Little Surprises Pop Up From Time To Time

December 10, 2018

Ken, my late husband liked quotes, and reading poetry. I have a picture of him reading poetry to me while I cooked breakfast shortly before he passed away.  From time to time I find in books or in drawers little quotes that he has written down.  The other day I found one that he liked.  Running a graphic design, printing and direct mail company that requires tight deadlines, I sometimes  find myself up to my ….. in alligators.  Fortunately I have great employees who keep things running very smoothly most of the time.  That is what makes a great company, team players who care about our customers.

Another thing that I found today was how many years I had been doing business with my biggest customer.  Time goes by fast and although it did not seem like a long time, it has been 20 plus years.  We must be doing something right.

Advertisements

Burns Mailing & Printing 2018 Winner of AAF’S Big Wig Award For Best Fulfillment/Direct Mail Company

October 25, 2018

Thank you to all who voted for Burns Mailing & Printing.  We truly appreciate your taking the time to vote for us.

I am so pleased to have been the winner of the American Advertising Federation’s Big Wig award for best fulfillment/direct mail company.

I would love for you to come by Burns and experience Burns great customer service, excellent printing and the best direct mail..all under one roof.  It is a big roof!

Phyllis Burns, 865 584-2265 or email me at phyllis@burnsmp.com.


Are You Tired Of Digital Ads? Does A Lot Of It Get Deleted?

October 22, 2018

Direct mail is a good way to get your message to your target market. 74% of mail recipients at least scan advertising mail. 53% take the time to fully read advertising mail. Only 24% of advertising mail is throw away without looking at it.

Call us today at 865 584-2265 or email me at phyllis@burnsmp.com for a free estimate.


Personalization Can Truly Give Direct Mail Legs

October 17, 2018

Brand United states, “Personalization can give direct mail legs”, according to a collection of 30 direct mail statistics compiled by Compu-Mail. Brand United states that “adding a person’s name, full color and more sophisticated database information can increase the response rate by up to 500% vs not doing any of these things” per Canon Solutions America.

Targeting customers on a 1:1 level increases response rates up to 50% or more, per the Data & Marketing Association. (/DMA)

Brand United also states “Direct mail is a reliable workhorse, but it can be enhanced to become a thoroughbred.

I have been saying this all along but thought you might enjoy some other people’s opinion on personalization.  At Burns Mailing & Printing, we send out a lot of personalized mail.  We also have the only Neopost DS-1200 in the state of Tennessee, that can insert a personalized letter into a non-window envelope.

Call me today to find out cost on your personalized mail. 865 584-2265 or email me at phyllis@burnsmp.com.


Burns Mailing & Printing, Has Been Nominated For Big Wig Award

October 8, 2018

Phyllis Robinette Burns, President

Burns Mailing & Printing has been nominated for a Big Wig Award in the category of Best Fulfillment/Direct Mail.  If you are a customer of mine or just know us by reputation, please vote for Burns.  Here is a link to the voting; https://www.aafknoxville.com/awards/big-wig-awards/

 

 

 

 


Meeting New People Every Day

October 3, 2018

One of the pleasures of this job is that I get to meet new people everyday and to hear their stories. Yesterday was especially good because I went to Bridge Refugee Services and met a very special person, Drocella Mugorewera the Executive Director. It opened up a whole new prospective for me.  I guess I had not given a lot of thought about the difference between a refugee and an immigrant.  Refugees had fled for there lives from countries where had they stayed would have been killed.  Imagine arriving in a new country not knowing the language, having no job and probably with the clothes on their back.  That is where Bridge Refugee Services comes in.  They help the refugee get settled into housing, help getting a job, help learning English and so much more.  As I sat in the hallway waiting for the meeting, their was a video playing that was in several languages and it was explaining that in the US, it is illegal to hit your wife, mother, daughter or any other female.  The cultural differences are great and each refugee must learn to live in the US under our laws.  I got to hear Drocella’s personal story and was overwhelmed with what she had gone through.

Several churches in the area support Bridge Refugee Services and hopefully my church will soon be another to give a helping hand.

As with any non-profit, it takes money to provide all these services.  If you are interested in helping, you can go to their website to make a donation.

Hope I get to meet a lot more people with the compassion and caring that Drocella has for all people

 

 


Burns Mailing & Printing Is Growing

August 30, 2018

Phyllis Burns, President

 

I announced yesterday that Jim Ball has joined us as a sales representative at Burns.  Next week we will have Ashley Anderson join our team as a graphic designer and shortly we ill be adding two new pressman to our team.  We don’t have a lot of turn over at Burns so it is strange to be interviewing so man people but it is exciting that we will have some new team members.

Burns is a one stop convenience for graphic design, printing (both digital and offset) and we are a complete direct mail service.  Call us or come by to check out our “from concept to the mail box” for a free estimate. 865 584-2265 or email phyllis@burnsmp.com or jball@burnsmp.com.