Posted by Vinylxpress on December 31, 2012
Marketing and advertising are very important parts of a company. In order to find and have success a company must make sure there are certain areas covered so that the general public knows the company exists, and also to build relationships with other companies that are looking for distribution deals. There are so many reasons why a business owner should want to have a team with plenty of experience heading this type of department.
Hiring a person for this job might seem like it is going to be a very time consuming task, but it actually is not that bad if you know what to look for. Many people in marketing and advertising are going to have something called a “black book”. This book is going to contain contacts for many different industries, and their own personal resources they use when they need something done such as displays for an upcoming convention.
Interviewing For A Marketing Director
Immediately, you need to be prepared to ask bold and direct questions. For instance: You might ask “If you have a convention show coming up and you need 5 huge displays done immediately, where do you turn?” The answer you should get is “I would contact VinylDirect.com via email and let them know what I need, and follow up with a phone call”. Answers like that are people you want to consider hiring, because they already have a contact at VinylDirect.com, so the business relationship is solid.
Building a solid team is going to be vital in your business’s success. Once you get the proper team in place, you should get ready for a great deal of business. This time within your company is going to be filled with chaos, challenges, but also a great deal of fun.
Posted by Vinylxpress on March 29, 2012
Billboards have been in use for over 100 years because, they are a highly effective form of advertising and promotion since nobody can’t help but notice a billboard when they are driving down the road.
Many of today’s billboards are still made the same way they were decades ago. First, an image is selected then it’s printed using a large format printer, then that image is rolled up and taken to the billboard site where it’s applied to the billboard using adhesive or some other type of substance that will help the image stick to the flat surface.
How Long Does A Billboard Image Last?
Billboard images last for 30, 60 or ninety days before they begin to fade due to sunlight or exposure to harsh weather conditions.
With the age of technology that we live in many companies who continue to use traditional billboard advertising also utilize digital billboard advertising to promote their products, services and solutions.
T.O.M.A. – Top of the Mind Awareness
One of the companies that popularized the use of billboard advertising is McDonalds. Back in the 1950’s McDonalds’s started displaying images of hamburgers and french-fries on their billboards across the country. These billboards were effective because, whenever someone was hungry while on the road their first thought was to drive to their local McDonalds to get something to eat.
Top of the Mind Awareness also was used by other companies like Coca Cola to promote their soft drinks and travel destinations like Las Vegas.
Billboards on Houses
During the economic recession more companies have turned to creating advertising slogans on barns and homes across the country. This form of non-traditional advertising has been effective at helping families that have been “strapped for cash” during the recession as well as catching the attention of drivers who might not normally consider those products or services.
Posted by Vinylxpress on March 23, 2012
Large format printing has been is use for years by businesses across the country to print signs, banners, posters and other larger marketing items to draw attention to their businesses.
Besides its use in business, this form of printing has also been in use for decades by architects to print up plans and blue prints plus educators have used it for printing up visual aids and other educational materials.
Best Paper for Large Format Printing?
Wide format paper typically comes in rolls and these rolls typically cost up to $100 dollars depending on the type of paper you need for the project that you’re working on.
Before choosing paper for your project it’s important to know how and where that project will be used because, there are many types of wide format paper that are excellent for outdoor or indoor use and you will need to choose paper bond paper that either has a matt or photo gloss finish.
Large Format Printing Problems
Image Type – One of the biggest problems that people have with large format printing is choosing the wrong image type for the project that they are working on. It’s always a smart idea to stick with an internationally accepted image type like Tiff or .JPG plus use widely recognized graphic design programs to create your image instead of graphic design programs that nobody has heard of.
Loading – Always take your time to load the wide format paper because, this will save you a lot of trouble the hassle of having to stop your project because, and your paper was loaded wrong or miss-fed into the machine.
Hard Drive Space – Large format images can take up to 5 GB of space on any computer’s hard drive so it’s always best to keep plenty of space available where your printer’s driver is spooling data.
Posted by Vinylxpress on March 11, 2012
Have you ever thought about what it takes to get your attention when you are driving down the road? Is it a normal sign or is it a sign with large format printing that catches your attention? Advertising and marketing are some very important things when it comes to fast food places trying to gain new business.
Thinking About Starting A Fast Food Restaurant
A majority of people in the world will actually attempt to start a restaurant whether it be a dine in experience, or a fast food restaurant. If this is something you are thinking about doing, then you need to decide what type of food you are going to serve, and the message you are thinking about sending when people come in your establishment. Fast food means the food is prepared very fast, and the wait time is less than 5 minutes. That also means your menu needs to match those requirements. You need to figure out if the food is going to be pre-prepared or if you can make it super fast. These are very important factors when it comes to starting a fast food place. Speed and quality is everything.
Marketing And Advertising
Another thing you must do is be sure that the word is out you have opened a fast food place. One of the best things you can do is be sure you have a large sign in front of your building. The print must be large, bold, and easy on the eyes. You don’t want anything harsh, but you don’t want a basic simple sign either. Take the time to get the sign made by a professional if you don’t have the best creative skills.
Owning a restaurant is a great deal of work, but if you have managed all the duties the right way, you will enjoy a great deal of success and money.
Posted by Vinylxpress on October 15, 2010
For communication to work properly there must be a transfer of ideas. Someone needs to see or hear your message in order for it to reach anyone other than yourself and your business. Of course, in this day and age, the challenge is not how to get the message out there any more. We are all communicating with each other all of the time these days and it only gets easier. No, today the important question is not how, but where.
Why Choose Where?
There are innumerable ways to make yourself heard in today’s marketplace. If you can imagine a space or a surface then there is a way to infiltrate it with your message. But you want to do more with your words and images than simply thrust them upon the world to make their own way into people’s minds. You want to give them every advantage that you can—get the most bang for your buck. You’ve already made a series of careful decisions about how best to frame your message in words and images, maybe you’ve even chosen your printing substrate. Just as important, however, is your message location. Where will it live and how will it be seen?
How to Choose Where
You will want to consider this decision carefully from many angles. Maximum exposure to your chosen audience is the key, after all. A billboard on a well-traveled road will reach a totally different group than a magnet on an office building elevator or a stack of mailers in your customers’ mailboxes. Part of choosing to put your message out there is choosing where exactly you want to put it. When your options seem endless, every choice that you make is of paramount importance in shaping the final product. Having a place to hang a vinyl sign and the option to print it does not mean that this is the way to go with a message that needs to target an audience that will never travel past that sign. Perhaps that will be the audience that needs to see the billboard or even the mailer instead. You’re the only one who can answer that question.
Posted by Vinylxpress on May 7, 2010
Advertising is about communication. No matter how good your product or service is, you still need to get information about that product or service to the intended buyer. You cannot buy something that you simply are unaware of. It follows then, that your goal as an advertiser should be to get your message to as many potential buyers as possible. But how to do that in a world where we, as consumers, are consistently over stimulated? The audience today is much more visually sophisticated than it has ever been and one result of that is an increased resistance to advertising messages. So what can you do to maximize your advertising dollar and your message at the same time?
You want your message to reach the most people that it possibly can. Even if those people are predominantly resistant to your message, the numbers add up. The more people who see your ad, the more potential consumers created. Even better, the more repeat viewings a consumer has, the more chance for your message to gain a foothold. Large format digital printing allows you to create promotional materials in sizes and configurations for any location, indoors or out, helping you to reach consumers wherever they are.
The more sophisticated consumer is more likely to be resistant to your message so it is important that you engage with the consumer’s defenses as well as with the consumer themselves. Make your advertising available in unexpected markets or with campaigns that engage the consumer’s complicity against their own defenses. Once again, the answer to this issue is large format digital printing, which can help you to produce the highest quality advertising images in formats designed to be durable and eye catching. Whether your campaign is based around an unexpected image or an unexpected ad placement, large format digital printing can help you to realize its potential.