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How Commercial Printing Can Elevate Marketing Results

How Commercial Printing Can Elevate Marketing Results

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How Commercial Printing Can Elevate Marketing Results

Tips for Elevating Marketing Results with Commercial Printing

Professional commercial printing can make a difference in how customers perceive your company. Think about it; every marketing and sales piece that you print represents your brand. The more polished and professional your print marketing materials are, the more prospects will view your business as credible and trustworthy.

Benefits of Commercial Printing Services and Print Marketing

Print marketing pieces by a commercial printing company give people a well-prepared, tangible way to learn about your brand and have your contact info close at hand. In this digital age, commercial print services supplement your online marketing messaging—which makes you more memorable as the print pieces reinforce what customers see online.

Moreover, print marketing collateral helps build awareness of your business’s online presence. By sharing your website URL, email address, and social media profiles in your print communications, you can steer people to connect with you online.

How to Use Commercial Printing Services to Boost Your Marketing Results

Here are some tips for how to get optimal results from print marketing products created by a  commercial printer:

  • Partner with a reputable, experienced commercial printing company that understands what it takes to create marketing materials that will have a maximal impact.
  • Use a professional graphic designer if you don’t have that expertise and skillset in-house.
  • Use a professional copywriter if you don’t have that expertise and skillset in-house.
  • Make sure that your brand elements (logo, colors, terminology, etc.) have consistency across your print marketing materials.
  • Make sure all of your contact information is on your print products.
  • Include social media information so that people will know where they can connect with you online.
  • Proofread your print marketing materials.
  • Consider print-on-demand and inventory management services to save your business money and time.

Examples of Print Marketing Materials That Work

Rack cards

Rack cards have many uses and do well where there’s a lot of foot traffic. Some of the locations where you may have seen them include visitors’ centers, restaurants, hotels, and landmarks. Many different types of businesses have success with rack cards. For example, they can help efforts to promote fundraising events, live entertainment acts, charitable causes, tourist destinations and attractions, food festivals, and more. Rack cards are an inexpensive way to attract attention and communicate the most important information about what you want to promote.

 

Brochures

Brochures deliver a means to include more details than rack cards while still in a print format that’s convenient for people to take with them. They are cost-effective and easy to distribute at events or locations where you want them to be accessible to your target audience. Also, brochures allow you to communicate your brand’s value and essential details about your products and services in a tangible form.

 

Catalogs

Catalogs are critical drivers of sales and brand loyalty. Often, print catalogs are the catalyst for getting prospects to visit a retailer’s website or visit a store. Also, many retailers have found that sending catalogs to customers who have made online purchases often results in additional sales from those same customers.

 

Flyers

Flyers offer a simple, short-and-sweet way to grab people’s attention and impel them to learn more about your business. They’re easy to hand out or leave as a take-away at trade shows.

 

Newsletters

Print newsletters allow businesses to provide more in-depth information to readers than do e-newsletters. Moreover, a print newsletter is convenient for readers to pick up and read it at their leisure. People can enjoy them when they have time and aren’t distracted by a barrage of online notifications and emails.

 

Direct mail postcards

Personalized direct mail postcards can be highly targeted, enabling your company to reach ideal prospects easily. Moreover, they’re very affordable to produce and mail. As more and more customers are becoming inundated by email marketing messages, print marketing postcards help make brands stand out.

 

Signs and posters

For local events and fundraisers, signs and posters can help raise awareness and generate word of mouth. When strategically placed within communities, they serve as a powerful grass-roots marketing tactic. Of course, the more attractive they are (professional design and superior print quality), the more attention they’ll attract.

 

Sales packets

Usually consisting of folders with a variety of sales and marketing collateral, sales packets help move potential B2B buyers one step closer to making a purchase. An exceptional sales packet will reinforce the positive impression your sales team made during their sales visits.

And there’s more

These are just a few samples of the types of print marketing materials that your business might benefit from. Meanwhile, your imagination and creativity expand the possibilities. And you can count on our team at Preferred Direct to help you brainstorm ideas to differentiate your company from your competition.

Best Practices in Commercial Printing for Print Marketing

Not all commercial printers have the same technology, equipment, and capabilities. That’s why it’s critical to ask questions and ensure you’ll be getting the best quality, turnaround times, and value.

At Preferred Direct, we use digital printing and inkjet printing to produce stunning, cost-effective marketing materials.

 

Digital Printing

Digital printing allows us to send text and images in digital files directly to a printing press. Unlike traditional offset printing, it doesn’t require the time and cost to create a printing plate. With digital printing, you get high-quality graphics that make a strong first impression.

 

Inkjet Printing

Inkjet printing allows for fast and accurate printing of custom elements, such as addresses, barcodes, indicias, and more. Plus, it’s highly cost-efficient for creating large quantities of personalized marketing pieces.

 

Cost-cutting On-Demand Printing Using Variable Data

To keep costs extremely affordable for our customers, Preferred Direct does all of our printing on two roll-to-roll presses for cost-effective on-demand printing. This approach ensures you won’t have to pay for pieces you don’t need and will never use. Also, on-demand means you avoid the printing order minimums that come with traditional printing.

With on-demand printing at Preferred Direct, we print the number of items that you need now. And, we can use variable data (text and images) to customize marketing materials to your individual recipients. Whether catalogs or brochures or newsletters or other communications, that personalization will help you create marketing pieces that drive interaction and results. With printing on-demand, you pay an inexpensive cost per unit even when you only need a small quantity printed. And, when you want more units printed, there’s no need to start from square one again. We save your digital files and can print additional pieces as you need them.

Besides the cost-saving benefits, on-demand printing also conserves paper, making it a more environmentally friendly option. Many customers seek to do business with eco-conscious companies. By using on-demand printing, you can strengthen your value proposition and set you apart from your competition.

Print Inventory Management for Saving Time and Money

To ensure we can meet your on-demand printing needs quickly, we offer inventory management at our facility. Different marketing projects require different sizes and styles of paper and envelopes, and we can store large quantities of whatever your jobs will need. Our inventory management services ensure that when you need a print piece produced, we’ll have the resources on hand and ready to go. You can also get weekly or monthly stock level reports to keep tabs on your current inventory.

Next Steps for Marketing Success with Professional Print Marketing Materials

To learn more about how a commercial printer can help you achieve your marketing goals, contact us. Share your challenges and aspirations with us! Using our extensive commercial printing expertise and capabilities, we’ll create marketing materials to elevate your brand without deflating your bottom line.

The Marketplace of Ideas

Our collective experience over the past 30-plus years has reinforced the values that were exemplified at our founding: Service, Value, and Creative Response to Client Concerns. 

We practice those principles every day in every way, embrace new technology and modern materials, and continue to focus on creative problem-solving. We value your collaboration, comments, and service evaluations, and rely on your feedback as we move in new directions. We value the ongoing relationships we have established with our customers. We will Boost Your Marketing with Variable Data Direct Mail and Commercial Printing.

For each project, Preferred Direct will provide a project manager to work with you to guarantee fast, efficient, accurate and confidential processing of information for your commercial printing or direct billing project. Our Commercial Printing and Direct Mail Platform provides for medical billing services, municipal utility bills, statement generation, e-billing, and transpromo marketing, a company’s direct billing is completed in a timely and professional manner.

Call Preferred Direct toll-free today. 1-844-719-1848

 

 

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10 Benefits of Direct Marketing

Are you having trouble deciding how to spend your marketing dollars? With so many advertising options available, it’s hard to decide how and where to advertise and get the best return-on-investment.

Ask yourself:

  • What audience are you trying to reach?
  • Do you want your audience to buy your product? Attend your event? Respond to an offer for service? Visit your website?

Direct Marketing

For this blog, I am going to talk about using direct marketing as a marketing tool to grow your business.

 

First we need to define Direct Marketing

Direct marketing is a form of advertising sent directly from your business to a potential or existing customer. You are sending the customers your marketing messages directly. Effective direct marketing campaigns use a strong call-to-action to get customers to act on a message or an offer.

Advantages of Direct Marketing

We’ve compiled a list of ten reasons to add direct marketing into your marketing strategy and budget. How many can you use to grow your company?

  1. Find new customers. Direct marketing helps you build a list of new potential customers. You can compile or purchase a database of customers who are likely to buy your product or service.
  2. Target most likely customers. Are your customers generally females over 30 years old? Perhaps you’re targeting young adults or seniors. Direct marketing companies can help you create lists to reach potential customers who are a good target for your product or service. Click here to learn about Preferred Direct’s targeted mailing lists.
  3. Communicate with existing customers for repeat business or upsell. Some of your most important business comes from repeat customers. Stay in touch with customers with direct marketing to promote a special offer, promotion or event and let them know about other services.
  4. Direct marketing has quick production and turnaround. Commercial printers offer fast turnaround time to get direct mail out to customers. An email can also be created very quickly and sent out to customers.
  5. Advertise specific products, services, special offers and events. With direct marketing, you control the message and offer.
  6. Branding your business can seem like an expensive notion, but by simply creating a cohesive direct marketing campaign, you can create a recognizable company brand. Throw in a special offer, and you’ve combined brand with a call-to-action!
  7. You can personalize for a better response. Variable data printing or VDP, allows you to personalize each direct mail marketing piece. Addressing the recipients by name and even printing messages based on the target audience offers better ways for businesses and organizations to connect with customers. For example, you can simultaneously be advertising an offer for makeup to females and ties for men. Variable data printing has many capabilities. Click here to learn more about variable data.
  8. Direct marketing ROIYou can track and measure results. Direct marketing offers ways to track and measure your results, so you know just how many customers you’ve reached, the response you’ve received, and how much money you spent per customer. You can even test new markets or products to determine what appeals the most to whom. You can measure how effective your direct marketing campaign is by determining your return-on-investment (ROI.)
  9. It’s cost effective. When you break it down by ROI, direct marketing is a cost effective marketing solution. You know exactly how much you are spending to reach each customer.
  10. Direct marketing campaigns are easy. With direct marketing you can choose between postcards, letters, catalogues, transpromo marketing (marketing on billing statements), email marketing and more.

 

Direct Marketing is targeted, personal, fast and cost effective!

 

Direct marketing project managers can help you design and develop your campaign, so you don’t have to do it alone. Preferred Direct’s knowledgeable project managers will help you through each step of your direct marketing campaign.

 

Preferred Direct offers Direct Marketing services including commercial printing, direct mail, transpromo marketing, direct billing and fulfillment services. Click here for a quick online quote or call us toll-free to speak with a project manager at 1-844-719-1848.

 


 

Preferred Direct provides high-quality, high-quantity, fast and personalized direct marketing services including: printing services, fulfillment services, fundraising services, direct mail marketing, direct billing and emergency on demand printing services. From design to finishing and mailing, Preferred Direct takes care to make sure they deliver high-quality products that can help increase your company’s ROI.

Call or click for a quote. (757) 461-2730 or Toll Free 1-844-719-1848

Sources: business.qld.gov.au, switzer.com.au, marketingfaq.net

Images courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net by renjith Krishnan (direct mail) and mapichaiI (chart)

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