Category Archives: Marketing & Sales

7 Ways to Incorporate Mobile into Your Next Event

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These days, people are rarely far from their phones, and the smartphone has become an ubiquitous part of business culture. So, why not integrate smartphone use into your organization’s next conference? It is a great way to increase participation and awareness before, during, and after the event to keep your organization in front of your… Read More »

8 Steps Towards a Successful Transformation

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The following is an excerpt from my book, “Business Transformation: A New Path to Profit for the Printing Industry.”  To read the full book, or to contact me directly with any questions, comments, or feedback, please email me at JohnF@interlinkONE.com – I’d love to connect with you! When you make the decision to undertake the… Read More »

Home Depot Water Test Uses QR Codes Well

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After checking out of Home Depot, I walked into a QR Code — almost literally. The big white sign with giant red letters read, “Free Water Test for Home Owners. Watch this video.” I scanned the QR Code, which led me directly to a short informative video that told me what the water test was,… Read More »

A Peek at Kohl’s Multichannel Marketing Strategy

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According to InfoTrends, marketers’ top two goals when it comes to their marketing communications are customer experience and customer loyalty (43% and 35% of marketers citing these as top marketing goals, respectively). Retailers are accomplishing this with smart, integrated, and personalized multichannel strategies that we can all learn from. One of these multichannel marketers is… Read More »

5 Ways to Make the Most of Online Marketing

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Marketing online is much more than opening a website or starting a social media account. While it is true that these things can help you reach your audience, there’s an art to bringing in new visitors. Too many business owners have the idea that an online presence will bring in sales or new clients within… Read More »

Why You Need to Know Your Forest Stats

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Earlier this week, I stopped into my local Verizon Wireless store to pay my bill and save a stamp. After making my payment, the salesperson went to print my receipt, and while he was away from the desk, I received one by text. When he got back, I joked about the double receipt and said… Read More »

How to Turn Your Website into Your Top Sales Rep

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The gap between your print business and the digital world is shrinking…fast. The fact is, your customers are out surfing the web right now, sharing stories on social media, utilizing Web-to-print solutions and possibly researching your print business. An effective website not only sends your customers a message about your business and brand, it can… Read More »

What’s Your Company’s Value?

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When considering how you’re going to market and position your business, always keep in mind one simple fact: your customers want you to make their companies and lives better. Does your marketing clearly let them know how you can do just that? Or are you merely telling them facts about how great your products are… Read More »

Do You Know What’s Happening in the C-Suite?

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As printers increasingly transition into marketing services providers, it’s critical to understand what is happening in the C-Suite, or the senior executives within a company. Specifically for our industry, we are interested in the marketing and business development executives. To this end, IBM’s “Redefining Markets: Insights from the C-Suite Study,” provides a mother load. The… Read More »