Is your annual report a lost opportunity? A tick-the-box compliance exercise that takes months of preparation with no real benefit?
It doesn’t need to be this way.
Done well, your annual report can be a valuable marketing tool that engages your stakeholders, demonstrates your achievements, and communicates your future aspirations.
Annual reports can often be left to the last minute. Information is being gathered from multiple stakeholders and before you know it, the ASX deadline is looming and you’re still stuck with an incomplete Word document.
Make your next annual report a valuable marketing tool that clearly articulates your success, vision and company culture - not just the financial facts and stats. Whether you need a printed report, interactive digital option or an online solution, we’re ready to help.
We’ve been helping Australian businesses and not-for-profits with their annual reports for more than 15 years. With our annual report design service, we streamline the process to deliver your annual report on-time and budget. We’ve developed checklists and processes to help you get the information you need while managing complex stakeholder relationships. Our strict methodology for managing version control means we’ll help you avoid those “but that’s not the copy I approved” dramas.
With our proven methodology, we can work to tight timeframes without compromising on quality and attention to detail. We know the ASX format requirements inside out and will help you get from first draft to final sign-off on-time.
And because we’re not just about making the boring stuff look pretty, we can help you with getting the message right too.
We work with you to develop a theme for your annual report, choose photos and other visuals to support your story. We create stunning, brand-rich infographics that get across your key information in a glance. We have a keen eye to the sensitive data in your financial sections, ensuring the layouts are clean and easy to read. And we put all of these elements together in a cohesive visual story that ensures your achievements get heard.
Whether you need full-service annual report design including copywriting support, editing, proofreading, and print management, or just design and layout, we can help.
We’ll start by digging deep with our briefing discovery session. This will help us to work with you to develop a theme for your annual report. We’ll also scope out the project outlines and create a timeline to ensure you understand exactly what you need to do and when.
Together we workshop themes for your year in review. Are you celebrating a meaningful milestone? Are you evolving your business or taking a new direction? We’ll uncover a uniting message that sets the tone of your project.
We translate your brief into a meaningful, functional and beautiful design. You get two separate and unique concepts to review and choose from. You also get a first look at cover designs, double-page spreads, infographics and financials. Once we’ve agreed on the design, we’ll get to work on designing and laying out the full report.
For big projects like annual reports, version control is critical to meeting deadlines. We’ve developed checklists to help you provide your approved content on time. We include two rounds of minor changes in your overall project fee.
Once the final layout is approved, we’ll provide you with a file for print, or we can manage print production of the report including mailing and distribution. If you've completed an online annual report, we will step you through our streamlined launch process.
“Great service and fab end product (140 page report/document), Amanda was very patient with us in less-than-ideal circumstances.”
“Absolutely love working with Creative Noise - they are more than just designers. They are completely engaged in your business and what the best solutions are for you to achieve success. They are that contractor that you just want to high-five after every meeting. Love their work!”
“The Creative Noise was fantastic in helping bring our brand together. As a startup, it's tricky to turn your ideas into visuals but they made the whole process easy. We're really happy with the results.”