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Why Your Marketing Shouldn’t Be Like a Fireworks Display

Everyone loves a good fireworks display. People wait expectantly for them around the 4th of July every year because they’re flashy, exciting and fun. But shouldn’t marketing be flashy, exciting and fun, too?

Not exactly. While it’s always good to make a big impact with your marketing, there are several reasons why flashy marketing won’t get you the most bang for your buck (pardon the pun):

- Fireworks displays are over quickly. They’re absolutely mesmerizing for an hour or so, but then they’re over. Not to be seen again for another 365 days. With marketing, it’s much better to achieve a quieter consistency over a longer period of time than to use all of your resources on one big campaign.

- Fireworks displays really aren’t that memorable. If you think back on all of the fireworks displays you’ve seen in your life, maybe you’ll be able to think of one that was particularly great. But can you recall details of what the display actually looked like? Unless you have a freakishly good memory, probably not. In general, fireworks displays are pretty similar, making them blur together in your mind. It’s important to remember that even if your marketing is big and exciting, it’s not going to be memorable if other companies are using the same tactics. Figure out a way to differentiate your brand.

- Fireworks displays are for everyone. In terms of fireworks, this is pretty awesome. Typically displays are put on by communities so that whoever is around can see them. But the problem with sending out one large blanket marketing message is that you’re wasting time, money and energy. It’s okay to have mass appeal, but really do your research to identify the demographics of your target audience. Don’t just say you’re targeting people in your community. Who in your community? What do they like? How can you best reach them?

Now go have a hot dog, watch fireworks light up the sky and ponder how you can make your business’s marketing every bit as wonderful, but much more sustainable than the display.

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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