M&A deals: Why you should worry less about the share market response?

The market and media are clearly hyper-sensitive to early reactions to major transactions.

Managing social media in a crisis

In today’s ‘always connected’ world, managing a corporate crisis requires a thoughtful and sophisticated approach when it comes to social media.

What works in announcing a new CEO – How the ASX handled it today

Today’s reporting of the appointment of new ASX CEO, Dominic Stevens is an interesting case study in what works (and maybe doesn’t) in rolling out the announcement of a new CEO.

Why Boards are taking external relations more seriously

An interesting report released yesterday by McKinsey outlines research which shows Board Directors and CEOs are taking external relations much more seriously.


Getting shareholder support for your growth agenda communication is integral

The current issue of Boss: Gatekeepers brings some interesting perspectives from four of Australia’s largest fund managers on their jaundiced view of most companies’ growth plans.


Beyond the bottom line

What it takes to get on fund managers’ radar screens.

How to announce a CEO’s resignation

Investors need detailed information about the steps being taken to find a CEO replacement and how the company will be managed in the interim.

How to manage an earnings downgrade

Geoff Fowlstone argues that an earnings downgrade does not have to be your downfall.

“Chk Chk Boom”

Communication risks in the information age.

The perils of internal communication in a down market

Communicating a downsizing is challenging for even the most hardened corporate executive, but it is becoming a more common part of managing a business, particularly in the current economic environment.

Profit guidance research project

Strategic communications firm Fowlstone Communications commissioned research into fund managers’ perceptions of the way Australian listed companies handle profit downgrade announcements.

GFC no excuse for a profit downgrade

A Fowlstone Communications survey shows fund managers are cynical about companies hiding behind the GFC when reporting bad news.