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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: Consumers to spend $20 billion on Father’s Day Gifts Market research 

NRF: Consumers to spend $20 billion on Father’s Day Gifts

Consumer spending this Father’s Day is expected to total $20 billion, nearly on par with last year’s record-setting figure of $20.1 billion, according to the annual consumer survey released today by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Prosper Insights & Analytics. Approximately 76 percent of U.S. adults are expected to celebrate Father’s Day. “Despite growing concerns about inflation, consumers plan... Read More
Epson brings Shaq star power to family memories promotion News 

Epson brings Shaq star power to family memories promotion

Epson has once again tapped its star celebrity endorser – Hall of Fame NBA player Shaquille O’Neill – to promote its line of wireless photo scanners. The company is encouraging family members to gather old photos, stroll down memory lane, and share treasured stories and milestones in celebration of “Family Photo Month.” To help recognize families everywhere, Epson is offering... Read More
Epson debuts direct-to-fabric printer for North America New Products 

Epson debuts direct-to-fabric printer for North America

Epson announced its first direct-to-fabric printer available in North America – the Monna Lisa 8000. – which is the culmination of over 20-years of research, development and customer feedback. “Epson Monna Lisa printers have long maintained a strong reputation and market position in Italy where they have been used to digitally print fabrics for some of the world’s largest international high fashion brands,” said Mark... Read More
Panasonic introduces a LEICA DG SUMMILUX 9mm F1.7 MFT lens New Products 

Panasonic introduces a LEICA DG SUMMILUX 9mm F1.7 MFT lens

Panasonic announced a new large-aperture ultra-wide fixed focal length lens, the LEICA DG SUMMILUX 9mm F1.7 (35mm camera equivalent: 18mm) for the LUMIX G Series based on the Micro Four Thirds standard. The LEICA DG SUMMILUX 9mm F1.7 will be available at valued channel partners for $499.99 in late July. The LEICA DG SUMMILUX 9mm (H-X09) is an ultra-wide-angle lens with a... Read More
NRF: April retail sales grew with consumers ‘taking higher prices in stride’ Market research 

NRF: April retail sales grew with consumers ‘taking higher prices in stride’

Consumers accustomed to inflation continued to spend in April as retail sales overcame higher prices to show both monthly and year-over-year increases, the National Retail Federation (NRF) said today. “April retail sales demonstrate consumer strength and willingness to spend despite persistent inflation, supply chain constraints, market volatility and global unrest,” said Matthew Shay, president and CEO, NRF. “While consumers are... Read More
DNP launches Action Capture System for theme parks, etc. New Products 

DNP launches Action Capture System for theme parks, etc.

DNP Imagingcomm America Corporation (DNP IAM)  launched its Action Capture system for theme parks, family fun centers, rock climbing gyms, ropes courses, and other venues. DNP’s Action Capture system snaps candid moments of guests from angles unobtainable by conventional cameras or a selfie. As guests participate in games, events and other experiences, the Action Capture system freezes their moments to... Read More
albelli-Photobox Group selects OneVision Software and ctrl-s as automation partners News 

albelli-Photobox Group selects OneVision Software and ctrl-s as automation partners

European photo product company albelli-Photobox Group chose automation software expert OneVision Software AG and ctrl-s as solution providers for an automated end-to-end workflow, according to a OneVision press release. albelli-Photobox Group initiated a “Manufacturing Platform” project, engaging in the joint workflow automation expertise of OneVision and ctrl-s to provide an automated end-to-end workflow. The albelli-Photobox Group has started to implement... Read More
Eugene Smith Memorial Fund announces 2022 judges Events People on the Move 

Eugene Smith Memorial Fund announces 2022 judges

The W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund announced the judges for its 2022 annual grants including the W. Eugene Smith grant, Howard Chapnick grant, and W. Eugene Smith Student grant. This year’s judges include Eli Reed, an internationally renowned photojournalist, Magnum member, and W. Eugene Smith grant recipient; Naveen Kishore, founder of Seagull Books, The Seagull Foundation for the Arts, and... Read More
Sony debuts Xperia 1 IV smartphone with optical zoom New Products 

Sony debuts Xperia 1 IV smartphone with optical zoom

Sony Electronics Inc. announced the new Xperia 1 IV smartphone, including cutting-edge imaging technology and a brighter HDR display and powerful audio features. The Xperia 1 IV will be available in on Sept. 1, 2022, for approximately $1,600.00 USD. It will be sold unlocked in black at a variety of Sony’s authorized dealers throughout the United States. “Xperia 1 IV... Read More
Professional photography industry statistics of 2021 and trends for 2022 Feature Market research 

Professional photography industry statistics of 2021 and trends for 2022

If you are looking to become a professional photographer or boost your career, looking at past photography trends and predictions for the industry’s future is an excellent starting point. To successfully navigate the professional photography industry in 2022, it’s crucial that you understand which types of photography have become more, and less, popular. A good indicator of what kind of... Read More
FUJIFILM’s fourth-quarter earnings down, but revenue is up Earnings reports News 

FUJIFILM’s fourth-quarter earnings down, but revenue is up

FUJIFILM Holdings Corp. reported a net income of ¥54.1 billion in the fourth quarter ended Mar 31, 2022, compared with ¥54.7 billion in the year-ago quarter. Revenues of ¥664.9 billion increased 7.4% year over year. For the year (April, 2021 to March, 2022) the company reported revenues of ¥2525.8 billion, up 15.2% year over year. Net income stood at ¥211.2... Read More
Shutterstock acquires Pond5 video marketplace Acquisitions 

Shutterstock acquires Pond5 video marketplace

Shutterstock, Inc. announced the acquisition of Pond5, the large video-first content marketplace for filmmakers, media organizations, and marketers worldwide for $210 million cash. Pond5 is a leading online marketplace for royalty-free and editorial video, with customers including Netflix, Disney, NBC, BBC, Discovery Channel and The Wall Street Journal. Pond5’s comprehensive collection includes 30 million licensable video clips, 1.6 million music... Read More
DJI launches sub-249g drone, DJI Mini 3 Pro New Products 

DJI launches sub-249g drone, DJI Mini 3 Pro

DJI introduces DJI Mini 3 Pro, a powerful lightweight and portable camera drone. weighing less than 249 grams. The $669 drone delivers advanced features like 4K/60fps video, ActiveTrack, tri-directional obstacle sensing, and 90° gimbal rotation to shoot vertical imaging for social media, all while extending its flight time to well over 30 minutes. “When we launched the Mini drone series... Read More