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Dr. Joe Webb Provides New Insights in Economic Outlook Webinar

Friday, September 25, 2009

Press release from the issuing company

Event Sponsored by the WhatTheyThink Speakers Bureau

Lexington, Kentucky USA -- WhatTheyThink.com reported that more than 300 industry professionals registered to attend a free printing industry economic webinar with forecaster and commentator Dr. Joe Webb. The event was held September 23rd, 2009.

The free webinar archive can be accessed on Webinar archive page.

This one-hour event includes the latest data and analysis relative to the state of the economy and presented a picture of what is ahead for print and media in 2010..

“It is not likely that the Fed will raise rates before the end of next year, even though they should do it sooner,” said Dr. Joe Webb.  “In fact, during our session the Fed actually made this announcement. They have backed themselves into a corner with the flow of money into the economy and there are simply not enough products and services to absorb those funds.  Although the Fed indicates they believe inflation is under control, I do not agree.  In addition, while many of the indicators, especially from the ISM, are improving, we still have a lot of ground to cover and it will take quite a while to make up that ground to see a full recovery.  Even though we are at the bottom of the recession, and it is going to look like we will be climbing out of it, but it will be very sluggish.  It does appears that the bottom for our industry was the second quarter of this year, but we won’t, of course, know that for sure for another quarter or two.”

Topics addressed included:

  • The shape of the recovery: which letter is it, V, W, or something else?
  • What's ahead for print and media in 2010
  • Print business conditions survey
  • Printers' use of social media and their intent to have social media management as part of their business offerings
  • Print '09: How did we do? What does it mean?
  • Dr. Joe's Fall reading list

“As always, our listeners appreciate Dr. Joe’s insight and honesty as he presents these economic outlooks,” said Randy Davidson, President, WhatTheyThink. “The data and insight presented in this session should be carefully considered as companies make their plans for next year.

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. In addition, the WhatTheyThink Speakers Bureau, accessible via the Services tab on the WhatTheyThink home page, 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.

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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