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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.

WhiteWall launches Masterprint in France at Paris Photo fair Marketing 

WhiteWall launches Masterprint in France at Paris Photo fair

Premium personalized photo printer WhiteWall launched its WhiteWall Masterprint in France as a partner of the Paris Photo trade fair, Nov. 11-14. Paris Photo, with almost 200 international exhibitors, is the largest international art fair for photography. The program was compelling for WhiteWall to participate in due to the quality of the exhibiting artists, the many opportunities for joint exchange, the... Read More
Urbanimmersive acquires real estate photography agency Agence Immophoto, Tours Virtuales Acquisitions News 

Urbanimmersive acquires real estate photography agency Agence Immophoto, Tours Virtuales

Urbanimmersive closed the acquisition of all the outstanding shares of the real-estate photography agency Agence Immophoto Inc. for a total purchase price of $500,000. of which $300,000 payable immediately, $100,000 payable by the immediate issuance of 103,093 shares of the company stock at a price of $0.97 per share, and $100,000 payable in shares 12 months following closing. This new... Read More
CanvasChamp introduces Canvas Lite thin canvas wrap New Products 

CanvasChamp introduces Canvas Lite thin canvas wrap

CanvasChamp, a supplier of custom canvas prints, introduced a new product called “Canvas Lite”, which the company claims is the thinnest canvas wrap in the world at 0.5 inches deep. The company says the thin wrap 0.5 wooden frame cuts away the excess weight of typical canvas prints. Canvas lite offers all the regular design customizations as other canvas print options... Read More
MailPix debuts improved canvas photo printing app for iOS, Android New Products 

MailPix debuts improved canvas photo printing app for iOS, Android

MailPix, announced an improved version of the Canvas Prints photo printing app for iOS and Android The app offers the widest selection of canvas print dimensions, including 24×36, 20×30, 16×24, 16×20, 16×16, 12×18, 12×16, 12×12, 11×14, 10×20, 10×10, 8×10 and 5×7. “Like our 1 Hour Photo app, the easy-to-use Canvas Prints app brings high-quality, affordable products to consumers looking to enhance their homes with... Read More
Dead Pixels Society podcast: Building passive income for photographers with Rick Sammon News Podcasts 

Dead Pixels Society podcast: Building passive income for photographers with Rick Sammon

Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with photographer and author, Rick Sammon, about his latest book, “How to Make Money While You are Sleeping: A Photographer’s Guide to Passive Income – And Other Savvy Business Strategies.” The book, which is Sammon’s 43rd, covers a wide range of tactics for photographers and other creatives to create diverse income streams. In this interview, Sammon... Read More
Chatham ups bid to acquire RRD News 

Chatham ups bid to acquire RRD

Chatham Asset Management, the private investment firm that already owns approximately 14.9% of the outstanding common stock and is the largest bondholder of Chicago-based  R.R. Donnelley & Sons submitted a binding, fully financed offer, and draft merger agreement on Nov. 16, 2021, to acquire all the common stock of RRD not already owned by Chatham for $9.10 per share in cash. Chatham... Read More
Michaels predicts 2022 as the year of “Mindful Making” Marketing News 

Michaels predicts 2022 as the year of “Mindful Making”

The Michaels Companies, Inc., the largest arts and crafts retail chain in North America, released its first-ever trend predictions for 2022. Michaels’ trend experts are constantly tracking the materials and makes on the horizon — about 18 months before they’re in-store or trending on social, the company said. Through a combination of internal data, customer insights, and engagement with Makers... Read More
CVS Health to close 900 stores over three years News 

CVS Health to close 900 stores over three years

CVS Health announced “several steps to support its strategy of making health care more affordable, accessible and convenient for consumers,” according to a press release. The company has been emphasizing its health business, and as part of the company’s strategic review of its retail business, CVS Health will have three distinct retail models serving as community health destinations: Sites dedicated to... Read More
Freepik Company reaches 500,000 subscribers News 

Freepik Company reaches 500,000 subscribers

Freepik Co., the largest free graphic resource platform, reached half a million Premium subscribers, surpassing its direct competitors worldwide, and emerging as an undisputed leader in its sector. North American users comprise 20 percent of these subscribers and have downloaded nearly 63 million resources in 2021 alone. Freepik Co. is a boot-strapped Spanish tech company, based in Malaga, Spain, specializing... Read More
PRINTING United Expo 2022 reports high level of exhibitor signups Events 

PRINTING United Expo 2022 reports high level of exhibitor signups

PRINTING United Expo, which had to cancel its 2021 event just a few weeks prior, announced more than three-fourths of the trade show space for upcoming 2022 event is already contracted. The 2022 event, taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Oct. 19-21, will open for attendee registration in spring 2022. Official PRINTING United Expo sponsors include Title... Read More
Popsa unveils two movies in Christmas digital brand campaign Marketing 

Popsa unveils two movies in Christmas digital brand campaign

U.K.-based photobook brand Popsa launched two Christmas-themed ads as part of a digital brand campaign. Both films feature different stories combining creative storytelling with a heartfelt Christmas gift. One, “Mr. Cuddles goes Rogue” shows what happens when a beloved teddy bear is left behind at an aunt’s house for the lockdown. The second ad (above) shows how undocumented moments help... Read More
Adorama announces partnership with imaging gadget maker Pictar, warehouse expansion New Products News 

Adorama announces partnership with imaging gadget maker Pictar, warehouse expansion

Adorama and Pictar, a maker of mobile photography solutions, announced a strategic partnership between the companies, where a new entity, Pictar World LLC, will operate as an independently run, fully owned subsidiary of Adorama. Pictar is known for its range of camera grips for smartphones but has also expanded into other accessories. “We are thrilled to enter this agreement with... Read More
Vitec Group acquires Savage Universal Acquisitions News 

Vitec Group acquires Savage Universal

Vitec Imaging Solutions, a division of The Vitec Group plc announced the acquisition of Phoenix, Ariz-based, background manufacturer Savage Universal Corp. and its affiliates, with the deal expected to close by the end of November 2021. Savage Universal was founded in 1937 and manufactures an extensive range of high-quality, specialist, seamless paper backgrounds, or backdrops, ensuring the essentially flat, crease-free... Read More
NRF: October retail sales grew as consumers got an early start on holiday shopping Market research News 

NRF: October retail sales grew as consumers got an early start on holiday shopping

Retail sales rose in October as many consumers began holiday shopping early to avoid any shortages amid pandemic-driven supply chain disruptions that are dominating businesses and shoppers this holiday season, the National Retail Federation said today. “Retail sales data for October reflects the enduring strength of consumers’ finances and willingness to spend as the holiday season gets underway,” said Matthew... Read More