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
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
- 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.
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.
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
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.
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.