Greetings from the National Meeting. It’s been a busy week. I had a
great chat with new NAED chair Sandy Rosecrans, plus it’s always good to have a
talk with Clarence Martin. I was fortunate to attend the Supplier Networking
Group event on Saturday, as well as the General Session on Sunday morning.
In between those events, I was able to spend some time at the
registration desk, where everyone who attends will see that we have launched a
brand new tED magazine app. This is really exciting for us, and
it’s available to you on either the Apple or Android platform. And not to bury the lead, but it’s
Now you can take tED magazine with you wherever you go. You can keep connected to what’s going
on in the industry even when you’re out of the office.
The app is incredibly user-friendly and innovative. I decided it was worthwhile to go with
one of the best magazine app makers in the country, and they did not
disappoint. I think one of the best features is that the
app doesn’t ignore the internet.
If you see a web page in a story or on an ad, you can simply touch it,
and it will take you right there.
Then with another touch, you are returned to your original location. Very user friendly!
If you want daily news about the industry,
you need to check out tedmag.com.
Every day, we are posting new stories, so every time you come to the
website, you will learn new information. And as part of our commitment to you, I
have subscribed to the Associated Press. This allows tedmag.com to follow all
of the industry news, from the price of copper to the reason why the lights
went out at the Super Bowl. We are committed to building and maintaining the
best overall news operation in the industry, through the magazine, website, and
new app, and we plan to honor that commitment for years to come.
So far, it’s working. Many more of you are
checking out our online content.
Just this year alone, we are hitting record-setting numbers of visitors
to tedmag.com. If you haven’t checked it out, know that many others have, and
they keep coming back for more.
And if that is not enough, we have more
improvements planned for the remainder of the year. Two new web pages to help
you every day. They are still in development, but like they say, “watch this
space” for some announcements very soon.
But first things first, don’t forget to
download the app. And then let me
know what you think of it.