Nothing 'Static' About PIA/GATF VDP Conference PHOENIX—Somewhat akin to the early days of the California Gold Rush, there are endless growth opportunities in today's digital frontier. And the riches will go to those printers that can master variable data printing (VDP), database management and cross-media applications. There's no secret map to the gold, but shops that can provide these services—coupled with the ability to market, sell and then track the benefits of one-to-one marketing—will be the ones most likely to strike it rich. That seems to be the general consensus of the more than 300 participants who attended the 2005 PIA/GATF Variable Data and
If your sales force is focused on selling to print buyers, they are aiming too low on the corporate totem pole. That is the basic message Anthony Parinello, of VITO Selling, will stress as keynote speaker at the PIA/GATF Personalization Conference November 7 in Phoenix. Parinello started his selling career with Hewlett-Packard as a computer systems salesperson. During his time with HP, Parinello was the recipient of many sales awards. He was successful then by creating what he teaches today. In 1995, Parinello coined the phrase VITO, for Very Important Top Officer, and wrote his first of six best-selling books, "Selling to VITO."