Free Book Signings, Roundtable Discussion, and New Session Thanks to Canon U.S.A.’s Support at Graph Expo 2015

(Wilmington, MA, September 10, 2015) – Thanks to the generous support of Canon U.S.A., Inc., interlinkONE announced today that there will be multiple free events taking place at Graph Expo 2015 in Chicago on Tuesday, September 15, 2015. Hosted by John Foley, Jr., the events include three free book signings, a roundtable discussion, and a captivating Business Transformation session for commercial print and in-plant facilities.

The book signing events will feature two of John Foley, Jr.’s books; Business Transformation: A New Path to Profit for the Printing Industry, and Business Transformation: A Path to Profit for In-Plant Facilities. Both books will be printed throughout Graph Expo 2015 at Canon U.S.A.’s booth on the show floor. Since being published, both books have received high praise from the industry and have been proven to help readers transform their businesses and facilities thanks to the actionable advice and step-by-step playbook nature of the books.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed the partnership with Canon U.S.A., and am looking forward to what we’re bringing to Graph Expo 2015 thanks to their support. It’s going to be an exciting and busy day, but I highly encourage attendees to take advantage of these great opportunities that are available to everyone because we are offering them on the show floor as opposed to in session rooms,” said Foley.

The lineup for the free events at Graph Expo 2015 hosted by John Foley, Jr. and sponsored by Canon U.S.A., Inc., are as follows:

  • Roundtable Discussion and Book Signing:
    • Business Transformation: A Path to Profit for In-Plant Facilities
    • Tuesday, September 15th, 12-1PM
    • IPMA’s In-Plant Place, South Hall, Booth #4631
  • Book Signing:
    • Business Transformation: A New Path to Profit for the Printing Industry
    • Tuesday, September 15th, 2-2:30PM
    • Epicomm Booth #861
  • Session:
    • Business Transformation: A Path to Profit for Commercial and In-Plant Printers
    • Tuesday, September 15th, 3:30-4PM
    • Canon Booth #1213
  • Book Signing:
    • Business Transformation: A New Path to Profit for the Printing Industry
    • Tuesday, September 15th, 4-4:30PM
    • Canon Booth #1213

In addition to these events, Foley says “I will be available to all attendees to discuss their own transformations and what is needed to ensure a successful and stable future. I’ve been helping commercial print, direct mail houses, fulfilment operations, and in-plant facilities transform for many years now and I can tell you that not only does it work, it’s necessary to survive what’s coming ahead of us. I look forward to discussing more in my roundtable, my session, and with attendees one-on-one throughout the show.” For those looking to meet with Foley at Graph Expo 2015, he encourages attendees to send him a tweet, @JohnFoleyJr, or email, JohnF@interlinkONE.com, to secure a timeslot.

Those attending these events are encouraged to arrive 10-15 minutes early as seating in the booth spaces is extremely limited and is offered on a first come, first served basis. Those attending book signings will all receive a free copy of the Business Transformation book thanks to Canon U.S.A., Inc., and it will be personally signed by Foley during the events. Each book signing is limited to 30 minutes, so those attending are encouraged to line up 10-15 minutes early at the appropriate locations.

Event Details

Event: Graph Expo 2015
Date: September 13-16, 2015
Location: Chicago, IL
Registration: First come, first served. See body of release above for time and locations.

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Media Contact:
Donna Vieira
Vice President, Marketing
interlinkONE
donnav@interlinkONE.com

5 Ways to Use QR Codes to Improve Your Next Conference

The smartphone has become an ubiquitous part of business culture. So, why not integrate smartphone use into your organization’s next conference? It is a great way to increase participation in your company-wide event. It’s easy to setup and do with QR codes. QR codes can be read by any smartphone and are a great and effective way add some fun to your conference. Here are 5 simple ways to integrate QR codes into your next big event.

1. QR Code Scavenger Hunt

Clipboard with Checklist and Red PenAll you need is list of things that your attendees need to find, and QR codes attached to each object on the list. Group your attendees into teams and give each team a list of objects to find. Each team will find an item on the list, scan the QR code attached to them, and move on to the next item. At the end of the hunt, the team with the most QR codes scanned wins.

2. QR Quiz

This game requires a simple mobile website with a few pages setup with questions. Give your attendees an opening question and attach a QR code to the answer. When they scan the code on the answer, it will lead to your mobile website where the next question is located. This repeats until the last question. First team to find all of the answers wins.

3. QR Code Meet and Greet

This is a great way for people to get to know one another. Have each participant fill out a bio sheet with facts about themselves during pre-registration for the event and have that information put on a simple web page. Then, create QR codes that link to those pages and attach them to each attendant’s badge or name tag. During the social portion of the conference, you can have a contest to see who can meet the most people and name at least one fact about them. This is a good ice breaker and will make the conference attendees feel closer to everyone.

4. QR Codes for Door Gift Bags

If you plan on having door gift bags, a great way to hand them out is to use QR codes. Give each attendee a QR code at check-in. Have each code link to a picture of a prize. Then, each attendee just has to show the person in charge of distributing the gifts that code and the prize is theirs.

5. QR Codes for Voting

If you need an easy way to tally votes without tons of wasted paper and manual counting, you can use QR codes instead. Assign each measure on the ballot a QR code. Whenever it is scanned, it adds to the tally for that particular measure. Using QReate & Track’s tracking page, you can see which code got scanned the most.

Using QR codes can save you time and money by eliminating wasted paper and man hours while simultaneously adding something new and exciting to your next big conference.

Join me at this year’s IPMA Conference!

As the print, mailing, and fulfillment industries continue to change, and budget cuts become more and more common, there’s no denying the severe threat of outsourcing that every in-plant faces.

At this year’s IPMA Conference, I’m excited and honored to be one of the keynote speakers, delivering my presentation, “Business Transformation: A New Path to Profit for In-Plant Facilities.” During this session, I will guide you through your business transformation by demonstrating how to market your in-plant services internally and how to become responsive to your customers’ changing needs.

For in-plants looking to add value to their parent organizations, my keynote will address the new rules for marketing your in-plant, how to adapt your in-plant to current industry practices, and how to incorporate new offerings based on demand to your in-plant. When it comes down to it, there’s nothing more vital to your in-plant’s success than learning how to market your in-plant services internally and becoming responsive to your customers’ changing needs. So, if you’re ready to add value and increase profitability, it’s time to take the leap and embrace business transformation.

Business transformation is a topic that I am passionate about and can’t wait to share my insight at this year’s IPMA Conference. Be sure to catch my keynote on Monday, June 15th at 12:00PM. In addition, join Karen DeWolfe and me on Sunday, June 14th at 2:00PM for a Social Media Roundtable, join me on Monday, June 15th at 2:00PM as I moderate an Operations Track, “Business Transformation with Canon Customer Panel,” and on Tuesday, June 16th at 2:00PM, Samantha Lake and I will be leading a Management Track, “Making Your In-Plant Appealing to Millennials.” Looking forward to seeing many of you there!

To register for the conference, click here. Also, check out my video below for a special sneak peak into my presentation at the event.

John Foley, Jr. to Deliver Keynote at 2015 IPMA Conference

interlinkONE CEO and President, John Foley, Jr., to Deliver Keynote Luncheon at the 2015 IPMA Conference

John Foley Jr. headshot(Wilmington, MA) – John Foley, Jr., CEO and President of interlinkONE, will deliver the first keynote luncheon at this year’s IPMA Conference on Monday, June 15th at 12:00 pm.

John’s keynote luncheon, “Business Transformation: A New Path to Profitability for In-Plant Facilities,” will explore the severe threat of outsourcing that every In-Plant faces as the print, mailing, and fulfillment industries continue to change and budget cuts become more and more common.

“John has always been at the forefront of our industry. I can’t wait to share with you what I’ve felt and known for years. I secretly call him the man that invented QR codes. John is how I was first introduced to QR codes and from there they were everywhere within the next few years. Fast forward a few more years later and he’s earning the recognition as one of Forbes’ top 50 CMOs on social media,” says Carma Goin, IPMA’s Executive Director. “John is always ahead of the game. He gets excited about helping organizations be successful and is willing to share his knowledge and enthusiasm with you. You can’t help but get excited yourself. I’m sure you will enjoy what he has to say about business transformation and get excited about your transformation.”

For In-Plants looking to add value to their parent organizations, this keynote will address the new rules for marketing your In-Plant, how to adapt your In-Plant to current industry practices, and how to incorporate new offerings based on demand to your In-Plant. As John Foley, Jr., states, “when it comes down to it, there’s nothing more vital to your In-Plant’s success than learning how to market your In-Plant services internally and becoming responsive to your customers’ changing needs. So, if you’re ready to add value and increase profitability, it’s time to take the leap and embrace business transformation.”

Don’t miss out on John’s keynote luncheon and the 2015 IPMA Conference. Click here to register.

Event Details

Event: 2015 IPMA Conference: SPLASH OF COLOR
Date: Sunday, June 14 – Thursday, June 18
Location: Caribe Royale Hotel & Convention Center, Orlando, FL

A Special Message from John

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John Foley, Jr. is the CEO and President of software and marketing solution company, interlinkONE, and author of the industry acclaimed series, Business Transformation, including his latest release, Business Transformation: A New Path to Profitability for In-Plant Facilities which will be debuted at the IPMA conference. A world renowned speaker, John is recognized as a thought leader in the areas of marketing, technology development, and business transformation. With a strong background and history in print and direct marketing, John has the experience and knowledge to help In-Plants transform their businesses to meet the challenges faced by in-house print, mail, and marketing facilities on a daily basis. John Foley, Jr. is educational and engaging, leaving audiences inspired and informed. For interview requests, sales questions, or other needs, please use the media contact listed below.

Media Contact:
Donna Vieira
Vice President, Marketing
interlinkONE
donnav@interlinkONE.com