FUSIONWRX Executive Selected…

FUSIONWRX, a Flottman Company, congratulates Sion Williams on being selected to the
C-Change Leadership Program sponsored by the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

Cincinnati/Crestview Hills, February, 10, 2016, Siôn Williams, Director of Business Development for FUSIONWRX (an activation and engagement agency) has been selected as one of only 56 entrants into the C-Change Class 11, sponsored by the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber.  C-Change is the premier leadership program in Cincinnati and is entering its second decade of developing the region’s young talent.  Williams will join representatives from paramount companies in our community such as Procter & Gamble, Fifth Third Bank, Metro, WCPO and Great American Insurance.

“We are honored to have Siôn, as a representative of FUSIONWRX and Flottman, selected to this very elite group of individuals, I am certain that Siôn’s global experiences will add tremendously to the opportunities presented within C-Change.” – Tom Flottman, President of Flottman Company.

Siôn Williams is originally from Wales.  He spent his early career working in sports marketing roles with a leading rugby club in London, England, followed by the British Colligate Sport Governing Body.  Williams moved to Cincinnati after a 3 year stint in Los Angeles, where he co-founded a national rugby organization.  Williams played professional rugby for two years in Europe and the United States.  Currently, Williams is charged with growing a new marketing activation agency entitled FUSIONWRX.  Williams’ passions include sports, coaching, travel, his wife and two young children.

About C-Change


C-Change, a HYPE (Harnessing Young Professional Energy) year-long leadership development program targeted towards emerging leaders in the Cincinnati USA region, sponsored by the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber. C-Change curriculum offers both business development and community connection that provides opportunities needed to advance both personally and professionally.  To date C-Change has connected nearly 550 young leaders to each other and the Cincinnati regional community.  Learn more at: www.hypecincinnati.com

About FUSIONWRX
FUSIONWRX is a marketing activation, client engagement and public relations agency that helps brands connect with their clients delivering the right message, via the right channels at the right time.  We evoke passion and excitement that motivates your audience to act.  FUSIONWRX is a division of Flottman Company.  Learn more at: www.FUSIONWRX.com

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How Printed Coupons Can Increase Sales

John Doe just got back from the grocery store. He opens up a box of cereal with hopes of a quick and tasty
meal. The packaging reveals a “Buy one, get one half off” coupon for the same cereal or any of its related
varieties. “Sweet!” John exclaims. A few days later, John returns to the store to purchase a different
variety of the same cereal brand that he’s always wanted to try.

The above scenario demonstrates the benefits of using printed coupons. The coupon offered John savings,
and it also led him to buy additional products of that brand that he may not have purchased otherwise.

As you can see, it pays to invest in printed coupons for your business and its products. In this blog,
we’ll list several reasons why printed coupons help with customer acquisition and retention. Once you know
these advantages, you can apply them to your own business’s print campaign in the near future.

1.  Coupons Incentivizeflottman feb blog pic

The last thing you want is an apathetic customer base, so market your business in ways that help existing
and potential customers get excited about your products. Printed coupons are one way to excite customers.

Think of printed coupons as a way to “dangle the carrot” for customers. Coupons offer customers percentage
discounts, bonuses, or free items with the purchase of other products.

After your customers realize you are offering lower prices or additional products to them, they become
more likely to choose your products in the future. In essence, coupons benefit your customers right now even
while they benefit your bottom line in the long run.

2. Coupons Call to Action

There’s a reason why every marketing campaign uses “calls to action.” These short, powerful statements
lead customers to connect with a particular company. In addition to giving your customers a reason to get
excited about a particular product, printed coupons let you spur customers to action.

On your coupons, use concise and bold wording to call your customers to a specific action, such as “Buy
two, get one free!” Notice that this statement makes use of an action verb in the form of a command. Yet it
doesn’t come off as commanding. Rather, the offered incentive gives your words an exciting and helpful tone.
Make use of printed coupons to prompt your customers to act.

3. Coupons Highlight Products

If there’s a specific product or service that you’ve recently developed, what better way to draw attention
to it than with a handy coupon? When you print coupons, tie incentives for commonly purchased items to a new
product.

For instance, “Buy any select acme item and receive one [new item] half off!” Not only are you giving
customers a reason to buy more of your products in the near future, but you’re helping increase the
popularity of new products. Plus, customers get to try something new at minimal cost, which in turn increases
their satisfaction with the purchase.

4. Coupons Build Trust

When you offer a valuable coupon, it lets your customer base know that you want to help them save money.
Offering unsolicited help to consumers helps your business build a trusting and loyal customer base.

Of course, this trust and loyalty usually turn into positive word of mouth. As a result, you’ll keep
existing customers while gaining new ones. You can can also gain social media interaction through the use of coupons.

Since the invention of coupons, consumers have saved over $4 billion dollars. That’s a big number,
especially considering that most coupons require consumers to spend in order to save. Take advantage of the
power of printed coupons to build customer relationships and increase sales for your business. Your coupons connects your product to future sales and opens discussions on brand awareness.

For more details visit our insert printing page for more details on how our services can help you.

4 Basic Design Principles Every Business Owner Should Know

When you own a business, you need to wear many hats. In addition to your management and leadership skills,
you’ll also need to handle finances and become an official spokesperson for your business.

But in today’s marketplace, you’ll also need to advertise your business in order to reach a wider target
audience. Whenever you want to grab your audience’s attention, you’ll want to create a message that appeals
to their senses.

Specifically, basic design skills can help you brand your business and present your message in a
professional, creative way. If you haven’t studied graphic design before, don’t worry. Read the rest of our
blog post for a simple explanation of the four basic principles that will guide your business’s design.

1.  Contrast

The first basic design principle is contrast, or the idea that different colors, shapes, and sizes
will draw your readers’ attention best.

To use contrast in your designs, make sure that you choose a color scheme that combines light and dark
shades. You should also use a variety of fonts for your title and captions to create visual contrast in your
text.

However, too much contrast can become a distraction for your readers. Instead of using 15 different
fronts, colors, and images that crowd out your central message, stick to two or three different design
elements to keep your layout unified.

2.  Repetition

In contrast with the first basic principle of design, the second principle helps you create unity. The
rule of repetition indicates that you should reuse some key themes in your design so that readers can easily
recognize and identify your brand.

For example, if you use red, white, and blue as the signature colors for your logo, you should repeat
these same colors in every print publication you order.

You can also utilize repetition with the shapes and fonts you select. If your logo uses an elongated
cursive script, you can mimic the curves of this font with curved shapes and a similar font for all your
headings.

You’ll know that your designs effectively use repetition when the casual observer can identify
advertisements that belong to your company at a glance.

3.  Alignment

Alignment refers to the placement of all the design elements on a page. If you put the text at the top
left corner of the page and then place your logo in the center of the page with images scattered around the
edges, your readers won’t know where to look for specific information about your company.

But if you carefully arrange the elements on the page so that all the images and text align with the same
invisible line, you’ll create a logical flow that pleases the eye.

As a general rule, the edges of your images should line up with the margins of your text. This principle
generates clean lines and plenty of white space that appeal to your readers visually.

4.  Proximity

Like alignment, proximity teaches you to keep related images, paragraphs, and titles visually grouped
together. This arrangement won’t just allow for more white space-it will also communicate the information of
your ads in the most concise way possible.

When you place the most relevant images and words close to each other on the page, you send a visual
signal to the reader that these elements have something in common. That way, your readers can quickly
interpret the most important details of your advertisement and internalize your persuasive message.

Notice that these four design elements don’t require you to have any experience with software or art. The
four basic principles of design simply allow you to showcase your brand’s message in the most effective way.

For more information about marketing your business, contact us for your printing and marketing needs.

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A MARKETING ADVISOR THAT IS NOW GOLD, ALL GOLD

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The Flottman Company of Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati was Awarded 2 Gold, 6 Silver and 3 Bronze Print Excellence Certifications from the Printing Industries Association of Ohio • Northern Kentucky.

Northern Kentucky – Cincinnati, Ohio – January 27, 2015: The Flottman Company is a multi-channel marketing communication leader and a pharmaceutical printed literature manufacturer. Flottman Company was awarded two (2) GOLD winners in this year’s Printing Industry Association’s annual awards. Flottman Company’s top GOLD winner is their own Marketing Advisor quarterly news-magazine. In addition to the two (2) GOLD awards Flottman Company was honored with six (6) Silver and three (3) Bronze.

Flottman Company WON the following awards:

2 GOLD Awards

6 Silver Awards

3 Bronze Awards

The 2014-15 Print Excellence Awards is an annual competition hosted by the Printing Industries of Ohio • Northern Kentucky (PIANKO). Entries are judged for quality, design, craftsmanship and production. The 2014-15 competition included 498 entries from 50 different companies; setting participation records for both the number of entries and number of companies.

Flottman Company’s two (2) GOLD winners will represent the entire Southwest Region in PIANKO’s association-wide competition for Best of Category and Best of Show prizes to be awarded at the Grand Ceremony this August in Columbus, Ohio. These GOLD winners will also go onto the National Competition later this summer. This is the third straight year that Flottman Company has received GOLD awards and had the privilege of representing the region both association-wide and on a National level.

All entries were critically judged by two out-of-state officials; Ken Eberhart of Merrick Printing and Glenn Petry of Glenn Petry & Associates of Indianapolis, Indiana. According to the Print Industry Association’s President, Jim Cunningham, “This year’s highly experienced judging panel was extremely impressed with the incredible variety of work and degree of production excellence.

Flottman’s honored entries included complete multi-channel marketing campaigns, logo design, corporate communications, collateral materials, direct mailers, event programs and trade show collateral.

“This is the first year that efforts from every department of our company received recognition; including our marketing, graphic design, printing and miniature folding teams. Congratulations to our entire company for receiving 11 Print Excellence Awards and a special thank you to all our clients for putting their trust in us.” stated Tom Flottman, Flottman Company CEO.

 

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About Printing Industries of Ohio • Northern Kentucky: www.pianko.org

Printing Industries of Ohio • Northern Kentucky serves nearly 400 commercial printing companies and suppliers to the industry. The Association provides a broad range of products and services to its membership. Printing Industries of Ohio • Northern Kentucky is an affiliate of the national Printing Industries of America, the largest graphic arts association in the world. For more information on Printing Industries of Ohio • Northern Kentucky and Printing Industries of America please visit www.pianko.org

 

About the Flottman Company: www.FlottmanCo.com

The Flottman Company headquartered in Northern Kentucky; is a full-service marketing, design and graphics communications firm, founded in 1921. The company provides a wide array of strategic marketing, design and printing services to enable clients to “Communicate Brilliantly.” Flottman Company is the 2013 winner of the American Marketing Association Marketer of the Year and Public Relations Society of America’s Blacksmith Award for Excellence. The Green Business Council awarded Flottman Company the Green Business Award. The Printing Industries of Ohio and Northern Kentucky named the Flottman Company Printer of the Year. The University of Cincinnati honored Flottman with the Tri-State Family Business of the Decade Award. The Flottman Company is privately held, family owned and currently run by the third generation of Flottmans: Tom Flottman, Sue Flottman Steller and Peter Flottman.

Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and learn more about Flottman Company at our website: www.FlottmanCo.com.

 

If you would like more information about the Flottman Company, about the awards, the award process, our partnering clients and/or to schedule an interview with Tom Flottman, please contact Ed McMasters (513) 470-9461 or e-mail Ed at emcmasters@nullFlottmanCo.com.

Flottman’s Design & Marketing Team WINS Two National Health & Wellness Design Awards

The Flottman Company, a full service graphics communications company; providing marketing solutions, printed materials and miniature folded inserts and outserts, was selected as a winner in the Inaugural 2014 National Health & Wellness Graphic Design Awards. These awards honor outstanding strategic design work in the Medical, Health, Wellness and Pharmaceutical Industries.

The Marketing and Design department at Flottman Company were announced as a double category winner in the 2014 National Health & Wellness Graphic Design Awards for both their Rxperts Printed Packaging Group Business Card design and their Rxperts Self-Promotional Packaging design.

The awards were presented by the prestigious industry association Graphic Design USA (GDUSA). The GDUSA is one of the nation’s most prominent and recognized magazines for graphic designers and other creative professionals. For the first time this year, GDUSA provided a unique opportunity for designers to be recognized for their talent and contributions to businesses with a Health, Wellness, Medical and Pharmaceutical focus. With more than 1,100 entries from all across the country, competition was fierce and less than 10% of all entries were recognized and decorated.

“This is one of four recent recognition awards for our work with the Rxperts Printed Packaging Group. Being the marketing and design team for the Rxperts Group has enabled us to develop the strategy, design and production for both of these award winning pieces. I am proud of our marketing and design team’s successes. As we continue to grow our marketing and design client base …homeruns like these are great.” – Tom Flottman, CEO Flottman Company.

The winning Flottman Company designs will be published in print and online in GDUSA’s Health & Wellness Design Awards Design and displayed with full creative credits on www.gdusa.com for a whole year. The Flottman Company’s Marketing and Design Team were presented with two award plaques from the GDUSA and their official competition sponsor; Erickson Stock company. As the inaugural winners of these two categories the Flottman Company will serve as the benchmark for the annual competition.

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About Graphic Design USA: www.gdusa.com

Since 1963 Graphic Design USA has been the news magazine for graphic designers and other creative professionals.  Graphic Design USA is a trusted and unifying source of news and recognition for people, projects, ideas, trends, causes, products and services — all the while helping to build a sense and strength of shared interests, values and community.

About the Rxperts Printed Packaging Group: www.RxpertsGroup.com

The Rxperts Printed Packaging Group is a complete packaging provider for the pharmaceutical, healthcare and nutracutical industries, offering single-source creation of folding cartons, inserts, outserts and labels. Rxperts Group has over 150 years of combined industry experience, and work to create synergies for their clients through complete project management and exemplary customer service. Rxperts Group serves the entire nation, with FDA- SOP- and cGMP-compliant facilities in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Cincinnati, Ohio.

About the Flottman Company: www.FlottmanCo.com

The Flottman Company headquartered in Northern Kentucky; is a full-service marketing, design and graphics communications firm, founded in 1921. The company provides a wide array of strategic marketing, design and printing services to enable clients to “Communicate Brilliantly.” Flottman Company is the 2013 winner of the American Marketing Association Marketer of the Year and Public Relations Society of America’s Blacksmith Award for Excellence. The Green Business Council awarded Flottman Company the Green Business Award. The Printing Industries of Ohio and Northern Kentucky named the Flottman Company Printer of the Year. The University of Cincinnati honored Flottman with the Tri-State Family Business of the Decade Award. The Flottman Company is privately held, family owned and currently run by the third generation of Flottmans: Tom Flottman, Sue Flottman Steller and Peter Flottman.

Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and learn more about Flottman Company at our website: www.FlottmanCo.com.

 

Flottman Company Welcomes Brooke Thies – Project Estimator

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Flottman Welcomes Brooke Thies as Project Estimator

The Flottman Company (www.FlottmanCo.com) announces the addition of Brooke Thies to the growing production team as Project Estimator. Welcome Brooke!

The continued growth of the Flottman Company has warranted a wave of new hires in production, sales and office personnel. Mrs. Thies is the latest addition to our production team. Thies will be charged with generating project estimates for our print, pharmaceutical folding and marketing solutions departments.

As a graduate of the University of Arizona, Thies received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications. Thies has multiple years of experience in the printing industry and sales with Register Publications of Indiana. Thies also has a familiarity with printed pharmaceutical literature from her six-plus years with CVS Caremark. Thies will be an integral part of our business process as she will likely touch every project that enters the door. Thies will work in concert with our senior management team, production staff and report directly to Flottman Company’s President Sue Flottman Steller.

“We are pleased to welcome Brooke to the team, we know she will hit the ground running and bring a fresh perspective to our project estimating process,” stated Sue Flottman Steller, President of Flottman Company.

Flottman Company is a Premier Sponsor for the 2014 Celebrity Softball Classic

2014 Celebrity Softball Classic - Flottman Company

2014 Celebrity Softball Classic – Flottman Company Premier Sponsor

Peter Flottman Will Suit-Up For The All Stars In The 26th Annual Celebrity Softball Classic

 The Flottman Company will be a Premier Sponsor of the 26th Annual 2014 Celebrity Softball Classic Benefiting the Ken Anderson Autism Foundation.

Cincinnati, Ohio – Northern Kentucky – July 10, 2014: The Flottman Company (www.FlottmanCo.com) a provider of marketing solutions, miniature folded informational literature and commercial printing is honored to support the Ken Anderson Autism Foundation by serving as a premier sponsor of the 26th Annual Celebrity Softball Classic at the Florence Freedom’s UC Health Stadium, Wednesday, July 16, 2014.

This is the second straight year the Flottman Company has supported this event as part of their community outreach program. According to Tom Flottman, CEO of Flottman Company, “We are exemplifying the importance of supporting our community and keeping our employees engaged for a good cause.” The Flottman Company has also donated a suite at the UC Health Stadium for families dealing with autism so that they can watch the game in style.

Since 1988 The Celebrity Softball Classic has been a vehicle to assist many charitable organizations reach their financial goals.Many local as well as nationally acclaimed athletes, including players from the Cincinnati Bengals and Cincinnati Reds will take part in the event. Also participating will be alumni athletes from the University of Kentucky, University of Cincinnati, and Xavier University. The rosters will also include many local celebrities, radio and television personalities and business all stars. After the game, there will be an autograph session, a Rozzi fireworks display, and the Annual Balloon Release. This will also be the second straight year the Flottman Company’s CFO Peter Flottman will play for the Celebrity All Stars. Last year Peter was accredited for his speed and determination. This year, being more seasoned, he is looking to clear the fences with his first swing. “I know what to expect this year and the intimidation factor has worn off, I am ready!” stated Peter Flottman.

Last year’s event was a sellout and this year’s will be too. The Flottman Company still has some FREE game passes available for the 7:30 pm, Wednesday, July 16th event. Interested parties can contact Flottman Company via Facebook or by emailing info@nullFlottmanCo.com and request passes.

About the Ken Anderson Foundation: www.kenandersonfoundation.com

The Ken Anderson Foundation was established in January 2014. A group of individuals dedicated to the same goal, joined together with a vision. Our mission is to create and sustain a community for adults living with Autism. A place where they can live, work and play! The Ken Anderson Community will provide multiple housing options, a clubhouse where activities, amenities and services are geared for residents, and employment options.

About the Flottman Company: www.FlottmanCo.com

The Flottman Company headquartered in Northern Kentucky; is a full-service marketing, design and graphics communications firm, founded in 1921. Flottman Company is the winner of the American Marketing Association Marketer of the Year and Public Relations Society of America’s Blacksmith Award for Excellence. The Green Business Council awarded Flottman Company the Green Business Award. The University of Cincinnati honored Flottman with the Tri-State Family Business of the Decade Award. The Flottman Company is privately held, family owned and currently run by the third generation of Flottmans: Tom Flottman, Sue Flottman Steller and Peter Flottman.

 

Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and learn more about Flottman Company at our website: www.FlottmanCo.com.

 

Contact:

Ed McMasters

Director of Marketing & Communications

Flottman Company

(513) 470-9461 cell

(859) 331-6636 ext. 221

emcmasters@nullflottmanco.com

 

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RXPERTS Printed Packaging Group to be a Bronze Sponsors for the 2014 Specialty Pharma Show

Sponsorship demonstrates dedication to packaging for the specialty pharmaceutical industry, along with partners Flottman Company and Proteus Packaging 

Cincinnati, OH & Milwaukee, WI – March 25, 2014: Rxperts Printed Packaging Group, a complete packaging provider for the pharmaceutical, healthcare and nutraceutical industries that offers single-source creation of folding cartons, inserts, outserts and labels, has announced their bronze level sponsorship of the Specialty Pharma Association Conference, which takes place in Orlando, Florida from April 1 to April 3, 2014. Conference attendees can meet with Rxperts at the event to discuss their packaging needs and Rxperts’ capabilities.

“Our bronze sponsorship this year is a true demonstration of our commitment to the specialty pharmaceutical industry,” said Tim Wayman, Executive Vice President and COO of Rxperts’ partner Proteus Packaging. “We are here to support them and help them succeed.”

Rxperts and their partners, Flottman Company and Proteus Packaging, combine folding cartons with miniature inserts and outserts, while simultaneously producing product labels. Flottman Company has over 90 years of printing service and 40 years of miniature folding experience, and Proteus Packaging has amassed over 75 years in the packaging industry. These two industry titans have come together to enable a single- source service that covers all aspects of any packaging project, positioning them to service specialty pharma companies for both large and small projects.

“This is our third consecutive year attending the Specialty Pharma Show, and the relationships that we have established have led to additional business for every aspect of our partnership,” said Tom Flottman, CEO of Flottman Company.

In the past year, the Rxperts Printed Packaging Group has repositioned their brand, launched their new website and hired additional sales staff to continue their growth. By attending high-caliber trade shows such as Specialty Pharma Association, Rxperts is able to exhibit their one stop service to clients of all distinctions. For more information on the 2014 Annual Specialty Pharma Conference, visit their website at www.SpecialtyPharma.org.

About the Rxperts Printed Packaging Group:

The Rxperts Printed Packaging Group is a complete packaging provider for the pharmaceutical, healthcare and nutraceutical industries, offering single-source creation of folding cartons, inserts, outserts and labels. Rxperts Group partners Flottman Company and Proteus Packaging have over 150 years of combined industry experience and work together to create synergies for their clients through complete project management and exemplary customer service. Rxperts Group serves the entire nation, with FDA- SOP- and cGMP-compliant facilities in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Cincinnati, Ohio. For more information, visit www.RxpertsGroup.com.

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Flottman Company honored with an Industry Leading Three (3) Gold 2013 NAPL Marketing Plus™ Awards

Flottman was One of Only 18 companies, From a Dozen States and Three Foreign Countries to be Honored by the National Association for Printing Leadership for Marketing Services Excellence.

CINCINNATI, OHIO – Northern Kentucky – September 18, 2013 – Flottman Company (www.FlottmanCo.com) a provider of marketing solutions, miniature folded pharmaceutical literature and commercial printing, received three (3) GOLD, two (2) SILVER and one (1) BRONZE; National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL) Award.  Flottman Company entered six marketing pieces and placed every one of their entrees into the medals.

NAPL Marketing Plus Awards are selected on the basis of points gained via an objective scoring measurement that takes into account both the quality of the individual end product or campaign and its success in meeting its stated goals.  The NAPL Marketing Plus Awards competition was created to give recognition to those companies who have created intriguingly unique marketing projects for their company and have demonstrated leadership in the unique promotion of their own organization.

“We continue to be impressed by the high quality of these entries from companies of all sizes,” says Samantha Lake, NAPL Marketing Director, who chaired the judging panel.

Flottman Company led the list of Gold Award winners by taking home three (3) gold awards, including two (2) in the category of Corporate Identity. Four (4) other companies—Calitho, Concord, Calif.; DS Graphics, Lowell, Mass.; The Standard Group, Reading, Pa; and Action Graphics, Inc., Lincoln Park, N.J.—each won two (2) gold. (View the rest of the distinguished honorees in the official 2013 NAPL Marketing Plus Awards announce: http://napl.org/2013-napl-marketing-plus-award-winners-named/)

Flottman Company received the following awards:

  • Corporate Identity – GOLD
  • Corporate Identity – GOLD
  • Rebranding/Repositioning – GOLD
  • Rebranding/Repositioning – SILVER
  • Website Presence – SILVER
  • Special Announcement/Promotion – BRONZE

“This is a real coup for our Marketing Solutions Services, being recognized with some of the best companies in our industry and favorably critiqued by the extremely qualified judges demonstrates that our Marketing Services department is making an impact,”  Tom Flottman, CEO, Flottman Company.

The National Association for Printing Leadership recognized companies, marketing departments and individuals for their marketing services excellence during the NAPL Soderstrom Awards Dinner at The Gleacher Center in downtown Chicago on Saturday, Sept. 7, at PRINT 13, where Flottman Company received their awards.

About National Association for Printing Leadership

Founded in 1933, NAPL has been a management education and industry research leader at every stage of the industry’s growth and transformation, and is well prepared to maintain that leadership position through its unmatched member’s services for decades to come.

About the Flottman Company

The Flottman Company headquartered in Northern Kentucky; is a full-service digital and graphics communications firm founded in 1921. The company provides a wide array of strategic marketing, design and printing services to enable clients to “Communicate Brilliantly.” Flottman Company specializes in pharmaceutical printing and manufacturing of miniature folded inserts. The Green Business Council awarded Flottman Company a Green Business Award.  Flottman received the 2012 and 2013 TriState Business Success Award.  The Printing Industries of Ohio and Northern Kentucky named the Flottman Company Printer of the Year.  The University of Cincinnati honored Flottman with the Tri-State Family Business of the Decade Award. The Flottman Company is privately held, family owned and currently run by the third generation of Flottmans: Tom Flottman, Sue Flottman Steller and Peter Flottman.

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Peter Flottman Named a Finalist for CFO of the Year Award

Business Development, Financial Prowess and Altruism make Peter Flottman CFO and VP of Operations for Flottman Company a Standout Nominee for CFO of the Year. 

CINCINNATI, OHIO – Northern Kentucky – August 8, 2013 – Flottman Company, Inc. (www.FlottmanCo.com) a provider of marketing solutions, miniature folded pharmaceutical literature and commercial printing, is honored to announce that Peter Flottman our CFO and VP of Operations has been selected as a finalist for the Cincinnati Business Courier’s 2013 CFO of the Year Award.   This award recognizes CFOs who make a difference in their companies and communities based on corporate financial growth, overcoming significant business challenges, team leadership and the demonstration of superior management and planning skills.  In addition, CFOs are reviewed based on their volunteerism, philanthropy and community involvement.  This year there were hundreds of CFO nominated and only twenty-two were tagged as finalists.

Flottman Company’s President Sue Flottman Steller and CEO Tom Flottman nominated Peter Flottman for his tireless dedication to the family business and his continuous desire to do more.  “Peter is not only our CFO but our Vice President of Operations… his ability to successfully balance and advance these two heroic tasks makes him (Peter) prime material for CFO of the Year,” said Tom Flottman.

Flottman has been a lifelong employee at Flottman Company working his way up the ranks serving for six years as a bindery operator, moving to press supervisor, sales and later production coordinator and chief financial officer.  During Flottman’s tenure as CFO the Flottman Company doubled its facility size, has seen over two million dollars in capital investments, record increases in sales reaching over $6 million in 2012 and has seen continual profits that have been reinvested into the company based on Peter Flottman’s recommendations and strategic planning.

Flottman volunteers for the St. Joseph School as a member of the endowment committee, special events coordinator and director of the school’s youth soccer programs. Flottman is instrumental in the Flottman Company’s community focused Green initiatives and charitable support of United Ministries through Flottman Company’s annual holiday food collection program.  Peter Flottman also volunteers for the Printing Industry of Ohio and Northern Kentucky (PIANKO), the Printing Industry of America, the National Association for Printing Leadership and the Specialty Pharmaceutical Association.

Winners of the Cincinnati Business Courier’s CFO of the Year Award in five categories (Public Company, Large Private Company, Small Private Company, Large Nonprofit and Small Nonprofit) will be announced at a reception at Cincinnati’s Music Hall on August 29, 2013.

About the Flottman Company

The Flottman Company headquartered in Northern Kentucky; is a full-service digital and graphics communications firm founded in 1921. The company provides a wide array of strategic marketing, design and printing services to enable clients to “Communicate Brilliantly.” Flottman Company specializes in pharmaceutical printing and manufacturing of miniature folded inserts. The Green Business Council awarded Flottman Company a Green Business Award.  Flottman received the 2012 and 2013 TriState Business Success Award.  The Printing Industries of Ohio and Northern Kentucky named the Flottman Company Printer of the Year.  The University of Cincinnati honored Flottman with the Tri-State Family Business of the Decade Award. The Flottman Company is privately held, family owned and currently run by the third generation of Flottmans: Tom Flottman, Sue Flottman Steller and Peter Flottman.

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Flottman Company Wins Sixteen Awards: Including Two Gold

The Flottman Company of Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati was Awarded 2 Gold, 13 Silver and1 Bronze from Printing Industries of Ohio • Northern Kentucky 2014 Awards for Quality and Craftsmanship.

Northern Kentucky – Cincinnati, Ohio – January 29, 2013: The Flottman Company received sixteen (16) Print Excellence Awards, two (2) GOLD, thirteen (13) Silver and one (1) Bronze  in the annual competition hosted by the Printing Industries of Ohio • Northern Kentucky (PIANKO).  Flottman Company received award recognition for every one of their sixteen entries.

The 2014 competition included over 500 entries from 60 different companies creating the fiercest competition in the history of the event.   All entries were critically judged by out-of-state officials.  According to the PIANKO association President, Jim Cunningham, “This year’s judging panel was extremely impressed with the incredible variety of work and the overall excellence.”

Flottman’s two GOLD award winning pieces will also be honored to represent the entire Southwest Printing Region in the National Competition:

  • GOLD: Goering Center, Unique Die-Cut Corporate Communications Folder
  • GOLD: Bakery Crafts, Man of Steel Promotional Campaign

“Congratulations to our marketing, design and production teams along with our honored partners.  We completed some exceptional design work, strategic marketing campaigns and highly professional printing; it is an honor to have the Printing Industry of America recognize our efforts.” said Tom Flottman, CEO of the Flottman Company.

Flottman Company entered sixteen (16) projects in this year’s competition and received exceptional recognition for all of them.  These award winning pieces featured six (7) Flottman partners; St. Xavier High School, Bakery Crafts, Goering Center for Family and Private Business, Evercoat, Rxperts Printed Packaging Group, Auto Magic and On Time Media.  Entries included complete multi-channel marketing campaigns, package design, corporate communications, collateral materials and trade show invitations.

About the Flottman Company:

The Flottman Company headquartered in Northern Kentucky; is a full-service marketing, design and graphics communications firm, founded in 1921. The company provides a wide array of strategic marketing, design and printing services to enable clients to “Communicate Brilliantly.” Flottman Company is the 2013 winner of the American Marketing Association Marketer of the Year and Public Relations Society of America’s Blacksmith Award for Excellence. The Green Business Council awarded Flottman Company the Green Business Award.  The Printing Industries of Ohio and Northern Kentucky named the Flottman Company Printer of the Year.  The University of Cincinnati honored Flottman with the Tri-State Family Business of the Decade Award. The Flottman Company is privately held, family owned and currently run by the third generation of Flottmans: Tom Flottman, Sue Flottman Steller and Peter Flottman.

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VOCUS Media

Flottman Company’s Director of Marketing & Communications, Ed McMasters, a 2012 Graph Expo speaker was featured by VOCUS Media for his Media Success and how they can successfully promote companies like yours:

VOCUS Media blog features the Flottman Company, a digital communications provider that helps companies like yours communicate brilliantly and their New York Times article placement and the media momentum that followed:

The VOCUS Media blog features the Flottman Company, a digital communications provider that helps companies like yours communicate brilliantly.  Read about the Flottman’s New York Times article placement and the media momentum that followed:

http://www.vocus.com/blog/flottman-company-vocus-integrated-publicity-success/

The NEW C8000 Advances The Flottman Company To The Pinnacle Of Digital Printing

The Flottman Company has acquired Konica Minolta’s newest color digital press, the Bizhub PRESS C8000.  This press will enable Flottman Company to expand product offerings, boost efficiency and increase production capacity.

The Flottman Company, a market leader in variable data printing, marketing solutions and miniature folding installed the new Konica Minolta C8000 Bizhub Press – the print industry’s leading digital printing press as publicized at Drupa 2012.  This acquisition amplifies Flottman’s commitment to personalized variable data printing, on demand communications and short-run print fulfillment.

The Flottman Company will now be able to offer a variety of new paper stocks, thicker paper weights, more vibrant colors and richer tones, all with improved print quality.  One of the big benefits of upgrading our current Konica Minolta system to this state of the art machine is the reduced learning curve for our entire pre-press team.  All four of our current press operators are able to run the machine the moment installation was complete.

According to Tom Flottman CEO of the Flottman Company, “This new Digital Konica Minolta Press will enable us to expand our services and improve our production quality while cementing our industry representation as a leading digital printing service provider.  We researched a plethora of digital presses over the past year with the assistance of the Printing Industry of America.  In the end, our past experience with Konica Minolta and the service offered by Cincinnati’s own ProSource made our decision for us.”

The Konica Minolta® bizhub Press C8000 presents a revolution in color digital printing with an amazing 1200 DPI resolution and a blazing 4,800 full color pages per hour (80 full color pages per minute).  Heavyweight card stock, upwards of 15 point, can be fully duplexed with needed registration adjusted immediately in-line. The system includes an on-board, touch screen command center, powerful FIERY print management software and rip-times five to ten times faster than our previous press.

According to Flottman, “The purchase of the Konica Minolta C8000 is just one part of our strategic plan for continued, accelerated growth through 2013 that will include acquiring additional machinery, the hiring of skilled position personnel and new product offerings, positioning us well for future success.”

If you would like more information about the Flottman Company, to schedule an interview with Tom Flottman or Ed McMasters, please contact Ed McMasters (513) 470-9461 or e-mail Ed at emcmasters@nullFlottmanCo.com.

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Flottman Company Hires Don Tackett As Graphic Designer and Digital Press Operator

Don Tackett joins the Flottman Company’s Pre-Press Team and Will Direct Production of the New Konica Minolta Bizhub C8000

Cincinnati, Ohio – Northern Kentucky, September 18, 2012– Flottman Company is proud to welcome Don Tackett as the newest addition to our graphic design/marketing/pre press team. Working as a member of our pre-press team; Tackett will assume the duties of graphics design for Flottman’s Brilliant Communications Strategies, Pharmaceutical Literature and Digital Printing.  Tackett will also serve as an operator for our new Konica Minolta C8000 Bizhub Digital Print Press.

Tackettjoins Flottman Companywithover 17years’ graphic design experience, most recently asDesigneratThe Owens Group.Tackett has also performed as a freelance designer focusing on digital design and print publications.  Tackett is a graduate of The School of Advertising Art, Kettering, Ohio and is currently studying web design and interactive media at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh.

“We would like to welcome Don (Tackett) to the Flottman Company; hiring Don is part of our growth strategy aimed at advancing our Brilliant Communications programs,” states Tom Flottman, CEO, Flottman Company, “Don will become a vital part of our digital design team.”  

Tackett is a volunteer at Gateway Games & More in Eastgate, as a Competition Mediator and Educator.  Tackett is a resident of Eastgate, Ohio (Cincinnati) and lives with his two rescue cats; Jasper and Charlie.

If you would like more information about the Flottman Company please contact Ed McMasters (513) 470-9461 or e-mail Ed at emcmasters@nullFlottmanCo.com.

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Tom Flottman, Flottman Company CEO to be featured on WNKU’s BusinessWise program.

What: Crystal Faulkner of Cooney, Faulkner and Stevens will interview Tom Flottman CEO of the Flottman Company about the recent successes of the company, a discussion on what Brilliant Communications is and where the company and the industry plans to be in ten years.

Who: Tom Flottman, CEO of the Flottman Company, a 91 year old graphics communication firm specializing in marketing and design solutions, 1:1 personalized marketing, miniature folding and printing expertise.

Why: Celebration of Flottman Company’s 91st year in business and promotion of Flottman’s Brilliant Communications Marketing Strategy that uses personalized multi-channel communications to exponentially increase response rates and success.

Who Should Listen: Business professionals that are challenged with lead generation, have a desire to increase sales and want to improve client loyalty.

When: 5:45 pm, Thursday, November 8 and 5:45 pm, Friday, November 9

Where: WNKU-FM airs BusinessWise on 89.7, 105.9 & 104.1 (Cincinnati, OH – Northern Kentucky)

Listen via the internet at www.WNKU.org

Media Contact: Ed McMasters, Director of Marketing & Communications, Flottman Company, Inc

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