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Print Drives America Kick-Off

 “PRINT DRIVES AMERICA FOUNDATION” 

WILL OFFICIALLY KICK-OFF WITH A PRESS CONFERENCE AND MEETING AT PRINT 17 ON SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 10th AT 2:15 IN ROOM

      Marty Maloney, PIA Executive VP, will also serve as Foundation Executive Director

             

New York, January 24, 2017…….Printing Industries Alliance has announced the formation of the Print Drives America Foundation. Marty Maloney, the Executive Vice President of the Printing Industries Alliance will take on the additional role of Executive Director of the Print Drives America Foundation.

Tim Freeman, President of the Printing Industries Alliance, gave this recap of the Foundation’s mandate. “Our members and all printers as well as the industry–at-large has been looking to give print a stronger voice in how it stacks up against other communication mediums. The Print Drives America Foundation will set the record straight and lift the misinformation mist that has obscured the facts about print and will restore print’s leadership position.”

Freeman continued about Marty Maloney’s appointment as Executive Director. “Marty has a unique set of skills to make this happen. Printing, marketing, and academics have always been at the core of Marty’s career. He was the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of two NYSE listed printing companies and later was elected to the board of directors of a multi-billion dollar printing company. Marty’s marketing and PR agency was the largest agency serving the graphic arts industry for more than thirty years. He was a founder of The Print Council and its first Executive Director. Marty has taught marketing and business at NYU’s graduate school for more than a decade. And also important to the job at hand, he knows the top management of almost every printer and vendor in the industry.”

Marty Maloney commented, ‘’we need to compare our industry against other communication media and let companies know that print is the number one communication media and in fact larger than all other communication media combined.  We also need to continually educate the marketplace on the effective use of print and even how it can be supported by other media.”

The Print Drives America Foundation is registered as a not-for-profit 501(C) (3) charitable organization. All contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible. Funds for the Foundation’s marketing and PR efforts will be raised from both printers and vendors without regard to geographic limitations. Contributions can be accepted in any amount and frequency but informal suggestions would be made by using annual sales as a guideline. Contributors do not need to be PIA members. Please contact Marty Maloney for further information and how to become a founding member at mmaloney@pialliance.org or 203 912 0804.

About Printing Industries Alliance

Printing Industries Alliance (PIA) represents the graphic communications industry in all of New York State, the northern half of New Jersey and northwestern Pennsylvania. This geographic footprint is the most important print market in the U.S. with more Fortune 500 companies than any other state or region. The area also includes the financial, marketing, media, real estate, and cultural centers of the nation and is one of the world’s largest population centers.

In addition to print advocacy and education, the PIA provides its members with a variety of consultative, informational and cost-saving services. They also provide governmental representation at the federal, state and local level. The PIA is headquartered in Amherst, NY with a NYC office in Park Slope, Brooklyn.