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Mark Your Calendars: Top 2017 Conferences

Top Conference Recommendations

Across the United States, there are dozens of conferences for those in the marketing, branding, social media, and graphic design industries. With so many options, it can become overwhelming. Below are eight conferences we believe will be most beneficial for those in these industries. Conferences are a great place to learn and develop your craft […]

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Across the United States, there are dozens of conferences for those in the marketing, branding, social media, and graphic design industries. With so many options, it can become overwhelming. Below are eight conferences we believe will be most beneficial for those in these industries.

Conferences are a great place to learn and develop your craft as well as network. It’s important to come prepared and be on your A-game.  If you need an extra boost in preparing for an upcoming conference, check out our blog on conference preparation.

Spring Conferences

HOW Design Live

Date and Location: May 2-6, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago, Illinois.

Website: HowDesignLive.com

HOW Design Live 2017 offers creative inspiration to refuel your passion for your work combined with the practical knowledge you need to achieve and advance in your career. And at the largest gathering of creative professionals and designers, you will also have ample opportunity to network with the best and brightest speakers, industry-leading companies and your peers.

Incite Group Marketing Summit: West

Date and Location: May 23-24, 2017 at Hotel Nikko in San Francisco, California.

Website: Incite-Group.com/events/west/

Key Take-Aways

  • Learn from Chief Marketing Officers and marketing leaders from over 60 innovative brands map out the future of marketing. Companies include popular brands such as Johnson & Johnson, The North Face, Penguin Random House, Facebook, Twitter, Uber, Google, Gap, Shutterfly, Charles Schwab, and HP.
  • Personalization: Understand your customer better to market with more precision and engage more deeply.
  • Content and Storytelling: Less content, more relevant content, and more promotion. Take the next step in the maturation of content marketing.
  • Marketing Attribution: Learn to trust your marketing metrics again-reliable measurement and better insights to fail fast and learn faster.

Summer Conferences

2017 Brand New Conference

Date and Location: Sept 14-15, 2017 at Harris Theater at Millennium Park in Chicago, Illinois.

Website: underconsideration.com/BrandNewConference/register/conference-2017

The Brand New Conference focuses on the development of corporate and brand identity projects by some of today’s most active and influential practitioners from around the world. The conference consists of eight sessions each day offering a broad range of points of view with speakers from around the world practicing in different environments, from global consultancies to in-house groups, to small firms.

Brand Manage Camp

Date and Location: Sept. 26-27, 2017 at the Mirage Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Website: BrandManageCamp.com

Get the tools, insights, and inspiration you need to take your brand to the next level! This conference is perfect for those in the following industries: Advertising, Media, Strategy, Innovation, Content, Insights, Customer Behavior, Leadership, Metrics, and more.

Fall/Winter Conferences

Marketing Prof’s B2B Marketing Forum

Date and Location: October 3-6, 2017 at the Westin Boston Waterfront in Boston, Massachusetts. 

Website: http://mpb2b.marketingprofs.com/

The Marketing Prof’s B2B Marketing Form brings together leaders, innovators, and hardworking people to gather and learn about the latest in successful B2B marketing. Past keynote speakers include Ann Handley, John Maeda, and Andrew Davis. This forum gives the opportunity for creative networking.

American Institute of Graphic Arts Design Conference (AIGA Design Conference)

Date and Location:  October 12-14, 2017 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Website: http://designconference.aiga.org/#!/

The American Institute of Graphic Arts, the oldest and largest professional membership organization for design, is hosting this conference. This conference is a major event for all design professionals; featuring more than 100 speakers and thousands of attendees, the conference gives attendees endless opportunities for networking and inspiration.

PubCon

Date and Location: November 6-9, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Website: https://www.pubcon.com/

PubCon 2017 has been named by Forbes as a must-attend conference and an Inc. top conference for growing your business. A social media and SEO conference, PubCon also covers a vast range of marketing topics such as content, email, SEM, and more. The conference features the industry’s leading businesses and startups, with speakers, sponsors, and keynotes involved in social media, digital marketing, online advertising and search engines. This week-long conference will give attendees a glimpse into the future of technology, presented by a diverse group of the world’s key innovators.

Internet Summit 2017: Digital Marketing Conference

Date and Location: November 15-16, 2017 at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Website: InternetSummit.com

The Internet Summit 2017: Digital Marketing Conference focuses on Digital Strategies, Content Marketing, Startups, Design/UX, Analytics, Search, Emerging Technologies, Social Media, Email Marketing, Innovation.

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Take Your Design to New Heights with Raised Spot UV

New! Raised Spot UV Gloss

Looking for a showstopper for your next networking event? Turn heads with our raised Spot UV business cards and postcards. Chic and classy, raised Spot UV is sure to heighten your style. The raised glossy texture truly elevates your design, a perfect contrast to the 19PT velvet laminated stock it is currently available. Raised Spot UV can […]

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Looking for a showstopper for your next networking event? Turn heads with our raised Spot UV business cards and postcards. Chic and classy, raised Spot UV is sure to heighten your style. The raised glossy texture truly elevates your design, a perfect contrast to the 19PT velvet laminated stock it is currently available. Raised Spot UV can be used to create highlights, dimension, and contrast.

Spot UV Comparison

Our regular Spot UV is a flat finish, a shiny gloss layer that is applied where you’re seeking an area of high gloss coating. Raised Spot UV uses a similar process, except the applied UV is raised off the card. You can actually feel raised Spot UV when you run your fingers over it. Both are available on our 19PT velvet laminated stock. Regular Spot UV is printed offset, and raised Spot UV is printed digitally.Raised vs Standard Spot UV Gloss

Raised Spot UV is available to be printed on the front or both sides on our  2” x 3.5” 19PT velvet laminated business cards in quantities of 100 and 250. However, we hope to be able to offer it on both sides in the near future for our 4” x 6” 19PT velvet laminated postcards.

Raised Spot UV Mask File Setup

The file mask for raised Spot UV business cards and postcards must be submitted as a 100%K (100% Black) vector file. 

How to Set Up Raised Spot UV Mask File

If you have any questions regarding raised Spot UV please let one of our awesome Customer Service Representatives know, and they’ll be happy to assist you.

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New Painted Edge Business Cards

Pearlescent Painted Edge Business Cards

Creatives seeking to showcase their personality are in luck. Primo Print is excited to release its 32PT Uncoated Painted Edge business card. This 32PT thick uncoated card stock currently features edge painting in a variety of striking colors: Pearlescent Colors: Gold, Pink, Green, Purple, Yellow and Orange. Standard Colors: Red, Yellow, Blue, Brown, Turquoise, Orange […]

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Creatives seeking to showcase their personality are in luck. Primo Print is excited to release its 32PT Uncoated Painted Edge business card.

This 32PT thick uncoated card stock currently features edge painting in a variety of striking colors:

Pearlescent Colors:

Gold, Pink, Green, Purple, Yellow and Orange.

Standard Colors:

Red, Yellow, Blue, Brown, Turquoise, Orange and Pink

The cards are also available with white unpainted edges. Our edge painted business cards offer a pop of color, creating a fresh and captivating look. At this time, Painted Edge cards are 2”x 3.5” with standard corners and come in quantities of 250 and 500.Painted Edge Business Cards Infographic32PT vs 19PT

 

Crushing Our Competitors

Our goal is to make high quality, affordable cards. For $69, we are offering the single sided card, while our double sided card is priced at $89. Currently, our competitors such as Oubly offer cards for $119, and Thikit’s cheapest painted edge card comes in at $127.08. Primo Print’s standard production time is 2-4 business days.

DIY Disasters

With Pinterest and other DIY websites, it may be tempting to craft your own. While there are those who may attempt to replicate our methods, our Painted Edge business cards offer a superior alternative to messy DIY attempts.

Business cards are essential in building relationships and networking. Primo Print’s Painted Edge business cards are sure to leave a lasting impression.

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