Elise Hacking Carr

Elise Hacking Carr

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

Day-In-The-Life Series: Tom Goos, an Executive at the Top of His Promo Game

We operate in a business climate where everything is needed yesterday and executives are expected to anticipate the challenges of tomorrow—yet, they make it look so easy. Ever wonder how they do it? Print+Promo’s “Day-In-The-Life” series gives a glimpse into the day-to-day experiences of print and promotional product industry professionals...

State of the Industry Report: Uncertainty as opportunity in the age of Trump

It’s difficult to know where to begin Print+Promo’s 2019 State of the Industry Report. For the past two years, one man has overshadowed the political stage: Donald J. Trump. Long before the 45th president of the U.S. vowed to “Make America Great Again,” he didn’t hold back when it came to pro-business stances, something that resonated with executives across all segments, including the printing industry...

Executive Perspectives: Rustin Luedtke, vice president of sales and marketing for Label Works and FolderWorks

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 Rustin Luedtke, vice president of sales and marketing for Label Works and FolderWorks, North Mankato, Minn. Here, he talks about the inspiration for a new product line, explains why he hates complacency and reveals how he ultimately left his “Animal House” lifestyle behind...

Stouse LLC Names New President/CEO

Top 50 supplier Stouse LLC announced yesterday that Clay Davis is its new CEO and president, effective immediately. Davis is succeeding Bruce Reed, who is retiring after 14 years of leading the New Century, Kansas-based firm...

Under 40: Courtney Bruce, Real Sourcing Network (RSN)

Courtney Bruce, 24 Marketing Engagement Manager Real Sourcing Network (RSN), New York How she got her start: In college, I had a focus in print, and was grateful for amazing instructors. I learned everything from litho and Intaglio [printing] to screen printing. I fell in love with screen printing—the process the mess, everything. I ended…

Under 40: James JB Kennedy, CURAtive

James JB Kennedy, 33 President, Co-Founder CURAtive, Cincinnati How he got his start: I [was employed at] a mom-and-pop shop for almost five years, working my way from the digital black-and-white division to the office manager. I wanted to grow the business, but the owner didn’t see the value of growing and scaling the business.…

Under 40: Greta Mantell, Image Source

Greta Mantell, 31 Senior Account Executive Image Source, Kirkland, Wash. How she got her start: A family friend recommended the industry and specifically the company to me. I was in a sales role at another company (Cintas) for two-and-a-half years right out of college, and was looking to make an industry and company change. The…

Under 40: Corey Lewis, AbelsonTaylor

Corey Lewis, 29 Senior Print Producer AbelsonTaylor, Chicago How he got his start: There was never a time when my life wasn’t affected by the transformative power of print and design. My grandfather, a first-generation immigrant from Germany, was able to start and provide for his family by working at a paper mill. My grandmother…

Under 40: Sadie Kikkert, PromoPlace

Sadie Kikkert, 21 Sales Coordinator PromoPlace, Ancaster, Ontario How she got her start: My boss saw my work efforts at a yard clean-up one Saturday, and noticed how much effort I put into things. So, I got told from someone else to hand in a résumé at PromoPlace. I did and got the job. Her…

Under 40: Caitlin L. Martin, Safeguard of the Hudson Valley

Caitlin L. Martin, 30 Vice President, Sales and Marketing Safeguard of the Hudson Valley, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. How she got her start: Truth is, I never imagined I would be in the sales world, and certainly never imagined I would be in the family business. After I graduated college, I moved to California for some time…