Insights

2019 Top 50 Suppliers: Key takeaways, fun facts and more
October 29, 2019 at 8:16 pm

It’s been an interesting year for our country, with information changing as quickly as a tweet disappears from a timeline. American businesses have been monitoring heightened trade tensions and recession risk. For printers, that list extends to paper supply shortages, raw material inflation and a lack of skilled personnel...

Follow the Paper Trail: Uncovering Opportunities in the Tumultuous Paper Industry
September 24, 2019 at 8:55 pm

It’s no secret that market conditions have not been kind to paper products. Earlier this year, Georgia-Pacific became the latest victim of an industry undergoing violent shifts in demand. The mill, which had built a reputation as one of the world’s leading makers of tissue, pulp, packaging, building products and...

Empowering Distributors: A glimpse into the high-tech software market
August 27, 2019 at 8:58 pm

Software solutions are no longer a wish-list item for most businesses; they are a necessity in a world where efficiency is king. From single source software to e-commerce platforms, the options are plentiful. So, what’s a distributor to do? Research, research, research...

Print+Promo 2019: These 11 CSR All-Stars Have What It Takes to Keep Customers Happy and Coming Back
July 30, 2019 at 4:36 pm

Customer service representatives (CSRs) have a challenging job that often requires superhuman patience, speed and product knowledge. They 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. Print+Promo would like to recognize these unsung heroes, so, without further ado, here are the inaugural honorees of our CSR All-Star collection...

Print's Age Problem: Here’s why your business needs to pivot its attention to millennial talent
June 18, 2019 at 7:56 pm

Millennials get a bad reputation. They can’t buy houses because they’re eating Himalayan sea salt avocado toast with $7 oat milk lattes. They ruin concerts for everyone because they can’t put their smartphones down. And, they’ll sport Nirvana T-shirts without being able to name three of the band’s songs. But they’re entering the workforce in droves...

Print+Promo 2019: A Celebration of the Women in Print and Promo
May 28, 2019 at 5:57 pm

Print+Promo is proud to present its sixth annual “Women in Print and Promo” feature. This year’s group of honorees is rewriting the narrative of female representation in a traditionally male-dominated industry. They’re managing teams, driving growth and 
overseeing internal operations—all while navigating an unsettled business environment. Most importantly, they are teachers responsible for developing the next generation of inspirational women entering the workforce...

The Advantages of Buying American in the Print and Promo Space
April 23, 2019 at 8:31 pm

Two years ago, President Donald J. Trump spoke to a crowd gathered at the headquarters of Wisconsin-based toolmaker Snap-on. Later that day, he signed an executive order that would tighten rules that award visas to skilled foreign workers and direct the federal government to enforce rules that bar foreign contractors from bidding on federal projects. The order was the first effort to promote Trump’s “Buy American, Hire American” agenda, a focal point of his campaign...

State of the Industry Report: Uncertainty as opportunity in the age of Trump
March 26, 2019 at 8:03 pm

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...

Print+Promo 2019: Under 40
February 26, 2019 at 7:45 pm

Print+Promo is excited to reveal the honorees in this year’s Under 40 spotlight. Cited by their industry peers for unmatched professionalism, visionary behavior and contagious energy, these individuals are dismantling generational labels, and, instead, using the wisdom gained from esteemed colleagues to become mentors in their own right...

12 Fashionable Tips for Selling Promotional Apparel
January 29, 2019 at 9:12 pm

The new year brings new promise for business. It’s also the time that profit seekers evaluate what and how they sell, as they put 2019 strategies into motion. For some, that means experimenting with a new product line—perhaps, the $5.51 billion promotional apparel sector...