Columns By Jerry Grossman

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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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Strategy Session: Manfrotto

Sometimes strategic partnerships make sense outwardly. But sometimes synergies need to be nurtured, and collaboration produces results that might not have been imagined. Adam...
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DIR April 2017 Editor’s Note: Demise of an Institution

Popular Photography is gone. As you’ll learn from Jason Schneider’s very poignant article, Popular Photography published its last issue this month. It will cease...
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Strategy Session: Mirrorless Momentum

As we move into 2017, there’s clearly a certain mirrorless momentum taking shape in the interchangeable-lens camera market. While DSLRs are still leading unit sales...
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DIR March 2017 Editor’s Note: Never Settle

We are proud to once again announce the winners of our Rudy Awards, named after our esteemed cofounder, Rudy Maschke. We also recognize those...

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