Frank Romano Joins WhatTheyThink.com; Weekly Column Is Available to Premium Access Members
Press release from the issuing company
September 21, 2006 -- Lexington, KY -- WhatTheyThink.com announced today that Frank Romano has agreed to become a weekly columnist for the graphic arts online news outlet. Romano, whose career has spanned over 40 years in the printing and publishing industries, is one of the most renowned authors, consultants, and educators in the graphic arts industry.
The new feature, called "Fridays with Frank Romano," will offer readers commentary, analysis and an historical perspective on industry topics. The articles, which will appear every Friday beginning September 22nd, will be available to the site's Premium Access members. Dr. Joe Webb's column will move from Friday to Monday.
"Moving Dr. Webb's weekly column from Friday to Monday is highly appropriate considering its content," said Patrick Henry, Executive Editor of WhatTheyThink.com. "Many of the economic reports that Dr. Joe discusses are released later in the week. Rescheduling his column to Monday means that his analysis will be even more timely."
"Adding Frank to our to lineup provides an even greater editorial value for our readers," Henry said. "His unparalleled knowledge and unique perspective will make 'Fridays with Frank Romano' a must-read for everyone who truly wants to understand where the industry has been and where it is headed."
"Our editorial mission from day one has been to have the best minds in the industry writing for our audience," stated Randy Davidson, President of WhatTheyThink.com. "Adding Frank Romano is an editorial dream come true. No one writes about the industry more comprehensively, perceptively, or entertainingly than Frank. We are delighted that he will be helping our readers to close out their work week with his special wisdom and wit from now on."
"I am delighted to join WhatTheyThink.com as a regular contributor," commented Romano. "I have always gone where the industry goes. Online, the industry goes to WhatTheyThink.com."
Many know Romano best as the editor of International Paper's Pocket Pal or have read one of the hundreds of articles he has written for publications from North America to Europe to the Middle East to Asia and Australia. He is the author of over 44 books and has founded eight publications.
He lectures extensively, having addressed virtually every club, association, group, and professional organization at one time or another. He is one of the industry's foremost and most sought-after keynote speakers. Romano wrote the first report on on-demand digital printing in 1980 and ran the first conference on the subject in 1985. He continues to teach courses at Rochester Institute of Technology and other universities and works with students on unique research projects.
WhatTheyThink.com offers free content including news and stock quotes to more than 15,000 printing executives. The site's Premium Content, for paying members, includes Special Reports, exclusive interviews, expert commentary, research, and analysis. Romano joins other Premium Access contributors including Dr. Joe Webb, Andy Tribute, Cary Sherburne, Gail Nickel-Kailing, Heidi Tolliver-Nigro, David Dodd, Jean Marie Hershey, Patrick Henry, Philip Ruggles, and more. WhatTheyThink.com also has significant content partnerships with InfoTrends, Raine Consulting and The EAGLE (Steve Aranoff and Robert FitzPatrick).
The company also offers attractively-priced site licenses, web site news feeds, and custom content development products.
WhatTheyThink is the global printing industry's leading independent media organization with both print and digital offerings, including WhatTheyThink.com, PrintingNews.com and WhatTheyThink magazine versioned with a Printing News and Wide-Format & Signage edition. Our mission is to provide cogent news and analysis about trends, technologies, operations, and events in all the markets that comprise today’s printing and sign industries including commercial, in-plant, mailing, finishing, sign, display, textile, industrial, finishing, labels, packaging, marketing technology, software and workflow.