Print Drives America will roll out their latest campaign of ads, posters and mailing pieces and show exhibitors how they can support their customers and tell printers how they can increase their sales. All attendees will learn some very positive things about Print that will both surprise and delight you. The Information Session and Press Conference will be held during Printing United on Thursday, September 24th, 2019 from 1:30pm to 2:30 pm in Room D 220. All exhibitors, printers, and editors are invited.
Print Drives America is the champion and cheerleader of the National Print Industry and they have become the voice of the industry. Printers have pointed out that they like the razor sharp focus that Print Drives America pays to increasing print’s market share over other media that competes with print for budget dollars. While Print Drives America focuses exclusively on the single most important task of increasing print’s market share and printer profitability, they allow other organizations to handle secondary tasks like government lobbying, environmental issues and paper and ink advocacy. Print Drives America is enthusiastically embraced by an industry that clearly sees increasing print’s market share as its number one goal.
The Print Drives America Foundation and their Executive Director, Marty Maloney presents print as a media not just as a manufacturing activity. This truly unique way of treating print allows it to be measured favorably against media that it competes with such as broadcast and new media. Maloney has conducted decades of research that proves that the multiple platforms of print dwarfs all other media by far.
Maloney is considered a true media expert and his expertise and research stems from his thirty-plus-year association with New York University where he served on the board of NYU’s Masters Programs in Strategic Communication, Marketing and Media Management and was elected and served a multiple year term as Board Chair. He has created and continues to teach several media and business courses in NYU’s graduate school. Maloney’s academic experience is complemented by his market experience of heading up Broadford & Maloney Inc., a global advertising, marketing and PR agency that he founded in 1984.
Printers also remarked about the positive comparisons and effectiveness of print against other media. They like that Print Drives America constantly delivers good news about printing platforms such as the remarkable resurgence and acceptance of direct mail across all ages and the big increases of printed books, as well as the continued gains in labels and packaging and the spread of free standing insert to newspapers, direct mail, and yes, packages.
Tim Freeman, president of the Printing Industries Alliance commented, “We are very pleased with the rapid acceptance of the Print Drives America initiative. We need to give print a stronger voice to communicate print’s attractive features that create a strong consumer preference for print, to demonstrate its amazing ROI, and to advance print’s leadership position. We will make print attractive to all, erase the misinformation about print and greatly enhance print’s positive perception. Print today is an increasingly high-tech industry that produces collateral materials, magazines, books, direct mail, newspapers, catalogs, labels, packaging, out-of-home media, signage and scores of other print categories.
“Print in the aggregate makes print the largest communications media of all. Our initial goal will be to increase the perception of print as well as to meaningfully increase print’s market share.”
The Print Drives America Foundation is registered as a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) charitable organization. All contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible. Funds for the Foundation’s marketing and PR efforts will be raised from both printers and vendors without regard to geographic limitations. Contributions can be accepted in any amount and frequency. Suggestions will be made by using annual sales as a guideline. Contributors do not need to be PIA members. Please contact Marty Maloney for further information and how to become a founding member at [email protected] or (203) 912-0804.
About Printing Industries Alliance
Printing Industries Alliance (PIA) geographic footprint is the most important print market in the U.S. with more Fortune 500 companies than any other state or region. The market includes the national and world centers for many industries including the hubs for the financial, marketing, media, real estate, and culture. It is also one of the world’s largest population centers. It represents the graphic communications industry in all of New York State, the northern half of New Jersey, and northwestern Pennsylvania.
In addition to print advocacy and education, the PIA provides its members with a variety of consultative, informational, and cost-saving services. They also provide governmental representation at the federal, state, and local level. The PIA is headquartered in Amherst, New York with a NYC office in Park Slope, Brooklyn and a Long Island office in Seaford, New York.