Pantone’s Color of the Year: Living Coral

It’s here! Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2019. It’s Living Coral, Pantone 16-1546. After considering trends in everything from fashion to décor, Pantone announced this vibrant, yet warm color as its top pick. In a world filled with uncertainty, Pantone chose Living Coral for its warmth and optimism. After all, what better to represent […]

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What Makes Top Marketers Tick?

What are the world’s top marketers thinking as they enter 2019? Salesforce.com decided to ask them. Every year, the company surveys marketers around the world about the state of the marketplace, how the channel mix is changing, and how they are feeling about their marketing practices. In the report, “The Fourth Annual State of Marketing,” […]

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Survey: Marketing Budgets Soar!

Every year, Target Marketing surveys its readership to identify trends for the upcoming marketing year. This year, its “2019 Marketing Budget Survey” found that a whopping 10x more marketing budgets are increasing for 2019 than decreasing.  Great news! That’s the kind of commitment that gets results. Here’s how the data on respondents’ budgets broke out: […]

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Tapping the Power of the Sidewalk Sign

What happens when your brick-and-mortar location depends on business from people who work nearby but don’t live there? How do you reach them? Wide-format graphics, including sidewalk signs! Your target audience is walking by your location multiple times a day. A well-placed professional sidewalk sign is one of your best, most effective tools for reaching […]

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Is Investing in Data-Driven Messaging Worth It?

Still on the fence about investing in data-driven messaging for your print campaigns? It takes additional time and expense to develop marketing databases, create customer profiles, and develop messaging for personalized communications. Is it worth it? To answer this question, let’s take a look at some new data from Epsilon: 90% of consumers see personalized […]

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3 Steps to Rocking Your 1:1 Print Marketing Campaign

You’ve seen the power of 1:1 print marketing and decided to give it a try. From data to customer profiling to layout and design, there is so much to do. Where do you begin? Start by asking three questions. 1.  What are you trying to accomplish? Success starts with setting a specific and realistic marketing […]

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3 Things Cooking and Great Brands have in common!

I recently got a chance to meet and hear the story of Damaris Phillips, celebrity chef, hometown Louisville girl, and host of Southern at Heart on the Food Network. As I listened to Damaris, I couldn’t help but think of the parallels between cooking, celebrity chefs and great brands. 1. Great brands exude great passion. […]

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Work Hard, Play Hard…Creating Event Branding & Signage System

For the Cox Communications National Winners Circle Rewards Vacation 2018 The Winner’s Circle is an annual event that incentivizes goals throughout the year with a vacation getaway for the Cox Communication’s nationwide, recognizing employees for the ultimate success in sales performance. Each year, there is a different theme for this prestigious honor, based around the […]

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