Archive for the ‘Company Ecards’ Category

Give these Birds a Break this Christmas

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Christmas dinner done differently

If our last post and latest Turkey Breakout ecard had you feeling sorry for our ill-fated feathery friends, we thought we’d take this opportunity to offer some alternative festive recipes to the traditional with some of these tasty twists:

• If you still feel like keeping things nostalgic, why not go all Dickensian this year and try cooking this classic roast goose with cider gravy. It’s a slightly pricier bird, but with its crisp skin and succulent, rich flavour, the turkey’s oldest Christmas contender is well worth it.

Give these birds a break this Christmas

Turkey Breakout 5 ecard

• Give the birds a break this Christmas and instead opt for an impressive feast of roast suckling pig for not much more than you’d spend on the average turkey.

• Whether your veggie or just looking for something that won’t leave you feeling bloated and guilt-ridden this Christmas, try the thoroughly festive parsnip, cranberry and chestnut loaf.

If none of those are quite alternative enough, maybe you could be tempted with a spot of reindeer? But surely, we couldn’t do that… could we?

 

Time, Turkeys and Traditions at Christmas

Monday, December 16th, 2013

It probably won’t surprise you to learn that Christmas is a really important time for us. Not only are we like little kids when it comes to the festive period but it’s also our busiest time of the year; answering emails, dealing with phone enquiries, as well as trying to expand our range to give our brilliantly loyal customers better and ever-growing choice.

But it might surprise you to learn that this year marks our fifth Christmas. And if truth be told, we can hardly believe it either. Time goes so fast and seems ever more fleeting, especially in December – can it really be Christmas next week?

Yet, amidst all the rushing around and excitement this Christmas, we didn’t want to forget to tell you about our new Christmas ‘Turkey Breakout’ ecard.

As sure as mistletoe under the archway and stockings hung by the fireplace, at Katie’s Cards we love a good Christmas tradition. Ours comes in the form of the release of our annual great-escape style animated ecard starring a couple of courageous turkeys that, over the years, we’ve really grown to love.

Turkey Breakout 5, our fifth incarnation, takes inspiration from the daring deeds of Evil Knieval as the turkeys attempt to escape the farm by jumping straight into cannon that’s ready to blow.

Watch Turkey Breakout 5 to find out if theirs will be a happy holiday.

Every year we try and outdo the last turkey card and we have to admit that we have great fun finding new methods of escape. And whether the turkeys are successful or not, you always end up rooting for them… so much so, that we often spare a thought for them whilst eating Christmas dinner!

New Company Ecards website due for launch in October

Friday, September 20th, 2013

We have spent much of this year developing a new dedicated website to offer Ecard services to companies and organisations. Three years ago we launched the company Christmas Ecard section of Katies Cards, which has proven to be quite successful, so it really made sense to remove it from the website, and build a new brand and interface more suitable to business customers.

The new site will offer much more than just Christmas greetings, there will be a range of services and categories for companies to make use of throughout the year, including corporate Birthday ecards. When the new website is ready we will post more information and links nearer the time.

Celebrate. Empower. Appreciate.

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

Here are some final reasons that Ecard Mint company ecards can work for your business on a number of levels. Use them to:

CELEBRATE major holidays and festivals, key company milestones and successes, staff achievements.

EMPOWER staff to send ecards to their contacts, making cards relevant and meaningful.

ANNOUNCE new products and services, special offers and company news to partners and customers.

INVITE or remind event guests in an original and attention-grabbing way.

APPRECIATE staff and colleagues for a job well done.

THANK customers for their custom, members for their subscription renewal, or partners for their service.

Get Social

Saturday, July 20th, 2013

While most businesses now understand the value of a social media presence, many are still struggling to build their audience. Experts advise that the ‘social’ in social media is all-important and that businesses must leave the ‘hard sell’ approach for other media and focus on what they can give their audience, such as interesting snippets or useful hints and tips.

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Add social media buttons to your company ecards and allow your contacts to become Facebook fans and Twitter followers. If you’ve just delighted and entertained them with an ecard, this could be the perfect moment to inspire them to continue their connection with you … Head over to Ecard Mint to find out more.

Measurable Marketing

Friday, July 19th, 2013

One of the main benefits of using one of our business ecards to send your company’s greetings is that they double as a marketing tool. What’s more, you can easily access analytics about how many people your ecard reached and how they interacted with the information inside it.

Ecards are, therefore, much more than a simple greeting. They are an interactive marketing tool with measurable results that give you a clear indication of your return on investment. If you’d like to talk further about the potential uses of company ecards for your business, then please do not hesitate to get in touch by commenting below this post, emailing us at info@katiescards.com or telephoning us on 020 8274 2069.

Going green

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

One of the main benefits of sending company ecards is that they are the perfect way to demonstrate your corporate environmental responsibility. No resources are needed to make our company ecards and they do not need to travel by air, land or sea to be delivered. Therefore, they avoid excess fuel consumption and decrease your carbon footprint. Additionally, many offices are now choosing to go ‘paperless’ and sending ecards is a way of helping to achieve this.

Having a comprehensive environmental policy has become central to the way in which many companies are run and by sending ecards you are both helping the environment and are also making your customers and business partners aware of your green ethos.

To Christmas and beyond

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

One of the main reasons that we have decided to re-launch our company ecard service is so that we can provide a service that you can use all year round, not just at Christmas. Though we expect the winter holiday season to remain our busiest time, we hope that our customers will take advantage of our other company ecard categories too which will be available on the Ecard Mint website:

  • Birthday Ecards – Our new birthday ecard tool allows you to surprise your customers and employees with a personalised message on their birthday. We have a range of static and animated ecards for you to choose from and all can be adapted to include your company web address, logo and social media buttons. You can also schedule your birthday ecards to be sent at a pre-defined date: simply add the names and birth dates of your contacts into the online address book and voilà, you never have to worry about missing someone’s birthday again.
  • Thank You Ecards – Sending thank you ecards can help you retain loyal customers, make your employees feel valued and can help you build strong relationships with business partners. Because of the timely nature of ecards, you can send a thank you ecard soon after the event. Has an employee done an outstanding piece of work? Then why not show them that you recognise their hard work that same afternoon.
  • Hanukkah Ecards – We have a growing collection of Hanukkah ecards that you can customise to send to your employees and contacts to send your best wishes. Simply choose an animated or non-animated ecard and customise it to include your website, logo and a personal message.
  • New Year Ecards – The start of the year is the perfect time to re-connect with old contacts and to start making new ones. By sending one of our ‘happy new year’ ecards, you can do just that.
  • Event and Invitation Ecards – Holding a company event soon? Want to impress your guests? Then why not adapt one of our fabulous invitation ecards. Give your guests important information about the time and venue but also use it as a taste of what’s to come by adding some music to your ecard.

As with all our cards, if you don’t find anything suitable then get in touch and we’ll be happy to design a bespoke ecard with you. Feel free to comment on this post or email us at info@katiescards.com for further information.

Introducing … Ecard Mint

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Though Christmas feels very far away at the moment, here at Katie’s Cards we’re already preparing for the festive season. The December holiday season is our busiest time of year as we help companies around the world design and create business ecards that reflect their brand and allow them to connect with their customers, clients and employees. Last year was the busiest year yet for our company ecards and so we have decided that it’s time iron out any creases and improve the service that we can offer to big and small corporations alike.

Consequently, later this year we will be launching Ecard Mint – a more sophisticated, more flexible, more advanced website for our company ecards. Though the site isn’t fully up and running yet, we thought you might want to take a look at it … www.ecardmint.com.

Over the next seven days we will be using the Katie’s Cards blog to explain the main reasons why company ecards could work for you and your business. If you have any further queries about our company ecard service then please do not hesitate to get in touch by either commenting below this post or emailing us at info@katiescards.com.

It’s six months until Christmas!

Saturday, July 6th, 2013

Here at Katie’s Cards, whilst everyone else is thinking about barbecues, sunshine and spending the evenings dining al fresco, our minds have already turned to Christmas! It won’t be long until the Katie’s Cards office is filled with the sounds of Christmas music (as we start to make some new festive ecards) and we’re starting to get inspired by all things ‘Christmas.’

If you’re feeling like getting into the Christmas spirit then contact us today about designing your company Christmas ecard. We would love to work with you to design a bespoke ecard that reflects your company’s product, brand and ethos and the more time we have to do it, the better. Though we aim to keep to a short lead time, even during the busy Christmas months, why not get the (snow)ball rolling now and lessen the stress during the busy Christmas months?

Alternatively, you can simply adapt one of our existing company Christmas ecards to include your logo, personal message and website address and can schedule it to be sent at a date closer to Christmas – no last minute scrambles to get together address lists, no panics about your cards arriving on time and the potential for your Christmas message to go viral.

If you’d like some more information then you can either visit our website, or you can give the Katie’s Cards office a call on 020 8274 2069. We would love to hear from you!

SPECIAL OFFER ALERT! Order your company e card before 15th October save money! 2012.09.20.

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

You may or may not be aware that as well as creating high quality e cards for personal use, Katie’s Cards also produces a range of corporate e cards that are used by companies across the globe to send to their customers and staff for special occasions like Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Years Eve.

We have a wide range of cards to choose from as well as a diverse mix of options to suit different needs. As Christmas is our busiest time of year, we decided to kick off early and give you a great reason to organise your company Christmas e card a little early;

ORDER YOUR BESPOKE CHRISTMAS CARD BEFORE THE 15th OF OCTOBER 2012 AND YOU WILL RECEIVE A 5% DISCOUNT!

To claim this offer all you have to do is email racheal@katiescards.com she will talk you through the process and give you a quote which will include your 5% discount. However, you must make sure to pay the holding deposit on or before the 15th of October otherwise you will lose out on this great offer.

This is a great way to get organised a bit earlier than normal as well as save money so don’t miss out!

'Glowing Tree' corporate e card from www.katiescards.com/company

'Glowing Tree' corporate e card from www.katiescards.com/company

Seasonal Cities – a new corporate e card from Katie’s Cards. 2012.09.18.

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Here is a fantastic new corporate e card from Katie’s Cards entitled ‘Seasonal Cities’.

This card is the perfect solution for international businesses of any size to send to their customers and clients all over the globe to wish them Christmas greetings.

It is available to send on our ‘Do It Yourself’ website now! You can personalise and send it, adding your company logo, message and URL as well as pre-selecting the send date in advance, in a matter of moments (a very handy feature which means you can organise and pay for your card now and then sit back and wait for it to be sent out on your desired date in December).

We have a fantastic range of business e cards to choose from – so take a look through our catalogue here and don’t forget to get in touch if you have any questions or problems. Click here to get in touch!

This is an extremely cost-effective and green way to communicate with customers and show you care about their custom.

Keep an eye out for more new cards – we have more planned to be released before Christmas (including a new Turkey Escape card!) so make sure to come back and take a look!

'Seasonal Cities' new corporate e card from www.katiescards.com

'Seasonal Cities' new corporate e card from www.katiescards.com

How can Businesses avoid the soaring mailing costs?

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

The cost of sending Business marketing items and letters through the post in the UK is soaring. The 30% price rise in UK first-class stamps, and 39% rise for second-class, mark the biggest annual increase in percentage terms since 1975. Ten years ago, a first-class stamp cost only 27p, and a second-class cost only 19p.

Organizations who send large amount of printed material via the post office are in for a nasty shock as the rise in the costs hits their bottom line. Now, more than ever is the time to consider sending marketing and information messages via email. Katies Cards offer corporate entities to opportunity to send creative, entertaining Corporate Ecards, E-messages or viral games to their clients, customers and staff at a fraction of the cost of their printed counterparts.

Engage your audience with high quality, well designed online messages that can be animated or static. The cost effective solutions on offer cut out the need for expensive print runs, logistics to address and transport the items to the post office and then the soaring postal charges on top.

To find out more information and view examples of previous work CLICK HERE.

Calling all businesses – e cards are a great marketing tool!

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

To all of you business owners, marketers and senior staff – corporate e cards are a great way to re-engage your customers!

A recent study by Pew Internet has revealed that whilst 65% of americans use social media, a whopping 92% use email and search which further reaffirms why businesses need to make sure that they are using all forms of marketing to attract new customers. This is a great reason to try the effectiveness of sending your customers a company e card and there isn’t a better time to do this than Christmas!

Business e cards are quick, easy to use, cheap and environmentally friendly and at Katies Cards we offer 3 different types to fit all budgets:

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Corporate e cards

Please contact us for further information and we will be happy to help.

Katie x

Why not be extra organised – start planning your companies annual Christmas card!

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Hi all,

I know its only half way through the year, but we all know how quickly Christmas actually comes around and how manic it can be to get everything organised before the day! Thats why I think its never too early to get some things planned and ticked off the list, namely your company Christmas e card .

At Katies Cards we can help your corporate ecard organised so that you can focus on all the other things you need to do for the festive season!

We have a range of options to suit small or large budgets. Choose from static, animated or bespoke business e card designs and add your company logo, message and a weblink.

Business ecards are a great way to communicate with your customers and clients at Christmas time as they are cheap, engaging and environmentally friendly!

To find out more about how we can help you visit www.katiescards.com/company/, and please let us know if you have any questions – we are happy to help!

Katie x

Companies migrate to sending Corporate Ecards

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Katie’s Cards have become well know for the great value personal animated ecard membership , but we also offerEcard  service to companies and organizations. Over the past three years we have created hundreds of Christmas E cards for companies of all sizes, from one man bands to household name corporations, and every year the demand just seems to grow. They are a very environmentally friendly and cost effective way of sending out Seasonal Greetings, especially if their your mailing list is hundreds or thousands of contacts.

In 2010 we launched a new section of the website, to allow companies to have the opportunity of sending their company Christmas Ecard through the site, select a static or animated ecard, upload their logo, personal message, URL and mailing list and for a relatively low cost, send their personalized Ecard to their entire mailing list. At present there are 25 static and 16 animated Ecards to choose from, and we plan to add many more for Christmas 2011.

We also have plans to extend the service beyond just Christmas E cards, rolling it out to meet business needs throughout the whole year, providing the opportunity to send business e cards for the launch of a new product or service, to notify clients about a move to new premisis or to reward and motivate staff for their work or to send them a greeting on their Birthday. There are unlimited applications of corporate email messages with a creative, animated element. There are numerous events and occasions where a corporate ecard is the perfect solution.

Along with the ‘automated’ option we can create bespoke and custom built ecards to fit any brief.

New Business Ecards Launch

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Katie’s Cards are proud to announce the launch of a new section of the website, the facility for Business, companies and organizations to send Company Christmas Ecards, directly through our website.

New Business Ecards section launched at Katies Cards

New Business Ecards section launched at Katies Cards

At present there are 25 Static Christmas Ecarsd and 12 animated ecards available to send. Just select the card that is right for your company, upload your logo, festive message and add your website link, then send out to all your clients, customers and staff. It is as easy as you like and green as Christmas holly.