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Category: Miscellaneous

Paper 101:

When asked about the details of the paper stock you are choosing for a print project, do your eyes glaze over? Do terms like basis weight, points, and color cast sound like Greek to you? If so, here is a quick list of basic terms to help you better understand the process. Basis weight is…
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Are you short-sighted… or long-sighted??

When you are calculating the ROI of your print, email, or multichannel marketing campaign, how long a view do you take? Do you stop tracking revenue after a month? One year? What about the lifetime of the customer? Lifetime customer value (LCV) is an overlooked metric that should be part of how marketers measure success.…
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Why?

When it comes to reaching customers with your marketing message, whether it’s through print, email, social, or mobile, sometimes it seems like trying to get the attention of a playground full of screaming school children. You might think that nothing could break through the din, but if you say the right thing — say, “FREE…
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Inventory Management Driving You Crazy?

Struggling with your inventory of printed collateral and other documents? How about fulfillment items for your marketing kits? If so, you’re not alone, and if you’re not careful, it could hurt your bottom line. According to Capterra, inventory numbers for most businesses are profit killers. In fact, Capterra finds that businesses keep $1.43 of inventory…
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How Loyal Are Your Customers?

Did you know that even the most satisfied customers can switch to the competition? In a customer satisfaction study of 10 major industries, an average of 72% of the respondents indicated that they were highly satisfied with the products or services received. Yet 88% said that they were willing to switch providers for any reason.…
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Trim, but don’t compromise.

Want to get better results with a smaller investment? Try these simple tricks. 1. Plan smart. Simple mistakes often can be avoided with a little planning.  Take time to communicate with us about your budget and deadlines, but also the more interpretive elements of the project so we can discuss any challenges we foresee. 2.…
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Be Loud, Let Your Colors Show.

Did you know that, according to CCI Inc., consumers make a subconscious judgment about people, their environment, or products within 90 seconds of viewing and that between 62% and 90% of their decision-making is based on color alone? A University of Loyola, Maryland study found that color increases brand recognition by up to 80%. Color…
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Pete And Re(Pete) Were In A Boat..Pete Fell Out. Who Is Left?

Marketers are naturally consistent, using the same logo and PMS colors in every piece, limiting the number of fonts to only a few and typing page numbers in the same place on every page. This consistency is important because it gives your work a sense of professionalism and authority while providing an underlying structure to…
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Top Takeaways For Print Use

Every year, Target Marketing conducts its Media Usage Survey. In this survey, the magazine asks how readers are allocating their budgets, which channels are increasing and decreasing, and which channels readers prefer for a variety of activities, including acquisition and retention. While this survey is not project-able to marketers at large, it does give us…
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3 Ways To Make More Of Your Data

One of the biggest misconceptions about 1:1 printing is that marketers don’t have enough of the data to create personalized, highly relevant campaigns. This might be true in some cases, but you might also be overlooking ways to do more with the data you already have. Here are three ways to maximize the use of…
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