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Gain Local Exposure for Your Start-Up Company Using Lanyards

Posted: 01 Aug 2011 02:59 PM PDT

There are many excellent ways to advertise your new business locally. One product offering excellent results is to advertise with lanyards. Lanyards act as a recurring reminder of your business, services or whatever message you would like to convey.

Mushroom Burgers and Onion Rings Can Be Your Promotional Products Too

Posted: 01 Aug 2011 02:16 PM PDT

Don't you know that there is such thing as Mushroom and Onion Month? This is not actually a legal holiday in the United States but it is one of those bizarre holidays that are celebrated by certain group of people. This event is not probably a holiday meant to be celebrated with glee.

Tips for Designing a Spa Sign

Posted: 01 Aug 2011 01:59 PM PDT

Designing a spa sign can be challenging, but you don't have to be a professional designer to create an effective sign. Read this article to learn some tips that will be very helpful when writing your sign's message and crafting your design.

The Efficient Way Of Customizing Promotional Products

Posted: 01 Aug 2011 01:14 PM PDT

The lack of jobs and business opportunities for African-Americans has been the topic of many discussions and forums in the past. Sadly, amidst the efforts of different private and public businesses and organizations, this issue is still not properly addressed. Thus, the celebration of Black Business Month is very much important for all Americans this August. If you care enough to want to help African-Americans in your local community get jobs so they can feed themselves, you can organize campaigns and give out promotional products for their benefit.

Assure Motorsports Awareness Using Promotional Products

Posted: 01 Aug 2011 01:09 PM PDT

Are you a fan of adrenaline-pumping and daring kinds of sports? You might be up for some hyperactive adventure as the celebration of Motorsports Awareness Month kicks in this August. The Motorsports Parts Manufacturing Council's schedule will once again be full as they organize activities, left and right. This event will surely be one thrilling affair because organizers and sponsors will see to it that it will be filled with lots of breathtaking and stimulating segments. If you're interested in becoming one of the sponsors, you might want to start your preparation by buying some promotional products to use for the event.

5 Great Sign Products for Spas

Posted: 01 Aug 2011 12:59 PM PDT

There are many different sign products that can be useful for promoting a spa. So many products are available in fact that it can be difficult to choose which one is the best. This article will help by spotlighting the most-popular signs for spa owners.

Top 8 Ways to Make Your Marketing Messages Great

Posted: 01 Aug 2011 12:58 PM PDT

8 tips on how to market your product to potential customer, and what to tell them. Kellogg's is a good example.

How To Easily Identify Your Target Market Using Psychographics

Posted: 01 Aug 2011 12:34 PM PDT

You need to understand that identifying your target market goes beyond the basic factors such as age and income. You should be ready to do some extra research in order to delve deeper into the psyche of your target market.

How Reward Programs Have Changed Retail Marketing

Posted: 01 Aug 2011 12:30 PM PDT

The crucial factor in ensuring the success of your business is by enriching the customer's loyalty which your repeat patrons have towards you through effective reward programs. Correctly identifying the purchasing trends of your customers is vital for any businesses however, one needs to be clever and ingenious in interpreting this data for a more profitable endeavor on your part.

Know Your Target Market and Enjoy Business Success

Posted: 01 Aug 2011 12:20 PM PDT

Target marketing has been all the rage among the internet marketing crowd for the past years. The idea that you can strategize your marketing plan according to your target market's needs and wants definitely makes a lot of sense.

Get Clients - Top 10 Marketing Tips for Design Businesses and Freelancers

Posted: 01 Aug 2011 12:07 PM PDT

Want to get clients but now sure how? Want to avoid the No. 1 marketing mistake? Hate cold-calling? Want to reach clients in a language they understand? Put these top 10 tips into practice to find your ideal clients and still be yourself.

Search Engine Marketing Strategies: A Laser's Focus

Posted: 01 Aug 2011 11:50 AM PDT

Looking for new customers, developing new opportunities, can be like the proverbial search for a needle in a haystack. Search Engine Marketing (SEM) is a website marketing strategy that can make the job a lot easier, and a lot more cost effective. Let's face it.

How To Maximize The Exposure of Your Business Using Banners

Posted: 01 Aug 2011 11:39 AM PDT

Did you know that there are thousands of products being launched everyday and it is certain that you will come across many competitors. Not all businesses have the competence to grab the attention of people and there are few who are able to survive today's tough competitions. If you do not consider yet that advertising is an essential component of your business success, then you have to think again. One of the best ways to promote your products is through the use of banners.

6 Suggestions for Hiring a Promotional Modeling Agency

Posted: 01 Aug 2011 11:35 AM PDT

Suggestion #1: Don't hire models based on price alone. The old saying "you get what you pay for" often applies in the promo model industry. The truly high quality models know they worth the investment and there are other higher paying opportunities out there to choose from.

Why Loyalty Cards Work for Small Businesses

Posted: 01 Aug 2011 11:27 AM PDT

It seems like practically every business operating today uses plastic or paper loyalty cards in one way or another. From the major retailers down to the smallest pub, offering these cards can help to increase business, drive up sales, and improve profits. While it's easy to understand why so many people utilize their cards when they shop, it's worth taking a look at why these cards are so effective, especially if you are considering implementing a loyalty program yourself. Whether you want to use a basic loyalty discount program or utilize a stamp program to drive up sales and earn repeat customers, these cards offer a great way to improve your bottom line.

Marketing to the On-The-Go Consumer

Posted: 01 Aug 2011 11:20 AM PDT

With the power of the Smartphone and mobile Internet device, consumers are ready for battle. Daily deals, location-based services, shops, restaurants, events, and more are on their hit-lists. Armed with social networking sites that are faster and more accessible than ever, one wrong move and your small business could be history. So now the question is, are you ready?

Do Credit Card Rewards Programs Honor Their Promises?

Posted: 01 Aug 2011 11:10 AM PDT

We are all bombarded by credit card companies of promised card rewards programs that promise user bonus points that we can take advantage of through: frequent flyer miles, rebates, cash back, discounted luxury cruises, free concert tickets, and so on and so forth. Most often than not, companies entice us with their "points per purchase" scheme. Collect enough purchase points, and you become eligible with their card rewards programs. It is important for card users to read the fine print carefully in choosing a credit card provider, and not base their decision solely on the heavily advertised card rewards programs.

Growth in Affiliate Marketing Despite Economic Downturn

Posted: 01 Aug 2011 11:10 AM PDT

In times of financial gloom, one of the first industries to feel the pinch is usually advertising. As businesses begin to look for ways to cut expenses, they look to cut advertising budgets in order to reflect smaller consumer spending. Nowadays however, companies are beginning to realise there can be marketing opportunities online even in a recession.

Product Managers Know That Too Much Of A Good Thing Is Bad

Posted: 01 Aug 2011 11:06 AM PDT

What would it take to get your customers to buy more of your product? Maybe if you offered them more choices - you know, more colors, more sizes, more brands, more flavors, etc. If they liked the new versions that you offered them, then maybe you could offer them still more versions of your product. The big question is when is more too much?

5 Ways To Breathe New Life Into Old Trade Show Displays

Posted: 01 Aug 2011 11:02 AM PDT

Even a slightly out-of-date trade show booth can be revitalized and reused again. Learn how to renew your trade show displays without breaking the bank.

Banners: Cost-Effective Way of Marketing Strategy

Posted: 01 Aug 2011 11:01 AM PDT

The overall success of a business does not depend on one component alone. In fact, there are more than a few things that you need to keep in mind if you want to reach your goals. Having a powerful marketing campaign is one of the top most important components that you should consider if you want to attain success. It paves way for several outcomes that you can expect, such as an increase in your client list and profits. Banners are considered as efficient means of marketing since long time ago.

Choosing the Perfect Promotional Item For Each Age Group

Posted: 01 Aug 2011 10:55 AM PDT

People from different age groups have different priorities and interests, which you have to make sure that you address. As you know the importance of promotional products and how they add to the growth of your business, you also need to acknowledge the importance of choosing the right item for each age group.

Exhibition Contractor Role in Trade Show

Posted: 01 Aug 2011 10:53 AM PDT

Exhibition Contractors plays a crucial role in integrating various parameters required to ensure proper execution of Exhibition Stands. Exhibition Stands as a whole comprises of various elements that forms an integral part of the company image for their participation in Trade Shows. Exhibition contractor role starts from initial stages of understanding client objective to final execution of exhibition stands and maintaining them through out the exhibition.

Tips for Designing Car Magnets

Posted: 01 Aug 2011 10:42 AM PDT

Since most car magnet customers aren't professional designers, this article provides several great tips to help with the design process. Topics discussed include size, amount of text, color scheme, and rounded corners.

How-To Remove Car Signs

Posted: 01 Aug 2011 10:41 AM PDT

The following article explains how to remove and store car sign products after they have been installed. It is divided by specific car sign products and materials, discussing the removal process for each one. Use this article as a guide for quick, easy removal of old car signs.

How-To Install Car Decals

Posted: 01 Aug 2011 10:31 AM PDT

Car decals are made from a thin, adhesive vinyl film which applies directly to the vehicle's body or window. This article discusses the car decal installation process, explaining how to clean the vehicle and apply the decal (to the body or window of your vehicle).

How-To Design Car Signs for Your Restaurant

Posted: 01 Aug 2011 10:30 AM PDT

Your restaurant can increase its market share by using car signs. This article explains which car signs are best for restaurants, what your sign's message should say, and offers tips for the visual aspects of the sign's design.

Car Sign Options: Clear, Solid, or See-Through?

Posted: 01 Aug 2011 10:30 AM PDT

Car signs can be ordered using a clear material, a solid material, or a perforated (see-through material). This article explains all of the material options and when you should choose each one.

5 Tips on How to Increase Profitability

Posted: 01 Aug 2011 10:14 AM PDT

So what are some simple steps to improve your business? The following are based on 20 years of seeing what works in both large and small businesses. The key areas regardless of size are always the same.

Setting Goals: What's Important When Bringing Your Trade Show Booth To An Event

Posted: 01 Aug 2011 09:55 AM PDT

Simply showing up and setting up your trade show booth isn't enough. Effective companies set goals before they take their portable displays to an event. Here are some of the most common goals many companies set.

Why Brand and Price Positioning Are Forever Entwined

Posted: 01 Aug 2011 09:54 AM PDT

It is a common fact that many companies forget about their brand position when thinking about their pricing strategy and vice versa. Here we look at some of the reasons why the two are bosom buddies and why you should think carefully about price and image.

Utilizing Mobile Marketing Companies to Share Your Message

Posted: 01 Aug 2011 09:52 AM PDT

Mobile marketing companies can help to create a campaign to bring in more business for your company using mobile phones. Take a look around the next time that you're out and about. What does everyone have in their hand?

Marketing Right Up Your Alley - Doing Things That You Like

Posted: 01 Aug 2011 09:27 AM PDT

When it comes to marketing, a lot of people, particularly those who own and run businesses of all types and sizes, believe that it's an activity that necessitates doing things that they don't really want to do. Marketing is sometimes seen as an arduous and annoying endeavour, one that calls for you to perform moves that may be too difficult, or go against your principles and beliefs.

Using Trade Show Displays To Train And Market To Your Own Employees

Posted: 01 Aug 2011 09:20 AM PDT

Is your company losing out on an opportunity to use its trade show stand in a training exercise? Using trade show exhibits can help employees who are working the display, as well as newer employees learning about the company.

Enhancing Portable Displays With The Use Of Technology

Posted: 01 Aug 2011 09:16 AM PDT

Technology can be used to enhance portable displays and banner stands. If you're not using technology, consider these tips.

Mobile Marketing Campaigns Can Pay Off Big

Posted: 01 Aug 2011 09:03 AM PDT

Mobile advertising is the advertising wave of the future that is working for many companies today. Smart phone penetration is on the rise and mobile marketing campaigns are growing by leaps and bounds. But are they working?

Mobile Coupons: The Marketing of the Future

Posted: 01 Aug 2011 09:00 AM PDT

Mobile coupons are a great way to utilize cell phones to grow your business. They utilize something that everyone has and it is a very inexpensive form of marketing.

Trade Show Stand Problems: How To Prepare For Them

Posted: 01 Aug 2011 08:58 AM PDT

Problems are sure to arise with any trade show installation. Planning for them when setting up trade show booths can go a long way toward minimizing them.

Trade Show Display Giveaways Outside Conventions: Good Idea Or Waste Of Resources?

Posted: 01 Aug 2011 08:58 AM PDT

Have you ever considered using your trade show display and giveaways outside of conventions? Depending on your product and your industry, using portable exhibits at targeted distribution points improve your product's performance.

Trade Show Display Dos And Don'Ts: How To Avoid These Mistakes

Posted: 01 Aug 2011 08:57 AM PDT

It's easy to make mistakes when taking a trade show display to an event. Avoiding these mistakes can help ensure your trade show exhibits are put to good use.

Where Ideas Come From

Posted: 01 Aug 2011 08:56 AM PDT

This article addresses the six senses of design as it applies to graphic design and marketing. It was inspired by a session I attended at the 2011 HOW Live Design Conference in Chicago. The article discusses ways to use design as a more effective communication tool in your marketing efforts.

Creating Interest Using Portable Trade Show Displays And Add-On Elements

Posted: 01 Aug 2011 08:51 AM PDT

Trade show exhibits are made up of more than just a single structure. To enhance your existing unit, consider using elements like table top exhibits, lighting, literature racks and more.

How To Avoid Overusing Text In Trade Show Displays

Posted: 01 Aug 2011 08:50 AM PDT

Advertising copy can be easily overused on banner stands and trade show displays. Instead of making your exhibits unreadable, consider these tips.

Selling A Service With Trade Show Booths: What Are Customers Looking For?

Posted: 01 Aug 2011 08:49 AM PDT

Selling a service instead of a product with trade show booths takes special attention. Know what customers are looking for with these tips and booth design ideas.

What's The Best Way To Follow Up With Clients After They Visit Your Trade Show Exhibits?

Posted: 01 Aug 2011 08:47 AM PDT

Following up after taking your trade show exhibits to a show is actually the most important part of the event. Which method of communication is best to secure customers after portable displays have been taken down?

Why Cutting Trade Show Displays And Advertising Out Of Your Budget Isn't The Answer

Posted: 01 Aug 2011 08:46 AM PDT

Even in times of economic uncertainty, cutting marketing and advertising budgets is a bad idea. Learn why you should continue to take trade show displays and banner stands to events as well as advertise in industry publications.

Trade Show Booth Design: How To Evoke Emotion With Color

Posted: 01 Aug 2011 08:42 AM PDT

Color is important for any trade show booth design. If you're unsure how color should be used in your trade show booths, consider these tips and work with a qualified designer.

How To Save Your Company Money When Taking A Trade Show Stand To An Event

Posted: 01 Aug 2011 08:34 AM PDT

Displaying your trade show stand at conventions can be expensive. With a few tips, you'll be able to exhibit your table top displays while saving your company money.

How To Tackle Sensitive Topics At Trade Show Exhibits

Posted: 01 Aug 2011 08:31 AM PDT

Most trade show exhibits discuss fairly innocuous topics like a new product. However, when you do design and present trade show displays dealing with sensitive material, it's important that you get it right to ensure a positive reception.

How To Survive Working Your Company's Trade Show Displays

Posted: 01 Aug 2011 08:31 AM PDT

Manning trade show displays can be a big job. There are a lot of things to think about, but these survival tips will help ensure your trade show exhibits are a success.

Trade Show Booth Etiquette: Having A Successful Event

Posted: 01 Aug 2011 08:13 AM PDT

A successful trade show booth can depend on quite a few factors, including etiquette. Are your employees using proper manners at your trade show stand?

Working Your Company's Portable Displays? Hidden Skills You Need To Have

Posted: 01 Aug 2011 08:12 AM PDT

If you're working your company's portable displays, it's important to be a 'jack of all trades.' Consider learning extra skills, such as assembling banner stands, knowing how to run audiovisual equipment and more.

Should You Bother Marketing During July and August?

Posted: 01 Aug 2011 07:44 AM PDT

Why should you bother doing any marketing during July and August? After all, most people are away on holiday aren't they? No one is really around so there doesn't seem to be much point in doing a lot of marketing. You might as well just have some time off and take things a little bit easier.

Niche Marketing: Establishing Yourself As An Expert

Posted: 01 Aug 2011 07:27 AM PDT

The key to success in niche marketing is establishing yourself as an expert. This doesn't mean you need to know it all before your start. There are specific, proven ways you can quickly become an expert in your particular niche.

Marketing Turnaround Case Study: A Technology Company

Posted: 01 Aug 2011 07:20 AM PDT

This case study shows how a declining $100 million division of a struggling parent company saved itself by adding services to its product line. Complicating factors included a lack of capital, a non-innovative culture and the mismanagement and bankruptcy of the parent company.

Tote Bag Giveaways at Conventions and Trade Shows

Posted: 01 Aug 2011 06:31 AM PDT

It is an established fact that tote bags are very beneficial in conventions and trade shows for many reasons. This is because during such events, people always end up with lots of other giveaway items and tote bags come in handy because they can be used for carrying these giveaways.

Personalized Briefcases For Traveling Businessmen

Posted: 01 Aug 2011 06:31 AM PDT

Businessmen always carry suitcases with them especially when traveling because they need to carry with them important documentation that they might use during meetings, seminars or conventions that are business oriented. It is for this reason that personalized briefcases are the very perfect giveaway gift for a traveling businessman.

Custom Printed Jute Tote Bags For the Summer

Posted: 01 Aug 2011 06:29 AM PDT

Summer is just beginning and many companies are already importantly planning on what they will use as giveaway gifts. What promotional product will your company use to show your customers that you appreciate their business and value the relationship that you have with them? The custom printed jute tote bag is one of the all time favorite summer giveaway gift that any customer will be appreciative of.

Creating One Of A Kind Portable Exhibits While On A Budget

Posted: 01 Aug 2011 06:21 AM PDT

Portable displays can be pricey, but they don't have to be. If you're looking for portable exhibits on a budget, consider banner stands, table top displays, rental units or simply updating the graphics on your existing unit.

Working Your Company's Trade Show Displays: Special Tips To Make Customers Feel Important

Posted: 01 Aug 2011 06:17 AM PDT

Remembering the names of visitors at your trade show displays can be a great way to show customers you care. If you're having difficultly remembering every trade show booth attendee, use these tips.

Marketing Writing - How to Target a Crying Need in Your Marketing Materials

Posted: 31 Jul 2011 11:59 PM PDT

When you're working on preparing new marketing materials consider targeting a "crying need". What this means is aiming for a market that has an intense need for what you're selling. They know they need help with their problem, and they're actively suffering from its effects. They don't need to be convinced that they have a problem, and they're motivated to solve it NOW. They're experiencing pain from the problem, and want immediate resolution.

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