A History Of TMC: 30 Years Of Excellence

Over the last 30 years, TMC® as established itself as a leading full-service media company specializing in high-technology marketplaces. TMC® publishes industry-leading print magazines serving the most dynamic segments of each marketplace. Moreover, TMC® produces five solutions-focused technology conferences and trade shows creating dynamic communities of interest that attract thousands of attendees.

TMC® was an early pioneer to the Web in the communications technology market, and currently attracts almost 200,000 unique visitors to its comprehensive Web site TMCnet.com on a monthly basis. By virtue of all of its activities, TMC® enjoys tremendous reach into the marketplaces it serves, including both the vendor community as well as subscribers.

Origins
Mr. Nadji Tehrani founded Technology Marketing Corporation in 1972, as a publishing company adhering to the highest standard of ethics and professional journalism. Now known as TMC®, the company began by publishing trade magazines for the chemical coatings field.

In the late 1970s, Tehrani began regularly selling advertising space in his magazines over the phone. Hoping to learn more about phone sales, Tehrani scoured newsstands and libraries in search of a magazine covering this nascent field -- yet no magazine covered telemarketing. Undaunted, the entrepreneurial Tehrani started his own magazine in 1982, trademarking the name Telemarketing® for the new publication.

Since the launch of that first technology publication, TMC® has built quite an impressive history of successful products, including more than 75 successfully executed conferences and trade shows. Among them are:

  • Telemarketing and Business Communications (TBT), the first call center trade show.
  • CTI EXPO™, one of the fastest-growing conference and trade shows of it's time.
  • Communications SOLUTIONS™ EXPO, to this day one of the best-attended events for all industry factions: resellers, developers and end users.
  • INTERNET TELEPHONY® Conference & EXPO, today's leading event where buyers find solutions in the burgeoning Voice over Internet Protocol market.
  • Planet PDA™: the Enterprise PDA Event, the first conference solely targeting enterprise, government and other large organization deployment of handheld computing devices.
  • BiometriTech™, TMC®'s newest event, bringing biometrics to the masses, specifically, financial, medical and key verticals as well as MIS departments in large organizations, integrators and the government.

In conjunction with the launching of new shows and publications, TMC® devoted tremendous resources to launch TMC Labs™ as the first, and most authoritative, product-testing lab.

TMC Labs™ is comprised of an experienced staff of engineers who know how to effectively communicate and write, and it is their job to acquire, install, evaluate and relay to TMC's magazine and online subscribers the advantages and pitfalls of the latest hardware and software for the biometrics, CTI, Internet telephony, contact center/CRM, and PDA markets.

Pioneering Web-based Operations
TMC's Web-based activities centers on TMCnet.com, an online publication that complements the editorial content of TMC's printed publications by disseminating original, technology-oriented information to our readers, while leveraging the immediacy and flexibility of the online medium. In addition, the company's eNews In Your Inbox division consists of over 26 e-mail newsletters with frequencies that vary from weekly to monthly, reaching over 500,000 domestic and international subscribers.

Within TMCnet.com, TMC® publishes two leading online publications, BiometriTech™ and Planet PDA™.

BiometriTech™, launched in January 2002, strives to provide the latest news, along with original articles and columns from our knowledgeable staff and outside experts, covering technology issues, implementation obstacles and solutions, and successful installations of biometric components and the results they have yielded. We also feature product and technology reviews from our very own TMC Labs™ testing facility. Additionally, our in-house columnists focus on the very important balance of security and privacy, and the inherent impact biometrics will have on our personal freedoms.

In Summer 2001, TMC® sought to take advantage of a slowing economy that left many publishers and trade show organizers retreating by launching Planet PDA™. Recognizing the crucial need among enterprises worldwide to quickly establish guidelines within their organizations for PDA use, Planet PDA's mission from the start was to educate MIS and corporate management about successfully selecting, deploying and supporting PDAs across their organizations. It has quickly become one of the World Wide Web's most visited sites for news, market analysis and product reviews in the burgeoning enterprise handheld computing/PDA market. As businesses embrace handheld computing - even favoring PDAs over laptops in some cases - Planet PDA is positioned to secure a market leading position among both readers and advertisers.

Unsurpassed Experience
The top management of TMC® includes a number of the most respected and influential personalities involved in the communications and high-tech industries. Management of TMC® includes:

Nadji Tehrani: Current TMC® CEO who founded TMC® in 1972 and is considered to be the father of the contact center/CRM industry.

Rich Tehrani: Current TMC® President, Tehrani has played an instrumental role in steering TMC® in the direction of high technology and has launched three magazines and four trade shows in the communications space since 1996.

Marc Robins: Current TMC® VP of Publications and Trade Shows, Associate Group Publisher, and Group Editorial Director, Robins is responsible for the management of TMC's family of publications and trade shows. Robins has been a leading analyst, consultant, and editor in the communications space for over 20 years.

Additionally, TMC® distinguishes itself by attracting and retaining the industry's most knowledgeable and experienced editorial staff.