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

Our 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.

2017 digital annual reports launch

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 awards

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!”

EcoSpaces Education

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.


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.

Brand New Brand

IOP wins website design awards for clients

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.