Gimbel Family Celebrates Generations in Print

Garden City, NY March 25, 2021

Principals at Gimbel & Associates, the distinguished printing industry management
consulting firm, have published a brief historical look at their family’s contributions to the
printing industry in a downloadable eBook, Gimbels in Print.

Beginning in the 1940s with a small, one-press shop in New York City, the Gimbel family
grew their reputation as knowledgeable and trustworthy resources in the printing and
document reproduction business. Company founder Hy Gimbel’s innovations helped the
company develop a reputation for fast, high-quality document production.

Today, Gimbel & Associates works with print service providers, in-plant print operations, and
vendors in the printing industry, helping them implement new technologies, improve their
sales and marketing strategies, manage shop operations, and much more.
The new eBook includes photos and descriptions of how Gimbel family members worked to
grow the business and transition the enterprise as technology and markets evolved. A copy
may be downloaded at: https://www.rogergimbel.com/gimbels-in-print.


ABOUT GIMBEL & ASSOCIATES
Gimbel & Associates is an international management consulting firm working to ignite
business growth through digital technologies. As an independent company, they offer clients
customized consulting services to achieve their sales and marketing goals. With an
extensive background in print services, print production, digital, marketing communications,
database management, training, and direct marketing, Gimbel & Associates helps their
clients accomplish their growth and efficiency goals.

Xplor International Welcomes Racami as a Silver Elite Association Sponsor

Lutz, FL – March 9, 2021 – Xplor International, the worldwide electronic document systems association, today announced that Racami has joined as a Silver Elite Association Sponsor for 2021.

Racami’s multi-channel platform, Alchem-e™, coupled with professional services, staffing, and payment processing technology accelerates business growth and cost savings. Racami helps companies better communicate with their customers, acquire new customers, and reduce operating costs. Transaction processors, direct marketers, book publishers, and commercial printers are good candidates for Racami’s offerings.

“Racami has been active in Xplor for many years as an exhibitor at our annual conference and as a content contributor,” says Skip Henk, President/CEO of Xplor. “It’s great to have Racami engage as an Elite Association Sponsor. We appreciate their support and confidence.”

Xplor’s Elite Association Sponsor program, launched in 2006, supports year-round educational programming to Xplor members and the industry as a whole. In addition, the program provides funding for the Xplor Member Scholarship program launched in 2011, providing university scholarships for Xplor members and their immediate families.

“Xplor provides industry newcomers and veterans a place to learn, develop their careers, and contribute to the customer communications profession” states Matt Mahoney, EVP of Sale and Marketing for Racami. “Xplor is a great organization and we are thrilled to be a part of this special community.”

Those interested in learning more about the Xplor Elite Sponsorship Program should contact Skip Henk, at Xplor HQ, directly at +1-813-949-6170 or email him at skip@xplor.org.


About Xplor International
Xplor International is a not-for-profit association that provides thought leadership to the customer communications industry. As a community, Xplor provides advocacy, education, training, mentoring and networking opportunities.

Our members are decision makers and recommenders who are involved in the conception, design, implementation production and delivery of multi-channel client, member and customer communications.

Xplor’s mission is to enhance organizational success and advance the careers of our members by providing research, publications, industry certification, professional development, web-based events, and conference programming. Xplor International has its worldwide headquarters in Lutz, Florida, with affiliated offices around the world. Further information is available at www.xplor.org.

Facebook: facebook.com/XplorInternational
Twitter: twitter.com/Xplor_Int or @Xplor_Int

Xplor International Media Contact:
Chad Henk
Marketing Director
+1-813-949-6170
Chad@xplor.org

About Racami
From data management to proofing, from print production to digital implementation and everything in between. We have what it takes to help Customer Communications Management (CCM) professionals like you deliver exceptional customer experiences quickly and affordably.

Our platform, Alchem-e™, and our software products coupled with our services enable full visibility into your operational environments by connecting disparate technologies, systems and processes. As a result, print providers, service bureaus and marketing agencies can collaborate more efficiently, make better use of their resources, and leverage data like never before. Visit www.racami.com for more information.

GhostDraft Joins Xplor International as a Silver Elite Association Sponsor

Lutz, FL – March 2, 2021 – Xplor International, the worldwide electronic document systems association, today announced that GhostDraft has become a 2021 Silver Elite Association Sponsor.

GhostDraft’s cloud-native customer communications and digital experience suite is designed for insurance. They offer a true SaaS solution, integrating with industry-leading core system vendors, delivering insurance-focused services, and continuously innovating.

Xplor’s Elite Association Sponsor program, launched in 2006, supports year-round educational programming to Xplor members and the industry as a whole. In addition, the program provides funding for the Xplor Member Scholarship program launched in 2011, providing university scholarships for Xplor members and their immediate families.

“We are excited and grateful for GhostDraft’s support and we look forward to working with them,” says Skip Henk, Xplor President/CEO.  “Their suite of products designed for the insurance industry will certainly resonate with a large sector of the Xplor audience.”

“We are thrilled to become part of the Xplor community,” says Angie Winn, VP of Business Development and Alliances. “In today’s digital world, insurance and insurance customers are changing faster than ever. We look forward to supporting Xplor’s mission to educate insurers and enhance organizational and member success.”

Those interested in learning more about the Xplor Elite Sponsorship Program should contact Skip Henk, at Xplor HQ, directly at +1-813-949-6170 or email him at skip@xplor.org.


About Xplor International
Xplor International is a not-for-profit association that provides thought leadership to the customer communications industry. As a community, Xplor provides advocacy, education, training, mentoring and networking opportunities.

Our members are decision makers and recommenders who are involved in the conception, design, implementation production and delivery of multi-channel client, member and customer communications.

Xplor’s mission is to enhance organizational success and advance the careers of our members by providing research, publications, industry certification, professional development, web-based events, and conference programming. Xplor International has its worldwide headquarters in Lutz, Florida, with affiliated offices around the world. Further information is available at www.xplor.org.

Facebook: facebook.com/XplorInternational
Twitter: twitter.com/Xplor_Int or @Xplor_Int

Xplor International Media Contact:
Chad Henk
Marketing Director
+1-813-949-6170
Chad@xplor.org

About GhostDraft
GhostDraft’s cloud-native customer communications and digital experience suite is designed for insurance. At GhostDraft we put the success of our customers first, offering a true SaaS solution, integrating with industry-leading core system vendors, delivering insurance-focused services, and continuously innovating.

For over three decades, insurance carriers have used GhostDraft to streamline the creation, delivery, and management of personalized, omni-channel communications. GhostDraft integrates into your business to create better experiences, greater efficiency, more agility, and reduced compliance risk.

Discover what you can achieve with GhostDraft: ghostdraft.com

Gimbel & Associates Joins Xplor International as a Major Sponsor

Longtime Xplor member and supporter becomes a Platinum Elite Sponsor and Diamond Conference Sponsor

Lutz, FL — January 12, 2021: Xplor International, the worldwide electronic document systems association, today announced that longtime member and supporter Gimbel & Associates has joined Xplor as a Platinum Elite Sponsor and Diamond Conference Sponsor.

Gimbel & Associates works with domestic and international clients to help them achieve their business goals by leveraging the power of print and digital technologies. The company offers customized professional solutions on sales, marketing, and workflow strategies to organizations that produce print and digital applications to their customers.

“Gimbel & Associates has been an active supporter of Xplor’s programs for many years,” says Roger P. Gimbel, EDP, President of Gimbel & Associates.  “As a member of the Xplor community and a leading consulting company in the graphic communications industry, we look forward to supporting Xplor’s focus on business development and knowledge sharing.”

As part of their sponsorship Gimbel & Associates will play a prominent role in the annual Xplor conference as a Diamond event sponsor, sponsoring the opening awards ceremony, the keynote speaker, the education tracks, and the beverage breaks.

The Xplor Elite Sponsor program, launched in 2006, supports year-round educational programming to Xplor members and the industry as a whole. The program also provides funding for the Xplor Member Scholarship program which launched in 2010, providing university scholarships for Xplor members and their immediate families.

“The printing business is always changing. Learning about new technologies, trends, and best practices is essential for print industry companies and individuals. We wanted to support Xplor’s ongoing educational programs in addition to the annual conference,” said Mr. Gimbel.

“Gimbel & Associates has been a longtime member and Xplor supporter, contributing content to our annual conference as well as providing input to the association in general,” says Skip Henk, Xplor’s President and CEO. “Their three-year commitment as an Elite Sponsor exemplifies their ongoing commitment to not only the Xplor community, but the industry as a whole.”

Those interested in learning more about the Xplor Elite Sponsorship Program should contact Skip Henk, at Xplor HQ, directly at +1-813-949-6170 or email him at skip@xplor.org.


About Xplor International
Xplor International is a not-for-profit association that provides thought leadership to the customer communications industry. As a community, Xplor provides advocacy, education, training, mentoring and networking opportunities.

Our members are decision makers and recommenders who are involved in the conception, design, implementation production and delivery of multi-channel client, member and customer communications.

Xplor’s mission is to enhance organizational success and advance the careers of our members by providing research, publications, industry certification, professional development, web-based events, and conference programming. Xplor International has its worldwide headquarters in Lutz, Florida, with affiliated offices around the world. Further information is available at www.xplor.org.

Facebook: facebook.com/XplorInternational
Twitter: twitter.com/Xplor_Int or @Xplor_Int

Xplor International Media Contact:
Chad Henk
Marketing Director
+1-813-949-6170
Chad@xplor.org

About Gimbel & Associates
Gimbel & Associates is an international management consulting firm working to ignite business growth through digital technologies. As an independent company, they offer clients customized consulting services to achieve their sales and marketing goals. With an extensive background in print services, print production, digital, marketing communications, database management, training, and direct marketing, Gimbel & Associates helps their clients accomplish their growth and efficiency goals.

 

Xplor International Announces 2021 Programming

Xplor to Host a Full Agenda of Programming for 2021

Lutz, FL — December 2, 2020: Xplor International, the worldwide electronic document systems association, today announced a full agenda of programming scheduled for 2021.

Tweet this: @Xplor_Int announces full agenda of programming for 2021 https://bit.ly/2KTF7rm

Known as the association for The Customer Communications Industry, Xplor is planning a full schedule of events for 2021 including:

  • XPLOR21: September 2021 in Florida.  Venue and dates coming soon.
  • Xplor at PRINTING United Breakfast Panel: October 5-7, 2021 in Orlando, Florida.  Specific date and time to be announced.
  • Xploration Tours: Two or three one-day events planned for Q3 and Q4 2021.
  • Webinar Series: Full schedule of 24 educational webinars beginning January 2021.
  • Virtual Event: Possible one- or two-day virtual conference in April-May, 2021

“As an association, 2020 certainly has been a challenging year, but thanks to our sponsors we have been able to weather the storm.” says Skip Henk, President/CEO of Xplor International.  “We expect final details for XPLOR21 and the Xplor at PRINTING United Breakfast Panel to be announced in January and look forward to providing world class education once again in 2021.”

Questions should be directed to Xplor HQ via email at skip@xplor.org or by phone at +1-813-949-6170, between the hours of 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (ET), Monday through Friday.


About Xplor International
Xplor International is a not-for-profit association that provides thought leadership to the customer communications industry. As a community, Xplor provides advocacy, education, training, mentoring and networking opportunities.

Our members are decision makers and recommenders who are involved in the conception, design, implementation production and delivery of multi-channel client, member and customer communications.

Xplor’s mission is to enhance organizational success and advance the careers of our members by providing research, publications, industry certification, professional development, web-based events, and conference programming. Xplor International has its worldwide headquarters in Lutz, Florida, with affiliated offices around the world. Further information is available at www.xplor.org.

Facebook: facebook.com/XplorInternational
Twitter: twitter.com/Xplor_Int or @Xplor_Int

Xplor International Media Contact:
Chad Henk
Director of Marketing
+1-813-949-6170
Chad@xplor.org

#XPLOR20 Announces Final Lineup of Vendor Forum Participants

Leading Vendors Participate in 2020 Virtual Event

Lutz, FL – September 16, 2020 – Xplor International, the worldwide electronic document systems association, today announced the final lineup of vendors that will be participating in the #XPLOR20 Vendor Forum. The event will take place over four days:  September 29, October 1, 6 & 8.

“By design, Xplor limits the number of exhibitors we have participate at the event, and are excited about this year’s lineup” said Skip Henk, EDP, President and CEO of Xplor International. “Attendees will enjoy a great virtual experience, with stunning graphics, easy navigation from room to room and will be able to communicate with attendees and vendors via chat, audio or video. All sessions are live and registrants will have access to recordings following the event.”

Participating Vendors for #XPLOR20 include:

AbleDocs, Antenna House, BlueRush, Canon Solutions America, Content Critical Solutions, CommonLook, Compart, Conduent, Crawford Technologies, Datalogics, Doxim, Eclipse, enChoice, Hatteras, Messagepoint, NEPS, Papyrus Software, Quadient, RenderX, Smart Communications, Solimar Systems

Conference Sponsors include:

  • Diamond: Crawford Technologies, NEPS, Quadient and RenderX
  • Emerald: Smart Communications
  • Ruby: Canon Solutions America

Conference Program: Will feature keynote, general sessions, panels and 40+ educational sessions. All presentations will be live with attendees being able to communicate via chat, audio or video.

For more information or to register for #XPLOR20, visit the event website. Questions should be directed to info@xplor.org, +1-813-949-6170 between the hours of 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EST), Monday through Friday.

Vendors interested in being an event sponsor or exhibitor should contact Skip Henk at skip@xplor.org or 813-949-6170.


About Xplor International
Xplor International is a not-for-profit association that provides thought leadership to the customer communications industry. As a community, Xplor provides advocacy, education, training, mentoring and networking opportunities.

Our members are decision makers and recommenders who are involved in the conception, design, implementation production and delivery of multi-channel client, member and customer communications.

Xplor’s mission is to enhance organizational success and advance the careers of our members by providing research, publications, industry certification, professional development, web-based events, and conference programming. Xplor International has its worldwide headquarters in Lutz, Florida, with affiliated offices around the world. Further information is available at www.xplor.org.

Facebook: facebook.com/XplorInternational
Twitter: twitter.com/Xplor_Int or @Xplor_Int

Xplor International Media Contact:
Chad Henk
Director of Marketing
+1-813-949-6171
Chad@xplor.org

XPLOR20 to Feature General Session Panel to Kick Off Third Day of Virtual Event

Lutz, FL – August 27, 2020 – Xplor International has announced that XPLOR20 will feature a general session panel to kick off the day on Tuesday, October 6th.  The session titled ‘The Evolution: Reshaping the Customer Experience’ will feature five industry experts on customer experience. XPLOR20 will take place over four days, starting on September 29th and continuing on October 1st, 6th and 8th. Attendees can register here: www.cvent.com/d/wyq4q8.

Hosted by industry marketer and Xplor International Association Board of Directors Vice Chair Joanne Gore, founder of Joanne Gore Communications, this event involves four other industry experts including:

  • Brian Cox, Senior Director, RR Donnelley
  • Scott Draeger, M-EDP, VP of Customer Transformation, Quadient
  • Matt Swain, Managing Director & Practice Lead, Communications Consulting, Broadridge
  • Linda Woodward, VP Strategic Accounts, Hatteras Inc./FocusOne

This panel covers how customer experience has taken center stage over the last several years. Technologies such as Analytics, Augmented Reality (AR), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) and Robotic Process Automation (RPA)/Bots, just to name a few, are reshaping the ever-evolving interaction with consumers.

This event will answer questions such as: How will these technologies create a better customer experience? What is the value proposition? Is the perfect customer experience achievable?

Our panel of experts will talk about the CX evolution, what it means for your company and how these technologies can enhance your company’s position and grow your bottom line.

“I am very excited to announce this special panel featuring such an all-star group of participants,” says Skip Henk, President and CEO of Xplor International. “The amount of knowledge about the customer experience that these individuals bring is sure to leave you with fresh ideas and something amazing to take away from the event.”

The panel takes place Tuesday, October 6th at 10:05am ET.  For more information regarding XPLOR20 or to access the registration site, please visit www.xplor.org/XPLOR20. Questions should be directed to Xplor HQ via email at events@xplor.org or by phone at +1-813-949-6170, between the hours of 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (ET), Monday through Friday.


About Xplor International
Xplor International is a not-for-profit association that provides thought leadership to the customer communications industry. As a community, Xplor provides advocacy, education, training, mentoring and networking opportunities.

Our members are decision makers and recommenders who are involved in the conception, design, implementation production and delivery of multi-channel client, member and customer communications.

Xplor’s mission is to enhance organizational success and advance the careers of our members by providing research, publications, industry certification, professional development, web-based events, and conference programming. Xplor International has its worldwide headquarters in Lutz, Florida, with affiliated offices around the world. Further information is available at www.xplor.org.

Facebook: facebook.com/XplorInternational
Twitter: twitter.com/Xplor_Int or @Xplor_Int

Xplor International Media Contact:
Chad Henk
Director of Marketing
+1-813-949-6171
Chad@xplor.org

#XPLOR20 to Feature New ‘Ask the Expert’ Sessions

Lutz, FL – August 20, 2020 – Xplor International has announced that a new type of session called ‘Ask the Expert’ has been added to the XPLOR20 conference agenda.  XPLOR20 will take place over four days, starting on September 29th and continuing on October 1st, 6th and 8th. Attendees can register here: www.cvent.com/d/wyq4q8.

Known as The Customer Communications Conference, the association’s first ever virtual event will span four days and brings together end-users, analysts, consultants, industry experts and vendors who will share the latest best practices and trends in the customer communications industry.

This year’s event will feature a new session type called ‘Ask the Expert.’  These 20-minute lightning sessions are designed to be an interactive Q&A driven by the attendees where they can ask any questions directly to vendors in the community.

Each of the XPLOR20 exhibiting companies will host a session and attendees will quickly learn how they help their clients and get expert advice on how to solve some of the challenges facing their organizations.

Attendees are encouraged to sit in on as many sessions as possible to make the most of the vast amount of experience available from these industry professionals.

“This new type of session is sure to be informative and interactive, giving attendees extra insight on solving problems that they see every day,” says Skip Henk, President and CEO of Xplor International. “Hearing about issues that other companies are experiencing can help you solve your own company’s challenges more quickly and efficiently.”

For more information regarding XPLOR20, or to access the registration site, please visit www.xplor.org/XPLOR20. Questions should be directed to Xplor HQ via email at events@xplor.org or by phone at +1-813-949-6170, between the hours of 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (ET), Monday through Friday.


About Xplor International
Xplor International is a not-for-profit association that provides thought leadership to the customer communications industry. As a community, Xplor provides advocacy, education, training, mentoring and networking opportunities.

Our members are decision makers and recommenders who are involved in the conception, design, implementation production and delivery of multi-channel client, member and customer communications.

Xplor’s mission is to enhance organizational success and advance the careers of our members by providing research, publications, industry certification, professional development, web-based events, and conference programming. Xplor International has its worldwide headquarters in Lutz, Florida, with affiliated offices around the world. Further information is available at www.xplor.org.

Facebook: facebook.com/XplorInternational
Twitter: twitter.com/Xplor_Int or @Xplor_Int

Xplor International Media Contact:
Chad Henk
Director of Marketing
+1-813-949-6171
Chad@xplor.org

#XPLOR20 to Feature Antoine Dupont as Keynote Speaker

Lutz, FL – August 13, 2020 – Xplor International has announced that on Tuesday, September 29th at 10:05am, keynote speaker Antoine Dupont will kick-off Xplor’s first ever virtual conference event. His session is titled ‘The Huge Power of Small: How To Create An Amazing Customer Experience That Drives Results.’ XPLOR20 will take place over four days, starting on September 29th and continuing on October 1st, 6th and 8th. Attendees can register here: www.cvent.com/d/wyq4q8.

Antoine is a recognized expert and strategist in digital marketing. He’s an award-winning marketing agency owner and a speaker at national and international conferences. His experience includes 18 years in marketing and 15 years in the hospitality industry.

His first job out of college was working for Gordon Ramsey in London at Le Gavroche. His past clients include such notable companies as Office Depot, Unilever, The Sports Authority, and Habitat for Humanity. Recent bookings and appearances include CMC19, PRINT19, DigitalSummit19, AICPA19, MPISES19, Florida Restaurant Association, John L Scott Realty, CoachRealtors19 and Digitalium 2018 (Romania), among others.

During his presentation, Antoine will show us how disruption is all around us, that these are truly amazing times and things are moving faster than we ever thought possible. His presentation gives insights into building a business in these times, in amazing ways.  He will show how to unleash the power of tiny actions that make a significant and positive difference to your business instantly. The ideas cost nothing to implement, yet the impact they have is profound, and can be put into action immediately.

Antoine takes you on a deep dive into what he calls ‘Moments of CONNECTION,’ moments that radically redefine how you do business.

“Antoine has contributed to our events in the past. His sessions were filled with great content, always engaging and very well-received,” says Skip Henk, President and CEO of Xplor International. “This keynote is a unique opportunity to leverage the power of small to grow your business. This is a do-not-miss session.”

The keynote takes place Tuesday, September 29th at 10:05 am ET.  For more information regarding XPLOR20 or to access the registration site, please visit www.xplor.org/XPLOR20. Questions should be directed to Xplor HQ via email at events@xplor.org or by phone at +1-813-949-6170, between the hours of 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (ET), Monday through Friday.


About Xplor International
Xplor International is a not-for-profit association that provides thought leadership to the customer communications industry. As a community, Xplor provides advocacy, education, training, mentoring and networking opportunities.

Our members are decision makers and recommenders who are involved in the conception, design, implementation production and delivery of multi-channel client, member and customer communications.

Xplor’s mission is to enhance organizational success and advance the careers of our members by providing research, publications, industry certification, professional development, web-based events, and conference programming. Xplor International has its worldwide headquarters in Lutz, Florida, with affiliated offices around the world. Further information is available at www.xplor.org.

Facebook: facebook.com/XplorInternational
Twitter: twitter.com/Xplor_Int or @Xplor_Int

Xplor International Media Contact:
Chad Henk
Director of Marketing
+1-813-949-6171
Chad@xplor.org

Registration Now Open for #XPLOR20 Virtual Conference

Program will include general sessions, panels, educational sessions, exhibits and networking

Lutz, FL – August 6, 2020 – Xplor International has announced that registration is now open for their first ever virtual annual conference event. XPLOR20 will take place over four days, starting on September 29th and continuing on October 1st, 6th and 8th.

Tweet this: @Xplor_Int announces the #XPLOR20 Virtual Conference Registration is now open! You can attend the 4-day event for as low as $49 USD! Register today! #CCM #CX #Data #Technology https://bit.ly/3fEaZd7

The virtual event will feature the same great line up of general sessions, panels, educational sessions, exhibits and networking as the St. Pete Beach event. Sessions will be delivered by end users, analysts, consultants, industry experts, and vendors who will share relevant topics, best practices and trends in the customer communications industry.

The conference program features four areas of focus, each with a unique blend of general and breakout sessions that address best practices and processes driving the CCM industry. The four focus areas include Compliance, Customer Experience, Data and Technology.

For more information regarding XPLOR20, or to access the registration site, please visit www.xplor.org/XPLOR20. Questions should be directed to Xplor HQ via email at skip@xplor.org or by phone at +1-813-949-6170, between the hours of 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (ET), Monday through Friday.


About Xplor International
Xplor International is a not-for-profit association that provides thought leadership to the customer communications industry. As a community, Xplor provides advocacy, education, training, mentoring and networking opportunities.

Our members are decision makers and recommenders who are involved in the conception, design, implementation production and delivery of multi-channel client, member and customer communications.

Xplor’s mission is to enhance organizational success and advance the careers of our members by providing research, publications, industry certification, professional development, web-based events, and conference programming. Xplor International has its worldwide headquarters in Lutz, Florida, with affiliated offices around the world. Further information is available at www.xplor.org.

Facebook: facebook.com/XplorInternational
Twitter: twitter.com/Xplor_Int or @Xplor_Int

Xplor International Media Contact:
Chad Henk
Director of Marketing
+1-813-949-6171
Chad@xplor.org