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Print Marketing Materials

Marketing your business comes with a multitude of tools for your toolbelt. It’s critical to have digital elements, such as a website and social media accounts, but print collateral is equally important. In some cases, print marketing materials are considered more important than digital elements because some people don’t rely on the internet a lot for their everyday lives, which leaves print materials as their introduction to your business.

There’s something about putting your brand in people’s hands and giving them the chance to interact with it outside of your goods or services. You know you need to stand out but wonder if that’s even possible given that people have been using print marketing for hundreds of years.

The good news is that you don’t have to reinvent the print marketing wheel. Instead, you can put an original spin on what’s already been done. I know, because that’s what my team does. Here are a few things you can do to improve your print marketing collateral and better promote your business.

 

1. Take shape.

Many people almost always use standard shapes and sizes when it comes to print marketing materials. Instead, consider creating a piece in a unique shape or size to stand out. For example, a round business card will be easy to pick out among a stack of rectangle pieces. You could also use a shape that reminds recipients of your business, such as a camera-shaped business card for a photographer.

If you don’t want to change the entire shape of the product, you can use die-cuts to alter various elements. For example, these brochures for BMW have die-cuts on the covers to match the brand. The first is rounded to make the logo stand out, while the second is shaped like a car, which draws attention to them.

2. Use bold images.

A powerful image can make or break a design. Stock images are money-savers, but it’s important to choose images that make a statement. Select images to which people can relate, or show the benefits of your product or service. This will leave a larger impression on your audience instead of pictures of your product on a pretty landscape.

That’s what happened when we worked with a client to create a presentation folder with bold images. The images illustrate what customers can expect when they select this company to provide maintenance or janitorial services, whether it’s an impeccably kept, vibrant garden or floors so clean you can see your reflection in them. There was some information inside on the pocket of the folder, but overall, the company let the images tell the story.

3. Connect to digital.

Just because it’s print marketing material doesn’t mean you can’t add a digital element. In addition to your website URL, consider using a QR code that will send recipients directly to your website, provide them with a digital coupon or unlock some other special deal. The key is making sure your print design is compelling enough that customers want to see more.

Another option for combining print and digital is using a video folder. With a video folder, screens are placed on the cover or inside the folder. Not only does this merge both types of marketing, but it also allows customers to better interact with the brand. This is also great when you have a lot of information that might not fit in your folder. For example, a real estate agent could provide virtual tours of properties with the video and include other info inside the folder, such as tax information and blueprints.

4. Add texture.

There are two ways to add texture to your design — physically and visually. Embossing and debossing are great ways to do that. Embossing uses pressure to raise elements of the stock for a three-dimensional effect, while debossing is the opposite and uses pressure to depress elements of the stock. Both provide a textured element that recipients can see and feel.

A more cost-effective way to add texture is visually. You can use various colors or shades to make it look like your product has a wooden, leather or marble texture, for example, just as designer Candice Bondi did for Halo. The business cards and brochures look as if they were printed on various textures, such as marble, plastic or sand, making the recipient want to run their fingers over the surfaces.

5. Shine on.

Build on adding texture by using a coating. It will not only change how your piece feels but also give it some shine, depending on the coating you use. Gloss and semigloss coatings provide a luxurious luster, while a soft-touch coating feels like a smooth piece of velvet. You can cover the entire product or highlight specific elements, such as the company name or logo.

Coatings also can add protection to your product from water, fingerprints and tears. If you don’t think your piece needs to shine, you can use a matte coating and still get the same protection.

You don’t have to do all of these things to have great print marketing materials, but you can. Or, you can try one or two methods. At the end of the day, you know your audience the best and to what they will respond. The important thing is creating something you can be proud of and that will help grow your business.

Written By: Vladimir Gendelman / Source: Forbes

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Direct mail vs email is arguably one of the longest standing debates in marketing, this could be down to the constantly evolving industry and it’s audiences..

Deleted Email

Today 70% of consumers reportedly feel like they receive too many emails, something we can probably all empathise with. As our virtual inboxes reach the thousands we have less and less tolerance for email marketing.

As the digital industry grows the direct mail vs email debate takes a turn and the death of email marketing as we know becomes apparent. The average lifespan of an email is now just 2 seconds and brand recall directly after seeing a digital ad is just 44%, compared to direct mail which has a brand recall of 75%. Whilst digital media is still a crucial part of marketing we compare the statistics of direct mail vs email.

The evidence suggests we need to revaluate the way we use email, rather than thinking of it as a cheap form of marketing how we can utilise it’s strengths? If we continue to bombard customers we may risk alienating them. As the effectiveness of email marketing declines the response to direct mail is on the rise, and printed media becomes a more trusted form of consumer engagement. Looking at the strengths and weaknesses of each media it seems the rising popularity of direct mail could work to reinforce email, if used in the right combination, and may we suggest in moderation.

 

DirectMail vs Email Infographic

 Source: Proactive Marketing UK

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Spring Into Spring; With Print That Works... isn't just a concept; it's a reality that brings it all together both internally and with your customer. Talk to us about 'Concept to Solution' printing for a defined way to improve your business.

WestBank Oakridge

We recently received this feedback from Alexandra as we really appreciate their patronage and working together with them on their market communications and special projects printing.

"The Dominion Blue team goes above and beyond in an efficient manner to help us get our printing done. With countless last-minute adjustments, I can always rely on the sales and preflight team to get the job done. Fantastic customer service, great printing products, timely delivery and excellent communication"... Alexandra

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Print throughout your business... isn't just a concept; it's a reality that brings it all together both internally and with your customer. Talk to us about 'Concept to Solution' printing for a defined way to improve your business.

Saxx Tom Lee for BlogPost

“Dominion Blue recently helped us with a project that had a very short turnaround time and everything went seamlessly. They were the first printers to get back to me with a quote and were the only ones who could accommodate all of my requests in the timeline I needed.

When I saw the proofs, they looked even better than I had anticipated. I am really happy with the end result and the customer service was on point. Thank you!” ... Mikayla / SaxxUnderwear.com

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Published in Why Choose Us
Monday, 31 January 2022 13:52

4 Benefits of Point-of-Purchase Displays

"POP displays, short for point-of-purchase displays, offer many advantages to retail stores and business owners."

Point Of Sale for Retail & Business

If your business is looking to invest in a highly-rewarding retail strategy, then POP displays are a great tool. It delivers a brief insight to your customers about the products of your business. 

Currently, many product-based companies are working to build a brand name by making a positive impact on the mind of customers. They are fighting to acquire stand spaces and central positions at retail stores, trade shows, and exhibitions to generate awareness about their businesses and stand out in the consumer markets.

POP displays are a cost-effective marketing tool and promise the following benefits:

 

Bring A Store Within A Store

Making use of POP Displays in your retail marketing is just like getting your own store inside a store.

If you’re looking for effective tactics in 2020 to grow your business and promote its products, then you should think about point-of-purchase displays.

In a highly competitive environment, it is not an easy thing for brick & mortar stores to stay on top due to an increased demand for e-commerce shopping. Therefore, POP displays are an excellent option to gather more money from shoppers in retail stores.

POP displays trigger impulse buying patterns, offer you a chance to showcase items and give tough competition to your competitors.

Store-within-a-store or shop-inside-shop is a great idea to build a brand name, enhance business reputation, and appropriately position your products in the mind of consumers.

Point Of Purchase Display

 

Draw Attention to Products

Have you always aimed to target a massive audience and promote your business products? If yes, then POP displays are a perfect solution to serve your needs.

It attempts to directly ramp up your sales volume. If you’re thinking “how?” Then, let me explain.

POP displays try to catch the customer’s eye when they are shopping for specific products in a retail store. With visually appealing POP displays, you can leave a significant impact on your shoppers with very little help.

Understandably, bigger mediums, such as suspension shelf signs and plastic modular displays are great to market your products, improve customer buying, and help notice your brand.

Banner Stands

 

Strategically Locate Products

Point-of-sale displays are the attachments and free-standings that can be suitably placed on the shelves. This provides great flexibility to your retailers when it comes to marketing your brand and positioning your products in their retail stores.

Your products will no longer be squeezed or placed in the corners. There will be no such thing as putting your products on the low shelf.

Instead, it can be placed right in the middle of stores to attract customers’ attention. This is again a great technique to market your brand next to any complementary products.

 

Cost-Effective Marketing Idea

Understandably, in current times, marketing is essential in business to help you sell your products and ramp up sales volume.

The core purpose of marketing is to increase revenue and make more money. But, it is entirely impossible to generate more cash when you’re already spending so much money on expensive marketing tools.

Therefore, when it comes to promoting your business, your marketing team must consider cost-effective marketing ideas that can promise quality results. POP displays are one of the budget-friendly marketing ideas to encourage the sales of your products.

This technique is less pricey than getting an ad for your brand. POP displays effectively communicate your brand, just like publishing in a magazine and placing on a billboard, but obviously at less cost.

POP displays deliver the same ad or message by perfectly fitting in a retail store.

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Source: Let's Reach Success  Written By: Lidiya Kesarovska

 

Published in More Market Share
Monday, 17 January 2022 13:29

From Concept to Solution

"Printing for Exceptional Business Results"

Concept To Solutions

Getting ready in a way that gets you noticed? That’s great!

Through our Concept-to-Solution Program, you'll be turning heads your way in no time. Our account managers and team of experienced professionals will take the time to understand what you need to accomplish; they'll then work backwards through the process with you and your design team to make sure all the bases are covered and you’re on track for results. Our own creative team will make sure of it. We're here to help you get exceptional results.

Whether you’re a small business owner, a seasoned professional or the CEO of a large development company you'll find something helpful in our array of services and products.

 

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"Concord Pacific has been using Dominion Blue’s document management and fulfillment services since the days of hard copy vellum originals."

Concord Pacific

"As digital documentation has grown to be the norm, so have the tools provided by Dominion Blue. These tools have allowed us to keep up with the fast-paced digital world we now live in, while keeping accurate and up-to-date documentation.

Until recently, we have been relying on email for correspondence and document transfer but once again, Dominion has provided us with a tool to increase efficiency and effectiveness of our communications. Their online document portal has been instrumental in keeping all of our team members (internal and external) up to date and on track. Their system has saved us hours of document management time as its streamlined our document organization and ordering processes. There is 100% accuracy on all orders placed and the Dominion Blue Team has provided nothing but exceptional customer service with each transaction.

We always look forward to working with Dominion Blue on our projects." ... Jennifer

 

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"Dominion Blue has been instrumental in helping us..."

Body Fuels

Chef Colette's Body Fuels Inc

"Dominion Blue has been instrumental in helping us with the success of our start up company. They have worked quickly, skillfully, economically and offered us the patience and understanding that is an integral part of the process. We appreciate the friendly people at the front and the team in the back. Thank you Dominion Blue!"... Chef Colette

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"We often are running up against tight timelines with our clients..."

Pooni Group

"Suzanne always goes above and beyond to help us reach our deadlines. We often are running up against tight timelines with our clients and Suzanne ensures that we are able to turnaround a great product.

Suzanne is reliable, detail oriented and able to run with our sometimes (often) piecey instructions. I utilize her for all of our printing needs for our BC projects. Not only is DB turn around time much better than competitors and the cost is more efficient, but Suzanne is attentive and helps me make sure I don’t miss anything"... Katie

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Wednesday, 22 September 2021 09:24

Why They Choose Dominion for Sale & Lease Signage

"Dominion Blue is our go-to local provider and we would highly recommend them."

William Wright For Sale & Lease Signage

William Wright Commercial Real Estate Services

"We've worked with Dominion Blue for many years and their team is a pleasure to work with.

Their ordering system is straightforward and easy to use, and we are always impressed with how fast the turnaround time is and how efficient they are. We also appreciate how they send us installation photos afterwards to ensure that we are satisfied with the result and the print quality is consistent.

Dominion Blue is our go-to local provider and we would highly recommend them"... Ada

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