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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.

Dead Pixels Society Podcast: Rise Above Research Market research News Podcasts 

Dead Pixels Society Podcast: Rise Above Research

Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with the co-founders of the new imaging industry marketing research company, Rise Above Research. Ed Lee, founder and director, has more than 20 years of experience covering the consumer and professional digital photography and imaging markets as an industry analyst and market researcher.  David Haueter has 20 years of experience as an industry analyst, with stints at Gartner and Keypoint Intelligence -InfoTrends, primarily... Read More
Consumers are unaware of personal data loss remedies Market research 

Consumers are unaware of personal data loss remedies

Data loss can have serious implications for any person, especially for precious memories in the form of family photos or videos. According to the recent Data Recovery Survey 2020 conducted by CleverFiles, the creators of file recovery software Disk Drill, 63% of respondents have recently lost their personal digital data, and 42% of them weren’t able to recover their data. Moreover, 18%... Read More
Industry Notes for the week of Aug. 1 Earnings reports Events People on the Move 

Industry Notes for the week of Aug. 1

Retail news Best Buy to be closed on Thanksgiving Best Buy announced all retail locations will be closed Thanksgiving Day, joining a growing number of retailers who are doing the same. 5 ways retailers can embrace the new consumer mentality during Covid-19 Bob Phibbs, the Retail Doc, offers solid advice: “Economic pressures of Covid-19 are accelerating the rightsizing of America’s... Read More
RPI acquires Blurb News 

RPI acquires Blurb

Reischling Press, Inc. (RPI), the Seattle, Wash.-based digital printing giant, has acquired Blurb, the e-commerce platform for print-on-demand books, magazines, and other services for self-publishers and creative professionals. “This is a strategic acquisition for us and culminates the long-term partnership between our two companies,” said Rick Bellamy, CEO, RPI. “Blurb’s primary audiences are creative professionals and self-publishers, and this acquisition... Read More
Nikon offers $100 to trade up to Nikon Z 5 Promotions 

Nikon offers $100 to trade up to Nikon Z 5

Nikon Inc. announced an introductory trade-in offer for the new Nikon Z 5. The Nikon Z 5, scheduled to go on sale Aug. 27, will be available for $100-off through Sunday, Sept.27, 2020, to consumers who trade any working camera from any brand, in addition to the camera’s trade-in value. This introductory offer is retroactively valid for customers who have already... Read More
Google debuts Pixel 4a smartphone New Products 

Google debuts Pixel 4a smartphone

Google debuted $349 Pixel 4a, which features a redesigned hole-punch design, while retaining the same camera features from prior Pixels: HDR+ with dual exposure controls, Portrait Mode, Top Shot, Night Sight with astrophotography capabilities and fused video stabilization. The Pixel 4a comes in a Just Black matte finish with a 5.8-inch OLED display. The device also has Recorder, which connects with Google Docs to seamlessly save and share... Read More
Photo Finale adds Photo Education Series News 

Photo Finale adds Photo Education Series

DIY videos by photo expert Erin Manning drive consumer clicks, boost revenues Photo Finale, the leader in white-label photo e-commerce services, announced the addition of a new photo education series to its popular Prestige line of products and services. Dealers running Photo Finale’s brandable website platform for photo product ordering can have the exclusive video content added to their sites.... Read More
Plaza Create to offer free retail store to entrepreneurs Promotions 

Plaza Create to offer free retail store to entrepreneurs

Japan photo retailer Plaza Create Co., Ltd. announced a plan to transfer ownership of a Palette Plaza photo store for free to an entrepreneur, after a trial period. Contestants have until Sept. 1 to apply. During the three months from October to December 2020, the company will let 10 candidates operate the stores as a “paid internship” and, if it is a success,... Read More
Stellar releases new photo recovery software for Windows and Mac New Products 

Stellar releases new photo recovery software for Windows and Mac

Stellar updated its Stellar Photo Recovery Software enabling users to restore and to recover an unlimited amount of lost or deleted photos, videos, and audio files on both Windows and Mac Operating Systems. Previously known as Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery, the updated version builds on Stellars’ initial offering, with additional features including the ability to restore image files from corrupted... Read More
Huawei lands top spot in second quarter smartphone market Market research 

Huawei lands top spot in second quarter smartphone market

Worldwide smartphone shipments decreased 16.0% year over year in the second quarter of 2020 (2Q20), according to preliminary data from the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. In total, companies shipped 278.4 million smartphones during 2Q20. Although this a larger decline than in the first quarter, it was expected as major economies around the globe were in lockdown for the majority... Read More
Dead Pixels Society Podcast: David Crandall, School Photographers of America Podcasts 

Dead Pixels Society Podcast: David Crandall, School Photographers of America

Gary Pageau of The Dead Pixels Society talks with David Crandall, the executive director of the new industry association, the School Photographers of America. Crandall discusses how School Photographers of America will take the issues facing volume photographers direct to decision-makers, how it will pursue policies, and ways industry members can become more involved. School Photographers of America was formed during the COVID-19 pandemic when... Read More
Apple reports third-quarter revenue up 11 percent Earnings reports 

Apple reports third-quarter revenue up 11 percent

Apple Inc. posted quarterly revenue of $59.7 billion in the third quarter, an increase of 11 percent from the year-ago quarter, and quarterly earnings per diluted share of $2.58, up 18 percent. International sales accounted for 60 percent of the quarter’s revenue. “Apple’s record June quarter was driven by double-digit growth in both Products and Services and growth in each... Read More
International Photography Hall of Fame announces 2020 inductees and award recipients News 

International Photography Hall of Fame announces 2020 inductees and award recipients

The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum (IPHF) announced its 2020 class of Photography Hall of Fame inductees, which will be added to the Hall of Fame and Museum, located in the Grand Center Arts District in St. Louis, Mo. The IPHF annually awards and inducts notable photographers or photography industry visionaries for their artistry, innovation, and significant contributions to the art... Read More
KOSÉ uses Bellus3D face-scanning to deliver personalized beauty products News 

KOSÉ uses Bellus3D face-scanning to deliver personalized beauty products

3-D face-scanning company Bellus3D, Inc.is partnering with KOSÉ Corp. to provide personalized sheet masks tailored to each customer’s face. KOSÉ has developed a custom application being debuted at its Tokyo store leveraging Bellus3D face-scanning technology to provide customers with a personalized beauty experience. “Maison KOSÉ”, a concept store featuring state-of-the-art digital technology, opened in December 2019 and offers a variety of... Read More
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