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???? Questions Printers Wish Designers Would Ask ????

Posted by Roger P. Gimbel, EDP on Apr 2, 2020 2:21:59 PM
Printers understand about the impact printed items can have on people. Interacting with print involves multiple human senses including smell, touch, and hearing-besides the visual aspect. Designers that concentrate mainly on digital mediums may not realize how to get the best res...

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Inkjet - How to Decide What’s Best for Your Business

Posted by Roger P. Gimbel, EDP on Feb 25, 2020 12:17:03 PM
Nearly all printing companies have by now pondered the idea of adding digital inkjet devices to their production floors. Top performing companies have already made the move, and it’s paying off for them. Over 50% of the top 50 U.S. print providers on the Printing Impressions 400 ...

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10 Marketing Strategies for Printers

Posted by Roger P. Gimbel, EDP on Jan 15, 2020 2:16:23 PM
  You know the old maxim: printers are great at executing marketing programs and delivering results for their clients but not very good at promoting themselves. Marketing can seem time consuming and complex, but it’s not. It’s based on a few fundamentals: know your clients, decid...

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Printing Industry Trends for Marketers and Designers

Posted by Roger P. Gimbel, EDP on Dec 18, 2019 11:34:42 AM
Printing projects start with project design but marketers and designers aren’t always up to speed on printing industry developments. Lack of information can cause designers to miss out on exploiting new technologies or create unnecessary expense. Here are some trends and printing...

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Becoming a Strategic Partner for Print Services

Posted by Allison McCord, Sr. Learning Consultant on Dec 6, 2019 1:49:26 PM
  Selling print services to enterprises is not about getting a lead for print jobs.  You need to be proactive in the overall account strategy, not reactive to fulfilling job quotes.   Your ultimate goal is to become a strategic business partner integrated into your customer’s bus...

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Enhancing Your Communication Skills

Posted by Allison McCord, Sr. Learning Consultant on Nov 21, 2019 11:54:56 AM
Though people in the printing industry are in the communication business, they aren’t always personally skilled in the art of information exchange. A brush-up on communication skills can      make a big difference in how customers and others perceive company executives and other ...

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Automation Won’t Solve the Print Industry’s Staffing Challenges

Posted by Roger P. Gimbel, EDP on Nov 12, 2019 1:04:36 PM
  The printing business is awash in advanced technology and automation. One can walk around the trade shows to observe software and equipment everywhere that handles many of the tasks formerly dependent on experienced printing professionals. Automation enables printing companies ...

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Roger Gimbel Presents Strategies at IPN 2019 Fall Meeting

Posted by Gimbel & Associates on Nov 11, 2019 10:58:31 AM
2019 Fall International Printer’s Network Meeting Tokyo, Japan November 9-12, 2019 Roger P. Gimbel, EDP and President of Gimbel & Associates attended the annual IPN Global Fall meeting  held this year in the vibrant city of Tokyo, Japan.  This year's meeting theme was “Henkaku” :...

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Enter the Success Matrix

Posted by Roger P. Gimbel, EDP on Sep 23, 2019 1:18:20 PM
  Enter the Success Matrix and Grow Your Commercial Print Business   Print 19 Seminar Delivered by Randall Swope, Sr. Consultant - New Market Development Gimbel & Associates  Saturday, October 5, 2019 10:00AM - 10:50AM R40   The discussion on business growth for today's commercia...

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How Do Your Customers See You?

Posted by Roger P. Gimbel, EDP on Sep 17, 2019 1:04:47 PM
If you ask print salespeople about the most important things they should bring to a meeting with prospective clients, they might mention items such as print samples, company brochures, or sales pitch slide decks. Gimbel & Associates interviewed print buyers about their experience...

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Gimbel & Associates Donates Cruise to Charity During NYC Fashion Week

Posted by Roger P. Gimbel, EDP on Sep 10, 2019 3:36:09 PM
  Roger P. Gimbel, President of Gimbel & Associates, was the Master of Ceremonies for a luxury cruise auction during the Endless Summer New York Fashion Week Event on September 5, 2019 hosted by Jackie Holliday Fashions and held at the Pierre Hotel in New York City. Gimbel & Asso...

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Data Security Challenges in Your Print Environment

Posted by Allison McCord, Sr. Learning Consultant on Aug 27, 2019 2:14:44 PM
Every aspect of our lives is driven by data. The need to protect and secure this data is becoming increasingly critical. Privacy is becoming a core market differentiator for companies. Businesses need to prove to their customers that they handle data securely and ensure the prote...

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Postal Regulations That Trouble Print Companies

Posted by Roger P. Gimbel, EDP on Aug 7, 2019 1:25:33 PM
  Print service providers don’t always mail what they produce for their clients, but when they do, they must be clear about the rules and regulations administered by the US Postal Service. Generating mailings (or even designing mailings) without considering the mailing requiremen...

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Knowing Your Customer and Their Needs - #2 - Vertical Markets

Posted by Allison McCord, Sr. Learning Consultant on Jul 24, 2019 11:53:43 AM
  A vertical market is a group of similar businesses that has a common set of needs for products and services.  Customers in the same vertical market have the same types of applications, and they often have the same business issues. Getting to know a vertical market helps you sel...

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