Together We Are United
No company can operate in a vacuum, especially with the speed of electronic communications, the ability to stay constantly connected and a universe of information at your fingertips through all those digital channels. Our industry partnerships and association memberships help keep us in touch with this ever-changing world in the direct marketing, print and business arenas.
Chicago Postal Customer Council
The purpose of the council is to strengthen the working relationship between the USPS and its customers. It helps members and their businesses to grow and develop through educational programs, provides networking with local postal managers and business mailers, and serves as an avenue for its members to exchange ideas and suggestions on new Postal Service products and services. Learn more at www.chicagopcc.com.
Data & Marketing Association (DMA)
The Data & Marketing Association (DMA), formerly Direct Marketing Association, is the world's largest trade association dedicated to advancing and protecting responsible data-driven marketing. Founded in 1917, DMA represents thousands of companies and nonprofit organizations that use and support data-driven marketing practices and techniques. DMA provides marketers with innovation, education and advocacy. J&Q is a regular exhibitor at the yearly conference held in October. Learn more at thedma.org.
Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®)
The Forest Stewardship Council promotes environmentally sound, socially beneficial and economically prosperous management of the world's forests. J&Q is FSC certified so that we and our clients can label and promote the use of FSC papers in direct mail packages, supporting the conservation and management of forests. Learn more at us.fsc.org.
Idealliance is a global industry association representing the $500+ million dollar visual communications industry, comprised of content and media creators, and their print and digital service providers, material suppliers and technology partners. Idealliance provides an open and cross-industry platform for motivated professionals to create a more sustaining, competitive, and compelling graphic and visual communications industry. www.idealliance.org
INg (Imaging Network Group)
INg is a group of successful mid-sized, high volume print and electronic service providers and direct mail companies. The association offers a rare opportunity to interface with top industry peers across the nation and tap into a vibrant network of industry creativity, experience and information. Members discuss key business and technical topics and share best practices. Learn more at www.imagingnetworkgroup.org.
Mailers Hub is a comprehensive resource and community for those in the commercial mailing industry. It was created to answer the needs of today’s commercial mailers, to provide resources to help them understand and comply with USPS regulations, to improve their operations so they may better serve their customers and improve profitability, and to facilitate collaboration with industry peers and partners. Mailershub.com
Two Sides North America
An independent, non-profit organization that promotes the responsible production and use of print and paper. It provides members a forum to improve sustainability standards and practices, share experiences, maximize customer confidence in printed products, and dispel common environmental misconceptions by providing users with verifiable information on why print on paper is an attractive, practical and sustainable communications medium. Learn more at www.twosides.us.
A peer group of high volume national direct mail production companies who meet yearly to discuss industry trends, opportunities and issues. They represent 6 billion pieces of mail yearly so they definitely understand the world of direct mail.
Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)
ISSA is the community of choice for international cybersecurity professionals dedicated to advancing individual growth, managing technology risk and protecting critical information and infrastructure. It provides educational forums, publications, and peer interaction opportunities that enhance the knowledge, skill, and professional growth of its members. Learn more at www.issa.org.
As an independent, nonprofit, global association, ISACA engages in the development, adoption and use of globally accepted, industry-leading knowledge and practices for information systems. Through its comprehensive guidance and services, ISACA defines the roles of information systems governance, security, audit and assurance professionals worldwide. Learn more at www.isaca.org.
One of the largest non-profit employer associations in the nation, the MRA helps organizations thrive by creating powerful teams and safe, successful workplaces. Members have access to expert guidance, best practices, roundtables, essential tools, and dozens of business services in the areas of human resources, learning and development. Learn more at www.mranet.org.
Project Management Institute
The world's leading not-for-profit professional membership association for project management professionals. We advance careers and improve organizational success through our globally recognized standards, certifications, resources, tools, academic research, publications, professional development courses and networking opportunities. Learn more at www.pmi.org.
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
The world's largest HR membership organization devoted to human resource management. The Society is the leading provider of resources to serve the needs of HR professionals and advance the professional practice of human resource management. Learn more at www.shrm.org.