October Open House | Cushing

October Open House

Visit Us In Our New Home!

When: Thursday, October 26
11:00 am7:30 p.m. FOOD & REFRESHMENTS THROUGHOUT THE DAY
Take a tour & see the new space
noon – 12:45 p.m. Content Marketing With Andy Crestodina
(with 15 minute Q & A session afterward)
1:30 – 2:15 p.m. 10 Surprising Things About Your Employer Brand
(with 15 minute Q & A session afterward)
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Shop Tours & Wine Tasting
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Virtual Reality Panel
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Virtual Reality Demonstrations

(Please check back as we’ll add programming, updates & more Open House Details).

Meet the team, have a bite to eat, take a shop tour & join us for a learning session. 

Earlier this summer, Cushing bid farewell to 420 W. Huron and made our move to 213 W. Institute Place. Doors opened in in the new shop on Friday, June 2, 2017. River North is still home and the entire office is on one floor, for improved project workflow, and happier customers.

Please join us for our October 2017 Open House: A day of creative possibilities and learning opportunities!

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Why Stop By? 

  • Learn about the latest wide format, environmental branding projects.
  • Explore white-ink capabilities of our Indigo Press.
  • Chat with project managers and our team of creative thinkers.
  • Take advantage of a complimentary learning session.
  • Your project ideas are welcome and we can’t wait to have you!

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Calm, Cool & Creative

Meet team members like John, Matthew, Anjelica & Josette.

Always helpful and happy to answer questions!

“Our favorite companies to work with are those that provide value beyond their products and services. Cushing does just that. I recently attended one of their Lunch n Learns on website conversion optimization. Not only did I pick up actionable tips for my company website, they gave me an entire tour of their space where I was able to visualize techniques for office branding and privacy film right on the spot. They’re just lovely, helpful people.”
NEW PRESENTATION: Advanced Content Marketing for B2B

You’ve been at this content thing for a while and you’re busier than ever. But your traffic is stuck at the same levels and leads are flat. You’re working more for the same results you got last year. It’s time to adapt. To go beyond the basics. To take a more advanced approach. We’re going to teach you to get more traffic in less time.


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Andy's Credentials

Named A Top 50 Marketing Influencer to Watch in 2016 by Entrepreneur Magazine

The Orbit Blog was Named One of the 21 Best Blogs That Will Help You Grow Your Business By Inc.com

More About Andy on The Orbit Media Website 

Named a Top-Rated Presenter at Content Marketing World, Social Media Marketing World and Conversion Conference.

On the Crains Chicago Tech 50 List

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“Recently, I attended Cushing's open house to learn more about their printing services. Not only did I find a company that provides creative solutions which offer great value for my clients, I also learned about using search engine optimization to grow my business (at a lunch & learn the same day.) I also connected with a new prospect interested in my photography services at the event. I quickly found out Cushing goes above & beyond processing print jobs!”

Lunch to libations, network with industry professionals, see capabilities and explore techniques to stand apart from your competition.

See the incredible HP Indigo Digital Press in action. We’ll discuss printing with white ink, new media options and creative possibilities. Don’t miss out!

Giveaways Throughout the Day

During the Open House, we’ll raffle off items such as Starbucks Gift Cards, Restaurant gift certificates, Coffee mugs, mini-blue tooth players. And additional prizes!

Open House Food Partner

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Amber Hacker from IFYC
“Cushing delivered on several fronts – they had the most competitive pricing out of all the vendors we researched, they exceeded our expectations on the final products for our office space design, and they had outstanding customer service throughout the process. I would highly recommend Cushing to any organization that’s looking for an outstanding product at a reasonable price.  ”
NEW PRESENTATION: 10 Surprising Things That Impact Your Employer Brand

Or how about your employer brand? A follow up to our June session with Employer Brand Expert, James Ellis, don’t miss this conversation. James tackles 10 Surprising Things That Impact Your Employer Brand. You may know your employer brand, but how is it being communicated to the community?

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Meet James Ellis

James Ellis has over fifteen years experience in the content marketing and digital space.

A sought after speaker, he has presented at notable conferences such as Content Marketing World and Content Jam!

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“Cushing's new space is a perfect place to present: intimate without feeling cramped, modern without feeling cold or austere. I had a great time speaking to business leaders about the value of employer branding, and hope to return soon. Oh, and take the tour: they do some pretty amazing work.”
Spend Time With a Sommelier

Stefano Gagliolo is a Chicago resident of two years. He grew up in Andora, Italy just south of the Piedmont region known for sophisticated cuisine and wines such as Barolo, Barbera d’Asti and Barbaresco.

For years he studied wine and spent most of his time on a winery, Cascina Praié overlooking the Ligurian Sea. Stefano is a FISAR-certified, second-level sommelier (Italian Federation of Sommeliers) and has expertise in all aspects of Italian wine, including regions and their producers, grape varietals and method of vindication.

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Various Vendors

Throughout the day, vendors including Avery, Mohawk, GPA, Neenah Paper and more will be present. If you have questions on paper, your next project or just want to chat, please drop by. You’ll have a chance to see shop capabilities up-close and meet the people behind your projects.

Virtual Reality Panel

Virtual reality is not just a trend.  Goldman Sachs recently published a report that by 2025, it will become a $425 billion dollar industry.  It will have applications beyond video games. Just like direct mail marketing or search engine optimization, it is a tool that can be used to move promotional efforts forward.

How does it apply to marketing, graphic design efforts, and printing?

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Panel Partners

Thanks to our Panel Partners!

 

 

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“We have worked with Cushing for several years now, and they always deliver. Recently, we were late planning for our largest national trade show, but between Mike Sherkey's responsiveness, and Anjelica Garcia's attention to detail and the production staff's ability to hit a very tough deadline, we made it. The work was excellent, the display spectacular and the show was a great success. Thanks for the effort, everyone.”