Newsroom Overview

IRM Newsroom automates the announcement upload and distribution process by linking with a market data provider and automatically downloading all released ASX Announcements associated with a particular ticker code, as well as searching through news websites, social media and RSS feeds to gather company relevant information.

An email is then sent to a nominated person(s) within the company who can approve (and also edit and reject) the announcement for upload to the website as well as distribution to email subscribers and social media networks, with as little as one click.

IRM Newsroom can be customised to behave depending on the announcement type. For example, when an Appendix 3B (ASX Other) announcement is released to market, the system, by default, may be set to upload the announcement only to the announcements page and not the homepage or email list. However, if an ASX Progress announcement such as a Drilling Report is released, the system may upload this to the announcements page, homepage, email distribution list and social media channels.

Of course, you have the option of changing the settings for individual announcements if required.

Newsroom can also be used to release news items (non – ASX announcements) to your website, email distribution and social media channels.

IRM Newsroom options in HQi:


From the Pending screen you can view all of the company announcements that have been lodged with the ASX. You also have the ability to release or eject announcements in the queue.


From the Released screen you can view all the announcements that had been release with ASX. You can also re-release the announcement if you want.

Manual Upload

Manual Upload allows you to add any docs manually. They don't have to come from a third party feed to add documents.

Manually uploaded documents will be listed on the pending section.

Distribution Channels

The Distribution Channels screen allows you to apply settings to individual announcement types. A number of distribution options have been provided for each announcement category including; website; email; Facebook; LinkedIn and Twitter.

The Distribution Channels screen allows you to set up your channels for your announcements to be distributed to i.e. your company website, email alerts and social media.

Mail Sent

The Mail Sent section displays a log of all the emails that have been sent out using IRM Newsroom.


The Settings page allows you to add and amend standard brief text that is sent out along with each announcement. The brief fields are optional.