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DemandBridge Opens New Office in Maryland
February 11, 2020 at 8:06 pm

DemandBridge LLC, a marketing automation platform provider to approximately 600 marketing and print services firms, announced a grand opening event to celebrate moving to a new office location in Hunt Valley...

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...

How Single-Source Software Solutions Can Up Your Marketing Game, Part Two
October 30, 2018 at 6:55 pm

Last week, Print+Promo spoke to DemandBridge Chairman and CEO David Rich about the benefits of single-source software solutions. It was an enlightening conversation that covered everything from “Big Marketing” strategies to platform investment pros and cons. Are you closer to making a decision, but still unsure...

Why Won’t My QuickBooks Work With Microsoft Office 365?
June 26, 2018 at 5:33 pm

A reader asks, “I have recently purchased a new computer with Microsoft Office 365 which includes Windows 10. Why won’t my QuickBooks work now?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

Marketing the Right Way With Big Data
April 24, 2018 at 7:50 pm

For being such a tiny word, “big” can breed various reactions depending on the other utterances with which we couple it. It is very rewarding, for example, to achieve a big break, hit the big time and be the big woman or man on campus, but it can also be pretty upsetting to...

DemandBridge Makes Another Move, Acquires Kramer-Smilko
January 30, 2018 at 7:24 pm

In a pivotal deal announced today, DemandBridge, Norcross, Ga., has acquired Kramer-Smilko Inc., a software company based in Bel Air, Md. The purchase of Kramer-Smilko comes on the heels of DemandBridge’s acquisition this past October of...

Surviving in a Vistaprint World
January 16, 2018 at 9:40 pm

The industry is changing all the time, but you knew that, of course. As e-commerce and one-stop shops like Vistaprint, CustomInk and the like become more popular and widely used, providing service directly to customers, traditional distributors and suppliers need to learn how to adapt to survive...

How to Implement a Successful Data Strategy for Increased Sales
May 9, 2017 at 7:55 pm

Content marketing, direct mail marketing, email marketing, social media marketing, guerilla marketing—with so many options to reach potential and existing clients, it’s hard to know where to begin. One thing’s for sure, though: If you don’t know who your audience is, your chances of reaching them, regardless of marketing avenue, are slim...

A Closer Look at the Business Software That's Empowering Distributors
March 28, 2017 at 6:40 pm

Any CEO worth his or her corner office understands the importance of the personal touch. In our industry, this is where distributors have outwitted the best attempts of major directs. But, sometimes, maintaining such a level of service can be tough thanks to complex jobs and even...

Billing Software Provider AVR Expands Print Operation with Pitney Bowes AcceleJet
February 21, 2017 at 5:31 pm

Pitney Bowes, Stamford, Conn., announced that utility software and billing solutions provider AVR is leveraging the Pitney Bowes AcceleJet Printing and Finishing System to support its growing print operation. AVR was founded as a billing software provider for utility companies in the Houston area. Its expertise is in data and records management. But, as the company has grown...

Printing Drop-shipper Pays Big for a Better URL—Was It Worth It?
February 21, 2017 at 4:57 pm

What’s in a name? Only the future of your company. Just ask Printful Inc., a drop-ship printer of T-shirts, pillows, mugs and other customizable products. The Los Angeles-based retailer, which also handles fulfillment and shipping for thousands of online stores, had been using “” as its primary URL. Why not go with...

Agents of Change
January 22, 2017 at 7:28 pm

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 talked to Rick Roddis, president of ComplyRight Distribution Services, Oxnard, Calif. Here, Roddis discusses a changing business model, new technology and the impact of a Trump presidency.

How Trump Won
January 17, 2017 at 8:41 pm

Yesterday during his press conference, President-elect Donald Trump vowed to bring jobs to the states whose voters helped him win.

RRD to Include Prinova's Messagepoint Platform in Digital Solutions Offering
December 13, 2016 at 9:00 pm

Prinova Corp., a leader in developing and delivering innovative software and services within the customer communications management market, has announced that its flagship Messagepoint customer message management platform will be a key component of the RR Donnelley Digital Solutions offering. RR Donnelley has been providing the Messagepoint solution to its customers as part of its…

Collecting Sales Tax on Additional Charges
November 1, 2016 at 7:45 pm

A reader asks, “How can I find out if I have to collect sales taxes on additional charges such as screen charges and freight?” Read today’s edition of “Ask the Accountant” for the answer…

eLynxx Solutions to Provide Print Buying Software to Johns Hopkins University
October 25, 2016 at 6:17 pm

eLynxx Solutions, Chambersburg, Pa., is pleased to include Johns Hopkins University among the clients using its flagship eLynxx software. eLynxx is cloud software that is built for print buyers to streamline and simplify the specification, sourcing and management of custom printed communications...