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Money Management Institute

The Money Management Institute is the voice of global financial service organizations that provides advice and professionally-managed investment solutions to individual and institutional investors.
MMI conducts three major conferences a year and CBDx developed a bundle strategy and materials for these events to help expand attendance and build on MMI’s goal and tagline of “Connect. Know. Grow.”
“Several years ago, we considered Communicate By Design (CBD) during an image/brand makeover here at the Money Management Institute (MMI), the national organization representing the major Wall Street firms. Senior staff at CBD displayed a quick grasp of our concerns and goals, which were complicated by the collapse of the financial markets, the Madoff affair and numerous industry bailouts–all contributing to a negative environment/connotation for our imagery and messages. In this difficult situation, CBD regularly developed attractive options for our review on: website improvements, convention marketing materials, meeting collateral, reports to members, press/media imagery. At the same time, MMI significantly reduced its expenditures on a host of items and throughout the belt-tightening period, CBD worked on budget and on schedule. The real proof of CBD’s worth, however, is that throughout all of these very difficult times (2007–2010), MMI raised its membership dues and did so with nearly 100% membership retention. In many cases, our members saw their dues increase three to fourfold ($7500 to $32,500)—not a pleasant task. MMI is a case study in “how to do it right” and CBD was and is a key component to our success. You’ll do very well with CBD.”

Christopher L. Davis, President,
Money Management Institute

“When we need something done, we generally need it done fast. That’s just the nature of our business environment. We rely on Communicate By Design to respond to those needs and they’ve never once let us down. On top of that, their work is excellent and their ideas are fresh. We work with financial advisors every day and I have no trouble saying Communicate By Design is a shrewd investment on our part.”

Joan Lensing, VP Marketing and Media Relations
Money Management Institute

Inova Loudoun Hospital Foundation

“Every job we do has to be done fast. And done right the first time. That’s why my first call goes out to Communicate By Design. They know our needs and understand our culture. They work from our basic parameters and give us compelling communications. It’s a partnership that has worked – and worked well! – for many years. We rely on Communicate By Design for all of our communications needs. They’re just what the doctor ordered!”

Pam Maroulis, Executive Director
Inova Loudoun Hospital Foundation

National Women’s Studies Association

The National Women’s Studies Association has more than 2,000 individual and 350 institutional members working in varied specialties nationally and internationally. They promote and support the production of knowledge on women and gender through teaching, learning, research, and service.
…[The] “Are You Ready for NWSA” infographics have been a huge success for us: we had a higher percentage of members registered and joined by our deadline than in any previous year!

Allison Kimmich, Executive Director
National Women’s Studies Association

Wells & Associates

This transportation and traffic engineering consultant group has several offices in the DC Metro area. Their projects span 34 states and 4 countries.

Following a leadership shift, Wells & Associates saw the opportunity to refresh its brand. CBDx audited the existing communication and marketing tools, and then created an updated brand strategy and a new set of brand tools. By integrating the company’s brand and communications, Wells & Associates now has an image that reflects their outstanding reputation.

“We don’t let just anyone manage our brand. We’ve spent too many years building it up. That’s why we appreciate Communicate By Design’s careful and professional approach to our corporate identity program and project marketing materials. They are consistently responsive to our comments. Communicate By Design is multi-modal, just like our projects, and we appreciate their accident-free performance record.”

Courtney Menjivar, Senior TDM Specialist
Wells & Associates

Loudoun Community Health Center

“I have relied on Communicate By Design over the past seven years through my work at the Prevent Cancer Foundation and most recently with the Loudoun Community Health Center. One of the most impressive qualities of Communicate by Design is that they “get it.” When I was in need of assistance for a total organization rebranding effort for the health center, I turned to them. Starting with concept facilitation all the way through to execution, design and production of branded materials, they worked with me every step of the way to make sure they were capturing even the most intangible concepts of branding. On a practical level, their responsiveness is unmatched and their turn–around time on projects is incredibly fast. When doctors and nurses need health education materials, patient appointment cards or anything else stat, they rely on me to make it happen, and I rely on Communicate by Design to help me help them do their jobs.”

Stephanie Kenyon, Associate Executive Director,
Loudoun Community Health Center