4 ways to Share Printspiration and Print Love in February and All Year Long

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With Valentine’s Day in February, you already have a door cracked open for the opportunity to share some printspiration and print love with your creative print customers. Here are four ideas for winning some hearts, minds, and dollars. Creative Color Combinations A color pallet is key to branding and marketing campaigns. Many of the design […]

Crazy Stupid Print Love

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I’m a systematic person when it comes to sales, always have been. So what in the world was I thinking when I spontaneously upsold something so big it would double the price of the customer’s project? You guessed it. PRINT. Crazy stupid print – and it worked! I’m going to walk you through how I […]

CMYK MANIFESTO 2024: Rewind, Reignite and Represent the Printing Industry

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Greetings Citizens of The Printerverse and welcome global print and marketing professionals to a New Year for the printing industry. 2024 already feels like it rolled up in a muscle car, rolled down the window, pointed at us with a baseball bat, and said, “I heard you’ve been talking crap about me.” It’s down to […]

Promote the Cozy Qualities of Print in 2024

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When marketing the positive attributes of print, we have to remember that people think of print as “cozy” – and that’s a good thing in 2024. With elections on the horizon, rising interest rates, and the growth of artificial intelligence, this will be a year that tests the most zen among us. We have a […]

2023: A Year of Highs, Lows, and Costly In-Betweens for the Print Industry

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Since 2014 I have shared an annual Manifesto in January to set the mission of print for the year, and a recap post in December to measure print industry success and reflect upon what we have learned along the way. The 2023 CMYK Manifesto focused on utilizing the power of print to safely and securely […]

Readers Choice 2023: Top 10 Posts Picked by The Printerverse

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The Citizens of the Printerverse have spoken and voted by clicks to pick the top 10 posts shared by Print Media Centr in 2023. These posts are focused on helping the industry elevate and do better in a myriad of ways. From personal to business development, print sales, B2B marketing, the return of drupa, and […]

How Printers Can Save Local Businesses from Themselves

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There is a local shopping area of retail stores, restaurants, and businesses a mile from my apt. It’s where I do my grocery shopping, dry cleaning, package sending, eyebrow waxing, get sandwiches, breakfast, Mexican, Chinese, and Thai food, and order pizza for delivery. It’s where I occasionally buy wine, visit T-Mobile, and grab a smoothie. […]

Why Print Businesses Should Wait to Ditch Twitter

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The decline of Twitter aka X as a social media platform has had many print businesses and individuals wondering if they should dump their accounts. There are many practical reasons why you may not want to delete your account quite yet.  For the sake of expediency, I will refer to “Twitter” and “tweets” rather than […]

How to Acquire Valuable Backlinks for Your Printing Business Website

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To improve the SEO (Search Engine Optimization) rankings of your printing business, you must build a large number of high-quality backlinks to your website. Backlinks, also known as inbound links, are hyperlinks that originate from one website (the source) and point to another website (the target or destination). They can be a text link, an […]

QUIZ: Are you Investing or Dabbling in the Printing Industry?

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The printing industry is not just about printers, presses, and paper. It’s a multifaceted world, filled with opportunities, innovations, and challenges. Those opportunities, innovations and challenges require the commitment of dedicated industry members to keep us topical, educated and moving forward. There is a lot of whining and complaining from the industry members who do […]

Leveraging Google Analytics and Google Search Console To Make Better Marketing Decisions

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As a print service provider, your decisions about marketing investments should be as precise as your printing. In this era where data is the kingpin of decision-making, Google Analytics and Google Search Console are two indispensable tools that can help you sharpen your marketing initiatives. Understanding these tools is not just a skill but a […]

Cultivating Community Connection: A Marketing Strategy for Generating Local Print Business

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In the digital age, where screens often dominate communication, it’s easy to overlook the power of local community engagement for a print business. Yet, building strong community connections can be a key driver for generating local print business, organic customer growth, and profits. Here are five ideas to get you started… Understand Your Community Demographic […]