Packaging Digest has been the Voice of the Packaging Community since 1963--more than 50 years! The No.1 media brand in North America, Packaging Digest delivers relevant and compelling content--news, trends, best practices and new technologies--to packaging professionals at end-user companies in a variety of markets. This relevant, compelling and exclusive content helps our audience understand the packaging process; focuses on their challenges; and offers solutions to do their job better and more efficiently. We provide this help through our magazines, websites, webcasts, conferences and social media platforms. Packaging Digest offers "peer-to-peer" insights with real-world case histories that share experiences, advice and successes, enabling "cross fertilization" of ideas and technologies across all markets where packaging is a necessary function. Packaging Digest's goal is to help packaging professionals achieve higher levels of creative thinking, productivity and profitability. Packaging Digest is a media brand of UBM Canon.
GUIDELINES FOR EDITORIAL SUBMISSIONS
Thank you for your interest in contributing to Packaging Digest! As the Voice of the Packaging Community since 1963, we actively seek expert analysis and opinions to help engage our audience of packaging professionals.
We accept topic ideas and story leads, as well as fully written contributed articles* that are relevant for our audience, compelling and, whenever possible, exclusive to Packaging Digest. Articles may be posted to our website and published in print.
Packaging Digest offers "peer-to-peer" insights that share experiences, advice and successes that enable "cross fertilization" of ideas and technologies across all markets.
[*All contributors must sign the standard UBM freelancer/contributor agreement, whether the work is free or paid. Contact any of the editors to get a copy of the form.]
Speak to our readers:
From packaging engineers and executives to designers and developers, our global audience is responsible for various packaging roles at end-user companies. Our readers are involved in all the functions involved in packaging a product for sale, including management, plant operations, material research and development, purchasing and shipping. They develop packages, as well as design and run the packaging production lines that create finished product(s).
Our readers work in a variety of markets in the consumer packaged goods and healthcare industries, including foods, beverages, personal care products, pharmaceuticals, medical items, electronics and toys.
What to submit:
Professionals in our packaging community are interested in many topics that can be classified...
...which we organize by Trends, Best Practices and New Technology:
TRENDS: Expert opinions about consumer and market trends (these can be blogs or more formal feature articles); new branded packages available in the market (to consumers or healthcare professionals); explanations about regulations, bans and mandates.
BEST PRACTICES: Case studies showing successful implementations of new packaging technologies and new packaging production ideas; how-to articles for packaging operations and development; tips on new packaging processes and procedures.
Initiating a case study article:
NEW TECHNOLOGY: Emerging developments in machinery design and components; new products (machinery and materials); new packaging processes.
Submitting new product releases:
Contributed pieces from suppliers are not White Papers, should not be self-promotional and should not mention the company's product offerings.
How to submit:
For Trends and Best Practices ideas/submissions, contact executive editor Lisa Pierce at email@example.com, 630-481-1422.
For New Technology ideas/submissions, contact technical editor Rick Lingle at firstname.lastname@example.org, 630-481-1426.
Have an idea for something else, something new? Contact Lisa Pierce at email@example.com, 630-481-1422.
All contributions also need hi-res images (300 dpi, jpg, about 5 inches wide) to help illustrate the idea/article. Multiple images in sequence make excellent slide shows, which resonate well with our audience!
Packaging Digest also wants links to videos, especially for in-plant packaging operations or machines in action. We prefer videos that have been uploaded to YouTube. Simply supply us with the URL.
Share your comments!
If you are not able to contribute an article or lead, you can still be involved in this dynamic community.
We invite you to share your comments at the bottom of article pages on our website www.packagingdigest.com. Or comment on another's comment. Start a conversation or a debate. We'll help facilitate it with insightful questions and suggestions of where to go next.
Also, join the dialogue on Social Media:
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Kari Embree, senior digital content editor: https://plus.google.com/100676262519768633809/about
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Director, Worldwide Procurement, Packaging & Packaging Engineering, Dell
Group Manager, Owned Brands Packaging, Target
Director of R&D/Quality for Latin America, General Mills
Director, Michigan State University, School of Packaging and Center for Packaging Innovation and Sustainability
Section Head, Hair Care R&D Packaging Development, The Procter & Gamble Co.
VP, Global Beverage Packaging, PepsiCo
Director, Global Packaging & Sustainability, Abbott Laboratories
VP-Packaging R&D/Innovation, H.J. Heinz
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