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Editing and Layout: 4 Agreements for Better Documents

By Connie Howard, ETMG VP & Founding Writer   A piece of writing isn’t finished until it’s been edited and laid out, in that order. We know that now, but it wasn’t always so. In the Beginning: Layout and Corrections The earliest documents were copied by monks, word by word, thousands of times over centuries. […]

What’s in a Marketing Collateral Template?

By Connie Howard, ETMG VP & Founding Writer   Any template is a guide. A paper stencil of leaves to help paint a border on a wall is a template; so is a business letter sample format. In both cases, these templates allow their users the freedom to create within a defined and protected set […]

The Case for the Content Editor: Polish Makes Perfect

By Kathy Wilson, ETMG Writer In today’s world of information overload, most of us are tasked with writing for a broader audience than just our personal journal. Whether you’re writing a blog, a newsletter, web content, a technical document, or a piece of marketing collateral, you need to overcome the challenges that writing for various audiences […]

Favorite Giveaways from ASI Roadshow 2015

By N. Storms – Social Media Manager The ASI Roadshow is a gathering of the Advertising Specialties Institute (ASI) suppliers and offers a behind the scenes peek at the latest giveaway trends and the sales merchandising industry. This year’s show brought in over three dozen exhibitors with thousands of different branded promotional products to cover […]

Better PowerPoint Presentation Design: Insider Secrets

by Donna de Leo – ETMG Designer and Art Director One of the things that makes Microsoft PowerPoint such a brilliant software program is that anyone can use it to create a professional presentation. Unfortunately that same ease-of-use is also its biggest drawback. As a visual designer, I’ve worked on some beautiful—but more often dreadful— […]

Large Format Graphics: It’s Not Just Resolution That Matters

We field a lot of questions about large format graphics, like the trade show signage shown here, and appropriate resolution. Here are some tips for producing larger printed works: Q: I need to create large banners at 16ft x 6ft, that will be displayed above the tradeshow floor at our next show, but the product […]

Why Video is Priceless [INFOGRAPHIC]

We all love videos. And at ETMG, we love creating videos. But did you know videos posted to your website provide a 74% increase in your visitors’ understanding of your product or service compared to pictures? True. Videos also increase the likelihood of your visitors purchasing your product or service by 64%. Need more convincing […]

Tradeshows and T-shirts – 50 Shades of Gray

Our project managers and production artists field a lot of questions regarding printing and giveaways. Here are some recent questions we’ve received about ordering t-shirts for tradeshows and events and some tips for success: Q: I want my tradeshow booth staff to wear matching T-shirts but there’s too many people and not enough time to […]

The Real Power of Video Marketing

By Warren Lutz – Contributing Writer   What does a sneezing panda, a double rainbow, a pack of roller skating babies, the phrase “will it blend” and a finger-biting kid named Charlie all have in common? If you know the answer, you probably have some sense of how deeply woven online video has become in […]