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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.