Excellence Recognized in the 2017 WebAwards

We’re thrilled to announce two IOP-designed websites have been recognized in the 2017 WebAwards with the Standard of Excellence WebAward. EcoSpaces Education won in the Education and Nonprofit categories. Stanley Black & Decker won in the B2B and Manufacturing categories. Learn more about the WebAwards here.

 

 

Clients win at 2017 ARC Awards

Our clients had another great year at the 2017 International ARC Awards, recognizing the best annual reports for 2016. Dominion Energy, Memorial Sloan Kettering, Navigators Group and United Technologies were all recognized.Memorial Sloan Kettering was honored with a Grand award, for best nonprofit annual report in the show. Another terrific year!

 

 

 

IOP Clients Earn Top Honors in 2016 Vision Awards

IOP clients earn top honors at the 2016 Vision Awards, including 9 of the 65 top Annual Reports in the Americas, with 6 Reports honored as the best worldwide. Sponsored by the League of American Communications Professionals (LACP), the awards honor the best in corporate reports—in print and online—from around the world. IOP digital and print reports for Nielsen, Stanley Black & Decker, Memorial Sloan Kettering, Navigators Group, and United Technologies all won top honors.

 

 

United Technologies wins in 2017 Questar Video Awards

United Technologies won Bronze in the 2017 International Questar Video Awards for the CEO video we created for the 2016 Annual Report. Watch the video here.

 

 

Sam Simon Charitable Giving Foundation Launches

 

 

Today the Sam Simon Charitable Giving Foundation launched its website and new brand. The Foundation, funded by Sam’s estate, will further Sam’s legacy by making grants that seek to improve the lives of people and animals. IOP was thrilled to partner with the team on the visual branding and website as they prepared to publicly launch the Foundation. IOP will continue to support the Foundation in their branding and web needs.

 

Stanley Black & Decker Launches New Corporate Website

Stanley Black & Decker launched a new corporate website showcasing the company’s purpose and timed to their investor day. Targeted for an audience of media, investors, potential employees and other key stakeholders, the site is a highly visual take on the digital industrial company. Ideas On Purpose was tapped to lead the visual design and content creation for the site. Collaborating with a multidisciplinary team we crafted a dynamic, flexible system to support the company in a time of rapid growth. Be sure to take a look.

 

New site and brand launched: Performance in Motion

 

Performance in Motion is a goal-driven Physical Therapy and Performance Training company based in Chicago. They focus on elite and recreational athletes, helping them feel, move, and perform at their best. Working as creative and strategic partners, we oversaw the visual brand and website design.

 

 

Michelle Marks Honored with 2017 Brava Award

 

Brava Award WinnerOur own Michelle Marks was honored as a 2017 recipient of a New York Brava Award, given by SmartCEO magazine. The Brava Awards program celebrates high-impact female business leaders. Winners combine their irrepressible entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for giving back to the community, and are exemplary leaders of both their companies and their communities. Each year, an independent committee of local business leaders selects winners based on company growth, community impact and mentoring.

 

Digital Annual Reports Launch 2017

2016 digital annual reports and year in reviews are coming online. See Stanley Black & Decker, a combined financial and sustainability report. United Technologies video enhanced digital report expands on the printed report. Hubbell launched a digital report as a compliment to their print book as well. And more are to come!

 

 

NYU Langone Launches Digital Research Report

NYU Langone Digital Research ReportNYU Langone has launched the digital home for its marquee Research Report. This marks the initial foray into digital reporting for the institution. This report is one of nearly a dozen IOP is working on. Visit the site.

Two IOP Annual Reports Named to the 2016 ARC 100

ARC awardsThe International ARC Awards announced the winners of the ARC 100 — the world’s top annual reports for 2015. We are proud to be included twice, for Nielsen and Pfizer. See the winners gallery here.

EcoSpaces Education Takes Best of Show

The winners of the 16th Annual International iNOVA Awards Competition honoring excellence in corporate websites were announced today. IOP designed EcoSpaces Education took the top honor—Best in Show. The judges praised the fresh, clean look. They really enjoyed the site’s design and great photography. “User friendly and fun!”

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The site was part of our Brand New Brand initiative and was created with contributions from Igicom as well as photographer Peter Ross. Read about the EcoSpaces rebranding and the Brand New Brand process here.

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Brand New Brand 2017: pro bono redesign initiative

We are excited to announce the next cycle of Brand New Brand, our pro bono redesign initiative. We’re looking for a small, established nonprofit — at least five years old — in need of rebranding to take the organization to the next level. The winning entry will receive a focused brand redesign that may include an identity, a website and other communications. All the work created by IOP and our partners is free of charge. Spread the word, applications are due March 1st, 2017.

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IOP Wins Website Design Awards

inova2016_winnerwebOur clients did well in the 2016 iNova awards, recognizing the best in web design. United Technologies won two Golds for best website design in both the Diversified Industrial Company and Manufacturing categories. EcoSpaces Education won Gold for the best Nonprofit website design.

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Digital Annual Report Design in Page Magazine

Nielsen’s 2015 Digital Annual Report was featured in the December 2016 issue of Page Magazine. This German-language publication focuses on the intersection of design, code and business. They wrote about the rise of the online report, and highlighted Nielsen’s responsive approach, particularly phone accessibility.

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UTC.com Recognized in 2016 WebAwards

United Technologies IOP-led site redesign was honored in the 2016 WebAwards, recognizing the best in website design and development. The site was awarded Outstanding Achievement. We are proud to have lead the team, working in collaboration with DataArt and AMS. Since 1997, the Web Marketing Association’s annual WebAward Competition has been setting the standard of excellence for Website development. Independent expert judges from around the world review sites in 96 industries.

IOP Recognized in Graphis Annual Reports


Three IOP projects were recognized by Graphis, a premier international design publication. The juried Annual Report competition looked at work from the past two years. Memorial Sloan Kettering and NYU Langone won Gold, and Pfizer won silver. We are honored to be in great company, and to be included in a piece of graphic design history.

 

IOP Honored for Best Online Annual Report 2015

John Connolly and Anna Tan accepted the best online Annual Report Grand Award for the 2015 Nielsen Online Annual Report. The ARC Awards Gala was held October 20, 2016.

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Michelle Marks Speaks at Citi Investor Relations Acadamy

ir-academy-2016Michelle Marks spoke to Investor Relations professionals at the Citi Depositary Receipt Services IR Acadamy in New York City. The topic: “The power of video in IR: CEO interviews, virtual site visits and investment brand-building.” See the slides here.

 

Another Banner Year at the ARC awards

ARC Awards 2016Our clients had another great year at the 2016 International ARC Awards, recognizing the best annual reports for 2015. Nielsen, Pfizer, TB Alliance, Stanley Black & Decker and NYU Langone were all recognized for work online and in print.  Nielsen was honored with a Grand award, for best design of an online annual report. A banner year all around.

Moschella + Roberts Architects Launches New Website

Moschella Roberts websiteMoschella + Roberts Architects engaged IOP to create their brand and redesign their website. The highly visual site showcases their work with luscious photography. The site launch was timed to a feature on the firm in Elle DecorVisit the site.

IOP Clients Earn Top Honors in 2016 Awards

IOP clients earn top honors at the 2015 Vision Awards, including 14 of the top 55 Annual Reports in the Americas.

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UTC.com relaunched and refreshed

UTC-Website-IconUnited Technologies relaunched a new look and feel for UTC.com. Following the successful rebuild in 2014, IOP worked with the tech and content teams to update and evolve the site. The new site is still mobile optimized, with intuitive navigation, and a customized search engine. It’s now more visual than ever, supporting their messages and better telling the UTC story. Visit the site.

Client’s Win in 2016 Graphic Design USA Web Design Awards

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Several projects were recognized in Graphic Design USA’s 2016 Web Design Awards. IMS Health suite of online employee communications, a site for NYU Summer Housing and the online annual report for TB Alliance.

Online Annual Reports are launching

Many clients launched their 2015 online annual reports — integrated, combined and year in reviews. See Pfizer‘s online integrated report with GRI, videos, responsive design and more and Stanley Black & Decker, a combined financial and sustainability report designed responsively. TB Alliance and for another rich responsive microsite. And more are to come!

Brand New Brand Winner Launches New Identity and Site

bnb_sidebarThe results of our first Brand New Brand pro bono initiative are out. The new EcoSpaces Education launched in February of 2016. The product of months of collaboration between IOP, our partners and EcoSpaces, the logo and tagline capture and mission and spirit of the organization. And, the new visual identity is applied across communications tools, from PowerPoint and Word templates, to postcards and tote bags to their new robust website.  See the case study.

Look for the next round to begin in early 2017!

NYU Summer 2016 Launches

02_MobileWe are proud to announce the launch of the 2016 NYU summer housing site. Designed and built mobile-first, this robust site serves as the gateway to summer housing for students, interns and others interested in a summer in NYC.

IOP wins Top Honors for the 5th year in a row

For the fifth year in a row IOP has topped the rankings of best Annual Report design firms from the League of American Communication Professionals. We earned this honor based on our strong showing of client work in the Vision Awards.  See the results here.

Video in Annual Reports

Michelle talked to IR Magazine about the use of videos in annual reports.  Read the article (with quotes! and tips for you!) here. We also reviewed the best in online annual reports, watch here.

2015 Trends in Corporate Reporting Published

Our 2015 Corporate Reporting Trends whitepaper focuses on Fortune 200 companies and is packed with infographics to help you get answers you need as you assess the options. Get it here.

Clients do well in 2015 International ARC Awards

Our clients had another great year at the 2015 International ARC Awards, recognizing the best annual reports for 2014. Stanley Black & Decker, Memorial Sloan Kettering, TB Alliance and Nielsen were all recognized for work online and in print. The ARC Awards are truly global, and were created to honor overall excellence in annual reports.

IOP Clients Earn Top Honors

IOP clients earn top honors at the 2014 Vision Awards, including 13 of the top 50 Annual Reports in the Americas.
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Pfizer Video Series Recognized

Pfizer won Silver in the 2015 International Questar Video Awards for the series of 9 videos we created for the Annual Review 2015. Watch them here.

2014 Online Annual Reports are Launching

Our clients have launched many online annual reports — integrated, combined and year in reviews — for 2014. See United Technologies‘ online annual report; Pfizer‘s online integrated report with videos, responsive design and more; and Stanley Black & Decker, a combined financial and sustainability report designed responsively. Visit TB Alliance and for another media rich microsite. And more are to come!

Brand New Brand Announced

We are excited to announce the inaugural Brand New Brand give back initiative!

We asked ourselves, “How can we have the greatest impact as a design studio?” After much consideration we decided to give back with what we do best—SMART DESIGN—to help a worthy organization elevate their brand, amplify their messages and help more people. Learn more.

NineTwentyNine.com Launches

We are proud to announce the launch of NineTwentyNine.com, a news site for portfolio managers and financial services professionals. Branding and responsive site by IOP.

Nielsen and United Technologies in ARC 100

The International ARC Awards today announced the inaugural ARC 100 – the world’s top annual reports for 2014. We are proud to be included twice, for Nielsen and United Technologies. See the winners gallery here.

Fourth Annual Whitepaper on Trends in Corporate Reporting Now Available

We published our fourth annual Trends in Corporate Reporting White Paper. Read more and download the PDF here.

League of American Communications Professionals Honors IOP

IOP was honored by the League of American Communications Professionals for our corporate report work on behalf of clients. We were awarded Gold, Top Annual Report Agency in the Americas as well as Worldwide. We are proud to be recognized for the fourth consecutive year.

UTC.com Wins the WebAward Competition

UTC.com was awarded Best Design Website in the 2014 Web Marketing Association’s annual WebAward Competition. This competition recognizes excellence in website development, and was juried by an independent international panel of experts. See the details here.

Health + Wellness Design Awards Recognize Zoetis and TB Alliance

In the inaugural Health + Wellness Design Awards sponsored by Graphic Design USA two projects were recognized: The 2013 Zoetis Annual Review and the 2013 TB Alliance Annual Report. This new competition encompassed the big picture of healthcare and all aspects of healthy lifestyles.

IOP Clients Well-Rewarded in Stevie International Business Awards

In our first foray into the Stevie International Business Awards our clients were well rewarded. The new UTC.com was honored with a Bronze, for best website. And our annual report projects fared well, garnering 3 Silvers and 3 Bronze awards for best print and online annual reports. Recognized clients include Zoetis, Pfizer, United Technologies and Delphi Automotive. The global competiton recognized winners in six communications media catagories and were determined through two months of preliminary judging and two weeks of final judging. See the full list of winners here.

International ARC Awards Recognizes IOP Clients

Our clients had a great year at the 2014 International ARC Awards, recognizing the best annual reports for 2013. United Technologies, Memorial Sloan Kettering, TB Alliance, Delphi, Dominion Resources, Nielsen and Pfizer were all recognized. The ARC Awards are truly global, and were created to honor overall excellence in annual reports. They are sponsored by the world’s only independent awards organization. See the full list of winners here.

Vision Awards Honor Nine IOP Clients

Nine IOP clients earn top honors at the 2013 Vision Awards, including 4 of the top 100 Annual Reports globally.
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The New UTC.com Launched

United Technologies launched a new UTC.com. UTC has changed significantly and wanted a website that more effectively communicated who they are today. The new site does that and more: mobile optimized, intuitive navigation, more multimedia content and a customized search engine. Learn More.

Tips on Getting Your CSR Report Off the Ground

Getting Your CSR Report Off the Ground: It isn’t too late, or too early, to start your journey and create a meaningful report. Read More.

Our Clients Launch Their 2013 Online Annual Reports

Our clients have launched many online annual reports — integrated, combined and year in reviews — for 2013. See United Technologies, Pfizer, Nielsen and Stanley Black & Decker: all integrate sustainability content and video. Visit Delphi for another media rich microsite and Zoetis to see a fully responsive site, with multiple language downloads. We’ve been busy!

John Speaks at SUNY New Paltz

John spent the day speaking to students at SUNY New Paltz. Great to be inspired by design students!

Delphi Launches 2013 Annual Report

Delphi Automotive recently launched their 2013 Annual Report in print and an online microsite. Another great collaboration with Delphi! View the print report here.

IOP’s Reporting Articles Reprinted and Referenced

Our articles on Responsibility Reporting and Trends in Corporate Reporting have been referenced and reprinted in several locations, most recently in the 2degrees community for sustainable business, see here and here.

Guidance on When to Refresh Your Brand

When is the right time to refresh your brand? IOP published a few key questions to help you determine if a change is needed. (And, we even define what we mean by “Brand Refresh.”) Read more.

NYU’s Summer Housing Site Launches

New York University launched their 2014 Summer Housing microsite. For nearly 10 years IOP has developed communications for summer housing, both online and in print. Visit the site.

TB Alliance Launches Their 2013 Online Annual Report

The TB Alliance today launched their 2013 online annual report, Change Starts Here. For over 10 years IOP has developed the Alliance’s visual identity and implemented dozens of strategic communications, including their annual report. Visit the site.

Our Third Annual Whitepaper on Corporate Reporting Trends Published

We published our third annual Trends in Corporate Reporting White Paper. Register here to download the PDF.

IOP Mentioned in “IR Magazine”

IOP was mentioned in IR Magazine’s feature on Online Annual Reports. Our Stanley Black & Decker work received recognition: “Deserving of special mention is Stanley Black & Decker. Noted for its use of video in its past four years’ online reporting, this year the firm has taken a step further, embedding a video in the backdrop to the 2012 annual report…. [this] shows the company’s ambition to lead the way in video content.”

ARC Awards Honor Many IOP Projects

United Technologies, Kellogg’s, Dominion Resources, Nielsen, Pfizer and Montefiore won big at the 27th annual international ARC Awards, recognizing the best annual reports for 2012. The ARC Awards were created to honor overall excellence in annual reports, and are sponsored by the world’s only independent awards organization.

Honors from the League of American Communications Professionals

IOP was honored by the League of American Communications Professionals. We were awarded Top Annual Report Agency in the Americas as well as Worldwide, the highest ranking firm in the US. We are proud to be recognized for the third consecutive year for the work we do on behalf of our clients.

Vision Awards Honors IOP Clients

Eight IOP clients earn top honors at the 2012 Vision Awards, including 4 of the top 100 Annual Reports globally.
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Pfizer’s 2012 Annual Review Video Series Honored

The video series we created for the Pfizer 2012 Annual Review has garnered many accolades including the Grand (best in category) in the Questar Awards and a Bronze in the 34th Annual Telly’s. View the series here.

An Assessment Framework for Corporate Websites

Is your corporate website effective? When is it time for a change or an update? We’ve published a brief framework to help you assess opportunities. View it here.

IOP Selected as Design Partner for the Commission to Build A Healthier America

RWJF reconvenes the Commission to Build a Healthier America. IOP is thrilled to be the design partner once again. Info on the Commission here.
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Pfizer Launches 2010 Online Annual Review

Pfizer launched their 2012 Online Integrated Annual Review. Pfizer continues to lead in corporate reporting, combining their annual review and responsibility report, with videos bringing the stories to life.
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UTC and Stanley Black & Decker Launch Online Annual Reports

More online annual reports are launching. See United Technologies and Stanley Black & Decker. Both integrate sustainability content and video. Visit Kellogg’s to see the interactive 10-K.

Kellogg’s 2012 Online Annual Report Launches

The 2012 online annual report for Kellogg’s launched today. See it here and don’t miss the interactive 10-K.
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Nielsen’s Mobile App Wins at iNova Awards

Our IR App for Nielsen won Bronze in the Mobile App category of the 2012 iNova Awards! (Download it free and take a look.) Nielsen was recognized from among all Apps, not only IR Apps. The competition is global with entries from many countries.

UTC’s Responsive Site for Community Programs Launches

We launched a responsive site for UTC community programs: UTC – Make Things Better. It includes a great animation. Take a look on desktop, tablet or phone.

Whitepaper On Corporate Reporting Trends Now Available

We published our second annual Trends in Corporate Reporting White Paper. Register here to download the PDF.

Our Clients Win Big at International ARC Awards

United Technologies, Kellogg’s, Dominion Resources, Nielsen and six other clients won big at the 26th annual international ARC Awards, recognizing the best annual reports for 2011.
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Six Tips for Promoting Your Online Report

Thinking about an interactive AR or CSR? Assure its success. Here are 6 tips for promoting your online report.

Multiple IOP Projects Win at Vision Awards

Eight IOP clients earn top honors at the 2011 Vision Awards, including 2 of the top 100 Annual Reports globally.
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Stanley Black & Decker’s Annual Report in IR Global Rankings

The 2012 IR Global Rankings named the IOP-designed Stanley Black & Decker Online Annual Report one of the year’s best, as well as the most improved AR site. These rankings are based on a technical evaluation conducted by a team of specialists and verified by an independent committee.
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New Thinking Piece on the State of Sustainability Reporting

The 2012 Ceres Sustainability conference offered lots of food for thought. So we published a new Thinking piece: The State of Sustainability Reporting.

Nielsen Launches 2011 Online Year in Review

Nielsen launched their 2011 Online Year in Review. Nielsen is leading the way in online financials, the site includes a fully interactive 10-K.

Pfizer Launches 2011 Online Annual Review

Today Pfizer launched their 2011 Online Integrated Annual Review. Pfizer continues to lead a new trend in corporate reporting in the US, combining their annual review and responsibility report.
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IOP’s 2011 Online Annual Report Launching

Our 2011 online interactive annual reports are launching! Here are shortcuts to the first four (after the jump):
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IOP On NYC Design Scene Map

IOP made the map of the NYC design scene. Take a look here.
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New York University Summer Housing Website Has Launched

IOP proudly announces the launch of the new New York University Summer Housing website. Take a look here.

Tradeweb Publishes Corporate Brochure

Our client Tradeweb published their IOP-designed Corporate Brochure. It looks at their philosophy and efforts to improve the way the world’s financial markets operate. You can download it here.

Winners’ Gallery for American Graphic Design Awards

Graphic Design USA posted a web gallery of the winners in the American Graphic Design Awards. We are in good company!

Network for Public Health Law Launches New Brand

Today The Network For Public Health Law launched its new Ideas On Purpose-designed brand.
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Five Honors from the American Graphic Design Awards

2011 American Graphic Design Awards results are in: 5 awards received for marketing brochures, annual reports and integrated reports as well as our own self promotion.
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Whitepaper: Trends in Corporate Reporting

IOP published a white paper on Trends in Corporate Reporting. Register to download here.

Webinar on Corporate Reporting Trends

IOP hosted an educational webinar on Trends in Corporate Reporting. The archive is now online.
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ARC Awards Honor Kellogg’s, TB Alliance and Pfizer

Kellogg’s, TB Alliance and Pfizer win big at the 25th annual international ARC Awards, recognizing the best annual reports for 2010.
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Platinum Award from League of American Communications Professionals

The League of American Communications Professionals awards IOP Platinum: Top Agency of the Year in the Americas in the 2010 Annual Report competition. Our second year in a row!

Vision Annual Report Awards Honor IOP Clients

Six IOP clients earn top honors at the 2010 Vision Annual Report Awards, including one of the top 100 Reports of the year globally, and 4 of the top 50 in the US.
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“Inside Investor Relations” Features IOP’s Insight

Inside Investor Relations asked Ideas On Purpose about the future of annual report design. Read the article.

IOP Projects Honored at American Web Design Awards

Three IOP interactive projects were honored in the 2011 American Web Design Awards. Winners are posted online and will appear in an upcoming issue of GraphicDesignUSA.
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ARC Awards Select John and Darren as Judges

John Connolly and Darren Namaye have been selected to serve as judges for the 2011 International ARC Awards recognizing excellence in annual reports.
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IOP Celebrates 10 Years

Ideas On Purpose is celebrating 10 years of great work with great people. A big shout out goes to our clients, our staff, our contributors and our friends. We toast to a terrific ten years and many more to come.

IOP Wins Honors in Spotlight Awards

In the 2011 League of American Communication Professionals Spotlight Awards for Global Communications IOP clients won 6 of the top 50 honors for websites, corporate brochures and annual reports.
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Pfizer Launches 2010 Online Annual Review

Pfizer launched their 2010 Online Integrated Annual Review. Pfizer is leading a new trend in corporate reporting in the US, combining their annual review and responsibility report.
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Tyco’s 2010 Online Annual Report Now Live

The Tyco 2010 Online Integrated Annual Report is live. Tyco is leading a new trend in corporate reporting, combining their annual report and responsibility report.
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Stanley, Black & Decker’s 2010 Online Annual Report Launched

The Stanley Black & Decker 2010 Online Annual Report launched.
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Kellogg’s 2010 Annual Report Launches

The first of our 2010 online annual reports launched today. Kellogg’s 2010 online Annual Report with an interactive 10-K.
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Pfizer Annual Review Wins Best in Category

Pfizer’s 2009 Online Annual Review won the Grand Award — Best in Category — in the 2010 International iNova Awards honoring the best in corporate websites.

TB Alliance and Pfizer Honored in Global Awards

The TB Alliance 2009 Annual Report and Pfizer’s 2009 Annual Review are honored as Finalists in the 2010 Global Awards.
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IOP Sites Win iNova Awards

The Green House Project and Pfizer websites win Gold in the iNova awards. And, our own site wins Bronze.
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