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Dead Pixels Society podcast: Managing personal and professional challenges, with Gillian Stein, CEO, Henry’s Podcasts 

Dead Pixels Society podcast: Managing personal and professional challenges, with Gillian Stein, CEO, Henry’s

Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Gillian Stein, CEO of Henry’s, Canada’s largest photo specialty retailer. In this wide-ranging interview, Stein talks about the company’s recent restructuring, the response to COVID-19, how to serve content creators, plus her personal mental health challenges, as well as the establishment of The Henry’s Foundation to provide support for Canadians living with mental illness. Proudly Canadian,... Read More
Dead Pixels Society podcast: Planning for family business succession, with Mackey McNeill Podcasts 

Dead Pixels Society podcast: Planning for family business succession, with Mackey McNeill

Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Mackey McNeill, CPA, of Mackey Advisors and author of The Prosperity Playbook, about considerations for family business succession. McNeill describes what factors to consider when passing on or selling a business. “The Prosperity Playbook: Planning for a Successful Family Business Succession” is about successful business sale or succession that requires careful thought, detailed planning, and a generous... Read More
Booststrapping for success with Joaquin Quenca Abela, Freepik Company Podcasts 

Booststrapping for success with Joaquin Quenca Abela, Freepik Company

Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Joaquin Quenca Abela, one of the founders of Europe’s fast-growing graphics company, Freepik Company.  Based in Spain, Freepik was founded in 2010 by brothers Alejandro and Pablo Blanes, along with their friend Joaquín Cuenca Abela, founder of Panoramio (acquired by Google). Abela talks about how the company grew from a bootstrapped free online resource for finding graphics to a full-fledged subscription... Read More
Dead Pixels Society podcast: Using AI to create photo books, with Kasper Rybak, Printbox Podcasts 

Dead Pixels Society podcast: Using AI to create photo books, with Kasper Rybak, Printbox

Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Kasper Rybak, product owner, Printbox, about the development of Smart Creation, the company’s AI-powered photobook software.  Rybak discusses how continuous customer feedback was instrumental in the development and on-going improvement of Smart Creation. He also shares some of the unexpected results from early adopters. Printbox is an enterprise photo products software that allows companies to sell all... Read More
Dead Pixels Society podcast: Episode 59: Preserving interactive family stories with Heather Maio-Smith, CEO and co-founder, StoryFile Podcasts 

Dead Pixels Society podcast: Episode 59: Preserving interactive family stories with Heather Maio-Smith, CEO and co-founder, StoryFile

Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Heather Maio-Smith, CEO and co-founder, StoryFile, about using AI-driven video conversations to preserve family history. In 2010, Maio-Smith developed the first 3D interactive conversation with Holocaust Survivor Rose Schindler through her creative agency Conscience Display. At the time, she was creating physical video installations at the United Nations, USC, and in Havana, Cuba. As a leader... Read More
Dead Pixels Society podcast: Building passive income for photographers with Rick Sammon News Podcasts 

Dead Pixels Society podcast: Building passive income for photographers with Rick Sammon

Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with photographer and author, Rick Sammon, about his latest book, “How to Make Money While You are Sleeping: A Photographer’s Guide to Passive Income – And Other Savvy Business Strategies.” The book, which is Sammon’s 43rd, covers a wide range of tactics for photographers and other creatives to create diverse income streams. In this interview, Sammon... Read More
Dead Pixels Society podcast: Expanding the pro photography business with Rachel LaCour Niesen, Foreground News Podcasts 

Dead Pixels Society podcast: Expanding the pro photography business with Rachel LaCour Niesen, Foreground

Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with professional photographer, Rachel LaCour Niesen, chief product officer of Foreground, about the company’s marketing approach, acquisitions, and the recent addition of a print store to its ShootProof brand. She also talks about challenges meeting the needs of different types of photographers and how the company responded to the recent high-profile closure of a portrait studio. LaCour Niesen... Read More
Dead Pixels Society podcast: Financial basics with Heather Zeitzwolfe, CPA Podcasts 

Dead Pixels Society podcast: Financial basics with Heather Zeitzwolfe, CPA

Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Heather Zeitzwolfe, CPA, about the dos and don’ts of small business finance, especially for those in the creative fields. Heather Zeitzwolfe is a CPA certified with the State of Oregon’s Board of Accountancy and a member of the AICPA. She is a Financial Coach trained through the Ramsey Solutions’ Master Financial Coaching program, a Certified Tax Coach through the American Institute of Certified... Read More
Dead Pixels Society podcast: The story of developing a wall decor product, with Jeff Southard, Collagewall New Products Podcasts 

Dead Pixels Society podcast: The story of developing a wall decor product, with Jeff Southard, Collagewall

Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Jeff Southard, CEO and designer, Collagewall. Southard describes how a fire in his home led him on a journey to invent a new system for hanging and displaying photos. Over the past decade, Collagewall has grown through direct-to-consumer marketing and through partnerships with photo labs and online companies.  Southard talks about product development, strategies and how to... Read More
The Dead Pixels Society podcast: Competing in online retail with Jason R. Boyce Marketing Podcasts 

The Dead Pixels Society podcast: Competing in online retail with Jason R. Boyce

Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with online retail expert Jason R. Boyce about the challenges of today’s fourth-quarter holiday season, strategies for competing against Amazon,  how to respond when Amazon copies your product, and the benefit of private-label products. Boyce is the founder and CEO of Avenue7Media.com and the co-author, with Rick Cesari, of The Amazon Jungle. Boyce is an entrepreneur and CEO with nearly 20 years... Read More
The Dead Pixels Society podcast: Photo print and media market outlook, with Ina Hilker, Felix-Schoeller Group Market research Podcasts 

The Dead Pixels Society podcast: Photo print and media market outlook, with Ina Hilker, Felix-Schoeller Group

Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Ina Hilker, head of market intelligence, Felix-Schoeller Group.  Hilker is the author of a new free report, “Photo Printing Market Trends,” from Felix-Schoeller. In this interview, Hilker discusses the impact of COVID-19 on the photo printing market, considerations for the application of different printing technologies, and the outlook for the post-pandemic future. To download the report, click here.... Read More
Dead Pixels Society podcast: AI Portrait Retouching with TJ Rak, Skylab Podcasts 

Dead Pixels Society podcast: AI Portrait Retouching with TJ Rak, Skylab

Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with TJ Rak of Skylab, developers of a new AI-powered portrait retouching tool. Rak dispels myths about AI, discusses the benefit of AI in the COVID-impacted world, and shares his vision for AI-driven workflow and product development. Skylab is advancing research in computational photography and computer vision. The company has developed an AI-powered tool for retouching, extraction, color correction,... Read More
Dead Pixels Society podcast: Building a better photo-sharing service. with Tom Oswald, CEO of ClickASnap Podcasts 

Dead Pixels Society podcast: Building a better photo-sharing service. with Tom Oswald, CEO of ClickASnap

Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Tom Oswald, CEO of U.K.-based photography site ClickASnap about the potential for monetizing photos with advertising, about building marketing tools within the platform, and how to compete with established players like Instagram. Clickasnap is a still-image hosting site that pays users for every view of their pictures. The site was launched in 2016 and today has more than ... Read More
The Dead Pixels Society podcast: Saving Photo Memories with Cathi Nelson, The Photo Managers Podcasts 

The Dead Pixels Society podcast: Saving Photo Memories with Cathi Nelson, The Photo Managers

Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Cathi Nelson, founder of The Photo Managers, about Save Your Photos Month, the need for personal photo organizing and the important role stories and photos play in all societies around the world. The Photo Managers is the world’s leading educational community in the rapidly growing field of photo management. Founded in 2009 as the Association of Personal... Read More
Maximize SEO and marketing with Lorraine Ball Marketing News Podcasts 

Maximize SEO and marketing with Lorraine Ball

Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with marketing expert Lorraine Ball. She talks about effective strategies for boosting SEO, for creating content, and how to gauge the effectiveness of marketing. Ball is the founder of Roundpeg, a digital agency in Carmel, Indiana, building smart strategies for businesses who want to use internet marketing to grow. Founder of the Digital Toolbox, an online community for business owners... Read More