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.
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
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.
- Communications SOLUTIONS™ EXPO (formerly CTI EXPO™), one
of the fastest-growing conference and trade shows of it's time.
- INTERNET TELEPHONY®
Conference & EXPO, today's leading event where buyers
find solutions in the burgeoning Voice over Internet Protocol
- 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
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
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
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.
Additionally, TMC® distinguishes itself by attracting and
retaining the industry's most knowledgeable and experienced