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Manageable and Effective Marketing – Pacesetter Did It and You Can Too

Last updated: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Remember that saying, “the cobbler’s children go unshod”? I would be lying if I said that our company, Pacesetter Enterprises, never suffered from something similar. We often get so busy working on our clients’ needs that we lose focus on our own marketing efforts. Many times, we would go weeks, even months, without sending out [...]

Hands-On Instruction Will Jumpstart Your Sales Prospecting

Last updated: Thursday, September 7, 2017

The advantages of a good sales prospecting program are clear – increased sales, lower expenses, improved productivity and improved relationships with customers. But how do you actually conduct an effective prospect search? What are the tools that are available to the average printer and what are the best practices for using them? I spent some [...]

What the heck is variable, personalized, specialty printing?

Last updated: Thursday, October 20, 2016

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director, Caslon & Company I had a fascinating conversation yesterday with Eric Thibodeau, Worldwide Variable Print Business Manager for Xerox. We had a wide-ranging discussion about what variable data printing means today, how it relates to personalization, and the kinds of innovative opportunities it can create when used with specialty [...]

One Printer’s Method to Successfully Grow Business with Marketing Portals

Last updated: Thursday, September 8, 2016

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director, Caslon & Company The other day I had an interview with Walter Payne, who is the CEO of ImageMark Business Services, Inc. What a fascinating conversation! As you can imagine, I’ve spoken to dozens of people from print and marketing services providers who’ve installed web portals and, usually, they’re [...]

What does an online PODi course look like?

Last updated: Thursday, May 19, 2016

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director, PODi and Caslon & Company If you’ve never attended a PODi Institute course, you probably have no idea what they are like. They consist of presentations, interactive discussions, homework assignments, and interactive coaching on work students have turned in. Oh, and the topics are valuable and interesting as well. [...]

The Five Killer Mistakes Made Selling to Healthcare Prospects

Last updated: Thursday, May 5, 2016

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director, PODi and Caslon & Company Change and competition drive opportunities and everyone knows how much the healthcare and health insurance markets are changing. They are going through a period of consumerization and becoming more retail/consumer-focused like other industries. Many large and small print and marketing services providers see this [...]

Let me tell you a story…

Last updated: Tuesday, January 12, 2016

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director, PODi and Caslon & Company “Let me tell you a story…” Somehow, we usually lean in and listen a little more eagerly when we hear that phrase. I suppose it’s just human nature, but the promise of a good story captures our attention and, if told well, emotionally connects [...]

Learning from Personalized Marketing Fails

Last updated: Wednesday, December 2, 2015

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director, PODi and Caslon & Company Face it, most generic direct marketing is so irrelevant we rarely even notice that it doesn’t apply to us before trashing it. Personalized direct marketing, however, can make a lasting impression – even when it doesn’t fit. For instance, I recently received this great [...]

Open the Door and Close the Deal on Higher Ed Fundraising Solution

Last updated: Wednesday, November 18, 2015

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director, PODi and Caslon & Company So you want to sell personalized direct marketing services to the higher education market. Good thinking – it’s a great target market. Fundraising is a huge focus, schools have good, deep data about their alumni audience, and they’ve been running traditional campaigns for years. [...]

Rolling the Dice Selling to the Casino Industry

Last updated: Thursday, September 24, 2015

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director, PODi and Caslon & Company Casinos are a niche industry but they have money and they understand the value of direct marketing so they can be incredibly lucrative for marketing services providers. The problem is that everybody realizes this so you need to have the right skills and industry [...]