Published May 22, 2014
Cary Sherburne talks to Dennis Riggs, President and CEO of Mound Printing in Miamisburg, Ohio. They discuss why they got into wide format with the Vutek line. They also discuss their use and experience with the Pace MIS system.
Published May 15, 2014
Jim Tomblinson, VP of Operations at Modern Litho, talks to Cary Sherburne about what is new at the company. They talk about a recent acquisition and how that's affecting their operations using EFI OPS web-to-print solution.
Published May 13, 2014
Craig Curran, VP of Sales at Nosco, talks to Cary Sherburne about the company and their production platform. We learn about Nosco's position in the labels and packaging segment and how they are utilizing HP technology.
Published May 8, 2014
In Part One of this two-part series, we discussed how printing companies are responding to changing market dynamics to future-proof their businesses, and offered some of the questions you may consider asking to stimulate new customer conversations. In Part Two, we look at people, processes and technology required to successfully and profitably change the conversation and deliver new services.
Published May 8, 2014
Marc Olin, COO at EFI, talks to Cary Sherburne about his stint as interim CFO and now Chief Operating Officer. They discuss new ideas about expanding the company into new areas and how they are handling different integration issues internally.
Published April 29, 2014
Recently, WhatTheyThink joined more than 7,000 marketing professionals from more than 30 countries at the Adobe Summit in Salt Lake City. This is the world’s largest digital marketing conference, according to Adobe. It was a great place to network with marketers, benefit from great content and learn what marketers are thinking about the future of business communications and where their challenges lie.
Published April 29, 2014
Jim Benedict, Direct of Marketing at GLS, talks about the different applications they've developed using their newly acquired HP 10000 press.
Published April 17, 2014
Robbie McDaniel, President of PSP, talks to Cary Sherburne about his business and their full transition to digital using HP technology. They also discuss why PSP picked HP as a partner.
Published April 15, 2014
On a recent visit to Salt Lake City, I had the pleasure of spending time at Hudson Printing. The company’s tagline is Reinvent Print, and it boasts a Director of Innovation. Read more about my visit and the great things happening at Hudson Printing.
Published April 10, 2014
Three weeks into his new job as Kodak’s Chief Executive Officer and a member of its Board of Directors, Jeffrey L. Clarke conducted a briefing with the printing trade media. WhatTheyThink’s Senior Editor Cary Sherburne was on the line and shares some of the thoughts and insights from the call.
Published April 8, 2014
Ron Gizzo, COO of Visual Marking Systems, talks to Cary Sherburne about the business and their acquisition of an HP Latex 3000.
Published April 3, 2014
At Dscoop9, the organization debuted Dscoop University, a member educational initiative announced last year that has come to fruition in a big way. Senior Editor Cary Sherburne provides insight for our readers into the competitive advantage that this offering provides for Dscoop members.
Published April 2, 2014
In Part One of this Two-Part series, learn how to “up your game” in sales by changing the customer conversation. Are you “talking the talk” and “walking the walk” in a way that reflects the way marketers approach their day? In Part Two, we will look at the people, process and technology required to successfully and profitably change customer relationship dynamics.
Published March 25, 2014
Rob Mayerson, General Manager of Digital for Sandy Alexander, talks to Cary Sherburne about the company and their growth into digital services. Rob also discusses being the beta for the HP Indigo 10000 and the current largest install base.
Published March 13, 2014
HP's David Murphy kicks off a series of HP sponsored videos as Cary Sherburne talks to Gary Garner, Chairman and CEO of GLS, about the GLS business and how the leverage HP equipment to diversify their product offerings.
Published March 7, 2014
Senior Editor Cary Sherburne interviews Celebrity Cruises about its first-ever set of digital vacation planning apps and what they mean for brochures and other printed materials. Most of what we have written about Adobe DPS and other publishing app makers has been focused on digital magazine issues. This story takes digital publishing deeper into print territory. Is it good news or bad for print?
Published March 5, 2014
Industry veteran Ramesh Ratan joined Bell and Howell as its CEO in January of 2014. He previously held executive positions with the DMA and Pitney Bowes, among others. Senior Editor Cary Sherburne speaks with him about Bell and Howell’s current state and it strategies for the future.
Published February 27, 2014
Chris Harrold, VP of Business Development and Creative Director at Mohawk, talks about the emerging cultural movement of "makers" which is bringing craftsmanship to the forefront. He also discusses moo.com, which is growing print using the web.
Published February 18, 2014
Patrick Kerr, Technical Product Manager for Kodak, talks to Cary Sherburne about their partnership with EFI and what that means to their customers.
Published February 17, 2014
Since its launch in March of 2011, Adobe’s Digital Publishing Suite has captured a significant market share of digital magazine issues (Adobe claims 80% of top 100 magazines on iTunes) and we have followed its progress both in terms of added features and results for publishers. This article by Senior Editor Cary Sherburne takes a look at another option for digital magazine publishing. Mag+ launched in 2010. Mag+ premiered on the first iPads in April 2010 with PopularScience and has recently attracted former MPA Senior Vice President, Digital Strategy & Initiatives Ethan Grey as its Director of Product Strategy.
Published February 13, 2014
About 1,500 people descended on the Wynn Las Vegas for Connect 2014 at the end of January. WhatTheyThink captured lots of video interviews (watch for them!) and had an opportunity to participate in the event as well. Here are a few Connect 2014 thoughts, including an interview with Benny Landa, who joined EFI CEO Guy Gecht in making an exciting announcement re: Landa Digital Printing.
Published February 11, 2014
In Part Three of our Dscoop series, WhatTheyThink Senior Editor Cary Sherburne speaks with John Tenwinkel, Director of Dscoop University, for a sneak peek into its debut at the upcoming Dscoop9 conference and what it will mean for Dscoop members worldwide.
Published February 4, 2014
Chris Petro is an innovator and thought leader in the digital printing industry and has given selflessly of his time to Dscoop over the past several years, currently serving as the Chairman of the Global Board of Directors as well as running his own multinational business, GlobalSoft Digital Solutions. WhatTheyThink Senior Editor Cary Sherburne recently spoke with Petro to learn more about what is happening with Dscoop on a global basis, and new developments he expects for the future.
Published January 28, 2014
It’s hard to believe that we are already in the 9th year of the Dscoop conference, the highly successful annual event for the Dscoop independent HP user group. Senior Editor Cary Sherburne spoke with both the Executive Director of Dscoop Mike Fogarty and Conference Chair Gary Garner, Chairman & CEO of GLS Companies, to find out why Dscoop9 is being positioned as the “Best Ever” and what the organization has done to keep its momentum going.
Xerox Appoints Jacobson to New COO Role for Technology Business, Promotes Copley to President, Graphic Communications Business Group
Published January 14, 2014
Xerox announced a significant organizational change, creating a new position as Chief Operating Officer for its Technology (versus Services) Business for industry veteran Jeff Jacobson, who joined Xerox in 2012 as President of Xerox’s Graphic Communications Operation. Andrew Copley, who joined Xerox 18 months ago, will step into the role vacated by Jacobson. Senior Editor Cary Sherburne spoke with Copley in an exclusive WhatTheyThink interview to get the inside scoop.