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Considering sending a holiday promotion? Here are some tips and resources to get the ideas flowing!

Take advantage of holiday specials. Just this week, I've received several holiday specials on printing. Here's just a sampling:
» For one more week, you can order 30 custom printed  holiday cards for the price of 20 at www.overnightprints.com. Use coupon code: GC1895.   
» Create your own hand-made cards, place holders, gift tags and more with rubber stamps and all the trimmings from Paper Source. Receive free shipping on orders over $100 through November 15. Enter code: SHIP100
» Make a photo book of a client's project! Custom photo books at Shutterfly start from $12.99. Get free shipping on orders of $25 or more until 11/30/09. Enter code: HOLIDAY25
Consider a sending a New Year's promotion. Companies do a lot of goal-setting and budget planning in the New Year. A well-timed and clever promotion can get attention without getting lost among mounds of holiday cards.

Or, send a Thanksgiving card. A hand written "thank you" goes a long way in creating a memorable impression with clients.

Explore other media. Try creating a fun holiday video or animated e-card to share with your clients.

As with every marketing endeavor, make sure you create a look and feel that speaks to your target audiences and is consistent with your brand standards. Take the time to craft your message and design your piece!




Thank you for attending our two-part e-newsletter series

The workshop, presented as part of the Tech Networking series from Modern Inconveniences, focused on the why and the how of e-newsletters.


We had a blast meeting those of you who attended  the workshops and live webinars, and can't wait to see the fabulous e-newsletters that come our way!
Missed the E-newsletter seminars? Catch our talk, Market Like You Mean It, this January at Destined to WIN in 2010, an all-day conference hosted by Women in Networking! Mix Creative will co-present this informative and hands-on session with Stephanie Hansen of Printz and FM 107.1 and Renee Godbout of May Advertising.

Date: Thursday January 28
Time: 8am to 4pm
Location: Zurah Shrine Center

Cost: Early bird pricing until Nov 21: $99
Register: winconference2010.eventbrite.com




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Social media is here to stay, and Mix Creative is in the thick of it, providing marketing and design insight via Twitter and our blog, Mixed Bag. Care to follow us? Here's our info:


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Twin Cities Women's Choir concert poster: Original poster design for upcoming Perspectives concert, featuring musicians Ann Reed and Brianna Lane.


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Woodbury Lakes Shopping Center holiday shopping guide: Design and layout of a pocket guide featuring a schedule of holiday events, specials, and holiday shopping hours. 


For information, visit: 



Aimee Pelletier, Owner of Darn Knit Anyway in Stillwater, Minnesota


"I hired Mix Creative to help me brand my new yarn and fabric shop. As a start up retail business, I had a very limited advertising and marketing budget. Katrina did everything she could to ensure I was getting the most bang for my marketing buck. She developed the design concept and finalized our logo, signage, stationary, business cards and website. Katrina continues to work with me to develop a marketing strategy. I am confident that the work Katrina has done has helped position my company for success! I highly recommend Katrina and Mix Creative."


See DarnKnitAnyway.com for images of the shop, upcoming classes and location information!

www.themixcreative.com 612 226 5717 info@themixcreative.com 3255 McKinley Street NE Minneapolis, MN 55418