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Saving Money with Marketing Asset Management

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A big part of the efficiency for any marketing department stems from how they manage assets. Brochure templates, logos, business cards, swag, pamphlets–in a perfect world, all these designs are stored in one centralized location. But not all companies live in this perfect world–or even know that it exists. These companies are losing money every…

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Paper price increases in 2019: Here’s how it’s impacting businesses

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Due to the closing of major paper mills, and the rising cost of materials to make pulp, the paper industry is experiencing across-the-board increases. We have numerous letters from paper suppliers indicating a 3-5% paper price increase since the start of 2019. All of Fineline’s estimates since January 1, 2019 include the paper price increases and are good for 30 days from date of…

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How New Tariffs are Impacting Marketing Promotions

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The term “Made in China” is such a common phrase it’s practically a coined term for most retailers (especially with plastic goods). As the United States’ largest trade partner, China accounted for $522.9 billion in imports in 2017 (in comparison to just $187.5 billion we exported to them). This means when it comes to low-cost…

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9 Things to Know About the 2018 USPS Rate Change

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The official motto of the United States Postal Services is not “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds”, contrary to popular belief. The official mission is much less poetic and all about providing postal service to everyone in the U.S. That…

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3 Newsroom Lessons to Improve Your Sales Story

Humans are natural storytellers. We gravitate to stories – whether around a campfire, the office water cooler or on Netflix. The world of sales is no different. A compelling narrative can be the difference between a pitch that converts prospects into clients and one that falls flat. That’s why sales stories are so important. And…

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