ImageMark President Walter Payne on the value of the PODi AppForum
Published on January 28, 2010
My name is Walter Payne at Image Mark Business Services of Gastonia, North Carolina. The reason that I decided to attend PODi this year, and I try to come every year if I can, is to make sure that I have an opportunity to keep up on what some of the net marketing strategies and business strategies that are current in the marketplace today are. And then really in this year we see a big shift taking place in the business of marketing today. Most recently with the Haiti earthquake disaster, more than $10 million was raised in a very short period of time using the technology of text messaging. So, as a print provider, a marketing solutions provider, it is incumbent upon us to understand these strategies and really to develop our own understanding so that we can help our own clients utilize the technology that’s available today.
As a result of that, we try to come to these mediums, PODi, we are obviously on their website quite frequently, looking at different venues to just to try to understand what’s going on in the world of marketing today because as you know the generational marketing out there, the different generations that you have to cater to there’s no one size that fits all. And we have to be purveyors of technology in our industry in order to meet the needs for our clients.
So, that’s why I’m at PODi this year.
Frank on Digital Textile Printing
Published: April 28, 2017
Frank bumps into David Manning, his oldest friend, at the Print Canada show. After high school, David went into the textile industry and Frank went into printing. Now their worlds have come together as printers use inkjet devices to print on fabric.
Describe the Challenges You Want to Solve with Software
Published: April 27, 2017
Our default reaction to talking about software is to try to describe the solution or a feature of the potential solution (e.g. drag and drop). Focus on telling the story of the CHALLENGE you are trying to solve - this is so much more helpful. What do you want to solve and who do you want to solve it for?
Update on HP's JetFusion 3D Printing Solution from Steve Nigro
Published: April 25, 2017
Steve Nigro, President of HP's 3D business, provides an update on HP's JetFusion 3D printing solution, which is now commercially available. After a period of hype, Nigro believes 3D printing is "frothing" again ... and talks about how 3D printing can fit into a graphic arts business, and what new skills are required. He also predicts what market growth will look like.
What's Happening at ISA Expo 2017?
Published: April 24, 2017
Richard Romano visits with ISA President & CEO Lori Anderson from the show floor to talk about the 2017 expo and breaking attendance records once again.
Frank Visits Cal Poly's Shakespeare Museum
Published: April 21, 2017
Frank goes back in time as he visits the Cal Poly Shakespeare Museum. Surrounded by modern printing technology, this collection is a time warp of how printing was in the past.
After the Honeymoon of Selling Web-to-Print Program
Published: April 20, 2017
When you sell a web-to-print program, you have a brief honeymoon period that needs to be optimized. Stay focused on the business goals - get orders flowing through the system. Nobody wants to hear from a customer saying, its been six months and we've seen no value!