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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 an ...
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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 yo…
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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 …
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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…
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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…
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Join the celebration as we hit 150 episodes! This time, Gary Pageau talks with long-time Dead Pixels Society member Andrew Laffoon, CEO and co-founder of Mixbook. Listen to the story of Mixbook's transformation from a simple yearbook concept to a pioneering force in photobook storytelling. Laffoon shares the story of how the company continually ada…
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Unlock the secrets to maximize the impact of Google Ads with insights from Dimitri Smirnov, CEO of Big Life Marketing. In this interview with Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society, Smirnov reveals how to make each ad dollar work harder, and why your business should leverage Google's extensive reach, especially in the photo imaging industry. Ventur…
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Imagine transforming a clutter of dusty old family films into a sleek, modern viewing experience. Robert Marks, CEO of Projector, explains the compelling reason behind this new digital video service in this interview with Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society. Marks' entrepreneurial spark ignited from a personal need to easily access and enjoy his…
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Learn more about the intersection of photo printing and direct-response advertising as Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society as he interviews Bill Testa, the mastermind behind the new free photo-printing app, Frintz. Moving away from his three-decade tenure in the printing industry, Testa has crafted an innovative platform where free, high-quality…
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Prepare to unlock the mysteries of transforming a passion for photography into a thriving business with guest Dave Herring. In this interview with Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society, Herring unfolds his narrative, detailing his pivot from nonprofit pursuits to the bustling freelance photography scene. He shares the mechanics of establishing a p…
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In this episode of the Dead Pixels Society podcast, Gary Pageau talks again with Keith Barraclough, CTO and CPO of Zenfolio, a comprehensive business solution tailored for photographers, complete with beautiful galleries, CRM, and campaign management capabilities. Barraclough describes Zenfolio's pivotal role of mobile-first design and how AI is re…
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Get ready to dive into the murky waters of cybersecurity with our guest, Matthew Wolfe, director of Cybersecurity Operations at Impero Software Solutions. Ever wonder what information is under threat in the photo/imaging industry? Ever consider the ramifications of mishandling sensitive data? Wolfe unveils the significant role of human error in dat…
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Get ready to uncover the transformative journey of WCD as it expands with Curavate, a personalized print fulfillment venture. Our guest, Lindsay Duprey, COO of WCD, discusses with Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society the tale of this evolution that expands from a film and digital lab to a full-fledged print powerhouse. Duprey shares the unique cu…
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Are you ready to challenge the status quo and dare to be different in business? Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society sits down with Roy Osing, a seasoned entrepreneur who's trailblazed his way through the Canadian telecom industry, establishing a multi-billion dollar company from scratch over the span of 40 years. Osing's mantra - "be different o…
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What if you could ignite the fire of transformation within your team and yourself? In our latest episode, Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society is joined by Dave Albin, America's leading FireWalk instructor, who’s spent his career doing just that. Albin recounts his journey from sobriety to self-discovery, sharing fascinating insights from his exp…
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What if the strategy for eliminating waste and enhancing efficiency from the corporate world could be applied to magic? Join us for a spellbinding conversation with Stuart MacDonald, a one-of-a-kind magician turned entrepreneur who dared to do just that. MacDonald, whose career spans from touring as a magician to running a haunted house, to enterin…
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Ever wondered how someone bounces back from failed startups to buy a three-decade-old establishment for merely a quid? Buckle up for a captivating journey with our guest, Adrian Knight, a seasoned business acquisition specialist, who did exactly that. Listen to Knight's absorbing narrative as he takes us through his journey of business acquisitions…
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Ever wondered how visual storytelling can capture your audience's attention in an impactful way? Caroline Petersen, the creative force behind Gallery Design Studio and eShelf, joins Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society to demonstrate the intricacies of this form of marketing. She delves into the power of visual storytelling - a captivating sequen…
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Are you ready to supercharge your small or medium-sized business strategy? Kerry-Ann Powell, a business strategy maven with two decades of experience, joins Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society to share her wealth of knowledge. Armed with a background in fundraising, law, lobbying, and more, Powell casts a spotlight on the strategic process for s…
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Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with David Van Beekum, the brain behind Tweva, a social TV network designed for small businesses. Imagine your local bulletin board transforming into a digital haven where businesses and influencers collaborate to showcase hyper-local content. That's what Tweva brings to the table. Van Beekum navigates u…
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Ever thought about the art of successful sales and recruiting? Join Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society in this conversation with Peter Cotton, the brain behind Best Sales Talent in Massachusetts. We'll explore Cotton's incredible career progression, starting from selling greeting cards as a child to being a part of a Fortune 500 company. We cov…
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Ever wonder how you can take your business from good to great? In this week's episode, Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society is joined by Beate Chelette. She shares her remarkable journey from Elle Magazine photo editor to distinguished business owner. Listen as Chelette explains how she skillfully navigated the changing landscape of the photograp…
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Ready for more insights on the cutting-edge of the volume-photography industry? Join Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society for a candid discussion with Benedikt Greifenhofer, CEO of GotPhoto, where he shares the fresh news of GotPhoto's latest business move: the acquisition of Next Gen Photo Solutions. The acquisition of Next Gen allows for seamle…
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Ever wonder how the masters of finance manage to retire not once, but twice? Our guest today, Chris Miles, a financial expert from Utah, will not only answer that question but will also walk you through his journey from being a college dropout to a successful entrepreneur. Miles pulls back the curtain on the world of passive real estate investing, …
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Want to unravel the mysteries of Generative AI and its impact on the imaging industry? In this episode of the Dead Pixels Society podcast, Gary Pageau interviews expert, Hans Hartman, the chairman of Visual1st. Discover the transformative difference between Generative AI and traditional AI, and how AI can generate media from simple prompts. Hartman…
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Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Alicia Butler Pierre, the founder, and CEO of Equilibria, Inc., about operational excellence. The conversation revolves around the critical role of operational excellence in business expansion, sharing her company's unique approach to tackling issues like high turnover, audits, and escalating custom…
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Ever imagined an escape route from your own business? In this episode of the Dead Pixels Society podcast, guest Tracy Gunn of Get Exitable has not only dreamed it, but she also lived it. Gunn was at a point where she was juggling multiple businesses, feeling trapped, and desperately wanting out. And no, her way out was not just shutting down; she r…
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Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society explores the inspiring journey of Jim Pridemore, co-director of Spectrum Studios, a non-profit organization making a significant impact in the lives of young adults on the autism spectrum. This episode reveals the mission behind Spectrum Studios, its unique business model, and how the business is creating empl…
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Ready to streamline your marketing and avoid shiny distractions? Our guest, Sara Nay, COO of Duct Tape Marketing and founder of Spark Lab Consulting, shares her knowledge, adding layers of insight on how to make your small business marketing more effective, with Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society. Nay takes us through the history of Duct Tape M…
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If you've ever pondered the meeting point of artificial intelligence and human creativity, this podcast episode is a feast for your thoughts. Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society is joined by Manuj Aggarwal, the inspiring founder of TetraNoodle Technologies, whose journey from a small Indian town to the forefront of Canadian tech entrepreneurship…
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Ready to uncover the journey from film to digital photography? In this episode, Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with four former Eastman Kodak Co. executives - Ben Gibson, Bill Jackson, Mike McDougall, and Craig McGowan - who were there on the front lines of early consumer digital imaging. In this conversation, our very first panel dis…
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Ever wonder how content marketing could change the game for your business? The Dead Pixels Society is fortunate to chat with Rai Hyde Cornell, the CEO and senior copywriter for Cornell Content Marketing. Cornell shares her journey into content marketing and the difference it holds against traditional advertising. She shares that content marketing i…
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Imagine being a high school student with a simple passion for photography, only to discover that this passion could become your business. That's exactly what happened to our guest, Noah Hutton, the creative behind NTH Productions. As he takes us on his journey, we learn about his transition from a typical nine-to-five job seeker to a confident entr…
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Step into the world of top-notch photographic printing with Jan-Ole Schmidt from the award-winning European photo lab, WhiteWall, as he pulls back the curtain on the company's evolution, from its humble beginnings to an international operation delivering gallery-grade images to more than 50 countries. Schmidt tells Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels So…
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What if the key to improving your business, your team, and even your personal relationships was as simple as listening? This week, Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society sits down with Adi Segal, CEO of Hapi, whose roots in emergency medical service taught him the transformative power of active listening. Segal shares his insights on how tuning in …
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What if you could turn your passion for youth sports photography into a thriving business? Join Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society for an enlightening conversation with Haim Ariav, founder and CEO of Glossy Finish and co-founder of GFcrew, as he shares his journey from fashion photographer to youth sports photography mogul. Discover how Ariav's…
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What if we told you there's a way to overcome the limiting factors that stunt the growth of many mid-sized businesses? Join Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society in a conversation with Joe Rockey, a business coach, speaker, and the brains behind Elite Business Conversations. Rockey takes us through his journey of starting and working on 15 differe…
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Ever wondered how to create professional-quality videos without the hassle of human intervention? Join us as Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society explores the world of automated video creation with Neb Savicic, one of the founders of Plainly. Savicic shares the story behind Plainly's birth and how they developed a system for photo studios to gene…
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Join Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society for an insightful conversation with Juliana Chyzhova, the Chief Marketing Officer of Skylum, as we explore the evolution of their company and their flagship product, Luminar Neo. Discover how Skylum's dedication to photography apps and cutting-edge AI technology has led to the creation of this powerful an…
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Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talked with Brenda DiVincenzo, vice president of member success, at the IPI Member Network. Listen in as we discuss the importance of IPI's networking, education, and marketing programs, and how their forum has supported business owners by providing invaluable tips and ideas. Plus, get a sneak peek into the up…
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Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talked with Dan Peterson, founder of FlipSwitch Marketing. In this interview, Peterson talks about strategies for small businesses to use social media marketing, tactics to determine the most effective social media platform, and methods to improve search results using social media. Peterson grew up in central …
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Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talked with Joe Hart, president and CEO, Dale Carnegie and Associates Inc. In this interview, Hart talks about the Dale Carnegie course program, leadership, overcoming fear in business, and resolving conflicts. Since 1912, Dale Carnegie Training has helped millions of people and businesses around the world imp…
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Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talked with Mark Comon, Paul’s Photo and Creative Photo Academy, Torrance, Calif. In this interview, Comon talks about being a second-generation camera store owner, building relationships in a community, and using creativity as a Paul’s Photo in Torrance, Calif., which has been an area fixture in since company…
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Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talked with Jeremy Wills, principal analyst, pro displays and imaging, for Futuresource Consulting. In this wide-ranging interview, Wills discusses the growth opportunities for the photo output markets in various European countries, how various regions differ from each other, the shift to mobile apps, and more…
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Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talked with Audrey Tappan, branding photographer. In this interview, Tappan talks about her journey to become a working photographer, using tried-and-true networking techniques. Tappan grew up in rural Florida with two entrepreneurial parents who taught her what hard work looked like and how networking is king…
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Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talked with Rick Bellamy, managing partner of the Inflecton and executive chair of Dscoop. In this interview, Bellamy talks about developing sustainability standards and best practices for the printing industry, and how this can drive a triple bottom line for benefiting people, the planet, and profits. He also…
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Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talked with Bruce Seymour, managing director, US, of Autopilot Print. In this interview, Seymour talks about the company’s decade-long history offering print-to-retail mobile apps, customer trends, the never-ending value of the photo print, and mass-market photo category success factors. MEA offers ad tech and…
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Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talked with Wendi Flores, of Foto Crush, and Steve Klinetobe, of Odd Comma. In this interview, Flores and Klinetobe talk about how photo companies can use creativity to boost sales and be more effective than ever before. In this episode, you will learn the following: How creativity is now a currency, and the n…
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Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talked with Peter van Teeseling, executive director, Dscoop. In this interview, van Teeseling talks about the history of the Dscoop organization, the value of community and highlights from the upcoming Dscoop Edge World Expo St. Louis. The Dead Pixels Society is returning to the annual DScoop global conference…
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Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talked with David Crandall, executive director of the School Photographers of America (SPOA). Crandall talks about the association’s upcoming conference, developing the school photography boot camp, and ways members can be more involved. School Photographers of America is a non-profit association formed in 202…
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Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talked with Joe Montalbano, co-CEO of Advertek Printing. In this interview, Montalbano talks about the start of the company’s digital printing business and its expansion into the personalized photo printing market. Founded in 1996, Advertek Inc. is one of Canada’s leading commercial printing/packaging and pers…
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