Welcome to the Shop - Owner Operator Business Tools

Owner Operator Business Tools WebsiteWe would like to welcome our latest transportation industry client, Owner Operator Business Tools. Providing core business tools and insights, OOBT is dedicated to supporting owner-operator success. With over 30 years of experience in the trucking industry, owner Chris Lockwood shares his vast knowledge about running a successful and profitable owner-operator trucking business with practical tips, tools and procedures.

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Total Design Shop recognized for prestigious interactive media award

Total Design Shop Wins at the 13th Annual Horizon Interactive Awards Competition

Indianapolis, IN USA – April 1, 2015 - The Horizon Interactive Awards, a leading international interactive media awards competition, has announced the 2014 award winners to highlight this year’s “best of the best” in interactive media production.

Horizon Interactive Awards Silver and Bronze Awards for Responsive Web DesignTotal Design Shop was recognized for their excellence with a silver award for the Robinson Construction Co. Corporate & B2B Web Design and a bronze award for the Robinson Construction Co. Responsive / Mobile Web Design.

The 13th annual, international competition saw over 1200 entries from 27 countries around world including: Australia, Austria, Brazil, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Thailand, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and nearly all 50 of the United States of America.

An international panel of judges, consisting of industry professionals with diverse backgrounds, as well as an end user panel evaluated categories ranging from online advertising to mobile applications. The 2014 winning entries showcase the industry’s best interactive media solutions including web sites, mobile applications, print media, interactive displays, public exhibits, online advertising, video, email and more.

Robinson Construction Co. | Horizon Interactive Awards“The 2014 competition represents an amazing display of digital artistry, innovation and craftsmanship,” said, Mike Sauce- Founder of the Horizon Interactive Awards. “We have continued to see a trend where an emphasis is placed on consistency of the digital experience across all touch-points of user interaction from desktop to tablet to mobile phone. In this year’s competition, we were astounded by not only the responsive, full screen and immersive desktop experiences but the optimization of screen real estate and attention to purpose for tablets and other mobile devices. All this while providing engaging and rich multi-media solutions to users. The bottom line, our 2014 winners truly do exhibit a mastery of the optimal blend between aesthetics, outstanding content, innovation, usability and performance.”

The Horizon Interactive Awards holds the competition each year with the winners being announced the following April. For more information visit the Horizon Interactive Awards online: www.horizoninteractiveawards.com.

About the Horizon Interactive Awards

In its 13th year, the Horizon Interactive Awards was created to recognize excellence in interactive media production worldwide. Since 2001, the competition has received tens of thousands of entries from many countries around the world and nearly all 50 US States. Each year, those entries are narrowed down to the “best of the best” to be recognized and promoted on and international stage for their excellence. The judging process involves a Horizon Interactive Awards advisory panel, end user panel and a worldwide panel of judges consisting of industry professionals. Winning entries are dubbed the “best of the best” in the interactive media industry. For more information, visit www.horizoninteractiveawards.com.

Leave a lasting impression with custom presentation folders

Greater Giving Custom Presentation Folder with Auction PlannerYou’ve nailed the presentation and delivered a great first impression. Now, it’s time for your leave behind materials that will help close the sale and you need to leave a lasting impression. Stand apart from the competition—hook your customers and establish brand identity with custom presentation folders that have professional flare.

Building your brand identity through superior design

Your brand identity distinguishes your company from its competitors. Superior brand design strengthens your business and will bring all aspects of your company to life.

Well-designed presentation folders help define your identity:

  • Custom designed presentation folders provide a functional yet unique design and will catch the eye of your target audience.
  • Superior presentation folders grab the customer’s attention, offering a proper introduction and providing a lasting impression.
  • Professionally designed folders are consistent in their design and preserve the strength of your brand identity through proper use of typefaces, colors, space, and style.

What type of presentation folder is the best fit for my company?

  • Standard presentation folders Much like a file folder, standard presentation folders hold your professional materials together, organizing and protecting them. They are typically comprised of a thin, stiff material such as heavy paper or poly (plastic).
  • Pocket presentation folders Pocket folders take the organization and presentation of your professional material one step further, offering options such as one or two pocket folders, fasteners, tabs, and built-in business card, brochure, or CD slots.
  • Custom presentation folders Looking for something unique? Our team of professional designers can help bring your ideas to reality. Multiple pockets, tri-fold, envelope-style, die-cut, embossing, and many more options are at your disposal with the help of our creative team.

Presentation folder design tips:

  • Agilis Custom Presentation FolderAvoid information overload Overwhelming your customers with excess information increases the chance of your company's folder getting tossed into the "later" bin. Be concise, providing just the amount of information customers NEED to know and letting them come to your business for the rest. Separate text into digestible chunks using ample white space and large, engaging pictures.
  • Use Plain English Stay away from the latest slang and don’t talk over the heads of your customers – explain any industry terms and acronyms that you use.
  • Offer up the unexpected In most cases, your customers care more about what sets you apart than your company history. Offer information beyond the norm to differentiate yourself from competitors.
  • Ensure quality design Don’t ruin folder design with inappropriate colors and card stock. Bright, light, and dark colors all have their time and place, as do the various stock choices – glossy, matte, poly, and more. Defer to professional designers in order to best present your brand identity and the results will astound you.
  • Utilize special design features effectively For example, if you add a window to the front of your folder, have something visually impressive to place behind it, not just the back of your price list.

Don’t let your company’s image fall short due to inferior design and poor presentation. Your brand identity is a great gift to your company’s future, and exceptionally designed presentation folders help wrap it up quite nicely. Add to the confidence of both your company and its customers with stunning presentation folders that deliver your message perfectly.

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