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BROWSE


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Client

Self-Promotion


Quantity Produced

200


Production Cost


Production Time

1 month

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

Box: 11 in × 8.25 in × 1.57 in
Brochure: 9 in × 22.25 in


Page Count


Paper Stock

French Paper Speckletone, 270 gsm


Number of Colors

4 spot

Varnishes


Binding


Typography

Champion
Wisdom Script
Deming
Duke
Aldine Expanded
Eames Century Modern
Nexus
Glypha

 

If someone mailed me a silkscreened box, I’d open it no matter what. Even if it had an IRS audit letter in it. I would just have to look. That’s score #1 for MCM’s new self-promotional mailer. #2 is the flow chart, which I am also incapable of resisting. Something about easy Yes or No questions just makes me want to answer them. Finally, the card announces Freedom Fighter Carpy’s visit to San Francisco, which is a cute way to get meetings. A little overboard on the packaging? Maybe. But I would have opened it, and that’s half the battle.

The “Free Your Brand” box is a self-promo mailer from the agency to key prospective clients as a creative new business outreach strategy. Designed to match MCM’s brand standards and personality, the enclosed print piece tells a fast, yet funny story about the challenges and opportunities our clients face every day. The mailing box itself is designed as a teaser of what’s inside — inspiring higher open rates.

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Production Method

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Design

MCM Communications
Creative Director: John McWilliams
Designer: Josh Schott

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Printing

Alpha Screen Graphics Inc.
Champ Printing Company Inc.

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Jessica Mullen

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Jessica Mullen

Writer for UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

November 30, 2011

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UnderConsideration is a graphic design firm generating its own projects, initiatives, and content while taking on limited client work. Run by Bryony Gomez-Palacio and Armin Vit in Austin, TX. More…


blogs we publish

Brand New / Displaying opinions and focusing solely on corporate and brand identity work.

Art of the Menu / Cataloguing the underrated creativity of menus from around the world.

Quipsologies / Chronicling the most curious, creative, and notable projects, stories, and events of the graphic design industry on a daily basis.

products we sell

Flaunt: Designing effective, compelling and memorable portfolios of creative work.

Brand New Conference videos / Individual, downloadable videos of every presentation since 2010.

Prints / A variety of posters, the majority from our AIforGA series.

Other / Various one-off products.

events we organize

Brand New Conference / A two-day event on corporate and brand identity with some of today's most active and influential practitioners from around the world.

Brand Nieuwe Conference / Ditto but in Amsterdam.

Austin Initiative for Graphic Awesomeness / A speaker series in Austin, TX, featuring some of the graphic design industry's most awesome people.

also

Favorite Things we've Made / In our capacity as graphic designers.

Projects we've Concluded / Long- and short-lived efforts.

UCllc News / Updates on what's going at the corporate level of UnderConsideration.


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