media aggregation and distribution application. It is integrated with popular blog app WordPress to facilitate a smooth blogging experience on your website. This combined capability allows you to simply layout your post, schedule when you want it published, leverage SEO features and distribute to your audience using IRM Newsroom.

Step #3: Share your blog post via IRM Newsroom

Once you’re ready to share your blog post, simply utilise the IRM Newsroom to instantly publish your piece in your website. At the same time, you can use IRM Newsroom to simultaneously send the post via email to subscribers or as a link in your social media channels, like Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook. Such a time-saving means to communicate to stakeholders with ease!

Moreover, if you want your audience to get used to checking your website for new blog posts, regularly schedule your posts; whether it be weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. Sharing your write-ups through social media helps alert them about your latest news too.

Writing a blog post with IRM Newsroom
IRM Newsroom can instantly share your blog post via website, email and social media channels.

 

Considering a blog to connect with investors?

IRM Newsroom can easily integrate with your website to provide a trouble-free blogging platform for you. Click this link to check out our plans and prices that would best match your business.

For faster service, call our IRM Client Relations Team at +61 2 8233 6168 (Sydney) or email us at clientrelations@irmau.com to discuss your options.

Read more about the benefits of blogging for business here. Or visit www.irmau.com for more details.

IRM HQi Release Notes 5.0

Seen the new design of our upgraded HQi content management system? How about the advanced features we’ve added to help you more easily manage your webpage?

Read on to get details of several enhancements we’ve made. Or email support@irmau.com if you’d like more information or would like to request a demo on these new features.

A New Look for HQi

We’ve revamped HQi’s design to give it a more contemporary yet corporate look. Click here to see the latest features that allow you to view your up-to-the-minute announcements, number of subscribers and users, among other upgrades.

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Easier Manual Upload in Newsroom

You can now choose exactly where you’d like to publish your company news direct from the Manual Upload input screen. You can then publish from the Pending section after you’ve uploaded your announcement.
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YouTube and Shopify Integration

Talk about expanding your market reach! Newsroom now allows you to share your YouTube videos to your subscriber groups. You can also update them on new products or blog posts in Shopify.

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Smoother Social Media Links

A preview of your post is now available when you share news in Twitter, LinkedIn or other social media channels. No need to double check how the update would appear in your selected channel.

Downloadable Showcase List

You can now export your Showcase entries from HQi. This helps facilitate a trouble-free way of sharing or managing your data.

Showcase list

Data Specifics in Showcase Addresses

Sometimes false results come up when you include addresses through longitude and latitude details. No worries! You can now use the free text method for clarity of data.

Spell Check in Editor

Did you know you can now spell check your posts in Editor? You’ll know you have a misspelling when the red line appears under incorrect words. Less stressful writing!

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Trackable Links on List Pages

All external links on list pages are now trackable, not just PDF links.

Smarter Custom Mail Section

We cleaned up the Custom Mail section to give you a more efficient method of handling your company announcements.

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Job Summary on Career Page

The Career Page now has a summary section where you can give a brief introduction of your specific job posting. This field can include a sentence or two of primary details about the vacancy.

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Support Request Upgrades

You can now approve and edit proposed tasks from our Support team. It’s a great way to have us get started on the suggestions that will improve your website.

IRM revamps HQi with advanced features

Generated excellent financial results during the last quarter? Perhaps you’re expanding your business to a new area or strengthening your team with experts?

Investors want to be promptly informed about your company’s latest news. And what better way to keep them in the loop than through an updated website showcasing your growth!

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IRM understands enhancing your website is vital to that growth process. That’s why we continually upgrade our HQi content management system to fully support your advancements and help you easily manage your web page.

IRM’s innovative HQi content management system features a user-friendly dashboard that allows you to control content, without the help of a web developer. The latest upgrade allows you to view your up-to-the-minute announcements, number of subscribers and users, among other features.

The redesigned HQi also highlights new lists that indicate most recent updates on your website. There are more quick links now too so you can briefly find content you need to modify.

The enhanced HQi includes the IRM Newsroom, the leading software that helps ASX-listed companies communicate with investors. Newsroom is equipped with social media enabling, mail reporting as well as email alerts management.

Want to make your website more relevant to investors?

We’d love to help you to get started on recreating your web page! Email our IRM Client Relations Team today at clientrelations@irmau.com or call us at +61 2 8233 6168 (Sydney).

Browse through our plans and prices to see what would fit your needs or enquire for a quote on your desired site.

You can also check out our growing list of satisfied clients or visit www.irmau.com for more details.

IRM Newsroom by the numbers

Investors want the news. Now.

Investors progress through their investor journey, moving from stranger to advocate, based on decisions triggered mainly by news. When you have news, get it to investors wherever they are – websites, emails, social media, news distribution channels. Do it immediately using IRM Newsroom.

The infographic below shows the impact of Newsroom so far!

We wanted to provide an insight to show just how robust our Newsroom system really is. Every day our software works hard to ensure your important ASX announcements (and other types of news and media) are distributed to your dedicated subscribers across multiple channels as quickly as possible.

Here’s five ways IRM Newsroom allows you to enhance your communication of news to investors:

  1. Do it Now. Immediate distribution of ASX announcements to your website, email subscribers and social media channels.
  2. Automated, or not. Choice of automated or one click authorise process to publish news, immediately, based on the type of announcement.
  3. Tailor the message. Simple editing features to change messaging for each announcement and news channel
  4. Choose distribution. Flexible options to change distribution channels per announcement
  5. Expand Reach. Ability to add extra feeds such as Boardroom Media, Proactive Investors etc

IRM Newsroom also manages your email subscribers list, right there from your website. It integrates with any website and particularly well with WordPress and IRM HQi.

 

IRM Newsroom

Introducing

IRM Newsroom

Your investors want the latest information as soon as it’s published.

Our flexible and robust communication tools give you the ability to grow your stakeholder database while keeping them informed with your latest announcements.

Benefits of

IRM Newsroom

  • Immediate distribution of ASX announcements to your website, email subscribers and social media channels.
  • Choice of automated or one click authorise process to release announcements.
  • Simple editing features to change messaging per announcement.
  • Flexible options to change distribution channels per announcement.
  • Add extra news from your company blog and various third party news sources.

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The Numbers

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93,000*

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500*

ASX Announcements delivered per month

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300,000*

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Enjoying IRM Newsroom is easier and cheaper than you think.

To find out more about how IRM Newsroom can save you time, contact Martin Spry at martin.spry@irmau.com or phone: 02 8233 6168.

For even more information about IRM Newsroom, feel free to view our IRM Newsroom FAQ’s here.

IRM HQi 4.5 Release Notes

We’re happy to announce another new release of our software – HQi 4.5 is here. As usual we’ve been busy behind the scenes adding new features and improving the staples. If you have any questions regarding the new update or would like to arrange a demo, please feel free to get in touch.

Read on to discover what’s new and what’s changed…

Social Media Token Expiration Notifications

IRM Newsroom has the ability to publish your announcements and other news to Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter.

The security and privacy settings at these companies require you to login again every 90 days, which means you’ll have to relink Newsroom to your account at the same time when this security token expires.

If you try to publish news to a social media account where you’ve been logged out, we’ll send you a friendly reminder email to let you know that you’ll just need to hop in and log on again to re-establish the connection.

Simple Form for Email Sign Ups

We now offer the ability for a simple sign up form that can be integrated almost anywhere on your site.

Sometimes visitors will not want to fill in lots of details as part of a sign up so this can allow them to simply add their email address to receive updates. We know that investors go through an investor journey before they decide to invest in your company and signing up for your email alerts is a crucial step – make sure it’s easy for them to do so.

Here’s a nice example from the new Thorn Group website:

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IRM Newsroom Menu Items

We’ve moved some of the dashboard menu items together so that the elements regarding your ASX announcements can be found under the Newsroom module.

What’s changed?

All that has changed is that we’ve moved the Upload Historically and Edit Announcement options from their own section so they now sit within the IRM Newsroom module.

The functionality is the same, it’ just a bit of housekeeping on our side.

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IRM Newsroom to handle multiple ticker codes

Newsroom can now run multiple ticker feeds and use different distribution channels for each.

Ideal for clients such as property trusts that deal with more than one listed fund. These can now be managed through one content management system, making it easier for the end user to control all of their announcements.

Add http & https dropdown in redirect page setting

On redirect pages, you can now choose from http or https from the dropdowns.

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Image galleries – ability to add individual alt tags

Image alt tags are great for SEO. Now you can add and edit these more easily for each individual image via the content management system.

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Ability to view list pages with unapproved content from HQi

When adding items to list pages you can now preview the list page itself with your unpublished item shown.

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We’re proud to introduce the IRM Newsroom Plugin for WordPress

We’re proud to introduce the IRM Newsroom Plugin for WordPress

If you use WordPress as your main corporate site this plugin makes it easy to share your ASX announcements to your WordPress website as well as your email subscribers and social media followers. It’s full integration between IRM Newsroom and WordPress!

IRM Newsroom Plugin

 

Publish and Distribute ASX Announcements direct from WordPress

You can now use the features of IRM Newsroom to display your ASX Announcements – and any other news – on your wordpress website on multiple web pages of your choice, recruit email subscribers, publish news to social media and much more.

If you have other sources of news, they are welcome as well. Collect and publish them through IRM Newsroom. Distribute to your WordPress website pages of your choice, email alerts, social media. And more.

IRM Distribution Channels

 

Integrate your WordPress blog

If you are using WordPress as a company blog, this plugin can also be used to feed your WordPress blog into the IRM Newsroom feed of your IRM corporate website or your wordpress corporate site. Blog posts and other news (eg ASX Announcements) can be integrated into one sensible news feed that investors will appreciate..

This will allow you to share your blog posts to your corporate site, email subscribers and social media channels – all from one place.

How does the plugin work?

The plugin is installed on your wordpress instance and a simple setup is required to allow your WordPress site to communicate with Newsroom, and vice versa.

Benefits of IRM Newsroom

  • Automated and immediate distribution of ASX announcements to your website, email subscribers and social media channels.
  • One click to release announcements
  • Simple editing features to change messaging per announcement
  • Flexible options to change distribution channels per announcement
  • Ability to add extra feeds such as Boardroom Media, Proactive Investors etc
  • Powerful and robust platform delivering over 500 ASX announcements and over 300,000 emails per month

But what if I don’t have an IRM or WordPress website? Can I still get the benefits of IRM Newsroom?

Of course. IRM Newsroom can be integrated into any website with a JSON feed that can deliver the benefits of IRM Newsroom to any website.

IRM Newsroom is now available for everybody.

What does this mean? It means that you still get the great benefits of using IRM Newsroom mentioned above including the automated and immediate distribution of ASX announcements to your website, email subscribers and social media channels.

To find out more about how IRM Newsroom can save you time, visit us at www.irmau.com or contact Danny Hunt on +61 2 8233 6168 or danny.hunt@irmau.com.

For even more information, feel free to view our IRM Newsroom FAQ’s here.

What’s New in IRM HQi 4.4?

Does a feature in HQi look different from the last time you used it? We are constantly working away in the background to add new features and improve the existing ones.

This article provides an overview of the changes that we’ve made along with links to the help centre to explain how they work so you can get the benefits of the new features.

As usual, feel free to get in touch if you have any questions regarding the updates or would like to make use of the new features and would like some guidance around setting them up.

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WordPress Integration for Newsroom

IRM offers a WordPress plugin that automatically sends new and updated blog posts to IRM Newsroom. The plugin also allows the full blog to appear in the investor website with all the same navigation as the website, without additional or duplicate coding.

The IRM website is an example of integrating a WordPress Blog into an HQi website with IRM Newsroom. You will see that this site has a list of blog posts under a news heading in each section of the navigation. It also has the full blog integrated to the website under the IRMatters top level navigation. IRM can decide to distribute its blog news to different pages of the websites, to the Email Alerts list maintained in this website, or to social media, automatically and instantly, using the power of IRM Newsroom.

Moving Announcements Between Pages

After receiving feedback from one of our users that the current method to move announcements between pages was a little confusing we thought we would improve the procedure.

At the bottom of the list page in the cms, there’s now a Move option next to each article.

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Separating Pending and Released Announcements in IRM Newsroom

For ease of use and to save any confusion we’ve split the pending and released announcements into their own pages.

Before this was found under one section named “Authorise”, but we feel it makes a bit more sense to split them into one section for Pending announcements and one for announcements that have already been released.

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Ability to Change Homepage Elements

We’ve developed a new and improved way for you to be able to update areas of the homepage of your site. This may be text and smaller images or even the larger images and links that are part of your slider.

For older sites this may need a little bit of tweaking for us to set up, in which case you should speak to your Account Manager or lodge a support request through HQi or here.

Option for Clients to List Their ASX Ticker on Announcement Pages

Along with the additions to show file size or file type on list pages, you can now also choose to show your ticker code.

This will be particularly useful for sites that are showcasing announcements for multiple ticker codes.

Here it is in full swing at the IRM site:

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Custom Image Icons on List Pages

Now that you are able to include different file types on list pages, you’re also able to set different icons to use as defaults for those varying file types.

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Intranets and Secure Site Improvements

We’ve added new directories to our secure sites to make it easier to maintain important documents.

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We’ve also fixed a few bugs and improved the following features:

  • Write privileges bug fixes.
  • User Group roles bug fixes.
  • Role security can now be applied to sub-directories through checkbox settings.

More information about an IRM secure site or intranet can be found here.

Showcase Module Improvements

The showcase module previously allowed you to filter by location where now you are able to also able to filter by categories.

We make use of this great feature on the new IRM website for our Client Showcase.

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Newsroom distribution icons now clickable

Within the Newsroom Pending and Distribution Channels pages, the icons are now clickable and will take you through to where you can edit those particular settings.

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Even More Flexibility Through the New Customisation Module

Sometimes we’re asked to code custom features for client websites which can involve some complex coding. Another requirement of the custom feature is that the client will need to update the feature too which can sometimes prove to be a bit tricky.

We’ve developed a module named “Customisation” which is useful for when client’s need to amend particular content on features that would usually require a developer to update.

It works by using a more intricate version of find and replace. It means that we can hardcode a value, give you an area where you can set a new value and the find and replace operation takes care of the rest.

A good example is home page image sliders that we mentioned earlier.

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Enhanced Support Services for IRM HQi and IRM Newsroom

Release 4.3 of IRM HQi – for IRM website and Newsroom clients – was released in December 2015. It provides users of the HQi content management system the ability to request and track support requests through HQi.

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Once logged in to HQi, a user can “Create New Support Request”. It can include a descriptive title, a priority, an optional link to the affected web page, an optional link to a shared Dropbox folder of any attached files, and a free form text description of the request.

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The support request is logged in real time to IRM’s support team with a status of “Not Started”. As the request progresses, you will be able to monitor the changing status as evidence of progress.

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Also available is a list of all of the previously logged support requests, filtered by currently open /all requests. This is a list of all support requests submitted by any HQi user for this company, so you can see what others have requested if there are multiple people involved.

From the list, the user can select an individual request and see the current status of the request, the expected completion date, and any comments made by IRM support people.

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IRM prides itself on its high quality and quick support service. The HQi support request capability is just another way for clients to request support – and naturally we are still available on the phone and by email as usual!

Finally, if you’d like to view previous support requests not submitted through HQi, e.g. your recent phone or email support requests, ask us to attach them to the list.

Find out more about how this works in the IRM Help Centre at:

http://www.irmhelpcentre.com/irm/content/how-to-add-a-new-support-request.aspx?RID=473

Please let us know if you have comments or suggestions about this new initiative, we’re always looking to improve!

Related blog posts discussing HQi Release 4.3:

IRM HQi upgraded to Release 4.3
Online IRM product catalogue for IRM HQi and IRM Newsroom users
IRM Newsroom enhancement for Boardroom.Media clients

IRM Newsroom enhancement for Boardroom.Media clients

Use the power of IRM Newsroom to extend the reach of your Boardroom.Media video and audio articles!

IRM is pleased to announce that in HQi release 4.3 there are enhancements specifically for those IRM clients who are also clients of Boardroom.Media (formerly Boardroom Radio or BRR Media).

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Many IRM clients have a web page on their websites displaying the Boardroom.Media articles they have published over the years. There have been various ways of including the data on the company website. Some clients include the relevant full page from Boardroom.Media as an iframe, others post individual articles manually to an IRM list page. These methods are either too labour intensive, not technically elegant of just clunky. And not being fully automated, there’s room for finger trouble!

A new, fully integrated experience

Now you can receive an IRM Newsroom alert immediately as soon as Boardroom.Media publishes an article. Think of it as being much the same as an ASX Announcement. IRM Newsroom will do similar things:

  1. You receive an alert asking how you want to publish the article – to the website on the BRR media page, the headline news page or elsewhere, and optionally to the Email Alert subscriber list and social media channels.
  2. Click on “release” and it’s all published and distributed. Immediately.
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IRM Newsroom monitors your
company news. Now as well as
ASX announcements this includes
Boardroom.Media articles.
Newsroom automatically sends you
an alert via email immediately
the article is available.
From the Newsroom email alert
you can reject, edit, or release
the article, giving you total
control. You can also choose auto
publishing without this step.
IRM Newsroom simultaneously
publishes the article to your
chosen channels such as selected
pages on your website, Email
Alerts, or social media.
It’s fast, and easy.

Automatic publishing saves you time

Optionally, configure the settings in IRM Newsroom to do it all automatically. You’ve made the commitment to the Boardroom.Media article, why not have it reach automatically to your website pages, Email Alert subscribers and social media channels? Immediately, and with no effort. How good is that!

Article placement

You can use the power of IRM Newsroom to display the article on multiple web pages. For example, if it’s a webcast of your AGM, it should go on the AGM or Annual Reports pages, intertwined with the ASX Announcements on the same subject. Likewise, it should feature on the Home Page headline news with the latest most important ASX Announcements, and it could even have its own home page headline news category so the recent articles stay around longer on the home page.

Search and analytics

The articles will be available on the website’s site map, through the IRM site search function, and through search engines such as Google, which will draw that traffic direct to your website. You will also be able to track statistics of the views of the Boardroom.Media articles through the IRM website analytics services.

Investors will find the Boardroom.Media articles in more places at more times, and therefore be better informed about your key messages.

An IRM setup fee and a small additional monthly charge applies for this service. Please ask IRM for more details and a quote.

We are ready to go now and can set up the new service on your site within a week.

Related blog posts discussing HQi Release 4.3:

IRM HQi upgraded to Release 4.3
Online IRM product catalogue for IRM HQi and IRM Newsroom users
Enhanced Support Services for IRM HQi and IRM Newsroom

Online IRM product catalogue for IRM HQi and IRM Newsroom users

Users of IRM’s HQi content management system and IRM Newsroom can now access an online Product Catalogue of IRM products and services through HQi.

It’s all part of IRM trying to be more informative and more responsive to our clients when they are thinking about  enhancements, changes and ideas that are not yet in the “definite” category (for which the Support Request function is better).

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You can now see descriptions of our products and services, look at online product information, prices, case studies and samples, all directly from HQi. You can browse, explore, enquire, get a quote, or buy, without needing to go through a multi step process with our account and sales people, if that’s the way you prefer to do these things.

Here’s how it looks and works:

Once logged in to HQi, a user can “Request a Service” to look at the list of products and services available in the online catalogue.

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Products and services are classified by Manufacturer, and initially there are some Boardroom.Media products and services in the catalogue as well as a number of IRM products and services. We’ll keep building out the catalogue over time.

For each Manufacturer, the products and services are divided into categories and sub-categories. For example, initial IRM product categories are IRM websites, IRM Newsroom, IRM Support and IRM Graphic Design Services. Categories and subcategories are dynamic and will change over time as we refine the online catalogue.

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Each product in the IRM Product Catalogue has information which describes the product, including links to online product descriptions, pricing, and samples or case studies of the product or service. There’s a capability to provide additional information, attach dropbox files, and give us a full description of what you are thinking about. You can then enquire, ask for a quote, or buy a product.

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A work in progress

The IRM Product Catalogue itself will grow and improve over time. The initial data in it is a long way short of the full information we will in future be seeking to provide about our products and services online.

A swift turn-around and a better serving offering

When you use the facility to request a product or service, you will receive the immediate attention of our account management team!

Of course you can always phone or email (or both, if you like!) It’s our intention through this mechanism to give you a better service!

Once you have requested a service, you can see the list of previously requested services and the status of them, including any notes we may have made about the request. This is a list of all services requested by any HQi user for this company, so you can see what others have requested if there are multiple people involved.

Our responses will normally be by email or phone, so you don’t have to keep running back to HQi to look for an answer.

The request for a service is logged real-time to IRM’s account management team with a status of “Not Started”. As the request progresses, you will be able to monitor the changing status as evidence of progress. Nothing drops through the cracks!

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IRM prides itself on its high quality service and quick response to clients’ new ideas and desired improvements. The HQi request a service capability is to try to help clients fully understand the choices available to them, browse though a catalogue and make initial decisions on a much more fully informed basis.

Find out more about how this works in the IRM Help Centre at:

http://www.irmhelpcentre.com/irm/content/how-to-add-a-new-support-request.aspx?RID=473

This enhancement was introduced in Release 4.3, rolled out to all client sites in early December 2015.

Please let us know if you have comments or suggestions about this new initiative, we’re always looking to improve!

Related blog posts discussing HQi Release 4.3:

IRM HQi upgraded to Release 4.3
IRM Newsroom enhancement for Boardroom.Media clients
Enhanced Support Services for IRM HQi and IRM Newsroom