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Beer & Blog: Constant Learning in an Innovative Optics Industry, with Josh Cobb

Josh Cobb, Senior Optical Engineer with Corning (Tropel), has spent years in the optics industry learning, teaching, and learning more. We sat down with him to hear more about his work in the classroom and in the field with the Advanced Optics division of Corning.

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Topics: Beer & Blog (interviews), Optics

Luminate Demo Day: The Latest in Optics and Photonics Development

 

Join us on Demo Day during the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival.

 

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Topics: Company News, Optics, Business Insights

5 Biggest Marketing & Sales Challenges for Engineers

Customer Experience Sells

ideasWe’ve spent over 30 years helping tech companies create marketing and sales strategies that reach new customers. Although the word “sales” typically conjures images of overzealous, comb-over-sporting used car salesmen, sales are a necessary part of your business’s profitability and growth. Sales funds innovation, which in turn fuels more sales.

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Topics: Optics, Business Insights

Answers to the Hard Questions: What I heard at the Laser Focus World Laser Marketplace Technology and Markets Panel

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Though I was enjoying LFW's Laser Marketplace at Photonics West, furiously taking notes while Allen Nogee revealed the 2018 market forecast and geeking out over photobiomodulation as Praveen Arany shared his research, the final session of the day was a marketer's dream. A panel of highly respected individuals in the industry had been asked the question—"What do bioinstrumentation developers need to know from the photonics industry?"

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Topics: Product Launch, Optics, Strategic Planning

Photonics West 2017: Marketing Wins for Optics Companies

Our team had the honor to teach a course called “The New Sales Model” during this year’s Photonics West industry track. We shared sales and marketing “wins” from our clients in the industry and asked participants to do the same.

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Topics: Optics, Marketing Strategy

Photonics West 2017: Inbound Marketing for Optics Companies Q&A

Photonics West brings together more than 20,000 optics and photonics leaders from all over the world. SPIE’s industry track of courses is gaining momentum, and this year our team had the honor to teach “The New Sales Model.” There were some exceptional discussions among myself, Launch Team VP of Account Services Sarah Campagna, and sales and marketing professionals the industry. Couldn’t make the session? These attendee questions might provide some insight.

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Topics: Optics, Marketing Strategy, Sales

Improving Optics Marketing & Sales: Photonics West 2017 Short Course


Launch Team Inc. President Michele Nichols will present a short course at the 2017 Photonics West conference to discuss inbound marketing and sales strategies for optics companies.

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Topics: Company News, Optics, Inbound Marketing

Meet Launch Team at Optics & MedTech Industry Events

 

The Launch team is gearing up to teach, learn and share at multiple industry events this fall.

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Topics: Company News, Optics, Medical Device

Launch Team Associate to Teach Optics Course for Sales Professionals at SPIE Optics + Photonics

Heading to SPIE Optics + Photonics this month? Don't miss these presentations by Damon Diehl, Launch Team technical writer and Ph.D. Two other members of the Launch team will also be at the show, and we welcome the chance to meet with you

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Topics: Company News, Optics

Beer & Blog: Leading Successful Business Development in Technical Companies, with Lisa Belodoff

 

For today’s Beer & Blog, we spoke with Lisa Belodoff, vice president of business development at Rochester Precision Optics. Lisa has worked in sales and marketing throughout the optics and photonics industry, helping to build LightWorks Optics for successful exit, working in fiber infrastructure at CABLExpress and in medical devices at Masimo. She is a driver of change and growth, and we’re honored to collaborate with her.

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Topics: Business Insights, Optics, Change and Innovation, Internal Communication, Beer & Blog (interviews)