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MMIE: Try digital signage, part 1

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March 11, 2014
MMIE: Try digital signage, part 1

McCurry Marketing Idea Exchange #547 – March 11, 2014 Pete Davies, Marlborough Photo Services, Marlborough, England Pete Davies saw a 700 percent increase in photo mug sales at Christmas, and he points the finger at a series of computer screens for that incredible success. Pete has three computers in his store, and each of...
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On the DIMAcast: How to be successful with photo booths

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March 10, 2014
On the DIMAcast: How to be successful with photo booths

This was a fun DIMAcast for me, because I had the chance to interview one of my favorite folks in this industry, Chris Lydle, owner of Chris’ Camera Center in Aiken, S.C. Chris is the author of a new book, available here, called “The Photo Booth Book – A business guide to photo booth...
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Photojournalist Al Diaz’s “Breath of Life” Photo Featured in Think Tank Photo’s New “About A Photograph™” Video

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March 8, 2014

Think Tank Photo’s newest About A Photograph video features not only the story behind photojournalist Al Diaz’s gripping photo of a woman breathing life into an infant who had stopped breathing, but the thin line that separates a photojournalist becoming involved in the story or remaining objective and removed.
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Radio Shack to close 1,100 stores

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March 5, 2014
Radio Shack to close 1,100 stores

CNN Money reports Radio Shack will close around 1,100 stores, nearly 20 percent of its locations. The move will leave more than 4,000 stores, including about 900 franchise locations. Radio Shack has had one of the largest footprints of any U.S. retailer, with about 5,200 locations in the United States. Radio Shack has 27,500...
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O. Winston Link Museum, Dedicated to Work of Pioneering Photography, Celebrates 10th Anniversary

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March 4, 2014

Museum Depicting Steam Railroading and Rural Culture Stays Relevant in Era of Digital Snapshots
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On the DIMAcast: How to increase your sales by 700 percent

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March 4, 2014
On the DIMAcast: How to increase your sales by 700 percent

The rumor was his mug sales were up 700% in December, his mouse pads up 500% – and this is a 20 year old lab, not some tiny start-up. Could this kind of growth be possible? Bill McCurry was in the U.K. to address a Fuji Retailers Conference as well as the PMA UK...
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Chuck Wolf opens “Photo Design Bar”

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February 27, 2014
Chuck Wolf opens “Photo Design Bar”

Longtime photo retailer Chuck Wolf is returning to brick and mortar with a shop in Atlanta, GA offering in-store assistance “to help you get your photos out of the digital world and into the physical world.” Wolf says his new store “will help you do more with your photos and, most importantly, let you...
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MMIE: Keep staff on track

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February 27, 2014
MMIE: Keep staff on track

McCurry Marketing Idea Exchange #546 – February 27, 2014 Tony Miresse, Art’s Cameras Plus, Greenfield & Pewaukee, Wis. When a very strong competitor put up a “going out of business” sign, Tony Miresse used it as jump off point to reiterate to staff the importance of following the plan for selling to their customers....
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Business Success: Review of you

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February 26, 2014
Business Success: Review of you

How are you doing? I don’t mean to ask if you’re feeling well today — although I hope you are. What I mean is, how are you doing in your business? Are you effective? Do you communicate well? What do your customers think of you? Where will your business be tomorrow? Are you a...
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MailPix Adds Versatile Canvas Lites to Product Offerings

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February 25, 2014

MailPix adds versatile Canvas Lites to product offerings
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