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Dr. Joe Webb to Provide New Insights in Economic Outlook Webinar

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Press release from the issuing company

Event Sponsored by the WhatTheyThink Speakers Bureau

Lexington, Kentucky USA -- WhatTheyThink.com today announced the opportunity for industry professionals to attend a free printing industry economic webinar with forecaster and commentator Dr. Joe Webb. The event will be held Wednesday, September 23rd, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm EDT (-4 GMT).

No-charge registration is available here.

This one-hour event will include the latest data and analysis relative to the state of the economy and present a picture of what is ahead for print and media in 2010.. Advance questions for the webinar Q&A session can be submitted by visiting WhatTheyThink’s Economics & Research Center and selecting “Ask Dr. Joe.”

“As we begin to see economic recovery,” said Randy Davidson, President, WhatTheyThink, “it will be important for owners and managers of printing companies to seriously consider the reshaping of their businesses for new market realities of 2010 and 2011.  Dr. Webb will provide specific insights that can help in this process as we approach the fourth quarter of the year.”

“The fourth quarter is likely to be a make-or-break proposition for too many print businesses” said Dr. Webb, “but it is also a time of opportunity for those who are making perceptive investments for the future.  Regardless of what happens with the economy, there are profit-making opportunities and we will highlight those in the session, along with the results of our latest reader survey.”

Topics to be addressed will include:

  • The shape of the recovery: V, W, rocket, submarine, or a big fat zero?
  • What's ahead for print and media in 2010
  • Print technology investment survey
  • Print '09: How did we do? What does it mean?
  • Dr. Joe's Highly Colorful Fall reading list

“This session will be available in the archive, along with all of our other educational sessions, so that business owners and managers can revisit the content at any time,” added Davidson.  “In addition, the WhatTheyThink Speakers Bureau offers knowledgeable speakers, including Dr. Webb, that can bring value to meetings and events as businesses continue to look for innovative ways to rethink their markets and strategies.”

Dr. Joe Webb is the director of WhatTheyThink.com's Economics and Research Center, where managers, researchers and analysts can find free and premium content about industry trends, including forecasts and more. Dr. Webb is a recognized marketing authority, forecaster and one of the best known speakers in our industry. He also contributes a weekly column at WhatTheyThink.com for Premium Access Members entitled “Mondays with Dr. Joe” as well as a regular writer on PrintCEOblog.com.

Participants will be able to participate in Dr. Joe Webb’s presentation using a standard Internet browser with streaming audio through a PC or Mac. 

Register for this free event

Last quarter’s webinar can be accessed at: http://members.whattheythink.com/home/webinars/webinar090610.cfm

About WhatTheyThink

WhatTheyThink is the printing and publishing industry's leading media organization; offering a wide range of publications delivering unbiased, real-time market intelligence, industry news, economic and trend analysis, peer-to-peer communication, and special reports on emerging technology and critical events. WhatTheyThink also hosts webinars and live events that are timely and relevant o today's busy industry executives along with consulting and speaker services that leverage a talented pool of writers and industry analysts.

WhatTheyThink consists of flagship site WhatTheyThink.com, discussion forum site PrintPlanet.com, and industry blog PrintCEO.com.

Through the WhatTheyThink Speakers Bureau, expert speakers are available for private company planning sessions and sales meetings, customer and dealer events, and association membership programs. WhatTheyThink also supports the speakers programs by assisting in the promotion of the events through its web sites and e-mail programs, if desired.

About Dr. Joe Webb

Dr. Joe Webb is the director of WhatTheyThink.com's Economics and Research Center, where managers, researchers and analysts can find free and premium content about industry trends, including forecasts and more. Dr. Webb is a 30-year graphic arts veteran, a recognized marketing authority, forecaster and one of the best known speakers in our industry. He is known for his ability to interpret the latest market conditions in the graphic communications industries and translate what they mean for executives and their strategic decisions.  Since January 2003, his "Mondays with Dr. Joe" column has been a must-read feature on WhatTheyThink.com.

He is a Ph.D. graduate of the NYU Center for Graphic Communications Management and Technology (1987) and serves on the Center's Board of Advisors. He holds an MBA in Management Information Systems from Iona College (1981) and was a magna cum laude graduate in Managerial Sciences and Marketing from Manhattan College (1978), and was a member of the economics honor society. He has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in marketing, market research, quantitative analysis, business policy, and organizational behavior. He started in the industry with Agfa's Graphic Systems Division and was later a marketing executive with Chemco Photoproducts, entering consulting full time in 1987. Among his publications is the controversial "Renewing the Print Industry: A Contrarian's Constructive Perspective." 

 

 

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