HOUSTON (June 12, 2015) – Savage Brands received the prestigious “Best of Show” along with three other significant honors for outstanding client work at the 2015 International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Bronze Quill Awards.
The 2013 Integrated Report for client Entergy received three awards including “Best of Show,” “Best of Division” and an “Award of Excellence” in electronic and digital communications. Additionally, the firm received an “Award of Merit” for creation of the Diamond Offshore Intranet.
“What an honor to receive awards for what we love to do and then have the work cited as the best in Houston communications,” said Robin Tooms, Principal and Vice President of Strategy at Savage Brands. “We are proud that Entergy engaged us to create the company’s first integrated report that united its annual financial, environmental and social stories to reach all its stakeholders with a singular message.”
A primary benefit of integrated reporting is to create a single source to communicate a company’s goals and initiatives, as well as its financial performance.
“Some reports feature a sustainability report with a separate annual report under one cover, but the Entergy online integrated report interwove the content and sent a cohesive message to all their audiences,” said Tooms. “The report received national recognition when an Entergy executive was quoted in Forbes magazine about it being a strategy to demonstrate the link between doing good and doing well.”
In its report, Entergy cites three advantages to integrated reporting: to enhance transparency by providing one source of information to all stakeholders; to reflect how the company measures and manages it performance with a combination of financial, environmental, community and employee measures; and its belief that all stakeholders are inextricably linked.
“We are so excited to be honored for our strategic and creative work, and very appreciative of our clients who are open to exploring new communications initiatives and recognize the benefits of digital technology,” said Tooms.
About Savage Brands
Founded in 1973, Savage Brands is a Houston-based company that mobilizes minds, drives performance and creates results. We work with companies experiencing transition, growth and transformation by employing Savage Thinking® to uncover and articulate their purpose. Through strategy, planning and design communications, we help leaders build purposeful brands that increase employee engagement and customer loyalty, enabling leaders to achieve their most ambitious visions.