For Immediate Release:
Mead® and Five Star® Brands Join the TeacherLists.com Site for the 2013 Back-to-School Season
Mead® and Five Star® brands and TeacherLists.com support
America’s teachers and families
Wrentham, MA (June 18, 2013) – TeacherLists.com – the largest and fastest-growing web service connecting parents to their children’s school supply and teacher wish lists – is pleased to announce the addition of Mead® and Five Star® as proud sponsors of the growing effort to make back-to-school planning easier for parents and families.
Mead® and Five Star® are now the exclusive notebook, binder, filler paper and folder sponsor of TeacherLists.com and will work with TeacherLists.com to make the exciting service known to even more teachers and families in 2013 and beyond.
School supply lists have been a staple of the back-to-school experience for millions of families for decades, and Mead® and Five Star® notebooks and accessories have been on those lists as brands teachers trust and recommend for just as long. Now – through the new TeacherLists.com service – those lists are easier for teachers to post and share and easier for parents to find.
“We couldn’t be more excited about adding Mead® and Five Star® to our TeacherLists.com family,” said TeacherLists.com Founder Tim Sullivan. “These high quality brands fit perfectly with our goal of making back-to-school planning simpler for everyone. Mead® and Five Star® products – notebooks, binders, filler paper and folders – are already synonymous with back-to-school shopping, and TeacherLists.com is becoming so too.”
The TeacherLists.com concept is simple: teachers and schools can use the service to easily post their school supply and teacher wish lists online. And parents – with just a click or two – can find exactly the lists they need from any computer, tablet or smartphone. Parents can print the lists or view them easily on a mobile device right in the store. Mead® and Five Star® help expand the reach and engagement for schools up to the high school level making Teacherlists.com a total school system solution, from PreK-12.
“Working with TeacherLists.com is a perfect fit for our Mead® and Five Star® brands,” said Kelli Widdifield, vice president of product & brand marketing for Mead® and Five Star®. “With over 100 years of experience in the education space and as the most recognized and trusted school supplies brands in our categories, we truly understand the needs of students, parents, and, of course, teachers! We are thrilled about the opportunity this partnership provides to speak directly to teachers and in helping them recommend the best possible products for their students.”
Launched in 2012, TeacherLists.com already boasts – by far – the largest database available of current school supply and teacher wish lists, with lists from more than 170,000 classrooms and more than 20,000 schools (from all 50 states) live on the site. Teachers and schools that get active with the site – by posting their lists and sharing those lists with parents using the site’s sharing tools – earn free bonus supplies from TeacherLists.com’s growing sponsor list. Elmer’s glue, Wet Ones® Antibacterial Hand Wipes, Dixie®, Westcott® Scissors and Kleenex® Brand tissues are additional sponsors of the growing back-to-school solution.
The site is taking an annual chore for every parent – finding those lists and getting the supplies their children need – and making it easier for all. For a complete look at TeacherLists.com or to easily post or find lists, visit www.teacherlists.com
Launched in 2012 by the parent involvement experts at School Family Media, Inc., TeacherLists.com is the largest and fastest-growing web service connecting parents to their children’s school supply and teacher wish lists. Completely free for all, TeacherLists.com is making back-to-school easier for parents, teachers, schools and all those who have to find and use these lists every school year. , TeacherLists.com is committed to encouraging and helping teachers and parents to work together to make classrooms great for students. TeacherLists.com
The Mead® name is the most recognizable brand in school supplies in theUnited States. The brand is an industry leader in trend analysis and combines a legacy of consistency with both basic and fashion-forward notebooks, folders, binders, planners, journals and more. Its student products help make learning in the classroom fun and school work easy to organize. Current pop culture licenses include Justin Bieber and Angry Birds. Some school supply lines under the Mead family of brands include Trapper® and PRO® Platinum. Mead® is part of the ACCO Brands family of school and office supplies.
About Five Star
Since 1984, Five Star® has delivered durable, innovative school supplies and organizational gear that empower students who strive to succeed socially and academically. From notebooks to binders to folders to pencil pouches, Five Star® continuously develops innovative solutions that keep up with students’ busy lives and ever-changing needs. Five Star® is Built Strong to Last Long™. Five Star® is part of the ACCO Brands family of school and office supplies.
About ACCO Brands
ACCO Brands Corporation is one of the world’s largest suppliers of branded office and consumer products and print finishing solutions. Our widely recognized brands include AT-A-GLANCE®, Day-Timer®, Five Star®, GBC®, Hilroy, Kensington®, Marbig, Mead®, NOBO, Quartet®, Rexel, Swingline®, Tilibra, Wilson Jones® and many others. We design, market and sell products in more than 100 countries around the world. More information about ACCO Brands can be found at www.accobrands.com.
Kati Elliott, Public Relations for TeacherLists.com
Rachael Ballard, Public Relations for TeacherLists.com