Amplifying corporate personality.
For ten years before Kirin privatised the company, Lion Nathan enjoyed the high levels of creativity that Insight can bring to annual reports. They eschewed corporate-speak and spoke in a language (verbal and visual) that reflected the personality of a progressive company that was in the business of ‘making the world a more sociable place.’
The 2006 report was built on the business message of market breadth – that there was a beer or wine in the Lion Nathan stable to suit virtually every personality type. We set out to illustrate this by profiling some of our beverages alongside the people who drank them.
This was done with the purest integrity – we didn’t select models; we literally went into pubs, cafes and restaurants and found real people drinking the various products, and convinced them to be profiled in the annual report.
Note the fingerprint on the bottle on the cover – that set the theme of personalisation for the rest of the report. Even the Chair and CEO signed off with a fingerprint rather than a traditional signature.
This report was one of a number of Lion Nathan reports that won the prestigious New York-based ARC Best International Annual Report Award.
Interim Reports – the unintended consequences
So, listed companies no longer need to publish an Interim Report. Great: less work, less cost. But if that means you’re communicating with your retail shareholders and other stakeholders at only 12 month intervals,...
Integrated Reporting: Connectivity of Information
It’s one of the core principles of an Integrated Report (<IR>). But many clients seem to think it’s one of the hardest. We’ll get to that in a minute – but spoiler alert: it isn’t really. First,...
Integrated Reporting: Don’t aim for perfection. Just get in the mood and go.
I see too many clients hesitating to get on the integrated reporting bus. Often because they perceive that there’s a lot of internal change needing to happen before this is possible. Sometimes it’s because...