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Dead Pixels Society podcast: Talking cameras, smartphones and photowalks with Jefferson Graham Podcasts 

Dead Pixels Society podcast: Talking cameras, smartphones and photowalks with Jefferson Graham

Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Jefferson Graham, photographer, journalist, musician, and former USA Today tech columnist, as he launches his new website, The Best Photowalk.  Graham talks about the switch from film to digital, what camera makers are doing wrong, why Google Photos is the turkey of the year, which photobook service is his favorite (and his least favorite) and much more. Read More
Updated: Lifetouch, Shutterfly staff reductions near 800 News 

Updated: Lifetouch, Shutterfly staff reductions near 800

Updated: This article was updated to add the statement from Shutterfly below: An all-hands phone conference Thursday, Jan. 21, with Shutterfly CEO Hilary Schneider brought the news of a nearly 800 person staff reduction. According to reports from people on the call, the company’s Lifetouch National School Studios business bore the brunt of the reduction, with 700 positions eliminated in... Read More
Industry Notes for the week of Jan. 18 People on the Move 

Industry Notes for the week of Jan. 18

  Pro Photography EMOTION Photography to graduate from Founder Institute in Silicon Valley EMOTION Photography, the Australian professional photography startup, was selected as one of 12 presenting companies on Jan. 20, Graduation Day, at the Founder Institute of Silicon Valley, a business incubator. See the short promo video here. EMOTION Photography is a digital-first operation built around the belief the... Read More
Shutterfly Fort Mill facility gains sustainability certification News 

Shutterfly Fort Mill facility gains sustainability certification

The Sustainable Green Printing Partnership (SGP), an authority in sustainable printing certifications, announced Shutterfly, Inc. has joined the SGP community by certifying its first facility in Fort Mill, S.C. Shutterfly plans to continue to certify more of its print locations in the near future. “As a leading manufacturer, we are deeply committed to responsible production in all of our facilities,... Read More
Industry Notes for the week of Dec. 12 Events News People on the Move Updates 

Industry Notes for the week of Dec. 12

  Pro Photography Lifetouch reducing staff by 100 at Ontario, Ohio church directory plant  Lifetouch notified the State of Ohio the company will reduce permanently reduce staff by 100 persons by February 2021, at its Ontario, Ohio facility. The Shutterfly Lifetouch Church Business operations were severely impacted by COVID-19, the company said in a letter to the Ohio Department of Jobs... Read More
Shutterfly buying more than 60 HP Indigo digital presses News 

Shutterfly buying more than 60 HP Indigo digital presses

HP Inc. announced one of its biggest customers, photo personalization giant Shutterfly, has embarked on a massive expansion of its digital press fleet with the acquisition of more than 60 new HP Indigo Digital Presses. HP referred to the deal as “the largest single customer order to date for the HP Graphics business.” The rollout includes B2-sized HP Indigo 100K... Read More
Industry notes for the week of Nov. 7 People on the Move Updates 

Industry notes for the week of Nov. 7

Retail news Digital Imaging Reporter’s 2020 State of the Industry Digital Imaging Reporter has published its annual state of the industry compendium of opinions and prognostications from manufacturers, retailers and distributors, with a special focus on how to cope with COVID-19. NRF chief economist says strong retail sales growth ‘points to the resiliency of consumers’ Retail sales have largely recovered... Read More
Shutterfly breaks “Let Good Fly” holiday campaign Marketing News 

Shutterfly breaks “Let Good Fly” holiday campaign

Leading consumer photo personalization site Shutterfly premiered its “Let Good Fly” 2020 holiday ad campaign this week. Rather than avoid the realities of a less-than-desirable pandemic year, the light-hearted spot “Let the good fly” confronts it head on. Created by long-time ad agency Argonaut, the spot features various characters showing how they coped with 2020, including a bread-baking mom, a... Read More
Industry Notes for the week of Oct. 31 News People on the Move 

Industry Notes for the week of Oct. 31

  Retail News 8 legacy retailers that wound up in bankruptcy this year These companies made it through world wars, social upheaval and depressions, but met their undoing in a year defined by a pandemic, according to RetailDive. People on the Move EyeEm founder Florian Meissner leaves the company Floridan Meissner, co-founder of Germany based photo sharing site EyeEm, announced his departure... Read More
Scodix launches six digital enhancement presses New Products 

Scodix launches six digital enhancement presses

Scodix Inc. launched the next generation of its Ultra Digital Enhancement Press Series, consisting of six presses, each targeted to a specific market segment. “As the world’s most innovative and experienced company in digital print enhancement, with over 400 presses installed around the world, we’re now launching one expanded product line that’s been designed to meet the needs of all... 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
Shutterfly names Craig Rowley senior vice president and CMO News 

Shutterfly names Craig Rowley senior vice president and CMO

Shutterfly announced the appointment of Craig Rowley as senior vice president and chief marketing officer. In this role, Rowley will be responsible for all marketing strategies across Shutterfly’s portfolio of brands, including its Shutterfly namesake, Lifetouch and Snapfish, among others. He joins the company on Sept. 14, 2020. He succeeds Mickey Mericle, who served in the role of CMO for... Read More
PlanetArt acquires CafePress from Shutterfly News 

PlanetArt acquires CafePress from Shutterfly

Personalized product platform PlanetArt acquired the assets of Louisville, KY-based CafePress from Shutterfly LLC’s Snapfish business unit. Based in Louisville, Kentucky CafePress is one of the first web-based printing companies, founded in 1999. The financial terms weren’t disclosed. Snapfish acquired CafePress in 2018 for $25.3 million. In turn, Snapfish was acquired by Shutterfly earlier this year, as part of its deal to go private with... 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