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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.

ASG acquires PhotoLynx, will work with ImageQuix Acquisitions Events News Opinion 

ASG acquires PhotoLynx, will work with ImageQuix

ASG, the Walnut Creek, Calif.-based SaaS company, announced it has acquired PhotoLynx, a leading provider of workflow, image and studio management software for the high-volume photography market. Terms weren’t disclosed. ASG, which “buys, builds and operates” software-as-a-service (SaaS) in niche verticals, purchased ImageQuix, a provider of end-to-end workflow management and eCommerce solutions for photographers, in November 2018. ASG has more... Read More
NRF: May’s Retail Sales Show Consumer Resilience and Confidence in the Economy Market research Press releases 

NRF: May’s Retail Sales Show Consumer Resilience and Confidence in the Economy

WASHINGTON, June 14, 2019 – Retail sales rose 0.5 percent in May seasonally adjusted from April and up 3.2 percent unadjusted year-over-year, the National Retail Federation said today. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. “Today’s retail numbers, and upward revisions to prior months, reinforce the ongoing strength of the consumer and are consistent with a pick up... Read More
Analysis: Gauging the impact of the new Shutterfly-Snapfish merger deal Acquisitions Feature News Opinion 

Analysis: Gauging the impact of the new Shutterfly-Snapfish merger deal

The breaking news this week wasn’t that Apollo Global Management announced $2.7 billion all-cash deal to acquire Shutterfly Inc.; that had been telegraphed for some time. Shutterfly’s board had set up an exploratory committee to make this happen (although it wasn’t the first time). Nor was it the announcement the company found a new president and CEO in Ryan O’Hara,... Read More
Google announces changes to Google Drive, Google Photos News Opinion Updates 

Google announces changes to Google Drive, Google Photos

In a blog post attributed to Google Drive product manager Dan Schlosser and Google Photos product manager Jason Gupta, the company outlined the changes to the backup and storage functions for these popular services. Backup and Sync for Windows and macOS will still work as before. “We’ve heard feedback the connection between these services is confusing, so next month, we’re... Read More
Fujifilm launches GetPix Quick photo kiosk with wireless phone printing New Products Press releases 

Fujifilm launches GetPix Quick photo kiosk with wireless phone printing

Sleek, Affordable Platform Enables Printing from Mobile Devices Along with a Host of New Features and Configurations Valhalla, N.Y., June 13, 2019 – As a leader in imaging innovation, FUJIFILM North America Corporation announces the launch of its new GetPix Quick photo kiosk, a platform designed specifically to allow retailers to offer photo printing from mobile devices without the need for cables or a dedicated app,... Read More
Mediaclip’s Product Personalization Software to showcase for a first time at IRCE @ RetailX Events Press releases 

Mediaclip’s Product Personalization Software to showcase for a first time at IRCE @ RetailX

Montreal, QC – June 11th, 2018. Mediaclip™, the premier developer of product personalization software, is proud to announce its participation at the upcoming IRCE @ RetailX show. IRCE, short for Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition, will be held at Chicago’s McCormick Place South from June 25th – 28, 2019. This annual conference & trade show has grown to be a one-stop-shop... Read More
Capture One launches Capture One Studio New Products Press releases Updates 

Capture One launches Capture One Studio

An all-new, customizable, and automation-ready solution for today’s high-volume photo environments; It is Capture One performance at scale COPENHAGEN, June 13th, 2019: Capture One, the world’s premier name in image processing software, has announced a new product: Capture One Studio. With capabilities that focus on efficiency at scale, workflow management, and automation, Capture One Studio brings all the power, flexibility,... Read More
WANDRD launches its new Daypack the DUO on Kickstarter Crowdfunding New Products Press releases 

WANDRD launches its new Daypack the DUO on Kickstarter

The maker of popular travel and photography bags introduces the DUO for the explorer’s work life balance OREM, Utah, June 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The brand created by photographers for photographers launched a new Kickstarter campaign today, June 13. WANDRD introduces the DUO Daypack. Designed for work, for play and all of your photography gear, the travel backpack boasts a variety of features that focus on... Read More
FamilyAlbum apps surpasses 5 million users News Press releases 

FamilyAlbum apps surpasses 5 million users

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–mixi, Inc. announced today that their private family photo and video sharing app FamilyAlbum—released in April 2015 and used by many families—has surpassed 5 million registered users*1 as of June 12, 2019. FamilyAlbum is an app that helps parents share photos/videos of their children while keeping it all in the family. FamilyAlbum’s popularity stems from the ability to invite Grandma,... Read More
The gig economy brings lifestyle values back to photography Market research News Press releases 

The gig economy brings lifestyle values back to photography

Contributed by Hans Hartman, Suite 48a Analytics Consumers are busier than ever – or at least feel busier than ever. This accounts for the immense popularity of gig economy services that help us outsource tasks we can’t, or would rather not, do ourselves: cook, walk our dogs, clean our house, fix that jammed door, run errands, organize our closets, drive... Read More
Fujifilm introduces hybrid instant camera Instax Mini LiPlay New Products News Press releases 

Fujifilm introduces hybrid instant camera Instax Mini LiPlay

Valhalla, N.Y., June 11, 2019 – FUJIFILM North America Corporation announces the upcoming release of its new INSTAX MINI LiPlay hybrid camera, which incorporates both instant print and digital technologies.  Offering a host of never-before-seen features designed to take instant photography to the next level, the LiPlay features a rear LCD screen along with sound recording capability, integrated filters and frames, smartphone printing, remote shooting capabilities,... Read More
DJI unveils the RoboMaster S1, an advanced drone robot New Products Press releases 

DJI unveils the RoboMaster S1, an advanced drone robot

The S1 Combines Advanced Hardware, Comprehensive Sensing and Programmable Modes DJI, the global leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, today takes a bold step into educational technology by launching the RoboMaster S1, the company’s first ground-based robot. The S1 was built to introduce new users to the fun and possibilities of robotic technology, with powerful brushless motors, a... Read More
Scodix launches multiple digital enhancement systems for Shutterfly News Press releases 

Scodix launches multiple digital enhancement systems for Shutterfly

SCODIX, ISRAEL — June 12, 2019 — Scodix, the world’s leading provider of digital enhancement solutions for the graphic arts industry, today announced that Shutterfly deployedScodix systems across a number of locations in the United States prior to the critical holiday peak in 2018. Scodix systems offer a broad range of beautiful and innovative personalization options, aligning with Shutterfly’s focus... Read More
Savage Universal introduces versatile RGB Pro Panel LED light News 

Savage Universal introduces versatile RGB Pro Panel LED light

The LED light panel gives users optimum control over output to match any lighting scenario, ideal for both photographers and videographers searching for an affordable and feature-rich continuous light. CHANDLER, ARIZ. (PRWEB) JUNE 12, 2019 – Savage Universal, a worldwide leader in backgrounds and photographic products, is thrilled to announce the addition of the RGB Pro Panel to their ever-expanding line... Read More
Epson launches SureLab D870 Minilab Photo Printer New Products Press releases 

Epson launches SureLab D870 Minilab Photo Printer

Professional Drylab Printer Offers Exceptional Image Quality in a Compact Design LONG BEACH, Calif., June 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Epson today announced the SureLab® D870 Minilab Photo Printer – a drylab printer built for demanding small-format photo production. Delivering outstanding levels of productivity, the SureLab D870 leverages Epson UltraChrome® D6r-S dye-based ink technology plus an advanced, reliable print engine design to deliver exceptional print speeds – up... Read More
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