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May 15, 2019
Brenna Dunckel

Welcome to the team

My name is Brenna Dunckel, and I am excited to join Custom Direct as their new Marketing Project Coordinator. With a background in recruiting and a bachelor’s degree in Marketing, […]
March 13, 2019
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Why Your Website Must Be Mobile Responsive

WHY YOUR WEBSITE MUST BE MOBILE RESPONSIVE Where are you doing most of your web browsing? Are you using a desktop computer, or a mobile device, like a tablet or […]
March 7, 2019
34th Educational Advertising Awards - Call For Entries

We Won Gold!

We Won Gold! Winners have been announced in the 34th Annual Educational Advertising Awards, and Custom Direct, Inc. has been presented with the Gold Award for Logo/Brand effort in the […]
October 30, 2018
Refresh your website

9 Reasons Why Your Online Presence May Need A ‘Refresh’

A well designed website can be one of the most effective marketing tools your business has, to educate and inform prospects and customers, drive leads and produce measurable ROI. The […]
December 22, 2016
Marche in Glen Ellyn

Our clients are news makers – and cheese mongers, too.

We’re proud to call Marché a client of Custom Direct. The staff at Marché curates and sells the most wonderful cheeses and charcuterie – and are consistently making news, most recently […]
July 26, 2016
GECRC.com

Nonprofit Work – Doing Good by Doing Well

Creating a website for a small business client can be a very rewarding – and challenging – project. Working to define the business goals and achieve the needs of a small business owner […]
July 12, 2016
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10 Ways to Gain More Twitter Followers

Twitter is a great tool to increase brand awareness, generate leads, and connect with potential customers. The problem? In order to experience its value, you need to have followers. Having […]
June 21, 2016
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Swimming with Big Fish on a Small Marketing Budget

Taking on a new business venture is risky-about as risky as swimming with sharks. One wrong move could turn you into shark bait, or worse, bankrupt. Seeking investors, or bigger […]
June 14, 2016
No One Reads - But Google Does

No One Reads – But Google Does

  The average human attention span is 8.25 seconds, meanwhile the goldfish ranks higher at 9 seconds. Interesting right? The average attention span is declining and no one is reading […]
June 7, 2016
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Slotting Fees – The Expensive Battle for Shelf Space

Everyday, consumers venture into their local bookstores, brand-name-apparel retailer, electronic merchandiser and auto-part stores. In the consumers mind, they graze the aisles looking for a product that catches their attention. […]
May 31, 2016
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My Intro to Buyers Personas

I hear the term “marketing” all the time. As a business, you don’t always step back and take a look at what kind of marketing your business is conducting. Many […]
May 24, 2016
Instagram for B2B

Instagram for B2B

With the amount of information cluttering the news feeds of many social media users, it is important to note the huge impact visual content has on communicating with an audience. […]
No-Nonsense Marketing for Manufacturers

Join more than 33 Illinois-based manufacturing firms who have seen the benefit of implementing this straightforward, no-nonsense program designed to put your digital presence to work.

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