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 Print Media

2012 Annual Franchise Review: Slow and steady, recovery continues    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
As you will see in this year's numbers, the franchise print segment is still a pretty good bellwether of the economy, and not just in North America. As we continue the slow recovery that first began to percolate in last year's Annual Franchise Review, the counterparts on the other side of the world have been dealing with their own set of recessionary blues. More

Publishers take on the pressing issue
PrintWeek    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The familiar look of a crowded newsstand belies the fact that magazine publishing is going through a period of enormous change, and that means equally big changes for printers and other suppliers to the sector. The recent ABC consumer magazine results showed what a torrid time some publishers are having. More

The future of print is ... print
Editor & Publisher    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Even though today's reader wants to find the latest headlines immediately with just a click of a button, Britain's satirical newspaper Private Eye has stuck by the phrase "hot off the press" for 50 years. The newspaper doesn't publish online — if you want to read its content, you have to buy the paper. The paper does have a website, but to read full stories from the latest issue, readers have to buy it at a newsstand or sign up for a subscription. More

 Supply Chain

Avoid 3 key supply chain land mines
CFO    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Be aware that not all risks are obvious, prepare for the unexpected, and train employees on risk management actions. Managing supply chain risk requires the ability to effectively and continuously apply three pillars of risk mitigation. Similar to the three legs of a stool, these are of equal importance, and when combined, create the foundation for a comprehensive risk management strategy. More

Monkeying around with the supply chain: The chaos monkey strikes
The 21st Century Supply Chain    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Do you have a supply chain risk management process in place? Have you evaluated the possible risks and built contingencies? How fast can you recover if a key component is no longer available? Maybe you have contingency plans in place, but how effective are they? More

Unlocking cash flow in the supply chain
SupplyChainBrain    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The efficiencies and cost-containment initiatives that the physical supply chain has seen have not been brought to the financial supply chain by most companies, says Robert Kramer, vice president for working capital solutions at PrimeRevenue. That's unfortunate because there are literally trillions of dollars in accounts receivable in corporate supply chains that can be freed up, he says. More


The Myth: Paper has a high carbon footprint
Two Sides    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Carbon footprint is defined as the amount of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that a person, organization, event or product causes to be released to the atmosphere, either directly or indirectly, during its life. For paper products, this life includes everything from harvesting trees through the manufacturing process to use and disposal or recycling. More

Green supply chain
Mother Nature Network    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Consumers who consider themselves green want to associate with ethical, eco-friendly businesses. Likewise, a business that wants to consider itself green needs to associate with suppliers who are ethical and eco-friendly. So, how does a business create a green supply chain to ensure suppliers behave ethically and operate in a manner that doesn't harm the environment? More

Why trends in sustainability are good for business and education
GreenBiz    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Pick up any newspaper these days and it won't be long before you find an article that calls out some aspect of our country's education system in need of fixing. From the daunting numbers that are presented, this coverage, unfortunately, doesn't seem overblown. The U.S. Department of Education's most recent national assessment of high school seniors determined that 74 percent lacked proficiency in math, 62 percent lacked proficiency in reading, and 79 percent lacked proficiency in science. More


NPTA members invited to participate in postal reform webinar?
NPTA    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Remember to join the free webinar: Postal Reform: An in-depth look at postal crisis reform on Thursday, April 5, at 11 a.m. EDT to learn about the current state of postal reform and the developing plans by Congress and USPS for the future of the Postal Service. Co-hosted by AF&PA and the Envelope Manufacturers Association, this webinar can be accessed by dialing 866.299.7945 (please use participant number 4632764#).


USPS to allow marketing images on permit indicia
BtoB Magazine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The U.S. Postal Service plans to allow direct mailers to include logos, trademarks, brand images and other kinds of marketing designs in the printed postage information area of their mail pieces. The new Picture Permit option, allowing marketing images to be added to the permit imprint indicia in the upper right-hand corner of mail pieces, can help boost the visual impact and effectiveness of direct mail, according to USPS. More

Take a lesson from print media: Clean up Web layouts
Advertising Age    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Five thousand. That's the average number of ads and marketing messages Americans are exposed to each day, and if you're online reading this, skew that number higher. That's because too many media sites are beginning to resemble the houses of compulsive hoarders: A jumbled mess of headlines and stories piled on each other with links, icons and ads thrown on top. Put another way: Clutter is killing digital media. More

Top 4 reasons businesses don't get backlinks
MarketingProfs    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Website links that point to your business website are one of the most important search engine optimization factors that influence the online visibility and search engine ranking of your business. Those backlinks signal to search engines how influential and relevant your business is online; they trigger local citations of your business and aid in deepening your local market penetration. More

NPTA Paper Merchant Weekly
Colby Horton, Vice President of Publishing, 469.420.2601
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