In the last few years, digital marketing became more predominant leaving traditional print behind. That doesn’t mean the print itself disappeared, however. It evolved, to enable print service providers to keep up with the competition and situation on the market.
So what happened?
Communications and media today are inextricably intertwined. As advertising agencies and marketing departments have begun looking for new ways to reach wider audiences, turning to print to provide new services above and beyond its traditional role, print service providers have realised the need for change, and focused their attention on expanding their range of products and services designed to address the latest marketing trends.
This has created a ‘perfect storm’ in which digital marketing has met modernised print, and together the two have created a baseline for transforming businesses and hitting targets once viewed as unachievable.
The sheer range of services that can now be provided with the latest printing technology and marketing is astonishing. The question, however, is how print service providers and marketers should work together towards a common goal, and how print, web, social networks, e-mail and SMS can be linked.
The answer is by embracing Cross Media.
With help from Konica Minolta, you can now offer new services with the range and capabilities to tackle the challenges of cross-media marketing. With our innovative printing solutions, you can help your clients reach their target audience using the individual’s preferred method of communication—no matter whether that’s social media, instant messages, e-mail or traditional print.
What makes the solution run so smoothly is the fact that applications are deployed as a SaaS. That means you don’t have to deal with server-related headaches and huge costs when implementing professional printing solutions.
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Explore the countless different ways in which Konica Minolta software products could improve your operations. Konica Minolta solves the problems of your company, matches different working styles, and offers software solutions meeting the needs of your industry. By prioritising your needs at all times, Konica Minolta meets the software requirements of even the most demanding global organisations. Using the system, you can keep a lid on the cost of any printed or copied output, create advanced security measures to ensure sensitive documents don’t fall into unauthorised hands, and more.
Our experienced, knowledgeable specialist staff will answer any questions you may have, and show you how to operate your product. Our services function for your benefit, within a support system designed to ensure you and your company benefit fully from the solutions. We offer a range of different services, including optimised print services to combine your consulting; hardware and software implementation; workflow management to lower your document spending; and smart security services, to keep your business safe.
With Konica Minolta’s cross-media solutions, you can experience how media, pre-press, print and digital blend together perfectly to give you complete control of all your printing processes. This lets you combine content, design, visual layout, colour and size to create personalised promo messages to turn your target audience into loyal customers.
With our quality marketing production tools, you can enhance customer communication and respond to their needs accordingly, with automated responses based on customers’ actions making such assignments far easier. You can now seamlessly create, deploy and report on all promo content, including direct e-mails, newsletters, SMS and instant messages, augmented reality, PURLs, NFC tags and QR codes—and all via a single platform.
The centralised dashboard means you can manage multiple printing processes and automate all those tedious and repetitive manual tasks.
Automatically triggered e-mails are designed to reach your customers at the right time
Data sets collected from clicks to any hosted landing page are immediately appended back to the customer contact record in the database
Personalised URLs and general URLs are generated on-demand within the platform and easily integrated into an e-mail or direct mail campaign
Text messages are sent to customers, either as a general message or customised to the recipient
Web pages supporting your marketing campaign are hosted within the system
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DIGITAL1234 presents you with four simple steps to more business. Konica Minolta’s business development program has been designed to enable print providers to thrive in their businesses.
It takes an opportunity-based approach, showing customers in four practical steps how to identify, assess, justify and implement new business opportunities. All you have to do is register once to obtain all this valuable information – free of any obligation or expense.
Four steps to build your business:
Why does it make sound business sense to look into a specific opportunity for growing your business? We offer a number of White Papers dealing with a wide range of topics, such as Web to Print, Variable Data Printing, Workflow Automation, Inline Finishing and Book Publishing.
How does this business opportunity fit into my existing operational setup? Our Assessment Guides, written by independent industry experts, will help you to assess in practical terms if your business is ready for a particular new business opportunity, for example Web to Print.
How have other print providers profited from a particular new business opportunity? Read how other customers similar to yourself have benefited in case studies from the different business opportunities fields. Then you can judge for yourself if the investment is worthwhile.
Want to ensure successful implementation while avoiding pitfalls which can lead to disappointments? A step-by-step Implementation Guide written by an independent industry specialist will enable you to put the new business opportunity into practice in your company. Because implementing a new business opportunity can be a complex business, of course, we also offer you practical support throughout the implementation stage.
In this digital era there are good business reasons for communicating through multiple channels, and not just via paper-based media. The fast-growing cross-media sector offers traditional print service providers (PSPs) a great opportunity to offer their customers a genuine added-value service.
One particularly profitable area is inbound or permission marketing. The biggest benefit of adding cross-media services to your portfolio is that you become an all-in solutions supplier offering more relevant and effective communications through multiple touchpoints.
How your customers benefit from cross-media services:
How you profit from cross-media services:
Offering your customers cross-media services not only extends your portfolio but also opens the door to more intensive customer relationships.
Transform your print service into a marketing service provider with the help of Konica Minolta. Conduct complex marketing campaigns and deliver higher ROIs. Contact us today and discover the endless new ways of automating your marketing. If you think you could benefit with some advice on how to grow your cross-media capacity with the Digital1234 programme, please Contact us to make an appointment with a Konica Minolta representative.
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