Posts Tagged ‘communication’

It’s a Wrap ~ Part 3! What Makes Maple Ridge Farms Tick? [INFOGRAPH]

Thank you for joining eClaire,  as she checked in with some of our team to find out what really happens at the “Farm”!   We hope you enjoyed a look behind the scenes, as much as we loved sharing our insights with you!  Read on to find out what our imprint, production, and company founder thinks about who we are, […]

Part 2! What Makes Maple Ridge Farms Tick? [INFOGRAPH]

      Listen in as eClaire speaks to some of our key team members, and find out what really happens here on the “Farm”. Read on to hear their insights:  

Keep Them Coming Back! 5 Easy Ways to Increase Customer Loyalty

When living into today’s age of technology, consumers have access to product information available 24/7. Whether it’s product selection and availability, pricing, customer reviews, or more, the internet has made it imperative to establish your place in the market. Customers are less likely to utilize your business if you haven’t earned their trust. And once […]

Effective Supplier-Distributor Teamwork

The promotional products industries business model is unusual. Just ask any outside B2B professional. Yet we know it works, and under most circumstances works well. Trust and teamwork are imperative for the promotional products business model to function well. The topic of trust is currently debated on social media. Trust that the supplier and distributor […]

Showing Up: Keys to Tradeshow Follow-up

2014 is officially here and the tradeshow season is under way.  Our team here at Maple Ridge Farms always looks forward to the opportunities to get out amongst our distributors and fellow suppliers.  It’s a chance to put faces to the names and voices we work so closely with, get great feedback on our products […]

Don’t Let Long Distance Deter You: Use Skype to Personally Connect with Clients and Suppliers

In the fall of 2004 I randomly selected a distributor as the guinea pig for an e-newsletter service we were developing for distributors. Tommy lived in Georgia and I lived in Chicago. We talked regularly at first – initially we prepared biweekly newsletters so we had a lot to discuss – and it wasn’t long before […]

Industry Resources

Promotional products distributors and suppliers need information on many different topics. Are you looking for a specific promotional product? Do you have a question about a certain type of imprint? Do you want to keep up on hot industry topics? Let’s take a look at a few excellent resources in our industry designed to answer […]

How to Prepare an Email Marketing Content Plan

 Cathy Cain-Blank of CC Marketing creates custom email communications for promotional products distributors and other small/midsize companies. She is a periodic contributor to the Maple Ridge Farms blog. Several times a week we’re contacted by marketers from companies of all sizes and types who are at a standstill in their efforts to launch or improve […]

Under Pressure: Using Communication Styles to Your Benefit

With the fourth quarter well underway, we often find ourselves stressed a bit more than usual.  It is more important than ever to take a moment and acknowledge how we are communicating with others (and how they communicate with us).  As part of our continued learning process here at Maple Ridge Farms, we recently participated […]

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