What Does It Mean to be a Pioneer?
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What Does It Mean to be a Pioneer?

I recently received the Pioneer of Direct Marketing Award from the Kansas City Direct Marketing Association. My first thought, “This really is about everyone at NextPage.” My next thought, “Are they saying I’m old?” I love words and I love the Dictionary. Whenever I wonder what a word really means, I hear my daddy say, “Girl,...

What Time Slot Did Your Super Bowl Ad Get?
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What Time Slot Did Your Super Bowl Ad Get?

It’s that time of year again; the Viewers Choice Awards for best ‘big money’ television commercial are coming to a social media network near you. The Super Bowl ads will be discussed, critiqued, played and replayed for the entire world to judge. Everyone has their favorite brand that they can’t wait to see, hoping they...

What Goes Around Comes Around – In Print
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What Goes Around Comes Around – In Print

It seems everywhere you look recently, there is yet another source telling us that print is ‘in,’ ‘back’, or the ‘new media’. Magazines are back in vogue, catalogs are a staple in the multi-channel marketing food chain, and millennials both love and trust print. In case you’ve been living in a cave and have missed the resurgence...

Why You Should Approach Your Marketing Like A Pastry Chef
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Why You Should Approach Your Marketing Like A Pastry Chef

As the year draws to an end, we are predisposed to look forward to what our industry has in store for us in 2016. One thing we can predict without even dusting off the crystal ball is that multi-channel / omni-channel marketing will continue to gain footing as the foundation of any solid marketing campaign. Marketers...

Want to Engage the Millennial Market? Use Their Mailbox
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Want to Engage the Millennial Market? Use Their Mailbox

The millennial market is now the nation’s largest living generation, according to the US Census Bureau; the millennials (age 18-34) are projected to number 75.3 million, surpassing the baby boomers by the end of this year. Contrary to popular belief, this digital generation is highly responsive to direct mail marketing campaigns. “82% of 18-34-year olds cite using...

QR Codes® are the LBD of Marketing
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QR Codes® are the LBD of Marketing

Not the Sexy one, the other one… The little black dress is the essential wardrobe staple, the dress that will take you practically anywhere. QR codes may not be as sexy as a little black Chanel® dress, but they are a staple, and they will take you anywhere.  Smartphones are used by 64% of the population in the...

You thought cutting down on your printing would save the environment. Think Again.
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You thought cutting down on your printing would save the environment. Think Again.

Myth:   Creating paper destroys forests. Fact:   Paper production actually supports sustainable forest management. Plus, rejuvenating forests by planting trees means there is a continuous and renewable supply of wood fiber. “Over the last six decades, the net total U.S. forest area has increased by over 3% and the net volume of trees on timberland has increased by...

Why You SHOULDN’T Say RIP to Business Cards
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Why You SHOULDN’T Say RIP to Business Cards

I recently came across a post on LinkedIn titled: RIP Business Cards: Why It’s Time to (Finally) Ditch Them. There were so many fallacies in the content that I felt it important to correct them and share a fact-based view. First of all to the author Ryan Holmes, CEO of HootSuite… the paper industry plants more trees...

2015 World Series Lessons In Life and Business
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2015 World Series Lessons In Life and Business

Living in Kansas City you have no choice but to be awestruck and beam with pride over our baseball team. The Royals defied odd after odd, destroyed one statistic after another and kept doing what they do best to bring home the 2015 World Series Commissioner’s Trophy. The team is exactly that, a TEAM. They worked...

Variable Data Printing for the WIN
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Variable Data Printing for the WIN

Because we have been producing high-quality Variable Data Print pieces for our clients for nearly three decades, we have had a lot of experience explaining what it is, and what it can do. Since we know even our repeat clients often have questions about what we can achieve thru the process of VDP, we wanted to create a...