The 7 Advantages of having one supplier to Design, Write and Project Manage your Annual Report

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Andrew Pegler Media has designed, written and project managed over 250 annual reports. Our full 360° one-stop-shop service covers writing, editing and design.

Having both content and design done by one supplier means one clean point of contact for you. Seamless communication between the writing and design elements results in a superior final product. Plus, there is no need to pay for a final proof of the ultimate document. We quality control your content along the way.

1. Better accountability

A single supplier, solely responsible for the entire process, cannot blame others for non-performance or delays. Our ‘buck-stops-here accountability’ ensures effective and efficient delivery of your annual report.

2. Overall visibility

A single supplier who’s responsible for the project from start to finish will be across its many moving parts. APM will always know where processes and procedures are at, ensuring a much smoother process for aspects like:

  • Interviews
  • Stakeholder copy
  • Copy feedback
  • Flagging potential issues
  • Design feedback
  • When copy will be delivered to design
  • Image selection
  • Communication between editorial and design wings, so each learns about changes quickly and can react accordingly
  • Version management

3. Greater efficiency

Having a single point of contact for the entire annual report is more efficient.

No need to juggle different service providers — a sole contact ensures all parties involved in the process understand each other’s roles and responsibilities and are equipped to deal with unforeseen problems.

You’ll waste no time:

  • Dealing with issues arising from one party misinterpreting instructions
  • Briefing separate parties
  • Coordinating two parties with the inherent risk that presents for mistakes
  • Double administering and project managing
  • Trying to sort out administrative complications – for example, payments
  • Double meetings

Additionally, the design and writing can be done in parallel. We can show you samples as we go along. We can even drop in copy as it’s approved, so stakeholders can see their part of the report in its true design context and provide direct feedback. This gives you a longer lead time to gather stakeholder responses.

4. Cost savings

Being the sole supplier also provides APM with economies of scale —hence our ability to offer a more competitive price.

5. Time savings

APM’s design team wing knows it’s getting quality written content and can address most questions to our content staff. Less bother for you. And design can already be working while you make last minute tweaks to copy – delays in finalising what you want to say don’t hold up ‘the big handover day’ between suppliers.

6. Quicker delivery

A single-source model means faster delivery. The same people in the same organisation working on the same product have instant communication on changes, requests and more – without compromising on quality. We’ve done this many times before! Single-sourcing means a strong bond between parties, resulting in a more productive, better working relationship.

7. Boosts brand image

A single provider will better protect your brand and reputation. Having all operations done under one umbrella, boosts the quality of work and guarantees uniform editorial style and design.