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From "Tinker Bell" to "The Twilight Zone": ACCO Brands Wins Big with Wall Calendars
ACCO Brands recognized by the Calendar Marketing Association with eight awards
KETTERING, OHIO - May 21, 2013 - ACCO Brands Corporation (NYSE:ACCO) today announced that several of its Mead and DayDream wall calendars received awards from the Calendar Marketing Association(CMA). ACCO Brands is a leader in branded office and consumer products and print finishing solutions.
The company was recognized with a total of eight CMA Awards, including five gold awards, two bronze and an award of merit:
• Best Graphic Design Calendar: Doctor Who (gold)
• Most Creative Marketing Application: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey™ 2013 Scroll Calendar (gold)
• Best Children's Calendar: Nightmare Before Christmas (gold) and Tinker Bell(bronze)
• Best Glamour Photography: Life Made Sweet(gold)
• Most Creative Marketing Application: Marvel Comics™ (gold)
• Most Original: Year One(bronze)
• Best Graphic Design: The Twilight Zone&trade (award of merit)
"We strive to identify current and timely themes and topics that truly resonate with today's consumers. We then take those themes and develop innovative graphics, photography and copy around them, making each calendar unique and entertaining," said Robert Shelek, Marketing Manager, Decorative Calendars at ACCO Brands. These awards are indicators that we're succeeding in making calendars with which consumers can identify and enjoy."
The only worldwide trade association for the calendar industry, the CMA was founded in 1989 to represent the interests of designers, marketers, publishers, printers and suppliers of both retail and custom calendars.
The association's National and World Calendar Awards recognize the best calendars every year based on criteria that includes:
• Quality of artwork/photography/graphics
• Readability and information quality of the calendar grid
• Originality of the calendar
• Complete execution of the calendar subject/theme
• Fulfillment of the category entered
The Mead and DayDream brands produce nearly 400 calendars, including family wall calendars each year for the retail market. The 2014 editions are scheduled to be available online in mid-summer of this year, with retail outlets carrying them by early fall. For more information on designs available, visit www.mead.com/meadstore/.
About ACCO Brands
ACCO Brands Corporation is one of the world's largest suppliers of branded office and consumer products and print finishing solutions. The company's widely recognized brands include AT-A-GLANCE®, Day-Timer ®, Five Star ®, GBC®, Hilroy®, Kensington ®, Marbig®, Mead ®, NOBO, Quartet®, Rexel, Swingline ®, Tilibra ®, Wilson Jones and many others. More information about ACCO Brands can be found at http://www.accobrands.com.
For further information contact:
Bob Sadowski, APR
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