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WhatTheyThink Economic Outlook Webinar Discussed What to Expect in 2011 and 2012

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Press release from the issuing company

Dr. Joe Webb Forecast and Insight Excellent Basis for 2011 Planning

Lexington, Kentucky USA - WhatTheyThink.com today reported that nearly 200 industry professionals registered to attend a free printing industry economic webinar with forecaster and commentator Dr. Joe Webb. The event was held Wednesday, December 8th.

The webinar archive is available at the webinar archive page.

During this one-hour event, Dr. Joe presented the latest economic outlook for 2011 as well as offered a quick view of what to expect in 2012.  He also shared WhatTheyThink’s latest print business conditions survey and talked about the potential impact of the November election results.

“There was a tremendous amount of great information in this session,” said Randy Davidson, President, WhatTheyThink. “For those who were not able to attend live, we encourage them to review the archive.  Businesses need all the insight they can get from reliable sources such as Dr. Webb as they do their planning for 2011 and beyond.”

“The economy is still in an L-shaped recovery,” said Dr. Webb. “But some positive economic changes may be ahead.  We in the printing industry should use this breathing room to continue restructuring. We also have the opportunity to jump on location-based new media, becoming experts in this emerging opportunity before it goes mainstream.”

Specifically, Dr. Webb discussed:

  • The latest economic forecast for 2011 with a brief look at 2012
  • How November's election results may (or may not) play out for the economy
  • The media outlook for 2011
  • Our latest survey of printers' business conditions and their plans for 2011
  • A good winter reading list to curl up with in front of the fire

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.

The last economic outlook webinar can be accessed at: http://whattheythink.com/webinars/webinar.cfm?id=135

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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