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Member and Industry News
AmeriPrint Corporation Certified as Women-Owned Business
AmeriPrint Corporation has been formally certified as a women-owned business by the National Women Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC). Victoria Schulty has been named as the company's new president. Former president of 25 years, James R. Schulty, will continue to serve AmeriPrint Corporation as executive vice president.
"We are very pleased by the decision of NWBOC to recognize AmeriPrint as a women-owned business," Schulty said. "This recognition will add to our credibility and set us apart in our market."
The purpose of NWBOC certification is to provide corporations with the ability to improve their procurement practices and offer more women suppliers the opportunity to compete.
Admore Recognized at Gallery of Superb Printing Awards Dinner
Admore is once again starting the competition season strong with six awards from The Gallery of Superb Printing and The Detroit Club of Printing House Craftsmen, presented April 14, 2015, at the awards dinner. The Gallery of Superb Printing awards program is held each year to recognize deserving companies for their outstanding workmanship in the printing industry. Admore, a division of Ennis, is a leading manufacturer of both standard and custom folders, as well as other presentation products.
Honored for its achievements in printing, foil stamping, embossing, specialty coatings and diecutting, Admore won six awards, including an International Gold Award, presented to last year’s gold winner, the pirate themed 2013 Halloween promotion, "Treasures Untold." That piece featured five foil colors registered to ink and sculptured embossing. Admore also won multiple gold awards for self-promotion projects, including "The Admore Line 2015 Sales Kit," the 2014 Halloween-themed "Secret Agent Folder" and a co-op marketing folder, "Play to Win," used by Proforma at their regional meetings. Paul Brancaleone, Admore's production manager, was on hand to accept the awards.
Entries in The Gallery of Superb Printing Awards are judged based upon the quality of the piece. They are evaluated on registration, ink coverage, color intensity, dot structure, binding quality and finishing, overall appearance and difficulty. To receive an award, each printed piece must display an exemplary level of craftsmanship. Admore has been winning awards from The Gallery of Superb Printing for over 30 years.
Postmaster General Promotes Convergence of Mail and Digital Technology at National Postal Forum
In a keynote speech at the National Postal Forum — the annual mailing industry trade show — Megan Brennan, Postmaster General and chief executive officer of the Postal Service, promoted opportunities for the mailing industry to leverage the rapid adoption of digital and mobile technology by today's consumers.
"We've become a device-oriented culture, with laptops, tablets, smartphones and now even watches providing digital and mobile experiences in every aspect of our lives," Brennan said. "The good news is that our industry has a big role to play in that digital future."
As consumer trends point to a continued mobile convergence, Brennan advanced the idea that mail can serve as a powerful complement to digital marketing campaigns and play a more prominent role in multichannel marketing efforts. "When we extend that physical experience of mail into a mobile experience, mail delivers much greater value for the sender and receiver," Brennan said.
Citing the technology advances that enable a piece of mail to launch a website, video, or an interactive experience with technologies like augmented reality and QR Codes, the Postmaster General believes mail can be a powerful tool for marketers to spark product discovery and drawing consumers into the digital ecosystem of their particular brand.
Brennan also revealed that the Postal Service is developing a daily digital notification of mail to be delivered to customers. The project — known as real mail notification — is being piloted in Northern Virginia and enables consumers to use a mobile device to see what's arriving in their physical mailbox.
"We're building this platform to bring physical content onto the same screen as the user's digital content," stated the Postmaster General. "The potential is enormous for this industry — because it will create a daily bridge from your mailed content to your digital ecosystem."
In her keynote address, Brennan said that the current pilot test generated a high level of digital engagement, with nine out of 10 people who participated in the pilot checking to see what's in their mail every day. The pilot test will be expanded to New York City later this year.
Brennan also encouraged the mailing industry to build on the inherent strengths of mail, including the consistently high return marketers gain from their investment in marketing mail. "That's why the convergence of mail and digital experiences is a way of adding strength to strength," Brennan said.