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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.

Canada’s Custom Colour Imaging is the first to adopt Taopix AI in North America Events News 

Canada’s Custom Colour Imaging is the first to adopt Taopix AI in North America

Taopix, a developer of white-label personalization and photo commerce software announced Custom Colour Imaging in Canada is to adopt Taopix AI in North America. The announcement comes ahead of Taopix’s attendance of Printing United from 23-25 October to showcase their Artificial Intelligence technology. “We have over 46 years of expertise in the print and publishing sector and invest continually in the... Read More
Industry Notes for the week of Oct. 18 News 

Industry Notes for the week of Oct. 18

Lifetouch National School Studios filed a WARN notice with the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, explaining the company will permanently close its Chattanooga, TN, facility. The permanent closure begins Dec.13, 2019 and continues until Feb. 28, 2020; 152 workers will be idled. PicMonkey offers paid internships for college students in the Her Campus Community Mediaclip to offer scholarships and mentoring... Read More
Crown Camera gets new life from photo and video services Feature News Opinion 

Crown Camera gets new life from photo and video services

When a camera store goes out of business, the loss can leave a big hole in a community. That’s the case when Redding, Calif., institution Crown Camera announced its closure after more than 60 years in the business. Eighty-five-year old founder Gary Engell chose to close down the retail store but the services side of the business lives on as... Read More
Olympus announces OM-D E-M5 Mark III New Products Press releases 

Olympus announces OM-D E-M5 Mark III

A Compact, Lightweight Interchangeable Lens Camera Packed with Advanced Functions Derived from Professional OM-D Models CENTER VALLEY, Pa., October 17, 2019 —Today, Olympus announces the newest addition to its OM-D lineup, the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III. Featuring much of the cutting-edge technology found in the OM-D E-M1 Mark II professional model, this compact, lightweight, weathersealed camera includes a 20 megapixel Live... Read More
Study: Mobile-first, price-conscious female buyers to drive holiday sales News Opinion 

Study: Mobile-first, price-conscious female buyers to drive holiday sales

A national study conducted by daVinci Payments of women ages 18-75 found female shoppers will continue to push for greater convenience and price value this holiday season. The September 2019 study revealed, while 45 percent of women surveyed report increased wealth and buying power, 43 percent predicted they will spend the same this holiday season versus last year, 30 percent indicated... Read More
BBC: Jessops owner plans to call in administrators News 

BBC: Jessops owner plans to call in administrators

The BBC reports “Dragons Den” star Peter Jones, plans to call in administrators to help secure the future of the Jessops camera chain, which he bought the chain from administrators in 2013 after it collapsed under £81 million of debt. According to the article, while revenues have increased most years since then, profits fell to less than £10,000 last year. Jones... Read More
Kenko Tokina announces ATX-i 11-16mm F2.8 CF lens New Products Press releases 

Kenko Tokina announces ATX-i 11-16mm F2.8 CF lens

EW ATX-i Series from Tokina updates the Best-Selling super wide-angle lens for crop-sensor DSLR cameras from Canon and Nikon. HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIF. (PRWEB) OCTOBER 17, 2019 – Kenko Tokina, Japan’s leading manufacturer of premium camera accessories, is releasing the Tokina ATX-i 11-16mm F2.8 CF super wide-angle zoom lens for crop-sensor DSLR cameras from Nikon and Canon. Distributed in the US... Read More
GoPro kicks off million dollar challenge for HERO8 Black + MAX camera owners Marketing Press releases Promotions 

GoPro kicks off million dollar challenge for HERO8 Black + MAX camera owners

SAN MATEO, Calif., Oct. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — GoPro, Inc. is putting up $1,000,000 to celebrate the creativity and passion of the GoPro-owner community with the GoPro Million Dollar Challenge. Open exclusively to owners of HERO8 Black and MAX cameras, the GoPro Million Dollar Challenge will award an equal share of $1,000,000 to entrants whose video clips are included in the... Read More
Leica Camera USA grants support women in photography Marketing Press releases 

Leica Camera USA grants support women in photography

Each recipient will receive $10,000 and a Leica Q2 to pursue a personal project relevant to today’s social and political climate, as expressed through the female perspective ALLENDALE, N.J., Oct. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Following the launch of the Leica Women Foto Project earlier this year – a platform dedicated to the expansion of diversity and inclusion in photography – Leica Camera USA is proud to... Read More
September retail sales grew 4.5 percent over last year Marketing Press releases 

September retail sales grew 4.5 percent over last year

WASHINGTON, October 16, 2019 – Retail sales in September were down 0.1 percent seasonally adjusted from August but up 4.5 percent unadjusted year-over-year, the National Retail Federation said today. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. “The pullback in September compared with August is possibly a reaction to increased fears over U.S.-China tensions,” NRF Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz... Read More
WANDRD launching Camera Cube Collection on October 24 Crowdfunding Press releases 

WANDRD launching Camera Cube Collection on October 24

The Travel and Photography Bag Brand Offers More Ways to Transport Your Equipment OREM, UTAH (PRWEB) OCTOBER 15, 2019 – A camera bag isn’t functional unless it’s a perfect fit for your gear. For the photographer’s camera collection that’s always expanding, WANDRD is following suit with a new line of cubes set to launch Oct. 24. The brand that continues to create... Read More
Google announces Pixel 4 dual-camera smartphone New Products News 

Google announces Pixel 4 dual-camera smartphone

Google introduced the Pixel 4 dual-camera smartphone, with a new Google Assistant, improved display and motion-sensing interface. Google says the Pixel 4 is the “largest camera upgrade yet:” There are now two cameras on the back of the phone, including a new telephoto lens. When you combine this new hardware feature with our Super Res Zoom software, it gives you... Read More
YouCam reveals the 2019 augmented reality Halloween costume makeup collection Marketing News Updates 

YouCam reveals the 2019 augmented reality Halloween costume makeup collection

YouCam Apps brings striking AI and AR Halloween Costume Makeup looks and photo effects to life for a seriously spooky interactive experience. NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)-–Perfect Corp., the company behind the world’s leading virtual beauty and photo editing apps, YouCam Makeup and YouCam Perfect, debuts it’s annual Halloween collection featuring a lineup of scary good costume makeup looks and spooky photo editing filters to... Read More
Skylum announces Luminar 4 AI enhancements Nov. 18 New Products News Press releases Updates 

Skylum announces Luminar 4 AI enhancements Nov. 18

Image editing made extraordinarily fast through AI advancements in Luminar Flagship software to bring innovative machine-learning tools and workflow to photographers as both a standalone application and plugin. BELLEVUE, WA – October 15, 2019 — Skylum is pleased to announce additional enhancements coming to Luminar 4 to be shipped on November 18, 2019. The release intends to change the way... Read More
Tap-to-buy photo merchandise enabled by Forever Connected photo book technology New Products News Press releases 

Tap-to-buy photo merchandise enabled by Forever Connected photo book technology

Every photo book is now a touch-to-buy photo merchandise catalog with patented technology from Forever Connected. Available to photo book producers worldwide Photo book sellers who sign on can expect sales surge, developer says Photo books sellers can include this new technology in their current platform Provides no-cost customer acquisition Increases revenue per photo book Forever Connected, part of New... Read More
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