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Paul Reilly of New Direction Partners talks M&A trends

Published February 14, 2011

In a difficult market companies look to mergers and acquisitions as a strategic option that can help them grow their business. Paul Reilly of New Direction Partners talked to us about the current state of the M&A market. He highlights two growing trends: tuck-Ins and cashless mergers.

Rescigno’s Mailing Solution's VP Ron Rescigno on monetizing social media

Published February 11, 2011

Cary chats with Ron Rescigno about how Rescigno’s Mailing Solutions plans to apply the knowledge they've gained from promoting their business through social networks to help their customers promote their businesses.

Alan Creel of Creel Printing offers advice on implementing an MIS solution

Published February 11, 2011

Alan Creel, President of Creel Printing talks to Cary about the importance of adopting an MIS solution. Despite the down economy, a well-implemented MIS solution can give you an edge over your competitors. It can help you keep your company relevant, improve your business intelligence and can ultimately reach every corner of your business.

Bruce Pedersen of the Tiger Printing Group on prospecting

Published February 8, 2011

Bruce Pedersen, CEO, of the Tiger Printing Group, talks about prospecting for new customers and what their criteria is and the solutions they can offer before even offering a sales pitch.

Allan Creel on implementing a new MIS

Published February 7, 2011

Allan Creel, President of Creel Printing, shares with Cary the decision to install a new MIS and the value they expect to come from it.

Joe Truncale of NAPL on where the profit leaders are going

Published February 4, 2011

President and CEO of the NAPL Joe Truncale shares with us some of the lessons that can be learned from successful companies in the industry.

Michael Casey of Survey Advantage speaks on finding new business with current customers

Published February 3, 2011

Survey Advantage's President Michael Casey shares a case study about a company that was trying to better understand how their customers viewed their offerings. Not only did they discover how loyal their customer base was, but they also learned how much more they could offer them.

Cory Sawatzki of Consolidated Graphics on important takeaways from PODi's AppForum

Published February 3, 2011

Consolidated Graphics' Director of Operations Technology Cory Sawatzki shares the lessons he's learning at the AppForum in Las Vegas. The top takeaway for him has been the importance of training and maintaining a skilled workforce.

Frank takes a look at RIT's "Print in the Mix"

Published February 2, 2011

Frank talks about Print in the Mix - a highly recommended but undervalued resource for printers who are seeking to answer the question of how print fits into the modern media mix.

PODi AppForum Day 1 recap

Published February 1, 2011

Dave Erlandson, General Manager of Caslon, shares his excitement about the 2011 PODi AppForum happening now in Las Vegas.

Barb Pellow: Combining print and new media

Published January 31, 2011

Barb Pellow thinks combining print and new media work better together for savvy marketers.

Tiger Printing Group's Bruce Pedersen on their web to print stores

Published January 27, 2011

Bruce Pedersen, CEO of Tiger Printing Group shares some info about the company and how they utilize web to print solutions.

Peter Posk on BCT vs traditional franchises

Published January 25, 2011

Cary sits down with Peter Posk, President of BCT, to talk a little about their business, how they compare to other franchises, and some of the trends they've seen interacting with small printers.

Peter Posk on franchise wholesaler BCT

Published January 24, 2011

Peter Posk, President of BCT, chats with Cary to discuss who BCT is and why you've probably never heard of them.

Norma Mendoza-Russell of Pacific Printing on challenges of a COO

Published January 21, 2011

Norma Mendoza-Russell, Chief Operating Office at Pacific Printing talks about productivity in an ever-changing industry.

Michael Peluso VP of Shawmut talks transitions

Published January 20, 2011

Michael Peluso Vice President of Sawmut talks about transitioning a 3rd generation commercial printing company into the 21st century.

Jeff Riback partner with New Direction Partners speaks on mergers and acquisitions

Published January 19, 2011

Jeff Riback with New Direction Partners dishes his take on mergers and acquisitions with Cary.

Bruce Pederson CEO of Tiger Printing Group talks web to print solutions

Published January 18, 2011

Bruce Pederson CEO of Tiger Printing Group talks about their web to print solution and demonstrates how simple solutions can turn clients into loyal customers.

Don Burdge on Burdge Cooper Merger

Published January 17, 2011

Don Burdge President of Burdge Cooper chats with Cary about the decision to partner with Stewart Cooper, branding solutions, and the driving factors for the merger.

UALR Chuck Werninger's advice to peers

Published January 14, 2011

Chuck Werninger, Director of Printing Services for UALR, offers advice to fellow printers and universities in a competitive business.

Chuck Gehman of Mimeo on transitioning to a marketing service provider

Published January 13, 2011

Chuck Gehman, VP of Product Management at Mimeo tells Cary Sherburne that printers who are considering moving from printer services to marketing services should carefully consider.

Time is running out to register for PODi App Forum

Published January 11, 2011

Dave Erlandson, General Manager of Caslon, a PODi affiliate talks with Cary about what to expect at the upcoming PODi App Forum.

Pitney Bowes software is integral at the NISC

Published January 10, 2011

Rick Willmann, Manager of Automated Mail Services for the National Information Solutions Cooperative, shares with Cary the volume their facilites output and how Pitney Bowes products integrate with their workflow for a virtually error free process.

WhatTheyThink Celebrates 10 years

Published December 21, 2010

CGX CEO Joe Davis Accepts First Annual Print CEO of the Year Award

Published December 21, 2010

CGX CEO Joe Davis Accepts First Annual Print CEO of the Year Award

Marco Boer of IT Strategies says the shift to digital is smaller than we think

Published December 20, 2010

Marco Boer finishes his conversation with Cary about the recent PRIMIR digital print study. Among other interesting findings, Marco tells us that the number of pages going from analog print to digital print is smaller than once thought.

Ray Clark President of Motivating Graphics talks boxes

Published December 16, 2010

Pat Henry sits down with Ray Glenn Clark, President of Motivating Graphics to discuss the company's operation and the growth of the "pretty box industry."

Chuck Gehman of Mimeo talks new software solutions

Published December 14, 2010

Chuck Gehman, Vice President of Product Management discusses Mimeo's new software solution strategies and how their process for developing software has changed.

Jim Russell of New Direction Partners on succession planning

Published December 13, 2010

Succession planning is important in any business. JIm Russell, a partner with New Direction Partners is here to tell us some key factors to look at in succession planning.

Marco Boer VP of IT Strategies: digital printing stats can be misleading

Published December 10, 2010

Marco Boer VP of IT Strategies warns that digital printing statistics can often be misleading and that the digital tipping point may not be here quite yet.

Brittany Fenning talks about media usage of print buyers

Published December 9, 2010

Creative Director for Fenning Marketing Company, Brittany Fenning asks printers about their media usage.

Kyle Kolbe details automated workflow at Playboy

Published December 8, 2010

Kyls Kolbe, Playboy's Senior Manager of Corporate Graphics Technologies wraps up his conversation with Cary about the implementation of Enfocus Powerswitch.

Jamie Chokas on the Pitney Bowes Print+ Messenger Color Inkjet System

Published December 8, 2010

Jamie tells us about the Print+ Messenger and its unique features.

Randy Fox at Jet talks about plastic card printing

Published December 7, 2010

Randy Fox, Director of Business Development at Jet, chats with Cary about their plastic card printing, going multi-channel, and how a retail company had a significant boost with their program.

Kyle Kolbe from Playboy talks about their need for Powerswitch

Published December 7, 2010

Kyle Kolbe is back picking right up from yesterday's conversation. Today Kyle talks about Playboy's installation of Enfocus Powerswitch and how its implementation has helped production workflow.

Kyle Kolbe talks about his role at Playboy Magazine

Published December 6, 2010

Kyle Kolbe, the Senior Manager of Corporate and Graphics Technology at Playboy discusses his role within the company and what his group does within the company.

Marco Boer VP of IT Strategies discusses some of the process behind PRIMIR's digital study

Published December 3, 2010

Vice President of IT Strategies Marco Boer and Cary detail the process of conducting PRIMIR's latest study and talk about some of the findings of the research.

Casey Clarke Radican fills us in on her role and background as Marketer at GPO

Published December 2, 2010

Get to know Casey and her role as Marketer for the Government Printing Office and her goal to become the first woman Public Printer.

Michael Peluso VP of Shawmut talks about new services thanks to digital offerings

Published November 30, 2010

Vice President of Shawmut Michael Peluso tells Cary about the company's new digital offerings to existing customers and how the transition to digital helped acquire new customers.

Original Thought's CEO Bob Lieber on data analytics

Published November 29, 2010

Bob Lieber, CEO of Original Thought sits down with Cary Sherburne to discuss data analytics, why it's important to have data analytics capabilities and how it can affect your ROI (return on investment) and even offers a few solutions.

Dayton's Think Patented holds "Visual Innovations" open house event

Published November 23, 2010

Think Patent's David McNerney talks about their "Visual Innovations 2010" open house event. Held on November 17, 2010, the event was a great mix of vendor partners, customers, and local areas businesses. David also shares with us the reasons Think Patented has been able to thrive in tough economic times.

David Zwang talks about the infrastructure needed for cross media publishing

Published November 22, 2010

David Zwang, WhatTheyThink contributor and President of Zwang and Company sits down to discuss the infrastructure needed for cross media publishing in the world of publishing with a big "P"

Financial Industry Senior Manager Brian Smith shares a one-to-one project

Published November 19, 2010

Brian Smith, Senior Manager in the financial industry shares an interesting project they recently worked on. A one-to-one project branding the company and the individual, "making them a superstar of a campaign."

Joe Morgan shares his background as CEO of Standard Register

Published November 18, 2010

Joe Morgan President and CEO of Standard Register talks with Cary Sherburne about his background and how it shapes his leadership style.

Fujifilm's Taskero now offers color management in the cloud

Published November 16, 2010

Don Schroeder, Director of Solutions Development for Fujifilm Graphics discusses new features in Fujifilm's Taskero platform.

David Zwang at OPM's new installation of Kodak's 1000 and 5000 XL

Published November 15, 2010

Dave Zwang on location at OPM highlights a recent Kodak 1000 and a 5000 XL installation.

Bob Lieber CEO of Original Thought on transpromotional printing

Published November 15, 2010

Bob Lieber, CEO of Original Thought on the opportunities that still exist in transpromo.

Ray Glenn Clark of Motivating Graphics on distributing data throughout a multinational company

Published November 11, 2010

Ray Glenn Clark, President, Motivating Graphics in Ft Worth, Texas on building a printing business that reaches across the globe.

John Lacagnina on ColorCentric's business model

Published November 11, 2010

John Lacagnina, CEO of ColorCentric on the company's business model and its unique digital platform.

Joe Davis of Consolidated Graphics chats with Randy about the current state of the industry

Published October 15, 2010

Just moments after winning the CEO of the Year award from the PrintCEO Forum, Joe Davis, CEO of Consolidated Graphics, sits down with Randy Davidson, CEO of WhatTheyThink, to talk about the current state of the industry and reflects back on the similar circumstances when he first went into business.

Andy Tribute reports more from Graph Expo

Published October 7, 2010

Print's Past - 1825 Columbian Press Pt. 1

Published September 29, 2010

X-Rite staff talk about the new XRGA standard

Published September 21, 2010