Burlington PIP Makes History with Second “Franchisee of the Year” Award, Plus Franchise Top 10 and Industry Top 100 Awards

Parent company grants graphic communication scholarship in their name

MISSION VIEJO, Calif., September 1, 2012— PIP Printing and Marketing Services has named Jimmy and Judy Brumley, owners of the PIP center in Burlington, “Franchisee of the Year.” This is the second time the Brumleys have won the franchisor’s most prestigious award, and the first time in history a franchisee has won the honor twice. Their first Franchisee of the Year award was in 2007. The Brumleys are also perennial members of the PIP network’s Top 10 franchises based on annual sales volume; this year they ranked at number five. They were also distinguished with a Quick Printing magazine Top 100 award, which ranks printers industry-wide based on 2011 sales volume. This year’s successes follow close on the heels of the Brumley’s top sales rep, Lee Whitaker, winning the franchisor’s highest salesperson honor, the Don F. Lowe Salesperson of the Year award, in 2011. The Brumley’s awards were presented during the PIP International Convention, held August 15-19 at the Hyatt Regency in Baltimore.


While recognizing the Brumleys at the Convention, Don Lowe, CEO of Franchise Services, Inc., announced that a PIP scholarship would be granted in their honor. The scholarship will be made in partnership with the Electronic Document Scholarship Foundation (EDSF), a non-profit organization dedicated to the document management and communications industries. It will provide $2,000 to support students attending California Polytechnic State University’s Graphic Communication program in the 2012 academic year.

The Brumley’s accomplishments this year, and in recent years, are extremely impressive,” said Mr. Lowe. “It is fitting that they’ve made history by winning the Franchisee of the Year award twice, because the Brumleys and their team exemplify the leadership, innovation and dedication that have always been the hallmark of the PIP brand. I know I speak for the whole PIP network when I say that we are inspired and honored to have the Brumleys as part of the PIP family.” “Being the Franchisee of the Year for the second time is a true honor,” said Jimmy Brumley. “Growing our business within the PIP network has been exciting and extremely rewarding. We share these awards with our amazing staff, and we thank PIP corporate for supporting us as we’ve grown and taken on new opportunities in printing and marketing services.” “We take this honor very seriously and think it is a reflection on our staff and their commitment to our customers and each other. Judy and I will continue to do all in our power to strengthen all brands that FSI represents.”

About PIP Printing and Marketing Services

PIP Printing and Marketing Services specializes in the creation and execution of growth-oriented printing and marketing solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses. More than 500 locations world wide offer robust digital and offset printing, integrated marketing campaigns, data and mailing services, signage, promotional products, graphic design, and online services that help companies advance their Web presence. Whether the client objective is branding, lead generation, customer retention, reactivation, cross-sell, upsell, or campaign measurement, PIP is where businesses go to grow.

PIP has received numerous awards and recognition including the Franchise Times Top 200, Entrepreneur Franchise 500, Quick Printing Top 100, Printing Impressions 400, an AllStar Top 300 Award, a Franchise 50 Award and a Franchisee Satisfaction Award from Franchise Business Review.

Contact: PIP Printing and Marketing Services, 825 South Main Street, Burlington, NC, 27215-5740, Telephone: 336-222-0717, Fax: 336-222-0773, Email: sales@pipburlington.com, Website: http://burlingtonnc787.pip.com.


Back to the Basic’s

While most companies do the majority of their marketing on the web, that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for PRINT. When we say print we are talking about the  traditional printed marketing collateral – your business cards, brochures, Posters, flyers, and more. You can be smart about it and marry your print to the digital, connecting your offline efforts to your online ones.

That’s why QR codes are such a great marketing tool. They enable you to marry your print collateral with your online presence through people’s mobile devices. At the end of this year more than 55% of us Adults will be carrying a smart phone.

Use QR codes to send people to a relevant landing page, Customized Mobile Website, social presence (grow your fan base), or other piece of web content, and generate leads as a result. Giving your printed marketing materials a much higher ROI — that you can track! Some QR Codes are 100% Trackable. Use that knowledge to your advantage!

PIP Printing and Marketing Services Burlington N.C. recognized by Quick Printing Magazine

Burlington, NC – June, 11 2012 – Pip Printing and Marketing Services located in Burlington, N.C. was recently recognized by Quick Printing Magazine as one of the top 100 highest producing printing companies in North America. The list is published annually and ranks companies by sales, growth, sales per location and productivity per employee.

Pip Burlington, owned and operated by Judy and Jimmy Brumley has been an award winning and industry leader since establishing the business in 1983. With three divisions (Pip Printing, Pip signs-banners-posters, and Growth Marketing) the Burlington PIP is a one stop location for business growth tools and strategies.

Jimmy Brumley states “our dedicated staff and their commitment to exceeding our customer’s expectations makes recognition of this type possible.” Pip Burlington serves all Triad Businesses and is located at 825 S. Main St. Burlington N.C. 336-222-0717 www.pipburlington.com

Night Moves

A Couple of Weeks Ago – Two Men and A Truck of Greensboro (A Great Client Of Ours) came to us with a need! They had decided to set up a booth at the Piedmont Triad Business Showcase and was needing a new idea on how to brand their new offerings!

They have always been a great moving service – but is now going to offer Night Moves. This is a Service where if you need to move after work – they have the team and manpower to get it done.

The Showcase would be a revealing of the new offers to the public and they wanted to do it in a big different way. The team here at PIP Burlington has a great concept. Our Creative Director Katie – worked up two concepts.

The Client Loved the one! Then Production Manager Jeremy Mitchell and Quality Control Manager Greg Mullis – put some further thought into it and then the “Lights” went off!

Here is our concept from Start to Finish – We are so Very Proud!

What does EDDM mean?

You may have recently seen or heard commercials by the United States Postal Service about Every Door Direct Mail. But what does this mean for you? No more mailing lists! No permit! No hassle!

Every Door Direct Mail makes getting your message out simpler than ever. An EDDM mailpiece can be used to target specific neighborhoods to help increase your business. You can choose to mail to businesses and residences or residences only, and postage is as little as 14.5¢ each. You can mail as few as 200 pieces or no more than 5000 pieces per day.

Here are some ideas for an EDDM mailing:

Realtors: You’re always looking for properties to list. Use a postcard in targeted neighborhoods to let homeowners interested in selling their homes know about you and what benefits you can offer them if they list with you.

Restaurants: This is great for new restaurants to let people know that you’re now open in their neighborhood. For any restaurant, it’s an inexpensive way to build up your clientele. Make sure you include a coupon to give people a reason to try out your restaurant.

Churches: Residential areas constantly have people moving in and out of them. Why not let the neighborhoods around your church know about your service times and activities for families? Make new residents feel that they are welcomed in the neighborhood and to your church.

Doctors and dentists: Don’t count on people simply knowing your office is in their neighborhood. Offer a free service or discount to bring in new clients.

Individuals: Do you have a lost pet? Are you having a yard sale? Instead of hoping someone driving by where you posted a sign about your lost pet or yard sale, and Every Door Direct Mail mailpiece will go to every home in your surrounding neighborhood and save you time.

You can make the mailpiece even more valuable by adding a coupon or a QR code (we can help you with that, too).

The possibilities are endless.

Let PIP Printing and Marketing Services help you design, print and mail your message.  Call us today to get started.

Banners, signs and posters. . .oh, my!

If you didn’t already know, PIP Printing Burlington can design and print eye-catching window graphics for your business, vehicle magnets, yard signs, wall clings, banners and much more. You may ask why you need more signs than just your company name sign. Think of the unlimited messages you can send to people who pass your business every day. Signs are one of the most cost-effective ways of advertising your business.
Signs, posters and banners are used everywhere and by everyone:

Community groups
Educational institutions
Political organizations
Real estate agents
And more!

The next time you’re driving around your town, notice how many examples of signage are being used by businesses.

Signs draw attention to your store windows. They engage your audience, and people will come closer to look at the signs and your message. If you choose a window cling material, your message can easily be changed again and again.
We can help you design and print the perfect indoor or outdoor signs, posters, banners, charts, or oversized photos to grab your audience’s attention and communicate your message loud and clear. We’ve even printed on a wooden door! Large, eye-catching signs, posters, banners and displays appeal to customers and deliver your message more effectively.

Like everything we do at PIP, we use the latest equipment for the sharpest resolution in black and white or color to create the greatest impact, giving you the greatest return on your investment. To customize your message, you can choose from an almost endless selection of sizes and print on paper, cloth, vinyl, canvas, or any number of other materials. We’ll add hardware for hanging or even install the signs for you.

Have a big idea, or need us to help you with one? It’s easy to make a big impression with signs, posters and banners by PIP!

Judy Brumley Wins PIP Sales Award

Top Performer Receives Gold Level Award for Sales Excellence

Judy BrumleyBurlington, NC March 22, 2012—Judy Brumley a salesperson at PIP Printing and Marketing Services in Burlington has been recognized as a 2011 Gold Level Top Performer. The Top Performer Award is presented annually to recognize top achievers in the PIP franchise network. This year, Brumley was one of only twenty-five salespeople who received Gold Level status from more than 300 worldwide.
“I’m very proud of Judy.  She works hard every day to help our customers with all of their printing and marketing needs,” said Jimmy Brumley, PiP Printing and Marketing Services, Burlington.  “Judy is a true professional who I am pleased to have on our team.”
The Gold Level Awards are presented at the annual Sales Forum event, sponsored by Franchise Services, Inc., parent company of PIP. This year’s sales training event was held in Raleigh from March 14-17 at the Raleigh Marriott City Center. Featured keynote guest speakers included Tim Vellek, Senior Vice President, Production Printing Business Group, Ricoh Americas Corporation, signature sponsor of the event; Joe Manos, Executive Vice President of MindFire; and noted author and inspirational speaker Neal Petersen.