Elise Hacking Carr

Elise Hacking Carr

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

How Integrated Labels Can Save You Money, Resources and Headaches

For as much progress as there has been in the print industry, it’s still common to see fulfillment and distributor locations use pick or pack lists to pull items and separately print a shipping label after the product has been pulled and packed. But there’s a bigger picture at play here. Let’s say a warehouse…

Tales from a Top Executive: Patricia Dugan

As part of Print+Promo Marketing’s ongoing feature, Executive Perspectives, we get to know leading professionals in the print and promotional industry. This month, we interviewed Patricia “Pat” Dugan, MAS, vice president of sales and marketing, Budgetcard Inc., Attleboro Falls, Massachusetts. Here, she talks shop, reflects on the future of networking and shares how the pandemic…

More than a Buzzword: How to Cut Through Self-Care's Marketing Noise

When you hear the phrase “self-care,” what comes to mind? Maybe it’s sipping a piping cup of tea with a good book as the aroma of lavender fills the space around you. Or maybe it’s just one extra task you’re supposed to fit into an already busy schedule that includes work deadlines, meal prep and…

Specialty Mailing's Steve Stancic Explains His Company's New Capabilities and Why Solution-Based Approaches Work

As part of Print+Promo Marketing’s ongoing feature, Executive Perspectives, we get to know leading professionals in the print and promotional industry. This month, we interviewed Steve Stancic, president of Specialty Mailing, St. Louis. Here, he highlights the issues he’s monitoring, shares his company’s new capabilities and explains why solution-based approaches work...

2022 Top Suppliers: A Snapshot of a Recovering Industry

More than two years removed from the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we're all pretty sick of hearing terms like "pivoting" and "new normal," but there's a reason that those phrases have been thrown around so much. It's exactly what business owners – and everyone else – had to do. Within the promotional products industry,…

2022 Top Distributors: Artcraft's Evolution to Meet Its Future Clients' Needs

As part of Print+Promo Marketing's 2022 Top Distributors list, we asked some of the top-ranked distributors about what their future plans look like, and trends they've kept their eyes on in the industry. Here, we talked to Artcraft CEO and president Judy Zimmerman — No. 32 on our 2022 list — about the company's recent investments,…

2022 Top Distributors: How HALO's Rebrand Helped them Top Their Huge 2021

As part of Print+Promo Marketing's 2022 Top Distributors list, we asked some of the top-ranked distributors about what their future plans look like, and trends they've kept their eyes on in the industry. Here, we talked to HALO CEO Marc Simon—No. 2 on our 2022 list—about the company's rebrand, and how it's contributed to their…