Archive for May 2009

MMPA Conference

I attended the MN Magazines & Publication Association‘s annual Summit & Expo on May 21. This year’s theme was How to Be Up in a Down Economy. The day was filled with four different tracks that include: Editorial, Circulation, Sales and Leadership. Deciding which sessions to attend was a difficult choice with so many valid…

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Survey Help

Thanks to all who have taken my survey at http://lettersandjournalssurvey.blogspot.com. I am still looking for more people to offer their input. There are 3 different surveys and each one only takes about 3-5 minutes. The surveys are for Letter writersJournal writersStationery store owners and/or designers Thank you to the Missive Maven who promoted this survey…

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Day 4 at the National Stationery Show

Today’s NSS show only went from 9-12 and it seemed much less trafficked than the other 3 days. I think a lot of people got their buying/visiting done in the first 3 days. The buses ran slower today and the waits were longer for them. I would not plan to go on the last day…

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Day 3 at the National Stationery Show

What a busy crazy week it has been! We walk around the show and my feet get tired. We walk around the city and my feet get tired. I am beat! But it has been fun and worth every aching muscle. On Day 3 I did not spend as much time at the show. My…

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Day 2 at the National Stationery Show

Day 2 at the NSS was fabulous! I met some more fantastic artists/business owners. Hello! Lucky (twitter name @helloluckycards), Two Trick Pony (twitter name @carriepony), Emma J Cards (twitter name @emmajcards) and Mary Ellen from M. Ellen Designs. There is so much eye candy at the show it is difficult to keep your head from…

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Day 1 at the National Stationery Show

What a great day! I got to the show about 10 a.m. and started an organized plan of attack to stick to one aisle at a time. The entire show is filled with such eye-catching and perfectly lovely displays, colors, cards, notebooks, stationery, pens and so on. I was here for the first time 5…

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Looking for People to Help Take a Quick Survey

This post is about the three surveys I created. One is for letter writers. One is for journal writers. And one is for stationery store owners and/or designers. Each survey is only 10 questions long and should take no more than 5-10 minutes of your time. I’m really looking for some feedback on these hobbies…

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National Stationery Show

The National Stationery Show (NSS) is held every May at the Jacob K. Javits Center in NYC. This year it runs from May 17-20 and I will be there. Lucky me! I’m very excited to attend the pinnacle of the industry’s trade show. There will be over 1,00 exhibitors and 14,000 attendees. Here are just…

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Graphic Designer

I have hired graphic designer Kathryn Forss and she starts on June 1. I’m very excited! Her first task will be to design a logo for Letters & Journals and next will be creating a sample copy of the magazine. Our estimated time for completion- August. The vision for Letters & Journals is that once…

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