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Whether you are looking to revamp your business card for the new year, creating a flyer for a fundraiser for your charity or wanting to rebrand your entire business, solid graphic design is the visual representation of your company. Strong design says volumes about a business without having to say anything, literally. Understanding how design helps leverage a business mission or vision can be achieved with helpful hacks from professional designers. Continue below to see what can take your design from boring to wow!

Successful businesses have strong marketing and branding teams that use researched based methodology to present their product and services to potential clients. When planning a new year’s marketing strategy, it takes work, creativity and research. Luckily, one of the easiest and most recognizable methods to building a brand is through your business card design.

Sports teams weave together a large part of the fabric of American culture and very little merchandise is more identifiable than that of a sports team. Sports-laden merchandise materializes attached to the bumpers of automobiles, embroidered on cold-weather toboggans, and marking the lapels of business attire. Merchandising is a large part of athletics and our local hockey team, the Ice Bears, are no exception. Recently, Acme Printing worked to update how Ice Bears fans interact with merchandising outputs in Knoxville, Tennessee. Prior to Acme’s assistance, the Ice Bears’ team discussed with us how little visual attention the merchandise area received.

Man, the holidays can be overwhelming. Not only do we have tons of preparation work to do in our personal lives, like shopping, putting up decorations, meal planning, and travel arrangements, but we typically have a high amount of additional work at our jobs. One thing your company or organization is most likely preparing for this season is your holiday greeting cards. Made by a professional printing company, holiday greeting cards can be a terrific way for customers and clients to remember you when budgets are approved for the next year or when choosing their next vendor. With that in mind, we thought we’d give everyone some tips when sending business holiday greeting cards this year to ensure the process is pain free and stands apart from the crowd.

It's no secret that printing handsome, well-designed brochures can increase your company's sales efforts. Additionally, tri-fold brochures and pamphlets are a cost-effective and easily distributable way of promoting your business and attracting new customers. When designing a brochure that looks great and helps you achieve your goals, you should pay special attention to these design considerations for your tri-fold brochures.

The Lakeway community is booming, and in a recent article by USA Today Morristown was named one of the top 25 US cities where income is growing at the fastest rate. New businesses are emerging, and older businesses are rebranding to remain competitive in the local market. While it may be tempting to neglect print collateral, it is one of the most affordable ways to advertise and remains one of the most powerful promotional avenues.

Emails and direct mail are both crucial components of a solid marketing strategy. Odds are, if you have a solid mailing and email list, you have a diverse array of different customers that buy from you for different reasons. Perhaps one of the most important things you can do if you want to keep those customers is to send them highly specific and personalized messages via segmented mailing and emails. This process of breaking down customer mailing lists and email marketing lists into smaller segments and delivering a more personalized message to the specific groups is known as segmentation.

From entrepreneurial start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, businesses are constantly looking for new and innovative ideas that will drive brand loyalty and increase customer retention. While countless companies spend an untold number of hours concocting complex marketing plans utilizing predictive analysis, gross impression volumes, and social consumption volume, the best marketing plans are often the simplest. Direct mail fits that mold as one of the easiest ways to drive brand loyalty through the mailbox, if done correctly. Not only is a direct mail marketing campaign relatively painless to put together, it also shines above other types of marketing and here's why: