Allow me to officially introduce you to the newest addition to the MSCO family, Annie Dunning.
Annie interned with us last summer and made such a huge impression on the entire team that we just couldn’t let her get away. She astounded us with her natural ability to effortlessly translate her ideas into beautiful logos, websites, and package designs. After her summer at MSCO, she returned to Binghamton University in upstate New York. There, she completed her double major in Graphic Design and Economics while still finding time to complete projects for us on the side.
For as long as she can remember, she’s been drawn to the world of art and design. With a particular passion for typography and lettering as well as brand building and logo design, it’s safe to say that she’s found the perfect place to launch her career.
Outside of the office, Annie explores the world around her by discovering new music and traveling whenever she gets the chance. She stays active with things like soccer and spending as much time playing with puppies as she can. She also has a profound love of drinking… milkshakes.
We’re looking forward to watching Annie continue to grow as she truly finds herself as a designer here at MSCO.
See Annie’s professional portfolio at www.behance.net/Annie_Dunning.
Trade show marketing can be one of the most successful forms of marketing, but only if it is executed correctly. This execution goes far beyond the show itself – there needs to be a pre show and post show plan as well. At MSCO, our trade show marketing campaigns start the moment we begin entertaining the idea of attending a trade show or conference. That’s why we have so many trade show marketing success stories, our latest being the INTX show for our client US India Media.
For all clients, we start with extensive research into all show options. We know that this is a big expense for a lot of companies, so we always make sure that we select the best one for your brand. We search for the best attendees, topics/themes, exhibitors, location, etc. to put your company in front of. Next, we make sure that we’re taking full advantage of every pre show opportunity that the show is offering. This can include emailing the attendees, setting up meetings, writing and pitching press releases, social media outreach and utilizing anything else the show has to offer. We design amazing booths that are sure to catch everyone’s eye.
While we’re at the show, we help our clients with everything from booth set up and tear down. We do all that we can to drive traffic into our booth, and we definitely know how to work a room. After the show, we assist with all follow up initiatives. We send emails and make calls to everyone we met at the show and make sure to take advantage of any other post show services that the show has to offer. We truly provide full service trade show marketing.
During the first week of May, Patrick and I attended the INTX (the Internet and Television Expo) in Chicago with our client, US India Media. We worked hand-in-hand with both our client and the show to ensure that we saw success. One of the things I love most about attending a show is that you never know what to expect. Because of our attention to detail throughout the entire process, we came back with a stack of business cards full of potential leads, a handful of partnership opportunities and a meeting with a large company interested in acquiring our client’s company! As I said to begin with, trade show marketing really can be one of the most successful forms of marketing. Let us show you how it’s done!Read More
Our marketing services have recently attracted a few new companies that have joined our MSCO family. With the addition of these great businesses, we are now actively working with nearly fifty different clients, and we’re still growing! During the summer, we expect to continue the same growth we’ve seen over the last few months. Because of this, we’re looking to hire a new Account Executive and a group of marketing interns. We’re also going to be bringing a new designer in, so stay tuned for more details on that!
The reason we’re able to expand internally is because we offer such a large range of marketing services and have so many new companies working with us. Joining the ranks of our beloved clients are Trion, Pet Costume Center, Just Shades, Fantasy Sports 4 U and Mishu Designs. These new clients are quite different, but both offer a whole world of possibilities for our team.
Trion has changed the way employers buy and manage employee benefits, helping hundreds of companies reduce costs and maximize the value of their health, life, disability and voluntary programs. We’re ready to change the way that the world perceives Trion. We’ll give Trion a complete brand makeover featuring many of our marketing services. We’ll have a hand in everything from design aspects to the actual messaging itself.
Pet Costume Center does exactly what you’d expect from the name. It’s an amazing online store where you can buy just about any item of clothing or accessory for your dog or cat. Pet Costume Center has it all. From costumes, sweaters and pajamas to hats, tutus and wigs, you’ll be able to find nearly anything on their site. We will be rebranding their company, giving them a new name and logo along with a fresh new take on their messaging.
Just Shades is another brand that is true to its name. Here, you can find one of the largest selections of both custom and ready made lampshades. They can create shades for you in essentially any size or shape that you need. We will work with Just Shades to revamp their image and showcase their expertise in the lampshade industry.
Fantasy Sports 4 U is an online fantasy sports league. Here, you can participate in fantasy leagues for all of your favorite sports – football, baseball, golf, hockey and basketball. We’ll work with Fantasy Sports 4 U to set them apart from their competitors.
Mishu Designs has also just signed up for our marketing services. This is a company that sells various unique gifts for all ages. We are taking a different approach with this client, focusing on branding and marketing their best-selling item.
In addition to updates on the growth of our clients’ businesses, you can also expect to hear about all of our new adventures as we continue to grow our business and marketing services.Read More
Our very own marketing expert, Mark Stevens, has been asked to give a keynote presentation at the Crowne Plaza Hotel tonight. The presentation will last approximately 20 minutes and will give the audience a closer look at How to Market and Grow Your Business. As you may have guessed, Mark is an amazing public speaker. With his ability to relate to virtually anyone and his undeniable passion for the topics that he discusses, Mark can adapt to essentially any audience.
Another marketing expert that will be speaking this evening is Eric Messer of Sunrise Building & Remodeling in Briarcliff. Like Mark, he has been characterized as being very bullish when it comes to marketing and PR. He will be discussing some of the biggest benefits of utilizing marketing and advertising tactics in your business.
Stacey Cohen of PR and marketing firm, Co-Communications in Mount Kisco, NY will be the final marketing expert presenting this evening. She will be discussing her expertise in public relations and how/why it is so important for businesses.
After the audience has heard from the panel, they will be given the opportunity to ask their own questions in a Q&A session. The speaking portion of the program is expected to last about an hour, with a hospitality hour for networking and dinner beforehand.
It’s always an honor to be recognized as a marketing expert by the community that we serve. Being invited to give these presentations is something that we don’t take for granted. It’s a chance to teach our peers a little bit about the industry that we have dedicated our lives to.Read More
MSCO is launching a new radio campaign this year. As you may have guessed, we have always been open to trying new things, especially when it comes to our own advertising techniques and strategies. By testing new ideas out ourselves, we have a much better understanding of what may and may not work for our clients.
This year, we have decided to become a major advertiser on WOR during the Mets baseball games for the month of April. Since most of us at MSCO are sports fans, you can imagine how excited we are about this new radio campaign! This is huge news for us because we are the only marketing sponsor on the radio. Beyond that, this is actually the first time that we have bought live sports advertising.
Starting on Monday, April 6th, you will be able to hear us all throughout April on WOR 710. You can even listen live on iHeart Radio (click here for the link!). Our new radio campaign will feature several spots during each weekday game. If you’re listening to the New York Mets radio broadcasts, it’ll be hard to miss us!
We will, of course, keep you updated on the effects of our new radio campaign. We’re expecting to get a lot of new and exciting clients from this campaign. Check back here throughout April to see for yourself!Read More