Thanks to all of our GCA Villagers for participating in the 2nd annual GCA Village at the National Stationery Show. According to one person who stopped by: “I’ll come by later when it’s less crowded.” This is definitely the type of feedback we like to hear!
Thank also to our GCA Villagers. We couldn’t have done it without you!
|Nicholas Chachula||9th Letterpress|
|Rich Li||All With Paper, Inc.|
|Peggy White||Chateau Blanche Design|
|Connie Charney||Food for Thoughts Cards|
|Heidi Heth||Haven Paperie/Heth Design|
|Reese Traves||Hello Small World|
|Michael Esposito||Love Pop|
|Masha D’yans||Masha D’yans Design|
|Taylor Valliant||Noteworthy Paper & Press|
|Alena Zhukova||UXENT Inc.|
|Lindsey Warriner||Warren Tales|
“Having a presence at the GCA Village is valuable because we’re able to see which products are around and what some of the market trends are,” said Alena Zhukova, UXENT, Inc. New to the U.S. market (since its introduction in Japan), UXENT uses a QR code which allows the sender to record a video message within its Moovin card and send it (or post it to social media).
And thank you to Universal Presentation Concepts for its work in creating another outstanding and eye-catching GCA Village.
LOUIE’s Takes a New Spin –
More than 300 guests partied at New York’s SPiN to play ping pong, relax and celebrate the LOUIE Award winners – the best of the best. Read about the winners.
Hats off to Molly DelMastro and her team at Viabella for creating a fun and memorable LOUIEs Bash!
417 Press Wins Again
Congratulations to new GCA member and 2018 Consumers’ Choice Award winner 417 Press. This online contest encouraged consumers to “like” (vote) for their favorite card among all of the LOUIE finalists. One lucky winning consumer will receive a selection of cards. 417 Press also won the Rising Star category at the LOUIEs.
“Ask the Experts” Returns to LOUIE Exhibit at the National Stationery Show
Thanks to everyone who attended the GCA’s “Ask the Experts” session at the National Stationery Show.
And special thanks to our experts, including Alan Harnik (Sales Reps and Why you Need Them), Sue and John Barry (Working with a Fulfillment Center), Shanleigh and Mary Catherine Heelan, Seedling Cards (The Story of a Start-Up: What We Learned), Nicky Burton (Thinking of You Week: What YOU Can Do), and Tammy L. Browning-Smith (Copyright as it Applies to the Greeting Card Industry).
Interested in sharing your knowledge at an upcoming “Ask the Experts” session? Please email Peter Doherty.
Calling all Cards…..
We’re updating the card images on greetingcard.org and would like to highlight your company’s cards. Please send hi-res. Images of your cards to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, July 27th.
GCA Gets Social…
The GCA is ramping up it’s social media efforts – so help us spread the word…..