Landor New York Executive Director to Speak on Power of Design – Feb. 23 (Washington, DC) – Free

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    Visit this link to register: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HLGTCFG

    Event Title

    “Compelling Design: The Secret to More Effective Communication”

    Calendar Information

    February 23, 2009

    8:30 – 11:00 a.m.

    732 North Capitol Street, Washington DC

    (a few blocks’ walk from Union Station – Government Printing Office Headquarters)

    Program Description

    Design is a powerful communication tool, particularly when an organization is building or revitalizing its overall image. However, many organizations do not take full advantage of the power of visual imagery to engage, educate, and even persuade their key stakeholders. More than just an eye-catching logo or a punchy marketing communications campaign, design is (or should be) an integrated, mission-aligned decision that results from careful research, deliberation, and organizational strategy. In this presentation, given by a senior representative of the consultancy Landor Associates – which designed the Department of Homeland Security seal, among countless other well-known brand icons – we will explore practical ways that organizations can use design to tell their story both to employees and to external audiences.

    About Our Speaker

    Carin van Vuuren is executive director in the New York office of Landor Associates, where she leads the corporate branding practice. In this role, she is responsible for the strategic oversight and direction of the practice and manages end-to-end execution of corporate branding programs. Carin has more than 15 years’ experience in brand strategy and development, internal brand activation, and strategic marketing communications. Her roster of clients includes Johnson & Johnson, JPMorgan Chase & Co., MetLife, Royal Bank of Canada, and UPS.

    Event Sponsor

    This program is hosted by The Federal Communicators Network, a group of federal communicators from a variety of agencies who work together to promote best practices across the government.

    This event is free and open to the public.

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