In This Issue... 

Spreading the Word

   A Marketing Communications

E-Newsletter from

Next Step Communications, Inc.


Volume 11, Issue 1

May 2019



Dear Friends:


Welcome to 'Spreading the Word', an e-newsletter from Next Step Communications, Inc.  


Our goal with 'Spreading the Word' is to provide you with helpful information and ideas for promoting your company.  If you want help with any marketing communications task or just need some advice, contact Greg Hannoosh at +1-207-703-0343 or, or Mitch Hannoosh at +1-978-609-2176 or, anytime. 




About Next Step Communications

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Next Step Communications Inc. is a full-service, business-to-business marketing communications firm that specializes in serving clients in the plastics, packaging, electronics and other industries.  Founded in 1996, the company provides services for businesses worldwide and is headquartered in Kittery Point, Maine USA. 







Contact Us

Need help? Contact Next Step anytime to discuss your advertising, PR, and overall marketing communications needs!
Next Step Communications, Inc.
40 Goodwin Road
Kittery Point, ME 03905
Tel: 207-703-0343

Greg Hannoosh, President
Mitch Hannoosh, Marketing Specialist

About Greg Hannoosh 
Next Step President Greg Hannoosh
Greg Hannoosh is the Founder and President of Next Step Communications Inc.   Greg provides creative direction on all projects and handles all public relations activities for Next Step's clients.  

About Mitch Hannoosh

As a Marketing Specialist at Next Step, Mitch works on a wide variety of projects for the agency, from advertisements to press releases, literature and trade show support. He is an expert in social media and e-marketing and helps clients establish, improve and maintain their presence in those areas. He joined Next Step in January 2012.

Quote of the Day
"Whether I start or come off the bench makes no difference to me. My game has always been go as hard as I can as long as I can"

John Havlicek
(1940 - 2019)

'Marketing 101 with Next Step Communications'
Latest iD Additives Blog Features Q&A with Greg Hannoosh
Plastics News Publisher Brennan Lafferty (left) with the four finalists for PN Marketing Campaign of the Year.  Nick Sotos, President of iD Additives is second from the right.

Last October our client iD Additives was a finalist in the Plastics News 'Marketing Campaign of the Year' competition, and was honored at the PN Marketing Summit in Chicago, an event that Next Step has sponsored, exhibited at, and presented at since its inception in 2016.   Carolyn Sotos at iD Additives wanted to talk with us about our efforts in helping get them recognized; it turned into a Q&A on Next Step's background, our thoughts on marketing communications, and more:

Nick Sotos and Greg Hannoosh at the Plastics News Marketing Summit
We're now in our 23rd year of helping companies like iD Additives get the most out of their marketing programs.   Contact us  anytime if you'd like to discuss how we can help your company do the same!

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Trade Show Season and Integrated Marketing
Next Step Supports Clients at Numerous Industry Events

It's been a busy Spring for Next Step as many of our clients have exhibited at major industry trade shows.  In addition to booth design and graphics support, Next Step supports its clients with a multifaceted marketing approach including PR, Advertising, E-marketing, Social Media and more to help them get the most exposure from their trade show investment.  

In April, Next Step was at the huge ProMat/Automate show in Chicago, providing PR services to support Trelleborg Wheel Systems.

Marc Margossian  (right) of Trelleborg Wheel Systems shows Kristina Lorio and Randy Green of RDG Media their latest tire compounds at ProMat 2019

The same week, we went to Louisville to attend the International Converting Exhibition (ICE), where three Next Step clients were exhibiting (Corotec Corporation, Goldenrod Corporation, and New Era Converting Machinery Inc.). 

New Era Converting Machinery Once Again Featured the Largest Booth with the Most Machinery at ICE USA
Goldenrod Corporation's VP of Sales, David Sullivan being interviewed for a video presentation at ICE 2019

This week in Cleveland, the first Compounding World Expo will take place.  Produced by AMI and Compounding World magazine, this show and conference is co-located with the Plastics Extr
usion World Expo and Plastics Recycling World Expo.  Next Step is promoting two of its clients, BPC Toll Compounding and Blending and ENTEK Extruders at this show.

The first in a new series of ads for ENTEK was produced by Next Step and launched in industry publications leading up to the Compounding World Expo
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Is your company active on social media yet?  We hope so. If not, contact us to help you get started.  We have helped dozens of companies get up and running on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and more.  We support all of our clients by posting regular content to expand their reach and keep their messaging fresh.

If you're not on social media yet, you should be.  Give us a call today.
Recent Notable PR on Next Step Clients

BPC Toll Compounding & Blending 

HAHN Plastics Automation Inc.
iD Additives Inc.

Tormach Inc.

Trelleborg Wheel Systems


Wittmann Battenfeld
Happy Spring!
We love when our clients come to visit!  ENTEK's Tammy Straw stopped by on a recent trip to the Boston area  and we made time for a quick walk to the beach with Vince!

After a long winter we're happy to finally have some warm weather arriving (slowly) here in Maine!  As most of you know we are big Boston sports fans and we are living the dream with the Celtics and Bruins advancing in the playoffs, and the Red Sox back in action as well.  We hope you are enjoying this great time of year too.
Thanks for reading, and we'll be back in touch soon! 

Greg Hannoosh
Next Step Communications Inc.

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