Creative Composition

Marketing That Works

How to Design a Business Card That Gets Noticed

The Importance of a Business Card

Despite its relatively small size, a business card can be critical to the development of a business. As a result, these cards are often handed to prospects and customers, which will provide a highly personalized form of marketing. With multiple design options it will provide numerous opportunities to promote businesses in a creative manner.

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The number of sales increases by 2.5% for every 2000 cards that get passed out.

Therefore, business cards play an integral part of the marketing plan, they are important for making a favorable first impression. Thus creating an attractive, eye-catching card with all the relevant contact information will present a professional image people will remember. As well as, the attention of prospects that can help you remain in their memory after the initial meeting.

Moreover, they can help enhance credibility, as they can create a sense of professionalism and legitimacy for businesses by establishing relationships. Those relationships rely on personal contact, emotional connections, and physical objects that reflect those better than digital ones.

Creating The Perfect Card!

Here at Creative, we can help design unique business cards that are tailored to your companies needs. By choosing a card style that’s appropriate for your business, industry, and personal style we can help craft a design that best supports the business image you wish to project. To help you get started, we have an amazing graphic design team to help create the perfect card for your business.

What information should you include?

These cards should be a physical extension of your business. At a minimum, each card should include:
Name (personal and business)
Job title
Social media site

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Business cards can go wherever you go, by keeping a stack with you at all times, you have the opportunity to continuously market your business to everyone you meet. The cards help establish a warm personal relationship with clients. It is a marketing tool to create trust, establish a brand, and convey a message to potential customers.

Creative takes pride in our ability to grow businesses with our marketing expertise. We would love to find out how we can help personalize your cards just for you. To find out more information please give us a call at (530) 924-2400 or email us at info@creativecomp.com  


Vol. 5

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  • The Happenings at Creative
  • Creative Spotlight: Butte Humane Society
  •  Quote of the Month
  • Behind the Scenes: Glenn County
  • Top Post of July
  • Get Featured & Special Offer

The Happenings at Creative

We're expanding! In June we welcomed 2 brand new and eager employees to our team.

The first to join the team was Kim Larios (right). Kim is our new Customer Service Representative. Her greatest strengths are her dedication, communication, and patience. She strives to build trust and a strong long term relationship with Creative customers.

Next up, Chelsea Perez (left) is our brand new Marketing Coordinator. Her greatest strengths are her creativity, drive, and leadership. She thrives on challenges, particularly those that expand the company’s reach.

They are both excited to be a part of the Creative team. Make sure to say hi to the new ladies next time you're in!

Want to know more? Check out our "Meet the Creative Team” posts of the new team members on Facebook!


Creative Spotlight: Butte Humane Society

The Journey Home...

Butte Humane Society has been helping lost, abandoned and abused animals in the Chico area since 1911. For 108 years they have helped thousands of furry friends find food, shelter, medical care, and ultimately their forever homes through the efforts of many caring individuals.

Thanks to their ongoing efforts to help our local community Butte Humane Society has launched a capital campaign to raise funds to build a new animal shelter. This shelter will offer exciting opportunities to care for animals and allow them to expand.

With over 10,000 square feet of animal space and plenty of wide-open community spaces it will be an amazing place to adopt, volunteer and learn. ­­

Highlights of their NEW Facility

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To learn more about how you can help donate or volunteer, CLICK HERE!

For 15 years Creative Composition has helped BHS build upon its strong organization. We have helped them design, market, and print numerous exciting projects. It is always a pleasure working with the BHS team and we would like to say thank you for their continuous business.

Make sure to check out what Katrina Woodcox the executive director had to say about her experience working with the Creative team.

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Behind the Scenes: Glenn County

A Story About a Pretty Unique Project

Glenn County had recently entered into the California State Fair’s 2019 Competitive Exhibits Program. For this program, they were challenged to create a display environment about their county that would encourage patrons to interact with their messaging and to share with friends & family.

The theme “Picture Yourself In…” presented the idea on any topic or a combination of topics in a compelling representation of their county.

To help create an exceptional display Jody Samons the community development director reached out to Creative for the job. She came to us needing several types of marketing, print and signage materials to design their display. She worked directly with our lead designer Scott and lead signage Brandon to create and deliver a rotating 12ft display with four interactive components.

I have a long successful relationship with Creative and I am thankful for their continuous quality of service and for helping create a beautiful display for our county.

Here at Creative, we love new challenges and while some people might struggle to overcome them our Creative Team was able to meet them with confidence. It was a pleasure working with Jody and helping her develop the signage materials she needed to showcase this fantastic new project!

Check out our page for more details on Instagram!



Top Post of July

We like to stay ahead of the curve posting our fresh ideas, new products, and all the fun happening at Creative! Our top post of July was our Meet The Creative Team post featuring Kim Larios!

Kim is our newest Customer Service Representative, and has been with Creative for 2 months.              "What motives her is being a mama of four! Kim has one girl and three boys."

Check it out here to see all the details!


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Trade Show Marketing Strategy Tips & Tricks


81% of trade show attendees have buying authority.

Which means more than 4 out of 5 people walking the aisles are potential customers for exhibitors.

Your trade show exhibit is a direct line to your customers and it provides a powerful punch! For your exhibit to be effective the visual impact of your display must make a strong first impression. Therefore, your designs should appeal to your next potential customer highlighting on their emotions and imagination. That’s why trade shows are a fantastic marketing strategy for any business to improve sales and build relationships.

Tips & Tricks

1. Create Lasting Impressions

We can help you make the best first impression! By utilizing a range of printed marketing from pop up magnetic display with case and counter, to a portable display system, we have the materials that both inform and excite potential customers.

Our goal at Creative is to make it clear how our products and services will benefit the business. The trade show will display graphics and signage that will reach out and grab the audience’s attention. We have an incredible in house team that will create highly visible, well-lit features that are large and easy to read. We will bring the customers to you.

2. Provide Incredible Face-to-Face Marketing

Here at Creative our designs help to promote businesses with a wide range of audiences. A successful campaign will engage the audience and take advantage of an opportunity to market the business and begin selling products.

Therefore, no matter the approach to face-to-face marketing, it is important to have aggressive promotional efforts that leave an impression that lasts. Overall, it is vital to have valuable opportunity to get to know the potential customer and existing customers in person.

3. Provide Cost-effective Networking and Advertising

When the final product is ready, it becomes a perpetual lead generator. Our goal is to incorporate a cost-effective way to help businesses network & advertise and thereby gain more satisfied customers.

Moreover, the campaign as a whole is a great way to effectively advertise in many versatile settings. Our designs will incorporate a more intriguing and interactive product that will retain potential, customer’s interest.

4. Market to Target Audiences & Direct Sales Opportunities

Marketing to the right target audience plays an important role when it comes to winning direct sales opportunities at a trade show.  It is important to retain audience interest and maintain a constant flow of individuals that may provide to be more direct sales opportunities.

Above all, by utilizing these recommended key products a business can culminate a whole host of new business opportunities that are centered in the right target market. The goal is growth and a successful trade show campaign will achieve that.

5. Generating Leads

The single best way to generate leads is by having engaging and attractive signage. A passerby can turn into a lead instantly with the right kind of booth. We work side-by-side with business owners to develop a unique and personalized trade show booth that gets results every time.

Here at Creative, we take pride in our ability to grow businesses with our marketing expertise. We would love to find out more about how we can help personalize a trade show package just for you. To find out more information about trade show packages and how to get yours started please give us a call at (530) 924-2400. Or email us at info@creativecomp.com.

Ready to buy now? Get a quote here.


Chelsea Perez


Vol. 4

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  • The Happenings at Creative
  • Creative Spotlight: Chloe's Mountain
  •  Quote of the Month
  • Behind the Scenes: NorthStar Engineering
  • Driving FORE! Autism
  • Get Featured & Special Offer

The Happenings at Creative

In June we celebrated 2 employees that would be leaving us very shortly. Kyle and his family relocated to Indiana after losing their home in the aftermath of the Camp Fire. They are excited to start fresh in a new home.

Angie is relocating to Sacramento to pursue a career in Sales as she graduated from Chico State in May.

What better way to celebrate two stellar employees than to have a Salsa Showdown! All employees were invited to bring their best homemade salsa to compete for prizes and of course bragging rights. We had a total of 14 unique salsas ranging from mild to extra hot.

It was a close race to the top 3! Congratulations to our winners and a big thank you to all of our participants!

1st Place: Steve with his Sweet Heat Mango Salsa
2nd Place: Aaron with his Classic Tomato Salsa
3rd Place: Geo with his Slow Burn Salsa

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Creative Spotlight: Chloe's Mountain

Wes Bristol first began his directing career in videos and television shows. He never dreamed of becoming a film director – he knew it was a completely different beast. However, when the opportunity arose to direct a film in need of help, he knew immediately what he needed to do.

Wes did not back down from the challenge and it payed off tenfold. His new movie Chloe’s Mountain has been nominated for numerous prestigious awards and he took home the best one. Chloe’s Mountain won Audience Choice for Best Picture at the International Christian Film Festival in Florida.

Wes came to us needing several types of marketing materials prior to the movie showing at the film festival. He worked directly with our lead designer Scott to design and deliver retractable banners, movie tickets, photo realistic posters, and more.

“Working with Scott has been a delight. He was accommodating and easy to work with. He doesn’t get offended if we don’t agree on something. He actually came up with the slogan for the movie!”

It was a pleasure working with Wes and helping him develop the marketing materials he needed to showcase his fantastic new movie! He is putting on a tribute to Paradise with a showing of Chloe’s Mountain where, “the proceeds will be used to build a memorial for those who perished as a result of the disaster.”



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Behind the Scenes: NorthStar Engineering

A Story About a Pretty Corny Project

“Established in 1983, NorthStar is a multi-disciplinary architecture, engineering, environmental, planning, surveying, and water resources consulting firm located in Chico, California.”

NorthStar serves solely the Butte County community with an emphasis in Chico. They are the prime example of a local business that caters (quite well) to the local community. This is just one of the reasons we love working with NorthStar.

Jessica from NorthStar came to Creative looking for something pretty interesting to entertain their guests for NorthStar’s 35 Year Anniversary celebration. We have partnered with NorthStar for many different marketing materials they needed; from business cards to letterheads, and everything in between. But this time, Jessica wanted something that was quite out of the box – or so she thought.

That’s how the NorthStar cornhole boards were born! Our Pre-Press Manager Steve went straight to work to create a sleek and on-brand design for the corn hole set. Once the design was complete it was sent out to the signage department and printed on gloss vinyl. After the vinyl was printed our Signage Manager Brandon had very specific cut templates in order to guarantee the best fit with no wrinkles. The end product was fantastic!

Looking to customize your own cornhole set? Head over to get a quote!


Driving FORE! Autism

From the Work Force to the Golf Course... It Was a PAR-TEE!

We were invited to sponsor the 7th Annual Driving FORE! Autism event hosted by Cleanrite Buildrite. Creative was one of the major sponsors of the event and we were happy to attend!

We were serving up sausage and Plinko with a smile. We saw over 200 golfers that day and everyone excited to play Plinko. Some were yelling, "No Whammy! No Whammy!" others were just aiming for the Klean Kanteen slot. From Creative hats to a set of custom printed golf balls, everyone walked away a winner.

Not only did we sponsor the event and attend as a vendor, we also had a team of 4 competing in the tournament! The Creative Team ended the tournament with 7 under par. While they didn't take 1st place, they certainly had a great time.

Big thanks to CRBR for inviting us to attend for the 3rd year in a row!

Looking for your own custom printed Plinko game? Head over to get a quote now!


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Do you want to be the featured business in our next newsletter?

Send an email submission to alyle@creativecomp.com to enter your business!

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