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LEXINGTON, KY -- WhatTheyThink, the leading news and information source for the graphic communications industry, announces the immediate availability of its new May 2010 Business Conditions Report: The WhatTheyThink Economic and Research Center’s Overview of the Current Economic State of the Industry. This 65-page report provides the results of the Economics and Research Center’s March 2010 survey of print business owners, and compares these results to past quarterly surveys to provide an accurate gauge of how print businesses professionals perceive the economic landscape, how those perceptions are changing, and what actions they are likely to take in response to challenging economic times. In addition to our own survey results, we also provide the most current data available on printing industry shipments and profits.
To put the printing industry data in context, the report also provides a wealth of other economic data, such as GDP, unemployment, inflation, consumer confidence, and more, as well as our own commentary on what trends in these data tell us about prevailing economic conditions—and the market for print. The report also includes the ERC’s own hand-picked set of economic indicators that we feel will provide a “recovery roadmap” to let us know when the economy is on the upswing. What can industry businesspeople look forward to for the rest of 2010 and beyond?
The May Quarterly Business Conditions Report also looks at other trends affecting the industry, provides a handful of suggested “action items” that proactive printing companies and individuals can take to help combat tough economic times, and offers a feature called “Dark Clouds and Silver Linings,” a list of both immediate threats to the industry as well as opportunities for industry businesspeople.
Some of the topics covered in this report include:
The Quarterly Business Conditions Report also provides WhatTheyThink’s outlook, conclusions, and recommendations.
The May 2010 Quarterly Business Conditions Report is available for online purchase at the WhatTheyThink eStore in PDF format (http://members.whattheythink.com).
“Prevailing economic indicators suggest that times are getting better in general—and yet the printing industry continues to lose ground—in Q1, it shipments declined twice as fast as the economy grew. As we have often reported in these Quarterly Business Conditions reports, a rising tide doesn’t automatically lift all boats—it’s about time we threw that cliché overboard and started taking serious action.”
The WhatTheyThink special report, May 2010 Quarterly Business Conditions Report: The WhatTheyThink Economic and Research Center’s Overview of the Current Economic State of the Industry is available for purchase by visiting the secure WhatTheyThink eStore online at http://members.whattheythink.com. The price for the 65-page report is $250. WhatTheyThink eStore customers can download this report in PDF Acrobat format immediately after purchase. Readers can purchase all four quarterly reports for a total of $750. Enterprise site licenses are also available for $1,250 for any single quarterly report, or $3,750 for the set of four.
Additional information pertaining to each report is available for editorial purposes. Please make inquiries directly to Cary Sherburne at 603-430-5463 or [email protected], or visit www.whattheythink.com).
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