Room for Improvement
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Room for Improvement

Where marketers are polishing up their content efforts. Are you striving for good, or great, with your content? The majority (77%) of marketers agree that their content marketing is effective, according to Skyword’s “2020 Content Marketing Trends” report. However, there is always room for improvement. Here are the areas in which they are focusing. This...

Cultivating Trust
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Cultivating Trust

In Deloitte Insights’ recently published “2021 Global Marketing Trends” report, the loss of confidence among executives to influence their peers is staggering but not all that surprising. In a world that has become fairly self-oriented, it turns out that the confidence that CMOs have influencing their associates and making an impact fell from 5% to...

Making A Connection
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Making A Connection

Ask any of today’s marketers and they will tell you that the goal of every brand is to make a rational and emotional connection with its community. Because people are emotional animals, when choosing between two similar offerings, the tiebreaker often is how they feel about the company. A brand narrative creates a connection by...

Posted by November 23, 2020February 22, 2021
How to Increase Engagement with Multi-Channel Marketing
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How to Increase Engagement with Multi-Channel Marketing

On October 25th, we held a Lunch and Learn seminar in our offices entitled Maximizing Your Multi-Channel Marketing Experience, presented by NextPage CEO, Gina Danner. In the seminar Danner discussed what it takes to put together an effective multi-channel campaign, including choosing the right channels and making sure they integrate together properly to achieve optimum results. One...

Posted by October 30, 2018December 23, 2020
How to Create an Effective Data-Driven Marketing Strategy
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How to Create an Effective Data-Driven Marketing Strategy

Nowadays, consumers have a myriad of options for every product and service they wish to purchase. Hence, marketers have to rise to the challenge of making their brand stand out from the pack. One effective way to do this is through creating personalized messages that resonate with customers, whether it’s through direct mail, email, social...

Will Clickable Paper Replace QR Codes?
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Will Clickable Paper Replace QR Codes?

Ever since the increased popularity of digital products there has been a desire to create a successful integration of print with digital. QR Codes, those tiny black squares arranged in a grid that allows linking to a URL when used with an imaging device, have filled that gap for the last decade or so, but...

Posted by October 2, 2018October 2, 2018
Why Being Curious is so Important for Today’s Brands
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Why Being Curious is so Important for Today’s Brands

Curiosity may kill the cat, but it can give the marketer nine lives. That’s how Harish Bhat, author of “The Curious Marketer,” sees it. And he’s right: When trying to market your product or services, the bare minimum can be a death sentence. With so many forms of media presenting new opportunities to reach your...

Posted by May 14, 2018February 22, 2021
Consumers Trust Custom Content More Than Ads According to Study
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Consumers Trust Custom Content More Than Ads According to Study

The power of content continues to make its presence felt. According to Time Inc.’s “How Custom Content Inspires Consumers” study, two in three consumers have greater trust in custom content than traditional advertising. In addition to trust, the study (which queried more than 17,000 Millennials, Gen Z and Gen Xers) shows that custom content is...

Posted by November 2, 2017February 22, 2021
Celebrating International Print Day 2017
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Celebrating International Print Day 2017

For those of us in the print industry October 18th is a special day marking the return of International Print Day, a 24-hour event that lets like-minded people share their love of print through social media. International Print Day promotes the open sharing of information within the print marketing community worldwide. It seeks to inform participants...

10 Marketing Lessons We Can Learn from Apple [Infographic]
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10 Marketing Lessons We Can Learn from Apple [Infographic]

The 10-year-old kid, selling ice cold fresh lemonade on the street corner in your local neighborhood had it right. He or she may not have not realized it but the simple marketing strategy that they accidentally and innocently came up with works perfectly on the people strolling by on their daily walk. For starters, a...