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Lifetouch promoting at-home school photos in Shutterfly app News 

Lifetouch promoting at-home school photos in Shutterfly app

Lifetouch is promoting the concept of at-home school photos through parent company’s Shutterfly mobile app. The Picture Day Snaps @Home feature provides parents and children with an annual school photo, using Lifetouch backgrounds. The user selects the “Picture Day Snaps @Home” tab, chooses from three package choices: Basic package – Shutterfly digital image, one 8×10 and two 5x7s for $4.99.... Read More
Lifetouch announces winners of “America’s Yearbook” contest Promotions 

Lifetouch announces winners of “America’s Yearbook” contest

National school photography company Lifetouch celebrates National Yearbook Week with the unveiling of America’s Yearbook, a digital display of more than 5,300 user-submitted school pictures from the past nine decades. “Lifetouch is all about memorializing and cataloging these formative years in students’ lives – there is no better time capsule than a school picture,” said Stephanie Schmid, Vice President of... Read More
Shutterfly names Todd Marshall Lifetouch general manager People on the Move 

Shutterfly names Todd Marshall Lifetouch general manager

Shutterfly Inc. appointed Todd Marshall as general manager of Lifetouch; he joins the company Sept. 28. In this role, Marshall will be responsible for the Lifetouch portfolio, including school, preschool, and church photography, as well as JCPenney Portraits by Lifetouch and BorrowLenses. “Todd is a strong addition to the Shutterfly team,” said Hilary Schneider, chief executive officer of Shutterfly, Inc.... Read More
Lifetouch announces school pictures day sweepstakes News 

Lifetouch announces school pictures day sweepstakes

Lifetouch, in conjunction with the second annual National School Picture Day, features nationwide sweepstakes inviting everyone to submit their current or vintage school picture for one of five chances to win free school pictures and yearbooks from Lifetouch, as well as Shutterfly school supplies. The sweepstakes is open to anyone and entry is available now through Sept. 17 at lifetouch.com/sweepstakes. Five winners... Read More
Lifetouch creates school opening dashboard for Picture Day Scheduling News 

Lifetouch creates school opening dashboard for Picture Day Scheduling

Lifetouch released its proprietary COVID-19 School Opening Dashboard, a tool for Lifetouch and its partner schools to use while planning how, and when, schools can carry out school picture days despite COVID-19-related disruptions. The company says the Lifetouch School Opening Dashboard aggregates disparate data into a single view including heat maps and other visualization tools for Lifetouch teams to be able to... Read More
Shutterfly hit with class action suit over Lifetouch Family Approval Program News 

Shutterfly hit with class action suit over Lifetouch Family Approval Program

Shutterfly has been hit with a consumer class action suit over its Lifetouch Family Approval Program, a preschool portrait service the lawsuit claims violates the Postal Reorganization Act and California state consumer protection laws, according to Bloomberg Law. The suit, filed in the Northern District of California, No. 5:20-cv-06040, states would-be class plaintiffs Don Cullen and Ellen Ross claim Lifetouch... Read More
Lifetouch receives “Champion for Public Education Recognition” by National School Board Association News 

Lifetouch receives “Champion for Public Education Recognition” by National School Board Association

Lifetouch announced it is a recipient of the National School Board Association’s Champion for Public Education designation for standing with public schools during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. This year, as schools across the country closed their classrooms and were negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Lifetouch continued to support more than 50,000 National School Board Association school leaders with photography through its partnership.... Read More
Industry notes for the week of April 11 Marketing News People on the Move SDKs and APIs Updates 

Industry notes for the week of April 11

Interesting reads from around the web Lifetouch temporarily reopens Chesapeake plant Lifetouch expects to have a little more than 100 people working to continue producing its school photo products, including spring class photos shot before schools closed early, as well as student IDs and high-resolution digital images for school yearbooks, according to the Virginia Pilot. The company announced in February was shuttering the... Read More
Shutterfly app update targets school memories News Updates 

Shutterfly app update targets school memories

Shutterfly has updated its main photo printing app to emphasize photo moments lost due to the COVID-19 crisis and attendant school closures. Specifically, the app has been enhanced to: • Create school memories at home – Use our new background-changer tool will help you design and share your own spring- 2020 memories! • Order graduation cards, without committing to a... Read More
More industry notes from worldwide pandemic News Opinion 

More industry notes from worldwide pandemic

As the global COVID-19 pandemic spreads, the impact on the photo/imaging industry has been unprecedented. Mass layoffs of retail staffs are commonplace, seasonal workers and photographers are dismissed and store hours have been limited or eliminated entirely. Still, the photo industry is resilient and we’ve been hearing promising stories from around the world. Certainly, this once-in-a-lifetime economic disaster is going... Read More
Lifetouch shuttering Chesapeake, Va., plant News 

Lifetouch shuttering Chesapeake, Va., plant

Lifetouch National School Studios is closing its Chesapeake, Va., production facility by Aug. 31, according to numerous media reports. There are 130 full-time employees and 38 seasonal at the Chesapeake location, according to WAVY.com. The Chesapeake plant’s production will be shifted to parent company Shutterfly‘s soon-to-be-opened Plano, Texas, production facility, as well as three other existing manufacturing facilities in Arizona,... Read More
Shutterfly trims 160 jobs, will transfer some to Minnesota News Opinion 

Shutterfly trims 160 jobs, will transfer some to Minnesota

Newly privately held photo personalization giant Shutterfly Inc. is already trimming the ranks, according to media reports. The San Francisco Chronicle reports the company is laying off more than 150 employees from its Redwood City headquarters, according to a California Employment Development Department filing. According to the report, 66 employees will lose their jobs and 87 workers will see their... Read More
Lifetouch declares Sept. 12 is National School Picture Day Events Press releases 

Lifetouch declares Sept. 12 is National School Picture Day

Danielle Jonas teams up with Lifetouch to celebrate the yearly tradition of school Picture Day EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Sept. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Today, national school photography provider Lifetouch declared the first-ever National School Picture Day happening on Thursday, September 12, 2019. As the official ambassador for National School Picture Day,  jewelry designer and mother of two, Danielle Jonas, has partnered with Lifetouch to... Read More
Lifetouch eliminates some top-management layers in reorganization News Opinion People on the Move 

Lifetouch eliminates some top-management layers in reorganization

  Lifetouch continues to make top management changes following the installation of Greg Hintz as the new division president. In an internal announcement obtained by the Dead Pixels Society and confirmed by parent company spokesperson Sondra Harding of Shutterfly Inc., the roles of schools executive vice president and COO and vice president of marketing were eliminated, affecting 14-year veteran Tom Wargolet... Read More
More changes at the top for SFLY: CTO Satish Menon resigns News People on the Move 

More changes at the top for SFLY: CTO Satish Menon resigns

When Shutterfly Inc. goes under new ownership this fall, there will be a whole new look to the executive suite. According to the company’s most recent Form 8-K, longtime CTO and senior vice president Dr. Satish Menon notified the company Aug. 8 of his intention to resign effective Sept. 6, 2019. The filing stated Dr. Menon will stay on as... Read More