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Let’s find the positive in camera sales Market research News Opinion Press releases 

Let’s find the positive in camera sales

It’s time for the annual CIPA report, which numerous tech blogs and analysts comb over to deduce the trends ailing the camera market. The news can be sobering, especially when leaders like Canon predict a 50-percent drop-off in camera sales within the next two years. On the bright side, the boom in the instant camera category shows there’s life in... Read More
Opinion: Shutterfly shakeup in wake of soft sales Earnings reports News Opinion 

Opinion: Shutterfly shakeup in wake of soft sales

Shutterfly Inc.‘s announcement of its fourth-quarter earnings shook up more than its investors, who dropped the company’s stock 13 percent by this morning. The board also announced the upcoming departure of CEO Christopher North, who shepherded the company for three years and orchestrated the purchase of Lifetouch Inc., and the formation of an exploratory committee to explore options for the company,... Read More
How AI is going to shake up the volume photography market Events Opinion Sponsored post 

How AI is going to shake up the volume photography market

Recently, the photobook.ai team had the opportunity to attend the Sports and Schools Annual Conference (SPAC) in Las Vegas, Nev. It was our first time attending the show, and we were impressed by the opportunity for artificial intelligence and, in particular, for facial recognition to reinvigorate the industry. It’s no secret the buy rates in the school and events industry... Read More
NEOMODERN challenges you with “The Fifty” Marketing Opinion 

NEOMODERN challenges you with “The Fifty”

Our friends at the San Francisco concierge photo printer NEOMODERN have launched a new “Photo School” page for helping everyday photographers improve their photography by looking at 50 Classic Photos. Selected from 50 black-and-white photos from founder Michael Rubin‘s private collection, the photos were selected due to their aesthetic and natural qualities. Viewers are asked to look at the photos... Read More
Kodak Alaris looking to divest paper, photochemicals and film unit, according to Inside Imaging News Opinion 

Kodak Alaris looking to divest paper, photochemicals and film unit, according to Inside Imaging

Australia’s Inside Imaging photo industry news site reports Kodak Alaris is looking is looking to divest its $34 million paper, photochemicals and film (PPF) unit: While researching a separate – but perhaps related – story on Eastman Kodak possibly touting Australian photographers for direct film sales, Inside Imaging came across the Kodak Alaris financial report for the period January 1, 2017 to March 31... Read More
Instasize makes subscriptions a success, announce $14 million in revenue and 500,000 paid subs Feature News Opinion Press releases 

Instasize makes subscriptions a success, announce $14 million in revenue and 500,000 paid subs

Social photo editing app Instasize has turned a lot of heads recently, with its announcement of its burgeoning subscription revenues and user base. (See press release below). Recently, Forbes featured the company’s three founders – all with immigrant parents – who have found success in the rough and tumble world of photo apps. The Dead Pixels Society spoke with one... Read More
Three photo/imaging trends for 2019 Marketing Opinion 

Three photo/imaging trends for 2019

As 2019 begins, it’s time to look ahead at the trends impacting photo/imaging and marketing for the coming year. The world is changing so fast, we will be updating readers continually over the next 12 months! Demographics It wasn’t too long ago where the photo industry was reeling with the introduction of the Millennials into the marketplace. Photo marketers had... Read More
Differentiation of services in a commodity market Marketing Opinion Sponsored post 

Differentiation of services in a commodity market

Every consumer product today is lending itself to personalization. Smartphones are essentially slabs of plastic, glass and metal, yet consumers spend a lot of money on cases, on pop sockets and on other adornments to customize them. Clothes can be ordered online with custom designs, custom fit and even custom labels. According to The State of Fashion 2018 report from... Read More
Emperor reveals lack of clothing: Apple revises guidance News Opinion 

Emperor reveals lack of clothing: Apple revises guidance

Apple Inc. is still recovering from the announcement by CEO Tim Cook that the company’s first-quarter revenues would be 9% below analyst expectations at $84 billion. (For your convenience, the full investor letter is reproduced below.) The business press described the announcement as a “bombshell,” as Apple confirmed what most industry watchers already instinctively knew: Demand for the iPhone is... Read More
Improving customer acquisition and customer engagement online Opinion Sponsored post 

Improving customer acquisition and customer engagement online

The art of selling is a constant, regardless of the area. According to Zig Ziglar, according to one of the chief authorities on the selling, real success stems from getting people to trust you in order for them to want to do business with you. Though Ziglar developed this concept long before the emergence of e-commerce, it is still true.... Read More
Lifetouch integration with Shutterfly heralds change in school photo business model Market research Opinion 

Lifetouch integration with Shutterfly heralds change in school photo business model

Our friends at CaptureLife recently posted a blog about how Shutterfly has begun integrating Lifetouch school photos into its mobile app. This long-anticipated step is the beginning of a shift in the marketing and fulfillment of school and event photos. Through the long history of school photography, a school-portrait company’s main customer was the school district or school board themselves.... Read More
Analysis: Walmart acquires Art.com, adding to home palette Feature News Opinion 

Analysis: Walmart acquires Art.com, adding to home palette

Strategic win-win for Walmart acquisition of Art.com combining the strengths of art and commerce. Having worked with the Art.com team in merchandising and in product design, I have the utmost respect for their talented team, global acumen, and progressive technologies. It’s well noted that mining the proven expertise and consumer data around art commerce will prove fertile ground for product... Read More
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