Bill Gilmer of Wordsprint talks about NAPL's Top Management Conference
Published on February 22, 2010
I’m Bill Gimble with Word Sprint. We’re a small mailing and printing company in Southwest Virginia. All right, I’ve been to Top Management every year for the last, I don’t know how many, 1993. The first one was in Arizona and wouldn’t ever miss it.
I think it’s not just the peer networking, it’s not just the seminars, it’s something bigger going on. It’s what Bill Woods talks about when he talks about what only the CEO or what only the President can do for a company, which is link the external world with the internal world. That’s what TMC let’s you do. It gives me a chance to really link with the outside world in our industry and even beyond in a way that I can meaningfully interpolate that back into the plant when I get back.
So TMC is just an excellent venue for broadening your horizons.
ISA Sign Expo 2018 Goes Beyond Signage
Published: March 23, 2018
The ISA Sign Expo 2018 opened in Orlando, Fla., yesterday. Alicia Auerswald, VP of Marketing, Communications, and Membership for the International Sign Association (ISA), talks about some of the new technologies on the show floor, and the increasing need for sign shops to expand into other kinds of print.
Ryonet: Driving Change in Garment Decoration
Published: March 22, 2018
Ryonet's Ryan Moor talks with Senior Editor Cary Sherburne about the overall positive impact the analog-to-digital transformation in textiles and apparel stand to have on the environment. He also discusses how his company is helping the people of Haiti by providing workers in his manufacturing operation in the country with a living wage, good working conditions, and more.
CustomInk Believes Co-Opetition Is a Win/Win for Suppliers, Producers, and Customers in the Garment Decoration Industry
Published: March 21, 2018
Andy Louis-Charles, Vice President of Business Development at CustomInk, one of the largest online custom apparel companies in the U.S., talks about the importance of mutually beneficial partnerships with others in the industry. He believes this practice of "co-opetition" raises the level for everyone in the industry. Custom apparel for events is a $7 billion industry—there's lots of room for everyone and an opportunity to grow the pie. With a bigger pie, everyone gets a larger slice, he says.
Does Your Brand Reflect What You Are Made Of?
Published: March 20, 2018
Robert Prioleau, Partner and Brand Director at the Blue Ion agency, and a principal of Outpost, another agency, explains what he meant during his talk at ThreadX, when he said, "The best brands are defined by what they are made of, not by what they make." What values, purpose, mission and cause are you bringing to the table on top of your great products and services?" Hear what he has to say, and think about how you can apply his advice to your brand.