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Dr. Webb to Provide Recession Update in Webinar

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Press release from the issuing company

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, March 25th, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm EDT (-4 GMT).

No-charge registration is available here.

This one-hour event will examine the current state of the economy as the new Administration gets underway and will suggest ways for printing businesses to position themselves for strength as the economy rebounds. Advance questions for the webinar Q&A session can be submitted by visiting WhatTheyThink’s Economics & Research Center and selecting “Ask Dr. Joe.”

“Despite the passage of the economic stimulus bill, there are still many questions about its ultimate impact on the economy,” said Randy Davidson, President, WhatTheyThink. “As would be expected, Dr. Webb has thoughtful opinions, and some good suggestions about the tactics businesses in our industry can use to get through this downturn.”

“As the first 100 days of the Obama administration draw to a close,” said Dr. Webb,  “we will take a fresh look at business conditions, both in the general economy and in the printing industry.  Indications are that printing shipments will continue their downward decline, even as the economy rebounds, as our updated forecast through 2013 will show.  But that does not mean that individual, well-managed businesses cannot grow.  We have some creative and contrarian ideas to present that you will not want to miss.”

Topics to be addressed will include:

  • The recession scorecard:  Where are we now?
  • The latest WhatTheyThink survey of the printing business
  • Contrarian ways to grow your business and confound your competitors
  • Spring forward with Dr. Joe’s latest reading list

“We appreciate MindFireInc’s ongoing commitment to sponsoring our economic outlook webinars, enabling us to bring them to our readers at no charge,” added Davidson.  “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.”

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 PrintCEO.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. 

Last quarter’s webinar can be accessed at: http://members.whattheythink.com/home/webinars/webinar081210.cfm

About MindFireInc

Since 1999, MindFireInc has been the leader in helping marketers link the impact-power of direct mail and other media with the interactive capabilities of the Internet. MindFireInc's flagship product, LookWho'sClicking®, is a web-based application suite that automates the creation, management, and tracking of Marketing Campaigns utilizing Personalized URLs and Landing Pages as well as Pay-per-click and mass media landing pages. The company delivers LookWho’sClicking™ through its expanding network of Solution Partners, which are typically print service providers and agencies. MindFireInc is a privately held company led by a seasoned management team with proven industry success. For more information, please visit www.MindFireInc.com.

About WhatTheyThink.com

WhatTheyThink.com is the printing and publishing industry's leading online 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. Serving a membership base of more than 50,000, WhatTheyThink.com also hosts webinars and live events as well as providing content through a syndication program, which delivers content directly to related websites and through RSS.

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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