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DrJoeWebb.com is Open for Business: New Report, Library, e-Store

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HARRISVILLE, RI -- March 27, 2002 -- Industry commentator and analyst, Dr. Joe Webb, announced a new web site, http://www.drjoewebb.com, built around his 25 years of research and industry experience, that will help printing and publishing executives, and their suppliers, better understand the marketing and economic issues of the business. The web site offers exclusive reports, personalized feedback using the special question and answer resource, an executive library of industry links and information sources as selected by Dr. Webb, and a new program for sales lead development. For more information: Dr. Joe Webb, mailto:[email protected] or 401-568-9899 -- E-store offers new "Competition and Commercial Printing" report The e-store offers Dr. Webb's new report "Competition in Commercial Printing." It is the first in a new series devoted to marketing and the printing business. It addresses the issues of overcapacity, pricing, and new media competition. It includes a summary of strategies for small, medium, and large firms. Industry suppliers will find it to be a a great resource to help navigate the changing business environment. This report is available as PDF download for $95; also available in hard copy. -- New reference of publicly traded printing companies The e-store also features a new report from C. Barnes & Co., "The 2002 Top Publicly Traded U.S. & Canadian Printers." It details the 16 largest publicly traded printers and their 700+ locations; these companies represent approximately 25% of the printing industry's annual capital investment. The report was developed from C. Barnes & Co.'s proprietary data base, including Quebecor World, R.R. Donnelley, Moore Corp., Cadmus Communications, and others. The listings include phone, web site hot links, key executives, and more. Corporate parent profiles include financial data, ratio analysis, and more. The report is great for sales, marketing, and research executives, analysts, investors, and others. Author Craig Barnes is a former researcher at Printing Industries of America, where he managed projects such as their Print Market Atlas, Technology Benchmarks, the Web Offset Associations's Market Outlook Study, and GAMIS' Geographic Market Potentials. The report sells for $495 in downloadable PDF format only; a complete computer data base (readable in all popular spreadsheet and data base programs) of the 700+ locations is available for an additional fee. -- "Ask Dr. Joe" offers personalized communication with the analyst The new "Ask Dr. Joe" page is the e-version of his popular Q&A sessions that follow his speeches. Site visitors can pose questions and Dr. Joe will post answers on the web site. Questions about research, industry data, strategy, technology, and other topics will be answered. Dr. Webb's controversial opinions are important for printing owners, executives, analysts, industry suppliers, and anyone seeking to understand the current state and future outlook for the industry. -- New sales lead program developed by Dr. Webb and PrintTec Network Drjoewebb.com also has information on a new sales lead program for commercial printing companies. This venture is jointly developed with sales training and development consultant Bill Farquharson of PrintTec Network. The program and its "Prospecting Grid" is designed to increase printers' sales success rate by targeting more appropriate prospects. The site describes the program and provides contact information. For more information: Dr. Joe Webb, mailto:[email protected] or 401-568-9899