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Quality Leadership
September 8, 2017 at 7:58 pm

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 interviewed Todd Pottebaum, MAS+, MASI, president of Quality Resource Group (QRG), Plymouth, Minn. Here, he talks about his professional ambitions, the cost of employee disengagement and our industry’s capacity for innovation...

One Step Ahead
August 29, 2017 at 6:08 pm

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 interviewed Bruce Mars, president of BCT International Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Here, he expands on his consultancy background, an impending product launch and the tough decisions management faces...

Sky's the Limit
July 25, 2017 at 9:24 pm

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 interviewed Ross Barker, CEO and owner of e-Quantum Inc., Reno, Nev. Here, he talks about the pace of modern business, the importance of adapting and his desire to learn...

How to Craft Sales Success Through Packaging Design
July 18, 2017 at 8:20 pm

We’ve all heard of thinking inside and outside the box, but what about the box itself? Whether on store shelves, window displays or online shopping pages, packaging appears to say a great deal about the products being sold. But when it comes to design, a package is more than a package; it is the product...

Platform of Innovation
June 25, 2017 at 8:56 pm

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 Joe Walkup, president and owner of Innovative Business Products LLC, Nashville, Tenn.; and vice president of PSDA, Chicago. Here, Walkup expands on industry threats and opportunities, the influence of relationships and his company’s current focus...

Appvion Inc. CFO Tom Ferree to Retire, Luke Kelly Named to Succeed Him
June 13, 2017 at 7:11 pm

Appvion Inc., Appleton, Wis., announced that Tom Ferree, the company’s chief financial officer for the past 10 years, will retire from Appvion on June 30. As part of the planned transition, Luke Kelly will succeed Ferree and serve as vice president of finance and chief financial officer. Kelly, who is currently Appvion’s...

A Look Into the Huge Shakeups in the International Shipping Industry
May 30, 2017 at 6:55 pm

Last September, a Hanjin Shipping Co. Ltd. cargo ship was bound for the U.S. The problem was that Hanjin, based in South Korea, had just declared bankruptcy. So, that U.S.-bound ship was quite literally floating in limbo off the coast of California, unable to dock at ports...

Passion for Print
May 24, 2017 at 6:54 pm

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...

TD Bank Recalls Complimentary Pens
May 9, 2017 at 6:31 pm

TD Bank, Cherry Hill, N.J., is recalling a line of its pens from its branches because of a manufacturing flaw that could potentially be a safety hazard. "With abundant safety in mind, TD self-reported our concern to the Consumer Product Safety Commission late last year, and proactively...

American Solutions for Business Names Justin Zavadil President
May 2, 2017 at 5:32 pm

It’s official: Justin Zavadil has been named president of top 50 distributor American Solutions for Business (ASB). Zavadil is no stranger to the industry—his father, Larry Zavadil, is the founder and CEO of the Glenwood, Minnesota-based company...

Coca-Cola Ups Its Personalization Game with 2017 'Share a Coke' Campaign
April 25, 2017 at 7:31 pm

If there’s one thing that Coca-Cola excels at it’s a feel-good marketing campaign. Take, for instance, the beverage giant’s wildly successful “Share a Coke” program. Coca-Cola first launched “Share a Coke” in Australia in 2011, and brought the campaign to the U.S. in 2014. That year, the company featured the 250 most...

CE Printed Products Announces Two Big Leadership Changes
April 18, 2017 at 6:29 pm

CE Printed Products (CE), Carol Stream, Ill., has announced two leadership changes within its executive team. Robert Ohr, former president, has been appointed to CEO. Concurrently, Adam McNeill, previously vice president, marketing and sales, has been promoted to president...

Reciprocal Value
April 18, 2017 at 6:04 pm

As part of our monthly Executive Perspectives column, Print+Promo chatted with Tom Goos, president of Image Source; and immediate past chairman of the board for PPAI. Here, Goos talks about new initiatives, the value of promotional products and why he feels a responsibility to the industry...

Packaging Trend: Design for Social Media Sharing
April 18, 2017 at 5:45 pm

By selling its product in packaging designed to be shared on social media, Brooklyn-based Van Leeuwen has seen a big spike in sales. Designing packaging for social media just might be a packaging trend to watch out for in 2017...

Branded Beer Glass Battle Rages in Florida
April 11, 2017 at 6:56 pm

When we say there's a legal battle brewing in Florida, we mean it. That's because the battle is over whether beer companies should be able to provide bars and restaurants with free branded glassware...