Keep Your Eye on the Ball

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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. …

The Pitfalls of Rebranding

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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 …

How to Use Images in Your Collateral

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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? …

Stop Struggling with Your Website

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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 …

6 Resources I Keep Going Back To

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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 …

5 Things Your Competitors Can Teach You About Direct Mail

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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 …

Your Website is a Marketing Machine

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Did you know your website is a marketing machine waiting to happen? There are multiple opportunities to leverage your website: To sell your services, define your brand, and communicate with customers and prospects. Don’t let your site be passive; use it as an effective business tool. Here are 5 questions …

Fill Your Collateral With Color

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No doubt about it, color is a feeling. Using bright, eye-catching colors in your brochure, website or email marketing will grab your customers’ attention and give them a good feeling about your product. Don’t be blah! Be colorful. Here’s how to add color in both print and web collateral: 1. …

Planning Your Marketing Collateral

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Marketing and branding require a lot of planning. There will occasionally be projects where everyone has to turn on a dime, but that can’t become the norm. When rushed, the product gets stiffed almost every time. We have five tips to help complete your project on time: 1. Determine the …

Realtor Website Design

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In our experience, we’ve found that realtor websites have unique design and functional requirements: Multiple categories (for sale, under contract, sold, open house) mean more pages. These websites are updated frequently to keep up with ever-changing listings. The site has be able to load quickly, given the many images that …