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Direct mail once was the largest component business-
The performance of print direct marketing channels remained mostly unchanged during the first quarter of 2010 while digital channels saw improvement,
After over 2 dozen comments,
Following a terrible couple of years for the catalog industry,
The post about OSHA fines hanging over a Pennsylvania printer drew some sharp comments about safety practices in the printing industry. One question was especially provocative: is the recession-battered printing industry skimping on safety by paying less attention than it once did to protecting life and limb on the job? The data we do have indicate that while it’s still quite possible to get hurt or even killed in a printing plant, print firms offer workers a safer environment than private-sector industry as a whole. What’s more, the numbers on safety in printing and related services have been improving steadily for years.
After a few weeks on the road making presentations,
Despite all the attention that Internet marketing gets in political campaigning these days,
A coalition has been formed by interested parties in the optical disc industry to help further the use of optical media for direct mail applications.
On Tuesday, the Wayne Independent of Honesdale, PA, reported that a local printer was facing fines of $107,100 for alleged violations of OSHA safety rules. Readers are having none of it. Online comments are alike in finding more fault with OSHA than with the printer. Readers also bemoan the loss of U.S. business to China in the same breath as they lambast excessive regulation in this country.
Direct mail and e-
Going for an award in IAPHC's International Gallery of Excellence remains one of the simplest and most cost-effective promotional efforts a printing company can make. Now in its 36th year, the competition is easy to enter, open to everybody, and guaranteed to boost the pride of all who capture one of its Gold, Silver, or Bronze trophies.
I had the opportunity to make a presentation at the IPMA show last week.
As most of my readers know,
I find it fascinating that RRD (1) has invested mega capital and resources to develop a proprietary inkjet engine in an arena where the deepest technology pockets in the world (HP, OCE, Xerox, Screen, et al) have been coming out with new and upgraded inkjet engines annually for years and (2) yet they are driving their machine with off the shelf software, GMC.
I just returned from the In-
You may have heard about The Green Box: a pizza carton with a lid that turns into serving plates and a tray that folds up to make a container for storing leftover slices in the fridge. Another clever idea in the same eco-friendly vein is the Globe Guard Reusable Box from Salazar Packaging.
The 42nd annual North American Effie Awards were handed out this week by the New York Chapter of the American Marketing Association in recognition of the most effective advertising efforts in the US last year.
While print advertising continues to lag behind the overall ad market,
NYU Presents 2010 Prism Award to David J. Shea, Bowne & Co.; John Tenwinkel, Outstanding Graduate, Also Is Honored
The Prism Awards, New York University’s annual salute to leadership in graphic communications, were presented today to David J. Shea, chairman and CEO, Bowne & Co., and John Tenwinkel, a 2008 graduate of the M.A. program in Graphic Communications Management and Technology at NYU’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS). The award luncheon, a fundraising event on behalf of the M.A. program, took place at Gotham Hall in Manhattan with about 400 people attending.
A year after being named Editor and Publisher of the Seybold Report Molly Joss has announced in an email to Seybold subscribers that she has acquired The Seybold Report,
Overall charitable donations fell 3.
I’m not sure about you but as someone who lives and breathes print I feel guilty about thinking,
Unless they burn to the ground, mangle a worker in a press, or employ someone who gets busted for embezzlement, printing companies don’t attract much attention in the mainstream media. It’s rare that hometown newspapers portray them simply for what they are—local businesses striving to protect jobs and profits from all of the forces that seem to be conspiring against jobs and profits in the printing industry these days. A praiseworthy exception is this profile of Missouri printer Kelly Press in the Columbia Daily Tribune.
Everything in life is a work in progress, including the reformation of labor practices at expo centers. Legislation overhauling work rules at McCormick Place is sweeping, but don’t expect implementation all at once.
I was thrilled to see all the feedback to the recent blog “Is Selling VDP Too Hard?” Many people responded with comments and 3 out of 4 of them focused on the need for training.