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As Postage Rates Increase, 6 x 9 is the New 4.25 x 6

2021-07-28T12:55:09-04:00July 28th, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

For many of us in marketing, postage rates are nothing to sneeze at. For those of you not in the know, the United States Postal Service filed notice in May with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) requesting price changes. These changes were approved, and will take effect on Sunday, August 29, 2021. […]

Marketers Identify Their #1 Priority in the Next Five Years

2021-07-27T14:39:47-04:00July 27th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

If you had to name the top priority for marketers today, what would it be? If you said creating a positive Customer Experience (CX), you’d be right. Sure, everybody wants to increase sales, but without a good customer experience, that’s very difficult, if not impossible, to do. […]

Put the Power of Color to Work for You

2021-04-28T09:12:19-04:00April 27th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

From package design and promotional materials to marketing collateral and experiential graphics, color is an essential component in how audiences engage and react to your designs and branding. The first thing prospects will notice is color (consciously or not). […]

11 Eye-Popping Stats on Direct Mail

2021-03-24T09:48:09-04:00March 18th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , |

When it comes to ROI, some channels are just more effective than others. Knowing the effectiveness of each channel puts you in control. For example, did you know that one channel has an open/read rate of 42%? […]

Saving Money on Print by Using Digital Storefronts

2021-03-24T09:47:43-04:00March 17th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , |

When it comes to ordering print, did you know that you can save money by changing from traditional ordering methods, such as sending email requests or placing orders over the phone, to a streamlined automated storefront? Here are five ways this simple change can boost your bottom line: […]

Consumers Continue Their Love Affair with Print

2021-03-11T11:11:53-04:00March 10th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Despite the meteoric rise of digital marketing, consumers still have a love affair with print. From direct mail to packaging to signage and in-store displays, print continues to be critical to marketers’ success. It’s not that marketers need to focus on print to the exclusion of digital media, but for best results, it needs to remain [...]

Why Lifetime Customer Value Matters (A Lot)

2021-01-26T11:37:44-04:00January 21st, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

As a marketer, you invest a significant amount of time in your print and multichannel campaigns. It’s essential to understand what (and who) brings in the most revenue. With traditional models of evaluating success, the emphasis is placed on immediate results. But is this the best way? […]

Leadership in the Age of Covid-19

2020-10-30T10:35:10-04:00October 16th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Almost no industry has been immune to the effects of COVID-19. Coping with this new environment is no longer a choice, and living in the age of a pandemic has become a lifestyle. What does this mean for business? While some companies will thrive, many will struggle in the economic downturn. […]

Crafting a Brand: The Relationship Between Craft Beer & Branding

2020-10-30T10:46:54-04:00September 15th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In the craft beer industry, aesthetics around branding run the gamut. From minimal design to stylistic illustration, anything goes. With 7,000+ breweries in the US, (62 in Cincinnati) all constantly jockeying and innovating to grab consumer attention, it’s harder than ever to call out specific visual trends that are proving successful. However, in Cincinnati, Rhinegeist Brewery [...]

7 Messaging Considerations as You Pivot Marketing Strategy

2020-10-30T10:37:22-04:00June 16th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , |

“The only thing truly permanent in this life is change.” If there’s one quote that truly sums up 2020 so far, it is this one. A dramatic and unforeseen animal, change is everywhere this year, and the business world is no exception. To survive the short-term and thrive in the long-term, businesses have learned to adapt [...]