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GoodLooking Folders

Pocket folders are one of the many valuable custom items we can produce for your company or organization.  We printed these for GoodLooking Company and we love how they turned out!  Contact us for an estimate on your custom folders today!Pocket Folder Presentation Folders Custom Printing Print Shop Printing Graphic Design Shop Local ATX Pocket Folders Presentation Folder Custom Printing Design Small Business Branding Pocket Folder Presentation Materials Business Branding Print Shop Printer ATX

2018 Champions to Cure Duchenne was a Great Success!

This year’s annual Champions to Cure Duchenne Event by i3 Event Marketing was a huge success, raising over $40,000 toward research to cure Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.  We are proud to have been a part of the event, providing design work, printed save the dates, invitations, programs, and signage.  Duchenne is a devastating muscular disease that affects young boys all over the world, killing most before the age of 25.  To learn more and possibly contribute to the cause, visit the Cure Duchenne site and get involved!  Special thanks to Debbie at i3 Event Marketing, she is an event planing master and such a pleasure to work with!Printing Print Shop Invitation Fundraiser Austin ATX Shop Local CharityDuchenne Muscular Dystrophy Fundraiser Charity DMD Printing Shop Local ATX Cure Duchenne Event Photo Austin Texas

Updated Print Collateral for Bernard Watch!

Branding Business Card Logo Stationery Austin Texas Print Shop

We love the updated branding on Bernard Watch’s new business cards and envelopes!  For the business cards they went with a sleek suede laminate finish that really shows off their understated color palette.  You have to feel it in person to get the full effect, but it adds a subtle touch of luxury.  If you think your business cards might benefit from some silky suede lamination, come by the shop and we’ll show you some samples!

 

Meet Our New Customer Care Specialist!

Welcome, Sarah!

Hey guys, we’d like to introduce our new customer care specialist, Sarah! She’s an artist, metal sculptor, and data master and we’re so glad to have her on the team. She’ll be in touch with you when your orders are ready, so be sure to give her a warm welcome!

Great Customer Service at Global Printing Solutions in Austin, Texas

Business Card Inspiration for Artists

Artists of Austin rejoice!  Global Printing is here to make sure your work leaves a stunning impression on everyone you meet.  If you want to be successful in the art scene, great work alone just isn’t enough.  You’ll need consistent branding with an original look, excellent print quality that does justice to your art, and a few good connections.  We don’t have any gallery connections, but we do have top of the line equipment and attention to detail, and designers on staff to help you brand your work.  Check out some of these cool business card designs and get inspired- we can start on yours today!  Contact us with your ideas!

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Deep Discounts on Printing for Non Profit Organizations!

Community Partnerships Non Profit Printing Global Printing Solutions

At Global Printing, we are very community focused and love to make a difference whenever we can.  That’s why all non profit organizations receive 20% off our already competitive pricing.  We understand that budgets are often far too tight when you’re working for a good cause, so we’ve been known to arrange special pricing for specific items you order a lot of.  And don’t sweat those deadlines barreling your way, we are pros at accommodating quick turnarounds whenever possible.  We take our partnerships seriously, so we’ll even help amplify your message and promote your events online, just say the word!

Do you or someone you know work with a local non-profit?  Earn some brownie points at work and help us grow by referring your organization to us!  To show our appreciation, we’ll grant you 30% off your next personal order!*

Reach us at globalprinting@gpsaustin.com, we’re looking forward to working with you!

*Some conditions and restrictions apply, contact us for details

Charity Race Start Line Printed by Global Printing Solutions in Austin
Start Line Signage printed for American Heart Association’s Heart & Stroke Walk

Some of the many items we print…

  • Business Cards
  • Brochures
  • Stationery
  • Mailing Campaigns
  • Flyers
  • Banners
  • Signs
  • Tablecloths
  • Tents
  • Large Photo Prints
  • Invitations
  • Custom Gifts
  • Apparel
  • Coasters
  • Balloons

Some of our current non profit clients include…

American Heart Association

March of Dimes

The Arc of the Capital Area

Dreams Come True Foundation

Center for Relational Care

A Glimmer of Hope

Scare for a Cure

Kids in a New Grove

The Sims Foundation

Town Lake Links

The Shade Project

Champions to Cure Duchenne

Center for Child Protection

Any Baby Can

and more!

 

 

 

19 Advertising Ideas for Small Businesses

19 Advertising Ideas for Small Businesses

Small Business Advertising Ideas Beyond Word-of-Mouth

Word of mouth is excellent small business advertising – but it’s slow, and may be practically non-existent for new businesses. If you want to grow your customer base more quickly, you have to advertise.

This collection of small business advertising ideas presents both the tried and true and some you may not have tried yet – advertising ideas for your small business to effectively reach your target market and attract new customers.

Tried and True Advertising Ideas for Business

1. Direct mail.

Direct mail can be very effective business advertising – and is much more favorably received than other direct marketing media, such as email or telemarketing. And even if you don’t have a mailing list, you can still geographically target your mail. Here’s an example of a sales letter to customers that will get results and how to write one. You’ll also want to read these 10 Tips for Maximizing Your Sales Letter Response.

2. Newspaper advertising.

Besides box ads and advertising inserts, local newspapers also often offer special advertising features showcasing particular businesses – all powerful business advertising opportunities. Don’t overlook special interest newspapers as an advertising idea if they exist in your area. They may be delivered to exactly the audience you want to reach.

3. Magazine advertising.

This advertising idea can be a very effective way of reaching a target market.

The trick is to choose the magazines or e-zines that best match the market you’re targeting.

4. The Yellow Pages.

Although use of the printed yellow pages is on the decline, there’s still a lot of people who use the yellow pages to find the businesses they’re looking for – and they won’t find you if your small business isn’t listed there.

Get the biggest printed yellow page ad you can afford; the more visibility the better.  As a more modern alternative consider the online version.

5. Business cards.

Sure, they’re advertising. Every time you hand one out to a prospective client or customer, you’re advertising your small business. But why not take this advertising idea further and make your business cardmarketing vehicle by making sure that it states the primary benefit your product or service offers the customer. You can even go a step further and magnetize your business card, increasing the chances of it being posted on someone’s fridge or other magnetized surface where it will be seen regularly rather than just being shoved in a drawer somewhere out of sight.

6. Joining professional/business organizations.

Every professional or business organization offers exclusive advertising opportunities for their members, ranging from free promotion on the organization’s website through special section newspaper advertising. And being a member can be good small business advertising in itself.

7. Vehicle advertising.

The reason you see so many vehicles emblazoned with advertising is that it works; vehicle advertising is very visible business advertising.

If you’re not ready for custom graphics or a magnet quad sign that sits atop your vehicle, go for a magnetic sign that you can take off when you want.

Advertising Ideas You May Not Have Tried Yet

8. Sending promos with invoices.

Little advertising ideas can be powerful, too. If you’re sending out an invoice, why not take the opportunity to include some advertising? To draw new customers, try something such as a “bring-a-friend” promotion.

9. Cable TV advertising.

So you can’t afford to advertise your business during the Super Bowl. That doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the household reach of TV. Cable TV companies offer advertising ideas within the budget of small businesses, from advertising on the TV Guide Listings or Real Estate channels through running infomercials.

10. Radio advertising.

Another advertising idea you may not have thought of is radio advertising. Running ads on a local radio station can be both effective and relatively inexpensive.

11. Bench/bus stop advertising.

Looking to reach a mass audience? Then transit advertising may be for you. Contact your local transit company for information on bench, bus and shelter advertising possibilities.

12. Local website advertising.

More people are spending more time online than ever before. Cover all your small business advertising bases by ensuring that your business is listed on websites providing business information for your local area. Many municipalities, for instance, offer business listings on their websites. And make sure your business has its own website too.

13. Trade show participation.

One of the main reasons to participate in trade shows is to be seen and get known. While participating in big trade shows can be quite expensive, there are a lot of smaller opportunities that may work well for your business, from trade shows put on by local business associations through trade shows focused on particular industries. Before You Attend That Trade Show explains how to make the most of your trade show experience.

14. Email advertising.

If you already have an in-house mailing list or are able to develop one, email advertising can work for you. There are two truly great things about it; pretty well everyone has email nowadays and you can customize the email you send to target specific groups of customers or even individuals. Imagine how much better your return on investment could be when you can send the offer on food processors only to people who have previously expressed an interest in kitchen appliances.

15. Community involvement.

Visible, tangible involvement with your community is more than good PR; it’s also very effective small business advertising. So choose a charitable event or community association to get involved with and let yourself be seen as a business that cares.

16. Cross-promotion.

Joining forces with other businesses can greatly increase your advertising power and your marketing reach. Kare Anderson explains how this advertising idea works and how to jump-start your cross-promotion efforts in Attract More Customers through Cross-Promotion.

17. eBay listings.

eBay can be a fast and inexpensive way to make your potential customers aware of your products. When you list an item for auction, you’re also advertising your business to whoever views the listing. Get started selling successfully on eBay with 7 Tips for Selling on eBay.

18. Advertise on YouTube.

Did you know that people watch over 6 billion hours of video each month on YouTube – almost an hour for every person on Earth? Or that according to Nielsen, YouTube reaches more US adults ages 18-34 than any cable network? If that’s the audience you’re trying to reach, YouTube advertising could be your best bet.

19. Advertise on Facebook.

Organic reach on Facebook is dead – or at least, so seriously injured that it can’t do much to advance your brand anymore. But that doesn’t mean that reach is dead if you’re willing to pay for it, and Facebook’s ad targeting options are phenomenal. Facebook advertising is also one of the most inexpensive options on this list.

Learn What Works

Will all of these nineteen advertising ideas work for your small business? No! But by choosing several of these advertising ideas and focusing on them, you’ll be able to grow your customer base much more quickly than you would by relying on word-of-mouth alone. Like any kind of marketing you do, of course, your business advertising will be most effective if you plan your advertising campaign and track your results.

Custom Stickers Make Great Swag

Stickers are an affordable and fun way to promote your brand and decorate your stuff.  We have a variety of materials available ranging from inexpensive paper stickers, to contour cut vinyl, and even weather and UV resistant outdoor labels.  You tell us what you need, and we’ll make it happen!  Decorate your car, cooler, or instrument case, and hand them out to all your friends/customers/fans!  We’ve compiled some inspiration below to get your gears turning- contact us with your ideas when lightning strikes!

Custom Printed Stickers from Global Printing Solutions in Austin Texas

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Custom Hand Fans for your Spring or Summer Event!

Hand fans are both functional and a nice keepsake for your guests after the event.  Choose from a variety of shapes, sizes, and materials to create a custom look that’s all your own!  Contact us for pricing and design!

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Elegant Wedding Program Hand Fan

Cool Skull Printed Hand Fan