Editor’s corner – September 2017

Graphic Arts Magazine is expanding and has hired industry veteran Filomena Tamburri as our Editor-In-Chief. Her arrival is a breath of fresh air and new ideas. The move will also allow me to spend more time gathering and writing more news and special features, as well as looking after some ongoing family issues.

This got me to thinking about how some publications continue to be successful in such a challenging environment. After significant research, I’ve come up with the true Canadian formula for success in this business. It goes something like this – two Irish Canadians, two Italian Canadians, one Greek Canadian, one Jamaican Canadian, one Polish Canadian and two Anglo Canadians. Hey, ya gotta love our team! And while diversity is undoubtedly one of Canada’s strengths, diversity of expertise and opinion are just as important – and you can count on that with each and every issue and website posting.

When I first talked to Filomena, we were working for competing publications. Yet when we had to work together and help each other out, she was the epitome of professionalism and courtesy. I never forgot that. Well now, moving forward, she’ll be the editorial face of Graphic Arts Magazine in public as I work behind the scenes to generate more relevant content for our magazine and website.

For example, she’ll be covering local and regional industry events throughout the year. She’ll also be at Print 17 and the SGIA Expo, providing live coverage from both exhibitor floors. If you can’t attend, she’ll be your eyes and ears at these events, reporting on new products and technology, as well as important at-show presentations and people. Graphic Arts Magazine will be at booth 568 at Print 17, so please stop by, say hello and enter our free draw for a great prize. You’ll also learn about some of our helpful lead-generation and online marketing packages that can get your company greater exposure and boost your bottom line.

Finally, to all my dear friends who I’ve met in this industry at shows and other events over the past ten years, look on the bright side. I’ll still be here behind the scenes to post your legitimate news items, new product releases, installations, special features and so on – and you won’t have to put up with my terrible jokes anymore!

Until next time, always remember that we’re here to help.

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.