Meet the Content Mechanics!

In anticipation of ASAE Annual 2015, set to begin in Detroit on August 8th, we have been featuring automotive-themed posts on the blog, which will continue in the Omnipress booth (#515) as well. Today’s focus is the “pit crew” you can count on to help you tune up your content engine: your content mechanics, a.k.a. the Omnipress team. Let’s walk around the “garage” so you can meet everybody.

Marketing Department
Though you may not realize it, your experience with the Omnipress team begins before you reach out to us. After all, you understand that your due diligence begins with researching a potential new provider. When you perform an online search, you indirectly “meet” the marketing team, which consists of my colleague, marketing manager Aaron Manogue, and yours truly.

Maybe you read the website or a few blog posts before picking up the phone to call an account manager, reach out to us through live chat on, or email You are also welcome to connect with us on social media! You’ll find us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

Sales Department
Whether you filled out a form on our website and heard right back from Janel Savich, received a call from Holly Meyers, or spoke with Bob Hamm at ASAE Annual or another conference, a member of the sales team was likely your first Omnipress contact.

Right away, you probably noticed that we operate a little differently. Our account managers are friendly and helpful. They are truly interested in bringing your association to the best solution for the conference content challenges you face every day. Our account managers are knowledgeable, experienced (half the team has been with Omnipress for over a decade!), and ready to help, whenever you need them.

Operations Department
Once you start working with Omnipress, you’ll be matched with a dedicated project manager, who will become your lifeline during your conference content process. Whether you work with Brandon Butzler for abstract management, Kristi Connelly for conference printing, Rob Bossingham for apps, or any of project managers, you’ll enjoy a pleasurable working relationship. Equal parts magician and problem-solver, each PM will help you collect, manage, and deliver conference content to your attendees. Even better, they’ll do it in a way that will make the process easier for you.

Other individuals will also help you along the way, from Deb Beyler and Kristen Phillips, whose friendly voices will answer your calls to 800-828-0305, to the production team, which handles in-house printing and takes care of shipping so your materials are received at your conference site on time and looking great. Project technicians take on the formatting and design of projects printed and digital. It takes a village to make your conference content the best it has ever been.

At the helm, you’ll find caring, relatable leaders like CEO Tracy Gundert and a quartet of Vice Presidents: Greg Hubbard (production), Patty Keller (sales), Steve Manicor (business development), and Jonny Popp (administration). Our product directors—Sean Lawler (digital services) and Dan Loomis (training)—help Omnipress move in the right direction. Whether or not you have the pleasure or interacting with our leaders, you’ll see their fingerprints on everything we do.

Now you’ve become acquainted with the full team of content mechanics on the blog—meet a few of them in person! You’ll find them at ASAE Annual in booth #515. Stop by!

How to Tell If Your Content Engine Needs a Tune-Up

Is it time your content engine got a tune-up?

How can you tell? Here are a few clues:

  • Attendees have been requesting a conference app and/or online access to content. People are spending more and more time online and on mobile devices. Your association’s conference content should be available there!
  • Your conference content budget has not seen an increase in several years. Are your content offerings in a holding pattern? Remember, content is the engine that moves your meeting—and your attendees. Give it the resources it deserves!
  • Printed programs have been less popular lately. Maybe the shiny, new technologies attract attendees’ attention more than the stalwart conference program. If so, it might be time to offer fewer programs and focus on offering online access to conference content.
  • Printed programs have been more popular lately. In a recent survey we conducted, millennials showed a preference for printed materials for educational content. If you have found that professionals young and not-so-young prefer printed programs or proceedings, make sure you have enough available.
  • Your association offers only one way to access conference content. Just as you don’t offer a single appetizer at the opening reception for your association’s annual meeting, you should give attendees a choice on how they consume conference content. One size does not fit all.
  • Your competition gives attendees more content outputs than your association does. Do other associations in your industry offer more avenue to conference content, like an app, online conference materials, a USB, and printed materials? It may be time to step up your game—or lose members to an organization that already has.


Omnipress Celebrates Continuing Legal Education with NABE Sponsorship

For over 25 years, Omnipress has been helping legal and bar associations collect, produce and deliver program books, meeting syllabi, case reports and continuing legal education seminar materials in print, on flash drives and online. Omnipress announced yesterday that they are returning to the National Association of Bar Executives’ Midyear Meeting as a second year sponsor.

“Our extensive history working with bar associations nationwide on both conference and CLE-related materials has provides us unique insight into the specific needs and challenges for bar executives,” states Tracy Gundert, COO of Omnipress. “We are especially excited to talk with executives about our new mobile event apps and online collection services which can save both time and money for busy staff members.”

Read the Official Press Release.

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