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Falk Harrison Winter Outreach

It’s become somewhat of an annual tradition at Falk Harrison that while we are busy with our holiday baking, gift shopping and party plans, we also take time to remember those who are less fortunate than us. In recent years, we have have collected shoes and canned goods in order to lend a helping hand. This year, we’re looking to help in another way.

As another St. Louis winter settles in and temperatures drop below freezing, most of us just throw an extra blanket on our bed or turn up the thermostat. Unfortunately, many members of our community don’t have the ability to do that. They will be left out in the cold, with no shelter or critical necessities. That’s why we’ve decided this year to work in conjunction with St. Louis Winter Outreach.

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St. Louis Winter Outreach is a local organization with several teams that work together during the winter months in order to keep people who live on the streets of St. Louis warm and safe. We are helping them this year by collecting donations of the following goods:

Toiletries:

  • Chapstick or lip balm
  • travel size hand cream
  • bandaids
  • individual Kleenex packets
  • Tylenol or Ibuprofin packets
  • cough drops

Outerwear (Adult & Child sizes):

  • Heavy socks
  • Heavy wool hats that cover the ears
  • Heavy scarves that can be wrapped around the neck and over the mouth

(Note: we are not collecting coats or blankets as these items are already covered)

Cash:

This would help tremendously … as they can purchase what is needed when they need it most. Checks can be made payable to: “St. Louis Homeless Winter Outreach.” A $20 donation would enable the Food Crew to purchase the protein necessary to prepare 60-100 meals of soup, stew or chili.

Falk Harrison will collect the items and deliver them to the STL Winter Outreach team. Please drop off your donations at our office during normal business hours by January 16:

Falk Harrison
1300 Baur Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63132

Business hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Contact Debbie Haupt at Falk Harrison, 314.531.1410 for more information.

Donations are also being accepted at MoKaBe’s Coffeehouse during their hours of operation:

MoKaBe’s Coffeehouse
3606 Arsenal Street
St. Louis, MO 63116

Business hours: Mon.-Sat., 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Thank you for your help in keeping our community warm!

5 Minute Miracle

What difference can five minutes make? A world of difference when it’s five minutes of time engaged with your child each day.

Numerous research studies have shown that human relationships are the foundation of every child’s early social and emotional development and healthy well-being. Better outcomes can be achieved with a minimum of five minutes of parent/child interaction each day. With this in mind, Falk Harrison developed the 5 Minute Miracle public awareness campaign for Project LAUNCH — a national initiative administered locally by Vision for Children at Risk. The 5 Minute Miracle campaign provides parents with ideas for fun, age-appropriate everyday activities they can do with their children from birth to age eight.

5 min miracle1While the public awareness campaign is primarily focused on two ZIP Codes in North St. Louis, the message is equally relevant to all parents of children in the target age group. The campaign is being communicated through 30-second radio spots, bus shelter ads and transit ads in St. Louis. Additional materials include a 2015 wall calendar, posters and a brochure. All of the materials include ideas for fun activities that parents can do with their children.

For more information about the 5 Minute Miracle and Project LAUNCH, visit stopandplay.org or call 314-534-6015.

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Work: Z Skin Systems E-Commerce Site

zskins copy2Working with a new client is always exciting. Getting to work with a new client on a brand new product launch is not only exciting, but offers its set of challenges, as well.

Falk Harrison began working with Z Skin Systems in July on an e-commerce website that would launch in early October to coincide with the introduction of their new line of nutri-cosmetic products for better skin health. At the onset, timelines were tight, product and packaging didn’t exist yet and much of the research and content to go onto the website still had to be created.

With the Z Skin Systems team in St. Louis and their consultants in both California and Canada, Falk Harrison’s designers and developers met and corresponded frequently, sharing ideas, copy, research, designs, photos, illustrations and other content through our project management program Basecamp.

In approximately 12 weeks, the zskinsystems.com site was designed, populated, built, edited, tested and launched. The site went live on October 1, precisely on schedule. Z Skin Systems products are currently only available online, so meeting the planned launch date was paramount. With an advertising campaign and a trade show event planned for October, the site needed to be ready to accept orders.

We encourage you to peruse the Z Skin Systems site and while you’re there, do some shopping!

Falk Harrison Captures Honors in Local BMA-TAM Awards Competition

Each year the Business Marking Association (BMA) of St. Louis puts on the Targeted Advertising & Marketing (TAM) awards. The TAM Awards are a great way to focus attention on the best marketing work being done in St. Louis. Here is the cool thing, the TAM Awards are not simply about celebrating good looking work from a design perspective, the TAMs are also intended to recognize work that achieves a business result. We applaud this balanced approach as providing client-focused solutions centered on great design and strategic thinking aligns with how we spend our days here at Falk Harrison. At the end of the day, we are here to do more meaningful work that produces a meaningful result for our client.

Since 1971, Falk Harrison has been recognized with countless TAM Awards. Here is a complete list of our 2014 TAM Awards:

Montessori Land School of St. Louis BrochureSilver Award

Montessori Land School of  St. Louis BrandingSilver Award

Crestwood Holdings, Inc. 2013 Annual ReportGold Award

Jabian JournalGold Award

Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. 2013 Annual Report – Best in Class Award

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Stories in the Making: 43 Years of Designing Annual Reports.

For over 43 years, Falk Harrison has designed and produced annual reports that effectively connect with stakeholders. Working hand-in-hand with our client partners, we have helped tell inspiring stories – and we have built our own storied history along the way.

We know a compelling annual report is not the result of a formulaic process. More often, a team of dedicated people works in unison to navigate the challenging landscape that is inherent to crafting a powerful communication tool. The greatest reward for the annual report team is simply the memories of a journey filled with behind-the-scenes stories that are personal, unique, and integral to the long-lasting client relationships we cherish.

Falk Harrison would love to tell your company’s story – a story where we help you clearly articulate and communicate your key messages and value-drivers. And rest assured our journey together will be filled with stories worth telling.

Enjoy this look at some of those stories that we created in our 43 years of producing annual reports.