News & Events
SEPTEMBER 2014: Advanced Graphic Communication has moved to new office space at the Tannery Business Park on Saranac St. in Littleton. The Tannery is a thriving business community in the newly designated River District area.
OCTOBER 2013: Gail Kimball, Advanced Graphic Communication, was honored as winner of the 2013 Business Excellence Award in the Media & Communication category at the 11th Annual NH Business Review's event on Oct. 22 in Manchester, NH.
More than 250 people gathered at Manchester Country Club for the prestigious ceremony, which recognizes the success and achievements of the owners and operators of small businesses in the Granite State. The event is a celebration of those small business people whose imagination, industriousness and innovation have not only helped their companies grow and thrive, but to give back as well-to their communities and the entire state.
AUGUST 2012: Gail Kimball, Owner/Art Director at Advanced Graphic Communication recently earned a certification in Professional Print Production.
This certification, awarded by Print Communications Professionals International (PCPI), signifies that Gail possesses the theoretical knowledge and practical experience in professional level print production necessary to pass a rigorous examination demonstrating a mastery of the body of knowledge in all aspects of the printing process as a professional print buyer.
JUNE 2010: Gail Kimball of Advanced Graphic Communication recently completed classes over a two-year period to earn a certificate in Marketing Skills from the School of Professional Development & Training at the University of New Hampshire.
Why should a businessperson with a seventeen-year track record pursue continuing education? "My customers want to work with a local company, but they expect a high degree of professionalism and competence," Ms. Kimball explained from her Littleton office on the northern bank of the Ammonoosuc River.
When she launched Advanced Graphic Communication, she saw how advances in technology would provide new opportunities and challenges in graphic design. Her subsequent coursework has included classes in Excel, marketing, photography, and web development. "The tools we use have greatly improved our ability to be creative, yet it takes continual learning to keep up with the increasingly feature-heavy programs that have evolved." But Gail explains that the most important art is listening to the client. "We ask a lot of questions. Before launching an integrated campaign combining image, message and corporate branding, our client is educated in the process. Every graphic artist enjoys making a pretty image for public display, but the real test is if our work gets results for the client. That's what keeps them coming back!"
JUNE 2009: Advanced Graphic Communication has successfully completed a major advertising campaign for Grandma's Molasses, with ads featured in People Magazine's Country Edition for June and Paula Deen Magazine. Says Gail Kimball, owner/art director at AGC, "This was a major test for us. B&G Foods was looking for new ideas to encourage the use of molasses-not just at the holidays but also year 'round. We found that everyone loves molasses and has a nostalgic connection with the product. Our goal is to change the association with molasses from a special holiday recipe to more everyday use, any time of the year.
The ad concept and development (which included casting calls, test shots and final photo shoot with models, hair & makeup, a food stylist and art direction) put AGC in a comparable arena to much larger, more urban agencies. Says Kimball, "Not only did the client get a unique, fun ad, they liked the headline we came up with so much that they trademarked it and incorporated it into all of Grandma's advertising: Get your Grandma out more often."