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  • 15 Aug 2022

Labels & Labeling appoints Chelsea McDougall new editor

Chelsea McDougall appointed editor

Chelsea McDougall has taken over as the new group managing editor for Labels & Labeling and content director for Labelexpo Global Series at Tarsus Group, the leading publication and event portfolio for the global label and package printing industry.

McDougall previously was the North America editor for the magazine before taking a short respite to lead the content marketing efforts at a growing label and packaging supplier. 

In addition to overseeing the magazine's production and leading a team of global editors, she will also head up educational content for the Labelexpo Global Series portfolio in her new role. This includes conferences, master classes and the Label Academy. McDougall will be based out of Tarsus Group’s Chicago office.

She is the magazine’s fourth editor in its 40-year history. McDougall replaces outgoing group managing editor James Quirk.

McDougall said: ‘I am honored to be back serving the readers of Labels & Labeling and taking on the baton from James. The magazine team’s continued dedication to bringing the best label and packaging industry news, analysis and features has made ­— and kept — Labels & Labeling as a leader in our industry for four decades. I look forward to continuing that tradition while helping the magazine build upon its global reach and bring educational content to readers in new and exciting ways.’

Jade Grace, portfolio director of Tarsus’ Labels and Packaging division, added: ‘I am delighted to have Chelsea back on board with Tarsus Group. She brings with her a unique industry experience and extensive technical knowledge. She is a well-respected industry figure and has cultivated invaluable relationships during her career. All of this will be vital in building upon the success of Labels & Labeling and our growing suite of leading shows for the global label and package printing industry.'

'Educating the industry and ensuring it stays abreast of the latest trends is increasingly important in these ever-changing times. Chelsea’s role will be vital as we further develop new ways of delivering inspiring educational content to the industry,' said Andy Thomas-Emans, strategic director of Tarsus’ labels and packaging division.

McDougall has a 16-year career as a print journalist, previously covering crime and legal affairs for a Chicago-area media group before joining Tarsus Group in 2016. She has been featured in Associated Press, CNN, Huffington Post, and local news publications.

McDougall will be on-site at the upcoming Labelexpo Americas in Chicago as part of the L&L global team covering the show.


The Labels & Labeling global editorial team covers every corner of the world from Europe and the Americas, to India, Asia, Southeast Asia and Australasia with all the latest news from the label and package printing market.

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