Plum Grove Inc. Receives Special Innovation Graphics Excellence Award

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Plum Grove Inc. Wins “Best of Category”  Marketing Awards from GLGA

Hoffman Estates, IL • November 18, 2021 – Plum Grove Inc., an integrated print and marketing agency, was honored with several awards at the Great Lakes Graphics Association annual celebration of excellence in print and marketing. These awards honored printing companies and marketers for producing creative, innovative marketing solutions, as well as celebrated the contribution of women in print leadership throughout the Great Lakes region.

Kara Lineal Accepts GLGA Award

For it’s award-winning Cross Media Promotion campaign, Plum Grove helped a Chicagoland dermatology practice to uniquely position its brand messaging and reach its core audience through integrated traditional and digital marketing techniques. The “tra-digital” marketing campaigns blended geo fencing advertising, social media marketing, public relations, direct mail and search engine optimization (SEO) to promote brand awareness, attract new patients, and increase existing patient appointments.

For its contributions in the fight against Covid-19, Plum Grove was awarded Best of Category in Special Innovation. During the pandemic, Plum Grove pivoted to manufacturing and distributing sanitizing stations, thermometers, face masks and other PPE materials to help protect communities and businesses from Covid-19. In addition, the company designed hundreds of print-ready signs and made them available for free download online. To date, more than 600,000 signs have been downloaded all over the world.

In addition to the “Best of Category” awards, Plum Grove Inc. President and CMO, Kara Lineal, received an honorable mention for the Women in Print Leadership Award. The award recognized women in printing for their contributions to the industry.

The  intensely competitive Great Lakes Graphics Association’s Graphics Excellence Awards (GEAs) represent the largest regional print competition. The Great Lakes Graphics Association (GLGA) is a non-profit association that advocates for and provides services to printers and graphics companies. GLGA represents 13% of the total print market in the United States accounts for combined annual shipments of nearly $19 billion according to the Print Market Atlas.

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About Plum Grove

Plum Grove® empowers businesses to connect with the world, tell their story, build their brands, and promote growth through innovative marketing solutions. The one-stop shop offers over 1 million ways to market your business with award-winning creativity in print, direct mail, trade show exhibits, and promotional swag. With over 40 years of history and experience, and an average employee tenure of more than 15 years, Plum Grove prides itself on both its powerful force of seasoned experts and the strong family values that are the foundation of its culture. To learn more, visit

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