10 biggest print industry stories of 2014

What a year, I can’t believe it’s over! 2014 was great with lots of big stories and news. Here’s a look at what were this year’s most popular stories based on the number of times they were read.

Our top 10 was dominated by Samsung with four articles coming from them alone.

Four articles were written by me from my trips to vendor events, which tells me you’re somehow not sick of reading what I have to say (THANK YOU!). In fact, 3 of the top 4 most clicked on articles on our website were articles I wrote from shows I attended this year. Again, thank you.

So without further a dude (further adieu), here’s a list of the top 10 most widely read articles in 2014 from The What’s Happenin’ Report.

10. Ricoh announces the global launch of 3D printers

This past Sept. Ricoh announced they were getting into 3D printing on a global level. One of our most shared articles posted this year. Shares: 32 tweets, 12 Facebook likes, 370 LinkedIn

9. Nuance Acquires Notable Solutions (NSI)

Even though we don’t hear as much about them as we should, they cracked our top 10 not once, but twice. This article appeared in July when Nuance acquired competitor NSI. Shares: 7 tweets, 2 Facebook likes, 20 LinkedIn

8. Samsung Reorganizes, Tod Pike Leaving

The most recent article on this list, the news that Samsung has reorganized and that their popular VP Tod Pike was leaving was a widely read article. Shares: 2 tweets, 1 Facebook likes, 4 LinkedIn

7. Konica Minolta NYC Press Event

In July, I attended the Konica Minolta press event to see their new production gear, hear about their new strategies and to see their state of the art NYC sales offices. This article blew up socially. Shares: 25 tweets, 10 Facebook likes, 436 LinkedIn

6. Samsung to Buy Nuance?

In June, rumors were flying about the possibility that Samsung was going to acquire Nuance. Not much has been heard since about this potential acquisition. Shares: 6 tweets, 1 Facebook likes, 58 LinkedIn

5. Global Imaging Systems Acquires Las Vegas’ Élan Office Systems

Always a popular topic amongst readers of this website and newsletter, when Xerox buys someone, it gets people’s attention. This one happened in Oct. 2014. Shares: 4 tweets, 2 Google+, 9 LinkedIn

4. Heidelberg shows analysts the digital future

Heidelberg brought me to their worldwide HQ in Germany to attend the launch of their 4D printing program. This was our most widely read production-related article posted this year. Shares: 15 tweets, 4 Facebook likes, 32 LinkedIn

3. Samsung Supports Jamaican Bobsleigh Team

Believe it or not, one of the most popular stories we carried in 2014 was the January announcement that Samsung was sponsoring the Jamaican bobsled team. Outstanding! Shares: 16 tweets, 1.4k Facebook likes, 2 LinkedIn

2. HP’s Disruptive Wide Format Technology

This past June, HP invited me to San Diego to attend the debut of their game-changing wide-format printers. When you’re the first to report on a monumental event, your article gets read. Shares: 12 tweets, 6 Facebook likes, 10 LinkedIn

Screen Shot 2014-12-29 at 9.07.00 AM1. Samsung. Is the sleeping giant awakening?

Here here it is, the number one article for the year! In September, I wrote about the Samsung dealer show in Dallas TX. New 65-PPM A3 MFP using tablet-like screens, new solutions, great event. Shares: 7 tweets, 11 Facebook likes, 149 LinkedIn