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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.

Bria gains $24 million in Series A funding Investments 

Bria gains $24 million in Series A funding

Israel-based ethics-driven AI image generation startup Bria has raised $24 million in a Series A funding round, led by GFT Ventures, Intel Capital, and Entrée Capital with additional investors including, Publicis Groupe, Getty Images, Samsung Next, IN venture (Sumitomo Corporation, Japan), Atinum Investment (South Korea), Z Venture Capital (LY Corporation, Japan), Mirae Asset Venture Investment, J-Ventures, and others, according to a company release.... Read More
Sony announces a FE 24-50mm F2.8 G compact standard zoom lens New Products 

Sony announces a FE 24-50mm F2.8 G compact standard zoom lens

Sony Electronics announced the release of the FE 24-50mm F2.8 G standard zoom lens (SEL2450G), which is compatible with Sony’s α (Alpha) cameras. The 72nd addition to the full-frame E-mount lens lineup is compact and lightweight yet maintains high-resolution performance synonymous with Sony’s G lens series, the company said. The new FE 24-50mm F2.8 G will be available in May 2024... Read More
Sigma debuts SIGMA 15mm F1.4 DG DN DIAGONAL FISHEYE Art and SIGMA 500mm F5.6 DG DN OS Sports Lenses New Products 

Sigma debuts SIGMA 15mm F1.4 DG DN DIAGONAL FISHEYE Art and SIGMA 500mm F5.6 DG DN OS Sports Lenses

SIGMA Corp. of America announced two full-frame prime lenses, the SIGMA 15mm F1.4 DG DN DIAGONAL FISHEYE | Art and SIGMA 500mm F5.6 DG DN OS | Sports lenses. Both lenses will be available for purchase in mid-March 2024, and both lenses are available in Sony E-Mount and L-Mount versions. The SIGMA 500mm F5.6 DG DN OS | Sports lens is a full-frame, ultra-telephoto prime lens exclusively for... Read More
Fujifilm announces Fujifilm X100VI lightweight compact camera New Products 

Fujifilm announces Fujifilm X100VI lightweight compact camera

Fujifilm North America Corp. announced the  FUJIFILM X100VI compact digital camera (pronounced “X100 Six”), the next model in the X100 Series. X100VI offers outstanding image quality in a compact, lightweight body, and features Fujifilm’s color reproduction technology, along with In-Body Image Stabilization (IBIS) and enhanced video capabilities. X100VI offers an accessory-free, native Camera to Cloud integration for Adobe’s Frame.io, which... Read More
IPC to honor Douglas Kirkland with IPC Lifetime Achievement Award at May 15 event at UN Events News 

IPC to honor Douglas Kirkland with IPC Lifetime Achievement Award at May 15 event at UN

The International Photographic Council (IPC) announced world-renowned photographer Douglas Kirkland will be honored posthumously with the special IPC Lifetime Achievement Award at its May 15 spring Awards Luncheon at the Delegates Dining Room at the United Nations in New York City with special guest Francoise Kirkland as the Keynote Speaker. Benjamin Von Wong will be recognized with the IPC Environmental... Read More
Ripken Baseball expands partnership with Glossy Finish News Partnerships 

Ripken Baseball expands partnership with Glossy Finish

Ripken Baseball, the leader in youth sports experiences, has named the award-winning photography company Glossy Finish the official and exclusive photographer for Cooperstown All Star Village, a world-class youth baseball experience and family resort located in the birthplace of baseball. As a youth baseball resort destination for 12U teams worldwide, Cooperstown All Star Village will offer families high-quality photography through a dedicated team of Glossy Finish... Read More
Cimpress reports higher-than expected second-quarter results Earnings reports 

Cimpress reports higher-than expected second-quarter results

Vista parent Cimpress reported improved second-quarter results, including consolidated revenue growth of 9% on a reported basis and 6% on an organic constant-currency basis. The company’s cost-reduction plans will bring in approximately $25 million of year-over-year savings remaining that will benefit our fiscal third quarter. By segment Vista Q2 revenue grew 11% year over year on a reported basis and 9%... Read More
Smartphoto group shows resilience with growth in 2023 Earnings reports News 

Smartphoto group shows resilience with growth in 2023

Wettern, Belgium-based Smartphoto group released preliminary results for the full year 2023. The company realized an increase in revenue to 77.3 million euro in 2023, an increase of 1.4% (or 1.0 million euro) was achieved in a year that company management characterized as”very difficult economic conditions, due to, among other things, the continuation of the war in Ukraine, the return... Read More
Canon debuts imagePROGRAF GP Series printers News 

Canon debuts imagePROGRAF GP Series printers

Canon USA debuted new imagePROGRAF large-format printers. The introductions include two GP S series printers – the 60-inch GP-6600S, and 44-inch GP-4600S– and three large-format imagePROGRAF Series – the imagePROGRAF 60-inch PRO-6600, 44-inch PRO-4600 and 24-inch PRO-2600 models. The new imagePROGRAF GP Series features a new seven-color ink configuration designed for the creation of high-quality graphics and vivid posters at... Read More
Capturing Life’s Moments: The Marcus Legacy and the International Photographic Council’s Mission Podcasts 

Capturing Life’s Moments: The Marcus Legacy and the International Photographic Council’s Mission

Join us on a visual odyssey with Andy Marcus, the president of multigenerational NYC studio Fred Marcus Studio and president of the International Photographic Council (IPC). In a heartfelt recount of his family’s history, Marcus unveils poignant chapters from his father’s flight from Germany to the establishment of a legendary photography business serving high-profile clients. The Fred Marcus legacy, steeped in rich tradition and continued... Read More
C+A Global launches Kodak SMILE+ Digital Instant Print Camera New Products 

C+A Global launches Kodak SMILE+ Digital Instant Print Camera

Kodak North American brand licensee C+A Global announced the $99 Kodak SMILE+ Digital Instant Print Camera, the latest addition to their range of affordable instant print cameras. The licensed Kodak SMILE+ Instant Print Camera prints photos instantly on sticky-backed Zink paper in less than 60 seconds. Available in a range of bold and bright colors to cater to a variety... Read More
NRF: Census retail sales data shows consumers ‘still engaged’ Market research News 

NRF: Census retail sales data shows consumers ‘still engaged’

Data released by the U.S. Census Bureau shows retail sales cooled in January but that households continued to spend, National Retail Federation Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz said. “Retail sales softened in January compared with the holiday season, but consumers were still engaged,” Kleinhenz said. “Extreme weather likely disrupted product demand and consumption patterns. January prices for goods came down, which affects sales... Read More
CEWE again significantly increases turnover and earnings in 2023 Earnings reports News 

CEWE again significantly increases turnover and earnings in 2023

CEWE Stiftung & Co. KGaA closed the 2023 financial year with a significant increase in turnover and earnings according to preliminary, unaudited figures: Group turnover, including pet-food maker futalis, which was sold in December 2023, increased by +6.5% to 788.8 million euros (2022: 741.0 million euros), while the CEWE Group’s operating result (EBIT) calculated in this way rose to 81.6... Read More
Electronics For Imaging announces EFI VUTEk h3+, VUTEk h5+ hybrid flatbed/roll-fed LED printers News 

Electronics For Imaging announces EFI VUTEk h3+, VUTEk h5+ hybrid flatbed/roll-fed LED printers

Electronics For Imaging, Inc., announced the EFI VUTEk h3+ and VUTEk h5+ hybrid flatbed/roll-fed LED printer series. The VUTEk h+ series is a re-engineered version of the high-volume, superwide-format hybrid VUTEk h series platform. The enhancements made for the VUTEk h+ series offer improved productivity, print quality, reliability, capability, and profits. “We are excited to bring these new printers to market,”... Read More
albelli-Photobox Group rebrands as Storio, names new CEO Marketing News 

albelli-Photobox Group rebrands as Storio, names new CEO

albelli-Photobox Group, parent company to Photobox UK and Bonusprint announced its rebranding into Storio group. The European maker of personalized photo products has consolidated revenues of more than EUR 340 million and more than 11 million customers. At the same time, the company announced a successor to outgoing CEO, Tristan Money, who led the company for nine years. The announcement... Read More