is taking a summer break


The first half of the year is done and dusted and the second half has already kicked off – so I need to take a break in between as well.

You might be forgiven for thinking that the first half of 2018 in the online print industry was somewhat “quieter” than the previous six-month period. As far as acquisitions and other consolidation activities are concerned, that was quite clearly the case. So that’s definitely not bad news for small and mid-sized players! But here at I don’t just report on major online print players swallowing up their smaller competitors; what’s important is to take a look at all relevant aspects and segments. So to date there have been a number of interesting interviews with the CEOs of German and international online print market players, features on innovative niche print providers and providers of print-related software solutions as well as reports on the online print industry’s leading event, the Online Print Symposium 2018. And I must say that I am absolutely delighted with all the positive feedback on the ZIPPER’s INSIGHTS series of videos. This was a new experience for me too, just trying out a new format.

So what I can say is that there will not be any lack of interesting online print-related topics in the second half of 2018. During the summer break my team will continue to research everything that’s relevant and elaborate on these topics in the meantime. And given that the next episodes of ZIPPER’s INSIGHTS are already in production, this series of videos will also resume after the summer break.

So see you here from mid-August onwards, refreshed and raring to go again. Until then my team and I wish you a relaxing vacation season. And for those that will only get to enjoy their vacations later in the year – keep calm and print on!

Yours sincerely

Bernd Zipper

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Founder and CEO of zipcon consulting GmbH, one of the leading consulting companies for the print and media industry in Central Europe. The technology and strategy consultant and his team actively support practical implementation in a wide variety of customer projects. His work involves developing visions, concepts and strategies for the players active in the print production process across a wide range of industries. His areas of expertise include online print, mass customization, strategy and technological assessment for print, and the development of new strategies in the print and media environment. Bernd Zipper is the creator and chairman of Initiative Online Print e.V. and, in addition to his consulting activities, is an author, lecturer and sought-after speaker, orator and moderator. His visionary lectures are regarded worldwide as trend-setting management recommendations for the print and media industry. (Profiles also in Xing, LinkedIn).

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