05/21/15

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.

03/17/15

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!

02/04/15

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.

02/02/15

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.

01/06/15

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.

10/06/14

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

09/24/14

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.

09/15/14

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.

09/08/14

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.

08/13/14

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.

08/01/14

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.

07/21/14

Nine IOP clients earn top honors at the 2013 Vision Awards, including 4 of the top 100 Annual Reports globally.
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06/27/14

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.

05/30/14

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.

04/24/14

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!

03/27/14

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

03/10/14

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

02/26/14

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.

02/04/14

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.

01/30/14

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.

01/17/14

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.

09/26/13

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

09/03/13

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.”

08/06/13

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.

07/31/13

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.

07/16/13

Eight IOP clients earn top honors at the 2012 Vision Awards, including 4 of the top 100 Annual Reports globally.
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06/25/13

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.

05/06/13

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.

04/09/13

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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04/08/13

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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03/28/13

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.

03/15/13

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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12/04/12

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.

10/22/12

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.

09/13/12

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

08/13/12

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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07/24/12

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

07/12/12

Eight IOP clients earn top honors at the 2011 Vision Awards, including 2 of the top 100 Annual Reports globally.
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05/22/12

The interactive online annual reports for Nielsen, UTC, Kellogg’s and Stanley Black & Decker were honored in the 2012 American Web Design Awards.
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05/02/12

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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04/27/12

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

04/20/12

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

04/02/12

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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03/12/12

Our 2011 online interactive annual reports are launching! Here are shortcuts to the first four (after the jump):
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01/23/12

IOP made the map of the NYC design scene. Take a look here.
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01/19/12

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

01/05/12

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.

01/03/12

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

10/21/11

Today The Network For Public Health Law launched its new Ideas On Purpose-designed brand.
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09/19/11

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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09/13/11

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

08/01/11

IOP hosted an educational webinar on Trends in Corporate Reporting. The archive is now online.
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07/29/11

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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07/21/11

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!

07/12/11

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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06/15/11

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

05/24/11

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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05/18/11

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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05/09/11

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.

05/04/11

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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04/04/11

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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03/23/11

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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03/14/11

The Stanley Black & Decker 2010 Online Annual Report launched.
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03/10/11

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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12/16/10

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.

12/08/10

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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11/24/10

The Green House Project and Pfizer websites win Gold in the iNova awards. And, our own site wins Bronze.
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11/09/10

IOP-designed iPad reader is out: ReadSquare. Developed by our friends at LarvaLabs. Free for a limited time…

09/20/10

The results are in and Pfizer won 2 Grand Awards in the 2010 ARC Awards — Best Cover and Best Summary Annual Review.
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09/10/10

2010 American Graphic Design Awards: 8 awards received for marketing brochures, advertising, branding and visual identity as well as multiple annual reports and responsibility reporting.
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07/28/10

The League of American Communications Professionals awards IOP Gold: Top AR Agency of the Year in the Americas.

07/27/10

Inside Investor Relations featured the Ideas On Purpose-designed 2009 Pfizer Annual Review in an article about Pfizer’s move to integrated reporting. Pfizer said “We challenged [IOP] this year to put together a piece that really broke the mold, and [they] responded exceptionally well.” Read the article.

07/21/10

IOP launches an occasional series — Thinking — with our first article: AR and CSR: On a collision course?

07/19/10

IOP earns top honors at the 2009 Vision Awards, with six Annual Reports lauded including one of the top 100 Reports of the year.
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06/16/10

Pfizer calls the IOP-designed Annual Review the “Swiss Army Knife of communications.” The “signature communications piece” stresses science and corporate responsibility. Read the article in Medical Marketing and Media.

05/25/10

Three IOP interactive projects were honored in the 2010 American Web Design Awards. Winners are posted online and will appear in the May issue of GraphicDesignUSA.
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05/06/10

Darren Namaye and John Connolly have been selected to serve as judges for the 2010 International ARC Awards recognizing excellence in annual reports.
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04/26/10

Our website has recently been featured on many sites dedicated to excellent web design!
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04/05/10

Our 2008 Annual Report for the TB Alliance has received a Merit Award
and is featured in HOW Magazine’s International Design Annual,
the March/April 2010 issue.

03/30/10

Three IOP projects are featured in a new book from Rockport,

The Designer’s Graphic Stew
, by Timothy Samara, an “inspirational resource” for graphic designers.

03/11/10

The IOP-designed Tyco 2009 Annual Report is out.

01/22/10

SlideScreen, an IOP-designed Android home screen, has launched!
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12/09/09

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center partners with IOP for 6th consecutive Annual Report.

11/30/09

Four IOP-designed websites recognized by iNova for excellence in website design.
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11/02/09

Ideas On Purpose won 5 awards at the 18th American Business Communicators Annual Report Competition—including first and third place overall.

10/15/09

Our Pfizer Annual Report is featured in the September Corporate Reports issue of GraphicDesign USA Magazine. Take a look.

09/17/09

We partnered with LarvaLabs to create an Android home screen design. See it (with a video).