Stand Out Omaha Neb Public Relations Firm

Streamlining a company or organizations image and improving communications with stakeholders are Stern PR Marketing fortes. Client Douglas County West Community School district is one example of the effectiveness of Omaha Marketing/Public Relations Consultant Susan Stern’s work.

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To the left is an example of a Stern PR-produced hard copy newsletter that was also converted into an email marketing letter. Consultant Susan Stern does all the work herself: the copy, graphics and photography.

In this day and age, internet video marketing is an effective way to reach a target market. Omaha Marketing Consultant Susan Stern knows how to tell a compelling story, harkening back to her days as an on-air TV and radio journalist.  June 17th Special Meeting - Notice -

Stern is an ace behind the camera, in video production, as a script-writer and voice-over professional. Stern created a newscast-style video introduction on the youtube channel she created. It’s Omaha video production utilizing a mix of good ‘ole fashioned journalism and PR. Feedback has been extremely positive from students, parents and the community!¬†

omaha pr firm stern pr web development sampleOmaha website development company services for the school district is what Consultant Susan Stern does with exceptionalism. Turning blah to wow.

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This particular website was produced from a template provided by a third party that caters to school districts. Consultant Susan Stern revitalized the website with a professional look using a mix of graphics, copy, video and custom photography.

Omaha Public Relations Consultant Susan Stern is a website content writer, too penning rich articles with catchy headlines and content writing done broadcast-style.

Omaha Neb Press Release strategy, writing and media relations – what Consultant Susan Stern does well tapping into over a decade as an on-air broadcast journalist in radio in television news. Stern knows how to write an interesting news release that generates coverage on TV, Radio and newspaper. A proven track record of generating news.omaha neb press release services public relations firm

The Omaha World Herald ran a story¬†after receiving this news release. Consultant Susan Stern’s news release writing has helped clients achieve coverage in national and international publications including the Wall Street Journal, Reuters and several dozen others.

omaha neb social media marketing companyConsultant Susan Stern also produces outstanding Omaha Social Media Marketing services from custom cover design to monthly platform maintenance. Besides creating catchy copy, Stern shoots her own photography, videography and creates custom graphic design.

Omaha PR Consultant Susan Stern demonstrates how an organizations annual report doesn’t have to be boring.
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Learn how with her help, your organization or business can communicate better with stakeholders. A 21st century touch on & offline branding.

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Other Omaha Video Productions for DC West Community Schools. Stern PR knows how to tell a story via video, voice-over and great copy!

Business Branding Services Omaha

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NE Business Branding

(Omaha, NE) —¬† Every Omaha business needs an effective on & offline marketing strategy. Stern PR Marketing Omaha offers all things communication, plus personalized service at affordable rates. Notes owner Susan Stern, “What sets Stern PR apart from the rest is that I specialize in every Omaha marketing task imaginable, so you don’t have to go here and there for Omaha business branding.”

Stern PR offers Omaha business website design, Omaha Internet video commercials, Omaha search engine optimization (SEO), Omaha web writing, Omaha web photography, Omaha web videography, graphic design, Omaha media & print advertising, public relations and journalism.

“Usually small and medium-sized companies come to my door for a custom Omaha business website marketing¬†plan.¬†What results is a streamlined company image, a new slogan, an internet video commercial,¬†unique TV and radio¬†commercials, eye-catching print advertisements¬†and more including Omaha business SEO that works,” emphasizes Susan Stern.

Internet video commercials are something Stern PR highly recommends, too. “One of the most effective ways to catapult your business to the top of the¬†search engines is for Stern PR to create a custom¬† high-definition internet video commercial on your Omaha website home page. Using a proprietary technique, I then optimize the video for SEO. Would-be customers are more prone to watch an excellently produced internet video commercial than simply read a website,” emphasizes Susan Stern.

A custom-made video commercial by Stern PR can also be used in the boardroom, at trade shows, and other venues. Adds Susan Stern, “in this gadget age, people have evolved to have short attention spans. So, they’d rather watch a professionally-produced video commercial about your business than read. After they watch the video, people then tend to be open to reading your website and other content.”

Visit Stern PR website now for more information on Omaha business branding done right!
Or call Susan Stern directly at 402-212-7489 in Omaha.

Omaha Web Design

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All Communication

Stern PR‚ĄĘ web design Omaha, Nebraska is a full service, one-person marketing firm specializing in Omaha Web Design Development, Corporate Video Production & Search Engine Optimization (SEO) in Omaha, Nebraska.¬† Marketer Susan Stern is dedicated to streamlining your Omaha company’s overall image, making your Omaha business website look great and rank high for the search engines!

Stern PR‚ĄĘ Omaha offers premiere web development business services that are catered to client specifications:

  • Custom Website Design
  • Ecommerce Website Store
  • Corporate Identity Design
  • Video Internet Marketing
  • Graphic Design Marketing
  • Commercial Photography
  • Copywriting
  • Web Hosting & Domains

Stern PR‚ĄĘ specializes in complete Omaha marketing services – on & offline. Stern PR‚ĄĘ handles it all in one person & that translates into affordability & consistency. From Omaha NE copywriting, brochures, logos, newsletters, print advertisements, radio/TV/Internet commercial production & voice-over, videography, photography, event planning & more. Omaha Marketer¬†Susan Stern is the go-to person for all things communication.

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Testimonials

Stern PR Video!

(Omaha, NE)¬† —¬† Attention, attention. Omaha marketer Susan Stern unveils an – updated video of services. Notes Susan, “I’ve finally set aside some time to update my portfolio. You’ll see¬†the myriad of projects that I’ve completed during this banner year. It’s very exciting the growth my business has experienced. Also, it is¬†worth noting, that this business blog surpassed the 10,000 visitor mark, now approaching 11,000 this fall, too.”

 

Plus, in the past week, Stern PR‚ĄĘ unveiled¬†a new website, too. (in beta testing)

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“I’ve also upgraded my equipment. I’ve purchased a professional grade video camera that is film quality 1920 by 1280 resolution, another still camera lens and a new laptop allowing high capacity video editing. Next up? Another lighting kit, wireless mikes & the like” remarks Susan Stern.

All in all, step by step, Susan Stern is taking Stern PR‚ĄĘ business to a higher level. Based on the constant stream of calls & requests for complete business marketing, the quality of work Susan Stern produces is getting attention far & wide.

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  • ¬†Stern PR‚ĄĘ – Web Design – Affordable & SEO-Effective
  • ¬†Web Video Commercials¬†– Boost Google Page Rank
  • ¬†Photography –¬†Magazine Quality¬†
  • ¬†Copywriting – Keyword Rich
  • ¬†Graphic Design – Custom

STERN PR‚ĄĘ handles¬†total name-branding, building & maintenance¬†for primarily Omaha¬†NE businesses¬†‚Äď on & offline. Susan Stern caters to medium and small¬†companies¬†that search for effective, yet¬†affordable marketing.

Susan Stern brings to the table – a broad range of experience – in advertising, marketing, public relations & broadcast journalism.¬† By crafting tasks single-handedly,¬†she passes on the savings to her clients.¬†¬†“Without breaking the budget, I cater to businesses in need¬†of a polished image¬†that net results. Let’s face it. Big or small, companies need¬†a marketing professional¬†to streamline, maintain & control – their image,” emphasizes Susan Stern.¬†So, run your¬†business. Outsource advertising, marketing, public relations & journalism to Stern PR‚ĄĘ

 

Professional Services Galore…

 

  • Website Design, Copywriting & Photography¬† View¬†¬†¬†¬†View¬†¬†¬† View¬†¬†¬† View¬†¬† View ¬† View
  • Internet Video Marketing¬†¬†View
  • Internet Video Search Engine Optimization¬† View
  • Email Marketing¬† View
  • Event Marketing¬† View
  • Radio Advertising¬† View
  • Corporate Video View¬†¬†
  • Marketing Mailers¬† View¬†¬†¬†
  • Blog¬†Management View¬†¬† View¬†¬† View
  • Photography View
  • Flyers & 6 Panel Brochures¬† ¬†View¬†¬† View¬†
  • Newsletters Front¬†¬† Back
  • Online Journalism Articles¬† & SEO¬† View
  • National Press Release Copywriting¬†& Distribution¬† View Here¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†View Here
  • Custom Bizcard Design
  • Banner Design¬† View
  • Custom Logos¬†¬† View
  • Event Mailers Front¬† Back
  • Invitations ¬†Front¬† Back¬†¬†¬†¬† Front¬†¬†¬†Back
  • Event Memory Slide Shows¬†¬† View
  • Online Invitations¬† View
  • Sales Pitch Letters
  • Contract Writing – Legal
  • Custom Designed Promotional Merchandise
  • Event Planning incl. Business Fairs
  • Resume Writing, Cover Letters &¬†Distribution¬†
  • Crisis Management
  • Competition Tracking & Analysis¬†
  • Speech Writing
  • Radio/TV Advertising Scriptwriting & Talent
  • Media & Print Buying¬†

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Biography — On a personal note, Susan Stern¬†enjoys a lot of activities:¬†photography, guitar lessons, abstract art, fine-tuning her graphic design talents & inline skating. Topping the list of her favorite’s – keeping her young daughter healthy, happy & active!¬†Says Susan, “Motherhood is my greatest joy in life!” Her career is also important.

Along with ten years in P.R. & Marketing, Susan offers a decade expertise in broadcast journalism & advertising production, primarily radio & TV including CBN Radio, Standard News Radio Network – Washington, D.C., Omaha’s KKAR-AM, KOIL-AM, ESPN-Radio 1620 AM, WOW-AM/FM, KVNO & WOWT, KTCB of Council Bluffs to name a few, both news & commercial aspects. Her work – has appeared on Nebraska Public Radio & CNN, too. She’s done countless radio and TV ads.

Susan even scored a small movie role as Cindy Lindstrom, a TV reporter in the Miramax/Disney film “Citizen Ruth”.

In 2006, Susan Stern¬† of Stern PR‚ĄĘ¬†unveiled¬†this professional business blog to write frequent industry news &¬†showcase her¬†work.¬†¬†The¬†site boomed in 2009, around the same time Susan launched a revised,¬†clean¬†logo after¬†teaching herself¬†graphic design.¬†Thanks to Susan’s acquired SEO skills &¬†the work she generates for a variety of clients with discriminating needs, now¬†this business blog surpasses the¬†10,000 visitor mark.¬†“I am very optimistic about 2010!”

Susan Stern holds varied memberships:

  • National Association of Professional Women
  • Ezine Articles – Designation as “Expert Author.”¬† – New as of October 2009!
  • Screen Actors Guild
  • Omaha Press Club
  • Ironwood CC

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Complete Marketing

(Omaha, NE)¬† — From Omaha to Denver to Carroll, Iowa. Stern PR‚ĄĘ is the go-to-person for affordable advertising, marketing, public relations & journalism – on and offline. Computer Concepts of Iowa‚ĄĘ hired Susan Stern to handle all of its marketing tasks:

Stern PR’s‚ĄĘ effective marketing for Computer Concepts of Iowa‚ĄĘ has led to additional marketing projects in Carroll including the marketing¬†of an¬†April 2011 Carroll Chamber of Commerce-sponsored ‘Technology in Business Symposium’: development & implementation of the campaign’s image via effective graphic design & copywriting, video commercial production/voice-over, online event registration, social media development, landing page & email marketing. From research, development to publishing. Stern PR‚ĄĘ.

Plus, Computer Concepts of Iowa‚ĄĘ is partnering with Monarch Technologies‚ĄĘ of Denison, which has led to additional marketing work for Stern PR‚ĄĘ

Notes Susan Stern “CCI President/Owner Adam Schweers is clearly a smart businessman. Instead of hiring a full-time marketing professional, a person who would most likely be specialized in one area only & who would outsource the rest, he hired me. I know the in’s out of not only marketing, but advertising, public relations & journalism, on & offline. I handle nearly every task imaginable, Think of me as a one woman¬†band, per se. I handle it all – unlike a high dollar ad firm – with many faces, high overhead & fees. Stern PR‚ĄĘ marketing translates into affordability.”

Note: None of these tasks are outsourced. As you can see from all of the above images, the work Susan Stern creates on behalf of her clients equates to quality marketing.

“Stern PR” Redefining Omaha Website Design

Susan Stern creates professional business websites –¬†complete with a¬†signature, clean style.¬†Expect more than website design, copywriting, photography & website video commercials.¬†A key feature of Stern PR’s‚ĄĘ¬†work is that during the design process, Susan Stern streamlines a company’s entire image. If there’s no company slogan, Susan Stern creates one. If a logo needs fine-tuning, Susan Stern handles it.¬†After conducting extensive background research, Stern PR‚ĄĘ finds the right industry words to effectively target the customer base with the objective of propelling profits. “What ultimately happens is that a company will end up having me handle all their marketing materials, since I¬†have a¬†comprehensive understanding of their products or services, & how to effectively market them.¬†For image consistency, that’s the right move,” says Susan Stern.

As for web design specifically, Susan Stern¬†completes¬†the entire process including working with¬†the client¬†to pick an SEO-friendly domain moniker, set up web hosting & email accounts, while maintaining content additions for years to come. “I’ve been in the communications business for close to two decades, so I am here to serve my clientele for now and in the future,” emphasizes Susan Stern.

All in all, Stern PR‚ĄĘ¬† helps companies catapult their business – to the next level.¬†“I offer a¬†total package of marketing services. I am a one-person band, per se. So, you don’t have to hire a web designer, copywriter, photographer & marketer to handle your website design & image-building.”

Stern PR‚ĄĘ does it all. In one person. That translates into consistency & affordability. Stern PR‚ĄĘ. Serious Strategy. Really!

Stern PR Mission

Why did you start your business?

“Out of a love for creativity & providing services that net results,” notes¬†Omaha Marketer Susan Stern on why she launched her own business. Susan brings to the table more than¬†a decade¬†combined in network/affiliate TV/Radio News as a reporter/producer/anchor. She offers in-depth experience in corporate copywriting, event planning, web content and video production. Susan Stern has tangled in all aspects of broadcasting, from news to commercial. She knows public relations, SEO, on and offline marketing, website design & more.

What makes you different than other similar businesses in your community?

Omaha Marketer Susan Stern, who manages accounts herself, offers a myriad of on and offline services keeping costs affordable for small and medium-sized businesses. Stern PR constantly expands service offerings based on customer need, an evolving internet industry combined with a commitment by Susan Stern to educate herself on new techniques involving graphic design, website design, photography, videography, search engine marketing and more. Quality work, creativity & affordable prices Рare Stern PR commitments and client valued. Several commercial customers turn to Susan Stern to handle their own Рfamily-related event planning including postcard/online invitations, photography, video montages and slide shows.

What do you like most about your community?

Based on a vibrant Omaha business community, Stern PR understands that there are countless opportunities¬†to manage¬†accounts¬†within the Omaha metro-area. For one, new companies constantly emerge, and/or, existing ones seek effective internet marketing strategies. Many family-owned companies choose Stern PR because clients deal directly with Susan Stern, rather than a handful of individuals within a large organization.¬†“I handle tasks myself. My clients appreciate the personalized service that I offer. I’ll do whatever it takes to get the job done right!”¬†¬†A one person firm translates into affordability.

To learn how Stern PR can catapult your business to new levels, contact Susan Stern today! 402-212-7489   

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Video Marketing Omaha Neb | Stern PR

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Businesses hoping to expand their marketing mix should jump onboard – rather, jump online – with a custom-made video commercial¬†for SEO by Stern PR‚ĄĘ. Video SEO is an under-utilized marketing strategy capable of leapfrogging your company ahead of your competitors in the search engine ranking game.

Business in Dark About Video SEO

Most companies remain completely unaware of the power of internet video marketing SEO. In fact, in 2009, Stern PR‚ĄĘ¬† discovered this powerful tool –¬†ahead of¬†the masses. “My advice to¬†most business owners is to hire me to produce a quality web video commercial, as well as handle the search engine optimization.”

Internet Marketing Omaha Neb | Online Video Popularity Soars

Industry analysts predict that the web video market will grow exponentially in 2010 Рas more Americans, an estimated 60%, use search engines before purchasing a product or service. Plus, since Google owns youtube, you can bet on receiving better search ranking by taking advantage of this popular platform.

Video Marketing Boosts Google Rank

image-susan-about-omaha-video-productionHere in Omaha, Marketer¬†Susan Stern of¬†Stern PR‚ĄĘ¬†–¬†¬†helps businesses reach sales goals via¬†search engine optimization of quality video spots on the airwaves well beyond youtube. Notes Susan, “My Omaha clients come to me for high quality creative videos¬†& SEO – minus the¬†high price tag.”

The internet marketing video Stern PR‚ĄĘ produces is sent out in mass to countless video sites utilizing keywords and tags. So, when someone does a Google search for your product or service, your video¬†should rank. > Check Out Monthly SEO Plans

Omaha Video Production | Affordable & High Quality

image-logo-sternpr-seo-omaha-neb-plansStern PR’s‚ĄĘ signature-style Omaha video production – which she custom tailors to your business – may be embedded on your website or blog. No website? Stern PR will produce a simple, no nonsense landing page for your Omaha business, complete with a lead generator/contact form.

View now Stern PR’s‚ĄĘ Latest Video. Client:¬†Wyman Painting¬†– Omaha

Inquiries? Contact Omaha Marketer Susan Stern, 402-212-7489. image-red-phone-seo-omaha-plans

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UR Biz Needs A Logo!

By Susan L. Stern

Q. Does someone who runs a small business need a logo?

A. Branding is fundamental whether you run a large, medium or small organization, including a home-based business. You need to differentiate yourself from your competitor. For that reason, without question, you need to¬†have a brand identity! Of course, a logo plays a vital role – in creating a unique brand identity for your business. Additionally, a business logo makes you recognizable to customers. The goal is…for instant recognition of¬†your business, name-branding, building & maintenance.

Q. How soon should a new business start using a logo?

A.¬†Technically,¬†you should secure a professionally designed logo¬†– before you start your business.¬† However, it can be done backasswords, although it’s not recommended. For those who’ve already launched their business with¬†a half-baked logo,¬†the time is now to hire a professional designer, or your make-shift logo and the image it represents may¬†deter potential customers from doing business with you.

Take note. If you’re budget is tight, spare the money to invest in a logo early on, and then add¬†branding items as you build. Word of advice. Don’t buy logo-creation software – to do-it-yourself.¬† Besides looking unremarkably chincy, you’ll end up with a logo in limited formats. So, you’ll see pixels when you try to stretch it to a banner size, for instance.

Q. What are some design considerations Stern PR keeps in mind while creating a logo?

A. Stern PR uses the KISS formula (Keep It Simple Stupid) as a first consideration Р in logo design. In addition, it should portray the right message of your business with iconic representation. Fonts and colors should be easily recognizable. Your logo should look great in black and white too.

Q. What format should my logo be in?

A. Vector based images, made up of a set of mathematical equations (format file extensions including EPS, AI, SWF (flash animation) should be the starting point of any logo design process. A vector image can be scaled, re-sized and rotated without loss of quality. So, your logo will not pixelate or appear fuzzy on an outdoor banner for example. Vector file formats are as follows: EPS, AI, JPG, PNG and GIF.

Q. What other formats should I get?

A. Beside EPS format of your logo, your designer should provide you with pixel (raster) based versions of your logo including JPG, PNG, GIF. Of all three, PNG and GIF are ideal for logos, offering solid, contiguous colours without ringing, boxing or blurring. Plus, both formats support saving your logo with a transparent background, which is required for your logo to appear on a colored website background – without a white box. JPG’s are primarily used for photographs.

Here are the recommended formats and versions Рthat your logo designer should supply you: 
    РA greyscale (halftone) logo version.
    РA Black and White Linear version Рbest for fax cover sheets, low resolution
    РAn EPS Version
    РA GIF or PNG Version
    РYour Logo in PDF 
   

Learn more about how up-and-coming Omaha graphic designer Susan Stern can create an affordable logo for your company. Click Here…

Problematic Printers

Update: Over the past year 2009-2010, Stern PR‚ĄĘ has found several online printers with great prices, great products & excellent customer service. Namely, www.smartpress.com, www.123print.com, www.overnightprints.com among several others.

42-15928058(Omaha, NE)¬† — This marketing practitioner is – FED UP –¬†with low-quality, promise-me-the-world¬†online printers who guarantee delivery, but don’t deliver on time nor produce quality product. Those who tack on unneccessary “art” fees. Printers who don’t proof. Ug. Standard stuff. Some online printers – shall suffice. But for the bulky promotional stuff – I go local, local, local.

THE WORST:  Full Color America, Check Inn Company of America, LLC.,  Printing error on bizcards due to failure on their part to properly communicate regarding Proof 2. Reprinted 500 cards incorrectly in November 2008. A total of 1,000 incorrect cards. I placed a stern order re-do request in January 2009. The manager David York claimed he would reprint the product, but he never did.  Con job? Maybe. fullcoloramerica.com a.k.a., Check Inn Company of America Рno good!

AVERAGE PRINTER:  Рvistaprint.com РNo proofing for any of their products via printing dept. I sent them a high-quality CMYK colored vector graphic bizcard, yet they produced different colors. The bizcards had a white trim cut Рthat was not cool, nor my fault. Magnets Рcheap and off-color. The pen I ordered was a mess, with logo layer mushed into the phone number. UPDATE: However, I ordered labels with my logo on it, and they arrived on-time and the colors turned out perfectly. I may give this low-cost printer another try especially for a client with an extremely small budget. On the plus side, depending on how you view it, expect loads of email offers. 2009 UPDATE: vistaprint.com redeemed itself on several occasions, printing great quality postcard mailers & 3-fold brochures at low prices. If you ask customer service via telephone, you can negotiate discount rates, as I successfully did on several occasions. There is alot of wiggle room on prices.

GOOD BUT¬†PRICEY: nationalpen.com This online printer redeemed itself after making a few mistakes with my order, but¬†the company made good later. My first complaint is that they failed to pass on artwork to the Printing Dept. for several days after the order was placed. Their excuse –¬†“we don’t¬†guarantee a delivery date.”¬† Yet¬† their website claims delivery will occur within 7-10 days. Then, via email they stated 15 days. Inconsistency. I encountered poor “customer service.” I received unprofessional, snide/rude comments via email. I CANCELLED THE ORDER. Of course, I sent them a note…reminding them that they need to improve their public relations skills, & remove extraneous “art work charges for graphic design that I provided them,¬† and¬†refrain from¬†making promises – that¬†they can’t keep.¬† Update – Despite cancelling the entire order – they sent/billed me 150 pens. That I did not authorize. However, I ended up needing them for a client’s business fair. Everything worked out.¬†The pens turned out GREAT. I may reconsider doing¬†more business w/National Pen due to its ease of¬†uploading art work online,¬†provided that I place the order weeks in advance of deadline. Jan. ’09 Update: They periodically¬†send me free pens with my logo on it – without charge. Impressive. I may give them another chance, especially after talking to others who have had “a lot of luck” with nationalpen.com. Advice: order earlier than your deadline, to make certain delivery is per client specifications. April ’09 Update: nationalpen.com periodically¬†sends me free merchandise with my company logo on it including a metal key chain & several pens.¬†Wow!¬†Nice customer relations. Yes,¬†I may do business with nationalpen.com again. February 2010 Update: Customer service communicated well with me when I placed an extensive order. However, they attached several unnecessary “art set up fees” which made zero sense since I created my designs -ready for print. Secondly, prices seemed high and it took several days of communicating back-and-forth combined with firmness on my part – to get the order placed. Thirdly, they kept sending me an¬†invoice for product that was paid-in-full. So, I wasted valuable time sorting it all out.

GREAT SO FAR: PSPrint.com. They actually called to alert me to a low-resolution logo. EXCELLENT Customer Service!¬†¬†Standard stuff that most online printers – don’t bother to do, namely the¬†sometimes mediocre¬†printer – vistaprint.com.¬† Another positive review is 123print.com. Decent bizcard product¬†–¬† a¬†low price. Problem – their high-end bizcard w/ UV coating is thin and not¬†premium, as claimed¬†. Yet, they deliver product – on time.¬† However, there are no weekend deliveries. So an order on Wed. may not arrive ’til Monday.

GREAT   РInternational Minute Press @ 76th & Cass- a local printer in Omaha. A salesman friend of mine referred this company to me based on a contact made  at a tips group in Omaha.  Despite my tight deadline obstacle, IMP came through great. On two occasions, I ordered several hundred ice scrapers & pens. The owner, Tom, took his time to communicate with me, sending me prompt email quotes, as well as offering me imput on the quality of the product I ordered. I shall return to International Minute Press.

USE ONLY IN A PINCH. Fed Ex Kinkos. Horrible¬†initially – No Printing Proofing. Yet Excellent¬†Re-Do Efforts U must see the proofs yourself! Email or fax proofs generally DO NOT DO, from my experience. Namely, 140th and West Center Road, Omaha, NE Fed Ex (Kinkos – name dropped –¬† buyout transition.) On several occasions, I experienced¬†no printer proofing – on their end including¬†Misaligned copy.¬† But, on a POSITIVE NOTE, at the drop of a hat, they’ll reprint 4 free the documents that they¬†goofed up. However, u must schlep over there & dictate fixes. Price tends to be higher than most local & online printers.¬†UPDATE: If you’re pinched for time,¬†FED EX¬†is an ideal local printer. If you are printing for a school or other non-profit, even if you don’t have an account, you can negotiate an inexpensive price. UPDATE: FED EX has redeemed itself after continued use by me. I purchased an oversized photograph print, and while it was 2 times more expensive compared to an online printer that I use, the turn-around time was near immediate unlike the online printer which would take a week to ship.

Summary: Oh my goodness. The hassles. The headaches. The stress 4 me. Sooner or later РI will find the best  printer/printers 4 Рmy clients.Keeping them happy with high quality product- my top goals, as is saving clients money!

May 2010 Update: By far, www.smartpress.com out of Minnesota is one of my favorite printers. The firm offers a designer’s discount, and high quality oversized postcard mailers at a significantly reduced rate compared to other printers. I am completely impressed. In fact, the staff there even initiated a conference call with me to discuss a quote, to express their appreciation of my business, and to explain how their system runs. WOW! Very professional.

Editor’s Note: The Headline, “Problematic Printers – A P.R. Practitioner’s Predicament is an alliteration. Webster’s Defined:¬† the repetition of usually initial consonant sounds in two or more neighboring words or syllables.