Elise Hacking Carr

Elise Hacking Carr

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

Executive Perspectives: Dave Klotter of Boundless

As part of Print+Promo Marketing’s ongoing feature, Executive Perspectives, we get to know leading professionals in the print and promotional industry. This month, we interviewed Dave Klotter, CEO of Boundless Network, Austin, Texas. Here, he shares his goal-setting process, opens up about being a forever optimist and explains why our industry needs to sell itself...

2022 Top Distributors: How HALO's Rebrand Helped them Top Their Huge 2021

As part of Print+Promo Marketing's 2022 Top Distributors list, we asked some of the top-ranked distributors about what their future plans look like, and trends they've kept their eyes on in the industry. Here, we talked to HALO CEO Marc Simon — No. 2 on our 2022 list — about the company's rebrand, and how it's contributed to their success in 2021...

2022 Top Distributors: Making Sense of the Numbers

Print+Promo Marketing’s second annual Top Distributors resource has been released! This detailed report evaluates the print and promo industry’s top 75 distributors ranked by total annual sales for 2021. In a year that continued to test patience and spirit, distributors got resourceful. Their creativity paid off...

Executive Perspectives: Jo Gilley of Overture Promotions

As part of Print+Promo Marketing’s ongoing feature, Executive Perspectives, we get to know leading professionals in the print and promotional industry. This month, we interviewed Jo Gilley, CEO of Overture Promotions, Waukegan, Illinois. Here, she explains how data informs her business decisions, reveals her “top-secret” past and previews the future of the company...

Nine Products to Make Your Clients’ Q4 Programs a Success

It’s hard to believe that we’re already planning for the fourth quarter. Now’s the time to start thinking of year-end gifts, employee recognition programs and more. When it comes to thoughtful products that end-users will love, there are a few options. Here are nine of them...

Ennis Inc. Acquires Assets of Gulf Business Forms

Ennis Inc., Midlothian, Texas, has purchased assets — including customer lists and intellectual property — from Gulf Business Forms, a San Marcos, Texas-based trade printer with more than 50 years of experience producing custom-printed documents. Known for its acquisition strategy, Ennis, the only print-centric company to rank within the top three of Print+Promo Marketing’s...

Executive Perspectives: Janie Gaunce of Grapevine Designs

As part of Print+Promo Marketing’s ongoing feature, Executive Perspectives, we get to know leading professionals in the print and promotional industry. This month, we interviewed Janie Gaunce, president and CEO of Grapevine Designs, Lenexa, Kansas. Here, she talks about facing adversity, keeping customers and...

Selling Tax Forms Doesn’t Have to Be Taxing — Here’s Why

Death and taxes are two certainties in life, as Benjamin Franklin once wisely said. But oftentimes what distributors aren’t so sure about is how to navigate the constant and complex tax law changes that follow. In the last two years alone, the market has seen some of the biggest changes since the introduction of...

We're In This Together

For so many bands, live music defines them. For their fans, it’s a way to use the power of song to uplift the collective soul. For both parties, it’s the chance to connect with community. Then the pandemic happened — and no one was prepared. When the music stopped in 2020, generations of music lovers felt lost. Two weeks of no shows turned into months...

2022 Women in Print and Promo: Traci Tarquinio, Hit Promotional Products

Print+Promo Marketing is proud to present its annual “Women in Print and Promo” feature. This year’s group of honorees is changing the narrative of female representation in a traditionally male-dominated industry. Meet Traci Tarquinio, vice president of product development for Hit Promotional Products...

2022 Women in Print and Promo: Bobbie Miranda, Control Printing Group

Print+Promo Marketing is proud to present its annual “Women in Print and Promo” feature. This year’s group of honorees is changing the narrative of female representation in a traditionally male-dominated industry. Meet Bobbie Miranda, office manager/e-commerce services for Control Printing Group.