Category : Hermes Awards

Giving Back Through Marketing and Communications: GoodThree

Throughout the years, AMCP entrants have submitted more than 2,000 pro bono entries. While that is a lot of work donated to nonprofits, we’re sure it is only a small percentage of the time, money, effort and skill that our entrants give back to their communities. Throughout the next couple of months, we’re profiling some of these people and sharing their stories with you in our series, Giving Back Through Marketing and Communications.

Design firm GoodThree recently took home a Platinum honor from the 2014 Hermes Creative Awards for its 2012 Annual Report for the nonprofit 2 Seconds Or Less in the pro bono category. We were able to catch up with GoodThree principal and designer Matt Hannigan to learn more about the firm and how it supports 2 Seconds Or Less.

2 Seconds Or Less Annual Report By GoodThree

Tell us about 2 Seconds Or Less and its mission. How does it help people?

2 Seconds Or Less (2SOL) is a nonprofit organization based in Central Pennsylvania dedicated to serving impoverished nations by providing sustainable agriculture methods and teaching the people of those areas how to properly plant, maintain and harvest their crops.

How did you find out about 2 Seconds Or Less? Why did you decide to donate GoodThree’s services to help the organization with their annual report?

I started working with 2SOL while I was working as a freelance graphic designer and was given the opportunity to rebrand the nonprofit. After that project, I continued doing work for the organization and formed a strong relationship with them.

When GoodThree was formed, we decided to continue providing our services to them because their mission for sustainable hunger solutions worked very well with our green design business model, and they allowed us to have complete creative freedom over their projects.

How did your team come up with the design and what inspired them?

The 2012 Annual Report design was completely inspired by small individuals making a big difference. This concept is taken directly from the start-up of 2SOL and how much of an impact they’ve made on their community since that time. Every small detail of this report was taken into consideration in order to support that idea, as is common throughout all of our projects. The smallest details can make a huge difference.

2 Seconds Or Less Annual Report

What were some of the most challenging aspects of the project and how did your team overcome them?

One of the most challenging aspects of this particular project was catering the design to the seemingly never-ending copy edits. We wanted to make sure the design continued to compliment the message effectively and successfully throughout all the changes. How we were able to work through this was to maintain good communication with them throughout the process.

Another challenging portion of this project was arranging the sections of the report in such an order that allowed the design to visually tell a story and helped the content flow smoothly from page to page. Solving this issue turned out to be quite simple: look at each section from the reader’s point-of-view and figure out the most logical and visually pleasing presentation order.

How was the report received by 2 Seconds Or Less?

Extremely well. Within 10 minutes of sending the final file for approval, we received a response that simply read, “HOLY CRAP! THIS THING IS BEAUTIFUL!” We could not have been happier with that response.

Do you have plans to continue working with 2 Seconds Or Less? Why?

Yes. We have seen the amazing impact that our services has had on them and their audience, and we would like to continue to be apart of that. Their mission continues to compliment our green design vision and they are always enthusiastic about the work we produce.

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GoodThree DesignGoodThree is a green branding and design firm with a desire to invest in the client-designer relationship through a “Design Thinking Forward” model. They begin with the end, and end with the beginning; they ensure that their first step paves the way for an engaging sustainable outcome, motivating them to review their design process and analyze every resource.

Have you donated your services to a nonprofit or do you know someone that has? The Communitas Awards, which recognizes exceptional businesses, organizations and individuals for excellence in community service and corporate social responsibility, is now accepting nominations. 

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Giving Back Through Marketing and Communications: Randy Clark Graphic Design

Throughout the years, AMCP entrants have submitted more than 2,000 pro bono entries. While that is a lot of work donated to nonprofits, we’re sure it is only a small percentage of the time, money, effort and skill that our entrants give back to their communities. Throughout the next couple of months, we’re profiling some […]

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Giving Back Through Marketing and Communications: 2e Creative

Throughout the years, AMCP entrants have submitted more than 2,000 pro bono entries. While that is a lot of work donated to nonprofits, we’re sure it is only a small percentage of the time, money, effort and skill that our entrants give back to their communities. Throughout the next couple of months, we’re profiling some […]

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6 Fabulous Ways Winners Are Promoting Their 2014 Hermes Creative Awards Honors

After recognizing work that’s the cream of the crop in the marketing, communications and design industries, we’re not surprised that the creativity and skills of those honored is put to good use publicizing the honors.

Since announcing the 2014 Hermes Creative Awards winners, we’ve noticed several organizations sharing news of their wins on social media and turning the downloadable graphics into unique creations.

If you need a little inspiration for promoting your awards, take a look at a few wonderful examples from this year’s cadre of winners.

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Now that you’ve won a Hermes Creative Award, what do you do?

With the results of the 2014 Hermes Creative Awards announced, after patting your team and yourself on the back for creating outstanding creative work, what’s the next step? You don’t want to sit on this honorable recognition – you should publicize it! Here are a few ideas to get you started. Broadcast on social media […]

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2014 Hermes Winners Posted

The results are in for the 2014 Hermes Creative Awards.  There were about 5500 entries from 15 countries.  Winners are posted on our website. All entrants today were mailed written notification of their results. Please allow a few days for the information to arrive. We will be posting more information on the blog in the coming […]

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2014 Hermes Creative Awards Entry Spotlight: Columbia College

While the winners for the 2014 Hermes Creative Awards won’t be announced until May 1, we’re showcasing select entries that stand out. Keep checking back to see if your work will be highlighted. Company: Columbia College Location: Columbia, Missouri Title of Entry: “Academic Affairs Holiday Card” Category: 149. E-Card Holiday e-cards take many forms, but almost all […]

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2014 Hermes Creative Awards Entry Spotlight: Tilling Creative

While the winners for the 2014 Hermes Creative Awards won’t be announced until May 1, we’re showcasing select entries that stand out. Keep checking back to see if your work will be highlighted. Company: Tilling Creative Location: Harefield, Great Britain Client: Castrol Title of Entry: “Castrol EDGE Titanium FST Technology” Category: 163. Marketing (Product) Engine oil is […]

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2014 Hermes Creative Awards Entry Spotlight: The Hoffman Agency

While the winners for the 2014 Hermes Creative Awards won’t be announced until May 1, we’re showcasing select entries that stand out. Keep checking back to see if your work will be highlighted. Company: The Hoffman Agency Location: San Jose, California Client: City of Fremont Title of Entry: “City of Fremont: Talking the Language of Business, […]

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