Columns By Bob McKay

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May 2019 Editor’s Note: Create a Retail Destination

There are a lot of great products to brag about in this issue! Our annual Retailers’ Choice Awards give our readers the chance to weigh...
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Printing Press: Preserve More Memories with Photo Collages and Gifts

“Life is a collage of moments, and the most memorable ones are meant to be shared,” says Brittany Norris, brand marketing manager at CanvasPop.com....
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Strategy Session: Nikon—Superior Optical Performance Drives Success

Jay Vannatter has been selling and marketing Nikon products for the better part of 35 years. Vannatter began his career in 1983 and has...
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April 2019 Editor’s Note: Memories Matter

I was fortunate enough to be invited to the PRO meeting a few weeks ago, to talk about the importance of memories. The message:...
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Printing Press Manufacturers Roundtable

Even by conservative estimates, more than one trillion pictures will be taken in 2019. Some researchers predict numbers as high as 1.7 trillion. This...
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Printing Press: Wide-Format Printers

Commercial photo printing, whether for the consumer or professional markets, relies on the sale of low-cost, high-quality products that can be sold with a...
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Strategy Session: Sony—Innovating for a New Generation of Photographers

Neal Manowitz has been a key player in the growth of Sony mirrorless and full-frame cameras during the last five years. He was recently...
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February 25, 2019 Editor’s Note: New Products Abound

This is customarily the time of year when new products, both pro and consumer, begin to hit the shelves. And as the only trade...
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Printing Press: Event Printers Bring Image Fulfillment On-Site

Today, event printers provide a wide range and variety of on-site image fulfillment, regardless of the event. Event photography has been a staple of...
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Printing Press: Unforgettable Wedding Albums to Cherish for a Lifetime

“Every bride needs her dress and every wedding needs its album,” writes Eugene Nagawieki, marketing and content specialist at nPhoto Lab, an album manufacturer...
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Innovate Visually: Weddings in VR Are Here to Stay

You’re at it again. It’s another season of weddings, events and assignments where you apply your talents to produce fantastic work, build your portfolio...
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Profit Prospects: Make More Money by Policing Costs

Successful retailers make a profit by selling things for more than they paid for them, keeping costs below that margin. However, policing costs isn’t...
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Strategy Session: Get “Smart”

As members of the Imaging Alliance, we’re lucky enough to have the NPD Group on our board to provide us with relevant industry information....
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Editor’s Note: Wrapping Up CES 2019

The whirlwind that is called the CES show is now in our rearview mirror. Historically, Digital Imaging Reporter delivered three consecutive daily magazines at CES,...
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Printing Press: High-Tech to Basic Photo Book Printing

Just like every other printing technology, photo book printing has undergone dramatic changes in the digital age. In the 1960s, when Polaroid prints were...
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Strategy Session: Alexa, Take My Picture

Upon my return from CES 2019 in Las Vegas last week, I reflected upon where the show has been over the last few years—and...
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Giving Back: For NY Portrait Photographer, Pro Bono Is a Big Part of the...

Whether New York portrait photographer Sari Goodfriend is shooting for her editorial, corporate or private clients, her love for people and zest for life...
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CES 2019 Editor’s Notebook: Are Cameras Now About the Experience?

As I walk around the Las Vegas Convention Center on the first day of CES 2019, I harken back to just a few years...
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Zooming In: Imaging—A Retrospective

In years gone by I wrote many a Zooming In columns for Digital Imaging Reporter at CES that were intended for publication on the...
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Retail Intelligence: Three Design Improvements That Will Make You More Money

Intuitive, attractive and functional design is the most powerful way for a store to stand out against the competition, grow and build customer satisfaction—and...

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