The top ten packaging influencers in Q3 2019, revealed by GlobalData

From Packaging Innovations to JoAnn Hines, leading data and analytics company GlobalData has identified the top packaging influencers in Q3 2019, based on data research from the company’s Influencer platform.

1. Packaging Innovations

Packaging Innovations is a packaging event organised by Easyfairs, a UK-based organiser of multi-format events. The company organises events to connect the packaging value chain in local markets.

On 11th September, @EasyfairsPACK tweeted: “Come and see PlasticFree Land at Packaging Innovations! https://www.standard.co.uk/futurelondon/theplasticfreeproject/a-plastic-planet-introduces-plasticfreeland-at-olympia-s-packaging-innovations-show-a4232501.html … #PACK2019 #sustainability”, which collected ten likes and four retweets.

2. Domino Printing UK

Domino Printing is a coding, marking, and printing products provider headquartered in the UK. Founded in 1978, the company is a subsidiary of Brother Industries, an electronics and electrical equipment company based in Japan.

On 24th September, @DominoPrint_UK tweeted: “Manufacturers, have you ever considered the use of automatic print inspection for your production lines? https://www.domino-printing.com/en/blog/2019/automa”, which saw one retweet.

3. Leading Futurists

Leading Futurists provides insights on the packaging industry to corporations, government agencies, trade and professional associations, and non-profit organisations. It was founded by John Mahaffie, a speaker and consultant, and Jennifer Jarratt, an author and recognised thought leader, in 1997.

On 26th September 2019 @packfutur tweeted: “Changing consumers’ habits? PepsiCo moving away from single-use plastic bottles with SodaStream, and encouraging consumers to use their own re-usable bottles https://www.foodnavigator-usa.com/Article/2019/09/24/PepsiCo-We-re-radically-reinventing-how-we-think-about-packaging?utm_source=newsletter_daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=25-Sep-2019&c=X7O9lU6440qdzZFWe3WEMQ%3D%3D&p2= …”, which gained six likes and one retweet.

4. Weber Packaging

Weber Packaging Solutions offers high-quality labelling and coding solutions of all shapes and sizes across all industrial sectors. It was originally founded as Weber Addressing Machine Company in 1932.

On 19th September, @WeberPackaging tweeted: “Weber has experience designing and printing labels for the craft beer industry and can help all brewers from start-ups to large mega corporations. Download the New Craft Beer Label Idea Book http://bit.ly/2Q63t3i #craftbeerebook”, which collected three likes and one retweet.

5. Mark Spaulding

Mark Spaulding is the associate publisher and editor-in-chief at Converting Quarterly, the official and technical journal for the Association of International Metallizers, Coaters & Laminators.

On 13th September, @CnvCurmudgeon tweeted: “@TLMI printTHINK #Environmental Panel: Grand Rapids Label achieved 75% landfill avoidance in 2018, aiming for 80% in 2019; need to know what’s in your wastestream; Gaylords work, no baler is really necessary; 40 Gaylords/truck meets recyclers’ parameters. #recycling #labels”, which gained two likes and two retweets.

6. A&M Tape and Packaging

A&M Tape & Packaging is a manufacturer and distributor of corrugated, packaging, and shipping products. Founded in 1977, the company’s main distribution centre is located in Florida, US.

On 17th September 2019, @AMTAPE tweeted: “Where Your Old #Cardboard Boxes End Up https://www.wsj.com/video/where-your-old-cardboard-boxes-end-up/323BF89A-3473-490E-9E0D-461282DE0BD2.html …#recycling #packaging The Wall Street Journal ‎@WSJ”, which collected one like and two retweets.

7. Packaging of the World

Packaging of the World (POTW) is a packaging design blog that publishes creative and unique projects from global agencies to make it available to students and designers.

On 4th September 2019, @packagings tweeted: “Our packaging needed to convey an emotional, human message but be functional at the same time.”
RICEMAN #packagingdesign by Backbone Brandinghttps://www.packagingoftheworld.com/2019/09/riceman.html…”, which attracted 28 likes and 11 retweets.

8. Tri-Star Packaging

Tri-Star Packaging, a food packaging manufacturer headquartered in Middlesex, UK, was founded by Kevin Curran and Kevin Prosser in 1990. The company is one of the major packaging suppliers for to-go food products.

On 6th September 2019, @TriStar_Pkg tweeted, “Protecting the environment for future generations is increasingly important to Millennials & Gen Z. Key trends such as food waste, traceability & local continuing to grow. The war on plastic is moving forward as brands make packaging sustainable to attract the loyalty of Gen Z.”, which collected three likes and two retweets.

9. Tim Sykes

Tim Sykes is currently the head of content at Packaging Europe, a website offering news and analysis related to packaging. Tim has experience in publishing, journalism, packaging, product development, and business development.

On 25th September 2019, @PackEuropeTim tweeted: “Thank you @PackagingEurope for recognizing our recycling sorting technology project, HolyGrail, in the “Driving the Circular Economy” category at #FachPack2019. We look forward to continued collaboration with our partners to improve recycling efforts!”, which gained 19 likes and seven retweets.

10. JoAnn Hines

JoAnn Hines is a packaging expert and consultant with more than 40 years of experience in the packaging industry. She shares the latest trends, technologies, and innovations in the packaging industry that are required for businesses to sell their products.

On 6th September, @packagingdiva tweeted, “The latest Packaging Design Daily! https://paper.li/packagingdiva/1343224363?edition_id=272a20b0-d0ae-11e9-8947-002590a5ba2d …Thanks to @JohnsByrne @TricorBraun”, which collected one like and one retweet.

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