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New Year, New TGI!

copystarsThe New Year is right around the corner! 2013 has been an awesome year for TGI because of our wonderful clients and coworkers, and we are looking forward to seeing what lies ahead in 2014. To kick off the New Year, we wanted to share what is in store for 2014, and take a look back at the past year, revisiting some of our high-points from 2013.

We are looking forward to 2014, and some great transformations at TGI: 

SUPER Wide Format:

imageRecently TGI purchased the HP Latex 3000, which will open new doors and lead to greater possibilities for our clients. We can now print larger materials, at higher speeds with incredible quality and competitive prices. This printer combines high volume and high quality printing, with all the environmental benefits of water-based inks. The environmental aspect is incredible! Outdoor advertising, retail POS/POP signage, events and exhibitions and wall coverings are just a few things that this new technology is allowing TGI to do on a larger level. To see our journey into the world of SUPER Wide Format and the capabilities, read our blog.

New Website Design:

We’re working hard to revamp our website, and updating the technology to better assist our clients and employees. Our website revamp will include more videos, be optimized for mobile, and feature more TGI products and services. Stay tuned for the new site!

New Construction:

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We are renovating here at TGI, due to our purchasing the new HP Latex 3000. We want to showcase that technology and all of the incredible products that it can produce, and so we are transforming our old kitchen/meeting space into a showroom for Super Wide Format. We are also converting our old lobby into a conference room. We can’t wait to show our clients our updated look!

In 2013, many campaigns and developments occurred at TGI: 

MarCore Webinar:

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TGI launched our first MarCore Webinar, The Art of Efficiency, about TGI’s MarCore online portals. We discussed the importance of web to print solutions, inventory control and eliminating obsolescence. We look forward to hosting more webinars in the future.

New Technology:

Staying on top of industry trends is important to us, and we are constantly searching for the latest technology. Over the summer, TGI visited the HP Headquarters in Atlanta. Our goal was to scope out a new Latex printer and the latest in HP equipment, but we came back with something SUPER!

St. Jeanne Jugan Award:

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TGI received the St. Jeanne Jugan Award by The Little Sisters of the Poor for being faithful benefactors since 2010. It was a great honor for TGI to receive this award.We proudly display the plaque at TGI and look forward to continuing our support for The Little Sisters of the Poor.

TGI went Social:

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Inspired by the opportunities to learn, listen and to provide solutions or ideas to our clients, we turned our attention to Social Media. Over the summer, we made it our goal to build and maintain relationships with our clients by developing educational blogs that would highlight digital, print and marketing trends. TGI’s Social Media presence has opened new doors for our clients to stay in touch with us.

It has been a great 2013, and in 2014 we are looking forward to showcasing our new technology and capabilities.  In the spring, we hope you will join us for our Open House!

 Stay tuned for the latest news from TGI, and we wish you all a wonderful and successful 2014!

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Big Orders = Big Waste!

According to the CMO Council , 73% of companies do not track obsolescence of marketing materials, and of those that do, forty percent say they waste 20% or more of their marketing materials because of obsolescence.moneywaste

How much money are you throwing away year after year? Marketers develop materials to aid in the marketing of products. They strive to provide the most timely, up-to-date content to customers and prospects. Yet they waste time and money by over-ordering or underutilizing their sales and marketing materials. Old materials are a WASTE! They tend to be over-stored, destroyed or ignored, being left to occupy costly space in warehouses and offices.

High levels of waste are caused by:

  • Disorganization, causing limited access to material usage information.
  • Lack of visibility into the processing of marketing materials
  • The inability to forecast and manage current and future material usage.In the current business climate, where most organizations are slimming down and cutting budgets, marketers are thinking smart, seeking opportunities to reapply their budgets as needed. Redistributing costs that were once focused on over-produced and outdated marketing materials.What companies need to develop is some organization, by managing obsolescence and developing a print on demand strategy, you will eliminate over- spending and over-ordering. Online ordering systems allow for better planning, inventory management and tracking of materials. Visibility allows to know when materials arrive and how many will be processed and stored.Printing on demand allows time and money savings, plus focusing more time on sales strategies. Your profits will grow by cutting costs and generating revenue, allowing for efficient sales enablement. It also creates a better experience for your customer, by saving them time on ordering materials, and money by eliminating over ordering and storage costs.

    Say no to wasting marketing materials! Grow your profits, and manage your obsolescence by developing a new strategy for your company.

    What can MarCore™ do for you?

    1. Cut your costs and generate revenue.
    2. Track materials and manage your inventory.
    3. Save time and money for your clients.
    4. Re-distribute marketing costs that were once focused on old materials.
    5. Eliminate waste

    To learn more about marketing portals, join us September 12, 2013, for our Webinar, The Art of Efficiency. TGI, alongside of Kate Dunn, from InfoTrends, will explore how other corporations have streamlined their supply chain, reduced costs and improved service to end users through a marketing portal.

    Sign up Today: http://bit.ly/TGIwebinar