CorporateHistory.net helped us shape a vague idea of what we wanted into something really special that we can be proud to share.
CorporateHistory.net’s 9-step process for company history success
Initial discussions focus on your goals and your audiences. Your company history is unique. It deserves unique treatment, not a factory approach or cookie-cutter template.
2) Format and Budget
We suggest approaches that meet your needs, budget, and schedule. Upon reaching consensus, we co-sign an agreement. Most clients hire us to handle every aspect, but in some circumstances we’re willing to divide tasks with your in-house creative team or PR agency.
Your project runs on an established schedule. Most books require at least 10 months. Regular teleconferences keep everyone informed and on track. We know you’re busy, and we respect your time.
You’re in the seasoned hands of an author, designer, photo researcher, and production manager. Our project manager is the show runner. In turn, you designate an in-house person who facilitates interviews and approvals.
5) Research (Documents and Images)
Our creative team hones in on resources that will inform and enrich your story. No matter if you present us with formal archives or a mishmash of boxes, we’ll hit the ground running.
Oral history interviewing is at the heart of our work. Most projects require from 10 to 60 interviews, all professionally transcribed. We’ll help you select interviewees and get them talking.
7) Writing and Design
To avoid surprises down the road, you review and approve a written outline and visual prototypes. Then your book, website, or campaign takes shape! We’ll steer you smoothly through reviews and approvals.
Our mutual aim is to produce the most gorgeous, user-friendly history book or website imaginable. CorporateHistory.net’s long-standing relationships with printers, binders, and web specialists make that possible.
9) Two Unshakable Promises
We’re fully invested in your project from start to finish. And you have the close involvement of company principals at every stage.