Training Licence: Asia – Sri Lanka, Singapore, Pakistan, Hong Kong and Indonesia; Middle East – Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Qatar
Direct Contact: Vijith Kannangara, firstname.lastname@example.org
Incorporated in 1994, Smart Media (Pvt) Limited is one of the few companies in the world to specialise exclusively on annual reporting. The Company helps organisations produce reports that go beyond statutory disclosure and compliance to become effective instruments of corporate, marketing and strategic communications. This is underpinned by a complete end-to-end service, including consultancy, design, writing, editing, production and publication in any required format or medium.
We recognise the relevance of integrated reporting across all types of organisations, regardless of legal form or industry sector. Likewise, we use a judicious mix of the medium to effectively meet the guiding principles of integrated reporting, such as balancing conciseness with completeness, or communicating with multiple stakeholder groups with their diverse information needs without creating clutter or an information overload. Hence, we assist organisations to leverage traditional print with web (PDF and/or interactive online HTML), video, mobile and audio, depending on their specific requirements.
Doing business in Asia, Middle East and now Europe, the annual reports prepared by Smart Media have won acclaim internationally, including the Platinum Achievement Award for winning the highest number of awards for clients at the International ARC Awards, USA and Red Dot Awards from the Nordrhein Design Centre, Germany for design excellence.
With a rich history of research and development, Smart Media has fuelled innovative ideas that go beyond traditional annual reporting. We disseminate new thinking through eBooks and consultancy, and our Smart Blogs™ discusses a wide range of trending topics.
Smart Media disseminates the practical experience gained by working with report preparers at events organised by professional accountancy bodies and others. These initiatives are reinforced with our partnership with the IIRC in mainstreaming integrated reporting in the Middle East.
Our business is focused on three strategic pillars: Smart Labs (research and development), Smart Academy (capacity building that empowers report preparers) and Smart Works (the core business “To make the making and the reading of annual reports a joy”).
Smart Media’s approach to the <IR> Training Partner Programme is through on-the-job training and capacity building of report preparers. Such learning-by-doing creates strong ownership that drives change from within. We realise that the transition to integrated reporting is a journey that goes hand-in-hand with integrated thinking, as organisations focus on sustainable business practices and effectively communicate their stories.