Greetings Today magazine, giving you the bigger picture

November 2011 edition

REGULARS

07 Leader
Is there a real opportunity in 2012 for a creating a new summer season of card giving occasions?

08 News
Carte Blanche gets a shakeup, Clintons moves into youth territory with celebrity greetings, the Greeting
Card Association (GCA) hosts a successful annual meeting and the Henries awards are a night to remember.

16 Market Report
The GCA’s latest figures for the UK greeting card industry

18 Supplier News
A former print boss sets up a new card and wrap company

20 Print Focus
GT welcomes Nigel Crick with his debut column about advances in creative foiling techniques

32 Design Community
Gill Davies on the charity Christmas card market

34 Cover Story
Wholesale card publisher, Hambledon Studios talks of their plans for he future and creating win-win solutions for their customers

42 In Store Environment
John Ryan offers advice to retailers on merchandising your stores for optimum effect this Christmas

44 Spotlight
The latest releases from Camden Graphics, Otterhouse, Linda Wood, Inkdrops, and Words of Art publishing among others

FEATURES

22 Apple Cards
Guest columnist, Raam Thakrar investigates the likely impact of Apple’s recent announcement on the greeting card industry

24 Trend spotting
Hitting on a trend can result in 15-35 per cent increased earnings for publishers and retailers by capturing the public mood. GT explores the subject and looks at the new trend-led ranges for 2012

36 Wholesale feature
GT talks to wholesaler Simon Elvin in an exclusive interview and looks at ways to trade with online wholesalers

40 Best cards of 2011
Test your knowledge of the year that was in our brainteaser and see a snapshot of the year in pictures

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