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Print Council Educates Agency Heavyweights on the Power of Print with a Multimedia Seminar

August 27, 2009
WASHINGTON, DC—August 27, 2009—Print is more persuasive than ever as an advertising and marketing tool. So print should always be considered as an integral part of any commercial communications campaign. That’s the message top advertising agency executives are receiving and heeding, thanks to a new “lunch and learn” seminar being presented by The Print Council.

Titled Print Delivers, the lunchtime learning experience has already been presented at two top advertising agencies, the Starcom Media Group and Campbell Ewald, to rave reviews. The multimedia workshop is presented by a multi-talented panel comprised of representatives from the US Postal Service, major print providers, paper manufacturers, equipment suppliers, and The Print Council.

The presidents of Starcom and Campbell Ewald welcomed The Print Council panelists to a roomful of agency staffers — senior management, planners, strategists, account representatives, digital and print media specialists, art directors and other professionals who work on major accounts.

Premiere Performances Get High Marks

Those who participated in the first two road shows found these audiences to be highly receptive to the presentation and its message. According to David Mastervich from the USPS: “The Campbell Ewald audience wanted more, stating it was the best lunch and learn session ever. They thought we were very well organized. Just shows what a team of professionals who have a passion for the same subject can do.”

A Starcom managing director with multi-million dollar client billings offered this assessment: “We need to be doing more of this – to be educated about how print can be connecting and adding value to multiple communication and activation strategies. It is paramount to providing value for our clients. Our people have little knowledge how print has evolved outside of publishing, but the metrics associated with the customization tactics certainly line up with what we are being asked to provide. This has certainly created about 100 questions that we need to answer to use print to add value to our clients’ spend.”

One of the panelists, Rick Merdan from NewPage, had this reaction: “The attendance was great and the message was received. The quote of the session came from the designer who stated she only prints five times a year but now is encouraged to take another look at print.”

Joe Duncan of Leo Burnett pointed to the “big picture” perspective: “Media strategists and activation groups are being challenged every day by their clients to connect all of the communication needs of the marketer with the desires and options available to the consumer. No media does that better than print.”

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