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.
Time certainly doesn’t slow for editors either, and it’s easy to get caught up in thoughts that lead one to question if it’s all worth it. Every October, when I work on Print+Promo’s Top Suppliers issue, I’m reminded that it most certainly is. After 14 years on the job, I can say with confidence that this industry is filled with passionate and creative professionals. But, don’t take my word for it.
If you need extra inspiration, check out what some of your peers are doing. I recently asked a sampling of trade printers to tell me about a goal they want to accomplish in 2020. If their responses are any indication of what’s to come, we’re in for a productive ride:
“[We hope to] increase sales revenue while continuing to deliver profitability to our company. [We also intend to] offer a point-of-differentiation to the marketplace through new items, advanced decorating techniques and a simple-to-execute ‘print and promo solution’ across all distributor groups.”
– Submitted by ADG Promotional Products
“BCSI is excited about new specialty print capabilities, new product lines and especially the growing strength of our strategic partnerships. We expect these initiatives, combined with integrations and technology, will result in mutual sales growth and efficiency for BCSI and our distributor partners.”
– Submitted by BCSI
“Our goal for 2020 is to continue to help our distributors grow their forms, pressure seal, label and direct mail business. Designing unique value-added products for our customers will continue to help us and our valued distributor customers grow.”
– Submitted by InfoSeal/New Jersey Business Forms/Hampshire Label
“[Our 2020 goals are] increased revenue through organic growth, cost reduction through automation and [a] continued push toward a greater percentage of revenue printed/finished digitally.”
– Submitted by TLF Graphics Inc.
Elise Hacking Carr is editor-in-chief/content director for Print+Promo magazine.