How Businesses are Seeing the Light from the Solar Eclipse
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How Businesses are Seeing the Light from the Solar Eclipse

2017 will be the first time a total solar eclipse is visible across the entire United States mainland since 1918, almost a century ago, and the first time ever that it will be visible from Northeast Kansas. Companies are cashing in on this uncommon phenomenon, from national chains to local businesses. Hotels are booked solid,...

How Snapchat Is Transforming The Way We Sell Real Estate
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How Snapchat Is Transforming The Way We Sell Real Estate

Finding a new place to live can be a real pain. You search for available units online for hours and as soon as you find one you like and set up a viewing, someone else has already taken it. But imagine the ability to look at a new set of units every week without ever...

They Posted Something Bad About My Brand, What Do I Do?
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They Posted Something Bad About My Brand, What Do I Do?

Remember the time before social media when word of mouth spread from talking to people face to face? I don’t. I have always heard about products and services online, it gets around quicker that way. I often see Facebook posts about movies and how good (or bad) they were. The main reason I saw Dunkirk...

Sustainability and Paper Production
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Sustainability and Paper Production

“Save a tree. Do not print this email.” There are lots of reasons to avoid printing a document, but the “save a tree” approach isn’t one of them. Paper is one of the most sustainable products on earth. Paper is made from wood, a natural resource that is renewable and recyclable. Paper can be recycled...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Marketing That Moves
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Marketing That Moves

The people of the Paper & Packaging Board and their ‘How Life Unfolds’ promotional campaign are conveying the sentimental value of paper in a new and insightful way. Dare I say, they are hitting it out of the park? The campaign centers on a series of videos, each of which brings home the value of paper and...

From Pumpkin Spice to Holiday Cards
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From Pumpkin Spice to Holiday Cards

You know it’s coming, the air is cooler and the days are getting shorter. Pumpkin ‘everything’ is showing up in your food, beverages, and social feeds.   You may be thinking ahead to Halloween costumes or even plotting your Thanksgiving menu. Take your planning a little further into the future; have you thought about your year-end...

Posted by September 30, 2015January 16, 2017