Plan your annual report – now’s the time

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Get organised early this year – we’re here to make your annual report process professional, smooth and easy.

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You mainly know TCC for our copywriting skills. Did you know we also have an in-house design studio?

Now, you can hand your whole annual report project over to us, knowing that you will get an expertly written, beautifully designed document that is suitable for both print and digital.

We’re the annual report experts – we’ve produced hundreds of reports for different sectors, including government, education, not-for-profit and publicly listed companies. We know every client has unique needs with different desired outcomes. TCC understands that the critical work happens in the briefing process – we only begin compiling the report once we are fully briefed and understand your project.

Read the case studies of some of our favourite clients:

The Housing Connection Annual Report

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The Client

The Housing Connection is a community-based charity in Sydney.
The Copy Collective project managed and drafted its annual report in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.

The Housing Connection Annual Report - front and back cover images of the 2017 Annual Report showing people with disabilities with their support workers

The Brief

We focused on design, accessibility, copy and print (including an online magazine format) for the annual report. The challenge was meeting the brief with a tight budget, which we were able to do.

Introducing cost-saving initiatives, such as a photo shoot that provided enough material for use in two consecutive reports, helped to overcome the budget challenge we needed to work with.

TCC wrote, edited and proofread all the copy. Rather than the traditional financial tables, we designed engaging and clear infographics to outline financials and other key statistics. Also, we redrafted case studies to provide a consistent tone of voice and present the work inclusively.

Our in-house studio designed three years of the reports to a high professional standard, and we also managed the print process each year.

The Scope

  • 12-page, narrative-style report
  • Infographics to outline financial and other achievements
  • Reports from CEO and Chair
  • All editing and proofreading
  • Management of print production
  • Complete design of A4 saddle-stitched report
The House Connection annual report showing key achievements and financial highlights as an infographic in an easy-to-read format

Arnhem Land Progress Association Annual Report

The Client

Arnhem Land Progress Association (ALPA) is an innovative community organisation owned by six Indigenous communities located in Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory.

The Brief

TCC was contracted to produce and manage all content, design, print and delivery of the 2018 Annual Report for ALPA.

Firstly, the project management and liaison presented some exciting opportunities. Further, the project involved working with remotely located team members and contacting and obtaining reports from volunteers, all while dealing with a telescoped timetable. We were proud to deliver on time and budget.

The Scope

  • 64-page narrative style report with audited financials
  • Design creation of an Indigenous theme (without cultural misappropriation)
  • Development of infographics for the finance section and key achievements.
  • Content creation
  • Liaison with printer
  • All editing and proofreading
ALPA Annual Report - Indigenous community organisation annual report cover showing 4 Aboriginal apprentices in work wear

Australian Catholic University (ACU) Annual Report

The Client

Australian Catholic University is a young, innovative university focused on excellence. It empowers its students to have a real impact on the lives of others. ACU believes in education and life-changing community engagement.

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ACU annual report - open pages of annual report showing narrative and case study treatment

The Brief

The 68-page annual report involved academic staff, religious staff, administrators and professional (non-academic) staff. We met rigorous KPIs while directly liaising with approximately 100 staff members.

TCC drafted annual reports for ACU for four consecutive years (2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017) until they built an in-house team. The process was committee-driven, which meant we needed to communicate clearly and be flexible, with our account manager reporting to a committee member.

Moreover, our work included project management, interviews, transcripts, design, editing, proofreading, writing, accessibility and print.

The Scope

  • 68-page annual report
  • Project management
  • Stakeholder liaison with multiple departments
  • Accessibility compliance to WCAG 2.0 Level AA standard for PDF and (online) text versions
  • Phone interviews
  • Desktop research
  • Liaison with printer
ACU annual report - open page showing infographics for key achievements

Is your annual report deadline looming large?

We can send you a competitive quote. Book a free discovery call with one of our consultants, and we’ll talk about your needs.