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3 WAYS TO BOND WITH MILLENNIALS THROUGH PRINT COMMUNICATIONS

While predictably receptive to online promotions and communications, research shows tech-savvy millennials have an unexpected affection for more traditional direct marketing. The 2017 Annual State of Marketing Consumer Survey from Keypoint Intelligence – InfoTrends reveals 71 percent of North American millennials say they look at most of the direct mail they receive. “There’s just not…

WITH 5 SECONDS TO GET MY ATTENTION, IT’S TIME TO GET CREATIVE

With just five seconds — or less — to catch a prospect’s interest, you must first get them to notice you. One of the best ways to accomplish this is through the use of eye-catching creative design and clear, concise text. How do you get there? Try following some best practices for good “creative”: Focus…

GOOD WILL IS GOOD FOR BUSINESS

Sponsorships, donations, pro bono services, discounts and volunteering. These are just a few of the ways through which small and mid-sized business owners can begin to build a profile as a good neighbor in the community. Besides the “feel good and do good” nature of philanthropic activities, there are business-boosting ancillary benefits. Community involvement can…

4 WAYS E-COMMERCE SITES BRING BETTER BRAND CONTROL AND CONSISTENCY

No matter how careful your organization may be, there’s always a chance for brand inconsistencies to creep into your marketing communications over time as your business evolves or your staff changes. In fact, your organization may be especially vulnerable if: You operate several locations Your marketing materials are accessed by multiple people Your printed materials…

3 WAYS INFOGRAPHICS CAN TAKE YOUR CONTENT MARKETING TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Infographics are a great content marketing strategy that can serve as a powerful, informative tool for your business. Not only are they an eye-catching way to educate and promote products and services, they can also simplify complex information or processes for customers and internal audiences. Here are three ways that infographics can take your marketing…

3 Ways to Inspire Your Team

Business owners and managers who set lofty goals know it takes many contributions – large and small – across all areas of the company to reach them. And that takes cultivating an environment where your team members are motivated and engaged. As much as you may understand your business and what it stands for, communicating…

SIMPLE WAYS TO PERSONALIZE YOUR MULTI-CHANNEL MARKETING CAMPAIGNS

One of the most widely embraced marketing tactics for establishing and maintaining customer rapport and loyalty is personalization. Personalized marketing leverages your customer data to individualize messaging, adding important relevancy. Personalization can be applied to most of your marketing channels: direct mail, email, social media and other digital campaigns. Though personalized marketing can seem daunting,…

3 CREATIVE WAYS TO ADD VALUE TO YOUR SIGNAGE

Thanks to advancements in large format printing, creative signage solutions are more affordable than ever. Here are three trendy ways you can spice up your company’s space with eye-catching signs and large graphics: 1. Go Green In many sectors, industry standards dictate certain environmental regulations about waste and materials. Environmentally friendly inks and materials can…

TIPS FOR CONDUCTING AN INFORMATIVE BRAND AUDIT

Performing a brand audit enables you to evaluate what your current marketing and communications strategies are (or are not) saying about your brand and provides a qualitative assessment of your brand identity’s overall strength and consistency. Marketers surveyed by Demand Metric Research Plus said branding inconsistencies result in market confusion (71 percent), damage credibility (56…

THREE WAYS PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS CAN ELEVATE YOUR DIRECT MAIL CAMPAIGNS

Direct mail is an effective way to stand out from the digital noise and reach your key audiences. One tactic to increase your direct mail response rate is to make your mail more appealing by giving it shape, compared to a typical flat mail that people receive every day. According to a 2017 Data &…