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Case Study: JohnTalk Project

A Content Hub for Industry Authority & Lead Generation The Client PolyJohn is a family-owned, international manufacturer of portable toilets and sinks that serves portable restroom rental companies, known in the industry as portable restroom operators (PROs). The Work The company had a goal of establishing a content source that would serve as an authority in the portable restroom industry and, in turn, generate new leads. The diverse skill set of Adventure’s Army of Experts was just what was needed to launch the JohnTalk project. JohnTalk was created to be a go-to resource for the information needed to start a [...]

By | 2019-06-18T16:49:56-05:00 June 26th, 2019|

Project Recap: PetSmart Hats & Water Bottles

If you need custom branded bottles & hats like PetSmart, give us a call! Need Help with a Promotion? Promotional products are used by nearly every business as giveaways, incentives or for advertising. If you’ve ever been tasked with ordering them, you are aware that the buying process can be challenging. A divided supplier landscape forces you to choose between online companies and brick-and-mortars. The online companies feature low unit prices offset by inflated shipping charges, minimal customer service and no accountability. The higher-priced brick-and-mortars offer outdated “idea catalogs” and cumbersome ordering processes. We’ve created a best-of-both-worlds approach that combines [...]

By | 2019-06-18T14:47:55-05:00 June 18th, 2019|

Why Marketing is a Waste of Money

Marketing is a complete waste of money. Even marketing pioneer John Wanamaker said, "Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is, I don’t know which half." For many, this statement still holds true today. Bad marketing gets ignored. It's forgettable. It's untimely. It's untrackable. Bad marketing leaves you looking back at your campaigns wondering why you aren't seeing a spike in website traffic, phone calls and emails. Bad marketing leaves you wondering what went wrong and why. Bad marketing makes you believe that "Marketing is a Waste of Money." It's easy to point the finger and [...]

By | 2019-06-13T14:02:23-05:00 June 13th, 2019|

2019 Company Outing: Chicago

Last Friday, we headed up to Chicago for our annual company outing. We tested our skills at an escape room before visiting some of the local restaurants and bars to watch the Cubs-Cardinals game. Even though not everything went according to plan, we had a great time! Here are some photos from the day. Click on the photos to enlarge them.

By | 2019-06-13T16:01:32-05:00 June 11th, 2019|

Case Study: Modern Optical International Catalog

Full-Color Product Catalog: A Fine-Tuned Process with Award-Winning Results The Client Modern Optical International is a family-owned business founded in 1974 and headquartered in suburban Chicago. It’s an industry leader in value eyewear, offering products for men, women and children worldwide. The Work Modern Optical’s most important marketing asset is its full-color product catalog, which is mailed to its entire customer base, distributed by sales staff and handed out at tradeshows. The catalog also serves as the source of creative and information for additional marketing pieces including a digital flipbook, calendars, and more. For more than 20 years, this critical [...]

By | 2019-06-10T15:49:31-05:00 June 11th, 2019|

Project Recap: The Drop Shop Dye-Sublimated Jerseys

Need custom, dye-sublimated jerseys for your team or event? The Drop Shop did, and they turned out great! Consider Adventure for your next custom wearables order. Need Help with Garments? Whether you are outfitting your entire company or incentivizing your company’s elite, our embroidery & screen-printing capabilities, quick turn times and value-added solutions provide a better way to dress. Here is a summary of our standard garment-decorating capabilities: Up to 12 Color Screen-Printing CapabilitiesAutomatic & Manual Screen-Printing PressesStandard Print Size to All-Over PrintingSublimationRhinestone ApplicationFoil ApplicationCustom Heat TransfersCustom LetteringDigital Direct to GarmentA Wide Variety of Standard Colors AvailableCustom Color-Matching AvailablePMS Color-Matching [...]

By | 2019-06-05T08:56:27-05:00 June 5th, 2019|

Meet the Employee: Dave Biddle

We have an Army of Experts ready to go to work for you. Our “Meet the Employee” posts give you the chance to learn a little more about them. Today, we feature Production & Procurement Specialist Dave Biddle. WHAT IS THE BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT ADVENTURE? The culture, the atmosphere, the business itself is great to be in. It’s a great feeling to be surrounded by people who not only have the customers’ best interests in mind but have the employees’ best interests in mind as well. Where most companies simply provide lip service, Adventure Marketing Solutions delivers! IF YOU COULD [...]

By | 2019-05-30T16:43:39-05:00 May 31st, 2019|

Celebrating 20 Years of Adventure

This year, we’re celebrating 20 years of our company's existence. We’ve gone through many changes as the business evolved over the years. Different name and logos. Different product and service offerings. New location. New employees. The list goes on and on. The Adventure Marketing Solutions of today is a lot different than the AD Venture (our original name) of 1999. As we prepared to celebrate our 20-year milestone, we got to thinking… what else was going on back when our company was established? Well, we did some research and put together an infographic to show what things were like in [...]

By | 2019-05-06T12:01:40-05:00 May 8th, 2019|

Project Recap: Avatar Tradeshow Booth Design

In need of a tradeshow booth with a strategic design and messaging to draw people in? Avatar Corporation was, and we answered the call. Check out the finished product below! Click on the image to enlarge it. Need Help With Your Tradeshow Display? Tradeshows play an important role in introducing and supporting your company’s brand. Whether you are making a first impression or nurturing an existing relationship, our innate marketing sense effortlessly compliments your brand by balancing cost-effectiveness with function and form. Whether you are exhibiting on a tabletop at a small community event or with an entire tradeshow booth [...]

By | 2019-05-06T11:41:11-05:00 May 6th, 2019|

If You Aren’t Taking Advantage of This Free Google My Business Feature, You Should Be!

Google My Business (GMB) is one of the most valuable tools businesses can use to build their online presence and boost their local search engine optimization (SEO). A GMB profile provides Google search engine and Maps users with a snapshot overview of your company. And the best part is that it’s highly visible and free! Through your Google My Business profile, prospective customers can see your business name, location, contact information, website, photos, reviews and more. It’s all right there in front of them… no click to your website necessary. Just like social media profiles, a GMB profile should be [...]

By | 2019-04-22T15:13:43-05:00 April 23rd, 2019|