For the record: John Honderich

He is a member of the Order of Canada and the Order of Ontario, holds degrees in political science and law and is a hard-working family man. But for me (and most former Toronto Star employees), he personifies the newspaper’s long-standing editorial values of fairness through balanced journalism – and giving a voice to those in our society who simply have none. John Honderich was publisher of the Toronto Star from 1994 to 2004.

The transition to becoming a Marketing Services Provider (MSP)

A chat with John Foley Jr. in advance of his Toronto appearance as a Keynote Speaker at Printing Survivor 2011.

I recently sat down with John Foley Jr., founder and CEO of interlinkONE and Grow Socially, to chat about current trends in the print industry, and what steps are necessary for a printer to get involved in multi-channel marketing.

Human resources 101

Human Resources Management (HRM) encompasses a range of activities to manage human capital, which is a company’s most important asset. Managing human resources encompasses everything from hiring to performance management and legal boundaries. HR professionals must wear a number of hats throughout their day including wellness expert, strategic decision maker and mediator.

Highlights from GRAPH EXPO 2011

If there was any doubt about impact that digital has had in the printing industry, you wouldn’t have had to look much further than Heidelberg’s return to GRAPH EXPO on September 11 at McCormick Place in Chicago this year. After announcing details of its partnerships with EFI (Vutek) and Ricoh, Heidelberg CEO Bernhard Schreier demonstrated that the company does indeed understand the challenges and opportunities facing the industry as a whole.

Keynote Speaker Peter Muir will reveal how to implement Printing Survivor’s ideas

On Oct. 13 at our Printing Survivor 2011 event, you’ll hear what print providers could be doing to boost their businesses. Bizucate’s President Peter Muir, our “closer” for the event, will reveal how to put many of these great ideas and others into practice. Take some time off from working IN your business – and he’ll share with you how to work on your business to make it more profitable.

Growth in stagnant markets

September has come and gone. We hope that you had an opportunity to attend Graph Expo in Chicago, or have at least found it helpful to follow along in some other remote way. While some of our authors and staff were enjoying the show, I traveled east — way east — to Budapest, Hungary. I had an opportunity to present at the International Association of Research Organizations for the Information, Media and Graphic Arts Industries’ (IARIGAI) 38th annual research conference. This is an international event that gathers scientists to discuss advancements in print and media.