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

Polyconcept North America announced three new Field Sales Managers and two new Business Development Representatives who will now represent the Leed’s, Bullet and JournalBooks product lines.

Edwards Brothers announced the opening of a new digital print center in Oxnard, Calif., making it the tenth digital print center owned or operated by Edwards Brothers.  The center will print primarily soft cover books and journals.

Promo Marketing, a sister publication of Print Professional, has compiled a new Top 50 Suppliers ranking. Despite stricter regulations on the safety and sales of promotional products, 2010 and the first half of 2011 have shown a sales resurgence in the industry. The returning fiscal strength of the industry is evident from the list, which is based on revenue numbers from 2010. Overall, the top 50 suppliers raked in more than $500 million more than they did in 2009. These companies have increased their margins, upped the interest in their products and committed themselves to making it through the financial crises stronger than before, and they are being rewarded for it.

Eagle Dry Goods, Old Hickory, Tenn., and Dunbrooke, Independence, Mo., announced a long-term strategic alliance between the two companies. As of March 1, Dunbrooke is now responsible for all sales and distribution of Eagle Dry Goods and Tommy Bahama product in the promotional products industry.

Are you looking for new ways to dress up your mailings? If you want to attract end-users to your mailer, this month's mystery product offers the perfect solution.

A few weeks ago, I attended the National Postal Forum at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel, located in Nashville, Tenn. The traffic was steady and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. Companies unveiled new technology in hopes of altering the direct mail landscape.

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