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Gary Pageau is principal of InfoCircle LLC, continuing his marketing communications career. InfoCircle LLC is a marketing and communications consulting firm, specializing in business-to-business markets. 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.

Statista: Who’s surviving the retail apocalypse? Market research News 

Statista: Who’s surviving the retail apocalypse?

With the bankruptcy of Sears making the news this week, along with retail news from the NRF indicating a strong retail environment, there’s a mixed message in the media. Or is there? According to the above chart from Statista, based on Nielsen data, some retail categories have been hit much harder by the rise of online shopping than others. While... Read More
Visual 1st panel preview: Monetizing Photos through Print Events News 

Visual 1st panel preview: Monetizing Photos through Print

The Visual 1st conference kicks off next week at the Golden Gate Club in San Francisco, Calif. If you haven’t made plans to attend, there’s still time to register! If you can’t make it, be sure to check out our coverage next week. And if you are there, step up and say hello. Conference organizer Hans Hartman has been busy setting... Read More
Photobox unit, Moonpig, to open engineering hub in Manchester News Press releases 

Photobox unit, Moonpig, to open engineering hub in Manchester

Launches recruitment drive for 50 engineers as it unveils ambitious next phase of growth Moonpig, the UK’s leading online cards, gifts & flowers retailer is opening its first ever ‘Tech Hub’ in Manchester, creating fifty new technology jobs across Manchester and London, as part of a multi-million-pound investment to unlock the next phase of its ambitious growth plans. The new... Read More
di support, PhotoSí announce kiosk agreement for Italy News Press releases 

di support, PhotoSí announce kiosk agreement for Italy

PrintCube is coming to the beautiful Bella Italia. di support announces proudly that it has signed a cooperation agreement with PhotoSí for the Italian market during photokina in Cologne. PhotoSí is Italy’s leading photography service provider with a strong internet and mobile business. PhotoSí now operates a network of more than 5,000 retail locations. In the Southern European countries, the... Read More
Fujifilm Group unveils new global branding campaign: NEVER STOP Marketing News Press releases 

Fujifilm Group unveils new global branding campaign: NEVER STOP

FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) is today launching its “NEVER STOP” global branding campaign to communicate its diverse array of business operations as well as its corporate mindset continuing to take on new challenges. The campaign begins today in Japan and the U.S., and will continue to roll-out at later dates in Europe, China and Southeast Asia. The NEVER... Read More
Sony introduces the Cyber-shot HX99, a tiny travel high-zoom camera New Products Press releases 

Sony introduces the Cyber-shot HX99, a tiny travel high-zoom camera

Versatile New Travel Camera Features Upgraded Image Processor, 4K Movie Capabilities and Many Other Advanced Features into an Ultra-Compact Body ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* 24-720mm High Magnification Zoom and High Image Quality Lens Stunning 4K video with full pixel readout and no pixel binning Upgraded BIONZ X™ image processing engine and newly implemented front-end LSI ensure outstanding image quality Versatile operability... Read More
September retail sales increased 3 percent over last year News Press releases 

September retail sales increased 3 percent over last year

WASHINGTON, October 15, 2018 – Retail sales in September increased 0.4 percent over August on a seasonally adjusted basis and were up 3 percent year-over-year unadjusted, according to calculations released today by the National Retail Federation. The numbers exclude automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants. “Retail sales were somewhat softer than expected in September and some of the weakness can be attributed... Read More
PRINT 18 Chicago focused on ideas, technology and connections Events News 

PRINT 18 Chicago focused on ideas, technology and connections

Reston, VA—With more than 80 educational sessions and nearly 17,000 industry professionals, PRINT 18 continued with its promise to grow business. In its 50th year, and with a new laser focus on making the event transformational instead of the typical transactional trade show, the event realized an increase by 38% of unique visitors per day. “PRINT 18 was a great... Read More
PicsArt opens AI Lab in Moscow News Press releases 

PicsArt opens AI Lab in Moscow

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — PicsArt, the leading creative platform and app for social storytelling, today announced that it has opened the PicsArt AI Lab in Moscow. The Lab will enable the company to further its leadership in AI and Machine Learning and identify new and innovative uses for the tech. With more than 100 million monthly active users... Read More
HP unveils second edition of portable Sprocket printer New Products Press releases 

HP unveils second edition of portable Sprocket printer

Everyone’s favorite handheld photo printer just got savvier and more social Palo Alto, California, October 8, 2018 – HP Sprocket 2nd Edition, a portable, pocket-sized photo printer, just got savvier and more social. It’s ready for any event – in a new collection of colors – so everyone can snap pictures, instantly print from a mobile device, and share in... Read More
BeFunky launches batch processing for editing hundreds of photos at once New Products Press releases 

BeFunky launches batch processing for editing hundreds of photos at once

PORTLAND, ORE. (PRWEB) OCTOBER 10, 2018 – BeFunky, the pioneers of powerful-yet-simplified online photo editing and graphic design tools, today announces their most groundbreaking release yet: Batch Processing for photo editing. On the heels of their major site revamp, BeFunky continues to develop innovative features and tools designed to help improve the creative workflow for users exponentially. The latest of... Read More
NRF study says consumers shop at discount retailers regardless of age or income Market research Press releases 

NRF study says consumers shop at discount retailers regardless of age or income

WASHINGTON, October 11, 2018 – Almost all U.S. consumers are value-conscious shoppers who regularly visit discount retailers to find a bargain, according to the latest issue of the quarterly Consumer View report released today by the National Retail Federation. “Looking for the best price is a habit that cuts across almost every demographic,” NRF Vice President for Research Development and... Read More
Krome Business Studio turns mobile photos into high-impact business images Events Press releases Promotions 

Krome Business Studio turns mobile photos into high-impact business images

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Krome Photos today introduced Krome Business Studio, an app-based photo studio in your pocket that transforms businesses’ mobile and other digital photos into powerful, creative, studio-quality images for e-commerce, social media, advertising and marketing without the time and expense of a custom photo shoot. The service provides photo editing, optional background changes, and... Read More
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