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Book Club Monday

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My friend and celebrity chef Mary Giuliani is at it again. HerWhat happens when a celebrated “caterer to the stars” (and incessant people pleaser) begins to REALLY ponder “what’s it all about?” Mary Giuliani deconstructs her ever-evolving existential internal conversation in this new collection of essays, beginning when all the world (and all the stars) are ordered to stay home. Armed with an arsenal of pigs in a blanket and what felt like all the vodka in Manhattan, Mary begins her deep look into what it’s finally like to get what she thought she always wanted: peace. Never one to hold much back, Mary invites the reader on this journey as she reexamines life when the proverbial party appears to be over. With space and time to finally stop and take stock of “how did I get here?” Mary shares stories about the businesses she built, the relationships she endured and nurtured, the chronic illness she avoided and the stars with whom she’s smoked. We laugh, cry and stumble with Mary as she makes some poignant and hilarious revelations while awaiting for her beloved New York City to rise from its slumber. But will Mary (or New York City) ever be the same? Is the party over or just a new beginning? The new book, How to Lose Friends and Influence No One, was just released. –

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Maximizing Your Marketing Efforts With Brochure Printing

Brochures provide a tangible way for potential clients to learn about your products or services. Unlike flashing banners or digital billboards, brochures remain accessible for long periods and can be easily passed from one person to another. Make sure that your printed content is easy to read and makes sense. Also, make sure that you do multiple final checks before sending the brochure to be printed.

They’re Versatile

Brochures can be used to promote your business in various ways. They can be mailed, displayed at your location, or handed out to prospects and clients. They offer a sense of tangibility that online marketing can’t provide. This is important to some customers, especially if they are researching businesses. The brochure’s design allows you to compact a lot of information into a small space. They also offer a variety of folds to choose from, which can change the layout and flow of your information. Brochures are also great for displaying your logo and presenting a comprehensive overview of your company’s services and products.

Custom brochure printing is affordable compared to other print and digital marketing forms. Many professional print shops will work with you to produce sleek brochures that fit your budget. Plus, they usually decrease in price when purchased in bulk. This is why many businesses that use postal advertising or participate in trade shows purchase them in large quantities. This helps them to save money on per-unit costs.

They’re Affordable

Brochures are an affordable way to advertise your business and can be a great addition to any marketing strategy. When consumers see a printed brochure in their hands, they can take it home, use it as a reference and refer others. In a world dominated by digital advertising, brochures offer something that banner ads and social media posts can’t: tangibility. With state-of-the-art printing technology lowering print costs, brochures are an affordable option for businesses of all sizes. Consider getting your brochures printed in bulk quantities to save even more money. This can reduce your overall cost and allow you to spread them out as direct mailers, handouts at conferences or meetings, and more. Another way to save money on brochure printing is to choose a standard paper size rather than bespoke dimensions. This will reduce the amount of wasted paper/card as printers must cut to create your custom-sized brochures. 

They’re Easy to Print

A brochure is a printed piece that can be distributed to potential clients in many ways. Whether you print small batches and keep them on hand for when you meet new customers, or you print a large number and use them at sales conventions and trade shows, they can be the face of your business in a way that leaves an impression.

Brochures offer a tangible connection with your brand that is missing from digital ads and social media posts. They can instantly remind customers of your products and services, especially when catching up with friends over coffee or settling in after a long day at the office. How often have you cleaned your bag or briefcase and found a promotional brochure from a store or event you’ve kept? It happens to us all, and it’s a great way to promote your business. In addition, because they are physical pieces that people often hold onto (and rediscover repeatedly), they can serve as excellent referral tools for your business.

They’re Durable

The best way to leave a good impression on potential customers is by making sure your brochures are printed on high-quality, durable paper. Brochures can take a beating in the mail, so choosing a sturdy material that won’t tear or get smudged will help protect them from damage. Unlike flashy banners and digital billboards, brochures allow for lengthy descriptions of your products or services. This allows you to establish trust with your customers, which is important for long-term customer retention.

If you want to go the extra mile, consider embellishing your brochures with special finishing touches like embossing or debossing. Embossed printing raises the paper’s surface to make shapes or words stand out and add a tactile experience for your customers. Conversely, debossing causes the words or shapes to be indented into the paper and conveys a sense of elegance.

While brochures may not be the sexiest marketing tool, they’re still essential to any business’s sales arsenal. Whether handed out at a tradeshow, passed around the office, or used as an advertising tool in your mail campaign, your customers will appreciate that you took the time to invest in a quality piece of printed material.

They’re Easy to Ship

Compared to other marketing materials, brochures fold easily and can be transported in bulk. This makes them ideal for distribution at trade shows, as handouts in prospecting, or as a part of your direct mail campaign. They can also be mailed individually to clients and customers as a reminder of your product or service offerings.

Brochures can be printed on various paper stocks to add texture and richness. They can also be finished with a glossy coating that enhances color and provides moisture and abrasion resistance. For durability, consider a heavier weight of paper. If your brochure contains too much information to fit into a single sheet of paper, consider printing it as a brochure booklet. These are saddle stitched or perfectly bound like a paperback book and result in eight or more panels of your design. Use a custom template to guide you to a well-balanced design with images and text.