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For the first time in a while many Australians are facing the prospect of returning to their offices. As we confront the prospect of revisiting corporate dress, farewelling activewear, shaving and...

Coffee anyone?

Now we are on the verge of emerging from the coronavirus cocoon, and the possibility of more face to face interaction on the horizon, we have got some decisions to make. Like, who do we see first?...

As the market begins to recover, there is good money for good stories

Nobody could have foreseen the volatility of equity markets so far in 2020. The ASX enjoyed a stellar 2019, which continued into the early months of 2020, hitting a record high on 20 February. While...

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Keep your shareholders close

For the first time in a while many Australians are facing the prospect of returning to their offices. As we confront the prospect of revisiting corporate dress, farewelling activewear, shaving and resuming our haircare habits, boards and executive teams must grapple...

Coffee anyone?

Now we are on the verge of emerging from the coronavirus cocoon, and the possibility of more face to face interaction on the horizon, we have got some decisions to make. Like, who do we see first? It’s a simple question that requires a thoughtful answer. Whilst...

As the market begins to recover, there is good money for good stories

Nobody could have foreseen the volatility of equity markets so far in 2020. The ASX enjoyed a stellar 2019, which continued into the early months of 2020, hitting a record high on 20 February. While some thought equity markets were close to full value, most investors...

Corporate Reputation

Trust; the ultimate commodity

We all know what commodities are; or at least, we should. We all know what trust is; or at least, we have an understanding that it is driven by both logic and emotion. And, most of us will also know – if only intuitively – that open communication is paramount to...

Shut up and listen

There is zero tolerance for spin right now. No one has the mental bandwidth for anything beyond that which is immediately relevant. With airtime limited, how are you going to maintain engagement with those critical to your business once you’ve told them all that is...

Is it time to take a stand?

Indigenous recognition in the Constitution, climate policy, environmental causes, domestic violence and many other social issues are being embraced by big business in ways that would have been unthinkable a generation ago.  As a modern business leader, when you see...

When it comes to corporate websites… maintenance matters

  Companies risk reputational damage when they don’t keep their corporate websites up to date. It’s low-hanging fruit that should be picked regularly. As the old saying goes, “first impressions are the most lasting”. While this saying has been around long before...

Investor Relations

Keep your shareholders close

For the first time in a while many Australians are facing the prospect of returning to their offices. As we confront the prospect of revisiting corporate dress, farewelling activewear, shaving and resuming our haircare habits, boards and executive teams must grapple...

Coffee anyone?

Now we are on the verge of emerging from the coronavirus cocoon, and the possibility of more face to face interaction on the horizon, we have got some decisions to make. Like, who do we see first? It’s a simple question that requires a thoughtful answer. Whilst...

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COVID-19: What it means for capital markets communication

Capital markets have been on a wild ride since the COVID-19 pandemic hit and the need for financial communicators to be open, urgent and calming has never been greater. Citadel-MAGNUS founding partner, John Gardner, recently shared some insights with Paul Holmes,...

Closing the Deal in 2019: Key Factors for Successful Transaction Communication

2018 was regarded as the ‘Year of Living Nervously’ after the ASX shed over $90 billion in February amid fears of rapidly rising interest rates in the US. By December the ASX recorded its worst yearly performance since 2011 and the worst fourth quarter since the GFC....
COVID-19: What it means for capital markets communication

COVID-19: What it means for capital markets communication

Capital markets have been on a wild ride since the COVID-19 pandemic hit and the need for financial communicators to be open, urgent and calming has never been greater. Citadel-MAGNUS founding partner, John Gardner, recently shared some insights with Paul Holmes,...

Special Situations

Trust; the ultimate commodity

We all know what commodities are; or at least, we should. We all know what trust is; or at least, we have an understanding that it is driven by both logic and emotion. And, most of us will also know – if only intuitively – that open communication is paramount to...

Shut up and listen

There is zero tolerance for spin right now. No one has the mental bandwidth for anything beyond that which is immediately relevant. With airtime limited, how are you going to maintain engagement with those critical to your business once you’ve told them all that is...

Proactive issues management – a case study

In crisis or issues management it is always recommended to be as proactive as possible with your communication. Being open, transparent and proactive, as best you can, will help you manage the narrative and hopefully limit the reputational downside from the event. So, it was fascinating to read a...

Cyber security has to be a business priority

Mitigating cyber-attacks has become a 21st century cost of doing business but it is not enough for boards and management to just have a plan to deal with the financial impact. Serious consideration needs to be given to the reputational damage of such an event and how a company might deal with...