March 8, 2006 -- Lexington, Kentucky USA -- WhatTheyThink.com today announced the opportunity for industry professionals to attend a free printing industry economic webinar with forecaster and commentator Dr. Joe Webb. Sponsored by Kodak, the event will be held Wednesday, March29th from 2:00 to 3:00 pm EST.
No-charge registration is available at this special Internet page:
This one-hour event will provide graphic arts, printing and publishing executives with an overview of what to expect relative to market conditions for the second quarter of 2006 and beyond.
Hundreds of printing executives regularly attend these quarterly events and access the archived material for later review. Once again, Dr. Webb will dissect economic data from his often contrarian perspective, examine opportunities, and provide a clear understanding by which to navigate.
Topics to be addressed will include:
- The Ripple Effects of Print's Bad 4th Quarter
- Selling Points of Print in a Multichannel World
- e-Commerce and Printing Shipments: An Inverse Relationship?
- Disney Cancels its Catalog! Will Others Follow?
- Printed Electronics: A New Business Opportunity?
“While the U.S. economy as a whole was strong in 2005, print did not fare as well,” stated Randy Davidson, President of WhatTheyThink.com. “Dr. Webb offers unique and valuable insight about why this is happening and what printers can do to develop strategies for the future to ensure business health despite the overall decline. We are honored by Kodak’s decision to support this webinar once again, allowing us to present this event free to our readers and the industry at large.”
Dr. Joe Webb is a recognized marketing authority, forecaster and one of the best known speakers in our industry. He contributes a weekly column at WhatTheyThink.com for Premium Access Members entitled “Fridays with Dr. Joe Webb.” The column offers timely analysis of recent economic data as well as management advice for senior printing and publishing executives.
Participants will be able to participate in Dr. Joe Webb’s presentation using a standard Internet browser with streaming audio through the PC. Macintosh uses should contact [email protected]
prior to the session to ensure appropriate configuration.
Last quarter’s webinar, including audio, can be accessed at: http://members.whattheythink.com/home/webinars/webinar051208.cfm
About Eastman Kodak Company:
Kodak is the world’s foremost imaging innovator, providing leading products and services to the photographic, graphic communications, and healthcare markets. With sales of $14.3 million in 2005, the company is committed to a digitally oriented growth strategy focused on helping people better use meaningful images and information in their life and work. Consumers use Kodak’s system of digital and traditional image capture products and services to take, print, and share their pictures anytime, anywhere; Businesses effectively communicate with customers worldwide using Kodak’s solutions for prepress, conventional, and digital printing and document imaging; Creative professionals rely on Kodak’s technology to uniquely tell their story through moving or still images; and leading healthcare organizations rely on Kodak’s innovative products, services, and customized workflow solutions to help improve patient care and maximize efficiency and information sharing within and across their enterprises.
More information about Kodak is available at www.kodak.com.
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About Dr. Joe Webb
Dr. Joe Webb is one of the graphic arts industry's best-known consultants, forecasters, and commentators. He is the founding partner of the new business www.PrintForecast.com, which publishes the free newsletter PrintForecast Perspective, the paid newsletter/podcast PrintForecast Contrarian view, and other global print business planning and forecasting resources.
A 28-year veteran of the graphic arts industries, he was the developer of the influential TrendWatch information service, which was sold to Reed Elsevier in 2000. Since January 2003, his "Fridays with Dr. Joe" column has become a popular feature on www.WhatTheyThink.com. His running commentary on the printing industry, new media, and the economy, can also be found at www.drjoesblog.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), was a magna cum laude graduate in Managerial Sciences and Marketing from Manhattan College (1978), and was a member of the economics honor society.
"Dr. Joe" can be reached by e-mail through the PrintForecast.com website, where executives can also sign up for the free PrintForecast Perspective newsletter. His phone number is 1-401-709-4423.