Company Picnic

How to Work Hard and Play Hard with a Company Picnic

A company picnic is no joke. We all love to work hard, but it’s just as important to play hard. This year we celebrated our first company picnic in almost ten years for Gilson Graphics! We celebrated at Riverside Park in beautiful Grand Rapids where we played games, ate great food, and celebrated our employees and accomplishments.

We wished that all of the Gilson Graphics team could be there, but the turnout was still incredible and we couldn’t have been happier with the results.

What happened at the company picnic?

We’re glad you asked! Here’s a quick recap of some of the big events that happened at the event.

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Step Up Your Retail Game with Gilson

The best retail displays capture shoppers’ attention at a glance, generating interest in a product and helping consumers imagine how the product will benefit them. But retailers need more than a great appearance—they need displays that function well, promoting a smooth traffic flow in stores and facilitating a quick and easy set-up.

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Gilson 20 Monroe Live

Gilson Takes Center Stage in Venue Opening

Gilson was thrilled to be a part of the anticipation preceding the opening of 20 Monroe Live, a 2,600-seat concert venue in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. Concert-goers eagerly purchased tickets to see the opening acts, including Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue with Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers, Umphrey’s McGee, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Shinedown.

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Gilson Elves Deliver Big Results

When it comes to getting noticed in a crowded marketplace, Gilson has just the magical mix you need to stand out and grab your customers’ attention–just ask the elves!

Our most recent marketing campaign began with a fun idea and a couple of pointy ears. Gilson invited customers and prospects to reduce their holiday frenzy with a small, but particularly eye-catching helper: a customized elf.

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Your Elf Will Be With You Soon For the Holiday Season!

Expecting an Elf surprise? Things are getting pretty crowded in the Gilson Workshop and we’re on the verge of releasing hundreds of pointy-eared helpers into the holiday landscape!  We want to be sure your very own elf is in the pack, ready to boost your business (or at least your mood) with a touch of seasonal magic. It’s a fun and easy way for you to add some holiday cheer to your office, desk, or home! A little box of Christmas magic goes a long way.

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Lunch & Learn 2016: Gilson Redefines “Power Lunch”

Anticipation for Gilson’s Lunch & Learn began to build from the moment the eye-catching yellow and black invitation arrived in customers’ mailboxes. Promoting the “Power of Premium,” the invitation included a nifty little pop-up box reminding guests of the date (and visually demonstrating Gilson’s multi-layered capabilities.) Within days, nearly 200 customers had confirmed a spot at the annual event, assuring the place would be packed to overflowing!

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Large Format Printer: Faster Than a Speeding Bullet

Need a large format printer that’s red and black and sails through print jobs up to 8x faster than its predecessor? It’s the amazing new VUTEk LX3  large format printer—Gilson’s latest secret weapon in our quest to serve customers with the most efficient and technologically advanced equipment on the planet!

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SEO: The Do’s and Don’ts of Your Strategy

One of the best ways to help your business thrive is to pay attention to your search engine optimization (SEO) activities. SEO activities include everything you do to increase the visibility of your website among potential customers. A strong SEO effort is usually reflected in a strong rating on search engine results pages (SERPs).

But why is it important to have high rankings on SERPs? According to data from Search Engine Watch illustrated in the chart below, about 67.6% of internet users’ searches occur within the top five search result listings. Being in that top five is critical if you want to generate a significant amount of website traffic.

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Harris Steals the Show with Recyclable Booth

If a company’s business is all about recycling, it makes perfect sense that its trade show booth would be completely recyclable. Harris Equipment, a waste and recycling equipment provider based in Georgia, wanted its trade show display to reflect the company’s services. But the structure Harris envisioned was more complicated than a simple cardboard display. Gilson had just what Harris needed to make this vision of a recyclable, reusable design a reality.  

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Social Media: 10 Steps to Make it Simple

Social media can be pretty hard to navigate! So many options and material are continuously being updated. Participating in social media is often beneficial to companies, but introducing and operating social media pages may generate a lot of questions in your business.

Luckily, we’ve got some easy tips to help create a great campaign and push your outreach to another level.

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