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About ben

Ben Fellowes is a seasoned designer, writer, and marketing expert. He's designed and produced content for some of the worlds top agencies and marketing companies. He's currently working (and getting his fair English skin burned) in Southern California! He loves art, punk rock, horror films, Sci-Fi, comic books, real beer, cooking, eating, laughing, and crying (sometimes!)

Marketing yourself, your band, or your business with DVD /CD printing

May 10, 2012

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An article that lists some of the ways to use DVD and CD insert printing to market your band, business, or yourself. See great examples of how other people have created CD’s and DVD’s for their art and business projects.

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5 BIG BUSINESS CARD MISTAKES!

May 8, 2012

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The business card! That ancient print object that has been hooking-people-up for centuries can be both a thing of simple beauty and a hideous design Medusa that turns all tasteful sensibilities to stone! While I don’t purport to be the world’s greatest design expert, I’ve been in the design and marketing business long enough to [...]

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How to Create an Effective Sell Sheet

May 1, 2012

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What is a sell sheet? Typically, a sell-sheet is similar to a single-page brochure that presents information about your products, company, and the services you are offering. A sell sheet is usually used as a sales tool for sales and marketing people to present their company and the product or service they are selling. Simply [...]

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3 of the Best Mothers Day Marketing Products

April 24, 2012

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On Sunday, May 13th, family members will be running around like headless chickens trying to find the ideal gift to buy mom or trying to find a restaurant that isn’t completely booked up for Mother’s Day breakfast. Your business shouldn’t miss out on this massive marketing opportunity. Here are 3 effective print marketing ideas to send to your customers this Mother’s Day.

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Design Tutorial 2: Avant-Garde Club Flyer Photoshop Tutorial

April 17, 2012

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Free Photoshop tutorial; create an Avant Garde flyer, incorporating some hand-drawn elements. No complex techniques involved in this PSD design but the overall effect is impressive.

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Top 50 Fan Art Movie Posters

April 10, 2012

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These particular poster designs have been created by extremely talented artists and designers who have used amazing visual language, artistic skill, and conceptual thinking to create some inspirational work. I hope that these designs inspire you in your own poster design work!

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30 Cool Logo Sticker Promotions

April 3, 2012

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30 examples of the sticker as a simple but brilliant promotion! Whether you use it as a portable branding device, a guerrilla marketing tool, or a product label, it has an eye-catching appeal that makes it hard to ignore.

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Top 3 Print Products for Marketing your Photography Business

March 23, 2012

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As the summer season nears, sending examples of photography work to clients and customers should be a no-brainer. Great imagery defines the photographer and sending people examples of this imagery is essential.

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East Coast Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

March 13, 2012

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Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 was a great day for NextDayFlyers. It marked the official opening of our new state-of-the-art , sun-powered facility at 435 N. Midland Avenuue in Saddle Brook, New Jersey.

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Design Tutorial 1: Black and White Flyer Design using Vectors and Pixels

March 6, 2012

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Background I needed to create a different looking club flyer design for a nightclub owner who didn’t want the typical “sexy-girl” look. The club in question played a lot of ambient, jungle, and dub-step stuff – the kind of dance music for the student and musically-sophisticated club crowd in Miami. This is not the version [...]

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Can Print Marketing & Digital Marketing Work Together?

February 14, 2012

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In this brave new digital age it’s really easy to forget the importance of print marketing. As technology becomes ever more sophisticated, businesses should consider using print, not as an alternative to digital, but as a way of bridging the gap between these two essential marketing tools. My own experiences in digital marketing reflect how [...]

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10 Tips for Creating your Brochure

January 31, 2012

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The impact of your brochure has to be immediate if it is going to capture the interest of the customer. You have to offer something valuable to the customer to make them look inside. Here’s 10 tips on creating a better brochure message and design.

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5 Steps to Designing your Business Card

January 24, 2012

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The business card is often one of the first things that non-professionals or design beginners will try to design themselves. Here’s 5 essential rules to consider before designing your business card.

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NEW facility in New Jersey – NextDayFlyers is now printing Coast-to-Coast!

January 17, 2012

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Calling all East Coast business professionals, resellers, brokers, and designers! Our new facility in Saddle Brook, New Jersey is up-and-running and ready to provide customers with reduced shipping and will call pick-up orders. NextDayFlyers has always been the print choice for demanding professionals who need offset quality print products delivered to them in a hurry. [...]

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Awful New Fonts

December 14, 2011

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It would be really easy to write yet another blog post about Comic Sans and Papyrus. How, as designers, we feel like “throwing- up in our mouths” whenever we see someone use Jokerman or Curlz MT in a shop window or on a business card. However, the design world is a world full of bad [...]

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