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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.

GoPro launches #HomePro challenge celebrating the great indoors Promotions 

GoPro launches #HomePro challenge celebrating the great indoors

Now through April 30, GoPro is hosting the #HomePro Challenge, inviting anyone around the world to submit their most creative videos and photos, shot on any device, for a chance to win a HERO8 Black or MAX camera and five years of GoPro PLUS subscription service. GoPro will choose five winners each day from all submissions tagged #HomePro on Instagram, TikTok, Youtube or Facebook. “The GoPro... Read More
APTech releases online disaster recovery toolkit  News 

APTech releases online disaster recovery toolkit 

The Association for PRINT Technologies (APTech) released its free online Disaster Recovery Toolkit to help businesses manage the COVID-19 disruption. The toolkit provides tips and best practices along with a downloadable disaster recovery plan that can be adapted for businesses that want to develop a plan for future-forward planning. The four-part series is designed to assist businesses impacted directly and... Read More
Vivid-Pix announces free online education Events Promotions 

Vivid-Pix announces free online education

  Vivid-Pix announced the Vivid-Pix “Round Tuit!” (Get Around to It!) Online Education Program, helping people during quarantine with classes priced for free or $1.99 to organize family photos and learn about their family history with the help of the world’s most respected historians, genealogists, and educators. The series is hosted by Daniel Earl and will be broadcast live each... Read More
Sony establishes $100 million COVID-19 Global Relief Fund News 

Sony establishes $100 million COVID-19 Global Relief Fund

Sony Corp. announced the establishment of the “Sony Global Relief Fund for COVID-19,” a $100 million fund to support those around the world affected by the COVID-19 virus. Sony will provide support in three areas: assistance for those individuals engaged in frontline medical and first responder efforts to fight the virus, support for children and educators who must now work... Read More
Likepro releases 7ideo 1.0 for iOS New Products Updates 

Likepro releases 7ideo 1.0 for iOS

Likepro LC announced the release and immediate availability of 7ideo 1.0, the company’s new camera app developed for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple Watch. 7ideo (pronounced seven-ideo) allows anyone to smoothly control color, focus, zoom, speed, and profile switching during video recording. Instantly create and share uniquely looking videos. Targeted consumers are social media creators, major focus towards TikTok,... Read More
Hasselblad updates Phocus desktop and mobile apps Updates 

Hasselblad updates Phocus desktop and mobile apps

Hasselblad updated Phocus image-processing software for the desktop. Phocus 3.5 introduces a new Defringe Tool for purple or green fringe removal in high contrast transitions, improved contrast and brightness adjustments, plus the addition of Luma Mode to the Curves Tool for better control of luminosity, as well as upgraded processing performance. Luma Mode was added to the Curves Tool, providing... Read More
Adorama selected as finalist in six categories of the 12th Annual Shorty Awards Events Promotions 

Adorama selected as finalist in six categories of the 12th Annual Shorty Awards

Adorama  was selected as a Shorty Award Finalist in six categories for its AdoramaTV YouTube channel and various Instagram campaigns. The Shorty Awards, now in its 12th year, were the first award show to honor social media influencers and campaigns. Adorama is a finalist in the following categories: Best Overall YouTube Presence: AdoramaTV Best in Influencer & Celebrity Instagram Campaign: Top Photographer Challenge with Nigel... Read More
Tamron USA preparing educational, inspirational content  for stay-at-home photographer Events News Promotions 

Tamron USA preparing educational, inspirational content for stay-at-home photographer

Tamron USA will launch a wealth of video content over the next four weeks to help photo enthusiasts continue to hone their craft even while staying at home during the Coronavirus pandemic. Tamron is working with local retailers to present online seminars as well as a slew of new educational and inspirational content from the at-home studios of the Tamron... Read More
Fujifilm launches “Students of Storytelling” contest Events Photo contests 

Fujifilm launches “Students of Storytelling” contest

FUJIFILM North America Corp. launched the Fujifilm “Students of Storytelling” contest, allowing full or part-time US college students who are interested in photography to enter to win up to $3,000 worth of FUJIFILM gear. “Everyone has a story to tell and we want to help tell it,” said Victor Ha, director of marketing, FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Electronic Imaging Division.... Read More
Perfect launches of YouCam for Web AR try-on solution New Products 

Perfect launches of YouCam for Web AR try-on solution

Perfect Corp., the maker of the virtual beauty app, YouCam Makeup, launched YouCam for Web helping “indie beauty businesses leverage the power of artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR) innovation to drive their businesses,” the company said. The new YouCam for Web service offers an affordable self-service web plug-in designed to help seamlessly integrate YouCam’s award-winning virtual beauty try-on... Read More
Kazuto Ogawa is new president and CEO of Canon USA News People on the Move 

Kazuto Ogawa is new president and CEO of Canon USA

Canon U.S.A., Inc. announced the appointment of Kazuto Ogawa as President and CEO of Canon U.S.A. Inc., effective April 1, 2020, along with other senior executive promotions. He succeeds the retiring Yoruku “Joe” Adachi. Ogawa has almost 40 years of experience with Canon since beginning his career with Canon Inc. in 1981. From 1995-2005, he held positions with Canon Singapore, Canon Hong Kong, and... Read More
Xerox abandons tender off for HP, due to COVID-19 pandemic Acquisitions News 

Xerox abandons tender off for HP, due to COVID-19 pandemic

Xerox Holdings Corp. is abandoning its effort to acquire much-larger rival HP Inc., citing the “macroeconomic and market turmoil” caused the COVID-19 pandemic. The company said it is withdrawing its $24-per-share tender offer to acquire HP and will also no longer seek to nominate  a slate of candidates to HP’s Board of Directors. The company’s statement continued: While it is... Read More
APTech’s LeadingPRINT Summit to go virtual April 28 News 

APTech’s LeadingPRINT Summit to go virtual April 28

The Association for PRINT Technologies (APTech) is relaunching the LeadingPRINT Summit as a full-scale digital event enabling both association members and non-members to access the event for free. The summit will deliver the same content and leading speakers as on the original agenda. The live event will take place April 28, 2020. The Summit is an intensive program developed exclusively... Read More
CEWE takes steps to mitigate COVID-19 fallout Earnings reports News 

CEWE takes steps to mitigate COVID-19 fallout

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Europe’s leading photo printer CEWE-Stiftung & Co. KGaA announced cost-reduction measures, submit a notification of short-time work (staff pay reductions) as of April 1, 2020, applying to all three business segments: Retail, Photofinishing, and Commercial Online-Print. The proportion of short-time work may vary quite distinctly in the different corporate and operative divisions, the company said.... Read More
SGIA, NAPCO Media, PIA come together for COVID-19 Resource Channel News 

SGIA, NAPCO Media, PIA come together for COVID-19 Resource Channel

SGIA, NAPCO Media and Printing Industries of America (PIA) and its affiliates have joined forces to launch a powerful resource channel dedicated to providing the printing and graphic communications industry with up-to-the-minute news and resources on COVID-19 and how to navigate the latest information about the pandemic. The COVID-19 Resource Channel is now live. With content being updated daily, the... Read More
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