Global print promo days to run next week
Get ready for a double celebration – International Print Day and Girls Who Print Day go back-to-back, the online social media events scheduled for next Tuesday and Wednesday.
International Print Day 2020 (#IPD20) is in its seventh year and print will once again trend the planet through 24 hours of social media sharing. The celebration gets underway at Tuesday 20 October at 11am in New Zealand and 9am AEDT in Australia and finishes 24 hours later in the US at 6pm EDT on 21 October.
The following day, 22 October, marks this year’s #GirlsWhoPrint Day, which is going virtual for 2020 and will include the presentation of the Girlie Award and the annual Women in Leadership panel, which has become the cornerstone of the event.
The global print community will use social media to network, exchange knowledge and information, and proclaim their love for print and the people that make it possible by following and sharing using the hashtag #IPD20.
Last year’s event generated 12 million impressions, with 100 million impressions recorded to date, and #IPD20 will be adding millions more to that figure this year. Print fans can support this year’s theme by also using the hashtag #ElevatePrint, continuing the Print Media Centr mission to help raise the industry to the next level through partnerships, products, and services as well as through diversity and inclusion.
IPD always takes place to coincide with #PrintChat, a lively and informative Twitter chat taking place every Wednesday at 4pm in US ET. With 1.7 billion social media impressions under its belt to date, joining #PrintChat on 21 October will expand your network and exchange ideas with the global community. Learn more about #IPD20 at internationalprintday.org.
The print celebration doesn’t stop there – 22 October marks this year’s #GirlsWhoPrint Day, which is going virtual for 2020 and will include the presentation of the Girlie Award and the annual Women in Leadership panel, which has become the cornerstone of the event. The seventh recipient of the Girlie Award will be in esteemed company, joining previous winners Pat McGrew, Cary Sherburn, Deborah Corn, Trish Witkowski, Jules Van Sant and Sabine Geldermann. To find out more and to register for the Girls Who Print Day Conference, visit girlswhoprint.net.
Deborah Corn, Principal at Print Media Centr, Founder of International Print Day and Girl #1 at Girls Who Print, says: “Despite these challenging times, there is a trifecta of printspiration for print lovers to look forward to in October. The International Print Day theme of #ElevatePrint is especially poignant and hopefully punctuates that getting back to normal shouldn’t be the goal of the industry. It is so important that we keep participating in initiatives that are bringing us together – even through a screen. Together, we are better; together, we find a way to make it happen; together, we print long and prosper.”