As the name suggests, the Progressive Corporation prides itself on innovation. In 1937, the year Progressive opened its doors for business, the company introduced the industry’s first drive-in claims office. In 1956, Progressive initiated what has since become an industry standard — reduced rates for low-risk drivers.
Progressive’s commitment to innovation materializes with particular eloquence in the corporation’s annual report, designed by Nesnadny + Schwartz for over three decades now. Illustrated with commissioned contemporary art destined to join the Progressive’s extraordinary collection, these reports amplify the corporation’s core humanistic values, offering the reader an experience that transcends the presentation of business facts and figures.
The N+S/Progressive collaboration has resulted in over 650 communications awards, making these books the most visible and praised works in the history of annual report design and production. These publications have the distinction of holding the most awards in the 46-year history of the Mead Annual Report Show as well as the 24-year history of the Black Book AR100.