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Using Artwork to Sell More Services

Posted by Dane Clement on 1/28/19 2:56 PM

How many times have we heard, “the artwork sells the shirt”? And while most of us know this to be true, do we really run our business based on this principle? I see too many shops sacrifice artwork due to time, budget or other constraints and — in my opinion — miss opportunities to set themselves apart from the competition and increase sales. 

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Topics: SGIA, Printing, Print, Printing Industry, Garment, Garment Manufacturing, Business Solution, Artwork

Make 2019 the Year of the Sale

Posted by Ryan T. Sauers on 12/12/18 1:46 PM

Many of us discuss the importance of setting goals of what we want to achieve

in the new year and for most organizations, a key goal is to increase sales. Organizations that continually learn and set ambitious goals are the ones running, not limping, into 2019 because they have prepped their business to achieve sales growth.

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Topics: SGIA, Printing, Commercial Printing, Print, Printing Industry, Industry Training, Business Solution, Retail Market Printing, Education, Sales

SGIA Featured on Podcasts from the Printerverse

Posted by Andy Paparozzi on 10/23/18 10:52 AM

I recently participated in a podcast discussion where I had the pleasure of introducing the SGIA Critical Trends Report: Commercial Printing, which we will publish in November. Among the points discussed were: 

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Topics: Insider, SGIA, Printing, Wide Format, Commercial Printing, Print, Printing Industry, Leadership and Culture, Business Solution, Business Solutions, Education

The Reinvention of Advertising Agencies (Part 2)

Posted by Eileen Fritsch on 8/29/18 1:46 PM

The Rise of Experiential Marketing Agencies

Face-to-face events such as conferences and trade shows will always be an effective way for marketers to communicate directly with customers. But experiential marketing is different. It’s a multi-media form of B2C marketing that is specifically designed to spark an emotional response and generate online exposure well beyond the actual event.

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Topics: SGIA, Printing, Wide Format, Commercial Printing, Print, Printing Industry, Digital Printing, Digital Textile Printing, Garment, Business Solution, Retail Market Printing, Retail

The Reinvention of Advertising Agencies (Part 1)

Posted by Eileen Fritsch on 8/27/18 11:15 AM

 Once upon a time, brand marketers could hire a single advertising agency to produce creative visuals and messages for broadcast TV, magazine, radio, newspaper, in-store and outdoor advertising. Today, many traditional advertising and marketing agencies are reinventing themselves to cope with rapid changes in communications channels, consumer preferences, marketing automation technologies and data analytics. It’s important to follow what’s happening with advertising firms, marketing agencies and creative services studios because it can affect how you operate and market your printing business.

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Topics: SGIA, Wide Format, Commercial Printing, Printing Industry, New Printing Technologies, Fashion Industry, Business Solution, Retail Market Printing, Retail