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Hear Dr. Joe Webb’s Contrarian Outlook on the Recovery and What’s Ahead in Upcoming Economic Outlook Webinar

Monday, November 23, 2009

Press release from the issuing company

Event Sponsored by the WhatTheyThink Peer Groups

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, December 9th, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm EST (-5 GMT).

No-charge registration is available at the webinar registration page.

During this one-hour event, Dr. Joe will provide insight into where we are relative to the state of the economy and discuss what printers should expect—and be doing—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.”

“We are all tired of this sluggish economy,” said Randy Davidson, President, WhatTheyThink. “Dr. Webb will let us know what to expect in the coming year.  Whether the news is positive or not, we know Dr. Joe calls it as he sees it. Industry executives don't need sugar-coated forecasts, They need objective and independent perspectives. Dr. Joe’s track record has been excellent in this respect.”

“There is no lack of economic news,’” said Dr. Webb, “I will share with you what the economic reports are NOT saying.  I will also be discussing the ongoing evolution of our industry and what printers should be doing to evolve their businesses as well.  This last economic webinar of the year is usually the most important because managers have one last chance to fine-tune their approach for the new year.”

Specifically, he will discuss:

  • It’s been a year since the collapse, and two years since the recession officially started. Where are we now?
  • What the economic reports aren’t saying: A contrarian look at the recovery, what the fine print of the economic data really show, and what’s ahead
  • The “new” printing industry (again), and what printers will be doing in 2010
  • Dr. Joe’s Winter Reading List: Hot topics for a cold winter.

“This session will be available in the archive, along with all of our other educational sessions, so business owners and managers can revisit the content at any time,” added Davidson.  “In addition, by joining a WhatTheyThink peer group, printers can take advantage of real-time knowledge sharing with peers in a safe environment. Peer groups allow members to openly and frankly discuss many of the issues raised in WhatTheyThink webinars presented by Dr. Webb and others, as well as finding support in managing change and growing profitably.”

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. 2010 marks the beginning of Dr. Joe’s eighth year of being associated with WhatTheyThink.

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 here.

Register for this free webinar

About WhatTheyThink

WhatTheyThink.com 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. 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.

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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