The Dead Pixels Society podcast

The Dead Pixels Society podcast

News, information and interviews about the photo/imaging business. This is a weekly audio podcast hosted by Gary Pageau, editor of the Dead Pixels Society news site and community For more information and to sign up for the free weekly newsletter, visit www.thedeadpixelssociety.com.This is podcast is designed for a business-to-business audience of entrepreneurs and companies in the photo/imaging retail, online, wholesale, mobile, and camera hardware/accessory industries.If you are interested in being a guest on the podcast, email host Gary Pageau at gary@thedeadpixelssociety.com.

Episodes

June 20, 2022 21 min

In this special Father's Day episode, Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Olivia Pageau, a marketing and events expert, about trends in the event and wedding photography industry.  She talks about what traits high-end wedding and event venues are looking for in wedding photographer partners, trends wedding photography, and why the classic black-and-white portrait remains wall-worthy.

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Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Paul Baron, serial entrepreneur, founder and CEO of The Wall Printer. Founded in 2019, The Wall Printer is a way to print vertically on drywall, brick, glass, tile, vinyl, cement, or wood. The printer provides for digital image printing, indoors or outdoors, on any surface, with original art or signage.

The Wall Printer says it is the only vertical wall printer sold by a U.S.-based b...

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Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Carrie Schochet, founder and CEO, Purple Squirrel Advisors, an executive recruiting firm. In this episode, Schochet talks about employment trends, tactics for attracting employees, and modern workplace culture.

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Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Brian Solis, author and futurist, about the early days of digital cameras, what Kodak got wrong, the growth of social media, and why balancing your life is vitally important.

Brian Solis is Global Innovation Evangelist at Salesforce, the global leader in Customer Relationship Management (CRM). His work at Salesforce focuses on thought leadership and research that explores digital tra...

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Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with David Crandall, executive director of the School Photographers of America, and Tim McCain, CRO of ImageQuix/PhotoLynx to discuss the importance of the upcoming MVP and SPOA conferences for the volume photography industry. Crandall and McCain talk about the importance of leadership development in the business world and how the MVP and SPOA conferences differ from other photo industry...

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Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Tim Fitzpatrick,  president of Rialto Marketing. Fitzpatrick discusses the three most important aspects of marketing for small businesses and entrepreneurs, as well as the metrics they should use to gauge their success.

Rialto Marketing, based in Highlands Ranch, CO ,  helps B2B service-based businesses create, implement, and manage a marketing plan to communicate the right message t...

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Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Denver photographer Jenna Noelle of Jenna Noelle Creative. In this interview, Noelle describes her career path as a new photographer gaining skills in the portrait business before launching her own wedding portrait venture. She shares her business philosophy and strategy for getting through the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the shift in her market emphasis to luxury weddings. She has...

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Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Michael Buzinski,  president of Buzzworthy Integrated Marketing.  In this episode,  Buzinski talks about the practical steps a small business should follow to boost SEO and gain new customers. It's not just all about chasing the latest social media trend. 

Buzzworthy Integrated Marketing helps create buzz for small and medium-sized local businesses through integrated digital mark...

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Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Ginger Hartford. enterprise account manager, ARTISTREE, a Michaels Company.  Hartford shares her expertise on design trends, partnerships,  sustainable output, trends in wall decor, and the role of digital technology in new forms like NFTs.

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Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Aaron Day, the new CEO of SaaS eCommerce company, Amaze.  (The company changed its name to Amaze from Famous just prior to the recording of this episode.) In this interview, Day talks about how the company is bringing its decades-long experience in eCommerce tool development to offer a portfolio of simple tools for making online selling easy for a wide array of creators, photographe...

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Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with professional photographer Joe McNally, whose 40-plus year career spans National Geographic, Sports Illustrated, four Olympic Games, Nikon Ambassador, and much more. McNally talks about how his career started in 1976 as a Daily News copyboy, armed with a master's degree in photojournalism from Syracuse,  and working his way up to success. McNally also discusses how photographers ...

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Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Maddy Alcala, the president of Gooten, the on-demand personalized products solution provider, about the company's role in the marketplace, its growth opportunities, managing a challenging ecosystem and even the origin of the company's unusual name.

Gooten works with eCommerce businesses, retailers, and global merchandising companies to reduce or eliminate their inventory pos...

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Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Claudia Dencer, executive vice president and general manager of Leonard's Photography, St. Augustine, FL. Dencer talks about growing up in the third generation of the family photography business and how the business has changed and has adapted to massive changes. She also describes the leadership skills she has learned.

Leonard’s Photography has a 36,000-square-foot production f...

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Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Benedikt Greifenhofer, recently appointed global CEO of volume photography tech company, GotPhoto. In this interview, Greifenhofer talks about how the new company structure will drive growth, how GotPhoto was well-positioned to manage business changes wrought by the pandemic, and future profit opportunities for clients of the fast-growing business.

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Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Gillian Stein, CEO of Henry's, Canada's largest photo specialty retailer. In this wide-ranging interview, Stein talks about the company's recent restructuring, the response to COVID-19, how to serve content creators, plus her personal mental health challenges, as well as the establishment of The Henry's Foundation to provide support for Canadians living with mental i...

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Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Mackey McNeill, CPA, of Mackey Advisors and author of The Prosperity Playbook, about considerations for family business succession. McNeill describes what factors to consider when passing on or selling a business. 

"The Prosperity Playbook: Planning for a Successful Family Business Succession" is about successful business sale or succession that requires careful thought, det...

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Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Joaquin Quenca Abela, one of the founders of Europe's fast-growing graphics company, Freepik Company.  Based in Spain, Freepik was founded in 2010 by brothers Alejandro and Pablo Blanes, along with their friend Joaquín Cuenca Abela, founder of Panoramio (acquired by Google).

Abela talks about how the company grew from a bootstrapped free online resource for finding graphics to a ...

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Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Kasper Rybak, product owner, Printbox, about the development of Smart Creation, the company's AI-powered photobook software.  Rybak discusses how continuous customer feedback was instrumental in the development and on-going improvement of Smart Creation. He also shares some of the unexpected results from early adopters.

Printbox is an enterprise photo products software that allow...

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Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Heather Maio-Smith, CEO and co-founder, StoryFile, about using AI-driven video conversations to preserve family history.

In 2010, Maio-Smith developed the first 3D interactive conversation with Holocaust Survivor Rose Schindler through her creative agency Conscience Display. At the time, she was creating physical video installations at the United Nations, USC, and in Havana, Cuba. As...

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Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with photographer and author, Rick Sammon, about his latest book, "How to Make Money While You are Sleeping: A Photographer’s Guide to Passive Income – And Other Savvy Business Strategies." The book, which is Sammon's 43rd, covers a wide range of tactics for photographers and other creatives to create diverse income streams. In this interview, Sammon covers the main lessons f...

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