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A Curious Business

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s a journalist, a key requirement for success in your career is to ask questions. In my fi rst
year at Ohio University's Scripps School of Journalism, we learned the basic rule of
interviewing: Always ask an open-ended question. If an interview transcript is filled with
"yes," "no," and "I don't know," you've wasted everyone's time, and you don't have a story.
In February, the Big Picture editorial team visited KDM P.O.P. here in Cincinnati for a
shop tour. (Check out our retail and P-O-P article on pg. 20 to learn more about the company and what
they're doing in the market.) Bob Kissel, president/CEO, began our meeting by making sure we felt
comfortable enough to ask questions. Our team looked at each other and smiled. Our list of prepared
(and open-ended) questions had already doubled upon setting foot inside the print shop.
Without questions, we can't fi nd the answers that can enlighten, bring in new business, create
success, and drive profits.
Last year, I asked Sino Tour, vinyl wrap king to the stars - gigs include Lady Gaga's halftime show
at this year's Super Bowl and Ariana Grande's 2017 world tour - to take on a new venture: covering our
revamped vinyl wraps column. (You may remember him from our "Business Pro: How I Got the Job"
piece in our August issue, pg. 26.) In his fi rst column, Tour asks: What are the best ways to attract new
customers? What are the most exciting applications to offer to keep them coming back for more?
You'll fi nd more questions posed throughout this issue. How can you help your retail customers get
buyers off their smartphones and laptops and into stores? How do trending applications for 2017 affect
the type of ink you purchase for your wide-format machines? How can you use actionable data to drive
ROI when suggesting dynamic signage to your clients?
We'll always be asking questions and, in turn, providing answers. We're digging for insights from
industry leaders and experts, on tradeshow floors and at consumer events, and inside the latest market
analysis, but it's up to you to determine which answers fit with your shop's goals. And, it's an even
bigger job for you to continue to ask the questions.

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Adrienne Palmer
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Kiersten Wones
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Beth Osborne, Sino Tour
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Kerry King, Robert Kissel,
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March 2017

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Senior VP of Content
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BIG PICTURE

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Big Picture - March 2017

Big Picture - March 2017
Contents
Insight
Wide Angle
Upfront
Dynamic Signage
Extreme Vinyl
More for the Money
Ink Spot
R+D
Job Log
Big Picture - March 2017 - Big Picture - March 2017
Big Picture - March 2017 - Cover2
Big Picture - March 2017 - Contents
Big Picture - March 2017 - Insight
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Big Picture - March 2017 - 5
Big Picture - March 2017 - Wide Angle
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Big Picture - March 2017 - Upfront
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Big Picture - March 2017 - Dynamic Signage
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Big Picture - March 2017 - Extreme Vinyl
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Big Picture - March 2017 - More for the Money
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Big Picture - March 2017 - Ink Spot
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Big Picture - March 2017 - Job Log
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