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No 4 December 2008
 
Recognize & Reward
 
100% Recycled Presentation Products
 
  Plan for Powerful ’09 Promotions
     
 

Welcome to the newest edition of our e-newsletter. In each issue we'll feature proven promotional marketing strategies that will grow your business by increasing brand awareness among your clients, prospects & employees. Read on for more...

Chances are you’re excited about the start of the New Year. Sales meetings, trade shows, product launches, direct-mailings, recruiting fairs, get-togethers for staff – lots of opportunities to promote and celebrate! But don’t kid yourself: the dates on your calendar are closer than they appear!

It’s critical to get a jump start planning how to promote these activities so you don’t wind up settling for a humdrum, potentially ineffective promotion just days before a scheduled event. Plus, waiting until the last minute practically ensures rush charges and expedited shipping, which is a poor use of your budget.

As you review your calendar for the year, keep in mind a few of the ways we can help you:

Pre-Show, At-Show, Post-Show Promotions. Trade shows are a huge endeavor. You’re investing in exhibit materials, sales literature, and the expense of sending staff to a show. Don’t drop the ball when it comes to promoting your presence. Let’s brainstorm how to attract pre-registered attendees, clients and prospects to your exhibit, impress them once they get there, and, equally important, entice them to talk to you after they are back in their office.

Quantity Discounts. Sure, it can be a challenge to anticipate your needs 6-12 months out. But it’s worth the effort to try. If you expect to use a large number of padfolios over the course of a year, for example, place the order in full, get a quantity discount, and we’ll release product as needed – monthly, bimonthly or quarterly. You’ll save time, money and storage space!

Product Specials. On an ongoing basis, we’re notified by manufacturers of merchandise available at a special price. If we have a list of your promotional activities for the year, we will always be on the lookout for products that are suitable for your target audiences. An apparel item that’s “retiring” in July might be an ideal holiday gift for your employees. But unless we know your holiday gift interests (and budget), we won’t know to contact you about the offer. 

The bottom line? The more we know about your year-round promotional needs, the better equipped we’ll be to help you make the most of your marketing dollars. Let’s get together in the next few weeks to start planning your promotions for the year. You’ve got nothing to lose!

Mike Klenz 503.684.2829 Michael@advantagegraphics.com
Lori Dollar 503.684.2829 lori@advantagegraphics.com

 
     
 
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