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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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.
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.
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 card a marketing 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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!
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!
We had the pleasure of printing the banners, programs, and signage for this weekend’s Austin Spelling Bee, hosted by the West Austin Chamber of Commerce. It takes place Sunday, March 25th, from 1 – 3pm at the Topfer Auditorium. Come out and support the local kiddos as they sweat and spell the afternoon away! Pictured below is our fearless leader Chris with the pop-up banner we donated for the event. You may be surprised to know that all Global Printing employees must undergo rigorous training to perfect their posing and showcasing abilities, and Chris graduated top of his class. The man is a work of art, just like this awesome sponsor banner! We’ll see you at the spelling bee!
Are you a photography professional, or perhaps a passionate hobbyist? When was the last time you spruced up your presentation of your work? Branding is so important when it comes to making yourself memorable and hireable, and a unique and beautiful business card is a great way to be sure you stick in people’s minds. Here we’ve compiled some awesome designs we think would make a great impression for a photographers. Have us re-create one for you, or use them as inspiration for your own idea! Contact us for pricing!
We printed this sign for JP at Qualle Investments to advertise his lot on the corner of Jollyville and Hamilton Road in the heart of the Arboretum. Did you know we do large outdoor signs? Contact us for pricing!
At Global, we love printing beautiful posters for local events, and our designers love creating them! A great poster is often the secret to luring in guests that otherwise would not have attended your event. An original and eye catching design is key, so how do you come up with something cool enough? Every once in a while, you need a little inspiration- and we’ve got just the thing:
Gig posters are an arena in which graphic designers can really indulge their passion for both art and music. Here’s our pick of the best – plus some classics from the past.
Beyond this link are some of the most inspiring gig posters from recent years with a few all-time classics thrown into the mix too:
Put your best follicle forward when presenting the guest of honor at your next event with one or more of our vibrant pop up banners! Experience every detail in beautiful 300 dpi printing on soft and durable wrinkle free polyester fabric. These lightweight banners go from convenient carrying bag to full display in 30 seconds! Perfect for traveling to trade shows, conferences, and more. Contact us today to get your banner order started in time!
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