Print Strategy: How I Used Print at My Last Job

Before I came to Domtar, I managed a Communications team that was responsible for three publications and numerous campaigns. We printed extensively. Way back in the day, I had a Spec rep that would visit me regularly and keep me up to date on the latest promotions and bring me awesome swatchbooks. Well, as we all know, times have changed. Here’s how I strategized print solutions in my last...

Unlock your Marketing SuperPowers with Print and Social

I’ve been in Marketing for over 18 years. My professional foundation was built on print. I’ve produced hundreds of print catalogs and omni-channel campaigns and can even remember collecting film advertisements.  I’ve also built social channels from the ground up with a collective reach of over 70k. I consider myself well versed in all channels to communicate a marketing message. Here’s...

Brand Storytelling: 3 Brands Leveraging Print Magazine Strategies

So, we’ve already established how much I look forward to visiting the mailbox every day. Part of that anticipation is because I may subscribe to a minimum of 5 magazines at any given point (#magazineaddict).  From a personal and professional perspective, I like nothing better than a well-designed print magazine that tells a brand story. Used correctly, a print magazine can be a...

Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover: Tech Savvy Teens Prefer Paper

I’m the mother of an 11-year-old. She’s not quite a teen-- more of a tween--but I can tell you her favorite activities are Minecraft, Harry Potter and reading. This kid is a voracious reader. At any one time, she is reading 3 to 5 books. Her bed is generally littered with her books and let’s not even discuss visiting the local bookstore. My wallet can’t take it. ...

Dear Marketer, Drive Direct Mail Response with Handwriting

I.LOVE.MAIL. Ever since I was a small child one of my favorite activities has always been going to the mailbox to see what awaits. If it was hand addressed with a stamp on it then my happiness increased tenfold! Granted, I’m not a kid anymore but I still get excited about what arrives in the mail each day, especially if it is personalized directly to me. You may think, in today’s...

Doodlers Unite! 3 Ways the Sketchbook Craze is Good for Your Brain

Sketchbooks are everywhere right now. You can’t walk into a store without stumbling into a section of notebooks. If you are like me, you may be drawn to notebooks like a moth to a flame or rather a pen to paper. So, what is the drive behind the plethora of sketchbooks in this digital age? The simple answer is doodling is good for your brain. Let me explain. ...