Rab Govil to Keynote PODi’s 2012 AppForum Event
ROCHESTER, NY—Nov. 8, 2011—PODi, the Digital Printing Initiative, has announced that Caslon and PODi President, Rab Govil, will round out the Keynotes for the 2012 AppForum digital printing and direct marketing conference, Jan. 23-25, 2012, in Las Vegas.
Govil is a leading expert in trending developments in variable data printing, integrated direct mail and relevant direct marketing. His Keynote presentation will explore today’s fast-moving media landscape to discover best practices for using cross media and emerging channels to deliver reliable ROI. He'll also take a thought provoking look at direct mail and what's next in direct marketing.
“The basic tenants of direct marketing haven’t changed—if you make a good offer to the right person at the right time your chance of conversion goes up,” says Govil. “What has changed dramatically is how that offer is delivered. Just a few short years ago the revolutionary new media was email. Now email simply has its place in the media mix, along with other traditional and emerging channels. Currently the hottest trends are mobile and social media, plus interestingly, and perhaps unexpectedly, the resurgence of direct mail.”
“This is a fascinating and exciting development, certainly for marketers looking for ROI, and particularly for businesses looking for opportunities to grow with digital printing, which is the force enabling relevance and cross media integration.”
In addition to his keynote address, Govil will be presenting a pre-conference intensive session, “Relevant Direct Marketing: Putting Principles into Practice.” He explains the importance of relevance and gives attendees a framework of best practices to follow to ensure the success of their campaigns.
Govil is recognized as a driving force in the direct marketing and digital printing industries. He serves as president of PODi, a worldwide community focused on growing demand for applications powered by digital print. He is also the president of Caslon & Company, a leading analyst firm in the arenas of multi-channel marketing and digital printing, and CEO of Naehas, a provider of an on-demand marketing platform used by Fortune 500 companies to automate and optimize complex marketing campaigns.
The AppForum is the longest running event focused on emerging, high-margin business opportunities made possible by digital printing. The 2012 direct marketing and digital printing show is all about winning—it’s bigger and better than ever, with a conference-within-a-conference, AppForumDirect, focused on cross media and direct mail strategy, creative, execution and technology. Presentations are led by innovative marketers and their partners who are creating opportunity and revitalizing direct marketing.
In addition attendees will find new sessions on digital packaging and digital printing technology discussion panels, the latest developments in QR codes, VDP, data analysis, augmented reality, collateral management and web-to-print, print-on-demand and sales & business strategies.
Registration for the 2012 AppForum digital printing show is open now. Early Bird pricing is in effect until Nov. 30. The AppForum is produced by Caslon, a PODi Affiliate. For more information on AppForum, visit www.AppForum.org.
2012 AppForum Sponsors: Gold—Canon, Kodak, Ricoh, and Xerox; Silver—CGS Publishing Technologies, and HP; and Bronze—Avanti, Convertible Solutions, EFI, Infigo Software, Page Technology, and PrinterPresence.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Get more information online.
About the AppForum
The annual AppForum is the only digital printing conference dedicated exclusively to marketing applications powered by digital print with a truly independent, vendor-neutral, unbiased agenda. All of PODi’s extensive research, resources, industry contacts, and expertise come together once a year to make the AppForum the cornerstone of what’s new and what’s next in digital print applications.
PODi is a vendor neutral industry initiative with hundreds of member companies, including Executive Board members EFI, HP, Pitney Bowes and Xerox. The organization’s goal is to drive demand for marketing applications powered by digital print & help members build successful digital printing and relevant marketing businesses.
Caslon helps companies leverage rapidly advancing digital technologies, especially digital printing. Since 1998, Caslon has been the international Affiliate of PODi, the Digital Printing Initiative. Caslon provides top-level services for the PODi organization, including managing the annual PODi AppForum.