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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 still spending despite worries over inflation and interest rates Market research News 

NRF: Consumers still spending despite worries over inflation and interest rates

Consumers remain worried about high inflation and Federal Reserve interest rate hikes intended to bring inflation under control, but neither has stopped them from spending, National Retail Federation (NRF) Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz said today. “The economic situation in the United States is unsettling,” Kleinhenz said. “Consumer confidence is down, consumer spending’s rate of growth has slowed, and economists and consumers... Read More
Sam’s Club expands photo customization services with Amaze, Shoott partnership News Partnerships 

Sam’s Club expands photo customization services with Amaze, Shoott partnership

Sam’s Club today launched its expanded Photo and Customization Services, giving its members access to professional photographers, enhanced photo printing services, as well as made-to-order apparel and home goods, making Sam’s Club the first to do so in the warehouse space, the company said. The new online member experience, powered by Amaze Software, includes updated product editors, AI-enabled technology, and a... Read More
Girls Who Print Day and International Print Day coming in October Events 

Girls Who Print Day and International Print Day coming in October

Two print industry milestone events hosted and produced by Print Media Centr are scheduled for October. Girls Who Print Day The 10th annual Girls Who Print Day conference begins online at 11 am EST Oct. 13. Girls Who Print honors the contributions and increasing influence of women in print. Highlights include the Girlie Award and the Women in Leadership panel.... Read More
Mediaclip releases Version 11.1 of its product personalization software New Products Updates 

Mediaclip releases Version 11.1 of its product personalization software

Montreal-based Mediaclip announced Version 11.1 of its market-leading product personalization software. The company says the new version “is focused on increasing and simplifying end-user creative options using the renowned Mediaclip Designer on smartphones and tablets alike. It showcases many new “WOW” feature sets, enhancing end-user productivity and creativity with new Mediaclip Designer toolsets. These new tools are ideal to expand... Read More
Canon updates IVY mobile printer New Products 

Canon updates IVY mobile printer

Canon U.S.A., Inc., announced a new version of the IVY Mini Photo Printer, the IVY 2. The IVY 2 is an upgrade from its predecessor; delivering higher quality pictures, a faster-charging battery, and better connectivity, enabling DIY creators to “Print, Peel, Stick and Go”. IVY creators quickly and easily print photos of family, friends, pets or any other source of... Read More
Sony debuts 4K Super 35 Cinema Camera, FX30 New Products 

Sony debuts 4K Super 35 Cinema Camera, FX30

Sony Electronics Inc. announced the newest addition to the brand’s Cinema Line – the FX30 (model ILME-FX30). The new FX30 is a 4K Super 35 compact cinema camera that offers many professional features of the Cinema Line, such as Dual Base ISO, Log shooting modes, and user-imported LUTs (Look Up Tables) at a lower price point. The FX30 (supplied with... Read More
Tamron announces fast-aperture Standard Zoom 20-40mm F/2.8 Di III VXD New Products 

Tamron announces fast-aperture Standard Zoom 20-40mm F/2.8 Di III VXD

Tamron announces the launch of the 20-40mm F/2.8 Di III VXD (Model A062), a fast-aperture standard zoom lens for Sony E-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras. The lens will be on sale Oct. 27, 2022, at $699. The 20-40mm F2.8 is a new fast-aperture standard zoom lens that can be easily carried around for everyday shooting for both still images and video.... Read More
PRINT & DIGITAL CONVENTION Date set for 2023 Events News 

PRINT & DIGITAL CONVENTION Date set for 2023

From May 16-17, 2023, the PRINT & DIGITAL CONVENTION will once again turn the Congress Center Süd in Düsseldorf into a meeting place for experts from the print and media industry as well as for decision-makers from industry, e-commerce, retail and IT. Participants can look forward to an extensive two-day program of lectures, innovative exhibits, hands-on best practices, and plenty... Read More
Mark Zuckerberg’s youth baseball card sells for $105,000 News Promotions 

Mark Zuckerberg’s youth baseball card sells for $105,000

The youth baseball card of Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, was auctioned for $105,000. Back in 1992, Irvin Simon Photographers, the largest independent school and sports photographer in the New York area, captured a picture of an eight-year-old Zuckerberg posing with a baseball bat. Zuckerberg’s autographed little league trading card and NFT, including documents that authenticate its existence, were auctioned in a... Read More
Capture One releases Capture One for iPad New Products Updates 

Capture One releases Capture One for iPad

Capture One has recently announced a new update for Capture One for iPad bringing Capture One’s tethering capability to iPad for the first time, wired or wireless. ​ With immediate availability, this significant update brings the most requested Capture One for iPad feature to the world’s definitive tablet computer, creating an unparalleled mobile photography workflow, the company said. With this... Read More
Landa hires sales team for North America People on the Move 

Landa hires sales team for North America

Landa Digital Printing is expanding its global team and business development infrastructure with the appointment of several new sales professionals in North America. The announcement comes a week after the Landa EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) office announced appointments in that region. New Landa appointments include: Bill Lawver, Inside Sales Representative Michael Weyermann, Regional Sales Manager – Northeast Steve Smith,... Read More
Venus Optics releases Laowa 58mm f/2.8 2X Ultra-Macro APO New Products 

Venus Optics releases Laowa 58mm f/2.8 2X Ultra-Macro APO

Venus Optics released the Laowa 58mm f/2.8 2X Ultra-Macro APO, a mirrorless-designed macro lens offering a 40.9° angle of view on full-frame sensors in four mount options. And like many other Laowa macro lenses, it can focus from 2:1 magnification to infinity. It features an apochromatic design that chromatic aberration is compressed to the minimum. With three ED elements and... Read More