Noel has over 30 years experience in digital printing and marketing communications and research. He has managed or directed a wide range of market research and communications projects in the automotive, financial services, retail, and printing industries. For the past 20 years Noel has provided strategic marketing and communications consulting to print providers and technology vendors and written white papers, case studies, and produced corporate videos for industry leading companies. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences such as Xplor, trade association meetings, and at vendor-sponsored customer and partner events. Regardless of the medium or venue, Noel's primary focus is on communicating ways companies can use digital printing as a driver for business growth, productivity and efficiency.
He has been editor-in-chief of Desktop Publishers Journal, Print on Demand Business and Print on Demand Solutions magazines and has edited On Demand Journal.com and the Digital Printing Resource Center for WhatTheyThink.com. He has written hundreds of articles and columns on industry trends and how print providers can develop strategies for applying digital technology in their businesses and print operations. He is also co-author of the book, Hiring and Managing for the 21st Century Print Shop. Earlier, he was Director of Marketing at The Computer Museum in Boston. Outside the world of digital printing, he was founding editor of Flyfishing New England magazine.
A believer in using technology to gain efficiencies and competitive advantages, Noel’s business motto is "If you're not the lead sled dog, the view doesn't change."
Profile: Maverick communicator, innovator, lead sled dog Favorite activities: Skiing, bicycling, kayaking, fly-fishing, track days, road trips Favorite places: Empty rivers, lakes and beaches Favorite food: Pizza Philosophy:The goal of life is not to arrive at the grave in a well-preserved body but to slide in sideways, totally worn out, shouting, "Holy cow, what a ride!"
Steve Gray Senior Producer
Steve has over 25 years experience in the communications industry. Coming from a manufacturing background, his entrepreneurial spirit led him to create his own multimedia production studio and become an independent producer. He has a strong background working with clients across a wide range of industries including, manufacturing, entertainment, education, retail, performing arts and consumer goods.
Believing in teamwork and virtual teams, his projects are empowering and deliver great results. He embraces ever-changing technologies to deliver strategic media solutions that create the right content and connect with target audiences from the boardroom to Walt Disney World. From rock concerts and race tracks to corporate videos and trade show events, his background brings creativity and enthusiasm to every project.
Profile: Empowering Favorite Activities: Playing guitar, working on cars & motorcycles, driving, cooking Favorite places: Home, Walt Disney World, Disneyland, racetracks, rock concerts Favorite foods: Potato-wrapped red snapper at The Flying Fish Café, pizza, chocolate milk Philosophy: Passion and enthusiasm make great things happen.
Carro Ford Weston Senior Associate
After 20 years in corporate marketing, Carro stumbled into the freelance life by chance and has never looked back. For over ten years, she’s helped clients “speak” through press releases, case studies, articles, white papers, web copy and all the other written communications businesses need. Her goal is to create crisp, useful content that is easy and interesting to read. One of her favorite things is when someone says, “That’s a really good question.” As a veteran marketer, she is fascinated by the fresh opportunities of inbound marketing, SEO, content marketing, social media, social networking, e-books and other Internet-centric tools. From her perspective, there’s never been a better time to be a communications writer.
Profile: freelance writer, late-in-life mom, farm dweller Favorite activities: sleeping, shopping Favorite places: big cities Favorite food: anything I don’t have to cook Philosophy: You never know what you can do until you have no choice