Thursday, December 29, 2011

Marketing tip for the New Year from Creative Alliance Design in Lake Zurich

Here's an easy tip to get you started out right for the New Year.  Send out a direct mailing thanking your customers for their patronage in 2011 and sharing what you hope to bring them in 2012. Make sure you’re top of mind as the New Year hits.

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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Business goals for 2012

"If you don't change the path you're travelling, you'll end up where you're going."

Simply put, if you don't change how you do things, then your results won't change either.
So, if your business isn't profitable, then you're probably headed down the wrong path.

If you want 2012 to be different than 2011, than you need to make a change.

I would love for you to look back at this time next year, and think about how you were able to:
increase your sales, get and keep quality customers, and improve your marketing plan.
In 2012, focus on your own thriving business, and forget about the competition.

Happy New Year from Creative Alliance Graphic Design in Lake Zurich, Illinois!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

shameless self promotion

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Rush out and get one NOW!!! Makes a great gift. But wait! If you order now, we'll also include these two mini pairing knives, great for carving up the competition during the bidding process. Don't be fooled by cheap imitations, there can be only one. Get yours Today!


Friday, December 23, 2011

you tube is great for your seo

Manta suggests that people have the tendency to watch videos over reading text, so you might consider using YouTube to promote your business. It can give people a stronger sense of your business and can set you up as an expert in your field. And that means more sales. This approach is especially effective in reaching out to young audiences.
What they fail to mention is that YouTube's keywords are ranked really high with Google.  Many times YouTube videos get better Google page 1 rankings than the 'organic' website.  If you haven't posted a video for your business to YouTube, you're missing out! can help you with your marketing and setting up a YouTube video for you.  Contact us for more information.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

holiday cards

Still time for personalized holiday cards...but act fast!  I have lots of templates to choose from if you are in need.
Photo cards, uniquely shaped cards, flat cards, folded cards, I have designs ready to go for them all!  Message me if you are interested in a personalized Christmas card, Hanukah card or New Year card - which is a great way to go if you are short on time.   We've sent out personalized New Year cards instead of the traditional holiday card many times!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Creative Alliance Graphic Design joins forces with Red Barn Videos

Welcome Rudy Viereckl with Red Barn Videos in Batavia to our list of happy customers.  Rudy is starting a videography business and is offering to video up to 3 FREE weddings!  If you want to see if you can get on Rudy's FREE list, email him at Rudy Viereckl <>.

I'm happy to be working with Rudy on his new venture and creating a stellar website for him, due up Jan. 1!

To see more of the Creative Alliance portfolio, please visit  or email me for more information at

We are located in Lake Zurich and design websites, all advertising and marketing materials and the ever popular CUSTOM QR CODES!!!

Thanks for reading.