Lithtex Printing Solutions

Marketing Beyond Demographics

There’s a difference between knowing your target audience and knowing your target audience.

It’s similar to the different levels of knowing your spouse—there’s the newlywed phase where you’re still learning that they sleep in their socks and hate lima beans and then there’s the been-married-25-years phase where you can be completely uninhibited and walk around in your undies.
As marketers, you should strive for the undies-level of knowledge of your target market. (No, we’re not saying you should show up to your next meeting pantless). But you should know them beyond simple demographics.

Demographics tell you their most basic information—age, gender, geographic location, etc.—and chances are, your business is already utilizing these stats on your existing customers.

Psychographics, however, delve deeper. Including information such as lifestyle choices, behaviors, internal attitudes, what motivates them to buy, psychographics give you insight into why they buy whereas demographics is simply who’s buying.

Utilizing a combination of psychographics and demographics allows you to create a richer brand experience for consumers.

How do you go about compiling psychographics? A survey is the easiest method. Send one out to your current available email list asking them questions such as:

  • What made them decide to buy your product?
  • What do they like about your competitor’s product?
  • What are their interests, hobbies or pastimes?
  • Are they extroverted or introverted? Analytical or emotional? Etc.
  • What kind of environment do they thrive in?

Other methods of obtaining useful psychographic information would include oral interviews, focus groups or employee observations. Pick the method that’s most effective for your company.

And remember, in using a combination of both demographics and psychographics, you’re getting a leg up on the competition and gaining a deeper understanding of your current and future clients. In searching for a deeper understanding of what makes your customers tick, you’re striving to maximize the potential of your business. The more you know them, the easier it is to allow your business to satisfy their wants and needs.

Welcome to Lithtex Printing!

The art of printing is not in the press. Or fancy die cuts, or bindery, either. Instead, it’s using printing to make business happen. At Lithtex, printing is about more than just ink and paper - it’s about creating business solutions, and getting results.

Lithtex Printing Solutions was founded in 1973 in Beaverton, Oregon by Les Davis. Originally established as a quick-print shop, we quickly became known as a leading local resource for the fast-turnaround printing needs of local businesses.

Over the years our reputation for top-notch work grew, so did the company. As other printers struggled to compete in a changing marketplace, We acquired more equipment, employees and clients, to become among the largest local printing companies.

Lithtex has always been committed to keeping up with the latest printing technology. As the local business climate changed in the late 1990’s, client budgets tightened, demand for return on investment rose, and technology quickly advanced. Foreseeing a change in the printing needs of businesses large and small, Lithtex evolved by adding digital equipment to its extensive offset printing capabilities to support the emerging need for short-run quality printing—thereby establishing itself as the business-solution driven printing company.

In 2001, we expanded operations and built a 50,000 square foot state-of-the-art printing facility. Today, that facility is Lithtex’s headquarters for developing business solutions for its clients.

In 2010 we were rewarded Hillsboro's "Business of the Year" by the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce. a recognition that we are extremely proud of.

Today, Lithtex continues to be a recognized leader of solution-oriented printing.

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Lithtex Printing Solutions
6770 NW Century Blvd Hillsboro, OR 97124
Main (503) 641-5367
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