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Gary Pageau is principal of InfoCircle LLC, a marketing communications company. For nearly 25 years, he was with PMA International, serving most recently as Publisher, Content Development and Strategic Initiatives. His primary responsibilities included overseeing the Association’s editorial department, marketing research unit, education and corporate relations department. The PMA editorial department activities include the Association’s monthly flagship magazine, PMA Magazine – Connecting the Imaging Communities; the daily PMA Newsline news site and numerous monthly newsletters. The PMA marketing research unit conducts both industry and consumer research in the field of photo/imaging, which is cited widely in the business and the trade press.

Product spotlight: Coolness from Artsy Couture Feature New Products 

Product spotlight: Coolness from Artsy Couture

Periodically, we have the opportunity to sample products from our readers. The kind folks at Artsy Couture wanted to show off some of the unique photo products offered for sale, both through its own lab and to retailers. For more information, contact Lisa Nunley, director of business development, Artsy Couture, at 214-212-5340 or lnunley@artsycouture.com. Download the  2018 fulfillment guide here for reference. Among... Read More
Skydio announces R1, delivering on the promise of the self-flying camera New Products Press releases 

Skydio announces R1, delivering on the promise of the self-flying camera

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Skydio, the California-based company, announced today the availability of the company’s first product: R1, a fully autonomous flying camera. With the introduction of R1, the company is taking a step toward the future of autonomous drones and enabling a new type of visual storytelling. “The promise of the self-flying camera has captured people’s imaginations, but today’s drones... Read More
PogoTec to Go Public Under Regulation A+ Stock Offering with Shares Available to Retail Investors Effective Immediately News Press releases 

PogoTec to Go Public Under Regulation A+ Stock Offering with Shares Available to Retail Investors Effective Immediately

Lifestyle brand focused on electronic wearable devices including a point-of-view camera and augmented reality system for the mass market preparing for NASDAQ listing NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PogoTec, Inc. (the “Company” or “PogoTec”), an innovator in wearable devices, today announced that its Regulation A+ Initial Public Offering of up to $32 million has been qualified by the SEC. The Company has... Read More
Albertsons Companies and Rite Aid merge to create food, health, and wellness leader News Press releases 

Albertsons Companies and Rite Aid merge to create food, health, and wellness leader

Combination Will Create Strong Local Networks in Attractive Geographies Integrated Platform Will Provide Customers Greater Choice, Convenience, and Access, and Accelerate Omni-Channel Strategy to Reach More Customers and Drive Profitable Growth John Standley to Serve as Chief Executive Officer and Bob Miller to Serve as Chairman of Combined Company Transaction Expected to Generate Run Rate Cost Synergies of $375 Million... Read More
Photo-Me announces listing of Max Sight shares on Hong Kong stock exchange News Press releases 

Photo-Me announces listing of Max Sight shares on Hong Kong stock exchange

Photo-Me, the instant-service equipment group, announces that the board of directors of Max Sight, of which Photo-Me is a substantial shareholder with approximately 18.33% ownership interest, as at the date of this announcement, has made an application to list Max Sight’s ordinary shares of HK$0.01 on the Growth Enterprise Market of the Hong-Kong Stock Exchange by way of a share... Read More
Retail concept “Photo & Go” rebrands to “MyPhoto.com” News Press releases 

Retail concept “Photo & Go” rebrands to “MyPhoto.com”

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (PRWEB) February 14, 2018 — Photo & Go, the creators of the “Crazy Easy. Crazy Fast.” photo technology service platform, today announced it will be rebranding to MyPhoto.com, effective immediately. Launched in 2015 by serial entrepreneur Warren Struhl, MyPhoto began as the mall-based retail store concept Photo & Go known for creating beautiful photo products and gifts.... Read More
Print Refinery webinar for IPI supplying partners is Feb. 21 Events 

Print Refinery webinar for IPI supplying partners is Feb. 21

Independent Photo Imagers (IPI) will hold a webinar for supplying partners Feb. 21, 9-9:30 a.m.  PST, describing how they can become involved in The Print Refinery licensed business model. The link to register is here. IPI members have opened three Print Refinery locations – and the fourth opening soon -and the buying group is reporting significant sales increases at these... Read More
Taopix announces user conference keynote speakers Events 

Taopix announces user conference keynote speakers

Taopix announced the major speakers at its next user conference, April 24-25, 2018, at Newcastle upon Tyne. The keynote speakers are Craig Sullivan, a conversion optimisation expert, highlighting the importance and benefits of Conversion Rate Optimisation and share insights on how to turn your website visitors into customers, and entrepreneur Nigel Lee talking about the inherent challenges of launching a dedicated photo-book... Read More
TOMY International brings affordable, portable instant photo printer to market with launch of KiiPix New Products Press releases 

TOMY International brings affordable, portable instant photo printer to market with launch of KiiPix

KiiPix turns smartphone photos into hard-copy keepsakes OAK BROOK, Ill., Feb. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — TOMY International, a leading global designer, producer and marketer of toys and infant products, leans into innovation with its Toy Fair 2018 introduction of KiiPix, an affordable instant picture printer that produces retro-stylized photos from any smartphone. KiiPix is easy to use, making it a “snap”... Read More
PRINT United announces Kodak will exhibit in 2019 Events News 

PRINT United announces Kodak will exhibit in 2019

PHILADELPHIA – February 15, 2018 – As market convergence continues to accelerate, Kodak has decided to support the 2019 PRINT United Expo in Dallas, Oct. 23-25, 2019. ”We see the convergence of multiple market segments and technologies as printers are looking for flexible solutions to enable their growth and brands are looking for high-quality, cost effective solutions,” says Patti Smith,... Read More
CRA-Z-ART and Kodak to make world’s largest puzzle Press releases 

CRA-Z-ART and Kodak to make world’s largest puzzle

Company announces plans to manufacture world’s largest puzzle for sale RANDOLPH, N.J., Feb. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — CRA-Z-ART, a prime manufacturer and leader in trendy toy, art and school supply products, announced today plans to develop the World’s Largest Puzzle to be available for sale, commercially.  The company will develop the puzzle with one of their brand licensing partners, Eastman... Read More
Datacolor introduces handheld color matching tool – ColorReader New Products Press releases 

Datacolor introduces handheld color matching tool – ColorReader

Fast, accurate color identification solution for painters, designers and consumers LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Datacolor®, a global leader in color management solutions, announced today the launch of ColorReader, its second portable color identification and matching tool. The new device complements Datacolor’s professional color matching device, ColorReaderPRO, and is targeted at a wider audience for an affordable price of $99. ColorReader provides accurate... Read More
January Retail Sales Continue Strong After Holidays, Up 5.4 Percent Over Last Year Press releases 

January Retail Sales Continue Strong After Holidays, Up 5.4 Percent Over Last Year

WASHINGTON, February 14, 2018 – An improving economy kept January retail sales nearly as good as the holiday season’s strong showing – dropping only 0.26 percent seasonally adjusted from December – and fueled a healthy 5.4 percent increase year-over year, the National Retail Federation said today. The numbers exclude automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants. “These numbers reinforce a positive start... Read More
ICOx Innovations announces launch of community channel for KODAKCoin on ICOxConnect.com Press releases 

ICOx Innovations announces launch of community channel for KODAKCoin on ICOxConnect.com

The KODAKCoin to have its own community channel on ICOxConnect.com LOS ANGELES, Feb. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – ICOx Innovations Inc. ( “ICOx Innovations”) (OTCPK:ICOX), a company that provides operational support for designers and builders of crypto-economies, who may then sell their tokens in compliance with applicable law in sales commonly referred to as Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), is pleased to announce... Read More