VMA's Cross-Media Chronicles | Issue 25
VMA Cross Media Chronicles
"It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great."
- Tom Hanks, A League of Their Own
At Visual Media Alliance (VMA), we know just how important it is to view creativity as a renewable resource. We're a nonprofit trade association that provides a variety of benefits and money-saving programs to creative, web, marketing and print businesses. Please enjoy our new monthly Cross-Media Chronicles newsletter, featuring the latest industry news, content and free digital downloads.
How Design Firms Grow
Emily Cohen, tenacious designer-turned-project manager and author, shares her story of how full-service design firms are now the way to go and how she succeeded through using her intuition, community and a sense of hard work.
Showcase Awards Competition Gets Put on Hold, Entries Still Accepted
Due to decreased participation, we have decided to put this year’s Showcase Awards Competition on hold until 2020, but the prestigious PIA awards, a national competition, is still accepting entries. Through VMA, participants get a significant discount on every entry.
With Rising Deductibles, Employees May Rely on Workers’ Comp
In the past, employees weren’t utilizing workers comp due to employer-provided health care, confusing paperwork, and stigma. Now, with higher deductibles at work, a study shows that employees may resort to this again. Here’s what you need to know.
Smart Packaging is the on the Rise
The global smart packaging market is set to grow by 5.4% over the next decade to reach $52b by 2025. Consumers want eco-friendly packaging, more information about where their food is coming from, and protection against theft.
March's Featured Member
“I can’t thank you and David enough for being so responsive and helpful! I think we’re really going to be happy that we switched our insurance to VMA! Thanks for being so easy to work with!”

Mary Jacobs
Bookkeeper, Office Manager
FineLine Graphics & Design, Inc.
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