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Network retailing – The secrets of an effective and unified brand communication

On februari 9, 2018, Posted by , In Whitepaper, With No Comments

Network retailing is on the rise! In 2016, 48% of French people looking to create their company intended to launch it as a franchise1. That is 8% more than the previous year. This organizational model, invented in the 19th century, and which has developed in various mixed forms, looks more…

How We Localize Marketing Materials for Global Audiences

On maart 21, 2017, Posted by , In Localization,Membership, With No Comments

My last blog post on marketing asset management generated a lot of interest from both global brands and print service providers. Many wanted to learn more about the way IPN Global companies work together across the globe to serve multi-national companies. One of the companies our network serves is Trimble…

Marketing Asset Management and the IPN Global Network

On maart 8, 2017, Posted by , In Membership,Whitepaper, With No Comments

For companies that sell globally, making sure distributors, channel partners, resellers and global sales forces have accurate sales and marketing collateral is a real issue. It’s one that many of our clients have struggled with. Problem is, they are spending a lot of money printing, shipping and warehousing marketing materials…

IPN Awards – November 2016

On januari 11, 2017, Posted by , In IPN Awards, With No Comments

The IPN held their Fall meeting in Cape Town this year and the lucky winners of the organisation’s prestigious Recognition Awards were announced during a gala dinner at the Groot Constantia winery in the Cape Peninsula. The IPN awards recognise the very best in Marketing Solutions and Innovation as well…

Attending an IPN Global Meeting

On november 14, 2016, Posted by , In Membership, With No Comments

People are always asking me what happens at IPN Global meetings. After 10 years of membership and 20 meetings, I can tell you each one is an amazing experience. First a little background. Since our members are located around the world, our twice-a-year meetings are too. Each one is hosted…

An e-Learning Innovator

On juli 8, 2016, Posted by , In e-learning, With No Comments

IPN Global members are often way ahead of the curve when it comes to using innovative approaches. I was reminded of that yet again when I heard about Ken Rogers winning a 2016 Learning! Champion Award. Sponsored by Elearning! Magazine, the awards were created to honor individuals for exceptional contributions…

Meet Pazzaz

On mei 6, 2016, Posted by , In IPN Member Profiles, With No Comments

Montreal-based Pazazz was founded in 1992. Over the last two decades, it has grown from a modest commercial print shop to an industry leading cross-media solutions company, employing 90 people and occupying a 100,000-square-foot climate-controlled facility. The company is the exclusive Canadian member of IPN Global. As part of this…

Meet Response Network

On maart 29, 2016, Posted by , In IPN Member Profiles, With No Comments

Since Response Network was founded by Willem Jubels Sr. in 1902, the printing company has continually reinvented itself to keep up with the changing marketplace. From Letterpress to the modern age of digital printing and now 3D printing, it has remained at the forefront of printing technologies. Today, the company is led by…

Meet Alexander’s Print Advantage

On maart 15, 2016, Posted by , In IPN Member Profiles, With No Comments

Alexander’s Print Advantage was founded in 1979 and has been a member of IPN Global since 1999. The company specializes in print automation programs and on-demand book printing, along with digital printing, finishing and fulfillment. It leverages advanced software and technology to develop unique and effective solutions for its customers that…

What’s so Unique About IPN Global: Real Friendship

On februari 3, 2016, Posted by , In Membership, With No Comments

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a member of IPN Global? At the heart of our organization is friendship. We are a global network of friends representing almost 50 leading-edge companies in the printing, visual communications and graphic arts industry. We share our knowledge and know-how to…