Associates International, Inc.

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Associates International

MARKETING IMPLEMENTATION SOLUTIONS

We help businesses and organizations drive revenue and deliver value
through print and digital communications.

Our CORE-4 Services

Associates International (Ai) integrates four powerful technologies into a flexible, single source for all of your digital and print communications needs. Our CORE-4 services give you streamlined access to Digital & Offset printing, Direct Mail solutions, Wide-Format imaging and Cloud Printing services – all under one roof.  When you need multi-channel solutions to reach targeted audiences, we combine CORE-4 with a suite of marketing services to deliver even more value. We call it + MORE. You can call it the Ai advantage.

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Printing

The heart of Ai’s CORE-4, our press room features the best digital and offset print engineering available, ensuring every project is reliably delivered with optimal value.
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Direct Mail

By merging superior printing, up-to-date mailing compliance processes and automation under one roof, our Direct Mail services provide precise assembly, addressing and delivery of each piece.
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Wide-Format

Ai’s wide-format printing technology offers a broad range of options using both digital and ink-jet capabilities, ensuring your two-dimensional prints are tailored to your business’ needs.
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Cloud

If your business or organization requires customizable, streamlined cloud printing processes with 24/7 ordering availability, then our internationally recognized print-on-demand service is the digital storefront solution for you.
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PRINTING

Whether you need business cards, presentation folders, postcards, or even something more intricate like a multi-piece mailing package, booklets, or sophisticated marketing collateral, we can print it with fast turnaround and free local delivery. As a Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certified company, we offer a wide variety of FSC® certified stock papers. Additionally, we are committed to using environmentally-friendly inks and employing energy-saving best practices throughout our facility.

Digital

  • Short-to-medium, single- or multi-color runs
  • Variable data printing
  • Personalization, numbering and coding
  • Inline finishing, including stitching and gluing

Offset

  • Up to 6-color with aqueous coating
  • Meets GRACoL 7 standards
  • 27 lb. offset up to 30-point board for packaging
  • Superior color integrity and management

DIRECT MAIL

Today’s mailing system requires sophisticated processes and results analysis to ensure accurate delivery and direct response success. For large, targeted mailing campaigns, our match-mailing system uses barcode reading technology to fully automate addressing and insertion to guarantee 100% accuracy and reduce processing times – every time.

Features

  • Fully automated match mailing
  • Barcoding
  • Data scrubbing
  • Comingling
  • List procurement and audience targeting
  • Personalization, addressing and insertion
  • Full service Every Door Direct Mail (EDDM)

WIDE-FORMAT

Does your business or organization need large posters, signs and other two-dimensional prints to attract customers’ attention?

Leveraging our CORE-4 services, Ai’s wide-format printing includes system-wide color management, multiple material options including high-gloss, matte photo paper or canvas, and special coatings for vinyl, acetates and backlighting.

Some Examples

  • On-site/In-store signage
  • Corporate motivational/inspirational posters
  • Sale and directional signs
  • Advertising signage
  • Custom mounting, including chipboard, foam-board, magnet-receptive and dry erase boards
  • Prints available on a variety of plastics and adhesive-backed materials

+ MORE Services

Your marketing and communications strategies and deliverables don’t stop evolving, so neither do we.  Integrating our CORE-4 technology with microsite development, email campaigns, fulfillment & kitting services and more, Ai can help unlock the full potential of your marketing campaigns and programs. Expand the services below…

Fulfillment & Kitting

Warehousing, assembly and delivery options for small promotions or nationwide operations support.

Creative & Design Services

From a logo refresh and corporate branding to integrated marketing campaign development, we can work with your team to create high-impact visual communications elements.

QR Codes

Drive your customers directly to your website, microsite or landing page with customizable mobile barcodes, enabling enhanced tracking and customer data collection for your Direct Mail campaigns and other printed collateral.

Image Personalization

Powered by Direct Smile®, Ai’s Image Personalization combines custom font overlays with powerful images that boost response rates and increase your marketing ROI.  Generating personalized images is quick and easy, allowing you to integrate them with multi-channel marketing campaigns across any print or digital media for brand consistency.

Try our Image Personalization Demo to see some of the custom fonts we can produce for your next project. Or, contact us to discuss creating one that is uniquely yours.

Microsites

A great tie-in for Direct Mail campaigns, microsites leverage Personalized URLs (PURLs) to direct targeted prospects and customers to a specific location so you can capture valuable data and provide more information about a product or service you offer.

Email Campaigns

Used as a  stand-alone campaign or support for Direct Mail, we provide customized text, images and creative elements combined with targeted messaging to reach your prospects and customers.

Augmented Reality

Connect with your customers in new, innovative ways with AR and more. Contact us if the time is right to explore new marketing tools to elevate your business.

Content Management

From social media campaigns and response management to original content creation and sharing, we can help your business or organization build awareness and drive audience interactions across social platforms, blogs, email and print newsletters and more.

Proofreading

Our expert proofreading staff ensures quality and accuracy, maintaining your brand’s integrity and identity so your message carries through.

Promotional Items

From magnets, decals and binders to specialty packaging and banners, we can help create and produce items and collateral for your business or organization to connect your brand to your customers.

Our Markets

Pharmaceutical Services

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Whether you’re launching a new product or need to quickly reach customers with important information, a flexible, single source for all your print and digital communications needs is vital. That’s why we’ve tailored our suite of implementation services to meet the growing demands of the pharmaceutical industry.

Printing

  • Top-of-the line pressroom equipment for offset, digital and wide-format printing
  • Print runs of any size and scale, including folders, pocket folders, sell sheets, brochures, brochure holders, tip-on cards, shelf-talkers, note cards, leave-behinds, journal inserts and more

Direct Mail

  • Up-to-date mailing compliance processes and automation under one roof with precise assembly, addressing and delivery services
  • Match-mailing system with barcoding and automated addressing for large, targeted campaigns
  • Variable data technology to enable personalized, large-run distribution

Cloud Printing

  • Quick, customizable document production with web-based ordering, tracking and reporting
  • Reduce project costs, turnaround time and unused inventory with as-needed ordering of brochures, business cards, sell sheets, pocket flashcards, personalized thank you cards and more

Fulfillment & Kitting

  • Full service and flexible campaign and materials management and logistics
  • Multiple kit assembly and delivery options available
  • Manage production, assembly, shipping and tracking under one roof

Finishing

  • Full service bindery operation with specialty folding, in-line folding and gluing, custom die-cutting, lamination and ClingZ

Inventory Management

  • Ample warehousing space to manage and store production runs of any size
  • Custom packaging and distribution solutions for market testing and other short-run needs
  • Field sales distribution on local, regional and national scale

Contact Us Today

CLICK HERE to get your product collateral into the right hands with Ai’s pharmaceutical marketing services.

Financial Services

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In the financial services world, the capability to produce and deliver timely, accurate direct response marketing and customer communications is critical to achieving maximum wallet share. At Ai, we lean on decades of financial services marketing implementation experience to help securely deliver targeted product and account information to your customers.

Printing

  • Top-of-the line pressroom equipment for offset, digital and wide-format printing
  • Print runs of any size and scale, including buck slips, brochures, brochure holders, promotional flyers, folders, pocket folders, sell sheets, and leave-behinds

Direct Mail

  • Up-to-date mailing compliance processes and automation under one roof with precise assembly, addressing and delivery services
  • Match-mailing system with barcoding for large, targeted campaigns
  • Automated addressing and insertion for 100% accuracy and reduced processing times

Wide-Format

  • In-branch or back office banners and signage
  • Premium color management for consistency and brand integrity
  • Broad selection of materials, including high-gloss or matte photo paper and canvas, clear or specialty-coated vinyl, and acetates for backlighting
  • Multiple mounting options, including chipboard, foam-board, magnet-receptive and dry erase boards, plastics and adhesive-backed materials

Fulfillment & Kitting

  • Full service and flexible campaign and materials management and logistics
  • Multiple kit assembly and delivery options available
  • Manage production, assembly, shipping and tracking under one roof

Finishing

  • Full service bindery operation
  • Specialty folding
  • In-line folding and gluing capabilities
  • Custom die-cutting

Digital Communications

  • Conveniently deliver product, service and account information for today’s on-the-go consumer
  • Personalized, trackable email blasts, direct mail QR coding and Personalized URLs (PURLs) for optimal customer outreach and data collection
  • Custom microsite design, hosting and management

Contact Us Today

CLICK HERE to activate dynamic financial customer marketing programs with Ai.

Education Services

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When recruiting prospective students, engaging current students or managing an alumni fundraising campaign, your communications can leave a lasting impression. Ai brings the power of CORE-4 to implement successful marketing campaigns and student outreach across a variety of channels and touchpoints, ensuring your message is heard.

Printing

  • Top-of-the line pressroom equipment for offset, digital and wide-format printing
  • Print runs of any size and scale, including folders, pocket folders, information sheets, brochures, brochure holders, course catalogs, note cards, newsletters and more

Direct Mail

  • Up-to-date mailing compliance processes and automation under one roof
  • Precise assembly, addressing and delivery services
  • Match-mailing system with barcoding for large, targeted campaigns
  • Automated addressing and insertion for 100% accuracy and reduced processing times

Wide-Format

  • Banners and signage for on-campus branding and event promotions
  • Premium color management for consistency and brand integrity
  • Broad selection of materials, including high-gloss or matte photo paper and canvas, clear or specialty-coated vinyl, and acetates for backlighting
  • Multiple mounting options, including chipboard, foam-board, magnet-receptive and dry erase boards, plastics and adhesive-backed materials

Cloud Printing

  • Quick, customizable document production
  • Web-based ordering, tracking and reporting
  • Easily integrate collateral and production with your processes
  • Reduce project costs, turnaround time and unused inventory

Fulfillment & Kitting

  • Full service and flexible campaign and materials management and logistics
  • Multiple kit assembly and delivery options available
  • Manage production, assembly, shipping and tracking under one roof

Finishing

  • Full service bindery operation
  • Specialty folding
  • In-line folding and gluing capabilities
  • Custom die-cutting

Digital Communications

  • Conveniently deliver information to today’s on-the-go students and alumni
  • Personalized, trackable email blasts, direct mail QR coding and Personalized URLs (PURLs) for optimal outreach and response tracking
  • Custom microsite design, hosting and management for on-campus and alumni events

Contact Us Today

CLICK HERE to start maximizing your on-campus and new student recruiting marketing with Ai.

Non-Profit Services

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The success of non-profit marketing and fundraising relies on effectively and cost-efficiently reaching targeted audiences using multiple channels. From large, national fundraising campaigns to small, hyper-local mailings and event support, Ai’s CORE-4 technologies help organizations reach their full fundraising potential.

Printing

  • Top-of-the line pressroom equipment for offset, digital and wide-format printing
  • Print runs of any size and scale, including folders, pocket folders, event information sheets, brochures, brochure holders, donor thank you cards, note cards, fundraising collateral, event menus and flyers, and more
  • Digital name tag production for large events and conference attendees

Direct Mail

  • Up-to-date mailing compliance processes and automation under one roof
  • Precise assembly, addressing and delivery services
  • Match-mailing system with barcoding for large, targeted campaigns
  • Automated addressing and insertion for 100% accuracy and reduced processing times

Wide-Format

  • Fundraising event and conference banners and signage
  • Broad selection of materials, including high-gloss or matte photo paper and canvas, clear or specialty-coated vinyl, and acetates for backlighting
  • Multiple mounting options, including chipboard, foam-board, magnet-receptive and dry erase boards, plastics and adhesive-backed materials

Cloud Printing

  • Quick, customizable document production
  • Web-based ordering, tracking and reporting
  • Easily integrate collateral and production with your processes
  • Reduce project costs, turnaround time and unused inventory

Fulfillment & Kitting

  • Full service and flexible campaign and materials management and logistics
  • Multiple kit assembly and delivery options available
  • Manage production, assembly, shipping and tracking under one roof

Finishing

  • Full service bindery operation, including perfect-bound capabilities
  • Specialty folding
  • In-line folding and gluing capabilities
  • Custom die-cutting

Digital Communications

  • Conveniently deliver key information to donors
  • Personalized, trackable email blasts, direct mail QR coding and Personalized URLs (PURLs) for optimal outreach and response tracking
  • Custom campaign microsite design, hosting and management

Inventory Management

  • Ample warehousing space to manage and store production runs of any size
  • Custom packaging and distribution solutions for market testing and other short-run needs
  • Field sales distribution on local, regional and national scale

Learn More

CLICK HERE to download our free guide, 3 Tips to Maximize Direct Mail Fundraising Efforts, for a few simple but often overlooked direct mail strategies.

Government Services

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Government communications to employees, constituents and stakeholders is a year-round endeavor, so having a flexible, single source to implement your strategies is key. Ai can help government departments and agencies reach their audiences through a variety of channels.

Printing

  • Top-of-the line pressroom equipment for offset, digital and wide-format printing
  • Print runs of any size and scale, including folders, pocket folders, voter information sheets, benefits and insurance brochures, brochure holders, event banners, note cards, newsletters and more
  • Digital name tag production for large constituent event attendees

Direct Mail

  • Up-to-date mailing compliance processes and automation under one roof
  • Precise assembly, addressing and delivery services
  • Match-mailing system with barcoding for large, targeted campaigns
  • Automated addressing and insertion for 100% accuracy and reduced processing times

Wide-Format

  • Banners and signage for event promotions
  • Premium color management for consistency and image integrity
  • Broad selection of materials, including high-gloss or matte photo paper and canvas, clear or specialty-coated vinyl, and acetates for backlighting
  • Multiple mounting options, including chipboard, foam-board, magnet-receptive and dry erase boards, plastics and adhesive-backed materials

Cloud Printing

  • Quick, customizable document production
  • Web-based ordering, tracking and reporting
  • Easily integrate collateral and production with your processes
  • Reduce project costs, turnaround time and unused inventory

Fulfillment & Kitting

  • Full service and flexible campaign and materials management and logistics
  • Multiple kit assembly and delivery options available
  • Manage production, assembly, shipping and tracking under one roof

Finishing

  • Full service bindery operation
  • Specialty folding
  • In-line folding and gluing capabilities
  • Custom die-cutting

Digital Communications

  • Conveniently deliver information to today’s on-the-go employees and constituents
  • Personalized, trackable email blasts, direct mail QR coding and Personalized URLs (PURLs) for optimal outreach and response tracking
  • Custom microsite design, hosting and management for government agency events

Contact Us Today

CLICK HERE to partner with Ai to execute better employee and constituent communications programs.

Industrial Services

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As a manufacturer of industrial products, it’s imperative that you keep clients and prospects informed about the value your innovations deliver. From product brochures to full sample kits, Ai is positioned to help you deliver the product information your clients need.

Printing

  • Top-of-the line pressroom equipment for offset, digital and wide-format printing
  • Print runs of any size and scale, including folders, pocket folders, sell sheets, brochures, brochure holders, tip-on cards, shelf-talkers, note cards, leave-behinds, journal inserts and more

Direct Mail

  • Up-to-date mailing compliance processes and automation under one roof with precise assembly, addressing and delivery services
  • Match-mailing system with barcoding and automated addressing for large, targeted campaigns
  • Variable data technology to enable personalized, large-run distribution

Cloud Printing

  • Quick, customizable document production with web-based ordering, tracking and reporting
  • Reduce project costs, turnaround time and unused inventory with as-needed ordering of brochures, business cards, sell sheets, pocket flashcards, personalized thank you cards and more

Fulfillment & Kitting

  • Full service and flexible campaign and materials management and logistics
  • Multiple kit assembly and delivery options available
  • Manage production, assembly, shipping and tracking under one roof

Finishing

  • Full service bindery operation with specialty folding, in-line folding and gluing, custom die-cutting, lamination and ClingZ

Inventory Management

  • Ample warehousing space to manage and store production runs of any size
  • Custom packaging and distribution solutions for market testing and other short-run needs
  • Field sales distribution on local, regional and national scale

Contact Us Today

CLICK HERE to maximize your product marketing efforts with Ai.

Healthcare Services

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Keeping an open flow of communications with patients in today’s heavily regulated and highly competitive healthcare environment provides unique challenges for the entire industry, including hospital systems, insurance providers and medical equipment suppliers. As the landscape rapidly changes, Ai keeps pace to provide the support you need to implement marketing and patient communications strategies, with the accuracy and level of compliance required across all formats.

Printing

  • Top-of-the line pressroom equipment for offset, digital and wide-format printing
  • Print runs of any size and scale, including folders, pocket folders, sell sheets, brochures, brochure holders, tip-on cards, shelf-talkers, note cards, leave-behinds, journal inserts and more

Direct Mail

  • Up-to-date mailing compliance processes and automation under one roof with precise assembly, addressing and delivery services
  • Match-mailing system with barcoding and automated addressing for large, targeted campaigns
  • Variable data technology to enable personalized, large-run distribution

Cloud Printing

  • Quick, customizable document production with web-based ordering, tracking and reporting
  • Reduce project costs, turnaround time and unused inventory with as-needed ordering of brochures, business cards, sell sheets, pocket flashcards, personalized thank you cards and more

Fulfillment & Kitting

  • Full service and flexible campaign and materials management and logistics
  • Multiple kit assembly and delivery options available
  • Manage production, assembly, shipping and tracking under one roof

Finishing

  • Full service bindery operation with specialty folding, in-line folding and gluing, custom die-cutting, lamination and ClingZ

Inventory Management

  •  Ample warehousing space to manage and store production runs of any size
  • Custom packaging and distribution solutions for market testing and other short-run needs
  • Field sales distribution on local, regional and national scale

Contact Us Today

CLICK HERE to begin reaching more patients more effectively with Ai.

What Our Clients Say

GREEN INITIATIVES

Associates International is committed to environmental responsibility. We are proudly Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certified by the Rainforest Alliance and are recipients of the U.S. Department of Energy’s “Save Energy Now” award.

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