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Activists and social media expose regulators

The rising tide of shareholder activism has brought a new tension to the markets as companies struggle to defend and justify themselves. Shareholders brace for impact. Directors’ and senior managers’ behaviour and judgement are under particular scrutiny. Reputations...

Don’t forget about us! Managing priority stakeholders

Australian companies invest considerable time and effort to ensure communication with investors and customers is of the highest quality. Yet many seemingly struggle to manage, or even define, priority stakeholders outside these groups – the policy makers, regulators,...

Simplifying your investor sales pitch

Being able to articulately and convincingly ‘sell your story’ to the investment market is a critical role of any listed-company executive, whether the objective is to support a potential or current capital raising, increase trading liquidity or to expand the share...

Corporate Reputation

Strategy and communication in a bear market

As the saying goes, markets hate uncertainty.   Since the Global Financial Crisis, global equity markets have experienced significant volatility. Navigating a listed company through these turbulent times can be extremely difficult for management teams. It can be...

ScoMo proves to be the communicator’s communicator

Good leaders understand the value of skilfully delivering a strong message. Great leaders know how to do it. Saturday’s Australian Federal Election might have lessons for all leaders – business or political – who rely on effective communication to achieve their goals....

Government Relations – why do I need it?

Citadel-MAGNUS offers government relations services to its clients with advice from consultants who have worked within state bureaucracies and at the most senior levels in executive government, at state and commonwealth levels. A traditional lobbyist service puts the...

Activists and social media expose regulators

The rising tide of shareholder activism has brought a new tension to the markets as companies struggle to defend and justify themselves. Shareholders brace for impact. Directors’ and senior managers’ behaviour and judgement are under particular scrutiny. Reputations...

Investor Relations

Activists and social media expose regulators

Activists and social media expose regulators

The rising tide of shareholder activism has brought a new tension to the markets as companies struggle to defend and justify themselves. Shareholders brace for impact. Directors’ and senior managers’ behaviour and judgement are under particular scrutiny. Reputations...

Strategy and communication in a bear market

As the saying goes, markets hate uncertainty.   Since the Global Financial Crisis, global equity markets have experienced significant volatility. Navigating a listed company through these turbulent times can be extremely difficult for management teams. It can be...

Fund managers warn against ESG neglect

When the Chairman and CEO of BlackRock speaks, the global investment market tends to listen. So when Larry Fink asserted recently that within the next five years all investors will measure a company’s impact on society, government and the environment, to determine its...

Corporate presentations – a fine balancing act

With the results season finished and the AGM season kicking off, there is no shortage of company presentations being lodged with the ASX. Some are good, but many are plain awful. They are long, too detailed and busy. If you Google ‘PowerPoint tips’ the messages are...

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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....

If you can’t say it on the platform, don’t say it! – Social Media and Disclosure

Social media can be a very effective channel for reaching a broad audience, but also a minefield for listed companies to navigate, so a good understanding is critical to ensure you stay on the right side of the regulators. This was the topic at a recent Social Media...

The Return of the IPO

After a challenging few years for the Australian Initial Public Offer (IPO) market, the December Quarter 2013 (Q4 2013) saw resurgence in IPO activity, as increasing investor confidence sparked a rush of new listings on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). Given...

Special Situations

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,...

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...

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