Save the Date
March 10, 2009

I've been talking a lot about the Web recently, it seems. By my running tally, some type of Internet news or terminology has been mentioned in oh, I don't know, at least three of my last five blog posts. So, in an effort to keep my (almost) weekly howdy-dos fresh and fizzy, today I'm going to discuss … the Web.

Warwick Publishing Acquires Winthrop-Atkins
December 30, 2008

Warwick Publishing, based in St. Charles, Ill. announced the acquisition of the Middleboro, Massachusetts-based Winthrop-Atkins Company. This purchase brings together two of the industry’s most venerable calendar manufacturers to provide a comprehensive product line that showcases the full breadth of calendar marketing. Further, the family businesses have worked to create a wide-range of U.S.-made paper specialty products including presentation folders, photo frames and accessories, greeting cards, and other custom promotional paper specialties. “What a perfect fit,” explained Jim Paschal, president of Warwick Publishing. “While we’ve been friendly competitors in the desk calendar field for four generations, both of our companies have grown in new

30th Annual SAAC Show Scores Big Success
August 25, 2008

The West Hills, California-based Specialty Advertising Association of California (SAAC) celebrated the 30th annual SAAC Show this past August 6 and 7 at the Long Beach Convention center in Long Beach, California. The SAAC Show consisted of education seminars, networking events and two exhibit days. Sara Ferguson of PromoShop commented on the show, “I brought back a unique perspective from this year’s SAAC Show. The creative juices are still flowing. I always look forward to this show because it’s well-planned, manageable, and great to reunite with the industry family.” Exhibitors were also very pleased with this year’s SAAC Show. Ronald Baron of Winthrop-Atkins

Winthrop-Atkins Goes Cool
October 30, 2007

Winthrop-Atkins, Middleboro, Mass. announced a new line of upscale calendars, featuring original designs and fashion trends. nown as the Evolution Series company officials hope to turn age-old, yet always sought-after, calendars into highly desirable instruments of home and office fashion. Showcased at promotional product trade shows during the third quarter 2007, Winthrop’s calendar collection featured new calendar features ranging from animal skins to stainless steel to crystal and diamond-studded units. Further, Winthrop announced same-day service for many of its presentation-folder products, an attempt to offer distributors a virtual “drive-thru” for last minute foil stamped folders. Such immediate service is very valuable in the

March 26, 2007

Winthrop-Atkins, Middleboro, Mass., recently welcomed back Ron Baron as vice president of sales and marketing. Baron was formerly employed at the company for 25 years, where he served in various roles, including president. General Manager Phil Gelinas stated: “We are a better, more responsive supplier than ever, and we are excited for [Ron] to help us proclaim our message to broaden our current loyal audience.” Of his return, Baron said, “I am just thrilled to be associated, once more, with this wonderful group of hard-working people that have been responsible for making me look good in our industry.” For more information, call (888)