The Omnichannel Generation – How Young People are Getting Social With Print

Has anyone checked their Screen Time report on their phone lately? I was deeply shamed by my iPhone this week. I’d like to say it was all long-form journalism and educational podcasts, but to be honest, too much of it is pointless scrolling through social media thanks to lockdown-induced boredom. I love being at home […]

Print With a WOW at Dscoop with Design Strategist Vicki Strull

We only have eight seconds to catch someone’s attention. Still with me? In this Podcast from the Printerverse episode, Deborah speaks to Vicki Strull, Design Strategist and Brand Visionary at Vicki Strull Consulting, at the Dscoop Edge event in Orlando. She shares some interesting insights and statistics that provide some food for thought on the […]

Business Cards, Shoe Leather and Dscoop with Larry Vaughn

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Deborah spoke to Larry Vaughn, Strategic Account Executive at Thomas Printworks and one of the founders of Dscoop, at Edge Orlando in this Podcasts from the Printerverse episode. In this podcast Larry talks about his Dscoop session, which was all about educating attendees on how they can reach beyond their locality to become global printers […]

Champion a Cause to Win Hearts, Loyalty, and New Print Customers


In 2019, Millennials (23-38 years old) will take over the earth as the largest living adult generation projected to number 73 million, according to the Pew Research Center. Over 85% of Millennials correlate their purchasing decisions to RESPONSIBLE EFFORTS a company is making. (SquareSpace) 91% of Millennials would SWITCH BRANDS to one associated with a cause. (Cone […]

2019 CMYK Manifesto: Invest in Your Audience

2019 CMYK Manifesto

Greeting Citizens of The Printerverse and welcome to a New Year! My role as your Intergalactic Ambassador gives me a pretty unique vantage point since it allows me to be able to meet with, speak to and learn from so many of you out there each year. This annual post is my contribution to the […]

2018: A Year of Dividing and Conquering for Print

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Greetings Citizens of the Printerverse! It’s almost time to close the books on 2018 which means it’s a perfect time to look back at some of the subjects that drove discussions in the Printerverse this year, and what we can learn from them moving forward. Be prepared, it’s not all pretty. Print Customers. I couldn’t […]

The Rules of Attraction: Compelling the Next Generation of Print Stars

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One of the main focal points of Print’18, held 2 weeks ago in Chicago, was THE NEXT GENERATION. Much energy and discussion surrounded what will happen to print when the “old guard” retires. I heard a story of one print shop having 3 CSR’s all retire in the same month, and, there was an edge […]

3 Takeaways from HOW Design Live to Help You Connect with Print Customers

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Last week I attended my first HOW Design Live thanks to the fine folks at The Association for Print Technologies (APTech) who helped me secure a press pass. Attending a HOW event has been a dream of mine since my advertising days. HOW magazine was (and I assume still is) a must-read to stay current on […]

Ball State University Students LOVE Letterpress!

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Earlier this year the fabulous students from the Book Arts Collaborative, a Ball State University cottage industry dedicated to bookbinding and letterpress printing, approached me to help them share their LOVE of PRINT by posting and sharing some content here at PMC. It has taken me WAY too long to get these our to all of you – my apologies […]

Tapping Into the Millennial Mindset to Drive Print Profitability

Often confused with Generation Z teens, the last birth year for millennials was 1996. In 2018, this makes them 22 – 37 years old. And they are today’s business buyers. They didn’t know life before the Internet and grew up with information at their fingertips. Which explains why over a third of millennial buyers expect […]

Unbox An Experience That Captures The Attention of Your Customers

How many times have you heard the expression, you never get a second chance to make a first impression? I know. It sounds cliché, but it’s true. When you see something that captures your attention, you’re more likely to engage with it, remember it, hang onto it… and even pay for it! Yet when it […]