The truth about direct mail marketing campaigns – still effective after all of these years; and yes, even to millennials

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There has been quite a backlash from The New York Times blockbuster article last weekend claiming that social media giant sites Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and others routinely look the other way (some would say even encourage) when fake and paid-for profiles make up a significant portion of a member’s group of followers. Part of the narrative is that internet marketing numbers have been over-hyped from the beginning, and that this latest expose should come as no surprise to anyone who has followed the history of online marketing.

The overstating of subscriber and follower numbers and impact is a reminder that there are other, often more reliable forms of marketing that are available to your business. With the right advisor to guide you while also helping you to create, design and execute a highly effective Direct Mail marketing campaign, you can reap significant financial benefits from your marketing budget. In the West Palm Beach market, Print It Plus is one of the very few printing, branding, advertising and marketing companies that has the expertise in all of those areas to help you maximize your return on investment on your direct mail campaign.

Is it true that direct mail can still be an effective and cost-effective marketing tool for your business? Yes. And do not take our word for it. There have been numerous studies conducted by well-respected companies in recent years highlighting that even millennials – yes, millennials! – read and utilize information and coupons they receive in their physical mailboxes. How attracted to direct mail are millennials?

Recent studies report the following data:

A study cited in a 2013 article in Compu-Mail shows:

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  • 90% of Millennials said they would prefer postal delivery over email when receiving promotional items. (Source)
  • 82 percent of Millennials read direct mail from retail brands and more than half (54 percent) look forward to receiving hard-copy retail catalogs in the mail. (Source)
  • 73% of Millennials use direct mail coupons when making purchases. (Source)
  • 63% of Millennials who responded to a direct mail piece within the past three months made a purchase. (Source)
  • 90 percent of Millennials think direct mail advertising is reliable. (Source)
  • Those ages 18 to 21 read mailings immediately 62 percent of the time. (Source)
  • 25% of Millennials consider reading direct mail a leisure activity. (Source)
  • 80% of Millennials want brands to entertain them, and they find direct mail entertaining. (Source)


The bottom line is that a well-strategized plan using Direct Mail and/or Every Door Direct Mail campaigns will get your business a significant amount of exposure to potential customers, even when they are millennials.

At Print It Plus we can help you with all of your marketing ideas, including showing you how to incorporate a powerful direct mail campaign into your plan for 2018. In addition to our knowledge of every door direct mail (EDDM) and all other aspects of direct mail, we offer custom design and production for all of your marketing pieces including on vehicle wraps, posters, banners, signs and all printed materials. We also offer mailing, branding, business stationery and business cards, marketing collateral, variable data printing, promotional products, websites and secure web form services for medical offices.  It is our pleasure to service the entire Palm Beach County, Florida area and beyond including Royal Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Wellington, Loxahatchee, Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Lake Worth, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Jupiter and Boca Raton. Ask about our free pick-up and delivery throughout the county on your order, as well!

To talk with our account team, one of our designers or to place an order, contact us today by calling us at (561) 790-0884. You can also visit our website at HTTP://WWW.PRINTITPLUS.COM or email us at We look forward to helping you CREATE INFINITE POSSIBILITIES throughout this new year of 2018 and well into the future!


Here are links to the two articles mentioned above:



Here are links to four other articles with more data which further supports millennials’ attraction for and significant usage of direct mail.






Vehicle wraps from Print It Plus – an eye-catching yet inexpensive way to gain significant ongoing positive marketing for your business in 2018 and beyond

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One of the most important jobs we do for our clients at Print It Plus is to utilize our 30 years of expertise to guide you to the marketing, advertising and branding ideas that afford you the greatest return on investment. We realize that each and every one of you has a limited budget – and you need that limited budget to produce the maximum results possible. This desire to help you maximize your return on investment (ROI) is why we offer the wide range of products and services that we do.

This desire is also why we add products and services to our already impressive array of offerings when we see the potential for significant ROI for you. And this is why we added vehicle wraps to our product line several years ago.

Vehicle wraps allow you to continually advertise your business – every day for years – to your current and potential customers while just incurring cost one time. Done well, vehicle wraps can be one of the most productive pieces of your marketing plan and budget in 2018, and beyond.

At Print It Plus we offer you that rare combination of expertise in all phases of the vehicle wrap, from conception through design to the actual application and finished product. Our clients that have already gotten their cars, trucks or vans wrapped have not only been amazed with the combination of visual appeal and durability of their wraps (of course we only use the best wrapping material AND we guarantee our work, as always), but also by the response from their current AND potential customers.

A great example of the positive results vehicle wraps can have for your business happened recently to our local restaurant client Tree’s Wings & Ribs.

General Manager Erin Townsend related a story highlighting this exact point: “Just last week we had a long-time customer call in and remark that they did not realize that we delivered to their neighborhood until they saw our delivery vehicle going by their house.”

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“They booked a party tray for the next weekend. And that is by far not the only example,” She said. “Without question, the new vehicle wraps have increased our visibility, our brand and our business far more than we would have thought possible. Print It Plus did a wonderful job!”

An eye-catching, professional-looking vehicle wrap designed and installed by Print It Plus can have that same impact on your business, too.

If you have not incorporated vehicle wraps and/or decals into the marketing of your business, then you are missing out on opportunities to grow your brand and more importantly your profits. And now at the beginning of a new year is a great time to work with our professionals at Print It Plus to create a wrap for one vehicle, or your whole fleet.

At Print It Plus we can help you with all of your promotional ideas now, and throughout the whole year. In addition to our custom design on vehicle wraps, we offer design and production of posters, banners, signs and all printed materials. We also offer mailing, direct mail campaigns, marketing collateral, variable data printing, promotional products, websites and secure web form services for medical offices.  It is our pleasure to service the entire Palm Beach County, Florida area and beyond including Royal Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Wellington, Loxahatchee, Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Lake Worth, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Jupiter and Boca Raton. Ask about our free pick-up and delivery throughout the county on your order, as well!

To talk with our account team, one of our designers or to place an order, contact us today by calling us at (561) 790-0884. You can also visit our website at HTTP://WWW.PRINTITPLUS.COM or email us at We look forward to helping you CREATE INFINITE POSSIBILITIES throughout 2018 and for many years to come!

Print It Plus Celebrates 30-year Anniversary in Palm Beach County!

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We are proud to announce that 2018 marks its 30th year in business in Palm Beach County! Founded in 1988 by David and Kimberly Leland, Print It Plus has come a long way in 30 years – while never losing sight of our mission to bring high-quality, locally-based products and services to the Palm Beach County business community.

“Honestly, our 30 years in business here in Royal Palm Beach has been an amazing experience,” Kimberly said in a recent interview. “Not only is this a wonderful community, but we have really enjoyed working with individuals and businesses in helping to better this community. Helping local businesses grow and become successful has been very rewarding for us personally as well as professionally.”

We officially opened the doors to Print It Plus in October of 1988 in the same location where our business still resides today – 11420 Okeechobee Boulevard near the heart of the Village of Royal Palm Beach.

“Back when we started we were a two-person operation: I was out on the road during the day, while Kimberly waited on customers here at the shop,” David reminisced. “At night, I would run the printing presses while Kimberly did the typesetting. Our 3 kids would be doing the homework, eating their dinner or watching TV in the back. When they were old enough they would help us with some of the work.”

“As area residents, as well as local small business owners, Kim and I are extremely proud to be celebrating this milestone of 30 years,” said David. “We’re proud to say we’ve grown and evolved as technology has changed, and we look forward to serving this wonderful community well into the future.”

He continued, “We have gone through good times and bad, including one of the worst economic downturns of our lives (the Recession from 2008-2010) – and we survived because we have built such a foundation in this community of not only volunteering and supporting our community and it showed that it supported us during the hard times or we probably would not have survived like so many other businesses didn’t. It is nice that we are still getting the support from our local Village, and our local businesses”

We credit our team’s commitment to offering the highest quality and best customer service on a daily basis to continue building on our company’s winning formula. Today, Print It Plus employs local experts and has expanded its product and service offerings to include vehicle wraps, graphic design, branding, website, multi-media marketing, advertising, promotional products and of course, printing – most of which are produced onsite or sourced locally.

“We give tours of our operation, and people are always amazed to see what goes into creating great printed and branded products,” said Vice President Kimberly Leland. “It takes a combination of excellent customer service, designers, as well as, state-of-the-art equipment.”

Come in any time during business hours and we will be happy to work with you to create a winning marketing strategy, and/or take you on a guided tour of our facility. We specialize in turning your printing, branding, marketing and advertising ideas into profitable solutions for your company.

Print It Plus will help you grow your company by finding the best marketing and advertising products and services for your situation in Palm Beach County – from Royal Palm Beach to Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Jupiter, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Lake Worth, Loxahatchee and everywhere in between. We provide virtually any product or service imaginable to communicate with your clients, employees, stockholders, and vendors.  We are experts at corporate identity pieces, branding, marketing, printing and design. For more information about Print It Plus, contact Kimberly Leland at, by calling (561) 790-0884, or go to our website at

We wish all of you a happy and prosperous 2018!

Print It Plus participating in 30th Annual Dinner Dance to benefit Wellington Boys & Girls Club at Polo Club tonight

30th Wellington Dinner Dance

The 30th annual Dinner Dance to benefit the Neil S. Hirsch Family Boys & Girls Club in Wellington will be held tonight at the International Polo Club of Palm Beach. The proceeds will once again help the club serve an additional 150 Wellington children in 2017. Thanks to the generosity of the attendees and volunteers, last year’s event generated an estimated $250,000.

For three decades this event, the largest yearly fundraising event benefitting the Neil S. Hirsch Family Boys & Girls Club calendar, has brought together both supporters and philanthropists of the Boys & Girls Club of Wellington for an evening of cocktails, silent and live auctions, dinner and dancing. This year, the event committee is happy to announce that the highly-regarded band HyRyze will provide the musical entertainment.

The 13 Boys & Girls Clubs in Palm Beach County offer “a variety of services for local children during non-school hours, as well as summer camp opportunities, to nearly 8,000 boys and girls from ages 6 to 18. The Clubs emphasize educational, vocational, social, recreational, health, leadership, and character building skills in a positive and safe atmosphere. Through quality programs, the Club experience gives children the guidance they need to make a healthy transition from childhood to young adulthood,” according to the article announcing tonight’s event in The Palm Beach Post.

This year’s Wellington Dinner Dance is thankful to have the support of Georgina Bloomberg, Complete Healthcare for Women, the Neil S. Hirsch Family Foundation, Marley & Brett Overman, Palms West Hospital, Sheriff Ric and Dorothy Bradshaw, Julie Kime, Palms West Hospital, the William H. Pitt Foundation, South Florida Radiation Oncology, WEP Polo Operations LLC, Adams, Coogler, Watson, Merkel, Barry and Kellner, the Center for Bone & Joint Surgery, Diagnostic Centers of America, the Florida Power & Light Company, the Florida Sugar Cane League, James J. Goad M.D., the Center for Advanced Surgical Care, Independent Imaging, Infectious Disease Consultants, Palm Beach Urology Associates, Illustrated Properties Charities, Wellington Regional Medical Center, Wellington Florist and us at Print It Plus.

The events Co-Chairpersons include Georgina Bloomberg, Nicolette Goldfarb, Eric and Jennifer Goldman, and Marley Goodman-Overman. Honorary Chairpersons are Dr. Edward and Maria Becker, Dr. Colette Brown-Graham, Julie Kime, and Dr. Daxa Patel.

Print It Plus is proud to be involved with this special evening, as a sponsor and participant. Co-owner Kimberly Leland has once again served as a volunteer member of the event committee helping to put this wonderful dinner dance together. Print It Plus has been actively involved with the Neil S. Hirsch Family Boys & Girls Club Dinner Dance in Wellington for the last 4 years.

For more information including tickets and sponsorship opportunities still available for this event, please contact Christine Martin, Director of Special Events for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach at 561-683-3287 or or visit

To read the entire article about this event in the Palm Beach Post go to:

About the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County
Founded in 1971, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County is a not-for profit youth development organization dedicated to promoting the educational, vocational, health leadership and character of boys and girls in a safe, nurturing environment. The Clubs provide more than a safe, fun and constructive alternative to being home alone – they offer a variety of award-winning developmental programs to help youth build skills, self-esteem and values during critical periods of growth. The thirteen Boys & Girls Clubs throughout Palm Beach County serve more than 8,000 under-privileged children locally ages 6-18. For more information, please visit or call 561-683-3287.

You want success in your business in 2018? Set up your marketing budget monthly so it works the whole year through

12 Months of Marketing Planning for 2018

As 2017 draws to a close this is a time to look backward and forward in your business. You look back at the year that has just passed and evaluate your company’s performance. What events did you plan for? Which ones took you by surprise? Did you do better than you projected coming into the year, or worse?

Just as importantly, your projections and plans for 2018 should already be well under way. One of the most important aspects of your business plan for next year should be your Marketing Plan. Particularly if the budget you are allocating for marketing is limited.

Why? Because an unfocused marketing plan can cost your company a fortune as you spend money in areas that are not giving the return on investment needed while not allocating enough funds in areas that would yield higher results.

Have you gotten as far as deciding on your budget? If yes, great. If not, that is ok – but you certainly want to have at least a general idea working toward a realistic amount that you are ready to move forward with by the beginning of the year. The most important aspect of deciding on your budget is: be realistic, but do not be too tight. You may have grand marketing plans for the new year, but if you don’t have the budget set correctly, you will run out of money for marketing long before 2018 ends… and most likely with an inadequate return on investment (ROI).

Therefore, your marketing “Game Plan” should include monthly budgets that make up the larger yearly budget. In this way you can budget for a variety of different marketing efforts that may include: a new or updated/upgraded website; a direct mail campaign; a vehicle wrap for your vehicle, or your entire fleet; new or updated branding; advertising in focused areas, either through more traditional outlets (magazines, newspapers or banners) or on the internet through social media advertising or banner ads.

If you budget correctly you will even have enough left for some memorable promotional gifts for your valued clients, future clients, vendors and/or employees when the 2018 holiday season rolls around next year.

One last thing: you must always remember to “Measure Your Results” of every campaign. Also known as Metrics, these measurements are another area where many companies, particularly small companies where the owner and management wear multiple hats, tend to forget. Not measuring a marketing campaign’s results can cost you money and results.

In fact, that is such a big mistake that the very future of your company may depend on the accuracy of your measuring the results of each and every one of your marketing campaigns. Why? Because running marketing campaigns that do not produce enough ROI can doom a company to a financial setback that it can never recover from.

Creating and implementing integrated successful marketing campaigns throughout 2018 and beyond can be the life blood of your business. In the modern world, there are countless platforms for advertising and communicating with potential clients. A well-orchestrated campaign will not only reach a large audience, but it will also help increase brand recognition and drive people to your company. The New Year offers a perfect opportunity to get started with a bang by putting an effective, multi-faceted marketing campaign to work for your business.

At Print it Plus we love to help you convert your ideas into a cohesive, integrated marketing plan. We work with you not just at the beginning of the year, but for the entire year through to the end.  We help to build the brand of your company through a variety of print, mail, direct mail, vehicle wraps, advertising, marketing campaigns and superior website design.

We work with companies from Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, West Palm Beach, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, Belle Glade, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter and Stuart, Florida to help them maximize their marketing, printing, advertising and branding efforts.

Contact us at HTTP://WWW.PRINTITPLUS.COM to learn more about how we can help YOU to CREATE INFINITE POSSIBILITIES in 2018… and beyond!

All of us at Print It Plus wish all of you a very Happy Holidays and Joyous New Year

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From our family at Print It Plus we wish all of you a very happy, healthy and festive holiday season full of family and friends, warmth and good cheer.

And may this season lead into a wonderful and prosperous New Year… as we look forward to celebrating our 30th year in business here in Royal Palm Beach!



34th Annual Wellington holiday parade is almost here, and once again Print It Plus is proud to be a participant and a sponsor!

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The beginning of December is here, and that means we are right in the middle of the annual holiday season. If you live in the Wellington, Florida area that also means it must be time for another festive annual event: the annual Wellington Holiday Parade!


Once again, the Village of Wellington and the Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce are excited to co-host the 34th annual Wellington Holiday Parade this coming Sunday, December 10th, 2017. The theme of this year’s parade is “A World of Make Believe”. Over 25,000 people are expected to view the parade, which includes many notables including Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw. There will also be a special parade guest, pitcher Brad Peacock from the 2017 World Series Champion Houston Astros.


David and Kim Leland, co-owners of Print It Plus, a locally-owned and operated print, advertising and marketing company for the last 3 decades were excited to once again help in the planning and coordination of this year’s parade. In an interesting twist, daughter Kayla and son-in-law Chris Pragid will be taking the mantle of co-head Facilitators of the parade this year, keeping that important job in the family. This year it will be Chris and Kayla who will be helping the parade chairman to coordinate the over 2,500 participants, getting them lined up and released in proper order and time from 5 different staging areas. In addition Kayla will take on Kim’s usual role of overseeing that other parade participant needs get met, including making sure there is ample water for everyone involved.


The festivities start in Holiday Park at the Wellington Ampitheater from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There will be food, music and Arts & Crafts. The parade itself starts at 1:30 p.m. The parade includes local area marching bands, decorative floats, dancing groups and much more!


For those of you who live on and around the parade route in Wellington, please note that Forest Hill Blvd. and a number of the surrounding roads will be closed at 1:00 p.m. to ensure the safety of those pedestrians who will be walking in and around the parade route.


For more information on this year’s parade visit or call (561) 790-6200 today. We look forward to seeing many of you out there having a great time celebrating A World of Make Believe and cheering on your favorite parade participants. We wish you a Happy and safe holiday season!


Print It Plus has been a proud and active member of the Central Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce and its former iterations for almost 30 years. David and Kim have worked with the Wellington holiday parade committee for over a decade. To learn more about all of our print, advertising and marketing products and services go to

Print It Plus hires successful business professional Regina Smit-Sio to head up Business Development

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Print It Plus is happy to announce and welcome Regina Smit-Sio as Director of Business Development (a newly created position within the company). Regina will be responsible for enhancing our relationships with our current client base while also growing and cultivating relationships with potential future clients.

She comes to Print It Plus with over 30 years of experience building marketing, sales and client bases and developing relationships for a variety of successful media, advertising and public relations firms, including her own.

“We are very excited to have Regina join our company as the new Director of Business Development – she brings a wealth of successful knowledge, experience and energy to our company,” stated Print It Plus co-owner David Leland. “Her talents are sure to make this newly created position a success, and further enhance our commitment to offering the best service to our current and future clients.”

Regina has a proven record of facilitating long term business relationships with both clients and industry leaders in south Florida, particularly in the Miami and West Palm Beach markets.  Her powerful can-do attitude, effervescent personality and tireless work ethic are assets that will complement and enhance Print It Plus’s ability to meet the needs of our clients as we continue to provide quality workmanship and service, and innovative products to the Palm Beach County, Florida marketplace.

“I believe that my extensive experience in a variety of working environments combined with my desire to help my clients develop and succeed fits in perfectly with the culture that David and Kim Leland have built here at Print It Plus over the last 30 years,” Regina said. “All three of us believe that we can only be successful long term if our clients are successful as well. Coming to Print It Plus is the perfect fit for me at this time in my career.”


About Print it Plus

Print it Plus is a provider of a wide range of advertising, marketing and printing “solutions”. They will help you grow your company by finding the best marketing and advertising products and services for your situation in Palm Beach County. Print It Plus is able to provide virtually any product or service imaginable to communicate with your clients, employees, stockholders, and/or vendors.  We are experts at corporate identity pieces, branding, marketing, printing and design. For more information about Print It Plus, contact Kimberly Leland at, by calling (561) 790-0884, or go to our website at

From all of us at Print It Plus – have a Happy, healthy and safe Thanksgiving holiday!

Happy Thanksgiving 2017

Thanksgiving is one of the most important times of year. A time when we give thanks for our family, our friends, and the many gifts that God has provided us throughout the year, including the chance to live here in this warm, beautiful paradise that is Palm Beach County and south Florida.

It is our fervent hope that each of you takes extra time to be kind and considerate, warm and compassionate to each and every person who touches into your life at this time – your loved ones, your neighbors and everyone you come in contact with.

Our Print It Plus family wishes you, your family and friends a very Happy, Healthy and Safe Thanksgiving and beginning to your holiday season!


Custom Calendars are one of the best gifts to keep you in front of your customers this holiday season

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One of the hardest things to do as a vendor is to stay in front of your customers on a daily basis so that when the time comes for them to purchase the products or services you offer, they think of you first. You know that you do not want to come across as overbearing, or pushy: you can quickly turn a valued customer into a lost customer if you make them feel harassed or pressured.

And yet being at the top of their minds when they are ready to purchase is a key to growing your business. Throughout our three decades in business in Palm Beach County we have been asked “what are the most successful ways to stay in front of my customers during the year without turning them off?”

Customized calendars are one of the best, most valuable, least offensive and cost-effective ways to stay in front of your customers. Calendars can serve as an excellent marketing piece. A calendar can be seen by dozens, if not hundreds, of people during its life cycle, exposing your brand and business in a stunning, beautiful way. Calendars also allow you to effectively convey the holiday spirit all year round to the people you care about the most.

At Print It Plus we have found that printed calendars stand the test of time as one of the most effective ways to accomplish this feat.  Calendars link your photographic life to your everyday life. You can create a calendar with your own pictures, pictures from your customer or vendor, or some other group that you know will keep you top of mind with the most important people in your life.

In addition, a printed, custom calendar is often faster and more straight-forward to use than electronic devices. Is it easier trying to convince someone to download your app to their phone, or handing them a ready-made calendar that they can hang on the wall or put on their desk and reference it literally at their fingertips any time they want? For most people, a printed calendar is still a vitally important piece of their personal organization.

We can produce custom calendars with your images. Or you may want to have calendars that advertise your business from a huge selection of our pre-made designs. Either way, we have the following full-calendar printing services available to you:

  • High-quality full color, offset and short-run digital color and black & white printing
  • Multiple options of premium paper stocks available
  • Multiple sizes and binding options
  • Very fast turnaround times

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AND RIGHT NOW our custom Calendars for 2018 are available for you to purchase at a special price! Go to to choose from one of wall or desk calendar options and receive incredible discount off our normal prices. And if you need more hands-on help, call us at (561) 790-0884 and we will get you connected with our award-winning design team to help you to design a beautiful calendar today.

At Print It Plus we can help you with all of your printed calendar and any other printing, advertising, direct mail, medical office and corporate gift ideas. We also do vehicle wraps for one vehicle or a whole fleet, and wide format banners and posters too. For 3 decades we have proudly served the entire Palm Beach County, Florida area and beyond including Royal Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Wellington, Loxahatchee, Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Lake Worth, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Jupiter, North Palm Beach, and Riviera Beach.

Contact us today by calling us at (561) 790-0884, visiting our website at HTTP://WWW.PRINTITPLUS.COM or by emailing us at We look forward to helping you CREATE INFINITE POSSIBILITIES this and every holiday season!