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What the elf? Where’s my Gilson holiday campaign?

T’was the month before Christmas, and all through the shop, no elf ink was printed, not even one drop! Gilson’s customers stood by their mailboxes with a glare, wondering when their elves would be there.

“Where’s my elf?” they demanded, “Where’s my reindeer? My tree? Gilson always gives me swag, it’s so clever! And free!”

But no elves would be printed in the Gilson workshop that year. Gilson was spreading a new type of cheer.

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Event Marketing On-Target at NTDA Convention

When it comes to securing the attention of a crowd at an event, Gilson has been known to hit their mark. This year’s inaugural showing at the National Trailer Dealers Association (NTDA) Convention in Colorado Springs was no different.

Thanks to a few well-aimed direct mail pieces, targeted emails, and a handful of Nerf® darts, Gilson earned themselves a captive audience at the 2-hour ‘strolling lunch exhibition’ where they received accolades – and leads! – from neighboring exhibitors.

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Marketing Campaigns

Why Marketing Campaigns Are So Important

Marketing campaigns are the perfect way to reach your customers, clients, and leads. They can be the game-changing move that secures meetings with customers or prospects. Producing campaigns with a series of touchpoints will grab someone’s attention better than a single advertisement. You need to break through the clutter when promoting yourself, and marketing campaigns with incentives can do that for you.

Also, adding an incentive lets you follow up with customers. It lets you explain your services and promote your brand even further. This makes marketing campaigns an important piece of any B2B sales strategy. It’s helpful whether you’re keeping in contact with current clients or finding new leads. Standing out from the crowd isn’t easy, but Gilson has the right amount of magic to grab a customer’s attention. We can show you the effectiveness using our recent Holiday Elves 2017 campaign as an example.

Don’t believe us? The elves speak for themselves!

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Marketing Power Up! Gilson is a Game-Changer

Reach a new level in marketing! If there’s an uninspired or unsuccessful marketing campaign lurking in your past, slay that beast for good with Gilson. Use a powerful mix of services to create, produce and deliver a targeted, effective campaign.

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Gilson’s Retail World Goes Retro at GlobalShop 2017

At GlobalShop, Gilson dares to be different! This year’s GlobalShop display was no exception, we showed off a brand new retro gaming-themed booth that explores the various levels of “Retail World” – and how Gilson can help you reach the top of your game. If you’re looking for new ways to promote your business, look no further!

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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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Elf Blog Featured

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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Targeted Mailings: Increasing Student Response Rates

According to data provided by the National Student Clearinghouse, college student enrollment for Fall 2015 was down almost two percent from the previous year. To combat this downward trend, educational institutions are aggressively pursuing new strategies like targeted mailings to attract students.

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Textiles and Innovation: A Room in a Box

Applied Textiles, a Gilson customer based in Byron Center, Michigan, recently introduced Alta, an award-winning textile technology for the commercial interiors market. To catch the attention of a leader in the hotel industry, you need a pretty unique product—and an innovative way to promote it. Alta is the first (and only) textile technology to deliver certified performance and fire code compliance to virtually every textile application, making it ideal for hospitality applications such as hotels and restaurants.

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