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Steve Friar

Steve Friar

Steve is President and founder of OnFulfillment.

Recent Posts by Steve Friar:

Need to Optimize Your Marketing Budget? Time to Outsource

It’s a new year. Time to start preparing for the various events, conferences and tradeshows on your marketing calendar—not to mention all your other projects and priorities.

Unfortunately, adding headcount right now is difficult if not impossible. Current economic conditions are forcing businesses to tighten their belts. Even if you could find and hire the right talent, building a full-time team to handle spikes in activity surrounding individual events doesn’t make financial sense.

Topics: Event Marketing Materials Company Store Marketing Fulfillment

Events are Coming Back. Are You Prepared?

After two years of COVID-related shutdowns, events—conferences, seminars, tradeshows and the like—are coming back in a big way.

Weekly, if not daily, organizations are asking us to help them ramp up their marketing event support activities. They want to get back out there and start meeting with customers and prospects again. Only now, they’re facing a host of new challenges.

Remote workforces. Reduced staff. Depleted or non-existent marketing closets. It’s like learning how to plan, manage, and execute events all over again, with fewer people and resources.

Topics: Event Marketing Materials Promotional Swag Company Store

Use Your Metadata to Streamline Workflow with OnFulfillment

Online businesses must assign users to specific groups or roles that determine what resources they can access in order to maintain some semblance of order.

Many systems, however—such as on-premises Windows environments—require that these assignments be done manually. For the typical e-commerce system, which supports thousands of users, the thought of having to assign each user individually is unimaginably time consuming and labor intensive.

Topics: Company Store Custom Developments & Integrations

Take Home vs. Toss: What Makes for Good Tradeshow Swag?

So you’re exhibiting at an upcoming trade show, where you hope to attract a ton of high-quality prospects. You’ve got a table or a booth, be it large or small. Forgetting for a minute about what you did PRE-event to promote your event participation, think about what kinds of “swag” you should have at your display to give to passersby.

Swag, in PG terms, is short for “stuff we all get.” If you’ve been to trade shows before, you know you’re going to have salespeople foisting various and sundry objects upon you. And if it’s a major show (think hundreds of exhibiting sponsors, not just one or two dozen), be prepared. You’ll be like that neighborhood kid with a too-small paper bag on Halloween having to face four dozen homeowners tossing candy bars and popcorn balls in your general direction. With luck, that’s what they’re tossing – as opposed to apples or boxes of raisins. (Come on, who among you hasn’t received unappetizing “healthy” snacks on Halloweens of yesteryear, only to pitch them in some darkened neighbor’s yard before you ever reached home?)

Topics: Event Marketing Materials Promotional Swag Kit Assembly

5 Ways Marketing Benefits from a DAM System

A Digital Asset Management (DAM) system is every marketer’s savior.

This software solution helps companies create, manage, upload, file, store and share their digital content on any platform. A DAM (or sometimes called a MAM - Marketing Asset Management system) should be the central hub for all of your digital marketing files, including documents, logos, photos and other images, videos, and templates. The bigger your company, the more critical your DAM system. And marketers should be involved in the selection of the DAM provider – it’s not just an IT issue.Here are the 5 top ways marketers benefit from DAM.

Topics: Marketing Asset Management