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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.

More industry notes from worldwide pandemic News Opinion 

More industry notes from worldwide pandemic

As the global COVID-19 pandemic spreads, the impact on the photo/imaging industry has been unprecedented. Mass layoffs of retail staffs are commonplace, seasonal workers and photographers are dismissed and store hours have been limited or eliminated entirely. Still, the photo industry is resilient and we’ve been hearing promising stories from around the world. Certainly, this once-in-a-lifetime economic disaster is going... Read More
Epson America announces five EcoTank Pro cartridge-free printers New Products 

Epson America announces five EcoTank Pro cartridge-free printers

Epson America Inc. announced five new EcoTank® Pro cartridge-free printers designed for cost-effective printing to small businesses, home offices, and workgroups. The new EcoTank Pro Series offers business savings up to 80 percent with low-cost replacement ink bottles vs. standard capacity color laser toner cartridges and leverages Epson PrecisionCore Heat-Free Technology to deliver fast, consistent, heavy-duty performance and print-shop-quality output, the company... Read More
The Dead Pixels Society podcast: COVID-19 coping with Eric Miller News Podcasts 

The Dead Pixels Society podcast: COVID-19 coping with Eric Miller

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented problems for photographers and retailers. The Dead Pixels Society editor Gary Pageau talks with Eric Miller of Miller Foto about tools and tactics to survive and to thrive. Miller, a well-known business consultant and innovator, shares what he’s learned from the latest legislation and industry news. Click below to listen. Read More
Sony spinning off camera, mobile division News 

Sony spinning off camera, mobile division

Sony Corp. announced it will establish, effective April 1, an intermediate holding company “Sony Electronics Corporation” incorporating these three businesses – Imaging Products & Solutions, Home Entertainment & Sound, and Mobile Communications – as well as related global sales and marketing, manufacturing, logistics, procurement, and engineering platforms. “Through the establishment of Sony Electronics Corporation, Sony will not only accelerate the... Read More
Polaroid unifies approach, unveils Polaroid Now camera New Products News 

Polaroid unifies approach, unveils Polaroid Now camera

During the long, strange trip that has been Polaroid, the brand has weathered bankruptcies, asset sale and branding gimmicks. Now, after 12 years after the Impossible Project revived Polaroid-format instant and three years after rebranding as Polaroid Originals, the company is simply using the “Polaroid” name and has released a new analog instant camera, the Polaroid Now. Polaroid Now is... Read More
HUAWEI debuts P40 Series with 1/1.28-inch sensor with periscope design with 10x true optical zoom New Products 

HUAWEI debuts P40 Series with 1/1.28-inch sensor with periscope design with 10x true optical zoom

Huawei Consumer Business Group announced the HUAWEI P40 Pro+, HUAWEI P40 Pro and HUAWEI P40, featuring a large 1/1.28-inch sensor which boosts light intake for enhanced low-light performance and a new periscope design realizes 10x true optical zoom. P40 Series is powered by Kirin 990 5G and supports high-speed 5G and Wi-Fi 6 Plus. “The HUAWEI P Series has always... Read More
Canon debuts Canon PIXMA TR150 wireless desktop printer News 

Canon debuts Canon PIXMA TR150 wireless desktop printer

Canon U.S.A., Inc. unveiled the new Canon PIXMA TR150 Wireless Printer, as well as its optional battery for portability. The Canon PIXMA TR150 printer, when paired with the optional battery (sold separately), provides a lightweight portable option for quality printing needs for the out of the office business professional. “With their time-consuming schedules, today’s business professionals require products that are... Read More
DNP IAM product inventory remains stable during COVID-19 pandemic New Products 

DNP IAM product inventory remains stable during COVID-19 pandemic

DNP Imagingcomm America Corp. announced its inventory levels for media and printers remain high, despite the ongoing situation concerning COVID-19. The organization does not anticipate any shortages and promises to take reasonable steps to avoid shortages to help limit the damage to its customers, employees, and stakeholders’ businesses. DNP IAM will continue to monitor and analyze product inventory levels daily... Read More
Mactac unveils next-generation B-free vehicle wrap film New Products 

Mactac unveils next-generation B-free vehicle wrap film

Mactac announced its next generation of B-free vehicle wrapping films, IMAGin B-free Slide-able GRUV, featuring Mactac’s custom-engineered slide-able bubble-free adhesive technology. “The product’s unique proprietary adhesive system is slide-able and repositionable making graphic installation fast and easy,” says Jeff Stadelman, marketing manager, Mactac Distributor Products. “It also quickly builds to a strong bond, creating the perfect adhesive for vehicle wraps,... Read More
VSCO adds three new advisors People on the Move 

VSCO adds three new advisors

Popular app maker VSCO announced the addition of three advisors from diverse backgrounds from innovative companies including Facebook, Pandora, Snap, Twitter, and more. Sriram Krishnan is a seasoned product leader and investor with deep experience building monetization businesses. He served as a key product leader at Twitter where he oversaw audience growth, home timeline, trends, search, onboarding and events among... Read More
AlphaGraphics appoints Brad Swimmer to support strategic franchise growth Acquisitions People on the Move 

AlphaGraphics appoints Brad Swimmer to support strategic franchise growth

AlphaGraphics, a franchisor of printing and marketing solutions, named long-time franchise expert Brad Swimmer to lead the company’s efforts to grow through franchise conversions and acquisitions. Swimmer, a former Fortune 500 financial manager, owned and operated the AlphaGraphics location in Cleveland with his wife, Judy, from 1991 until 2019. The Cleveland franchise location was twice named to the AlphaGraphics Gold Circle Centers and earned multiple... Read More
Samsung enhances camera features for Galaxy S10, Galaxy Note10 Updates 

Samsung enhances camera features for Galaxy S10, Galaxy Note10

Samsung Electronics will bring new photo features to the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note10 series through an upcoming software update, , including Single Take mode, starting from March. Advanced photo and video experiences This software update brings select Galaxy S20 photo and video experiences to the Galaxy S10 and Note10 series. With Single Take, the camera system and AI to... Read More
HP says Xerox tender offer is “disastrous” in current climate Acquisitions News 

HP says Xerox tender offer is “disastrous” in current climate

HP Inc. advised shareholders advancing Xerox’s proposed tender offer could be “disastrous” during the current global COVID-19 pandemic. HP said the Xerox’s offer would burden the company with a debt level that could potentially threaten its cash needs, but hasn’t ruled out a future combination if and when the economy improves.  HP also raised concerns the “highly leveraged capital structure”... Read More
Skip Cohen University launches f64 Lunch Bunch interactive webinar series Events News 

Skip Cohen University launches f64 Lunch Bunch interactive webinar series

Skip Cohen University (SCU), a leading resource for photography education, business, and marketing, launched a new “f64 Lunch Bunch” webinar series to provide an outlet for photographers currently facing professional and business challenges, according to an announcement. f64 Lunch Bunch connects likeminded individuals and professionals remotely to chat about what they need to thrive, not just survive, as a professional... Read More
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