Printing Industries of America (PIA)

Printers Can Increase New Media ROI with the 2012 Integrated Print Forum

Printers of the 21st century recognize that expanding service offerings to new communication media and becoming an integrated print provider for customers is the future of print. The 2012 Integrated Print Forum will provide the solutions on how to effectively integrate print into the marketing mix and increase printers’ ROI. The Forum will help printers take the mystery out of the transition to integration October 29–30, 2012, at the Printing Industries of America headquarters in Sewickley, PA.

Links for Further Information

• Blog and Video: Sit and Chat with Julie Shaffer about the 2012 Integrated Print Forum

• Blog and Video: Tell Us Your Integration Stories

• 2011 Integrated Print Forum Videos/Presenters

• Printing Industries of America Press Center

Digital marketing has become one of the top priorities as well as one of the top challenges—in light of new technologies like tablet computers, smart phones, and other mobile devices—facing printers today. This is why the Digital Printing Council is pleased to announce the 2012 Integrated Print Forum, an event designed to enable printers to discover how to harness the power to deliver ROI to their print business.

Why Should Printers Attend the 2012 Integrated Print Forum?

• Survive in a changing media environment—Learn how to survive the transition and use new technologies as a product offering for customers, promote your business, and become an engaged print professional.

• Get a blueprint to drive your company forward—Integrate new media into your business, increase profit, and achieve ROI to take your business beyond QR codes and PURLs and into the next generation of digital marketing. Witness case studies from REAL printing companies.

• Benefit from a unique event—Network with and learn from expert presenters and other printers facing the same challenges. Plus, start networking and engage with the Forum prior to the event via our social media channels to talk about challenges and solutions.

Get Engaged with the 2012 Integrated Print Forum

Print professionals will learn new techniques through a relevant and engaging “Solve the Mysteries of Print Integration” theme, which will offer a truly different type of experience. Even before the 2012 Integrated Print Forum in October, 2012, attendees are invited to start engaging in “pre-Forum” events:

• Visit the Integrated Print Forum Blog where we will provide you with speaker information, contests, videos, and event updates.

• Engage with the Forum NOW through June 1, 2012, and you could win a Kindle Fire! Visit the Integrated Print Forum Blog and tell us your integration stories. You could win a Kindle Fire just for sharing your story and helping to create case studies—we will use the stories shared from real printing companies to build case studies that illustrate, step-by-step, how attendees can realistically implement the strategies in their print business. (See the contest page for complete details.)

• Visit our social media sites for updates, sneak peeks, and networking opportunities on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

For more information on the 2012 Integrated Print Forum, visit www.printing.org/integratedprint or contact Julie Shaffer, Vice President, Digital Technologies, Printing Industries of America, at 412-259-1730 or jshaffer@printing.org. Stay tuned for presenter announcements and other information on this event. Follow the Forum on Twitter using #IPF2012.

For more on how integrating print into your marketing mix, see The Value of Print resource.

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