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Lunch & Learn Event 2015: 200+ Visit Gilson

Gilson’s Lunch & Learn 2015 Event recently hosted more than 200 guests at their Grand Rapids, Michigan production facility for a morning of exploration and learning sponsored in part by Central Michigan Paper and Mohawk.

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Gilson Wins 2015 Best Practices Award

Gilson was named the 2015 Best Practices Award Winner in the Self-Promotion category by PODi, the Digital Printing Initiative. The 2015 awards recognize outstanding examples of direct marketing campaigns and collateral management solutions featuring the power and versatility of digital print. Gilson accepted the award at the annual AppForum digital printing and direct marketing conference, May 11-13 at Harrah’s in Las Vegas.

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College Photoshoots: 9 Tips for Spring

College photoshoots are big business this time of year. In college admissions offices, the arrival of spring brings with it other annual events such as the push for committing students by May 1, allocating budgets for next year, and selecting a photographer to capture outdoor images before students scatter the globe for the summer. Luckily, Gilson has a resource for making a good photoshoot even better.

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2015 Gilson Calendar: Pirates, Asteroids, & Cheesy Jokes

By now, your 2015 Gilson Calendar, which features photography from Gilson’s very own employees, should be proudly adorning your cubicle wall.

But it’s time to take it to the next level. Pull out your smartphone or tablet and head to the App Store or Google Play to download the free Aurasma application.

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Augmented Reality: Bringing Print to Life

Gilson first introduced Augmented Reality (A/R) to our customers at our 2013 lunch and learn event, where guest speaker Daniel Dejan from Sappi North America showcased fantastic 3D digital animations that lept from the pages of his workbook titled ‘Print&’. Since then, we’ve shared our expertise and thought-leadership on the subject to many of our clients, and have some really neat examples to show off!

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Gilson Adapts: Demand for Digital & Design Increases

A recent article by MyPRINTResource and Quick Printing magazine highlighted Gilson’s digital strengths and capabilities in adapting to a changing marketplace. As industry professionals continue to see the value in combining their integrated marketing efforts under one roof, Gilson stands out as a knowledgeable partner thanks to our full-service capabilities.

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Higher Education Marketing: Maximizing Alumni Appeals

Gilson’s education marketing consultant Brent Rudin offers key insight into the world of alumni appeals in his recent LinkedIn blog post “Alumni Appeals: Don’t Just Ask for Money.” He notes that “while many alumni are generous to respond, others will remember this as yet another round of begging for money, turn on the shredder, and ‘file’ it away.”

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Gilson Wins at National Sizzle Awards

The Sizzle Awards votes are in! Gilson has been named the “the best thing since sliced bread” for their mouth-watering sandwich-themed campaign at the 2014 GlobalShop show in Las Vegas.

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Print & Digital: Working Better Together

Thinking of trading in your print collateral for a suite of digital assets? Think again. A recent article by the ICEF Monitor offers some interesting insight on the benefits of supplementing your online marketing efforts with quality printed materials. 

Customers who received a printed catalog spent more meaningful time on the company’s website and purchased 28% more on average than customers who did not receive a catalog. And that held for every age category.

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New Website: Gilson’s Upgraded Look

Gilson has launched our new website! At Gilson, we are always focused on our clients’ needs. Whether we’re printing a big job at a moment’s notice, delivering store signage to one of the Midwest’s largest retailers, or developing creative solutions to complex marketing problems, our number one goal is helping our clients to succeed.

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