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Hear Dr. Joe Webb's Fresh Look at Printing & Publishing Business Conditions in Upcoming Economic Outlook Webinar

Monday, August 30, 2010

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Event Sponsored by the WhatTheyThink Economic Advisory Service

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 15, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm EDT (-5 GMT).

No-charge registration is available at the webinar registration page

During this one-hour event, Dr. Joe will provide a first look at what the industry and the economy at large might expect in 2011 as well as share WhatTheyThink's latest print business conditions survey. Advance questions for the webinar Q&A session can be submitted by visiting WhatTheyThink's Economics & Research Center and selecting "Ask Dr. Joe."

"By mid-September most companies will be kicking off their 2011 planning process," said Randy Davidson, President, WhatTheyThink. "This timely session will provide valuable insight that can guide those deliberations."

"It seems we have been in a sideways recovery for some time; it's frustrating for managers, employees, and consumers. Yet slow growth periods are often times of great structural and technological change," said Dr. Webb. "It's clear that our industry is going through a deep restructuring that is starting to restore profits, and that the competition from alternative media is becoming more interesting every day. I will address these and other topics in this session."

Specifically, he will discuss:

  • The economic recovery: Is the "new normal" getting old?
  • The latest survey of print's business conditions and capital investment intentions
  • What 2011 holds for the restructuring print business, print's media competition, and the overall economy

"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. "Dr. Webb will also be kicking off the second annual Print CEO Forum in Chicago on October 2nd. Space is limited so be sure to register today."

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. This is Dr. Joe's eighth year of association 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.

Register for this free webinar

The last economic outlook webinar can be accessed at: http://whattheythink.com/webinars/webinar.cfm?id=128

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 as well as providing content through a syndication program, which delivers content directly to related websites.

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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