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The Dead Pixels Society Podcast: Rick Bellamy, CEO of RPI, on the printing market, consolidation and COVID News Podcasts 

The Dead Pixels Society Podcast: Rick Bellamy, CEO of RPI, on the printing market, consolidation and COVID

Gary Pageau of The Dead Pixels Society talks with Rick Bellamy, CEO of RPI, about the company’s recent acquisition of Blurb, the forces driving industry consolidation, the future of print and RPI’s leadership role in COVID-19 response. RPI is a leading make-on-demand producer of private label personalized print services to businesses around the world, including books, greeting and holiday cards, apparel, and business products for e-commerce companies,... Read More
Henry’s restructuring completed, Stein family retains control News 

Henry’s restructuring completed, Stein family retains control

The 22-store Canadian photo specialty retailer Henry’s will continue to operate after the Canadian court approved the sale of the company’s assets to Henry Enterprises Inc. from the distressed former owner, Cranbrook Glen Enterprises Ltd. The Stein family, who has owned Henry’s for four generations, will continue to maintain ownership as Henry’s Enterprises. All executive management and the CEO, Gillian Stein,... Read More
Three ways marketing will change post-COVID 19 Marketing News Opinion 

Three ways marketing will change post-COVID 19

  Guest post by Audrey Lipman American businesses spend around $12 billion a year on advertising and marketing. Most business owners realize, without great marketing campaigns, it will be hard to attract a wider audience. 2020 has been unlike any year due to the COVID-19 health crisis. Businesses around the world are having to adapt to the new reality brought... Read More
MailPix offering personalized face masks with optional carbon filters New Products 

MailPix offering personalized face masks with optional carbon filters

MailPix, the photo-printing, canvas and gifting site, announced personalized face masks are now available. Customers can choose to upload their own photo, choose from pattern, or create their own personalized text message. “During these challenging times, consumers are looking for safe ways to express themselves,” says Fred H. Lerner, CEO and co-founder, MailPix. “A personalized face mask is a colorful... Read More
June retail sales increase but recovery remains uncertain amid Coronavirus resurgence Marketing 

June retail sales increase but recovery remains uncertain amid Coronavirus resurgence

Retail sales rose in June, seeing both a monthly increase and their first year-over-year gain since the beginning of the year as more retailers and other businesses closed by the coronavirus pandemic reopened, but continued COVID-19 outbreaks remain a threat, the National Retail Federation said today. “The retail sales numbers from last month were very encouraging and reflect continued progress... Read More
DNP captures high-school grad photos at Charlotte Motor Speedway News 

DNP captures high-school grad photos at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Many school districts across the country are finding new and unique ways to celebrate the great accomplishments of their graduating seniors despite school shutdowns. Cabarrus County Schools in North Carolina took a unique approach with drive-through graduation ceremonies for its ten different schools at Charlotte Motor Speedway. On June 12-13, more than 2,500 seniors and their families were invited to... Read More
Jostens adds safety products to school offerings News 

Jostens adds safety products to school offerings

Jostens launched Jostens Safety, a line of environmental and personal protective products to help schools meet enhanced safety requirements this fall. Jostens Safety products include personal protection kits of hand sanitizer, facemasks, thermometers, cleaning wipes, and surface disinfectant, as well as environmental signage, social distance floor graphics, and protective barriers for classrooms and cafeterias. The limited supply of products are available... Read More
Jostens adds signatures to digital yearbooks News 

Jostens adds signatures to digital yearbooks

Jostens announced the release of a new website providing students with free digital yearbook signing pages, in response to COVID-19 separation. After registering at www.yearbooksigning.jostens.com, students can send their personalized web link to friends, requesting them to sign their yearbook. At that point, friends use the online platform to select fonts, colors, and stickers to write a note. As friends contribute... Read More
Shutterfly adds PPE products, donates $750,000 to COVID-19 affected communities New Products News Updates 

Shutterfly adds PPE products, donates $750,000 to COVID-19 affected communities

Shutterfly Inc. announced the company, via its Shutterfly for Good platform, has donated more than $750,000 to organizations nationwide that are helping communities most in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Shutterfly has donated $495,000 to multiple organizations such as those supporting the manufacturing and distribution of personal protective equipment (PPE), food-related charities, healthcare and more via its partnership with The... Read More
Dury’s, a Nashville camera store institution since 1882, closes News 

Dury’s, a Nashville camera store institution since 1882, closes

Dury’s, the legendary long-time Nashville-area camera store, has closed permanently. Founded in 1882, the store was one of eight original Kodak film and camera dealers appointed by George Eastman. The store has been at its current Murfreesboro Pike location since 2016, moving there from downtown Nashville. The company made its announcement on its Facebook page: After very careful consideration, I... Read More
GotPhoto establishes COVID-19 task force for volume photography News 

GotPhoto establishes COVID-19 task force for volume photography

GotPhoto Inc., the leader in workflow platforms for volume school photographers, announced a task force to plan for the future of contactless school/sports photography as COVID-19 continues to reshape the industry. The goal is to develop concrete concepts, with the advice of the task force, to be launched as the GotPhoto Summer Camps training series in July. For more information... Read More
Suite 48a announces “COVID-19 Mitigation and What’s Next Survey” report Market research News Opinion 

Suite 48a announces “COVID-19 Mitigation and What’s Next Survey” report

Leading imaging industry research company Suite 48a has published a free “COVID-19 Mitigation and What’s Next Survey” report. “It’s hard to describe the impact COVID-19 has had so far without sounding like a broken record –the one you keep hearing over and over in the news, or when talking with colleagues, customers or industry partners,” says Hans Hartman, Suite 48a.... Read More
PPA gives $3 million in financial relief to members amid COVID-19 pandemic News 

PPA gives $3 million in financial relief to members amid COVID-19 pandemic

Professional Photographers of America announced the association has eliminated membership dues for the months of May and June and created dramatic subsidies for Imaging USA attendees. Imaging USA, the longest-running photographic convention in the United States, is scheduled for January 17-19, 2021, in Grapevine, Texas. “The event sets the tone for the entire photographic year,” says David Trust, CEO, PPA.... Read More
FamilyAlbum founder donates $1 million towards COVID-19 relief Events News 

FamilyAlbum founder donates $1 million towards COVID-19 relief

Tokyo-based mixi Inc. announced FamilyAlbum founder Kenji Kasahara donated $1 million to help families and children affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Kasahara notes FamilyAlbum, a private photo-sharing app for families, has seen increased usage in the midst of worldwide lockdown and shelter in place orders. In the first half of April alone, the number of comments and uploads posted to the... Read More
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