10 Basic Concepts to Improve Your Graphic Design

Top 10 Design Concepts

Experienced and professional designers have an eye for layout, composition, and color – gained from years of work and thousands of projects. For those not familiar with the concepts of design, building a pleasing visual for a marketing or advertising campaign can seem daunting. While the design is not the most important part of a campaign (that would be the Read More…

Featured Website Plugin: Formidable Pro Forms

Every website typically needs at least one web form. Usually it’s a general contact form, which is a great way to let your users communicate with website owners in a structured and easy-to-understand format. Web forms allow websites to collect the data that they need to offer quick support, information, or followup by asking specific and relevant questions. We won’t Read More…

How to Plan Your Trade Show Display

If you’re reading this, you’re probably already considering promoting your products and services at a trade show. Whether you need help designing your exhibit, ordering promotional items, printing display banners, or all of the above – Ultra Graphics can help. Benefits of Attending a Trade Show Making the investment to attend a trade show not only opens the door to Read More…

4 Ways to Save Money on Direct Mail

The savvy marketer already knows that direct mail works wonders for successful reach and engagement, but just in case you needed some extra reinforcement, a recent survey by Small Business Trends* provides some great insights into the modern consumer: 54 percent of consumers surveyed said they want to receive mail from businesses they’re interested in. 59 percent of U.S. respondents Read More…

Not Your Dad’s Legos

Local Billings team wins state-wide competition using robotics, teamwork and problem-solving. Here at Ultra Graphics we love to highlight things happening in our community that show everyone how amazing Billings and its residents are – and this one is extra special: In late January, a Billings-based team succeeded in winning first place at the Montana FIRST Lego League state competition Read More…

Image Optimization: an Intro and Guide

With the rise of image-heavy social media networks like Instagram and Pinterest, the demand for “media-rich” websites is becoming less of a trend and more of a necessity. People expect to see multimedia during their browsing experience, and the days of text-heavy or bland content with no supporting imagery are numbered. On the other hand, the increase in media-rich sites Read More…

What to do when marketing makes you feel dumb.

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It’s happened to all of us. Whether it be a multi-touch campaign, a Facebook ad, a direct mail piece, or just a gigantic sign outside your storefront – there have been those times that you were confident that customers would be marching in by the thousands. Days later, when it doesn’t happen, you’re scratching your head wondering why it was Read More…

Company Spotlight – Lynnrich Siding, Windows, and Doors

Lynnrich seamless siding, windows and doors shares some marketing tips that make their local business a successful one. We’ve probably all heard the catchy Lynnrich Your Home jingle on the radio. The owner was kind enough to answer some marketing questions to give us some insight into his customer-service oriented approach to running a local Billings business. What is the Read More…

Website Security – an Intro and Guide

Whenever a new system, program, resource, or technology is unleashed upon the world, you can make a sure bet that someone bad will do everything they can to exploit it. The most widespread technologies are also inevitably the biggest targets, and there’s fewer Content Management Systems (CMS) with a bigger bullseye on its back than WordPress. At the time this Read More…

Helping Others One Walking Stick at a Time

Eight year old Jacob Studer is a businessman and philanthropist. As founder of Billings Best Hiking Sticks, he started small with weekly “driveway sales” but it didn’t take long before he grew to online distribution and local deliveries. These days Jacob channels both his business sense and his creativity to help raise money for local charities. His first charitable donation Read More…

Global Health Outreach: Providing health, medical care, and assistance to families in Haiti

Ultra Graphics recently teamed up with volunteers from the Global Health Outreach to provide 500 coloring books to children still reeling from Haiti’s massive earthquake in 2010. Ultra Graphics is at it’s core a print and marketing communications company.  But when those products serve to help others – even in small ways – it truly is a joy to participate.  Read More…

Company Spotlight – Comfort Heating & Air Conditioning

Comfort Heating shares with us some great insight into branding and marketing a long-time local business. What is the one thing most people don’t know about Comfort Heating that you wish they did? That we are a second generation family owned company that has been serving Billings since 1983. What kinds of things do you do to ensure marketing initiatives Read More…