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PSDA's influential voice is presented through the award-winning magazine Print Solutions. Help us learn more about your needs as a Print Solutions reader by taking this five-minute readership survey. Your opinion matters!
For more than 50 years, the magazine has provided PSDA members with forward-thinking perspectives from industry experts on topics such as sales and marketing, technology, business management, innovation and more.
Take the survey now. The survey will close on Oct. 1.
Upcoming Webinar: Attract and Retain the Millennial Generation for Print Sales
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 29
Time: 11 a.m. CT
Presenter: Julia Willsie
Join PSDA for a complimentary webinar where we'll discuss a problem facing many companies: the "job-hopping" of the millennial generation. "Ninety-one percent of millennials (born between 1977 and 1997) expect to stay in a job for less than three years.*"
This webinar tackles the problem head on from a millennial's perspective. Focusing on her personal experience, Julia Willsie (born 1982) shows how companies can find, keep and gain success with the industry’s youth. Willsie was recruited from college, out of Cal Poly University's graphic communication major, and has been with RR Donnelley for over nine years.
Looking to finish this year at well over $5 million in sales, and over 150 percent of quota, Willsie manages a variety of print from forms, labels, commercial print, catalogs, magazines, books, packaging, pre-media, variable graphics, digital print and more.
*Future Workplace "Multiple Generations @ Work" survey of 1,189 employees and 150 managers.
There's Still Time to Participate in PSDA’s Distributor Benchmarking Study
Make sure you have access to the industry data you need to position your business for growth in 2015 by participating in PSDA's Distributor Benchmarking Survey. This survey will help you evaluate your operational structure, employment structure and benefits, and product offerings in comparison with companies throughout the print services industry.
Respond to this survey by Sept. 26 to ensure you have access to this critical business planning data. More than 50 of the top evolving distributors in the industry agree have committed to participating in the study, and you should, too. Click here to learn how to submit your results, the benefits of participation, and to hear from PSDA President Rob Whitman on how this survey will help participants move their organizations forward and drive insight around key business issues.
Member and Industry News
Postmaster General Optimistic for Mailers that Optimize Rich Data, Personalization, Interactive Print
In a state of the business address to postal customers, Postmaster General and CEO Patrick R. Donahoe gave an upbeat assessment of the opportunities facing the mailing industry.
"With all of the changes occurring in the way people communicate, mail is proving to be an especially resilient marketing channel, and its value to America’s businesses is increasing due to better data and technology integration," Donahoe said. "When you combine these important technology-driven changes with the strength we’re starting to see in the economy, there are a lot of reasons to be optimistic about mail’s role in America’s marketing mix."
Donahoe emphasized the transformative role of technology in driving industry growth at the annual National Postal Customer Council (PCC) Week event, which brings together thousands of mailers, industry partners and customers nationwide to strengthen collaboration and strategic alignment with the Postal Service.
The Ampersand Group Reflects on Great Year
Based in Akron, Ohio, PSDA member The Ampersand Group has seen tremendous growth this year. The company brought on a new distributor in Arizona, in addition to three Fortune 500 accounts for its members.
The Ampersand Group provides independent distributors back-office support, which enables members to focus on sales and growth. New accounts will be integrated with its e-commerce system, which provides even more leverage for members' sales.
Learn more about The Ampersand Group and its partnership model.
U.S. News & World Report Ranks Rochester Institute of Technology Among Best Regional Universities
Rochester Institute of Technology is recognized in several categories for educational quality and value in the 2015 edition of U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges. Since U.S. News began ranking colleges in 1983, RIT has consistently been listed among the top regional universities. RIT leaders anticipate moving to the national research category next year with the university’s growth in doctoral programs.
For the 2015 ranking, RIT placed eighth in the "Best Regional Universities (North)" category in the latest report among hundreds of schools that offer a full range of undergraduate majors and master's programs. RIT also received the second highest peer assessment score, which is a survey of presidents, provosts and deans from other universities judging a school’s academic excellence.