Packaging Digest, the preeminent packaging media brand, names Kari Embree as senior digital content editor

Jul 17, 2013, 10:00 ET from UBM Canon

OAK BROOK, Ill., July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Canon and Packaging Digest announce the hiring of Kari Embree as senior digital content editor to deliver relevant and compelling content to their ever-growing digital-savvy audience. Kari will be working closely with Executive Editor Lisa McTigue Pierce and the rest of the talented Packaging Digest team.



Most recently, Kari was Corporate Communications Specialist at The Chamberlain Group (Elmhurst, IL), which consists of $1-billion companies within the $2.5-billion Duchossois Group that design and manufacture residential and commercial products and then market through retail, distributor, dealer and OEM channels. At The Chamberlain Group, Kari maintained online content for both the external website and the internal employee intranet, and wrote and sent out a bi-weekly newsletter.

Kari also has direct experience in business-to-business media publishing. She was Managing Editor for Quality magazine at BNP Media, where she developed and executed new methods of communicating and engaging their audience, including digital publications and e-newsletters. Prior to that, Kari held various editorial positions at Cygnus Business Media, where she successfully launched social media campaigns through the platforms of Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. In addition to strong digital skills, Kari is a seasoned interviewer and creative magazine writer.

"After an intensive search for a strong content leader in the digital realm, we were thrilled when Kari accepted the position. She is clearly able to excel in all media, and will help us continue to serve our market," says Pierce. "For 50 years, Packaging Digest has been the respected Voice of the Packaging Community. We're determined and positioned to lead for another five decades."

"Packaging Digest has established itself as the premier leader in the packaging community," says Embree. "I'm delighted to contribute to its overall success and look forward to developing editorial and creative content across all digital platforms."

Connect with Kari Embree at and 630-481-1424.

About Packaging Digest
Packaging Digest, celebrating 50 years in 2013 as the Voice of the Packaging Community, is the premier media brand covering the packaging industry. Respected worldwide for its timely and extensive coverage of real-world packaging operations, the magazine reaches over 80,000 subscribers who comprise decision makers in engineering, operations and corporate management, as well as design and brand leaders. Through its online presence, Packaging Digest also offers expanded reach via e-newsletters, videos, webcasts and other targeted services, making this brand the vehicle of choice for those seeking to reach the $470 billion global packaging market. Packaging Digest is a media brand of UBM Canon. For more information, visit or; follow us on Twitter @PackagingDigest.

About UBM Canon
UBM Canon LLC, the leading B2B media company dedicated exclusively to the global $3.0 trillion advanced manufacturing sector, helps support the flow of information, commerce and innovation in such sophisticated segments as medical devices and pharmaceutical development. UBM Canon also addresses cutting-edge developments in broader areas of advanced engineering design and manufacturing, and manufacturing processes and packaging. UBM Canon is part of UBM plc (UBM.L) a global provider of media and information services for professional B2B communities and markets.

About UBM plc
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