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4 Steps to a Total Business Transformation

Total Business Transformation

 

Enter to win a $25,000 business makeover from AlphaGraphics! Enter to win one of three makeovers being given away to deserving businesses across the country.  Entries are due by November 21, 2021.  Enter at AlphaGraphics.com/MakeItHappen.

What business couldn’t use an update every now and then? AlphaGraphics will be making that happen for 3 lucky businesses.  But even if you don’t win the makeover, we’ve got 4 simple steps that can refresh and revitalize your business.

#1 Update Designs

Ever feel that your brand is a little outdated or stale? A graphic design refresh can put a modern spin on your brand to help you stand out and feel current. Skilled graphic designers can work with you to accentuate what makes you unique then communicate it visually in ways that captivate and leave a lasting impression.

Good branding is more than just an eye-popping logo. Branding includes fonts, colors, imagery, even the tone of voice you use in written marketing materials.  Even the biggest companies occasionally update the elements of their brand. Refreshing the elements of your brand will allow you to keep your business materials consistent.

#2 Refresh Print Collateral

Once your branding is cohesive, it’s important to make sure that it’s reinforced at every customer touchpoint.  Start by auditing your printed pieces.  Things like business cards, brochures, flyers, menus, even forms, all need to be consistently branded. Pieces that look (or sound) outdated are ripe for a refresh.

Maybe all that’s needed is to update the elements of your printed materials (things like logo, colors, fonts).  Or maybe it’s time to create entirely new pieces that more effectively represent your business and communicate your value proposition in contemporary ways.  Refreshing all printed pieces is a key component of any business makeover.

#3 Rethink Signage

How attractive and effective is the signage for your business?  Are your exterior graphics faded or damaged?  Are your interior graphics eye-catching and informative?  If not, a signage refresh may be needed.

Signage that is well thought-out, beautifully designed, and properly installed can enhance your customers’ experience and reinforce your brand. An experienced sign expert can help you identify the best types of signs for each part of your business to ensure that every inch of your space is being used to strengthen your branding and drive sales.

#4 Spread the Word

Once you have your brand revitalized and have refreshed your printed materials and signs, it’s time to let the world know.  There are lots of digital marketing tools available to help you connect your business with prospective customers.

Depending on your business goals, your digital strategy might include display ads, multi-channel marketing campaigns, or a ramped up social media presence.  The marketing pros at AlphaGraphics have teamed up with Marketing 360® to offer a bevy of digital marketing services to complement your print and mail campaigns.

Give Your Business a Fresh Start

After nearly 2 years of business disruption due to COVID-19, there’s no better time to breathe new life into your business.  Following our 4 simple steps to business transformation is a great way to start.  And don’t forget to register to win a complete business makeover.

7 Ways to Make Your Holiday Marketing Stand Out

Holiday Shopping

7 Ways to Make Your Holiday Marketing Stand Out

The holiday season is fast approaching.  While there is still much uncertainty in the air, consumers are beginning to think about holiday preparations.  Companies are already starting to ramp up marketing efforts to attract shoppers.  With so many businesses impacted by the economic downturn of 2020, competition for consumer attention will be fierce.

To stand out in a crowded marketplace, it’s even more important than ever for your business to take a fresh look at all marketing efforts.  To attract holiday shoppers, your company needs to get noticed to gain business.  These seven tips should help give your end-of-year marketing a competitive edge.

1. Use tactics that grab attention

Metallic Ink PrintingStanding out requires a combination of great graphics and compelling verbiage.  You’ll also need multiple touchpoints in varying formats, both digital and print. Capturing consumer attention may require a little something extra.

Enhance digital efforts (mobile advertising, email marketing, social media, etc.) with videos, gifs, and animation.  Embellish print advertising with special touches like foil, embossing, metallic inks, etc.  Learn more about specialty inks.

2. Tell your audience what sets your brand apart

Customers are drawn to unique aspects of a brand.  Determine what about your business aligns with consumers’ own values and craft content that speaks to that.  Broadcast your uniqueness in all your communications.

3. Take a customer-first approach

Shape your marketing messages around what your products and services can do for your customers.  Tap into your audience’s emotions to convey feelings and experiences they’ll have once they own your product or use your service.

4. Personalize your campaigns

Consumers like to know that brands understand them.  Creating a highly targeted campaigns designed around their wants and needs communicates clearly that you “get” them.  Understand who your audience is, what their pain points are and create content that addresses those concerns.  Craft separate types of messages for existing customer (to build trust) and for prospects (to capture attention).

5. Appeal to emotions

2020 has been a turbulent year.  Consumers are ready for the familiarity and traditions of their holidays.  Evoking feelings of celebration, togetherness, nostalgia, and gratitude can be an especially potent way to connect with customers.

6. Keep up with your content strategy

During the holiday season, consumers are inundated with marketing messages.  Sales fatigue can wear on customers and cause them to tune out these messages.  By sharing informative, inspirational, and seasonal content, your brand can stand out from the noise.  Content should be relevant and useful to break through the marketing maelstrom.

Calendar notepads for marketing7. Share in the spirit of the season

The holidays aren’t just about selling.  Make sure you’re spreading some holiday cheer to your customers, staff, and community.  Show gratitude with personal thank you cards from your team.  Practical gifts like calendars and notepads are thoughtful ways to show your appreciation to customers (and will last long after the holidays pass).  Learn more about custom calendars.

Think strategically for seasonal marketing

Marketing during the holiday season – especially this year – requires a little extra effort to ensure your brand’s voice is heard.  By paying close attention to your audience and content, your marketing campaigns can ensure you get noticed and get business.