After you have designed and printed a business card that you are proud of, try some unique ideas for placing your business cards for potential customers to see. Some ideas may seem a little far fetched, but many businesses have actually found success with them. However, do keep in mind that these ideas for guerrilla marketing should never replace traditional face-to-face networking. These techniques should only be used to supplement smart targeted marketing and networking.
Ordinary Locations with a Twist
1. When you place your business card on a bulletin board, bring some extra thumb tacks with you. If you create an arrow from the tacks, pointing to your business card, it is sure to get extra attention.
2. Make a small “free” sign to place beside a stack of your business cards.
3. Turn your business card into a drink coaster.
4. Print magnets that look identical to your business card and stick them on everything metal you can find. Encourage people to take one by leaving several together in each location. Continue reading »
A combined marketing strategy that incorporates online and offline methods will maximize your advertising campaign. Without online marketing, your company is missing out on the vast global network available online. Without offline marketing, your company will be unable to reach those who do not use the Internet or who prefer reading print. Both methods together bring a much greater chance for success in your marketing efforts.
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It is a well-known fact in business circles that keeping your current customers is a lot less expensive than attracting new ones. Generating customer loyalty starts with good customer service and quality products, but there are also some marketing strategies that will help keep customers returning to your store.
If you have a client who buys a big ticket item from you, show your appreciation with a thank you note. Everyone likes to be appreciated. You can even cut costs through postcard printing in the form of a thank you note; 4″x6″ postcards are cheaper to mail than regular mail.
Keep in Touch
Regularly contact your customers. Send out greeting cards around the holidays. Mail birthday cards to clients. Give customers seasonal coupons sent with postcard printing pieces. If your business deals with just a few clients, take them out for coffee or invite them to a cocktail party at your house. Continue reading »
Think about a movie that you have seen recently. The anticipation probably began with trailers available online, then poster printing ads, TV ads, and previews in movie theaters. The date for that movie release was better known than a friend’s birthday and the built up anticipation was almost more than you could take. This truly is an example of great product promotion. Here are some ideas to promote your new product in a way that make customers look forward to the release date. Continue reading »
If a large poster with your logo and contact information can be considered advertising, then a 2″x3.5″ card with the same content can also be advertisement. Business cards are basically a tiny little poster that you place right into the hands of potential customers. Only unlike posters, prospects can keep them and refer back to them at any time. So why not design your card with the same care you take to design your poster? Many of the same rules apply with business card printing, so use this information to turn your business cards into marketing machines.
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In order to be successful in a business venture that includes marketing with poster printing campaigns, you must be able to analyze the market environment. Business owners must be able to express how their business idea fulfills the customer’s need better than the competition. First, however, you must assess your business’s market environment. Continue reading »
Short term ad campaigns attempt to get people to take action immediately. Whether the campaign involves postcard printing or newspaper spots, the ads tell about products and offers available for a limited time, creating a sense of urgency that causes people to respond. Here are some tips to help you short term ad campaign be all that it can be. Continue reading »
Poster printing can be a great way to promote your business. For the new business owner, self-made posters are simple and inexpensive and can be very effective. For well-established businesses with vast marketing campaigns, posters offer the exact same benefits. And since posters can range from a small 8.5″ x 11″ to huge billboards, the advertising possibilities are endless. Need some more convincing evidence on the power of poster printing? Here’s exactly why (and how) you should incorporate posters into your marketing plan.
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Catalogs come in a variety of sizes and styles. The choice is yours. You may make this decision based on creative ideas, or you may consider the cost effectiveness of each choice. Here are a few tips on catalog printing and mailing to help make your choice easier as well as to make the process go a bit smoother. Continue reading »
The rhythm of trends can catch anyone off guard. It seems that there is never just one trend-setter. It would appear the design community holds a collective train of thought that shifts together to create new and better design. When you find a new trend in design, you are likely to see it elsewhere at the same time.
In the blog Web Design Trends for 2010 there are examples of new trends being set by several designers. These certainly are not the only ones of their kind. Study these and then take a look around to find others like them. Below are some of the trends discussed in the blog, but with my own thoughts on how they affect print media as well. Continue reading »