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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.

NRF survey says more than 164 million consumers plan to shop over five-day Thanksgiving Weekend   Market research Press releases 

NRF survey says more than 164 million consumers plan to shop over five-day Thanksgiving Weekend  

WASHINGTON, November 16, 2018 – Retailers are preparing for one of their biggest weekends of the year as an estimated 164 million people are already planning to go shopping Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics. “Whether it’s heading to the stores after finishing their... Read More
Edge Imaging looks to expand, to invest Feature Opinion 

Edge Imaging looks to expand, to invest

In recent months, there’s been a lot of investment and business activity in the school and events photography space. Lifetouch and Jostens have both found new owners and, north of the border, long-standing Canadian firm Edge Imaging announced in late October Walter Capital Partners made a “significant investment” in the company, with the intention of building the Burlington, Ontario, company... Read More
October retail sales increased 5.6 percent over last year Press releases 

October retail sales increased 5.6 percent over last year

WASHINGTON, November 15, 2018 – Retail sales in October increased 0.4 percent over September on a seasonally adjusted basis and were up 5.6 percent year-over-year unadjusted, according to calculations released today by the National Retail Federation. The numbers exclude automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants. “Today’s pickup in retail sales shows a healthy pace of spending and a sign of ongoing consumer... Read More
Michigan takes the 2018 top spot for Fall Foliage Photography in Nikon’s annual nationwide campaign Marketing Press releases 

Michigan takes the 2018 top spot for Fall Foliage Photography in Nikon’s annual nationwide campaign

MELVILLE, N.Y., Nov. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Nikon Inc. announced the winner of the company’s fourth annual nationwide search for the “Top Spot for Fall Foliage”, naming Michigan as the best state for fall photography in the United States. Participants from all 50 states were more eager than ever to showcase their state’s beautiful autumn landscapes, but it was Michigan... Read More
Apple Photos extension Motif expands internationally with tiered rollout in Europe News Press releases 

Apple Photos extension Motif expands internationally with tiered rollout in Europe

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–On the heels of a successful United States launch, Motif, the only native macOS extension for printed photo books, cards, and calendars, today announced an international expansion plan for Motif with a tiered rollout in Europe. As part of an aggressive growth strategy – and with the latest version of Motif optimized for macOS Mojave – the global rollout... Read More
U.S. Postal Service reports fiscal year 2018 results News 

U.S. Postal Service reports fiscal year 2018 results

Overall volume decline of 3.2 billion pieces Net loss of $3.9 billion Urgent need to advance legislative and regulatory reforms, along with continued aggressive postal management actions to generate new revenue and control costs Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Postal Service reported operating revenue of $70.6 billion for the fiscal year 2018 (October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2018), an... Read More
Unique Photo named a Finalist in 2018 New Jersey Family Business of the Year by the Rothman Institute at Fairleigh Dickinson University Press releases 

Unique Photo named a Finalist in 2018 New Jersey Family Business of the Year by the Rothman Institute at Fairleigh Dickinson University

Unique Photo, New Jersey’s largest retail camera store and center for photography education, was named a first runner-up in the 26th annual New Jersey Family Business of the Year for 2018 by the Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship at Fairleigh Dickinson University. FAIRFIELD, N.J. (PRWEB) NOVEMBER 15, 2018 – Unique Photo, New Jersey’s largest retail camera store and center for photography... Read More
Printbox launches global print fulfillment capabilities through a partnership with Peecho News Press releases 

Printbox launches global print fulfillment capabilities through a partnership with Peecho

Krakow, Poland, 09. 11. 2018 (Press Release) – Printbox, photo product software provider, and Peecho, the premium print on demand service provider, have partnered to bring product design, production, and delivery together in the first universal platform for the sales and fulfillment of personalized print products. Now, companies in the personalized photo-commerce industries can create and sell print products on... Read More
Thrust-UAV and Kodak announce sport drone launch New Products Press releases 

Thrust-UAV and Kodak announce sport drone launch

Rochester, NY, Wednesday, November 14, 2018 – PCS Edventures!, Inc., (PCSV) a leading provider of K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs, and its subsidiary Thrust-UAV, a drone manufacturing company and an authorized Kodak brand Licensee, announced the availability of the American-made KODAK RIOT 250R Pro Sport Drone, a firstperson view (FPV) drone capable of reaching speeds of over 75mph.... Read More
PRC approves proposed USPS rate changes News Press releases 

PRC approves proposed USPS rate changes

WASHINGTON – November 15, 2018 – The Postal Regulatory Commission issued Orders 4875 and 4876 approving the Postal Service’s planned rate adjustments for both Market Dominant products and Competitive products respectively. Rate increases for Market Dominant products must meet certain statutory and regulatory requirements, the most prominent of which is that such increases be no greater than the rate of inflation,... Read More
Sigma Black Friday Sale offers up to $150 off on prime, zoom Art and Contemporary lenses Press releases Promotions 

Sigma Black Friday Sale offers up to $150 off on prime, zoom Art and Contemporary lenses

Ronkonkoma, NY – November 15, 2018 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, today announced its Black Friday / Cyber Monday Sale featuring impressive savings on its award-winning Global Vision lens line, with a large focus on Art lenses. For a limited time, customers can save up to $150.00 on... Read More
Sony announces winners of its alpha female creator-in-residence program Marketing Press releases 

Sony announces winners of its alpha female creator-in-residence program

Five Winners from More than 6,000 Entrants will Receive Funding, Mentorship, Camera Gear and More SAN DIEGO, Nov. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Electronics Inc. today announced the winners of its Alpha Female Creator-in-Residence Program Contest, one of the flagship initiatives in the Company’s recently introduced “Be Alpha” campaign. The Alpha Female initiative is Sony’s response to the imaging industry’s well-documented... Read More
KODAK Portrait 3D Printer is now available in North America and Europe New Products News Press releases 

KODAK Portrait 3D Printer is now available in North America and Europe

Rochester, NY, Tuesday, November 13, 2018 — Kodak and Smart International, the authorized global brand licensee of 3D printing, are pleased to announce North American and European availability of the KODAK Portrait 3D Printer. In conjunction with this announcement, The KODAK Portrait 3D Printer will be on display at the Formnext industry tradeshow in Frankfurt, Germany, November 13th – November 15th.... Read More
Nikon announces holiday promotions for Nikon Z 6 Press releases Promotions 

Nikon announces holiday promotions for Nikon Z 6

Nikon Will Also Offer an Array of Special Promotions, Instant Savings and Discount Programs for their Latest Products this Holiday Season MELVILLE, NY (NOVEMBER 14, 2018) – With the holiday season just around the corner, Nikon Inc. is pleased to announce the retail availability of the new Nikon Z 6 camera, which was announced alongside the Nikon Z 7, Mount... Read More
Nik Collection by DxO 2018 v1.1: promises kept! Press releases Updates 

Nik Collection by DxO 2018 v1.1: promises kept!

DxO is offering the latest versions of the plugin suite relaunched in June 2018 with an update that offers improved stability and compatibility with the latest operating systems and Adobe host apps. PARIS — November 14, 2018 — DxO, one of the most innovative companies that offer imaging solutions for the general public, has announced the immediate release of Nik... Read More
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