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Marketing 101 | 5 Lessons to Learn from Direct Mail

Marketing 101 | 5 Lessons to Learn from Direct Mail

My father and I had a conversation recently about the rise of “maker culture” – this YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram fueled movement of artisans who are making crafting popular again. Artists, carpenters, builders, quilters and

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Marketing 101 | What “Why” Means to your Direct Mail Marketing

Marketing 101 | What “Why” Means to your Direct Mail Marketing

“Why?” is often such a loaded question – the bane of students, philosophers, and parents of toddlers alike. When we think of occasions and instances in which we commonly find ourselves asking “Why?”, we typically

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Marketing Mojo: Tips for Trade Show Success

Marketing Mojo: Tips for Trade Show Success

Several years ago I attended a fledgling convention here in Indy because a few actors I was a fan of were guests of honor.  Upon entry, I quickly realized that most of the booths and

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From the Design Desk: Applying User Experience to Print Design

From the Design Desk: Applying User Experience to Print Design

I didn’t understand for a long time what people were talking about when they discussed UI/UX design.  I didn’t even know what the acronyms stood for (User Interface/User Experience) for longer than I care to admit,

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From the Design Desk: Finding the Right Fonts

From the Design Desk: Finding the Right Fonts

It’s no secret how much I love fonts, especially well-designed script and hand-drawn fonts.  I will find excuses to use them in our own internal branding as often as I am able.  When it comes

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Marketing Mojo: Becoming a Postage Wizard

Marketing Mojo: Becoming a Postage Wizard

“P.S. I do hope we’ve put enough stamps on.” He held up the envelope in which Mrs. Weasley’s letter had come, and Harry had to fight down a laugh. Every bit of it was covered

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Marketing Mojo: The Future of QR Codes

Marketing Mojo: The Future of QR Codes

A few years ago, QR codes were being touted as part of the future of mobile marketing technology. More versatile and universal than a barcode, capable of containing a web link or contact information.  QR

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From the Design Desk:  Designing for Experience

From the Design Desk: Designing for Experience

My friends and I play a lot of board games, ranging from super simple card games to the complicated games that can take several hours to play.  Tabletop gaming is enjoying a sort of renaissance,

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MARKETING MOJO: Building Authenticity in a Small Business

MARKETING MOJO: Building Authenticity in a Small Business

Have you ever walked into a salon and seen the stylists with unkempt, messy or badly cut hair?  Or gone to a financial or legal advisor who couldn’t manage their own portfolios? These days, when

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Marketing Mojo:  Straight Talk about Print

Marketing Mojo: Straight Talk about Print

In college, I was addicted to the original series of CSI.  I loved the characters and the drama of the crime scene-of-the-week format, but could never quite get over some of the more glaringly obvious