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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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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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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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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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