Marcus Roberts Joins Allen Press

LAWRENCE, Kan. – June 28, 2016 Allen Press, Inc., is excited to announce the addition of Marcus Roberts to its growing executive sales team.

Roberts has more than 25 years of experience selling advertising production services, design and print to retail companies and design firms nationwide. He has a proven track record of helping major retailers increase traffic and sales through advertising production, direct mail and technological solutions. In his position at Allen Press, Roberts will continue to work with retail clients and design firms as they use these creative solutions to achieve their goals.

“I am very excited that Marcus has joined Allen Press. He has a creative eye, a desire to help and deep experience in print design and production,” said Martine Padilla, Vice President of Sales. “He is an excellent addition to the team as we move Allen Press forward.”

Roberts comes to Allen Press from Colortek and was previously a sales executive at Vertis Inc., Mozaic Inc. and Missouri Color Prepress. During his career Roberts has worked with major retailers and design firms such as Kohls Department Store, Barkley, Price Chopper Grocers, Valu Merchandisers and Payless Shoe Source.

 

About Allen Press, Inc.
Allen Press, Inc., uses top-notch printing, content publishing, and precision marketing services to help organizations make their stories come alive.

For further information, contact:
Bridget Bowles, Marketing Communications Manager, Allen Press, Inc.
bbowles@allenpress.com \ (785) 865-9568

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Rinke and Preston-Cargill Promoted to VP Roles

LAWRENCE, Kan. – May 24, 2016 Allen Press, Inc. is happy to announce that Julie Rinke has been promoted to Vice President of Business Support Services and Maria Preston-Cargill to Vice President of Marketing.

Rinke has added purchasing, scheduling and inventory management to her responsibilities in addition to estimating and contracts, which she managed previously. Preston-Cargill is responsible for developing products and services, managing the brand, and spearheading all corporate communications. She will continue to oversee the Publishing department as well.

“Maria and Julie have established themselves as excellent, team-focused leaders,” said Allen Press CEO Randy Radosevich. “Their industry and company knowledge are an asset to everyone who interacts with them. They were invaluable resources to me when I began in January and I am happy to share the responsibility of leadership with them during this exciting time of growth at Allen Press.”

Rinke and Preston- Cargill serve on the executive leadership team, which includes CEO Randy Radosevich, President Rand Allen, COO Dee Ann Berry, VP of Production John Rodriguez and VP of Sales Martine Padilla.

Rinke joined Allen Press in 1988 as a Data Collection Administrator. Significantly, she has led multiple teams though changes in the printing industry. Most recently, Rinke served as Director of Client Solutions. Rinke holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Kansas.

Preston-Cargill joined Allen Press in 2011 as a Publisher and has since served as Publishing and Advertising Sales Manager and Director of Publishing. Prior to joining Allen Press, she served as Director of Marketing at The World Company and Director of Sales and Marketing at Sunflower Broadband.

Preston-Cargill earned a Masters in Integrated Marketing Communications and a bachelor’s degree in Journalism, both from the University of Kansas.

About Allen Press, Inc.
Allen Press, Inc. uses top-notch printing, content publishing and precision marketing services to help organizations make their stories come alive.

For further information, contact:
Bridget Bowles, Marketing Communications Manager, Allen Press, Inc.
bbowles@allenpress.com | tel: 785.865.9568

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PIA MidAmerica Awards Allen Press Three Best of Category GraphEx Awards for Excellence in Printing

LAWRENCE, Kan. – May 1, 2015 – Allen Press was the recipient of eight awards in the Printing & Imaging Association of MidAmerica’s Graphic Excellence Competition (GraphEx). GraphEx was created in 1989 to recognize outstanding work in the print media industry.

The Mineralogical Record, Volume 25, Number 5, the 2015 Ames Percherons Calendar, and FrontMatter, Issue Number 29, won Best of Category awards in Magazines, Periodicals and Publications (Web Press); Calendars (Booklet); and Newsletters, respectively. Allen Press also received five Awards of Excellence for various publications, including Orchids, Volume 83, Issue 3, Doll News, Summer 2014, Mineral Collections in Texas, the 2014 Windmore Literacy Magazine,and the Three by Three Illustrations Directory.

“Receiving these awards highlights the commitment to quality and attention to technical detail of our production teams at Allen Press. Exceeding our customers’ expectations is our mission and that includes ensuring that the quality of each publication that rolls off our presses is second to none,” said Gerald Lillian, Allen Press CEO. “We have the advantage of working with so many beautifully designed publications. Without these loyal customers, we would not have the opportunity to showcase our work in the same way.”

Judges qualify pieces based on several categories, including binding, use of paper, coating, clarity, and smoothness. Entries in the Best of Category automatically compete for Best of Show recognition. The Mineralogical Record, Volume 25, Number 5, the 2015 Ames Percherons Calendar, and FrontMatter, Issue Number 29 will be entered into the international competition for Printing Industries of America’s Premier Print Awards.

Allen Press was honored at the 2015 Awards Gala on April 30, which was held at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Missouri.

About Allen Press, Inc.
Allen Press, Inc., plays a vital role in the dissemination of knowledge and information by partnering with organizations in the scientific, technical, and medical community to promote their interests and achieve their goals. Headquartered in Lawrence, KS, Allen Press provides a comprehensive portfolio of integrated services in the broad areas of content management, online and print delivery, association management, and publishing services. Founded more than 80 years ago, Allen Press is a trusted partner of scholarly societies, professional associations, and corporations nationwide.

For further information contact:
Melanie Dolechek, Director of Marketing, Allen Press, Inc.
marketing@allenpress.com | tel 785 843 1234

Allen Press Experiences Notable Growth of Pinnacle Online Publishing Service

LAWRENCE, Kan. – February 25, 2015 – Allen Press, Inc., has announced that over the past twelve months, the number of journals hosted on its Pinnacle Online Publishing platform has increased by 42%. The platform will now host 184 publications on 117 publisher websites. This growth also includes 23 publishers previously hosting their content on the Metapress platform, which will be decommissioned in early 2015.

Pinnacle is a template-based content hosting solution built on the robust Atypon Literatum software. A number of new features have been added recently, including metered access, special collections, and faceted search. The Pinnacle Users Blog is another tool that assists publishers in maximizing features on their Pinnacle websites.

In addition to hosting services, Pinnacle also includes XML-tagging, content loading, site editing, and end-user customer support. By using Pinnacle, publishers can deliver a variety of content types, including journal articles, books, abstracts, and multimedia files on their own independently branded, mobile-optimized website.

“Publishers choose Pinnacle because it pairs the same robust technology in use by large commercial and society publishers with top-notch customer service offered by our electronic services support team. Many society and association publishers have limited staff resources available for production-related tasks, so our online hosting solution is a perfect fit and allows them to maintain a hands-off approach at an affordable price,” said Melanie Dolechek, Director of Publishing and Marketing at Allen Press. “We are looking to continue this growth pattern into 2015 as more publishers realize the value of providing their content to readers in a way that maximizes discoverability by search engines and encourages usage on mobile devices.

Next month, Allen Press will be launching a more customizable version of Pinnacle as an additional option for publishers who have specific design requirements. Pinnacle Premium combines all the functionality of Pinnacle with a more flexible design that allows for a more configurable homepage. More information on Pinnacle Premium will be available next month.

 

About Allen Press, Inc.
Allen Press provides a comprehensive portfolio of integrated services in the broad areas of print, online distribution, and publishing services for scholarly societies, professional associations, and corporations worldwide.

For further information, contact:
Melanie Dolechek, Director of Publishing and Marketing, Allen Press
marketing@allenpress.com | tel. 785.843.1234

New Pinnacle Premium™ Online Publishing Solution Allows Scholarly Publishers More Design Freedom

LAWRENCE, Kan. – February 10, 2015 – Allen Press has announced the launch of Pinnacle Premium™, a new addition to the Pinnacle online publishing platform that combines all of the functionality and rich features of Pinnacle with more flexibility in site design and additional features.

Pinnacle is a templated content hosting solution built on the robust Atypon Literatum software. In addition to hosting services, Pinnacle also includes XML-tagging, content loading, site editing, and end-user customer support. Using Pinnacle, publishers can deliver a variety of content types including journal articles, books, abstracts, and multimedia files on their own independently branded, mobile-optimized website.

Pinnacle Premium™ includes several enhancements that allow for more configurability. Customizable banner and footer frames displayed throughout the site, a large customizable area of HTML on the home page, and additional advertising space across the site allow publishers to better highlight their brand and communicate the objectives of their organizations.

In the new expandable table of contents, users can expand article titles to view abstracts without leaving the page. Useful article tools such as saving to favorites list, sharing, and tracking and exporting citations are available directly from the table of contents page. A tabbed article view in the new user interface will display metadata at the top and allow the user to view different sections of the article such as abstract, figures, references, media, supplemental material, and the full text. Full text articles and chapters are available in both HTML and PDF formats.

An optional discussions feature will allow registered users to leave comments on articles in order to facilitate dialogue and foster communication. Publishers can choose to approve and/or moderate comments before they become publicly available.

“Pinnacle has a proven track record for pairing robust online publishing technology with outstanding customer service,” Product Marketing Manager Joanna Gillette said. “Pinnacle Premium is a great way for us to build on this tradition by serving publishers who want more control over the look and feel of their website and advanced features for their users, but may not have the staff time or expertise to manage a custom online publishing solution.”

For more information about this new offering or to schedule a demonstration, visit www.allenpress.com.

About Allen Press, Inc.
Allen Press provides a comprehensive portfolio of integrated services in the broad areas of print, online, distribution, and publishing services, collaborating with scholarly societies, professional associations, and corporations worldwide.

For further information, contact:
Joanna Gillette, Product Marketing Manager, Allen Press, Inc.
jgillette@allenpress.com | tel 785.843.1234