Amanda L. Cole

Amanda L. Cole

Amanda L. Cole is the editor-in-chief of NonProfit PRO. She was formerly editor-in-chief of special projects for NonProfit PRO’s sister publication, Promo Marketing. Contact her at acole@napco.com.

Pressure Seal Is an Efficient Mailroom Process—Here's How to Pitch It to Clients

Using pressure seal forms has become known as a cost- and time-saving method for businesses, but there are still a multitude of companies missing out on the benefits they offer. After this past year—a time when the stability of even strong, long-standing businesses was tested—maybe end-users will be more open to what distributors have to say about a product that...

Buying Power

While the pandemic isn’t over yet, there’s a lot to learn from the past year. It’s well-documented that when most nonessential business halted in March 2020, so did a lot of print and promotional sales. And M&A followed suit, said Jamie Watson, chief operating officer for Certified Marketing Consultants, Huntertown, Ind. ...

How to Sell Integrated Print Solutions to Online Retailers

The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted a lot of sales online, a trend that some researchers are forecasting won’t reverse any time soon. Consumers are buying everything from groceries to cleaning supplies to masks via e-commerce, so retailers are in need of integrated print products...

How the COVID-19 Pandemic is Affecting the Wide-Format Sector

As the economy continues to reopen, businesses are looking for ways to keep employees and customers safe, and wide-format printing has played a major role in socially distancing people at least 6 feet apart in what were formerly crowded spaces...

2020 CSR All-Stars: Holley Campbell, City Paper Company

Print+Promo is proud to present its “CSR All-Stars” feature. These unsung heroes care for their customers—even when those customers are not always right—and often go out of their way to solve challenges with an unwavering smile. Meet Holley Campbell, customer service account consultant for City Paper Company...

2020 CSR All-Stars: Karen True-Smith, 3M Promotional Markets

Print+Promo is proud to present its “CSR All-Stars” feature. These unsung heroes care for their customers—even when those customers are not always right—and often go out of their way to solve challenges with an unwavering smile. Meet Karen True-Smith, contract account manager for 3M Promotional Markets...

2020 CSR All-Stars: Vanessa Wood, American Solutions for Business

Print+Promo is proud to present its “CSR All-Stars” feature. These unsung heroes care for their customers—even when those customers are not always right—and often go out of their way to solve challenges with an unwavering smile. Meet Vanessa Wood, promotional sourcing specialist for American Solutions for Business...

2020 CSR All-Stars: Debbie Bostin, Sonic Promos

Print+Promo is proud to present its “CSR All-Stars” feature. These unsung heroes care for their customers—even when those customers are not always right—and often go out of their way to solve challenges with an unwavering smile. Meet Debbie Bostin, director of production for Sonic Promos...

What to Do When Things Go Wrong

The coronavirus has shut down huge swaths of the economy, putting a big dent in a lot of distributor and supplier sales. While some suppliers have completely stopped production due to mandatory state shutdowns of non-essential businesses, others are struggling with lowered sales due to limited demand...