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Curran & Connors Is the Most Recognized Design Firm in the 59th GDUSA American Graphic Design Awards™

“Our 59th Graphic Design Awards competition drew more than 14,000+ entries in two dozen categories across print, online and motion graphics, and from design studios, ad agencies, inhouse d…


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Curran & Connors Wins 18 GDUSA 2021 American Graphic Design Awards™

Overall, the competition received more than 10,000 submissions, and a highly selective ten percent were selected as winners. “The team works hard all year long to put together the best…


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Seven Steps to Simplify the ESG Disclosure Journey

You have been challenged with communicating your organization’s efforts and commitments around environmental, social and governance-related (ESG) risk mitigation while looking for opportun…


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One-on-One with DEI Leader Jennifer Brown

Curran & Connors talks with Jennifer Brown, highly respected DE&I consultant, founder of Jennifer Brown Consulting (JBC) and renowned author, to better understand what is happening a…


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Curran & Connors among the top 5 winners in the 21st annual GDUSA American Web Design Awards™

“More than 2,300 entries were submitted and the top ten percent were selected as winners, Curran & Connors is among the top 5 winners nationally with 5 wins!” said Sasha Kay…


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Design & Annual Reports August 6, 2021

CORPORATE REPORTING BEST PRACTICE: Combine web presence with an accompanying PDF

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Get key data found by stakeholders, raters and rankers. Get indexed by search engines (Google). Address varied preferences for delivery formats. Make information accessible for all au…


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How are companies handling Investor Days in a post-COVID world?

8.24.21 In-person gatherings largely went away during COVID—if they happened, they were virtual. Now, companies seem to be thinking about bringing them back, but in a hybrid fashion: in-pe…


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Design & Annual Reports December 21, 2020

Creative Challenges, COVID Concerns, Crazy Cats and Other 2020 Year-End Thoughts

We asked our Executive Vice President of Sales & Customer Experience, Barbara Koontz, and our Chief Creative Officer, Jeff Brandi, to share their year-end thoughts on an unforgettable 20…


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Press Release November 11, 2020

Curran & Connors Wins an Impressive 19 GDUSA 2020 American Graphic Design Awards™

“We are incredibly pleased with this honor from GDUSA. While we don’t design with the purpose of winning awards, we take great pride in sharing this news with our clients,” said Jeff B…


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Annual Report for Kids—Opening Minds and Creating Future Opportunities

Curran & Connors is proud to extend our legacy of helping companies tell their stories to a new program to increase awareness around financial literacy in our country. Here are the facts…


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Guest Blog, Sustainability September 4, 2020

How Companies Can Improve their Investor Rating Scores on ESG

As investors increasingly push to assess companies’ Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance, our publicly traded clients and potential clients often ask us how they can impr…


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Seven Tips for Designing a Successful Corporate Report

Creating an engaging and impactful design for your Annual Report or CSR Report is fully within your reach if you follow sound design principles. Our “7 Tips” will steer you in the right …


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Going Digital: Four Options for Telling Your Corporate Story on Your Website

Your corporate report (annual, sustainability, community, ESG, DE&I, etc.) is a critical part of your company’s story, showcasing key performance metrics, as well as cultural different…


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Rating Scores Around ESG: How to Begin the Disclosure Journey

Institutional investors have increasingly asked for a way to screen sustainable and responsible investments. Rating scores allow investors to see the ESG programs that make your company stan…


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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts in Corporate America: Audit, Awaken, Act

While the issue of racism in America is nothing new, recent protests around the country have brought it into the mainstream conversation in an unprecedented way.  People from all walks of l…


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Seven Tips for Getting Your Corporate Message Right

Does your CEO have a critical message to share? How can you be 100 percent sure it always comes across as intended? Sometimes, a 99 percent success rate is one percent short of what’s nee…


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That Best Next Move: Corporate Responsibility and Your Website

Your corporate website will likely serve as the primary platform for telling your CR story. As an open book accessible to all, it reflects transparency and accountability. But not all websit…


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Press Release June 15, 2020

Curran & Connors is Single Biggest Winner in the GDUSA American Web Design Awards™

“Our 2020 American Web Design Awards™ saw more than 2,000 entries from design firms, ad agencies and corporate design departments representing many of the world’s leading companies, pr…


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Pitfalls to avoid when creating a corporate responsibility report

Defining priorities. Collecting data. Creating communications that resonate with key stakeholders. All are essential steps for any organization wanting to articulate its commitments and acti…


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Press Release February 4, 2020

Curran & Connors Recognized with Graphic Design USA Awards

“We are constantly striving to produce better results, and while many great work did not get recognized, the recognition that we did receive is incredibly gratifying,” said Jeff Brandi, …


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When it comes to the annual report, bear in mind…

The annual report has begun to come out of hibernation. While it is slowly creeping into our workflow, mostly in scheduling and kickoffs, before we know it, annual meeting materials will be …


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Making the most of your ESG efforts

Are your stakeholders asking for insight into your environmental, social and governance (ESG) efforts? Have you been caught off guard by ratings agencies’ scorecards? Do you need advice on…


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Five Communications Tips for IPO Success

We all know IPOs can be perceived as a double-edged sword—a potentially lucrative investment and a risk at the same time. Your communications with potential investors could determine the s…


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Press Release November 9, 2017

Curran & Connors Recognized with ARC and Graphic Design USA Awards

“I am very happy about our performance at this year’s awards,” said Barbara Koontz, Curran & Connors’ Senior Vice President, Sales & Customer Experience. “It is confirmatio…


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10 Tips for Annual Report Success

Regardless of when your fiscal year ends, it’s never too early to start preparing for annual report season. The process for this yearly requirement can be daunting and time-consuming. As a…


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News June 2, 2017

Artisan Annual Report Takes Best of Show at 2017 Graphics Excellence Awards

This year’s “Best of Show,” the competition’s highest honor, was awarded to The Fox Company of West Allis, Wisconsin, for their involvement in the Artisan Partners, 2015 Annual Repor…


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Press Release May 19, 2017

Curran & Connors Recognized with 2017 American Web Design Awards

“With an increasing amount of great work being done by agencies and individuals around the world, there’s tremendous satisfaction in receiving this type of recognition once again,” sai…


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Diversity and Inclusion April 4, 2017

Lead the Diversity and Inclusion Conversation

Explore and understand the importance of Diversity & Inclusion and its reporting.


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