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SAVE THE DATE for IPIC 2018

Posted By Laura Coleman, Thursday, October 12, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Stay at our host hotel, M Resort, to keep our room rates and registration fees low.

You'll also save money on transportation and experience non-stop networking!

Don't miss out on our special negotiated group promotional hotel room rate, discounted

to $125 per night (plus tax) for July 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21, 2018.

No resort fee! M Resort, Spa + Casino is located on Las Vegas Boulevard

(south of the Strip). Reserve your room by June 1, 2018 at www.ipic2018.com.

 

 

 

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PR LIVE: October 18

Posted By Laura Coleman, Wednesday, October 11, 2017

 

 

PLEASE JOIN US!

October 18, 2017

9:00 - 9:30 AM PACIFIC

 

This event is monthly. The next dates are Nov 15, Dec 20 and Jan 17. 

 

The Print Refinery™ fuses high-tech innovations with creative storytelling in an interactive hub, buzzing with ingenuity. Our community connects families, friends and colleagues through social experiences and education. It is the place to explore unique print and photo solutions for archiving, decor, gift giving, graphics and commercial applications. We are design experts and artistic consultants with a knack for bringing your ideas to life.

Learn more about this licensed business model opportunity. Whether you want to become a licensee or a partner - or even if you are just curious to learn more, this is the session for you!

 

 

 

 

Welcome to The Print Refinery

Watch our latest PR Video to get up to speed before the event!

 

Learn more at www.theprintrefinery.com.

 


 

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PR Location #3 Coming Soon!

Posted By Laura Coleman, Tuesday, October 10, 2017
We’re excited to announce the development of our third PR location! The Print Refinery @ Fort Worth Camera will be opening in October! The store-within-a-store PR format will compliment the newly constructed Fort Worth Camera showroom and is sure to boost print and service sales through increased exposure and marketing. Join us in congratulating the PR @ FWC team and watch for updates on the IPI Forum and social media platforms along the way.
 
For information on how you can incorporate elements of The Print RefineryTM in your business or to learn more about adopting this model visit www.theprintrefinery.com.
 

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Please Welcome Robert Ste. Marie!

Posted By Laura Coleman, Tuesday, October 10, 2017

 

Please join us in welcoming brand new member Robert Ste. Marie of Green Mountain Camera. Robert is located in South Burlington, VT. 

 We are thrilled to have Green Mountain Camera join our community!

 

Check out his website by clicking below:

 

 

Green Mountain Camera

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Success: Your Reinvention Formula

Posted By Ron Mohney, Wednesday, October 4, 2017

IPI – Member Network’s focus is the growth and success of independent businesses. We designed our 2017-2018 Formula for Success using the 13 key future growth areas mentioned below. I also highly recommend that every business join an association like IPI – Member Network, PRO, Foto Source, Camera House or Imaging Alliance. These groups offer tremendous value and are the only way to compete today.

  • We developed our licensed business model, The Print RefineryTM, by understanding that unique culture and consistent branding are most important. Everything that a customer sees, hear, feels or senses about your business is your brand; it should be consistent across all touch points.
  • You need a robust and mobile friendly website that matches your in-store brand experience. Use Google Analytics to track your results and then adjust accordingly.
  • Thoughtfully designed retail experiences allow you to compete against the online giants. Carefully create a customer journey that takes your customer from brand discovery to a store visit, from the purchase process to the packaging, from the use of your product to repeat business.
  • If what happens in-store is your best offense, put your best foot forward. A clean, simple and modern store design that incorporates smart focal points, effective lighting and clutter-free digital displays will be sure to impress.
  • Carefully curate product selection and displays to highlight what’s new and on trend, plus top sellers and high-margin items.
  • Offer unique products and services; think local and personalized.
  • Hire the right team by clearly communicating your culture, brand story, vision and values from the beginning.
  • Incorporate a stellar initial training program and offer continuous team training.
  • Position your business as the local expert by promoting the expertise of your team members and offering an engaging curriculum of classes and events.
  • Develop a local following by partnering with local influencers and groups, as well as hosting neighborhood events an empowering team members to share their excitement.
  • Deploy highly targeted marketing campaigns (Facebook makes this easy!) and track your results to adjust future efforts.
  • Hold an annual open house to engage your local community.
  • Creatively partner with other local businesses to fulfill their design, printing and photography needs.

 

http://www.direporter.com/state-of-the-industry/dirs-state-industry-2017

 

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Please Welcome Gary Henry!

Posted By Laura Coleman, Tuesday, September 26, 2017

 

Please join us in welcoming brand new member Gary Henry of Dominion Camera by Ace Photo. Gary is located in Falls Church, Virginia. 

 We are thrilled to have Dominion Camera by Ace Photo join our community!

 

Check out his website by clicking below:

 

 

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DIR’s State of the Industry 2017

Posted By Laura Coleman, Friday, September 22, 2017

To Secure Our Future, We Must Evolve with Our Customers
September 11, 2017

Our industry continues to evolve at a remarkable rate. As you’ll see in DIR’s State of the Industry 2017 report, contributors from the entire spectrum of our industry continue to send messages of optimism—and for good reason.

The imaging industry has always been built on the bedrock of memories. Whatever number you believe, it’s safe to say that billions of images are being taken today, from a myriad of devices. This in itself suggests that the passion for creating and sharing memories is today greater than ever. But our industry’s challenge continues to be how to monetize those memories.

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Discover The Print Refinery!

Posted By Laura Coleman, Friday, September 15, 2017

 

 

PLEASE JOIN US!

September 20, 2017

9:00 - 9:30 AM PACIFIC

 

This event is monthly. The next dates are Oct 18, Nov 15, and Dec 20. 

 

The Print Refinery™ fuses high-tech innovations with creative storytelling in an interactive hub, buzzing with ingenuity. Our community connects families, friends and colleagues through social experiences and education. It is the place to explore unique print and photo solutions for archiving, decor, gift giving, graphics and commercial applications. We are design experts and artistic consultants with a knack for bringing your ideas to life.

Learn more about this licensed business modelopportunity. Whether you want to become a licensee or a partner - or even if you are just curious to learn more, this is the session for you!

 

 

 

 

Welcome to The Print Refinery

Watch our latest PR Video to get up to speed before the event!

 

Learn more at www.theprintrefinery.com.

 


 

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September Newsletter

Posted By Laura Coleman, Thursday, September 7, 2017

 

Your IPI Monthly Newsletter

 

Whether it's exciting events, exclusive new products, or member updates, IPI will keep

you in the loop on the latest happenings within our community. 

 

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IPIC Live Learning + University Sessions

The day you've been waiting for has arrived! All available IPIC Live Learning Sessions

and University sessions are ready for you to watch! Missed a class, just go watch it now!

Missed a keynote speaker, we've got those sessions too! 

WATCH NOW>>

 

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IPI LIVE: Gallery Moments with Larson Juhl
September 6, 2017

PR #3 Coming Soon!
September 1, 2017

NEW! Store Displays
September 1, 2017

4th Quarter Marketing Tools are ready! Campaign 17-05 is here!
August 29, 2017

August Electronic Trade Show
August 24, 2017

Explore Managed Marketing Services (Click Register Now to View)
August 14, 2017

Discover The Print Refinery!
August 9, 2017

Awards and Raffle Winners
August 9, 2017

IPIC 2017 Builds Momentum
August 7, 2017

NEW Innovations, Ideas and Tools
July 31, 2017

 

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IPI "Shark Tank" Innovation

 

Prize: $500

Deadline: September 20, 2017

 

Have a unique product that sells like hot cakes? Love developing new concepts? The IPI

leadership team and board of directors are seeking innovative new product and service ideas

to share with our membership.

LEARN MORE

 

 

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Please Welcome Terry Goodwin!

Posted By Laura Coleman, Wednesday, September 6, 2017

 

Please join us in welcoming brand new member Terry Goodwin of Timeless Quality Imaging. Terry is located in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. 

 We are thrilled to have Timeless Quality Imaging join our community!

 

Check out her website by clicking below:

 

Timeless Quality Imaging

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IPI Live: Gallery Moments with Larson Juhl

Posted By Laura Coleman, Wednesday, September 6, 2017

 

 

 

Larson-Juhl is launching Gallery Moments, a web platform exclusive to

independent retailers that will allow you to seamlessly define, design and

order personalized prints on metal (Modern Moments), acrylic(Brilliant Moments)

and canvas (Painted Moments). The Larson-Juhl team will demo the platform

and retail support provided to ensure this program will give you a

significant edge over your competition.

 

REGISTER NOW

 

 

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PR #3 Coming Soon!

Posted By Laura Coleman, Friday, September 1, 2017

 

 

 

Welcome to The Print Refinery...

 

We're excited to announce the development of our third PR location! The Print Refinery @ Fort Worth Camera will be opening in October! The store-within-a-store PR format will compliment the newly constructed Fort Worth Camera showroom and is sure to boost print and service sales through increased exposure and marketing. Join us in congratulating the PR @ FWC team and watch for updates on the IPI Forum and social media platforms along the way.

 

For information on how you can incorporate elements of The Print RefineryTM in your business or to learn more about adopting this model visit www.theprintrefinery.com.

 

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NEW! Store Displays

Posted By Laura Coleman, Friday, September 1, 2017

NEW! Store Displays

Available to all IPI members!

 

 

COMMERCIAL DISPLAY KIT

 

Attract commercial clients and highlight your B2B fulfillment capabilities with this modular store display full of product samples and inspiration. The legwork and sourcing is already done for you when you order this pre-designed display that includes:

 

- Plan-o-gram Instructions

- Sample Products (from various IPI Supplying Partners)

- Artwork + Graphics

 

- Custom color option

- Fits into 4'-10' of retail wall space

 

 

 

 

 

CUSTOM FRAMING DISPLAY

 

Is it time to update or refresh your custom framing area? Or maybe you'd like to explore offering custom framing for the first time. Our new Custom Frame Display is available to all IPI members and includes the following:

 

- Plan-o-gram + Instructions

- 4 framed model samples

- IPI moulding corner collection

 

Framed Model Samples:

Pre-selected specific framed sample images, graphics and art are available from Larson-Juhl at a special IPI member rate.

 

"IPI Collection" of Frame Corners

Larson-Juhl has developed an exclusive IPI Sample Kit of mouldings for your use. These mouldings have been specifically selected for photo retailers by the Larson-Juhl design team. The cost to receive a set is FREE to IPI members who have a Larson-Juhl account.

 

 


 


 

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Discover The Print Refinery!

Posted By Laura Coleman, Wednesday, August 9, 2017

 

 

PLEASE JOIN US!

August 16, 2017

9:00 - 9:30 AM PACIFIC

 

The Print Refinery™ fuses high-tech innovations with creative storytelling in an interactive hub, buzzing with ingenuity. Our community connects families, friends and colleagues through social experiences and education. It is the place to explore unique print and photo solutions for archiving, decor, gift giving, graphics and commercial applications. We are design experts and artistic consultants with a knack for bringing your ideas to life.

Learn more about this licensed business modelopportunity. Whether you want to become a licensee or a partner - or even if you are just curious to learn more, this is the session for you!

 

 

 

 

Welcome to The Print Refinery

Watch our latest PR Video to get up to speed before the event!

 

Learn more at www.theprintrefinery.com.

 


 

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Discover The Print Refinery!

Posted By Laura Coleman, Wednesday, August 9, 2017

 

 

PLEASE JOIN US!

August 16, 2017

9:00 - 9:30 AM PACIFIC

 

The Print Refinery™ fuses high-tech innovations with creative storytelling in an interactive hub, buzzing with ingenuity. Our community connects families, friends and colleagues through social experiences and education. It is the place to explore unique print and photo solutions for archiving, decor, gift giving, graphics and commercial applications. We are design experts and artistic consultants with a knack for bringing your ideas to life.

Learn more about this licensed business modelopportunity. Whether you want to become a licensee or a partner - or even if you are just curious to learn more, this is the session for you!

 

 

 

 

Welcome to The Print Refinery

Watch our latest PR Video to get up to speed before the event!

 

Learn more at www.theprintrefinery.com.

 


 

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IPIC 2017 Builds Momentum

Posted By Laura Coleman, Monday, August 7, 2017

 

IPI 2017 Builds Momentum

July 26, 2017 - PhotoCounter Australia

 

The annual IPI conference – IPIC 2017 – was held in Las Vegas from July 10-12 under the overarching theme, ‘#Momentum’, as an energetic follow on from last year’s ‘Re-Invention’ theme.

 

This year’s conference picks up where 2016 left off in that there was considerable focus on lessons learned and new developments in the Print Refinery store concept. While numbers attending were similar to 2016, there were a lot of new attendees, according to Bruno Polito, marketing manager with local IPI Marketing Group international partner, Independent Photographic Supplies (IPS).

 

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IPIC 2017 Keynote Speaker: Tom Connellan

Posted By Laura Coleman, Thursday, May 4, 2017

TOM CONNELLAN
Creating Exceptional Customer Experiences

Have you noticed that customers are tougher today? New York Times Bestselling Author, Tom Connellan explains why and what you need to do about it right away.
 
Tom gives you a behind the scenes look into how Disney creates exceptional customer experiences and how you can do the same. His basic premise about brands and customers is that "a brand does not and cannot exist separately from your customer's experience."
 
To see how creating an exceptional customer experience builds both a winning brand and a winning bottom line, join us at IPIC 2017 Momentum!
 
 
 

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IPIC 2017 Keynote Speaker: Jeff Slutsky - Register now to be entered for a free book!

Posted By Laura Coleman, Thursday, May 4, 2017
Updated: Thursday, May 4, 2017

       
Jeff Slutsky
Keynote: Marketing Without Money + Selling Made Super Simple

Are you challenged with finding cost-effective marketing? Learn valuable ideas that can be implemented immediately for getting more customers and increasing foot traffic, average check or transaction, and customer frequency. Easily incorporate these concepts into your overall business plan:
  • A bold new approach to build your business using successful localized marketing
  • Identifying the ideal customer base for your brand
  • How to discover + develop your unique niche for your brand
  • How to establish credibility that makes your customers take notice
  • How to dominate your marketplace without spending a fortune
Closing Workshop: Street Fighter Marketing: Out-Thinking, Not Out-Spending Your Competition
Jeff will also be putting the icing on your proverbial IPIC 2017 cake. He will return to the stage to discuss staying ahead of the competition through the design and implementation of a "Street-fighter" marketing plan, successfully overcoming challenges of implementing the marketing plan, identifying potential customers, and skill sets for closing sales. Focus on creating an actual marketing plan (a 90 day "plan-of-attack" using very little money) based on the tactics and strategies provided and geared specifically for your business.
 
 www.IPIC2017momentum.com  |  July 10-12  |  #ipimomentum  |  M Resort

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26 Hours left to Register for Boot Camp!

Posted By Laura Coleman, Tuesday, April 25, 2017

 

 

 
 
July 8 + 9, 2017
M Resort in Las Vegas

OUTSIDE PARTNERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
 
In just two days, walk away with all of the knowledge, materials and support to implement a proven outside partnership development system that really works. 
 
LEADERSHIP: 
REINVENT YOUR TEAM
 
In 2017, become the leader you've always wanted to be. Learn how to coach, mentor, motivate and inspire your team into exceeding amazing individual and business-wide goals.
 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch Boot Camp Previews:

 

 

The M Resort  //  Las Vegas, Nevada
IPIC is packed with activities and resources for all
business models, experience levels and team positions. 
 

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Fall in love with your business again!

Posted By Laura Coleman, Friday, April 21, 2017

VIDEO PREVIEW:

 

 



                                                       
The Print RefineryTM has reinvented the retail experience with an
innovative new approach to the specialty photo model. Through
in-store collaboration, consultation, education and profitable new
commercial markets, The Print RefineryTM  opens the door to new
 opportunities and a thriving business.
 

    -   Explanation of Benefits
    -   Requirements (space, equipment, services, etc.)
    -   Licensing Details + Cost
    -   NEW! Flexible Branding
    -   Co-Branding Options
    -   NEW! Training + Coaching Program Overview
    -   Managed Marketing + Website Review
    -   Retail Design and Systems Update
    -   Success Stories from PR Licensees
    -   Q + A with the PR Development Team

 

 

 





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Only one more week to guarantee early bird pricing for Pre-IPIC Boot Camps

Posted By Laura Coleman, Thursday, April 20, 2017
Watch Boot Camp Previews:
 
 
July 8 + 9, 2017
M Resort in Las Vegas


OUTSIDE PARTNERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

In just two days, walk away with all of the knowledge, materials and support to implement a proven outside partnership development system that really works. 

LEADERSHIP: 
REINVENT YOUR TEAM

In 2017, become the leader you've always wanted to be. Learn how to coach, mentor, motivate and inspire your team into exceeding amazing individual and business-wide goals.






The M Resort  //  Las Vegas, Nevada
IPIC is packed with activities and resources for all
business models, experience levels and team positions. 
 

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Leave with Marketing Momentum! (IPIC Keynotes announced)

Posted By Laura Coleman, Friday, April 7, 2017
 

ESCALATE YOUR PROGRESS
IPIC is a meeting of the minds - a launch pad for the latest and greatest new initiatives,
products, services and announcements that will bring you wild success and revolutionize your industry.

INCREASE YOUR VELOCITY WITH INNOVATION
IPIC is the place where true innovation happens and reinvention is unavoidable.
We can hardly help it with so many welcoming participants that are quick to
share their knowledge  and experience. 
 
TAKE YOUR NEXT STEPS FORWARD
We invite you to join us at our yearly conference, where members and
Supplying Partners meet, brainstorm and create unparalleled energy. 
 
YOUR REINVENTION IS GAINING SPEED
Choose from dozens of educational classes that address all aspects of running a
successful business. Get an up-close look at emerging technology, services and products
on the trade show floor. Be the first to learn about new enterprises in our dynamic industry. 
 

For more details on Tom Connellan's keynote address, "Creating Exceptional Customer Experience," click HERE.

For more details on Jeff Slutsky's keynote address, "Marketing Without Money + Selling Made Super Simple"

and his closing workshop, "Street Fighter Marketing: Out-Thinking, Not Out-Spending Your Competition", click HERE.





The M Resort  //  Las Vegas, Nevada
IPIC is packed with activities and resources for all
business models, experience levels and team positions. 
 

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You are coming to Boot Camp, right?

Posted By Laura Coleman, Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Watch Boot Camp Previews:

 

 
 
July 8 + 9, 2017
M Resort in Las Vegas


 
LEADERSHIP: 
REINVENT YOUR TEAM

In 2017, become the leader you've always wanted to be. Learn how to coach, mentor, motivate and inspire your team into exceeding amazing individual and business-wide goals.

OUTSIDE PARTNERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

In just two days, walk away with all of the knowledge, materials and support to implement a proven outside partnership development system that really works. 
 


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IPI Shark Tank Winners Announced!

Posted By Laura Coleman, Monday, April 3, 2017
AND THE WINNERS ARE...
Changeable Magnetic Wall Art
from Wolfe's Camera in Topeka, KS
+
Foil Embellished Gift Products
from Spectrum Photo in Ashland, OH
 
Congratulations to our IPI Shark Tank Innovation Contest winners! Each winner will be awarded a $500 prize and be recognized at IPIC 2017!



Submitted by Sondra Harkness. The collage uses gallery blocks or metal art with a base background and has the ability to easily change the printed images on top with the use of magnetic strips.

Submitted by Larry Steiner and Rochelle Shambaugh. Add trendy foil elements to your creative gift and wall decor with a simple foil system. 
 
These great new ideas will be integrated into the IPI MSP program and become available to all MSP users in the near future. If you or someone on your team has an innovative new idea - get started developing it and win $500! Our next submission deadline is September 20, 2017! Download Application Here!

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Please Welcome Argha Dutta!

Posted By Laura Coleman, Thursday, March 23, 2017
We are excited to welcome our newest member Argha Dutta of
St Helens Photo Studio in St Helens, Merseyside, United Kingdom.
We are so glad to have Argha join the IPI Family!

Click on the logo below to visit his website. 

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