Some two weeks after the board of directors of Idealliance and the board of trustees of Epicomm announced their approval of the plan of a merger, the members of Idealliance and Epicomm have voted overwhelmingly to approve the joining of their two industry associations, setting the stage for completion of the merger by July 1. “We are very gratified that our respective memberships agree wholeheartedly with our boards and numerous industry observers that this merger will be highly beneficial to both associations’ members and to the industry at large,” said David J. Steinhardt, Idealliance president and CEO, who will serve in the same capacity in the new organization.
In a joint announcement, the board of directors of Idealliance and the board of trustees of Epicomm have voted to recommend the merger of the two industry associations to their respective memberships. In separate meetings last week, the boards approved the merger and both associations will now present the merger proposal to a vote of their memberships according to the regulations of their respective bylaws. Voting is expected to be completed by the end of February.
A new slate of officers and five new directors have been announced by Idealliance. The newly elected chairman is Marriott Winchester.
Recently, an increase in printed magazines and catalogs matched with online media has been used to drive awareness of a brand.
Due to popular demand, Publishing Executive revived its ranking of the Top 20 Magazine Printers.
The winners of the SkillsUSA high school championships have been announced.
Four industry leaders will be recognized at the Fraklin Luminaire Event, held Oct. 1, 2015, in New York City.
If catalogers and magazine publishers were looking for the right mix in 2013, their main challenge in 2014 was ensuring a seamless integration between print and the Web. As a result, more and more catalog and publication printers are changing their focus from solely providing ink-on-paper products to becoming true multi-channel partners.
Commercial printer equipment installations and other news from Printing Impressions’ October 2014 edition, featuring Phillips Graphic Finishing, Graphic Edge Printing & Packaging, The Label Shoppe, Nino Press, Robinson Printing, Merritt Graphics, Media Graphix
Catalogers and magazine publishers in 2013 faced many of the same challenges as the prior year of finding the right mix of media to deliver information and build their brands. In addition, economic uncertainty and pending postal increases were thrown into the pot to create a stew of questions.