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How We Localize Marketing Materials for Global Audiences

Posted by Al Kennickell on Mar 21, 2017 5:22:02 PM

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.

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Topics: Membership, localization

Marketing Asset Management and the IPN Global Network

Posted by Al Kennickell on Mar 8, 2017 3:03:59 PM

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.

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Topics: Membership

IPN Awards - November 2016

Posted by MJ Anderson on Jan 11, 2017 2:15:20 PM

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.

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Topics: IPN Awards

Attending an IPN Global Meeting

Posted by MJ Anderson on Nov 14, 2016 12:03:40 PM

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.

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Topics: Membership

An e-Learning Innovator

Posted by MJ Anderson on Jul 8, 2016 9:21:37 AM

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.

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Topics: e-learning

Meet Pazazz

Posted by MJ Anderson on May 6, 2016 4:47:32 PM

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 network of 200+ locations, Pazazz works with other members to provide global brands with solutions for visual and printed communications worldwide. Global brands have come to depend on IPN Global for capability and capacity that not only reduces or eliminates shipping charges, but also speeds production, minimizes waste and ensures brand consistency.

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Topics: IPN Member Profiles

Meet Response Network

Posted by MJ Anderson on Mar 29, 2016 5:55:33 PM

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 a fourth generation Willem Jubels. Its modern print facilities in Amsterdam, Utrecht, Rotterdam, the Hague and Leiden deliver both simple and complex jobs across Randstad, a megalopolis in the Netherlands.

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Topics: IPN Member Profiles

Meet Alexander’s Print Advantage

Posted by MJ Anderson on Mar 15, 2016 12:04:10 PM

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 include training and seminar organizations, franchises, publishers and software companies.

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Topics: IPN Member Profiles

What's so Unique About IPN Global: Real Friendship

Posted by MJ Anderson on Feb 3, 2016 5:24:36 PM

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 deliver a seamless service to clients in over 200 locations across the globe.

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Topics: Membership

Meet Kennickell Group

Posted by MJ Anderson on Jan 13, 2016 5:31:55 PM

The Kennickell Group specializes in building online storefronts for dealer networks across the world. These storefronts have an automated system that currently links to 11 IPN members and can integrate with CRM systems like SalesForce.

With a programming team led by a former lead engineer to the development of the U.S. Space Shuttle and 145,000 square feet of production space, Kennickell Group serves companies with national and international sales networks by providing cutting-edge marketing support. Boasting a proven accuracy rate of over 99 percent, this FSC- and SFI-certified company has worked with the NFL, MLB, NHL, JCPenney, SkyMall and more.

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Topics: IPN Member Profiles

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