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Choosing the Right Size Banner for Your Event


By Allegra Carling

Choosing the Right Size Banner for Your Event

If there’s a special event on your horizon, you’re probably planning on posting a promotional banner on a wall, ceiling, booth, tent, nearby fence or elsewhere. But just as there are unlimited applications for banners, so are there an unlimited array of sizes. While it’s unlikely you’ll match a 2015 effort by German soccer team…


Pre-Event Planning for Trade Shows: Five Tips


By Allegra Carling

Pre-Event Planning for Trade Shows: Five Tips

It’s no secret that participating in trade shows, conferences and other events can be a great way to increase brand awareness, improve product knowledge through hands-on demonstrations and, ultimately, drive more sales. In fact, a 2014 EventTrack study by the Event Marketing Institute and Mosaic reports that more dollars are being devoted to experiential marketing…


Best Holiday Wishes From Allegra to You


By Allegra Carling

Best Holiday Wishes From Allegra to You

The year’s end naturally causes us to pause and take stock, both personally and professionally. Goal-setters are either feeling good about accomplishments or making resolutions for the coming year to improve upon past performance. As you tie up the loose ends from 2015 and work through planning your marketing and print communications in 2016, we…


Mood Plus Attitude: 2016 Pantone Color of the Year


By Allegra Carling

Mood Plus Attitude: 2016 Pantone Color of the Year

It’s a first! Blending a warm rose tone with a cool tranquil blue, the color pros at Pantone Color Institute have named two shades, Rose Quartz and Serenity, the 2016 Color of the Year. In these uncertain and stressful times, the pairing reflects “. . . connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense…


Just Generating Content or Aiming to Write Well?


By Allegra Carling

Just Generating Content or Aiming to Write Well?

Creating more engaging content was picked as the top priority by 72% of B2B content marketers, according to Content Marketing Institute’s (CMI) new 2016 study. Yet becoming stronger writers ranked lowest; just 19% considered it important. Things that make you go, “Hmm.” CMI took this surprising inconsistency to a roundtable of marketing minds to talk…