Cost Effective Ways To Market Your Business

Cost Effective Ways To Market Your Business

Many small businesses struggle with the investment required to distribute marketing materials. Though they know every marketing effort should be considered an investment with an expected return, limited budgets mean they can’t risk the entire business by hinging it on the success of any given campaign.

Marketing distribution is one of the biggest barriers to small business success. Sure, you can print postcards cheap, but you’ll still have to pay postage to deliver them to your target audience. Fortunately, several marketing tools can be distributed without postage costs. When you employ these marketing tools, you only need to invest a bit of your time to reach a potentially-enormous number of people.

By taking a little time to distribute your own marketing materials, you can save money and increase your return on investment, helping to ensure your marketing campaign yields outstanding profits. Here are five marketing tools you can distribute on your own.

 

·        Business Cards

Printing business cards is a must if you want to have a powerful business networking presence, but not all business cards are created equal. In fact, after networking events most business cards end up thrown in the trash. Turn the back of your business card into a coupon or coupon code. Make it time-limited to motivate fast response. If your offer is good enough, qualified prospects will want to take advantage of it before your expiration date.

·        Flyers

Flyers are mini-posters, perfect for community bulletin boards and to hand directly to passers-by, such as with club card flyers. Since they’re smaller, flyers aren’t quite as attention-getting as posters; however, they’re able to be placed nearly anywhere, which gives them greater reach. Blanket your community with flyers, and you’ll get the message out cheap and easy.

·        Door hangers

Door hanger marketing is the perfect way to pack the punch of a postcard with none of the postage fees. In fact, door hangers can be even more powerful since they’re placed directly on door knobs and not in mailboxes with the rest of the mail. You can distribute door hangers to selected neighborhoods that meet your target demographics.

 

 

The best promotional products are going to be ones that people use every day. Sticky pads, note pads, and pens are the most effective promotional products for most businesses. People need them, use them daily, and they are relatively cheap. Unless you have something very unique that people will use very often, or you have a budget that allows you to purchase really cool promo products like USB memory cards, go with pens, notepads, and sticky pads.

 

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5 Keys to Gifting

5 Keys to Gifting This Holiday Season

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This is the time of year that our thoughts turn to gifting. Gifting can mean many things for businesses: either holiday gifts to customers that have done business within the past year, or gifting to recognize employee year-end achievements. Companies are starting to look at purposeful, appropriate gifts for the audience and for the season.

Recognition vs. Year End Gifting at this time of year falls into two main categories: Recognition and Year-End. Recognition gifting is usually based on merit awards or department/company profitability. Year-end gifting is that gift which is given to employees or customers to thank them for service or loyalty throughout the year. You need to start at the beginning and decide exactly what type of gifting you will be doing this season. And if you are like most people, our guess is that you will be doing both!

Seasonality The change of seasons affects the type of gifts you might be giving this time of year. It is time to update company uniforms, anyway. You may have already begun the switch from short-sleeved polo shirts to long-sleeved –polo shirts. You may have begun the switch from windbreaker to fleece-lined zippered jacket.

When gift giving, you can use this change in apparel to express your appreciation. Warm Fleece Jackets is a great seasonal piece that won’t break the bank and makes a functional, attractive vehicle for your logo.

Relevance

This one might seem obvious, but it is easy to miss the mark on providing relevant gifts for your employees and customers. Your high-travel sales team might not appreciate a tower of chocolate goodies  as much as a quality garment bag or travel document holder/wallet. The chocolate tower might be perfect for the supporting office personnel.

Price The season of awards and gifting can be an expensive one. Not because of the item itself necessarily, but because this is the time of year you are giving in volume. But, don’t let price influence you to not make the best decision possible. You can provide larger quantities of gifts without having to over-extend yourself. Gift for the home or desk accessories are always a nice treat. Our Corporate Gifts category offers a variety of options across several price points. And don’t forget, gifts given in trade or businesses are tax deductible in part or whole.

Make the right impression

Lastly, this is the gifting opportunity to help you make the right impression. You might be sending a gift to a customer who only orders from you once a year, and you want to use this gift to encourage repeat and increased business. You might be rewarding that employee who hit their sales goals for the first time ever, and this gift will help you reinforce a spirit of success. Either way, you can make the right impression with your gift initially and then get residual value from that gift all year long based on its usability and visibility in the life of the recipient.

However you plan to gift this year now is the time to start thinking about it. Your budget should include the actual gift, packaging and presentation, and fulfillment (packaging labor, shipping costs, etc.). Take a look at some good-better-best options. And, if you weren’t already thinking about gifting for recognition or year-end…maybe you should.

 

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Introducing Our New Website and Products

Introducing Our New Products

It’s with great excitement that we unveil our new website to you. Aside from an updated look, the new website features a powerful new way to sift through our portfolio of products, making it easier for you to better understand our wide range of services and capabilities. We have made WePrintQuick.Com your one stop shop for marketing your business.

Promotional Products

We now offer creative and cost effective promotional products and advertising specialties that promote your company. We offer a full line of imprinted ad specialty and promo products and can showcase your logo with personalized information on a variety of products in the following categories: auto, apparel (t-shirts, polos and logo shirts), awards, bags, coolers, desktop, drink ware, flashlights, fun, health, beauty, golf, house wares, id’s, key rings and key tags, magnets, memory, usb’s, flash drives, notebooks, notepads, pens, pet items, sports, sticky notes, technology, and tools.

Check out CoolMarketing.us for a list of all of our promotional and branding products.

Waterproof Menus

Looking for an excellent alternative to expensive plastic menu printing or flimsy paper menus? Waterproof Menu Printing offers our special Full Color Printing on Waterproof, Tear and Stain Resistant Paper.

Plastic menus have a very high minimum quantity and cost associated with them. Waterproof Menu Printing offers a similar durability with a much lower minimum and cost. If you are looking for menus that have that extra durability, Waterproof Menu Printing is the perfect choice. No lamination needed!

Our Printing Capabilities

WePrintQuick.com An online service provided by Eveready Printing, Inc.is a full service company, delivering fast, affordable, full color products and services, including offset and digital solutions. We print brochures, booklets, business cards, calendars, catalogs, envelopes, flyers, letterhead, newsletters, postcards, posters and more. In addition to our printing products, we offer professional design services and mailing services. As a one-stop source with a solution for any need, we pride ourselves in providing ultimate convenience to our customers

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How To Design a Profitable Postcard

How To Design a Profitable Postcard

In this high-tech business world, postcards may not be the first marketing vehicle that comes to mind when planning a lead generation campaign. That’s really too bad since with just a few proven tips you can create powerful marketing postcards that are almost guaranteed to deliver a good response and at a fraction of the cost of high-tech marketing methods.

1. Make an impression

How many of you have looked forward to receiving a postcard from friends or relatives? The compelling picture on the front makes you immediately turn it over to read. Why not incorporate an image-style postcard on the front of your postcard with a “wish you were here” or “wish you had this” feature on the card? Since postcards are available in a variety of sizes from 4-inch by 6-inch, 6-inch by 9-inch or 5.5-inch by 8.5-inch and more, and they are available on many different paperweights, you can explore this theme to develop a warm reception to your postcard.

2. Get to the point

Postcards deliver an instant “read now” quality. In order to attract your customer’s interest, get right to the point with your main statement, which should be your biggest benefit or a distinctive advantage. You need to capture interest immediately in order to maintain the “read now” advantage. If possible, customize the postcard with customer’s name, pet’s name, free offer on products like prefer … anything that provides you with an edge and makes the customer feel like you already know them.

3. Do the right thing

Marketing postcards are most effective when they are used to generate website traffic, phone calls or sales leads. They are less effective for closing sales because they do not provide enough space for a detailed sales message. Please don’t try to include one. It will destroy the personal nature of your message. Instead, focus on persuading the reader to visit your website, call you or some other action.

4. Be clear and actionable

You have just a few seconds to capture the reader’s attention and convince them to take the action you want. So keep the message brief and easily understood. If you are using sentences, keep them short and make sure there are lines in between. You don’t want to overwhelm your reader. Better yet, see if you can reduce the sentences into short bullet points to get your message across quickly. The litmus test is whether you can understand the message with just a brief glance. Test out your message with someone whose opinion you trust.

5. Act now

You know how much people love to procrastinate. In fact, there were more than 1,300 + books listed on Amazon.com in regards to procrastination. You have to give your reader a reason to respond now. The best methods include offering a discounted price for a limited time, a special bonus for the first 100 respondents or some other offer if they respond before a certain deadline.

Postcards might not be a high-tech innovation but, if done right, they have enough gadgets to produce results.

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We’ve been providing exceptional printing services for more than a century. Our full-color printing services are second to none when it comes to bright, lifelike color and detail.
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How To Design A Great Brochure

How To Design A Great Brochure

According to the dictionary a brochure is “a small book or pamphlet, often containing promotional material or product information.” The truth is brochures can be large and their contents must vary depending on the situation.

Even in this age of cyber marketing, brochures have not gone out of fashion. Business people still like printed brochure marketing for the personal touch they offer in communication with clients. Customers or would-be customers can read about the company and its products at their leisure. Brochures are excellent print tools that give customers all the relevant information they need before making a purchase. Apart from attracting new customers, a brochure helps a business organization to stay in touch with its existing customers, build loyalty and reinforce credibility.

In order to be effective, a brochure must satisfy certain conditions in terms of both content and design. A hastily prepared brochure without proper planning can drive customers away. To stimulate the desired effect among customers, a brochure must be attractive-looking and contain all of the relevant information. A good brochure contains all of the following:

If you follow these easy steps to building an effective brochure, you will find yourself more respected and having a better conversion rate for sales.

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How to Design a Business Card

How to Design a Business Card 

Business cards are still the most widely used form of marketing there is. Even with social media and cell phones, the business card is the quickest and most transportable form of information around. So what should you advertise in such prime real estate to be noticed? Just like any other strong marketing material you need to keep in mind the basic principles of design when laying out your business card.

You use to have to consider how much money you were willing to spend before you could figure out how many colors you were going to use in your business card design. But with digital printing presses becoming the norm it’s much more economical to print a four-color process card. With four-color process the sky is the limit with colors; however, you can still get a really clean and memorable design using only two colors and really nice paper stock.

A picture is worth a thousand words

You could just put some words on your card but that would mean someone would have to read it to know who you are and what you do. If you have a well-thought out image to go with your information, then someone could take one glance at it to determine what it is for before getting close enough to read the type.

Three questions to answer when choosing an image:

  • What image will convey what you do with one glance?
  • Does it look good at a small scale?
  • Does it have a clean area for text if you are planning to use it on the whole card”

Sample scenario: Victoria Miles is a wedding planner. When you think of wedding planners you could think of many things that go along with the idea of a wedding: cake, flowers, a dress or rings. So as not to be confused with a cake maker or a florist, Victoria has decided to go with wedding rings for her image. Let’s take a look at a couple of images she found.

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Both images feature two wedding rings and both images have a similar pallet of colors; however, one is a better image to use than the other for a couple of reasons. While you could extend the white space on the right in picture 2 to make room for Victoria’s information, it would feel cramped and would be overshadowed by the image. Picture 1 on the other hand has a lot of unencumbered space that text would lay nicely on top of, allowing Victoria’s name to take center stage. Another reason picture 1 is the better choice for a business card is the impression it gives from a distance. Picture 1’s image is strong and from a distance still comes across as a pair of wedding rings, while the rings in picture 2 do not stand out as much and are upstaged by the box they are resting in. From a distance it is hard to distinguish immediately that it is a pair of wedding rings.

Say it like you mean it
Now that we’ve chosen the image for Victoria’s cards we need to add her information to the card. Easy enough, right? First, let’s go over a few key design points:

The result
Take a look at Victoria’s card below. Notice even though we had the option of using every color under the sun because she is getting a four-color process card we went with black text because it stood out the best on the photo. We even put a little bit of a glow around her name to help it stand out from the background. We put emphasis on her name and how to contact her by varying the font style and size.

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Clean, elegant and effective is what Victoria got with this business card design. Remember your business card can be the most effective advertising tool if designed properly.

 

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