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07 Dec | 2017

7 Tips to Create Company Annual Reports Your Stakeholders Will Love

Reports & Investor Communications

Sangeet Anand - Office Administrator Sangeet comes to Red Rocket with a Diploma in Financial Management from BCIT and is currently working towards her Degree in Business Administration. Her primary goal is to keep the office running smoothly, while keeping her coworkers cheerful.

Successful company annual reports help differentiate you from your competition, and can help strengthen relationships with your stakeholders. Regardless of the rise of electronic documentation, the annual report remains one of the most important documents your organization will create.

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25 Oct | 2017

A Simple System to Help You Design the Perfect Annual Report

Reports & Investor Communications

Perry Boeker - Principal & Marketing Strategist A results-driven creative thinker, Perry is a marketing management professional with a proven record of achievement in Strategic Planning, Team Leadership, and New Concepts Development.

Does your annual report present your annual figures in a concise and transparent manner?
Does it explain your management strategy in a compelling and credible way?
Does it act as a powerful sales tool for prospective business partners?
Does it enhance the credibility of your brand?
Does it act as a positive source of motivation for your staff?

Your annual report is the single most important measure of your company’s reputation. If it doesn’t do all of the above, then maybe it’s time to revisit your corporate communications strategy

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11 May | 2017

Thinking of your next annual report design? I want to share with you how to use infographics to help take your report to the next level. 

I'll be honest, as a designer/illustrator I'm not a big fan of reading, especially when pictures are an alternative. Now I'm not saying reading doesn't have its place, but I'm sure you'll agree that images and graphics are a much quicker and easier way to digest complex ideas/information than a page-long description typed out.

The issue is how do you meet somewhere in the middle and clearly present your complex information without boring the reader to death. Fortunately we have a the solution: the infographic.

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04 Feb | 2016

Want to Make a Great Presentation and Avoid Death by PowerPoint? Respect Your Audience

Events & Going’s on, Reports & Investor Communications

Terry Dove - Writer Terry Dove, writer. Terry is an industry veteran with nearly three decades of writing and communications experience, particularly for the resource and investment sectors. With a Canadian Securities Course designation, a B.Sc in marketing and MFA in creative writing, he brings a unique blend of education, skills and experience to our team. Before joining Red Rocket, he owned and operated Dove Communications Inc. (2000-2012) and Rainier Communications Inc. (1990-2000).

Those of you in the investor relations field know that great presentations are crucial to your company’s marketing. A compelling presentation leaves audiences with a positive impression and lodges your most important selling points in their memory. A weak presentation leaves them bored and exhausted from trying to absorb too much information. Or as we like to call it—“Death by PowerPoint.”

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06 Mar | 2013

5 ways to avoid Death by PowerPoint

Customer Service, Reports & Investor Communications

Terry Dove - Writer Terry Dove, writer. Terry is an industry veteran with nearly three decades of writing and communications experience, particularly for the resource and investment sectors. With a Canadian Securities Course designation, a B.Sc in marketing and MFA in creative writing, he brings a unique blend of education, skills and experience to our team. Before joining Red Rocket, he owned and operated Dove Communications Inc. (2000-2012) and Rainier Communications Inc. (1990-2000).

Investor Relations (IR) professionals tell me their biggest challenge with presentations is keeping the amount of information to a minimum. By the time the project has been vetted by the CEO, CFO, COO, geologist, lawyer or whoever else gets to contribute, the slides can overflow with details that greatly bog down a presentation.

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  • Art Director Angela takes every project through a demanding creative process, beginning with research and analysis, continuing to brainstorming and conceptualization, before presenting her design solution. She is a highly creative and pragmatic team player. With a broad range of creative experience, Angela has the ability to see even the most difficult design challenge to completion.
  • Web Project Manager Audrey is an experienced web technologist. Her favourite technologies are Opensource, Agile, and Open Space technologies. She loves to find a way to bring diverse skillsets together to deliver a project on budget that exceeds customer expectations. Her experience in leading major web projects, a track record of exceptional customer service, plus a commitment to community development allow her to add long-term value to a client’s web brand.
  • Lead Front-End Web Developer Caroline comes to us from Paris, France where she completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Multimedia from the Institut d’Etudes Supérieures des Arts. A talented interactive designer / developer, Caroline contributes both left and right brain smarts to all of Red Rocket’s interactive assignments.

  • Principal and Managing Director Gil is an award-winning Creative Director who balances a keen design sense with the ability to translate abstract concepts into dynamic visual tools for marketing and corporate communication. 
He's an expert in using traditional and online media to elevate corporate visibility and deliver bottom-line results.
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  • Commmunications Designer Armed with a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Advertising and Graphic Design, Kane has travelled all the way from the shores of Western Australia to join the Red Rocket Creative team. A talented, multidisciplinary designer with several years of industry experience, Kane consistently delivers well researched, strategic and innovative design solutions to each of his clients.
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  • Principal & Marketing Strategist A results-driven creative thinker, Perry is a marketing management professional with a proven record of achievement in Strategic Planning, Team Leadership, and New Concepts Development.
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  • Office Administrator Sangeet comes to Red Rocket with a Diploma in Financial Management from BCIT and is currently working towards her Degree in Business Administration. Her primary goal is to keep the office running smoothly, while keeping her coworkers cheerful.
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  • Writer Terry Dove, writer. Terry is an industry veteran with nearly three decades of writing and communications experience, particularly for the resource and investment sectors. With a Canadian Securities Course designation, a B.Sc in marketing and MFA in creative writing, he brings a unique blend of education, skills and experience to our team. Before joining Red Rocket, he owned and operated Dove Communications Inc. (2000-2012) and Rainier Communications Inc. (1990-2000).
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