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STRATEGIC CORPORATE PARTNERSHIP WITH TREND OFFSET PRINTING SERVICES, Inc.

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NEW YORK – April 15, 2016 — The Advertising Production Club of New York (APC-NYC), the leading non-profit New York Advertising Industry trade organization, today announces a Strategic Corporate Partnership with TREND OFFSET PRINTING SERVICES, INC.

 

The announcement marks the further strengthening of brand awareness of TREND in the NY metro market while helping to showcase the ever-growing portfolio of products and service offerings that TREND delivers to its current customer base. The two organizations will work together with other APC-NYC partners to shape club events and programs for the club’s membership and to the community of Advertising & Media Production professionals who participate in the New York metro area club’s education and social events. Additionally, TREND will be helping to support the APC-NYC’s charitable efforts with a monetary donation to the club’s scholarship fund.

 

“I simply could not be happier to be working with Trend on this partnership. Anytime you can partner with a company that has this level of respect and leadership in the industry you can expect fantastic results and what Trend is doing to innovate the printing business is nothing short of remarkable. I look forward to working together to help educate our industry and foster our charitable endeavors together to help students across the NY tri-state area with college scholarships!” states APC-NYC’s President, Paul Nicholson.

 

The partnership was announced today in anticipation of an exciting lineup of events for the APC-NYC members and industry at large as the APC-NYC maintains their momentum in building the club’s membership and awareness, bringing the NY Advertising Production industry together for networking opportunities and raising money to be given as scholarships to talented students in the NY metro area.

 

“It gives us great pleasure to support the Advertising Production Club of New York and their work providing scholarships to well-deserving students. Growing our industry with young, talented and highly educated professionals will be a critical part of its success. Trend is excited to share our latest innovations and industry leading printing solutions with this community of production professionals and students as we continue to expand our company’s reach,” said Aaron Day, CEO of Trend Offset Services.

 

Upcoming club events are to include:

  • On April 28, 2016, the APC-NYC will host an educational event entitled, STATE OF THE INDUSTRY: The Tech Revolution, where a panel of industry experts will create an open dialogue & conversation to learn just how we deal with the ‘touch points’ and the ‘pain points’ that Technology has created today. Showcasing how we need to understand how TECHNOLOGY changes and continues to change the CREATIVE & PRODUCTION PROCESS.
  • On May 11, 2016, The Club will celebrate the season of SPRING on the rooftop terrace of the MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY CENTER in Times Square. A social networking event with food, drinks, fun, laughs and GREAT WEATHER!
  • On June 16, 2016, The APC-NYC will host its SCHOLARSHIP NIGHT where all of the well-deserving scholarship winning students, along with their parents, will receive their scholarship award check for the fall semester as they continue their education at the college level. Event to be hosted at the HEARST TOWER in NYC.

 

 

 

 

About the Advertising Production Club of New York (APC-NYC):

The Advertising Production Club of New York (APC-NYC) is a community of production professionals in traditional, digital and emerging media. The APC provides educational programs and networking opportunities designed to keep our members informed about new technologies, best practices and industry trends. The APC-NYC performs this service to the industry in an effort to raise money to be awarded as scholarships to those interested in studying the graphic arts and media production. For more information on APC-NYC, please visit apc-nyc.org .

 

About Trend Offset Printing Services, Inc.

Headquartered in Los Alamitos, CA, and founded in 1986, privately held Trend (www.trendoffset.com) has full-service, state-of-the-art heatset and open web printing facilities in California, Texas and Florida that service the direct mail, publishing, retail and catalog industries. Using the most modern technology and strategically located plants, Trend provides high-quality printing, rapid turnaround times and innovative solutions for its valued clients..

 


Information about our Scholarship Awards

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The Advertising Production Club of New York (APC-NYC) is a community of production professionals in traditional, digital and emerging media. The APC provides educational programs and networking opportunities designed to keep our members informed about new technologies, best practices and industry trends. The APC performs this service to the industry in an effort to raise money to be awarded as scholarships to those interested in studying the graphic arts.

 

The APC-NYC is proud to say that we support the Graphic Communications Scholarship Foundation. Every single dollar of profit goes directly to talented students who are interested in studying the Graphic Arts and/or Media Production.

 

The email deadline for Applications and supporting material for the 2016-2017 school year is
Monday, May 9, 2016. – Get more detailed information and the applications for our scholarships at the GCSF website.


STRATEGIC CORPORATE PARTNERSHIP WITH INTERNATIONAL PAPER

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NEW YORK – February 1, 2016 — The Advertising Production Club of New York (APC-NYC), the leading non-profit New York Advertising industry trade organization, today announces a strategic Corporate Partnership with International Paper (NYSE: IP) the global leader in paper-based packaging, paper and pulp industries. Founded in 1898, International Paper remains an industry leader around the globe, a testament to the enduring value of their fiber-based products and the company’s ability to innovate and adapt in an ever-changing marketplace.

“At the APC-NYC we try to partner with the best, most relevant company’s in our industry so that our members are exposed to the latest products, technologies and thinking in all Advertising Production categories from traditional to new media. International Paper represents one of the most innovative companies in our business. We are thrilled that we formed this partnership with a company who is impacting our industry in such a ground-breaking way and we look forward to working together to help educate our industry and foster our charitable endeavors together to help students across the NY tri-state area with college scholarships!” states APC-NYC’s President, Paul Nicholson.

The partnership was announced today in anticipation of an exciting lineup of events for the APC-NYC members and industry at large as the APC-NYC maintains their momentum in building the club’s membership and awareness, bringing the NY Advertising Production industry together for networking opportunities and raising money to be given as scholarships to talented students in the NY metro area.

Upcoming club events are to include:
• On February 25, the APC-NYC will host an educational event entitled, Printing Innovations, where Talented and well respected industry experts will weigh in on the newest and coolest trends in creative print design, digital print, new colors, innovative folding techniques, the latest in specialty papers, worldwide marketing trends and more.
• In April, The Club will present the State of the Industry. A comprehensive window into the Creative Services and Production Industry as it appears today and what the aesthetic will be for the future.

About the Advertising Production Club of New York (APC-NYC):
The Advertising Production Club of New York (APC-NYC) is a community of production professionals in traditional, digital and emerging media. The APC provides educational programs and networking opportunities designed to keep our members informed about new technologies, best practices and industry trends. The APC performs this service to the industry in an effort to raise money to be awarded as scholarships to those interested in studying the graphic arts.

About International Paper
International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a global leader in packaging and paper with manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia and North Africa. Its businesses include industrial and consumer packaging along with uncoated papers and pulp. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., the company employs approximately 58,000 people and is strategically located in more than 24 countries serving customers worldwide. International Paper net sales for 2014 were $24 billion. For more information about International Paper, its products and stewardship efforts, visit internationalpaper.com .


2015 ANNUAL APPY AWARDS WERE A SMASHING SUCCESS!

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The Advertising Production Club of New York (APC-NYC) held its annual APPY Award Ceremony Tuesday, November 10, 2015. The APPY Awards (Advertising Production Person of the Year) are typically given to industry professionals that have demonstrated a consistency that sets an example for everyone in the Production and Creative Community. These individuals are honored for their contributions to furthering our industry and for their commitment to education and support of our scholarship foundation.

Despite a steady drizzle all day in NY, close to 250 people made their way to Times Square to the stunning Microsoft Technology Center to celebrate. Sponsors supporting this incredible industry event were on hand to display samples and discuss all the latest trends and technology driving the fast and ever changing world of Production and Creative Services. Pantone, the Title Sponsor was there in its colorful glory along with Adobe, Hightail, Candid Worldwide, APX, Hatteras, Sandy Alexander, LDI, Structural Graphics, Influence Graphics, eg+ (Omnicom), Epic Litho, Peeq Imaging and Scodix. The contributions from the sponsors as well as attendance fees all contribute to the APC Scholarship Fund and underwrite the cost for this incredible evening.

A cocktail hour precedes the award ceremony which allowed all the attendees an opportunity to network, meet old friends, and make new friends. It also allows for quality time for creative, design and production professionals throughout the industry to share ideas and exchange meaningful dialogue about this exciting industry and the event to follow.

Customarily and traditionally, there are 3 Awards given. David Luke, the First VP of the APC-NYC was the MC and in typical fashion, added just the right amount of humor and kept things moving at a nice steady pace. The room was lit with beautiful displays showcasing all the sponsor logos and added a nice dramatic flair to the ambience of the room. (Lighting was donated by Party Harty Entertainment.)

Honored for their industry achievements and professional commitments, these 3 extraordinary people were what the evening was all about. Their colleagues, friends, industry friends and families were in the audience to show support, offer admiration and thanks for all they do and all the contributions they make to the industry and the people within the Production and Creative Community.

Vendor/Service Award was presented to Monte Wilson, the Vice President, Head of Global Strategy and Business Development at Adobe Systems.

Agency/Corporate Award was presented to Tish Sherwood, Production Director at A&E Networks.

Rising Star Award was given to Jennifer Harrigan, Production Services Administrator at OUTFRONT Media.

Paul Nicholson, the President of the APC-NYC was also part of the ceremony and introduced a “new tradition” with “The APPY Presidents Awards.” These awards were presented to two APC Board members for their commitment to the club. Jim Sewell, the Membership Chairman and Jimmy Levin, the Chairman of the Education Committee were the proud recipients of the 1st Annual Presidents Awards.

This event was a huge success in every way. The Advertising Production Club of NY continues to be a vital part of the Production and Creative Community by providing educational programs, networking opportunities that are designed to keep the members informed about new technologies, best practices and industry trends.

Video and print coverage of the event can be seen on the APC site. www.apc-nyc.org

Next up for the APC-NYC is the Annual Graphic Arts Industry Holiday Party that will be held at the Art Director’s Club on 12/10. An educational event on Print Innovations is being planned for February 2016. Please see APC-NYC.org or email info@apc-nyc.org for additional information on attending these events or becoming a member.

The Advertising Production Club of New York (APC) is a community of production professionals in traditional, digital and emerging media. The APC provides educational programs and networking opportunities designed to keep our members informed about new technologies, best practices and industry trends. The APC performs this service to the Industry in an effort to raise money to be awarded as scholarships to those interested in studying in the graphic arts, media or production.


STRATEGIC CORPORATE PARTNERSHIP WITH SCODIX LTD.

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NEW YORK – July 27, 2015 — The Advertising Production Club of New York (APC-NYC), the leading non-profit New York Advertising industry trade organization, today announces a strategic Corporate Partnership with Scodix Ltd. the leading provider of digital enhancement solutions for the graphic arts industry. Using Scodix SENSE™ technology, creative and design professionals all over the world are applying unmatched, high-quality digital enhancements that make printed products (i.e. packaging, promotional, corporate collateral, yearbooks, albums and annual reports…) uniquely stand out, while awakening additional viewer senses. The company’s aim is to lead print enhancement into the digital age and to be known for its passion and commitment to providing what their customers need the most – true brand differentiation for today’s highly competitive printing environment.

At the APC-NYC we aim to expose our members to the latest technologies in all Advertising Production categories from traditional to new media. Scodix represents one of the most innovative technologies to come out of the printing business in many years. We simply couldn’t be happier that we formed this partnership with a company who is impacting our industry in such a ground-breaking way and we look forward to working together to help educate our industry and foster our charitable endeavors together to help students across the NY tri-state area with college scholarships!” states APC-NYC’s President, Paul Nicholson.

The partnership was announced today in anticipation of an exciting fall lineup of events for the APC-NYC members and industry at large as the APC-NYC maintains their momentum in building the club’s membership and awareness, bringing the NY Advertising Production industry together for networking opportunities and raising money to be given as scholarships to talented students in the NY metro area.

Upcoming club events are to include:

• On October 7th, the two organizations will host an educational event entitled, Production & Technology: Life In The Fast Lane, where various advances in Advertising technologies will be discussed and presented by experts in the fields of CGI, Video Gaming, Augmented Reality, Interactive Paper, 3D Printing etc.

• On November 10th, The APC-NYC will host its Annual Advertising Production Person of the Year Awards (APPY) where the organization will honor the best of the Production professionals in the industry, Rising stars and a Lifetime achievement award winner.

As Scodix expands its business in the NY metro area, it is important for us to partner with leaders in the Advertising community. The Advertising Production Club of NY, and its members, represents the most senior-level decision makers and purchasers of production services and products in the Advertising capital of the world… therefore this is a perfect partner for us.” notes Amit Shvartz, Vice President of Marketing, Scodix.

About the Advertising Production Club of New York (APC-NYC):

The Advertising Production Club of New York (APC-NYC) is a community of production professionals in traditional, digital and emerging media. The APC provides educational programs and networking opportunities designed to keep our members informed about new technologies, best practices and industry trends. The APC performs this service to the industry in an effort to raise money to be awarded as scholarships to those interested in studying the graphic arts.

About Scodix

Scodix Ltd. is the established leader of digital print enhancement presses for the Graphic Arts industry, offering print service providers and converters the ability to add value to the products they provide to their customers. The company’s digital enhancement presses and Scodix SENSE™ solution offer unmatched, high-quality enhancement capabilities that make the graphic communications printed product stand out from the rest and leave a lasting impression. For more information please visit www.scodix.com. Scodix on Facebook here.


RECORD SCHOLARSHIP DONATIONS FOR 2014-2015

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The APC-NYC has donated $50,000 to deserving students in the NY metro area to help them further their education in the graphic arts and media production.
The Advertising Production Club of NY today has announced a record $50,000 donation to the Graphic Communications Scholarship Foundation for the 2014-2015 fiscal year, to help local families send their talented children to college to study the graphic arts and/or media production.

Through this generous donation by the APC-NYC, 10 scholarships will be underwritten for the 2015-2016 school year.

“The Advertising Production Club would like to thank all of our supporters, members and sponsors for their generous contributions to our efforts throughout the past year. Education is what will keep our industry viable and helping talented, well-deserving kids get the formal education they need to be successful is exactly what the APC-NYC is all about.” said Paul Nicholson, President, Advertising Production Club of NY.

The APC-NYC distributed the scholarship money to the students through the Graphic Communications Scholarship Foundation at an event at the Hearst Tower in NYC where the students and their parents were present to receive their scholarship checks. The GCSF is the NY Advertising and Communications industries leading organization for student scholarships.

“Our partnership with the GSCF enables us to find the very best and most deserving, talented students for our scholarships. We work very hard to make sure the right kids get the awards and GCSF’s thorough evaluation process ensures that this happens.” said Jimmy Levin, Board Member and Education Chairman, Advertising Production Club of NY.

In addition to the Scholarship awards, the APC-NYC also announced that each student receives a free membership to the APC-NYC club for 1 year. The membership will allow the students to continue networking with industry peers by attending social and educational events that the club hosts for the industry throughout the year.
The APC-NYC couldn’t be more proud to announce this $50,000 donation to the scholarship foundation!
About the Advertising Production Club of New York:
The Advertising Production Club of New York (APC-NYC) is a community of production professionals in traditional, digital and emerging media. The APC provides educational programs and networking opportunities designed to keep our members informed about new technologies, best practices and industry trends. The APC performs this service to the industry in an effort to raise money to be awarded as scholarships to those interested in studying the graphic arts.


NEWLY ELECTED PRESIDENT AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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The Advertising Production Club of NYC announces a new President and Board of Directors to lead the premiere New York based non-profit advertising and graphic arts industry organization.
The Advertising Production Club of NY (APC-NYC), the New York advertising industry’s premiere non-for-profit organization which provides educational scholarships to students studying the graphic arts, announced the election of Paul Nicholson, SVP Production & Technology, Showtime Networks Inc. as President and a new slate of board members during its Annual Meeting in New York.

The newly elected APC-NYC board members are as follows:
President – Paul Nicholson – SVP Production & Technology, Showtime Networks. At Showtime Networks Inc. Paul Nicholson is responsible for Broadcast Production, Post Production, Print Production, Creative IT, Mac Desktop Support, Digital Asset Management, Job Management & Media Management systems, and Rights & Clearances administration.

“The APC is the premier organization for the New York Advertising and Media Production industry. It’s 80+ year history shows it’s success and the need that this community has for an organization to provide meaningful educational events and networking opportunities, all while helping kids who want to learn by raising money for much needed scholarships. I look forward to leading this vibrant, responsive organization in these efforts and building on the momentum we have in the community.”

1st Vice President – David Luke – Sales and Business Development, DAL Consulting/Photo Salon
2nd Vice President – Erin Brennan – VP, Director Print Production FCB GARFINKEL
Treasurer – Jerry Mandelbaum – Senior Consultant and Partner Sajen Associates / Codex Advisors
Chairperson – George Ashbrook – Managing Director, New York, eg+ Worldwide
Director at large – Mark Hirsch – CEO CreativeWorx
Director at large – Christopher Kelly – Commercial Account Manager, Hewlett-Packard Company
Director at large – Thad Kubis – Founder and Chief Integration Officer, i4 Worldwide
Director at large – James Levin – Director Creative Services and New Business Development, MET Staffing
Director at large – Matthew McDowell – National Sales Manager, Pantone LLC
Director at large – Judy Salmon – Production Manager, Showtime Networks Inc.
Director at large – Nick Scotting – Director of Print Production, Art Buying & Experiential, JWT New York
Director at large – Jim Sewell – Vice President Sales, Hatteras
Director at large – Susan Symmons – Senior Production Manager, NeON/FCB Healthcare
Director at large – Michele Unger- SVP, Director of Content Operations, Grey
Director at large – Howard Weinstein – Candid Litho / BlueOcean Worldwide

About the Advertising Production Club of New York:
The Advertising Production Club of New York (APC-NYC) is a community of production professionals in traditional, digital and emerging media. The APC provides educational programs and networking opportunities designed to keep our members informed about new technologies, best practices and industry trends. The APC performs this service to the industry in an effort to raise money to be awarded as scholarships to those interested in studying the graphic arts.
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