Insights & Intelligence

  • For most of us, having to speak in front of a room full of strangers is the ultimate nightmare. In fact, even the most articulate of us can be reduced to a stammering fool when put in front of a micro...

  • Knowing what your stakeholders think, and want, has never been more important. The reputation and value of your organisation depends on it. In April, the Australian Institute of Company Directors rele...

  • WPP AUNZ announced today that Luis M. Garcia has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer of Cannings Strategic Communications, Australia’s most experienced corporate and financial communication...

  • Virtual AGMs are here to stay, it seems. Figures confirm that virtual AGMs accounted for around three quarters of all annual meetings in 2020 and with the continuing uncertainties of COVID-19, the reg...

  • People often ask about the risk of raising their profile. After all, as Warren Buffet says, “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do thi...

  • Cannings is proud to achieve a top 20 ranking in the Mergermarket league tables for PR advisory in M&A. In 2020, we advised on 6 global transactions worth a total of $1,568 USD million. You can le...

  • The pandemic has changed the way our political leaders communicate in a time of crisis. More facts, clearer messages, around the clock availability …  There are lessons here for CEOs, directors and se...

  • Impressive team work from our client amaysim, who after disrupting the mobile market to become the fourth largest Australian telco, has received a $250 million bid from Optus, in an offer amaysim CEO ...

  • Just four months in the seat, Boral’s recently appointed CEO, Zlatko Todorcevski, has delivered what media have called a “juicy deal” – selling Boral’s half share in plasterboard maker USG Boral for c...

  • We are pleased to be shortlisted for this year’s Public Relations Institute of Australia Golden Target Awards for our Financial Communications Campaign – “Launching a fintech unicorn” – wi...

  • We recently interviewed Vas Kolesnikoff at ISS as part of our On the Couch with Cannings podcast series. Vas is Head of Australia and NZ Research and oversees research, board engagement and voting rec...

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  • Cannings’ coaches have been kept busy over the few past weeks, hosting seven workshops for six organisations, both in the private and not for profit sectors. The customised sessions covered: Tips and ...

  • 1. Distilling the impact of COVID-19 As expected, we have seen during reporting season that COVID-19 has had a material impact on corporate earnings.  Investors are interested in understanding this im...

  • Recently, my colleague Susie Reinhardt and I sat down with Matthew Nicholas from Credit Suisse and Paul Biddle from Celeste Funds, for our On The Couch With Cannings podcast, to discuss what investors...

  • The upcoming August reporting season is set to be like no other. Given the negative impact of COVID-19 on many companies over the last six months, it may be tempting to withdraw and look inwards, as w...

  • It’s almost that time of the year, when reality hits financial markets and the numbers do the talking. Yep, it will soon be reporting season. And this time around will be like no other, thanks to COVI...

  • Cannings Strategic Communications has strengthened its specialist investor relations and corporate and financial communications team with the appointment of Craig Horlin as Director. Craig has over 25...

  • AUSTRALIA’S COMMERCIAL MEDIA THE BIG CONUNDRUM: BIG AUDIENCES, SHRINKING REVENUES For the Australian commercial media sector, the COVID 19 emergency has become a matter of financial survival, even as ...

  • Here’s our top tips for IR professionals planning your first virtual AGM: 1. Firstly, check – does your company constitution allow for direct voting? Many ASX listed companies do not expressly a...