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Westwicke Partners is the largest healthcare focused investor relations firm in the country. We provide customized investor relations programs and independent capital markets advice to small and mid-cap healthcare companies.

5 Benefits of Proper Earnings Call Preparation

Posted on September 7th, 2022. Posted by

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While quarterly earnings calls may happen routinely, they should be anything but routine. Earnings calls are your opportunity to tell your story to the world — and they’re one of the few times each year you have the chance to capture the undivided attention of your analysts and investors. So, it’s essential to make these calls count.

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Disclosing clinical trial data: public or private, the pressure is on

Posted on May 17th, 2022. Posted by

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For every healthcare company, public or private, the anticipation of clinical trial data represents an important, high-pressure milestone in its communications planning. For a public company, there is an obligation to disclose data within a reasonable timeframe. For a private company, while there isn’t an obligation to shareholders, there is pressure from private investors, the medical community, advocates, and even patients.

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Learning From Disney: Five Questions to Consider Before Speaking Out

Posted on May 10th, 2022. Posted by

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The Walt Disney Company and its CEO Bob Chapek are paying a high price for staying outside of politics, and then jumping into it. Disney’s entanglements with its employees on one side and Florida’s governor and lawmakers have spilled over with very real implications. Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed into law a bill that strips Disney of its special tax status in the state, a move which will effectively change how the company operates.

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How the Media Can Help Your Business

Posted on April 14th, 2022. Posted by

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For CEOs and company leaders, interacting with the media isn’t an option — it’s a necessity. The media plays a significant role in telling your company story and shaping your public image. To ensure they tell an accurate story, however, it’s essential to learn how to work with the media and strive to understand how the industry is shifting. 

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The 7 Key Aspects of Investor Relations

Posted on March 28th, 2022. Posted by

Creating an investor relations strategy is no small task — but it’s a critical step for any public company. To meet the expectations of investors and analysts, company leaders must develop a strategic approach for messaging, earnings calls, guidance, conferences, investor interactions and more. While that can seem overwhelming, an effective IR process actually boils down to just seven essential elements. With a plan for each of these areas, you can build a quality, long-term shareholder base and enhance equity market value. 

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6 Commonly Asked Questions (and Answers) About Quiet Periods

Posted on February 21st, 2022. Posted by

Commonly Asked Questions About Quiet Periods

Public healthcare companies often question the best course of action during quiet periods – those stretches of time during which they should limit their interaction with Wall Street due to their knowledge of material and timely information that has not yet been disclosed. Specifically, management teams struggle to figure out what the quiet period means for their investor relations (IR) efforts.

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Bringing Investor Relations and Public Relations Together

Posted on February 9th, 2022. Posted by

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If your company is publicly traded or a private company preparing for an IPO, then you likely have two separate communication tasks, one focused on reaching investors and financial analysts, the other on reaching customers and the general public – investor relations and public relations.

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What You Missed in 2021: Our Most-Read Posts

Posted on February 4th, 2022. Posted by

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The last year has been challenging for businesses — from global pandemic, economic uncertainty and supply chain disruptions to labor shortages and growing concern over inflation — but there was also robust activity in the financial markets, and in healthcare specifically. See what you missed in 2021 with our most-read posts of the year.

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2022 Trends: How COVID Is Changing the Healthcare Landscape

Posted on January 12th, 2022. Posted by

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The COVID-19 pandemic continues to drive significant changes to nearly every industry, from real estate to staffing to consumer goods — but it fundamentally changed how consumers view and access healthcare. As the U.S. continues to navigate the pandemic, alongside mixed economic data, supply chain challenges, and labor challenges, what lies ahead for the healthcare industry in 2022? Below, our experts offer their predictions.  

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10 Ways to Boost the Effectiveness of Your Biotech Investor Plan

Posted on December 21st, 2021. Posted by

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Investors know that biotech and biopharma companies in the early development stages can be risky investments. So finding the right investors that believe the rewards will outweigh the risks requires strategy.

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