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State Of the Industry Update, Q2 2022: The Economic Impact of Supply Chain Disruption with Inflation and What Can be Done to Prepare for a Downturn
September 13, 2022 at 10:08 am

Since the Covid-19 pandemic, printers have been fighting an uphill battle when it comes to their supply chain and rising costs. As the first quarter 2022 State of the Industry Update showed, the unknown week to week and future availability for materials, substrates and consumables coupled with increasing costs has made a significant impact on…

What Your CSR Thinks of You
September 13, 2022 at 10:17 am

I asked a CSR what she sees as the biggest errors her sales team makes and what the best are doing well. There are lessons for us all.

Oh Look, More Commanders Merchandise With Washington State On It
September 12, 2022 at 11:00 am

There's an ongoing joke that the Washington Commanders don't even play in Washington, D.C. They practice in Virginia and play in Maryland. But, those locations are at least a little closer to D.C. than the state of Washington. This weekend, as the NFL season kicked off, one reporter on the ground at FedEx field noticed…

The Possibility of a UPS Strike Looms Over 2023
September 9, 2022 at 10:56 am

UPS workers are demanding higher pay for tough working conditions, leading up to a contract negotiation next spring before the existing one is set to expire, creating the threat of a strike. A UPS strike isn't without precedent: UPS workers organized a nationwide strike in August of 1997, culminating in $780 million in losses for…

Black Algae Ink: The Next Big Thing in Eco-Friendly Packaging
September 9, 2022 at 10:33 am

As the promotional industry looks for new ways to be environmentally conscious with its products, finding natural dyes and inks are becoming more common. EcoEnclose, which makes sustainable packaging for e-commerce brands, is using the ink on branded packaging tape and on shipping boxes.

Leverage Your Roster for Success
September 9, 2022 at 9:56 am

Ensure you have the right folks on your team, playing the positions that will make your organization successful. Leverage your roster.

Wendy's Creates Exclusive 'Rick and Morty' Apparel for Uber Eats
September 8, 2022 at 11:26 am

Wendy's is really leaning into its partnership with the Adult Swim cartoon "Rick and Morty." After hosting special pop-ups and store takeovers, Wendy's is once again rebranding as "Morty's," for a special promotional event through Uber Eats that also sort of parodies the celebrity meal deals that have become so common in fast food marketing. As part of…