You’re ready to produce new online and print collateral – maybe a brochure, postcard, or an email campaign. But are you really ready? Before asking a designer to ‘design some collateral’, think about these seven points: Start From the End Have you priced out design, production, printing and distribution costs? …

Give your business goals a push during this extraordinary time. Circumstances change, and business goals need to be adjusted to adapt. Great design and marketing provide the fuel. How are your goals changing – to attract new markets, or create a new product? To create momentum with current customers? To …

We get a lot of questions from our clients about their online and print marketing collateral. Today we’re answering the six most common: Q1. How important is social media to my website? Should I have a Twitter/IG feed, or just linked social icons? A: If your company is tweeting and …

You’re ready to hire a web designer and launch a new company website. But are you really ready? Most web designers will ask you to complete a questionnaire to determine scope before they create a fee proposal. The questionnaire is a valuable tool for you as well. It forces you …

The first rule of marketing: Stay on it. The market changes and you have to change with it. It’s easy to become complacent once you have established your company’s brand and have marketing collateral in place. Our advice is to schedule a spit-and-polish every three months; you’ll see a difference. …

Lately, it feels the world is awash in re-branding: Dunkin’ Donuts wants to be known as only “Dunkin’ “; Weight Watchers is now “WW”; Papa John’s fired their CEO and has a new logo. Re-branding used to be tweaking a logo’s design to bring it up to date with current …

The cliche is true: A picture is worth a thousand words. It’s especially true with your marketing collateral. The first order of marketing is to grab attention. Text descriptions alone won’t convert anyone to your side. Enter images! How do you choose the right images? How do you find them? …

You may think that you or your employees will be able to create and maintain a corporate website that achieves your marketing goals and is user-friendly. But are they designers or programmers? Do they know how web design and marketing work together? Stop struggling and hire a pro. With these …

As a designer for web and print, I tend to use the same handful of resources over and over again – because they’re easy to use, and they work. Here are six of my favorites: Google Fonts. Google fonts is winning. They have more font choices than ever. There’s a good …

Direct mail is trending again. Why? Because digital marketing has crowded the space. Be assured: Your competitors are using direct mail to stand out. What do they know that you don’t? Keep reading! 1. Personalize your mailing. Technology makes it easier than ever to research your audience. Design your mailing …