The Pages Of NAFA’s FLEETSolutions Magazine Come Alive In New YouTube Video

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NAFA Fleet Management Association tries out something new for the cover of its January/February 2013 issue of FLEETSolutions magazine -- a trick cover, QR code, and a YouTube video.

AGI wraps NAFA's 2013 Institute & Expo van

“It’s amazing to see the van actually come to life,” said NAFA’s Executive Director Phillip E. Russo, CAE.

Who says print is dead? Certainly not NAFA Fleet Management Association whose January/February 2013 issue of FLEETSolutions magazine bridges the gap between print, online, and live-action video. The new issue features a “trick cover”, which shows a van with its vehicle wrap being stripped. When readers open the cover they are presented with the van fully wrapped in its new look, promoting NAFA’s 2013 Institute & Expo and a QR code that links to a YouTube video showing a real van having its vehicle wrap replaced by a new one. Essentially, the vehicle shown in the magazine comes to life!

Associated Graphics, Inc. of Plain City, OH – a NAFA Affiliate -- performed and filmed the operation, cutting hours of footage into a three-minute video that shows the painstaking process in action. The video begins with a look at the print magazine as the pages turn until the article on vehicle wraps is reached, at which point the camera reveals the real van and the initial removal of the original wrap.

“It’s amazing to see the van actually come to life,” said NAFA’s Executive Director Phillip E. Russo, CAE. “We wanted to do something different with this issue and the topic of vehicle wraps gave us that opportunity. When I first saw the finished video, I was blown away. I immediately thought, ‘How do I get that van?’ I would gladly pay them to let me drive that van for the next four months to promote the conference!”

This was the first time NAFA had ever tried combining print, online, and video within an article, but it won’t be the last. The Association has plans to further the use of video within its publications in 2013, especially within NAFAConnection, the Association’s latest publication, which plans on utilizing video to showcase NAFA Chapters and members in action.

The video showing Associated Graphics, Inc. in action can be viewed at: http://www.nafa.org/nafavan or at NAFA’s YouTube Channel, which is located at http://www.youtube.com/nafafleetmanagement.

About NAFA’s 2013 Institute & Expo
NAFA's annual Institute & Expo will take place April 23-26 at the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, NJ. Fleet managers from throughout the United States and Canada will gather for over 60 hours of educational sessions, opportunities to network with the best and brightest professionals in the industry, and an Expo Floor featuring the latest products and services from the industry. Keynote presentations will be made by Janet Froetscher, President & CEO of the National Safety Council; Derek Daly, former race car driver; and executives from the Detroit 3 (Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler).

About NAFA Fleet Management Association
NAFA is the world’s premier non-profit association for professionals who manage fleets of sedans, public safety vehicles, trucks, and buses of all types and sizes, and a wide range of military and off-road equipment for organizations across the globe. NAFA is the association for the diverse vehicle fleet management profession regardless of organizational type, geographic location or fleet composition. NAFA’s Full and Associate Members are responsible for the specification, acquisition, maintenance and repair, fueling, risk management, and remarketing of more than 3.5 million vehicles including in excess of 1.1 million trucks of which 350 thousand are medium- and heavy-duty trucks. For more information visit http://www.nafa.org

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