You will need to be in the Publisher user group to access the Publisher sections of the forum. We do this so that publishers are free to chat about the industry without worrying about who might be reading. We want this forum to be a safe space for all members, so that means that whether you're a frequent poster or a lurker (both are welcome) or reading something in an open forum or a Publisher-only section, we trust everyone to respect each other's privacy and not share anything from this forum in the outside world.
The easiest way to get verified as a Publisher is to make sure that the email address on your forum account is linked to your company's domain. For example, if you run The Card Co and your website is www.thecardco.com then if your forum email address is firstname.lastname@example.org you are good to go. If you have already registered with your company domain then you don't need to do anything else.
If you have already registered with a different email address then you can change your linked email in the account settings section. You will need to make sure you click the link that gets emailed to you to verify.
Alternatively if you use a gmail/hotmail/yahoo email address, as long as the email used can be found on your website, that is also fine.
If this is an issue for whatever reason then send a message to @Jamie and we will try and sort something out to get you verified.
Once your email is setup it is just a case of waiting. Adding people to the Publisher user group is done manually so you might have to wait a little bit, but we will try and get you sorted as soon as possible. Feel free to give us a nudge by posting in this thread or by sending a direct message to me.
Note that your linked email address is only visible to admins and mods and once you have been added to the Publisher user group you can change it back to whatever you like.