December 8, 2022

Friends & Co Branding wins GDUSA Award.

Minneapolis-based branding agency, Franke+Fiorella announces that its work for Friends & Co is being recognized as one of the “most effective and engaging graphic communications of the year” in Graphic Design USA’s 2022 American Graphic Design Awards competition. Chosen from less than 10 percent of 10,000+ entries, it is part of a select group of work being celebrated.

“It’s always an honor to be recognized by our peers,” said creative director Craig Franke. “While
winning awards is never an objective of our design briefs; we (and our clients) enjoy the accolades
when they come our way!”

You can learn more about the rebranding of Friends & Co here:

About Franke+Fiorella
Franke+Fiorella is a leading branding agency specializing in brand strategy, identity design and
rebranding for B2B and B2C brands in education, health care, agribusiness, and manufacturing.
Founded in Minneapolis in 1993 by Craig Franke and Deb Fiorella, Franke+Fiorella offers clients
significant value through their expertise in building brands that drive revenue and growth. For more
information, call 612.338.1700, email or visit

About Friends & Co
Friends & Co has served older adults in Minnesota for over 50 years, fostering meaningful
connections for older adults. Friends & Co offers a quick drop-in chat line, phone companionship, and visiting companionship services, something for everyone. Whatever you choose, Friends & Co is the place to be. At Friends & Co, our purpose is to create meaningful connections that enrich people’s lives and provide a sense of belonging that nourishes all of us, which is a fundamental human need. Learn more at

Media Contact:
Deb Fiorella, President, Director of Strategy and Insights