This article is an Interview with Tim Harrison, editor of my local paper The Good Life. This is a fantastic ‘good news’ story for print. Completely ‘bucking’ the trend for all things going digital, Tim Harrison launched a local tabloid newspaper in 2012 for a small community of residents in this leafy corner of SW London. I was pleased to catch up with him in a local coffee shop to hear more about the success story.
Ahead of FESPA next week in Munich where a large community gathers., this blog talks about the value and importance of community to the health, wealth and wellbeing of any market.
In recent years Ricoh has burst onto the Industrial scene launching high-quality Inkjet print machinery displaying technical expertise, quality products and impressive speed to market. As a result, it has rapidly become a rising star in wide format, décor and DTG sectors. Ahead of FESPA, we caught up with Graham Kennedy, Head of Commercial Inkjet Business, Ricoh Europe and asked him some questions about Ricoh, their products and their vision for Inkjet’s Future in wide format and beyond.
Yes it is. Inkjet has a role to play in industry 4.0 for sure. But in some cases progress may seem slow, the fact is in certain markets there is a resistance to adoption and in others secrecy prevents a wider knowledge of the advances and the advantages.
We believe in the power of the story. So, here are three facts about storytelling for you. And for those of you who are science based, this is all proven with evidence!
Since the early noughties working on what was then called the ‘Exhibiting Show’ I got the bug for embracing a cause around a business. In this case it was championing the power of Exhibitions as a marketing medium. Despite the inevitable challenge of launching a new show, this commitment and energy massively enhanced the success of the show and the business.
Frazer Chesterman and Marcus Timson left FESPA in 2011 after a strong period of growth and global expansion at the organisation to form FM Brooks, a business in partnership with Mack Brooks Exhibitions. During this time they launched EcoPrint in Berlin, InPrint in Hanover, Munich, Milan, Orlando, Louisville and Pure Digital in Amsterdam. Now, they have formed a new consultancy business called FM Future. Pete Hammond asks a few questions about the new business.
At CCE in March in Munich I hosted a panel discussion on the development and challenges of introducing inkjet into the corrugated sector. In this blog, we interview Oliver Baar who sat on the panel. Oliver is the Head of Division Business Development & Marketing bei Koenig Bauer AG - Digital & Web Solutions and he shares his views on inkjet and corrugated.
Frazer Chesterman and Marcus Timson today announce the launch of FM Future, a new independent strategic marketing consultancy designed to help inkjet and digital printing technologies enter new markets. Deploying their experience of successful launches of new events that bring together new communities, FM Future will continue to help ambitious inkjet and digital print companies develop and grow.