Top 7 Day News Click: JobKeeper 2.0
The most clicked news story in the print industry this week was our coverage of the government's JobKeeper extension, which was on the Print21 news website on Tuesday morning immediately following the prime minister's press conference.
The JobKeeper 2.0 story was by far and away the biggest story of the week, in fact of the month, as printers logging in from across the country realised they could breathe a sign of relief with the government extending the scheme to next March, albeit on a slightly reduced rate.
Coming in at number two this week was the coverage of the industry's National Print Awards, live streamed this year due to Covid, which saw boutique Melbourne operaton Taylor'd Press take out five golds, Taylor'd also won the Judges Award, and joint owner Kirsten Taylor won the inaugural Exceptional Woman in Print award.
AIW founder Peter Clark took home the Lifetime Achievement award. Clark joined the industry in 1963. He went on to found AIW, at the time the most advanced heatset printer in the county. It was bought by IVE three years ago. Scott Mason of Payne Print won the Media Super Young Executive of the Year award. The Creative Sustainability Award went to Aleks Lajovic's Impact International.
Showing that printers are eager for new oportunities the next three spots were stories about print businesses Vivad and AFI Branding now producing masks, and our coverage of the printed solar panels now in situ at a suburban shopping centre.