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Economic Data from WhatTheyThink, Leading Printing Executives Into the Future

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

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Director of WhatTheyThink's Economics & Research Center Dr. Joe Webb: Best Source for Industry Trends/Forecasts

Lexington, Kentucky USA – WhatTheyThink, the printing industry's number one overall web site, reports that for the past eight years, Dr. Joe Webb, Director of its Economics & Research Center, has been bringing WhatTheyThink readers up-to-the-minute economic information, trending data and on-the-mark forecasts that help business leaders better plan for the future. The Economics and Research Center is by far the most active of all sources for trends and timely analysis.

"Dr. Webb is one of the most prolific figures in our industry," said Cory Smith, WhatTheyThink's COO. "Not only does he publish a weekly Economics & Research Center Newsletter and conduct regular economic outlook webinars, but he is a well-known author and speaker in great demand to speak at industry events, conferences and other meetings. Dr. Webb has followed more than 700 economic indicators over more than two decades to keep a finger on the pulse of the industry and to develop a base of data and research that is unmatched in the industry.  In addition, his forecasting expertise has predicted many of the changes we see taking place today. Owners and managers of printing businesses are well advised to consider his current projections, both for the macro-economic sphere as well as the printing and publishing industries."

Dr. Webb's current book, written with WhatTheyThink contributor Richard Romano, Disrupting the Future, has been hailed as a must-read book for anyone working in or serving the dynamically changing printing and publishing industries. His often contrarian opinions and forecasts are independent of vendor or other influence; and while no forecasting system is perfect, Dr. Webb's projections more often than not are borne out as the future unfolds. The latest Economic Outlook Webinar can be accessed here and is well worth reviewing for those who were unable to attend it live. "While Dr. Webb has deep industry and economic knowledge and expertise," added Smith, "he does an exceptional job of distilling this information so it can be easily digested and understood."

In addition to speaking engagements, Dr. Webb is available for consulting projects and development of customized economic data, analyses and forecasts for corporations. To engage Dr. Webb's services, or those of any other WhatTheyThink speakers or consultants, contact cary@whattheythink.com.

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About WhatTheyThink.com

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. Independent studies rank WhatTheyThink as the one industry website that contains the most interesting articles, according to 58.2% of senior printing executives, and the one website most frequently chosen as the "Must Visit and Read." WhatTheyThink also hosts webinars and live events as well as providing content through a syndication program, which delivers content directly to related websites. In addition, WhatTheyThink offers a wide range of lead generation and branding programs that help print- and publishing-related businesses achieve business growth.

For more information about partnering with WhatTheyThink, contact randy@whattheythink.com or vince@whattheythink.com.

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," and his most recent book, "Disrupting the Future: Uncommon Wisdom for Navigating Print's Challenging Marketplace," co-authored with Richard Romano.


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