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Experts Answer Web-to-Print Selection Questions in Latest Webinar

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

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Free WhatTheyThink webinar, sponsored by PTI, included tips on selecting the right web-to-print solution

Lexington, Kentucky USA - WhatTheyThink today reported that more than industry professionals registered to attend a free printing industry educational webinar. Selecting the Right Web-to-Print Solution was moderated by WhatTheyThink Senior Editor Cary Sherburne and featured three web-to-print users: a commercial printer, an in-plant printer and marketing communications company. The session was held on October 16th, 2013 and sponsored by PTI Marketing Technologies (formerly Printable Technologies). This was Part One of a Two-Part series.  Part Two, scheduled for December 4th at 2:00 to 3:00 PM EST (-5 GMT) will cover sales and implementation issues related to web-to-print.

The archive can be viewed by visiting WhatTheyThink.com and selecting the Webinars tab. Registration for Part Two on December 4th is available in the same location. If you missed Part One, you may wish to take the time to review the content prior to joining us for Part Two.

“Our panelists validated that web-to-print is an important part of any printing business today,” said Sherburne. “They offered great insight and feedback relative to the selection process. We are excited to have the same panelists join us again for Part Two, where we will be focused on sales and implementation issues.” 

Sherburne was joined by:

Timothy C. Dust, President, F.P. Horak. Dust is currently responsible for management of daily operations, personnel development sales growth and the implementation of F.P. Horak’s vision. He graduated from Michigan State University in 1882 and began his printing career. Tim started working at F.P. Horak as a direct sales representative in 1987.  His efforts and ability to land new accounts helped F.P. Horak’s revenue grow at an average of 20% between 1987 and 1992.  In 1990, he was promoted to General Sales Manager and in 1995, promoted to his current position.

Les Barker, Senior Information Officer, World Bank. Barker has been a staff member at the World Bank for more than 30 years. He started out as a Cartographer (mapmaker) using traditional print technology and has been an active participant and champion of digital print technology, content management and deployment. In his role as a Senior Information Officer, he is responsible for managing and supporting the information technology infrastructure for the Printing and Multimedia Services Division of the World Bank.

Dwight Darling, Founder and CEO of Pinnacle. Pinnacle is a Marketing Communications Company located in the San Francisco Bay Area, started about 15 years ago as a proof-of-concept company for emerging web-to-print technology. Darling was also one of the original founders of Collabria, an early pioneer of web-based technology for the graphic arts industry.

“We continue to talk about the importance of web-to-print within the printing industry,” said Randy Davidson, CEO of WhatTheyThink, “and webinars on this topic continue to be one of our most popular. We appreciate PTI’s generosity in sponsoring this important industry event, making it available to our viewers at no charge.

Attendees at the Part Two session, scheduled for December 4th, will be able to participate in a live question and answer session to get the most from the experience and will be able to view and listen to the presentation using a standard Internet browser with audio streamed via computer. 

About PTI Marketing Technologies

PTI Marketing Technologies®, formerly known as Printable Technologies Inc., is a leading provider of software solutions for print service providers since 2000. PTI Marketing Technologies offers MarcomCentral®, a premiere print on demand solution that produces web-based corporate marketing portals and FusionPro® marketing personalization solutions that generate dynamic 1-to-1 marketing campaigns. PTI provides scalable variable data publishing (VDP) software to produce powerful personalized marketing campaigns.

About WhatTheyThink

WhatTheyThink is the printing and publishing industry's leading media organization. We offer a wide range of publications that deliver unbiased, real-time market intelligence, industry news, economic and trend analysis, peer-to-peer communication, and special reports on emerging technology and critical events. Special interest sections include Economics, Wide Format, Labels & Packaging, Production Inkjet and Mergers & Acquisitions.

WhatTheyThink hosts webinars and live events as well as providing content through a syndication program, delivering content directly to related websites. In addition, WhatTheyThink offers a wide range of lead generation and branding programs that help print- and publishing-related companies achieve business growth.

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


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