Why you need a Marketing Communications Portal to ensure brand consistency
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Why you need a Marketing Communications Portal to ensure brand consistency

You’ve finally pulled the trigger. You’re growing your business and are adding a new location. You have all the bases covered; you did the market research, you found just the right spot, you have the funding, and you’ve hired the right people. You are good to go, right? One item sometimes overlooked is keeping your...

Posted by January 17, 2017June 18, 2019
Success with Web-to-Print — Part 3
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Success with Web-to-Print — Part 3

Web-to-print is a great solution for many companies these days, both large and small. This is the final set of tips from a three part series to illustrate some success factors related to web-to-print solutions. Think volume. The front-end dollar signs are often offset, not just by administrative savings, but by incremental price savings driven...

7 Ways you can save money now with a web-to-print solution
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7 Ways you can save money now with a web-to-print solution

Time savings There can be tremendous time saved by using the template-based structure of a web-to-print solution to create, re-size, and repurpose documents. Reduction in fulfillment errors Especially in a high-volume corporate environment, fulfillment is often handled manually, so human error rates can be very high. By moving to an automated system, errors can be...

Is Web to Print the Answer to Your Prayers?
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Is Web to Print the Answer to Your Prayers?

Is managing the print and marketing collateral for your company driving you crazy? How do you think about your printed documents? Design them, contact a print provider, figure out the volume you can afford to print in order to keep the price per piece down, then hope you didn’t order too many? Balance the quality...

Best Practices for Digital Print Marketing: Part 1
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Best Practices for Digital Print Marketing: Part 1

Notice the title of this blog is not digital printing but digital print marketing. Digital printing is simply a technology, while digital print marketing is a strategy to use that technology to run your business better. This series will examine some best practices to help you get the most out of digital print technology. Just...

NextPage (formerly Mail Print) Expands Facilities in Kansas City, Missouri
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NextPage (formerly Mail Print) Expands Facilities in Kansas City, Missouri

NextPage, a full-service printing and direct marketing company, is nearly doubling its Kansas City, Missouri facility from 40,000 square feet to 70,000 square feet in the Hunt Midwest Subtropolis located in the northeast region of Kansas City. The expansion is designed to support the merger completed earlier this year with Graphic Services Printing and L...

Marketing Management & Execution Solutions: So What Do You Call Them?
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Marketing Management & Execution Solutions: So What Do You Call Them?

Marketing Asset Management. Print Automation. Marketing Automation. Communications Portals. Distributed Marketing. Web-To-Print. Confused yet? Wouldn’t it be nice if everything fit in a nice, neat package that is easy to understand and explain?  In the world of marketing communications management, many people would think the above terms all mean the same thing.  I actually think...

Posted by July 26, 2012January 1, 2017
Retire Your 1980s Marketing Practices Along Side Your INXS Album
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Retire Your 1980s Marketing Practices Along Side Your INXS Album

The 1980s Australian band, INXS (pronounced “in excess”) has yet to retire though critics plea that they reconsider.  The band’s name summarizes the excesses of that period, which include plenty of waste in the marketing industry — mass mailings, print overruns, static, soon-to-be-tossed collateral pieces, and one-way, non-triggered communication. The spoilage and fallout of living to extremes...

Posted by June 5, 2012May 29, 2019
Behold the Power of Postcards
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Behold the Power of Postcards

Want to start the New Year with a spike in business, web traffic, or sales? You can unequivocally without fail by mailing postcards. Do it now by following some simple guidelines and you can generate all the sales leads you want. In today’s high tech world where social media campaigns and multi-channel campaigns that sometimes can take months...

Posted by February 14, 2012February 7, 2017
Assessment Guide: 10 Questions to Uncover Ways to Increase Marketing Efficiency
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Assessment Guide: 10 Questions to Uncover Ways to Increase Marketing Efficiency

Last Week we discussed the results from a CMO Council Research entitled “Mapping + Tracking: The Optimal Marketing Supply Chain“.  This overview pointed out four key actions marketers could take to Obliterating Obsolescence: Leverage Digital Printing Strategies Cross Functional Collaboration Go-Green to Gain-Green Bringing in the Big Marketing Supply Chain Brains While those are basic strategies any business can...

Posted by July 28, 2011January 18, 2018