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Let’s band together

As this drops into your in-box I’ll be pacing the halls of the 100% Design show at Earls Court to see if wide-format print is well represented. I hate sounding negative but my gut feel is that it won’t be. Printers haven’t got into the swing of exhibiting their creative capability at events that draw potential new customers. What about forming a band of wide-format print ambassadors to do just that?

Do you remember...

...when print companies first started employing ‘businesses development tsars’ to help them scope out a whole new world of possibility for large-format print? The appointment of Nick Lake to the newly developed role of key project manager at PressOn has a similar, but less nebulous feel, tasked as he is to explore new business opportunities but to also take on the co-ordination of the most complex, multi-faceted projects. What, I wonder, are those early business tsars now being tasked with within your company?

Skilling up

Are you doing anything unusual to entice new talent into your business? If so, give me a shout as I’m coming to the last in the series of Turning on the Talent editorial features for Image Reports. Previous ones can be found at: http://www.imagereportsmag.co.uk/features/business/turning-on-the-talent

Monday morning task

If you’re doing your start of the week task list, make a note to get pics and words about unusual wide-format print jobs over to Image Reports. We not only share them with the print community in the mag and on the associated website, but with all those creatives who just might put some work your way via our twinned Think Bigger website and Pinterest galleries. Go have a look: http://www.thinkbigger.co and http://www.pinterest.com/thinkbiggerhere/

If you like that…

If you like market studies like the soon to be published ‘Drupa Global Insights’ report on ‘The Impact of the Internet on Print – the digital flood’ you might want to slake your thirst for specific knowledge on the UK wide-format print sector with Image Reports’ Widthwise publications. There are seven years’ worth of data and analysis in these annual reports. Download them for free at: http://www.imagereportsmag.co.uk/research. We’ll soon be putting together the survey for the 2015 survey, so shout now if you have any specific questions you would like to see put to grass-roots players.