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Humboldt State University: Using Custom Sticker Sheets to Connect with New Alumni Amidst COVID

Graduation marks an important transition for students and for their institutions. In most years, Humboldt State University would celebrate that moment with all the pomp and circumstance of a commencement ceremony. But amidst a global pandemic, a virtual graduation replaced the in-person event, meaning graduates wouldn’t receive the standard engagement pieces normally shared in-person at graduation. The challenge for Humboldt State’s Alumni & Engagement team became creating ways to connect with new graduates, sharing information about the benefits that come with their recently earned alumni status, and keeping them connected to the university.

To combat this, Humboldt State partnered with Magellan Promotions to create a custom two-sided sticker sheet that was included as part of the university’s diploma mailing. Fun, interactive and engaging stickers on one side welcomed new alumni and celebrated their achievements. The second side highlighted specific information about taking advantage of alumni benefits and how to sign up. This cost-effective combined piece captured the joy of graduation and provided an enthusiastic welcome to new alumni while still delivering important information. This integrated approach gives alumni a tangible, physical way to show off their HSU pride with stickers and a pathway to stay connected to HSU by joining Forever Humboldt Alumni.

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Nonprofit Marketing With Stickers

Do stickers work for non-profit? You bet they do. I kept seeing it everywhere. It seemed like every other car proudly displayed this blue square sticker with a thick yellow equal sign on it. My interest piqued, I searched the web to find what this ubiquitous window sticker was, quickly discovering the Equality sticker from the Human Rights Campaign. Immediately, the cause resonated, so I became an official supporter, just like that. All from a sticker on a stranger’s car window.  That’s the kind of impact stickers can have. A simple sticker on a car window, laptop, water bottle, guitar

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Design for Impact: Getting Started With Stickers

In part two, we looked at building a product experience that speaks directly to your intended audience. In the last article in this series, we’ll look at designing sticker sheets for maximum impact. Part One: Finding Your Purpose Part Two: Know Your Audience Everything’s planned out. Your sticker project has a clear purpose, a well-defined (and understood) audience, and a smart plan to get stickers in their hands. Now comes the fun part—design! It used to be that sticker designs were straightforward – a single recognizable or interesting logo was the entire piece–think white Apple stickers plastered on cars, notebooks,

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Put Stickers in your Starting Lineup

It’s a question that’s almost always welcomed, even coming from a complete stranger. “Nice Bucks sticker! Are you a Milwaukee fan?” And just like that, fans connect and talk about the teams, leagues, players, coaches, organizations, communities, and how personal experiences shape their unique fanhood. Stickers are the catalyst for the kind of lasting engagement few other promotional products can inspire. These tiny traveling billboards can transform things we use every day into powerful branding tools that bring fans closer to each other and closer to the team. Impactful, lasting, versatile, and joyful, stickers deserve a spot in your marketing

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We know it’s very annoying when you can’t place your order because the Captcha verification keeps failing. Unfortunately we must use it to stop fake orders and spam bots from ruining the site. However, some innocent people get caught in the crosshairs, and it sounds like that may have happened to you.

The most common reason reCAPTCHA doesn’t work is that Google finds your IP address suspicious. Why? We don’t know, but Google does. However, there are other causes that you can control, including outdated web browsers, faulty browser extensions, banned VPN servers, and more. Check out the list:

  • Your browser version is outdated.
  • Your computer is infected with malware.
  • The browser profile is corrupted.
  • Your IP address was banned because of detected suspicious activity.
  • Your VPN or proxy service is interrupting the reCAPTCHA process.

And these are just to name a few. And while we would like to be able to fix this problem from our end, we can’t… these are related to your computer and your IP address.

The best way to start is to update your browser, and disable any extensions you may have installed. Or, try a different browser.

If you are working from a corporate network, chances are you are behind a VPN or proxy server, and Google will deem this suspicious, because spammers work behind VPNs and proxy servers. The best thing in this case that you can try is to connect to a network outside your workplace and place your order then. 

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