After 10 years in corporate marketing in the travel and hospitality industries, Gary founded Bohringer Creative in 1993 and most recently, joined DOYJO. As an innovative marketing executive, he helps organizations of all sizes, from small one-person operations to global corporations, to develop attention-grabbing marketing campaigns that bring corporate brands to life and motivate customers to action.
He is a very creative; “‘out of the box,” if need be, thinker; and very willing to accept other ideas. I have had the pleasure of working with Gary Bohringer this year on a newly-developed client. He is a very (more…)
The direct mail campaign you created for us increased response rates by 100%. To date, it’s generated more than $4,000,000 in revenue. I’m so glad to see that the Chicago Area of Direct Marketing gave you (more…)
Gary, excellent work, once again. I’m continually amazed by your ability to take a few basic ideas, some copy and a photo or two, and create absolute magic.
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He has endless ideas and never hesitates to offer up imaginative suggestions. Gary is my go-to guy for anything involving the development and production of creative services. Of course, Gary is (more…)
Gary is the consummate professional and delivers phenomenal results. His Simply Smart Mail system is head and shoulder above any direct mail system I have ever seen. I have and will continue to recommend Gary (more…)
In the many years, I have known and worked with Gary, he has consistently proven himself to be the consummate professional. He’s smart, creative and keeps projects on time and within budget. On top of it all, (more…)
Gary, this was the easiest the design process has ever been. You’re the first designer I’ve worked with who has been interested in how my product works … and you really listened to my answers. The concepts you (more…)
His design work is superior, he meets deadlines, and above all, he is easy to work with. Gary is my #1 choice for graphic and web design. I’ve worked with him for years, on both my own and client projects. His (more…)
Extremely creative is the phrase that comes to mind when I think about Gary. I have had the good fortune of knowing Gary for over 3 years, during which we have collaborated on many print and direct (more…)
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Gary is our go-to guy for everything marketing! He expertly filled the role as our marketing agency, at an association, where I have served as a board and marketing chair for over two years and counting. (more…)
Gary has helped me orchestrate a complete branding strategy that includes web and direct mail. I partnered with Gary to create marketing solutions for my clients. There are web guys and there are marketing (more…)
Gary, what a refreshing change it was to be able to sit down and discuss with you directly what I wanted from my Tradeshow vs. hoping an account executive would remember and correctly communicate my (more…)
Gary is also the creator of Simply Smart Mail, a comprehensive marketing service that brings push-button simplicity to the creation and management of direct mail campaigns. With one phone call, busy entrepreneurs can outsource the entire direct mail process – from strategy and list rental … to design and mailing … to follow up and results analysis – to a team of experienced direct marketers. The service also enhances multi-channel marketing, allowing organizations to personalize their web sites with visitor information to create a more intimate and influential experience.
As an award-winning graphic artist, Gary believes that designers have a unique opportunity – and responsibility – to create communications that are more than visually appealing. “Design without strategy is art,” he explains. “By thinking about the action you want consumers to take, you can transform visual communication into a force that motivates, inspires and influences the world around you.”
Gary’s dedication to using design to enhance marketing messages helps his clients significantly improve their marketing results. He’s earned professional recognition from his peers for this talent, winning a prestigious Chicago Association of Direct Marketing (CADM) Tempo Award for developing a direct marketing campaign that helped generate $2 million in revenue.
Past and current clients include American Society of Neuroradiology, Chicago Medical Society, Stanford Products, OAG Worldwide, Galileo, University of Chicago, Lovett Marine, National Osteoporosis Foundation and Shell Oil.
Gary shares his passion and unique approach to results-oriented design as a part-time faculty member of Columbia College, Chicago, Ill., where he teaches various design classes for the Art and Design Department. He also taught advertising courses at the College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Illinois.
He holds two Bachelor’s Degrees: one in Marketing and Business Administration from St. Xavier University, as well as one in Advertising Art and Graphic Design from Columbia College. Additionally, he has been an active member of the Graphic Art Advisory Board at College of DuPage where he developed a new “after hours” curriculum.