November 4, 2011

CrawfordTech’s Weekly Reading List: November 4, 2011

It is hard to believe that we are only a couple weeks from the next set of holidays. With U.S. Thanksgiving coming up at the end of the month and then the holiday season in December right around the corner it is a time of year where companies start to close out for the end of the year and look to the future. This is reflected in the news with the reports that the USPS is far from dead, the question is posed on whose voice you are hearing from companies, the inflation spike and the reaction from the printers and GRAPH EXPO 2012 sets their sights on growth.

 

Is growth the message for the coming year? Read on to see the where the news falls this week…

Have other links we should feature?

It is hard to believe that we are only a couple weeks from the next set of holidays. With U.S. Thanksgiving coming up at the end of the month and then the holiday season in December right around the corner it is a time of year where companies start to close out for the end of the year and look to the future. This is reflected in the news with the reports that the USPS is far from dead, the question is posed on whose voice you are hearing from companies, the inflation spike and the reaction from the printers and GRAPH EXPO 2012 sets their sights on growth.

Is growth the message for the coming year? Read on to see the where the news falls this week…

Have other links we should feature? Tell us about them in the comments section below.

USPS far from dead letter, its chief says (via The Washington Times)—there is no doubt that the United States Postal Service has been challenged this year. The deficit they face and the decline in postal volumes is a real concern not only for the government, but for people who are employed by the USPS. Or is it? According to this article, people might still be standing in line for jobs. Read on to find out more on this interesting situation.

Whose Voice Are You Hearing (via CMO.com)—in this article Marianne Moore takes a look at the voice of the company versus the voice of the customer. Backed by research from IBM, would it surprise you to know that CMOs say that customer intimacy is essential to success? What about customer insight? Check out this ‘must read’ to find out who you should be hearing from.

Inflation spike prompts business rates rise fears (via PrintWeek)—when the RPI inflation rate hits its highest rate in 20 years people start to take notice. In this case, printers are calling for the government not to implement business rate increases. What will be the outcome? Take a look at this article to find out the options and the consequences.

GRAPH EXPO Eyes Growth in 2012 (via PrintMediaCentr)—GRAPH EXPO 2011 was named a success by many, reactions of which can be seen in the October edition of The Crawford Courier. In this industry when you see a 7% growth over the previous year that is momentum you want to capitalize on and continue to encourage. What is GASC doing for next year? Click through to find out how they intend to keep growing and make 2012 an even bigger success.

Like the industry content you are reading here? If you do, then be sure to check out our October 2011 newsletter, The Crawford Courier.