The top thirteen print marketing posts from 2013

It’s that time of year again. Tis the season for the year end list. Let’s recap over the top posts from 2013 that cover the topics of print marketing, creativity, and all sorts of tips and tricks in between.

1. Ten inspiring examples of business cards

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Is your business card bringing you business? Does it stand out from the crowd? Check out this post if you need ideas to spark your imagination.

2. Spotlight on: Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co.

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We talked to Jordan (Creative Director) and Eddy (Graphic Designer) from Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co. about their great marketing and their awesome design aesthetic. Don’t miss it!

3. Fifteen examples of inspiring brochure design

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Unique brochures go a long way towards helping out your marketing, just don’t underestimate the power of design. A little creativity can go a long way as you can see from the examples in this post.

4. Target with colour [infographic]

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Different colours have different associations with them. When it comes to choosing colours for your print marketing, use this handy infographic to find out what colours appeal to your target audience.

5. Five examples of creative poster designs

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If you’re looking for some inspiration for your poster printing, look no further. The examples in this post will help to find the idea that’s right for you.

6. Five ways to be more creative

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No matter what you do, having a little creativity is important. Here are some great tips to exercise your creative mind and make those brainstorming sessions more productive.

7. Free printable 2014 calendar templates

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Get organized for 2014 with these free calendar templates. Choose your favourite and download, they’re ready to go!

8. Essential questions to ask before sending your file to print

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There are some essential things to double check before you send a file to print. Bookmark this post and refer to it when you’re working on your next print marketing project and you won’t miss a beat.

9. Eight excellent examples of postcard design

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You can do a lot with a postcard! Send creative postcards after picking up some tips from these interesting designs.

10. Seven restaurant menu designs that will make your mouth water

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Presentation is critical in many industries, especially in the restaurant business. We’ve gathered some of our favourite restaurant menu designs that are sure to attract attention.

11. Four reasons why business cards are absolutely necessary

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Business cards may sound simple but they’re undeniably effective. From the cost per unit to the physical connection they create, find out why business cards are still just as necessary as ever.

12. Seven imaginative uses for QR codes

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You’ve seen them around even if you may not have scanned them. It’s true, there are some poor uses of QR codes out there, however we’ve found some imaginative uses and profiled some great QR code usage in this post.

13. Three TED talks on creativity worth watching

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We were thrilled to sponsor TEDxToronto again this year and you can see the recap of that over here. We also gathered three TED talks based around the topic of creativity that are certainly worth a listen.

What were some of the best articles or blog posts that you read this year?

Brittany Giles is the Social Media Specialist at The Printing House.

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