08.2009

SAVE TIME. SAVE JOBS. BUY LOCAL.

Making the conscious choice to buy goods and services from other local businesses in Ocala and Marion County just so happens to be something very close to our hearts. We know and understand that it's a way to implement our own economic stimulus plan and help our fellow small businesses keep their doors open and our peers employed. That's why we donated several thousands of dollars worth of pro bono design to the Ocala/Marion County Chamber of Commerce's Buy Local campaign, kick-off event and expo.

07.2009

HERMAN MILLER ON THE BIG + SMALL SCREENS

Candour recently collaborated with the Herman Miller marketing team to create a video promoting their three new chairs – Setu, Nala and Embody. The video was strategically sent via an email marketing campaign to television and movie producers looking to fill their sets with cool new products. Keep a look out, you may just see these chairs the next time you're watching your favorite TV show or movie.

07.2009

WOMEN IN BUSINESS

Each year, the Ocala Business Journal highlights 10 women in Marion County that have been active in excelling our local economic and business community. This year, Candour's very own Principals and Creative Directors, Kristin Goza and Holly Clark were among those honored. In their interview, they dish on the opportunities and challenges of women in business, and the perpetual challenge of juggling both business and personal lives.

06.2009

OUR FIRST NATIONAL ADDY® AWARD

The results are in. Our very own and very small design studio with less than one-year under our belt, has won an elusive National ADDY® Award.Yep, we said national. On June 6th, in Washington, D.C., Candour was honored a Silver National ADDY® Award in the Advertising Industry Self-Promotion Mixed Media Campaign category for our studio's identity, stationery suite, website and self-promotion poster series.

06.2009

40 UNDER 40

Congratulations to our very own Principals and Creative Directors, Holly Clark and Kristin Goza for making Ocala Magazine's 2009 '40 Under Forty' list. The creative duo was selected for their contributions to the Ocala business community as a whole, and for their efforts in reshaping Ocala's design community.

04.2009

CANDOUR POCKETS SIX ADDY® AWARDS AND CONTINUES TO ADVANCE

Candour was awarded six local ADDY® awards including Best in Print and Judge's Choice by the Greater Ocala Advertising Federation in March. The win piloted Candour to the District ADDY® Awards competition where the studio took home a Silver ADDY® Award and an invitation to compete at the national level.

01.2009

THE CHAMBER GETS A FACE LIFT

At the Ocala/Marion County Chamber of Commerce's 121st Annual Dinner, Candour reveals the new brand and family of logos developed for this progressive business resource. Through research and thought-provoking strategy, we ensured their brand remains fresh and modern with plenty of room to grow over time. Over the course of 2009, Candour will evolve the brand more thoroughly through new advertisements, print collateral and enriched multimedia, as the Chamber's 2009 exclusive design firm.

01.2009

CLARK RECEIVES DISTINGUISHED AWARD

Candour Principal and Creative Director, Holly Clark was the honored recipient of the 2009 Stars Over Ocala 'New Business Person-of-the Year' award. This award honors individuals who successfully bring a unique product or service to Ocala, making a significant contribution to the area's economic development.

01.2009

UTILIZING OUR TALENTS FOR THE GREATER GOOD

Candour has selected the United Way of Marion County (UWMC) as our 2009 Non-Profit Client-of-the-Year. UWMC will receive $17,925 of pro-bono work including a marketing audit, campaign development, design and strategic messaging. Candour chooses a non-profit client annually to donate their services to. In 2008, the studio donated $30,000 in branding and design work to the Ocala/Marion County Chamber of Commerce.

NOTEWORTHY

09.2009 Candour becomes Agency of Record for Integrity Home Health Care to develop a fresh and innovative new identity for their brand. As this forward-thinking home health care company expands from their current Ocala headquarters, into Jacksonville and Orlando, Florida, they now have a new more professional and inviting brand that allows their patients to better connect with them.
09.2009 Happy Birthday to us! That's right. Candour turns 1. Congratulations to our team for acquiring a slew of new clients, for developing so many innovative new brands, and for bringing home a pocketful of awards in the process. It's been quite an exciting year and we look forward to many more to come!
07.2009 Candour becomes Agency of Record for Appleton Museum of Art. We look forward to partnering with them to push their brand even further than we already have.
05.2009 Candour launches the new Rymo Records brand to several hundred of their closest friends at the 2009 Florida Music Festival in Orlando, Florida. The brand launch included a new logo, stationery suite, FMF promotion package and website. VIEW >
04.2009 Candour is selected as the official design sponsor of the 2009 Florida Public Relations Association North Florida Image Awards.
04.2009 Kristin Goza and Holly Clark critique junior and senior portfolios for University of Florida design students.