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Do you belong to an association? A bowling league? Intramural golf? What about a print association? Is that association keeping you educated? Are they helping you lift your business? One group that I love does this. It’s the Flemish Innovation Center for Graphic Communication, known as VIGC. I love this organization because they are active. They host a hack-a-thon every year to find solutions to print challenges. They sponsor study trips. And they promote print!

I met Jos Steutelings, Managing Director for VIGC, at a non-event in Denmark in December 2021 and he handed me something so amazing we shot this video the same day. It was a package of their promotional material for the organization that included a newspaper, a swatch-book-inspired services menu, a lovely metallic postcard, and other material that spotlighted the value of print. If you print for an association, this segment is a cavalcade of ideas. Even if you don’t, watch for ideas that can help any of your clients!

Take a look at this episode and let me know what you think.

If, like VIGC, you have the coolest print sample among the work you have commissioned or produced, let me know. I am always looking! Reach out to me! @PatMcGrew on Twitter, on LinkedIn, or  pcm@mcgrewgroup.com all land with me and I’ll be delighted to tell your story!

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Pat McGrew McGrew Group author Print Media CentrPat McGrew helps companies perform better. As Managing Director for McGrewGroup, Inc., she promotes Best Practices for your Business leveraging her work as an executive, marketer, analyst, industry evangelist, and consultant to enable business growth. An experienced professional speaker and author of 8 business books, Pat is also the editor of A Guide to the Electronic Document Body of Knowledge, a regular industry content contributor, host of #PrintSampleTV, and co-host of #ThePrintReport Podcast with Deborah Corn. Pat won the 2014 #GirlsWhoPrint Girlie Award and the 2016 Xplor Brian Platte Lifetime Achievement Award. She is certified as a Lifetime Master Electronic Document Professional by Xplor, and as a Color Management Professional (CMP), CMP Digital, and BrandQ Professional by IDEAlliance. Find Pat on Twitter as @PatMcGrew and on LinkedIn.

 

 

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