Labor Day

Fall in East Tennessee

When I was in school, we won’t say how many years ago that was, we did not start until after Labor Day. Labor Day always reminds me that fall is just around the corner. U.T. will be playing their first game this week. The leaves may not be orange just yet but the town has certainly turned orange. I was at a doctor’s office this morning and everyone had on orange, on Face Book I see pictures of kids all dressed in orange.

I love Knoxville and the spirit that this town has. We may not all agree on politics but I think most of us agree to support the Vols. Go big orange.

Have a safe and relaxing holiday. Burns Mailing & Printing will be closed on Labor Day to enjoy time with our families, but we will be back next Tuesday ready to help our customers with graphic design, printing, direct mail and promotional products.

Who Doesn’t Need A Phone Charger From Time to Time?

Wallet Charger Promotional Item

I am constantly looking for an item that I can suggest for my customers and I think this is a great promotional item. It is one that your customer or client would use and even better keep for a long time. It will have your information so that your name and phone number is handy when they need your services.

Looking for a great promotional item, give me a call at 865 584-2265 or email me at

Networking, Networking, Networking

This has been a busy week of networking. I am in several networking groups and have made long lasting friendships. The picture is from one that is called KWIN (Knoxville Women In Networking). It is a very supportive group of women who want to see each other succeed. We meet once a month and it is industry specific. I represent printing and mailing and my new account representative, Suzanne McCarter (who is President) represents promotional products. In fact, KWIN is where I met Suzanne. We share some of the personal things going on in our life and when she shared that she was looking for a change, it just fell into place. I believe that God has a plan for us and some things that we think just happened were in God’s plan all along.

I am also a 19 year member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). AFP is a national and international association of non-profit fundraisers. Yesterday we met at Second Harvest Food Bank. I have learned about so many of the needs that non-profit organizations have in fundraising. It has helped me help them because so many of them are my customers also. I have made many friends in the non-profit field in 19 years. They have a passion for people and their community and Knoxville would be a much different city without them. Can you imagine being in a group of more caring people? AFP is responsible for National Philanthropy Day which is November 1st this year at the foundry. . If you are interested in attending go to the AFP website at

What I have benefited most in networking is that I get to hand out with strong women and wonderful non-profit fundraisers who go beyond to help their community. I could not ask for any more than that.

Promotional Products Makes You Stand Out From The Crowd

Event table cloths with your logo and name makes a great statement

Years ago, before I was a distributor for promotional products, I bought a table cloth and have used it for trade shows and non-profit events for years.. Make your company stand out with one of these table cloths and a custom banner. Let our graphic designers design a custom banner to go with itl. Check out our website for all of our promotional items. Don’t want to look through the many products we represent, then call us at 865 584-2265 or email Suzanne McCarter at

Great Promotional Idea For Women

One of my favorite promotional products for Burns Mailing & Printing

This is a winner, everyone that I have given this nail kit has really been pleased to get it. I have even given some to some husbands for their wives and they said that it went right into their wives purse. This also comes in solid colors that can be for men. We can provide a free presentation of available colors.

When thinking of what promotional items to get for your company, think of something that the person receiving it will keep and have your phone number handy when they need your services. Can’t think of anything then give us a call at 865 584-2265 and we will help you select just the right item.

Suzanne McCarter is our promotional product account representative and you can email her at

It IS All About The List

You can have a beautifully designed mail piece, a great message to your potential customer but if you don’t have the right targeted list it will not be a great return on your investment. At Burns we have access to many types of lists such as income, gender, special interests and propensity lists. The count for the list is free. After looking over the list count we can provide you with the cost of the list (either single use or multiple use) printing estimates, mailing estimates and estimated postage. After purchase of the list we can give the exact pricing on printing, mailing labor and postage.

If you are supplying your own list, Burns will never copy or release your list without your written authorization.

Burns is a one-stop convenience for graphic design, printing, direct mail and promotional products.

Give us a call at 865 584-2265 or email or

The Addition Of Promotional Products Truly Makes Burns Mailing & Printing A One-Stop Convenience

Suzanne McCarter, our new Account Representative is getting off to a great start.

It just makes sense to combine graphic design, printing, direct mail and promotional products in one convenient location. Suzanne is already selling these services after just one week at being with Burns. I am so grateful to have her on board. Give her a call at 865 584-2265 or email her at

Printing Is Not Dead In The Digital Age

Want a free resource guide for printing & mailing? Email or call 865 584-2265

It is assumed that because we are living in the digital world that print must be dead. That could not be further from the truth. I have written about this before but I think it deserves another go around. Canon Print for Actions conducted an independent third-party survey and found that 69% of Americans surveyed felt the constant influx of digital information was overwhelming. I feel this everyday as I try to clean out my inbox with sometimes 50 -60 email messages in my junk email files. They may be in my junk files but i still have to look through them to make sure that a customers email did not accidentally go to spam. On the other hand 55% of Americans surveyed said that printed direct mail was more influential and carried more weight with them.

I am not knocking the digital world, in fact I use both digital and direct mail in my marketing efforts. A lot of our marketing collateral is personalized. The same survey that talked about earlier said that people they surveyed said that they spent more time reviewing direct mail when it was personalized and relevant.

For a free estimate email or call 865 584-2265

Burns has over 800,000 promotional products on our website http://www.burnsmpcom. Call us and let us give you for ideas for your business.