Elise Hacking Carr

Elise Hacking Carr

Elise Hacking Carr is editor-in-chief/content director for Print+Promo magazine.

Sycamore Partners Reportedly Nearing Deal to Acquire Staples

Staples Inc. wants to tell a new story—which is why the Framingham, Massachusetts-based retailer recently announced that it was overhauling its marketing. The move, according to The Boston Globe, was a departure from Staples’ original mission of selling low-priced office supplies at big stores...

Safeguard Closes Three Deals in First Two Quarters of 2017

It’s been a busy year for Safeguard’s Business Acquisitions & Mergers (BAM) team. The Dallas-based group recently completed the divestiture of Minneapolis-based Brand Advantage Group. The deal closed in 90 days. For those in need of a refresher, Brand Advantage Group was created...

Staples Hires New Chief Marketing Officer

Staples has been trying to retool its business ever since its failed merger attempt with rival Office Depot. In its next move, the Framingham, Massachusetts-based company is welcoming a new chief marketing officer: Michelle Bottomley...

Passion for Print

As part of Print+Promo’s ongoing feature, Executive Perspectives, we get to know leading professionals in the print and promotional industry. This month, we talked to Jim Schulty, vice president of AmeriPrint Corporation, Harvard, Ill. Here, Schulty talks about leadership priorities, the Baby Boomer effect and his excitement over integrated products...

Women in Print and Promo: These Women Mean Business

Women have undoubtedly made progress in American society, but it is not nearly enough. According to the International Labour Organization, 43 percent of all managers in the U.S. are women. An encouraging number, yes—though it’s less than half of the total, suggesting that there is significant room for growth...

Women in Print: Ali (Peters) Tlaxcala

ALI (PETERS) TLAXCALA Creative Director Accuwrite Print + Promo, Hershey, Pa. Years of experience: 7 How she got her start: The promotional industry has been in my blood since the day I was born. Our company is 30 years old (and so am I). My father began the business in our home [during] the winter…

Women in Print: Linda Martinelli, Proforma Graphic Printsource

LINDA MARTINELLI President Proforma Graphic Printsource, Corona, Calif. Years of experience: 47 How she got her start: My dad owned a printing company, and he had asked me to help him with some accounting issues. I told him I really didn’t want to, as I was a police officer at the time, and he told…

Women in Print: Renee M. Berger, Western States Envelope & Label

RENEE M. BERGER Marketing Manager Western States Envelope & Label, Butler, Wis. Years of experience: 37 How she got her start: The first stop on my career path was at my hometown newspaper. I then worked briefly as a graphic designer for Western States Envelope & Label (WSE&L), left to work for an employee benefit…

Women in Print: Andrea Pesci-Jones, Stylerite Label Corporation

ANDREA PESCI-JONES President Stylerite Label Corporation, Rochester Hills, Mich. Years of experience: 31 How she got her start: I have spent most of my life in the printing industry. My father founded our sister company, Stylecraft Printing, which specializes in offset printing (business forms and commercial print), when I was just starting kindergarten. Even at…

Women in Print: Lindsey Oswald, Meridian

LINDSEY OSWALD Manager of Strategic Accounts Meridian, Loves Park, Ill. Years of experience: 8 How she got her start: I moved here from Chicago with a public relations background wanting to get into sales. This industry was an easy transition as I still use those same skill sets, just applied in a different way. What…

Women in Print: Karen Tazioli, Complete Print Shop

KAREN TAZIOLI Senior Account Manager and Print Champion Complete Print Shop, Phoenix Years of experience: 36 How she got her start: I was always good at grammar and English, so I started as a secretary in the advertising department at Sam Goody Records back in the day. But, I would do all the insertion orders,…

Women in Print: Jeanene Edwards, Fruit of the Loom and JERZEES Activewear

JEANENE EDWARDS Vice President of Marketing/Merchandising Fruit of the Loom and JERZEES Activewear, Bowling Green, Ky. Years of experience: 20-plus How she got her start: It was not your typical path, as I started out in journalism and knew my heart just wasn’t in it. I fell into marketing for a national retailer, which was…

Women in Print: Keri Soukup, O'Brien Corporation

KERI SOUKUP Senior Account Specialist O’Brien Corporation, St. Charles, Ill. Years of experience: 9 How she got her start: I started at the ground level in the industry in high school. I cleaned my dad’s office on Sundays and would often help with fulfillment projects for various hospital clients’ pre-assembled medical charts. During my college…