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PrintForecast Sold to WhatTheyThink.com

The announcement of WhatTheyThink&

By Dr. Joe Webb
Published: March 5, 2007

The announcement of WhatTheyThink's purchase of the assets of Global Forecast Group and my becoming the Director of WTT's brand new Center for Economics and Research was on Print CEO last week. The formal announcement was today. You can access the audio of my recent interview of Randy Davidson where we talk about WhatTheyThink's acquisition of Electronic Publishing, PrintPlanet... and my new role. Click Here My industry blogging will move over to PrintCEOblog.com and also a special blog being set up on the WTT page that will be devoted to the new Center. The free newsletter, PrintForecast Perspective, is being discontinued. The podcast PrintForecast Contrarian View is being reformulated and redesigned for delivery at WhatTheyThink. At this time, the format that we will use has not been determined. This is quite an exciting time for WTT. For years, I believe, what has been going on there has been underestimated by the industry old guard, and it's building up quite a brand, reputation and business. I have been pleased and honored to be part of that, first with "Fridays with Dr. Joe", since moved to Mondays, the economic webinars, and the GraphExpo and Print events. I was dragged kicking and screaming into the Internet by my then business partner Jim Whittington, and I have to say... he was more right than he even suspected at the time. Now that WTT's base is over 50,000, it's quite the industry heavyweight. I'm excited to be part of it.

Dr. Joe Webb is one of the graphic arts industry's best-known consultants, forecasters, and commentators. He is the director of WhatTheyThink's Economics and Research Center.



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