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. This podcast is 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. For more information and to sign up for the free weekly newsletter, visit www.thedeadpixelssociety.com.

Episodes

June 13, 2024 42 mins

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Have you ever wondered what it takes to transition from an amateur photographer to capturing iconic moments in sports history? Join us as Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society welcomes Dave Stock, the mastermind behind Team DSP, who shares his captivating journey of over 40 years in the realm of sports photography. Starting with a borrowed Argus C3 camera in high school, Dave's passion led ...

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Ready to uncover the secrets behind Silicon Valley's success and learn from a global credibility expert? You won't want to miss this episode where we sit down with Mitchell Levy, a dynamic executive coach and prolific author who has spent years at the epicenter of tech innovation. From steering companies in Silicon Valley to serving on a public firm's board, Levy brings a treasure ...

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Ever wondered how a young event organizer could transform into a trailblazer in the print industry? Join Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society in a chat with Hans Scheffer, the visionary founder and CEO of HelloPrint. Hans takes us through his captivating journey from needing efficient printing solutions for events to creating FlyerZone and eventually revolutionizing the print ordering process w...

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Discover the transformative journey of Bob Kenward from Fluvanna Sports Photography as he details his shift from action sports to mastering team and individual portraits. In a candid conversation, Kenward reveals the pivotal moments that turned his initial skepticism of team photos into a profitable niche focusing on smaller leagues, and how composite photography became a game-changer for his bus...

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Embark on a captivating journey with Joaquin Cuenca, the visionary CEO at the helm of Freepik, as he unveils the secrets behind transforming a simple image search tool into a behemoth of creativity visited by millions each month. Cuenca's narrative whisks us through a landscape where AI-driven innovation meets the demands of digital artists and designers. The discussion peels back the layers...

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Embark on exploring the corporate world's natural progression with tech industry veteran Ben Gibson as he and host Gary Pageau navigate the "EMFL" model together. Gibson sheds light on how companies are born out of innovation and mature through marketing, financial acumen, and sometimes, legal restructuring. Anchored by Gibson's rich experiences at large companies like GE, Eas...

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Embark with us on a journey to the heart of entrepreneurship as Richard Blank shares the vibrant tale of his rise to business success in Costa Rica. From his early days as a Spanish major, Blank's path diverged from family expectations, leading him to the lush tropics where he cultivated a top-tier bilingual call center. His story is one of embracing individuality, with a healthy dose of ris...

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When life threw curveballs at Michael Allison, he didn't just dodge; he caught them and threw them right back. Join us as the CEO of The Adversity Academy recounts a life marked by sheer resilience, from the sun-baked streets of Jamaica to the top tier of entrepreneurship. His candid narrative isn't just about the hardships but how they forged his path to greatness. Allison takes us thr...

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Picture your business's voice echoing with unmistakable clarity across the digital expanse—this is the power of consistency in marketing that Kate McQuade, Senior Director of Marketing at P360, unpacks in the latest Dead Pixels Society podcast conversation with Gary Pageau. With her extensive background, McQuade illustrates why a solid, unified brand message is more than just a good idea; it...

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Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society sits down with JF Maion, the entrepreneurial mind behind the family-owned PhotoDeck. Learn firsthand about the company's transformative leap from a stock photography niche to a sanctuary for photographers. PhotoDeck has carved out a unique space in the world of photography, offering everything from proofing galleries to robust e-commerce capabilities. M...

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Unlock the mysteries of marketing's impact on business success as Gee Ranasinha, CEO of Kexino, takes us on a revealing expedition into the heart of digital transformation and strategic branding. The conversation with Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society travels from the early days of digital photography to the intricacies of crafting marketing strategies that resonate with consumers and o...

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Discover the transformative journey of IMG.LY's Eray Basar as we traverse the landscape of tech innovation and product development. In this candid conversation with Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society, Basar shares the highs and lows of starting a tech-focused agency that launched a popular Twitter photo service and the subsequent pivot to a product development powerhouse. He shares IMG....

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Have you ever found yourself at a career crossroads, yearning for creative liberation and the thrill of entrepreneurship? Drew Donaldson, founder of GroHaus, joins Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society to share his transformation from a film and television graduate to a marketing maven. Donaldson transports us through inspirations drawn from his parents' business savvy, and how a mix of res...

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There are moments when life throws a curveball that ignites a spark within us, reshaping our future in ways we never expected. Rachel Arbuckle is no stranger to such pivotal moments. On the podcast today, she recounts a harrowing experience that nearly cost her family's photographic legacy to fire, prompting her to start 2000 Paces Photo Organizing. She transitions from the structured corpor...

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Venture with us into the future of work as visionary CEO Kyle Mau of Hire-UA.com sits down with Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society to recount his transition from a Californian computer systems engineer to an entrepreneur in Eastern Europe. Tap into Mau's story as he navigates from the corporate world to found a remote work company based in Ukraine. His story is a testament to the versati...

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Unlock the secrets of SEO mastery with the guidance of Jesse Ringer, the founder of Method and Metric, based in British Columbia. This episode navigates the world of search engine optimization (SEO), with Ringer sharing his strategies that transform everyday websites into powerful customer magnets. He confront the outdated practices that plague the internet, like the keyword stuffing, and charts ...

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In this episode of the Dead Pixels Society podcast, Mike Vanelli, creative director of  Envy Creative illuminates the rapid evolution of the video marketing industry. Vanelli shares the trends and techniques for anyone looking to reach their audience on social platforms like TikTok and Instagram with videos that pack a punch in way less time than your morning coffee run. Vanelli brings his Los An...

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Join us on a visual odyssey with Andy Marcus, the president of multigenerational NYC studio Fred Marcus Studio and president of the International Photographic Council (IPC). In a heartfelt recount of his family's history, Marcus unveils poignant chapters from his father's flight from Germany to the establishment of a legendary photography business serving high-profile clients. The Fred ...

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Ever felt like you were meant for something different than the path you initially chose? Emma Alexander sure did. She joins Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society as the co-founder of Wisern and Mother Bran, to share her serendipitous transition from behind the lens to the logistics of the photography industry. She recounts the pivotal moments that led her away from the camera and toward her true...

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ImageQuix, a leading provider of software solutions for professional photographers, recently announced the acquisition of Fotomerchant, one of the most respected end-to-end workflow solutions for high-volume studios. In this special group interview episode, Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Tim McCain, president, of ImageQuix; Elmar Platzer, CEO and co-founder, of Fotomerchant, an...

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