Management

Executive Perspectives: Andy Ogren of Blanks/USA
May 17, 2022 at 1:37 pm

In our latest Executive Perspectives, Print+Promo Marketing interviewed Andy Ogren, CEO of Blanks/USA, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. Here, he details his career path, discusses the impact of major economic trends, and expands on company developments...

Don't Hesitate to Give Back
May 8, 2022 at 8:31 pm

As the leader of your business, your main responsibilities include providing strategic direction for the business and the leadership necessary to get there — among other things. Chances are though, that you did not wake up one day and suddenly become the leader that you are today. Your skills, your empathy, and your drive have all been developed over time and you most likely were influenced by others along the way...

Stran & Company Adds Nancy Shaffer and Jamie Hoelscher to Key Management Roles
May 8, 2022 at 7:58 pm

Stran & Company, Quincy, Massachusetts, announced that promotional products industry veterans Nancy Shaffer and Jamie Hoelscher have joined the management team in the roles of director of client services, and director of merchandising and vendor relations, respectively. Shaffer will be tasked with reorganizing Stran's client services and sales support operations, including...

Sally Spurr to Transition to Director of Continuous Improvement for Wise
May 3, 2022 at 12:48 am

Wise, a leading trade manufacturer providing business forms, labels and digital printing, announced that Sally Spurr will become director of continuous improvement. Spurr has led the Fort Wayne operation as its general manager for the past 15 years and created many advances through process improvement methods...

iPROMOTEu Announces Laura High as New Vice President of Marketing
May 3, 2022 at 12:44 am

iPROMOTEu, Wayland, Massachusetts, has hired Laura High as vice president of marketing. High will be responsible for leading iPROMOTEu’s marketing team and overall marketing strategy to enhance the affiliate experience with a robust plan to drive sales, including multi-touch digital campaigns and related tools...

Executive Perspectives: Michael Brugger of Fully Promoted
April 19, 2022 at 5:34 pm

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 Michael Brugger, president of Fully Promoted, West Palm Beach, Florida. Here, he lays out why he’s betting on diversification, addresses the supply and demand imbalance, and shares what playing Chuck E. Cheese taught him about promotional products...

Tapping Into an Untapped Market
April 11, 2022 at 1:23 am

Josh Goodman is the founder and CEO of PourMyBeer, a next-generation self-pour beverage system. Goodman discusses the many stages his business went through in order to solve a huge issue in the nightlife industry — crowded bars. He also provides valuable advice on how, with the right mindset, a simple frustration can lead to fortune...

Diversified Labeling Solutions CEO Jim Kersten Talks Paper Shortage, Label Demand and More
April 5, 2022 at 7:34 pm

From safety regulations and supply chain fractures to inflation and staff exoduses, there’s been no shortage of headaches for the print and promotional products industry. But, for printers, the current paper shortage arguably tops the list. Jim Kersten, CEO of Diversified Labeling Solutions, joined the latest edition of The Promo Marketing Podcast to get us caught up and offer advice to distributors...

Koozie Group Promotes Phil Gergen to Senior Vice President of Technology
March 28, 2022 at 7:44 pm

Koozie Group, Clearwater, Florida, announced the promotion of Phil Gergen to the role of senior vice president of technology. Gergen, who was most recently vice president of information technology, was promoted on March 3. In his new position, he will lead the entire technology team. Gergen will align Koozie Group’s technology with its...