Columns By Jerry Grossman

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DIR April 2018 Editor’s Note: Chuck Westfall

Long before I met Chuck Westfall, I knew his name. In the early days of the Internet, camera enthusiasts would dial into Prodigy or CompuServe...
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Strategy Session: Finding What’s Next—the 2018 NAB Show

So, what does the editor of Digital Imaging Reporter expect to accomplish at the National Association of Broadcasters’ (NAB) show? Quite simply, I’m always on...
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DIR’s February 2018 Editor’s Note: Our WPPI Issue & Printing Press

We’re pleased to be devoting this issue of Digital Imaging Reporter to the WPPI Conference & Expo. We are also excited to introduce a...
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Strategy Session: Maximizing the WPPI Experience

Theresa Raffetto is the director of Conferences for the Photo+ Group of Emerald Expositions, including the WPPI conference program. I recently had the chance...
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DIR Jan. 22, 2018 Editor’s Note: Are Trade Shows Worth It?

Now that we’re looking back on another CES, it comes back to the same question: Was it worth the trip? Our industry is full...
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Strategy Session: Net Impressions of CES 2018

As my plane landed at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, my mind (and legs) geared up for another CES. At the show, I...
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Editor’s Notebook: The Imaging Shift at CES 2018

As I once again roam the halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center at CES, I notice a not-so-subtle shift on the imaging side...
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DIR January 9, 2018 Editor’s Note: Is It January Already?

Every year it seems that January comes just a little bit sooner, and the CES show comes right along with it. We’re pleased to...
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Strategy Session: Nikon—Redefining the Imaging Ecosystem

Bo Kajiwara was recently appointed president of Nikon Inc., the subsidiary of Nikon Corporation for the Americas. Kajiwara transitioned from his role as the...
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DIR December 2017 Editor’s Note: Saluting Our Dealers

We are so proud to present our 2017 Dealer of the Year Award to Midwest Photo. As we think about which retailer to acknowledge...
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Strategy Session: Midwest Photo

Stu Appelbaum was a pretty tough act to follow. According to his son Moishe, it wasn’t unusual for his dad to have  phones on...
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DIR November 2017 Editor’s Note: Circling the Imaging Industry

The imaging industry is certainly not what it used to be. As you look through the pages of our magazine this month, you’ll get...
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Strategy Session: PhotoPlus Expo 2017

I spent most of Thursday and Friday last week (October 26–27, 2017) at PhotoPlus Expo 2017, which was held at the Jacob K. Javits...
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DIR Oct. 2017 Editor’s Note: Take a Walk

As a retailer, it’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day operations of running a business—from product selection and credit issues to employee...
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Strategy Session: The Customer Journey

I recently taught a seminar on customer insights for the Data & Marketing Association (DMA). Along the way, as I usually do, I tried...
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DIR September 2017 Editor’s Note: Protecting the Ecosystem of Memories

As we go to press with this issue of Digital Imaging Reporter, we have just witnessed the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey in Texas....
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DIR July 2017 Editor’s Note: Make Your Store a Destination

We are so pleased to bestow DIR’s 2017 E-tailer of the Year Award to District Camera and Imaging. We’re excited to tell their story...
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DIR June 2017 Editor’s Note: Disruptive Technologies

With so much talk about the decline of the photo industry, I often think about how we can seize opportunities for our future. I had...
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Strategy Session: Let’s Take On Teen Bullying

As everyone knows, teen bullying has become a sometimes-lethal epidemic in middle and high schools across the country.  Teen bullying is not a new...
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DIR May 2017 Editor’s Note: We Love Hearing from You

May 2017: While I’ve owned this space in Digital Imaging Reporter for quite awhile, sometimes I would like nothing more than to turn it...

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