Advertising, Brand Development, Business, Direct Mailing and Email, Marketing, Productivity, Social Media

Marketing Terms Everyone Should Know (C-D)

Everyone should know SOME marketing terms! Catching a part of someone’s conversation and being able to understand and respond can unlock interactions with potential customers, establish friendships, and grow business relationships. Enjoy Part 2 in our Marketing Terms Everyone Should Know series- (C-D)! We also run by some common marketing
Marketing, SEO, Social Media

Marketing Terms Everyone Should Know (A-B)

Marketing is everywhere! Even if marketing isn’t your area of expertise, knowing the meaning of commonly-used marketing terms can be incredibly valuable. Having a base comprehension of words frequently traded in business scenarios will open doors and help you to make the most out of your interactions with other professionals,
Brand Development, Business, Direct Mailing and Email, Marketing, SEO, Social Media

The Mulch of the Digital Landscape: What Evergreen Content Is and Why Your Business Needs It

What is “Evergreen Content”? Simply put, evergreen content is information that retains its usefulness despite the progression of time. Evergreen trees are known for being resilient, robust, and beautiful all year long, whether they’re showcasing holiday ornaments or shading wildflowers from the summer sun. This type of content is invaluable
Advertising, Brand Development, Business, Commercial Printing, Graphic Design, Marketing, Promotional Products

16 Pro Tips & Tricks for Incredible-Looking Business Cards

Wading through the World of Business Card Design We’ve gone through the trouble of rounding up some of the best tips and tricks behind the most incredible, memorable business cards. Enjoy! While you’re at it, check out these amazing business card holders for the office!   1. Utilize a die-cut
Direct Mailing and Email, Marketing

Why Your Company Needs a Newsletter

Customers are more loyal to brands that they can personally relate to. Storytelling is one of the hottest topics in marketing, but too often the subject is whittled down and overly simplified. Telling a brand’s story is more than creating nice narrative for your company’s backstory or producing a company
Business, Direct Mailing and Email, Large Format Printing, Marketing, SEO, Social Media

7 Marketing Ideas to Welcome the New Year

What better way to kick off the New Year then by giving your sales a boost by engaging your customers with post-holiday promotions. The holiday sales rush maybe over but by embracing some creative marketing ideas you can beat the new year slump 1. Email Email marketing is easy to
Advertising, Brand Development, Marketing

Guerrilla Marketing: Still Alive and Well in 2019

Marketing has evolved over the years, pulling away from the traditional media conduits of newspapers, magazines, and TV, and towards the futuristic world of digital. But, there is still one tried and true marketing method that has withstood the sands of time since its’ inception in the 1980s: Guerrilla Marketing.
Do you need a blog
Marketing

Content Marketing: Is Blogging Still a Thing in 2019?

Ten years ago, every marketer on planet earth would have told you that your business website needs a blog. There seemed to be an idea that hordes of customers would come flocking to your block, eager to read every word that you published on your blog. To be honest, my
Picture of designer building logos
Graphic Design

The Benefits of Rebranding

For many businesses, there comes a day when you need to refresh your image. That might seem far off on the horizon for startups and small businesses – but if your goal is find sustained success, you’ll be faced with the problem eventually. But rebranding is hard work and will
Mailboxes in city
Direct Mailing and Email

Direct Mail and Multi-Channel Follow Up

We’ve used this space to sing the praises of direct mail before. And we’re still big believers in the power of this tried-and-true marketing tool. But believing in the effectiveness of direct mail doesn’t blind us to the potential to improve on old techniques. In this blog post, we will
Logo design and branding
Graphic Design

6 Elements of a Great Logo

Your logo is the face of your business. It provides the first impression, defines the identity of your brand, and communicates the values you hold dear. That’s a lot of weight for a simple logo to carry – and that’s why it is so important to get the right logo for
Picture of tree with gifts
Promotional Products

Promotional Products for the Holidays

The weather is cooler, the days are shorter, and everyone is feeling more festive. And that means the holidays are almost upon us. Whether you are celebrating Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, the winter solstice, or just the arrival of winter; it is the season of gift giving and the perfect time
Picture of woman in open field
Graphic Design

Transparent Graphic Design Plans – Beyond the Fine Print

The popularity of the monthly membership model in graphic design has exploded over the last three years. And while the competition is good for businesses price shopping graphic design services, it has also lead to a huge increase in providers looking to make a quick buck. Here at Fusion Group
building your list
Direct Mailing and Email

Direct Mail: Build Your List the Right Way

Direct mail is a powerful marketing tool. But just like any tool, direct mail needs to be wielded properly. And sending direct mail to the wrong audience is like using a screwdriver to pound a nail. It doesn’t matter how great your design. It doesn’t matter how much you follow-up.
Graphic Design Blues
Graphic Design

A Cure for the Graphic Design Blues

Indulge me for a minute as I tell the story of a business owner with the graphic design blues. Mike runs a busy garage. He started his business because he had a passion for working on high-end cars – but these days he spends the majority of his time managing
Transactional Emails
Direct Mailing and Email

Get More from Transactional Emails (without getting canned)

Email marketers are obsessed with open rates, and for good reason. Everything else is downhill from open rates, from click-through-rates to conversions. Across all industries, open rates hover around 21.6% – which is pretty damn good for a marketing message. But businesses regularly send out other emails that getting a
Why SMS Marketing
Marketing

SMS Marketing: Why & How

Businesses looking to market their brand have a wide range of popular options: social media, email, direct mail, PPC, print, and more. But SMS or text message is often overlooked – even in the most comprehensive marketing plans. Because so many businesses overlook SMS marketing, it leaves the perfect opportunity
Direct Mail Content Strategy
Direct Mailing and Email

Direct Mail Content Strategy

The vast majority of direct mail campaigns are built to be hard sales pitches. That leaves an opportunity for direct mail that focuses on reaching people in a different stage of the buyer journey. So pump the brakes on the sales pitch and check out this strategy that repurposes your
Choose a Domain Name
Brand Development, Website Design

How to Choose a Domain Name

Getting a website is an important step for any business. But before you start thinking about design, search engine optimization, or navigation; you will need to have a domain name. It can seem like an afterthought, but a bad domain name can sabotage an otherwise smooth website plan. Today I’ll
email list segmentation
Marketing

Email List Segmentation: a B2B Perspective

Email list segmentation is critical to email marketing success. It’s a topic that gets a ton of press in the world of B2C marketing blogs, but there is much less information on effectively segmenting an email list in a business to business environment. I’m not sure why that is the
Screen Printed Custom Apparel
Uncategorized

Get the Most from Your Custom Apparel

Screen printed custom apparel is a great way to build brand awareness. Getting your brand on custom apparel has the power to turn clothes wearers (that’s just about every person on earth) into a potential ambassador for your business. That’s a powerful marketing tool! But before you can unleash an
Blogging for SEO
SEO

Blogging for SEO: The How and Why of It

Committing to writing a blog is the most DIY-friendly way to give your SEO a boost. But blogging for SEO still requires some understanding of search engine optimization best practices. Today, we’ll dive into the why and how of using blogging to advance your SEO goals.  Becoming an expert at blogging for
Social Media Strategy
Social Media

Building a Social Media Strategy from Scratch

We’ve come a long way from the days of MySpace walls and sparkly gifs. And social media has grown from an internet time-waster to a multi-billion-dollar marketing and advertising giant that you can’t afford to ignore. But the importance of social media doesn’t mean you should jump onboarding and start
Using video on your website
Website Design

Do’s and Don’ts: Video on Your Website

If you have spent even a modicum of time on marketing blogs over the last two years, then chances are you know that video is being touted as the next big thing. In case you’ve been living under the rock the last two years, here are a few staggering stats