Elise Hacking Carr

Elise Hacking Carr

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

GOAT Status

Like many Americans, I’m currently obsessed with ABC’s thrilling prime-time competition “Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time.” The tournament features the iconic trivia show’s all-time best players: James Holzhauer, aka...

2019 Top 50 Distributors: ASB President Justin Zavadil Talks Continued Growth

In business, the thinking has long been, “If you build it, they will come.” But mindsets are shifting as executives learn the proverbial “they” don’t come automatically. For those lucky enough to spark consumer interest with a new product release or technology investment, the work doesn’t stop there…

2019 Top 50 Distributors: Proforma CEO Vera Muzzillo on Leading Through Technology

In business, the thinking has long been, “If you build it, they will come.” But mindsets are shifting as executives learn the proverbial “they” don’t come automatically. For those lucky enough to spark consumer interest with a new product release or technology investment, the work doesn’t stop there...

Executive Perspectives: Jim Kersten, CEO of Diversified Labeling Solutions

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 Jim Kersten, CEO of Diversified Labeling Solutions, Itasca, Ill. Here, he explains how his company is addressing environmental concerns, gets candid about overseas competition and talks about the art of innovation...

A Quiet Moment

Can you believe 2019 is coming to a close? It feels like just yesterday I was watching New Year’s resolutions gone wrong—not mine, because I don’t make them. I do, however, want to continue my November editor’s note tradition of giving thanks...

Here’s What You Missed at Print+Promo’s Final Distributor Connect of 2019

Print+Promo, the Philadelphia-based leading source of business strategies for distributor sales professionals, recently concluded its final Distributor Connect of 2019. For this event, which ran Nov. 4 through 6, distributor attendees traveled to the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay in scenic San Diego, where they were given the chance to build business and relationships with leading industry suppliers...

2019 Top 50 Distributors: What we learned from the data

With all the mergers and acquisitions happening in the print and promo space, it can feel like the industry is contracting, not expanding. But with fewer players in the game, the next big win is up for grabs for innovative distributors. From our vantage point, 2019 proved to be quite the year for many of these...

2020 Wish List

We have officially entered the fourth quarter, also known as the most wonderful time of the year for professionals. We’re all simply trying to stay afloat, as we work late hours to meet major deadlines, finalize the details of future strategies and update the Amazon wish lists that our holiday gift-buying relatives have been demanding in the midst of the madness...