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Sappi North America Drives Sustainability and Growth With Natural Gas

Somerset Mill in Skowhegan Will Save More Than 30 Percent on Annual Energy Costs
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SKOWHEGAN, ME, November 18, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Sappi North America's Somerset Mill in Skowhegan is now running on natural gas and the paper mill is already seeing economic and environmental benefits. Recently, Summit Natural Gas of Maine completed the final installation of equipment to allow the Somerset Mill to run using natural gas at full capacity.

Everything Old is New. Again.

Daniel Dejan explains why print will always be his first love in an ever-increasing digital world
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I should be clear that I believe in and strongly embrace technology (I’m a Google Glass Developer)! I think that the relationship between old and new—printed communication and digital outreach--will prove to be the most successful marriage for marketers in the future. Why? Because the permanence of print complements the instantaneous and constantly-updated nature of digital. Although each plays a role, I have to say that print is my first love. And, while I’ve always been clear about that, perhaps I’ve neglected to tell you why.

Let’s Get Real

Daniel Dejan discusses neurological research - and finds that paper and print could be the next big marketing push
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Does touch stimulate memory? How do our brains process color and light to form images? What does a tactile experience deliver to the recipient? I’m fascinated by cognitive neuroscience and how humans—as biological organisms—comprehend the world around us. As a creative professional, I’m particularly interested in understanding how we interact with art as well as marketing materials.

Being There

Daniel Dejan
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A decade ago there were only eight media channels—eight! Now there are over 100, and contained within that 100 is a subset of over 200 well-known social networking websites. One of the most challenging marketing endeavors, especially in an economic environment where ‘constrained’ budgets are the norm, is determining where to focus your company’s outbound marketing time and attention.

Where Have All the Mentors Gone?

Daniel Dejan shares his thoughts on the importance of mentors for career success
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"If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants."
- Isaac Newton originally and popularized by Albert Einstein

The Marriage of Analog and Digital - You're Invited!

Daniel Dejan celebrates the marriage of paper and digital
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I love technology almost as much as I love books and paper. And, since I’m especially happy when I discover areas where the two intersect and succeed, I’m excited to share a celebration of the marriage of Analog and Digital with you. I love projects and communications efforts where that union of craft and technology delivers a big dose of satisfaction—and ROI—and works with the long historical past of paper while embracing the unknown future of technology.

Let me remind you of some successful marriages as the debate over print versus digital works its way to becoming moot.

Seeing the Forest

Daniel Dejan's thoughts about the Graph Expo
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Although I’ve identified myself as a bibliophile, an amateur neuroscientist and, above all, a humanist, I sometimes also think of myself as a botanist—studying corporations, designers, printers and paper distributors—the flora and fauna of the printing ecosystem. In September, in Chicago, I had a chance to step back, break out my binoculars and inspect the forest that is the annual Graph Expo conference. I thought it might be helpful to share my key observations with you. So, grab your water and your backpack--let’s go.

A Focal Point Interview with Attorney Shawn Stevens

New FDA food safety rules could impact packaging manufacturers and converters
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Shawn K. Stevens, one of the few attorneys in the U.S. whose entire practice is in representing the food industry, will bring his expertise to the packaging conference Focal Point 2014 on October 14 in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Register now and save $70.

 
Stevens will present "Where Food Packaging and FDA Regulation and Enforcement Collide: How to Package Your Risk on the New Food Safety Battleground."

Five Tips for Demystifying the Recycling Bin

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If you’re like me, you still have questions about how to recycle certain types of packaging and containers. Let’s shed some light on some of these issues! Here are 5 questions and answers to help you become better recyclers.

Learn more about the 5 tips for demystifying the recycling bin...

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“Pack It Green” Saves Nearly 2 Million Pounds of Packaging and Over $6 Million

by Alexis Raymond
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The growing amount of solid waste being added to landfills from product packaging is an environmental concern to Cisco. To address this, we strive to design packages that protect against shipping damage while minimizing material usage.

Our employee-led “Pack It Green” Initiative, which promotes optimized packaging and order fulfillment, is a big part of this commitment.

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