Latest News:
Acquisition of 
The Blue Map 
and nineteen brochure distribution locations from the Information Gallery  




 
November 2013


Greetings!

Welcome Valued Blue Map and Information Gallery Customers

I hope everyone had a great fall and is looking forward to a snowy winter. 
  
I am very excited to announce that two weeks ago, I completed negotiations with Brant Dinkin, owner of the Information Gallery and Blue Map. PP&D has acquired their nineteen brochure distribution locations, including the staffed kiosk on the Church Street Marketplace in Burlington and five Lake Champlain ferry docks in Vermont and New York. See the complete list of new displays on lower left side bar.

I've admired the Information Gallery displays and The Blue Map for decades. Brant has done a great job promoting Burlington businesses for a long time. I look forward to  continuing in that tradition.

For you new folks, PP&D has been around for over thirty years and we even published a map in the mid-80's. Does anyone remember that? I plan to keep the best of Brant's business and make it even better. Please let me know what you liked and didn't like about the Blue Map, as well as the Information Gallery brochure distribution services.

You will continue to see many familiar faces; Kit Antinozzi is now our Sales Director. Chuck Conn will be delivering brochures and George Commo and his staff will still be at the Church Street Information Booth, directing tourists to your business all summer long.

If you'd like to learn more about PP&D, please visit our website or explore some of our past newsletters. One of my favorites is Brochure Design, which even includes a how to video.

Spring contracts will be heading your way in December.
 
Please don't hesitate to contact me or Kit (992-1646
 / kit@ppdbrochure.com) with any questions, thoughts or concerns.

Sincerely,
Bill's Signature
Bill Orleans 
Owner, PP&D
802.862.4366

A Note From Brant Dinkin, Former Owner of The Blue Map

"Bill Orleans and his locally-owned and independent organization is the ideal choice to continue my enterprises. Bill is an integral long-standing part of our community and has been a highly regarded specialist in the field of brochure distribution for over thirty years."



Former Information

Gallery Sites Are
NOW NEW PP&D Locations:

 * Shelburne Museum

* Fiddlehead Brewery

* Shelburne Farms

* University Mall

* Shelburne Vineyard

* Burlington Marriott

* Hotel Vermont

* Charlotte Ferry Dock

* King Street Ferry Dock

* Essex Ferry Dock

* Port Kent Ferry Dock

* Cumberland Head
Ferry Dock
 

More New PP&D Brochure Displays:

Saint Michael's College: 
Tarrant Gym, McCarthy Arts Center, Dion Student Center - Lyndon State College Student Center - Vermont North Country Chamber, Newport - Burke Mountain Resort - Valley View Restaurant, Lyndon - Noonies Deli, Middlebury - Chaffee Arts Center, Rutland - Harpoon  Brewery, Windsor - Lake Placid Car Rental

New Clients:

Saint Johnsbury Chamber,  Woodstock Maps, Saint Michael's College, Killington Weddings, Burke Mountain, Inside Out Gallery - Stowe, Sushi Yoshi - Stowe, Saint Johnsbury Chamber,  August First, Localmotion, Canoe Imports, Bennington Potters, City Market, Burlington Food Tours, Cafe Shelburne, Shanty on the Shore,  Jivana Spa, Artisans Park, and Sanderson Wooden Bowls

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printing press

Contact PP&D for a printing quote. We can provide excellent printing at very reasonable prices.
Ask about gang / group runs for even more savings. 
Our Favorite Video

For our new customers, I have to share this one more time. The Advantages of PP&D Brochure Distribution from one of our favorite clients.

The Advantages of PP&D Brochure Distribution 
Magic Hat Testimonial   

BLUE MAP- Soon To Be Better Than Ever

 
New Design:

* Better Maps
* Bolder Business            Names
* Improved Listing           Categories

Increased Distribution:


* Now on all Lake Champlain Ferries
* 55 New Display Locations in Stowe
* 20 New Display Locations in Waterbury
* 40 New Display Locations in Grand Isle, St Albans
* 30 New Display Locations in Plattsburgh
* 50 New Display Locations in Greater Burlington

Over 400 total distribution points 
  Twice as many  
as any other area map
 

"Blue Map has proven to be an effective and cost efficient way for City Market to reach tourists throughout Greater Burlington. Thousands of customers walk through our doors daily and many grab a Blue Map, making it a useful and well-read marketing brochure."
 
Allison Weinhagen, Director of Member Services

Ferry Logo
Your Brochures Can Now Be on Twelve Boats and Five Docks

Ferry Boat
Did you know that almost a million people travel on  Lake Champlain Ferries every year!
You can reach those customers through PP&D's Displays on all twelve boats that make thousands of trips between Vermont and New York and now also at five busy ferry docks!


"We use the Blue Map literally every day as our primary go to information source to help our guests get oriented to Burlington, plus all the points of interest and shopping in and around the city. Having the Inn on the map gives our guests confidence that they can venture forth and then easily find their way back."   

 

- Davis family of Innkeepers 

 


Looking for Brochure Research 


A survey of travelers by the Center for Marketing
Technology at Bentley
University in 2012 revealed some fascinating information on brochure distribution's success.

- 76% of leisure travelers pick up a brochure from a display during their trip.

- 69% of leisure travelers said a brochure had an impact on their travel decisions during a trip.

- 75% of leisure travelers said brochures were a valuable information source.
 

Save The Date: 
VT Travel Industry Conference:
April 2-3, 2014 - Manchester, VT

For tons of info and dozens of reasons to attend, visit the VTIC Website
or watch this video:
Vermont Travel Industry Conference  
 

Questions,
Contact Bill at
802-862-4366

bill@ppdbrochure.com
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