The monthly roundup from Editor Teresa McPherson.

While summertime is a slow period for many, we’ve yet to see a slowdown in a few areas of our industry. One in particular is the number of press releases we receive on price adjustments in any given day. Several major companies have announced price increases and force majeures on their products - sometimes twice on the same product! Our editorial staff is keeping up to date on them all; to see our extensive Price Adjustments table (current as of press time),


BNP Media Co-CEO Joins BPA

We're proud to announce that BPA has named BNP Media Co-CEO Taggart Henderson to its Board of Directors. His three-year term was recently confirmed by a membership vote. BNP Media is publisher ofASIand over 50 other business-to-business trade magazines.

BPA Worldwide consumer and business media audits provide assurance, insight and advantage to consumer and business-to-business media owners and media buyers in more than 25 countries. Its worldwide reach, reputation and partnerships provide visibility and credibility within diverse international markets - clear advantages for media owners and buyers with international scope.

Founded in 1931 by a group of advertisers, publishers and agencies, BPA Worldwide is an independent, not-for-profit, self-regulating organization governed by a tripartite Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors, which sets auditing rules and organizational policies and oversees operations, is comprised of 17 advertiser and advertising agency representatives and 15 publication representatives. BPA's bylaws require that its chairman, elected each May, is an executive from an advertiser or advertising agency member company.

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