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Introducing Ironworks Press!

Posted By Vincent Rennie, Wednesday, November 4, 2015

  

IPI member Debra Fett has re-branded her business Fundraisables, and is proud to announce Ironworks Press! To check out what Ironworks Press is all about, click on the logo below:

 

 

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Pleas welcome these fine new members!

Posted By Vincent Rennie, Friday, October 30, 2015

  

 

Please join us in welcoming brand new members Hunts Photo & Video, Tom Killoran Photography, and Black Lab Studio & Imaging! We are thrilled to have these fine businesses join our community.

  

Check out their websites by clicking on the logos below:

 

 

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The 100 Day Challenge Celebration is here!

Posted By Vincent Rennie, Tuesday, October 27, 2015
It's Day 100 and it's time to Celebrate!

- Live broadcast from multiple GLOBAL member locations
- Success stories, before + after images, videos and interviews
- Learn what can be accomplished in just 100 days!

Discover how these member businesses:

-adopted new innovations
- moved, remodeled or made locations
- launched exclusive new products + services
- held open house events
 

 

 

 
Tune in to see what these members have accomplished!

Jill Boswell moved to a new location!
Judi Weber moved to a new location!
Ted Nichols remodeled his store!
Deb Johnson made over the entrance to her store!

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Register now to watch live as our members successfully complete challenges, reinvent their businesses and hold breakthrough open house events!

Posted By Vincent Rennie, Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Global Open House Celebration, October 27 @ 1pm PDT!

What is the Global Open House Celebration?             What is the 100 Day Challenge?                        

Day 100 is fast approaching; it's almost time to celebrate!


- Live broadcast from multiple GLOBAL member locations
- Success stories, before + after images, videos and interviews
- Learn what can be accomplished in just 100 days!

Discover how member businesses:

-adopted new innovations
- moved, remodeled or made locations
- launched exclusive new products + services
- held open house events

Invite your entire team to watch and celebrate with us! We'll even be giving away some prizes!



Participating members, please email before + after photos/videos and your story to brenda@ipiphoto.com before
October 23 (to be shared during the celebration).
 
Tune in to see what these members have accomplished!

Jill Boswell moved to a new location!
Judi Weber moved to a new location!
Ted Nichols remodeled his store!
Deb Johnson made over the entrance to her store!
Kurt added more classes and events to his store!

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New Zealand Member Holding Open House Event

Posted By Brenda DiVincenzo, Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Updated: Thursday, October 15, 2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8TO1YQgAaQ

Read how one member in New Zealand is using our Global Open House initiative: http://www.photocounter.com.au/2015/ipi-open-house-webcast-an-open-house/


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Watch live as our members successfully complete challenges, reinvent their businesses and hold breakthrough open house events!

Posted By Brenda DiVincenzo, Thursday, October 15, 2015
Updated: Thursday, October 15, 2015
 
International Businesses Align for Global Open House to Showcase Innovations in Photo Services & Printing


From October 20-26, 2015, more than 700 IPI - Member Network locations from around the world will have the opportunity to participate in a Global Open House celebration.#IPIopenhouse


2015 IPI - Member Network Global Open House Event
2015 IPI - Member Network Global Open House Event

Within each participating member's local market,the public will be invited to take a tour of the location and meet the team. Many members are moving, remodeling and making over their stores in preparation. Activities offered will highlight neighborhood images, people and businesses. Events may also feature live entertainment, food and beverages.
Guests of Global Open House events will catch sneak peeks at exclusive products and services, launched just in time for the holidays. These may includephoto greeting cards in the latest styles, personalized notepads, stunning acrylic wall art and popular clipboard calendars.
Attendees might also participate in free classes and demonstrations, as well as have the opportunity to create some of these custom products for themselves. Many may also receive unique free gifts and generous discounts from the participating members.
For many members, the Global Open House represents the culmination of an annual100-Day Challenge(initiated at IPI - Member Network's annual conference,IPIC, in July) to refresh their businesses and adopt new innovations. The goal-setting exercise challenges members to dramatically change something about their businesses in anticipation of the busy holiday season.

"We are constantly presenting ways for our members to renew and grow their businesses," says Brenda DiVincenzo, IPI's Director of Member Success. "We provide ongoing networking, education and marketing support, as well as new products, services and program initiatives. The 100-Day Challenge is just one such example, empowering members to follow through with their business goal implementation."

Not only is the Global Open House an opportunity for members to connect with their communities, it represents the camaraderie and entrepreneurial spirit that are alive and well within small business communities around the world.
In that spirit, for the first time, IPI - Member Network is opening up its 100-Day Challenge online global celebration to the public. The live broadcast will highlight those members who completed the Challenge and held an Open House.

Tuning in on October 27that1:00pm Pacific would be beneficial for thosedigital, print, photo, signage, graphics and artprofessionals looking to join or partner with a like-minded community oflocal, independent business owners that embrace a culture of sharing and innovation. Watch here:http://bit.ly/100Day2015.
IPI Member Network- Revolutionizing the specialty photo and print industry as we mash-up mobile, digital photo, video, signage, home and office décor, and traditional photo into anew, dynamic online and brick and mortar business. IPI - Member Network continues to pave the way to a successful business model that lets entrepreneurs express individuality while leaning on product development, networking, education and marketing support.

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International Group of Small Business Owners Aligns for Global Open House October 20 - 26 to Showcase Innovations in Photo Services and Printing in Select Markets

Posted By Brenda DiVincenzo, Monday, October 12, 2015

To view the press release, click HERE

 

IPI - Member Network continues to pave the way to a successful business model that lets entrepreneurs express individuality while leaning on product development, networking, education and marketing support.

08:40 ET from IPI Member Network

HENDERSON, Nev.Oct. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- From October 20-26, more than 700 IPI -  Member Network locations from around the world will have the opportunity to participate in a Global Open House celebration.

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For many members, the Global Open House represents the culmination of an annual 100-Day Challenge (initiated at IPI – Member Network's annual conference, IPIC, in July) to refresh their business and adopt new innovations. The goal-setting exercise challenges members to dramatically change something about their business in anticipation of the busy holiday season.

"We are constantly presenting ways for our members to renew and grow their businesses," says Brenda DiVincenzo, IPI's Director of Member Success. "We provide ongoing networking, education and marketing support, as well as new products, services and program initiatives. The 100-Day Challenge is just one such example, empowering members to follow through with their business goal implementation."

Within each participating member's local market, the public will be invited to take a tour of their location and meet their team. Many members are moving, remodeling and making over their stores in preparation. Activities offered will highlight neighborhood images, people and businesses. Events may also feature live entertainment, food and beverages.

Guests of Global Open House events will catch sneak peeks at exclusive products and services, launched just in time for the holidays. These may include photo greeting cards in the latest styles, personalized notepads, stunning acrylic wall art, popular clipboard calendars and exclusive magnetic canvas designs.

Attendees might also participate in free classes and demonstrations, as well as have the opportunity to create some of these custom products for themselves. Many may also receive unique free gifts and generous discounts from the participating members.

Not only is the Global Open House an opportunity for members to connect with their community, it represents the camaraderie and entrepreneurial spirit that are alive and well within small business communities around the world.

In that spirit, for the first time, IPI – Member Network is opening up its 100-Day Challenge online global celebration to the public. The live broadcast will highlight those members who completed the Challenge and held an Open House.

Tuning in on October 27th at 1:00pm Pacific would be beneficial for those digital, print, photo, signage, graphics and art professionals looking to join or partner with a like-minded community of local, independent business owners that embrace a culture of sharing and innovation. Watch here: http://bit.ly/100Day2015

IPI Member Network - Revolutionizing the specialty photo and print industry as we mash-up mobile, digital photo, video, signage, home and office decor, and traditional photo into a new dynamic online and brick and mortar business.

Media Contact
Name: Ron A. Mohney
Number: 702-617-1141 x206
Email

 

SOURCE IPI Member Network

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Please Welcome Darren Gad!

Posted By Vincent Rennie, Wednesday, September 16, 2015

 

Please join us in welcoming brand new member Darren Gad of 4D Photo Bar. Darren is our first member from the beautiful island of Aruba! We are thrilled to have 4D Photo Bar join our community!

 

Check out his website by clicking on the logo below:

 

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There are only a few spots left for boot camp. Why haven't you registered yet?

Posted By Brenda DiVincenzo, Friday, September 4, 2015

ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT!

EVENT + SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY

 

 

This is the first in a series of immersion training boot camps on proven revenue business models, exclusively for IPI members.

  • Are you looking for a new, year-round profit model?
  • Do you have a slow season that needs a profit boost?
  • Have you always wanted to enter the event or sports photography arenas?
  • Do you dream of doing more with your current event or sports photography businesses?

Earn $2000-$5000 in monthly revenue!

 

  • You do not have to be a photographer or already be in the "image capture" business to add this model!
  • Take your retail and production expertise outside of the four walls of your building and apply them to an event.
  • Send any team member to represent your business.

 

Spend 5 days and a minimal investment.

Walk away with ALL of the tools and support to EASILY implement an EXTREMELY PROFITABLE business model!



 

Today's active lifestyles offer numerous opportunities to engage new customers and create new revenue streams. Whether it is young athletes learning competitive skills, non-profit golf tournament fundraisers or an annual half-marathon, these opportunities abound in ALL markets - even yours! Taking advantage of them is as simple as knowing how to find, approach, secure and execute them. Like all things in life, experience always has to start somewhere. This immersive boot camp is that point where your experience either starts (or is seasoned) with fresh, new age ideas that have proven profit potential to benefit your business.

 

While many learning opportunities include lectures, guest speakers, vendor presentations and round table discussions, they are lacking the hands-on nuts and bolts coaching. This intensive camp differs by offering classroom instruction in addition to THREE days of LIVE, actual photo shoots that are earning real money. See firsthand how to prepare, setup and execute three distinctly different events: a football team & individual photo day, a half-marathon and a YMCA golf tournament fundraiser. From loading the trailer to processing orders, every step is detailed for comprehensive understanding. Each day will include a recap of the event with plenty of round table discussion and Q&A.

 

Turnkey ● Easy-to-Implement ● No Guesswork

 

We expect this to be the most complete and thorough event + sports photography training you'll ever experience. Many seminars provide a lot of information and then leave you to go home and figure out how to put it together. We are providing a continued support system with regularly scheduled accountability and consulting via conference calls and one-on-one discussion following the boot camp. It will be easy to follow through and experience real results!

 

Whether this is all new to you or you've played in this pool before, the objective is to encourage you to complete your next endeavor using new found techniques to make it a wild success!

 

Members, please log in for more details on dates, location, content, instructor, price, registration, etc.


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Imagine your community being obsessed with your beautiful location, remarkable team and new products and services - before November!

Posted By Brenda DiVincenzo, Tuesday, September 1, 2015
It's time to put the spotlight on your business 
and focus on customer experience.
  • VIEW our in-depth open house training video.
  • DISCOVER step-by-step instructions on how-to host an open house from inception to follow-up.
  • PERSONALIZE over a dozen editable event marketing materials.
  • EXCHANGE open house ideas on the Forum.

       



 
 
Accomplishing your goals is no longer enough. It's time to show off all of that hard work and build support within your own local community. This year we will be featuring all IPI member businesses as part of our IPI Member Network Global Open House Event, showcasing everything that you do, plus what is new and exciting about your business. An open house should be your annual spring board for the holidays, pushing you towards an early deadline for implementation and staff training on all new initiatives. 

IPI members from all over the world will hold open houses on or around the same week towards the end of October (ideally October 20-26). IPI will assist with global marketing of the worldwide open house event, with a multi-channel social media campaign (#IPIopenhouse) and a press release to industry (photo, retail, small business, etc.) media outlets. We'll provide you with an event toolkit for hosting a stellar open house event.


IMAGINE - all of your new initiatives implemented, your location in pristine condition, your team trained and your community informed BEFORE November! Think of the amazing customer experience that you can provide over the holidays when everything is already in place and customers can be your only focus. 


And, in conjunction with the IPI 2015 100 Day Challenge, your open house preparation can be even more fruitful! #IPI100DAY2015

 
You must log in to IPIPhoto.com to access all 100 Day Challenge + Global Open House Event resources. Please email vincent@ipiphoto.com if you need assistance.
 
Contact brenda@ipiphoto.com for help getting started, answers to questions and troubleshooting issues along the way, as well as with your ideas, contributions and feedback.

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New Business Strategy Dubbed 'Photo Retail Model of the Future' Unveiled at Independent Photo Imagers (IPI) 33rd Annual International Print and Imaging Conference (IPIC) in Las Vegas

Posted By Brenda DiVincenzo, Monday, August 31, 2015

View press release.


HENDERSON, Nev.Aug. 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- IPIC 2015 brought together more than 400 attendees to embrace four days of cutting edge education, as well as unparalleled networking and innovation, including the forward-thinking business strategy, "The Vision Project." 

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The Vision Project program provides current and future IPI members with a complete licensed business model designed to embrace mobile imaging opportunities in an experiential and modern retail setting. The Vision Project is a comprehensive business solution that fully embraces commercial and consumer categories. Key components include community-building classes and events, local and national websites, packaging solutions, global branding and emotional marketing, store design and merchandising plan-o-grams, and operations training.

"For those members who want a formula to be successful in the photo imaging services world or those looking to start a new business, The Vision Project is a retailer's roadmap to a thriving business model in today's photo industry," said Ron Mohney, Executive Director of IPI.

Further, as both member engagement and customer experience were important components of this year's IPIC, IPI launched more than 40 new products and services, educational programs and marketing systems. They also revealed plans for their innovation engine, designed to continuously develop signature products and services and the systems needed to provide them to today's customer.

As the delivery vehicles for many of these new initiatives, the IPI Marketing Solutions Program (MSP) and Managed Marketing Services (MMS) experienced all-time high subscription numbers for new users, including those electing to participate in all four programs (MSP, MMS Email, MMS Social Media and MMS Digital Signage).

IPIC 2015 continued its tradition of unparalleled education through 45 University sessions, as well as focused buying opportunities with Supplying Partner Madness and the Trade Show. Structured networking events ran throughout the conference including the highly successful Instawalk (soon to be an event toolkit for members and their customers). There was also the annual 100-Day Challenge, a tactic to help members stay committed to executing the four days of learning and prepare early for the holiday season. Members from around the world will showcase their results at the end of October, as part of the IPI Member Network Global Open House event.

IPI launched its new video and live streaming studio system as it began year-round live broadcasting of educational events. IPI Vice Chairman Larry Steiner added, "With the hundreds of members around the globe that viewed IPIC programming live, and those continuing to view the recorded content, IPI demonstrated its long-standing culture of member engagement through education and the vast knowledgebase of our member Forum."

IPI Member Network - Revolutionizing the specialty photo and print industry as we mash-up mobile, digital photo, video, signage, home and office decor, and traditional photo into a new dynamic online and brick and mortar business.

Media Contact
Name: Ron A. Mohney
Number: 702-617-1141 x206
Email

 

SOURCE IPI Member Network

Related Links

http://www.ipiphoto.com

 

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IPIC 2015: Al and Catherine’s excellent adventure

Posted By Brenda DiVincenzo, Thursday, August 6, 2015
Updated: Thursday, August 13, 2015

 Click HERE to read the article.

 

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IPIC 2015 Overview

Posted By Brenda DiVincenzo, Friday, July 31, 2015
Updated: Friday, August 7, 2015

Click HERE for the article.

 

 

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IPIC 2015 – Views from the floor

Posted By Brenda DiVincenzo, Friday, July 31, 2015
Updated: Friday, August 7, 2015

Click HERE for article.

 

 

 

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It's Not Too Late to Declare a 100 Day Challenge Goal!

Posted By Brenda DiVincenzo, Wednesday, July 29, 2015

IT'S DAY 10 AND IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO DECLARE YOUR GOAL AND JOIN US!

It takes just 20 minutes per day, for 100 days, to be wildly successful!


What is the 100 Day Challenge? Video

IPI Members Love a Challenge! Video

#IPI100DAY2015


NEW FOR 2015! 

Accomplishing your goals is no longer enough. It's time to show off all of that hard work and build support within your own local community. This year we will be featuring all IPI member businesses as part of our IPI Member Network Global Open House Event, showcasing everything that you do, plus what is new and exciting about your business. An open house should be your annual spring board for the holidays, pushing you towards an early deadline for implementation and staff training on all new initiatives. 


IPI members from all over the world will hold open houses on or around the same week towards the end of October (ideally October 20-26). IPI will assist with global marketing of the worldwide open house event, with an online directory of participating IPI member locations to visit, as well as a multi-channel social media campaign (#IPIopenhouse) and a press release to industry (photo, retail, small business, etc.) media outlets. We'll provide you with an event toolkit for hosting a stellar open house event, including: 

• Detailed, turn-key planning + preparation instructions 
• Resources, support materials + marketing tools 
• Unique event ideas + promotion solutions 
• Registration systems, advertising + surveys through Facebook + Constant Contact 
• In-depth training + support from IPI HQ 

Imagine all of your new initiatives implemented, your location in pristine condition, your team trained and your community informed BEFORE November! Think of the amazing customer experience that you can provide over the holidays when everything is already in place and customers can be your only focus. 

Log in to register for the August 12th training webinar today to master the art of hosting an open house event, from inception to follow-up. 

And, in conjunction with the IPI 2015 100 Day Challenge, your open house preparation can be even more fruitful!

 

You must log in to IPIPhoto.com to access all 100 Day Challenge + Global Open House resources. Please email vincent@ipiphoto.com if you need assistance.

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IPI office is now closed for IPIC 2015

Posted By Brenda DiVincenzo, Thursday, July 16, 2015
Updated: Thursday, July 16, 2015

The IPI office is now closed while we host our International Print & Imaging Conference, or IPIC 2015, at the Green Valley Ranch Resort. The office will reopen on Monday, July 27th.

 

The IPI HQ Team will be responding to urgent, conference-related requests, so please email us or call our mobile numbers. Otherwise, we look forward to responding to you during the week of the 27th.

 

Have a great week!


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Last Chance to Register for IPIC 2015 - the Greatest Opportunity (and Bargain) for YOUR Business

Posted By Brenda DiVincenzo, Friday, June 12, 2015

IPIC 2015: 99 Straight Hours in the Real "City That Never Sleeps"

·        Binge Networking

·        Cutting Edge Education

·        Innovative Marketing + Technology Solutions

·        Exclusive Supplying Partner Specials (Our Supplying Partners are offering UNBELIEVABLE deals during Supplying Partner MADNESS! These specials will not be revealed until Tuesday morning at IPIC and are only available during the 90 minute MADNESS event for those attending in person!)

WHO NEEDS SLEEP ANYWAY?

 

Hotel rooms are filling up fast and the really low rates just won't last! (Since you haven't registered yet, you must suffer through my poetry!)

 

What is IPIC?

What is The Vision Project?

Register and reserve your hotel room before the June 15th deadline to guarantee the group rate and availability!

 

REGISTER NOW!

Be sure to register for the Creative Mobile Photography Instawalk + Membertainment, as there is limited space available.

(Simply click on those items, along with the meals and education/networking sessions that you plan to attend, in the schedule of events, included in the registration form.)

 

Contact vrennie@ipiphoto.com for website assistance + credentials.

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There are only 5 days left to register for IPIC 2015! Really, this time!

Posted By Brenda DiVincenzo, Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Las Vegas is fun.
Imaging is fun.
Your friends in the industry are fun.
You were fun once, remember?


LOG IN AND REGISTER TODAY!

 

 

The deadline to register with IPI and to book your hotel room has been extended to June 15th.


Be sure to register for the Creative Mobile Photography Instawalk + Membertainment, as there is limited space available.

Contact vrennie@ipiphoto.com for website assistance + credentials.
 
July 20-23, 2015

 

Green Valley Ranch Resort, Spa + Casino Henderson, Nevada

(Las Vegas)

 

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LOG IN AND VIEW THE FULL EVENT SCHEDULE WITH TIMES AND DESCRIPTIONS!
LIVE LEARNING KEYNOTE - Dan Mann, The Mann Group
Enrollment: The Primary Role of an Owner

Learn how to create a strategy for a successful business.

 

UNIVERSITY BREAKOUT SESSIONS -Dan Mann, The Mann Group

5 KPIs All Retailers Should Measure

Visual Merchandising

The Retail Store Leader

 

Prior to founding The Mann Group in 2002, Dan's journey included being a College Professor, basketball coach and VP of Retail for Bachrach men's clothing. Since then, Dan has developed the cutting edge sales management program known as GEAR, which is now implemented by over 750 retailers in the U.S. and Canada. These retailers, on average, enjoy a 17% increase in top line sales after the GEAR process has been taught. In addition to GEAR, Dan developed the Profitability Project, used throughout the bike industry and is a busy public speaker plus business strategist for multiple industries.

LIVE LEARNING KEYNOTE - Nadia Shouraboura, Hointer
The Future of Experiential Retail
Discover how Hointer reinvented the customer shopping experience.

 

Dr. Nadia Shouraboura has a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Princeton University and is the Founder and CEO of Hointer. As a current Director on the Supervisory Board for Cimpress, Nadia brainstorms the future of the print industry. Nadia also spent eight years as a Technology Vice President at Amazon.


The NEW Metal + Home Decor
B2B ASAP!

Gaby Mullinax - Fullerton Photo

Make Legal Money after Dark

Score More Outside the Store
Rick O'Connor - Referee Photo


Engage Your Customers with Simple, Hip + Fun Mobile Photography
Brooke Welch - F-11 Photo

Editing Video on the Fly

Marc Dorris - Fleetwood Photo


Marketing Techniques You MUST Do in 2015
Joel Miller, Chris Dolajak + Chari Pack

iPhone Printing Hacks

Retro iPhone Course Training
Marsha Phillips - F-11 Photo


Creating Create a Professional-Looking Video in Minutes!
Erin Manning - Video Marketing Expert

Turning Organizing + Archiving into Profitable Products
Carly Michael, David Lindquist + Judi Weber

The New Niche of the Future: FILM
Carly Michael - Michaels
New Markets, Opportunities + Products in Digital Press Printing
Celia Chase - Bob's Photo

How to Create the Perfect Gallery Wall
Morgan Doherty - Wexel Art

Nail Art: Photography Meets Haute Couture
Kirby O'Connor - Referee Photo

More Fun that John Wilkes Ever Had
Joe Bedics, Allen Showalter + Chris Lydle

The Future of Portraits (Round Table Discussion)
Randy McCrea - Timeless Photo + Portraits

Social Media Made Simple + Effective with the Managed Dashboard
Vincent Rennie - IPI

Expanding Beyond Services + PRO Q+A

Bill McCurry - PRO
MSP 2015: Use It, Abuse It + Don't Confuse It!
Erin von Holdt - IPI
5 Super Easy Ways to BYOB on Facebook (Boost Your Own Business)
Josh Francis - Social Ruckus
Even Long Haired Freaky People Want Digital Signs
Ron Mohney - IPI
Build a Local Culture + Become a Social Destination through In-Store Education + Events
Brenda DiVincenzo - IPI

Become a Constant Contact Power User + Stay on the Front Line of Innovation
Alex Holden - Constant Contact

Opportunities in Cloud-Based Photo Printing
Bill Strain - LumaPix
Conde Logo

The Wow Factor of Wide Format
Jessica Webster + Micky Unsworth - Conde


7 Hours of Training!
The Dakis Team


7 Hours of Training!
The Photo Finale Team

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Final University Sessions for IPIC 2015 Announced!

Posted By Brenda DiVincenzo, Wednesday, June 10, 2015

More Booth Fun than John Wilkes Ever Had with Allen Showalter, Joe Bedics + Chris Lydle

90-90-90: Three photo booth veterans share the photo booth profit equation.

  • It’s a 90-year-old business that is also the fastest growing section of the photo industry.
  • You’ve already got more critical skills than 90% of professional photo booth operators.
  • 90% gross margin is just the beginning.

Allen Showalter of King Photo

Having worked in the family business, King Photo, his whole life, in 2001 the entire company was sold to Allen Showalter, son and grandson of the founders. Allen is a member of the Society of Photo Finishing Engineers, a Certified Photographic Consultant, sat on the Board of Directors of the Digital Imaging Marketing Association (DIMA) and is an International Past President of the Photo Marketing Association International, the world's largest photo marketing group. He has also served on the board of the Digital Imaging Marketing Association (DIMA), as President of the Dixie Division of PMA, as Chairman of the Board of IPI - Member Network, and on the board of the Rotary Club of Harrisonburg. He is the originator of the Showalter Formula used worldwide for posing large groups and the author of "Efficient Large Group Photography-Getting the Big Shot". He has written for and been interviewed by magazines in the photo industry going back to the 1980s. The two King Photo stores in Harrisonburg and Waynesboro offer a complete list of digital photo lab services as well as event photography, custom framing, computerized mat cutting, portrait studios, video transfer and editing and through their MyNewsPhotos division offer photo reprint services for newspapers throughout the U.S. and Canada. Allen has traveled for the industry to Peru, England, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, France, Holland, Japan, and most recently to the White House to consult on issues facing small businesses. He has also attended virtually every major photo industry trade show in the western world.

 

Joe Bedics of Dan's Camera City

Joe Bedics has worked at Dan’s Camera City for the past nine years and currently is responsible for the daily production of the lab and overseeing the continued growth of products and services. With long time family ties to photo processing, Joe has been immersed in all aspects of photography his entire life. Outside of Dan’s Camera City, he runs his own business providing traditional darkroom services, and is an active professional wedding photographer. As early adopters of photobooths, Joe has seen many revisions in software, hardware, and physical constructions of the photobooths Dan’s has literally built from the ground up over the past five years. Dan’s continues to update, innovate, and push the limits of what photobooths are in an ever changing market.

 

Chris Lydle of South Carolina Photobooths

Chris Lydle is past Board Member of PMA, past president of DIMA and PMAI Dixie Division, and an inveterate joiner of organizations. He added photo booths to Chris’ Camera Center 7 years ago. He’s the author of several ebooks including The Photobooth Book.

  

 

The Future of Portraits Round Table Discussion, Moderated by Randy McCrea

Bring ideas (tested or not) for elevating and enhancing studio portraits, outdoor shoots, marketing techniques, packaging and pricing. Work as a group to develop these brainstorms into ready-to-test initiatives. This is a session for those with wacky ideas, those that need help and everyone in between. Come prepared with at least one discussion point; leave with a handful of new things to try.

 

 

What's New with HTML5 Photo Finale?

Come see the new mobile friendly website. What can it do, how will it help, and how do you earn more money?

 

Marketing & Merchandising with Photo Finale

Learn about affiliate networks, deal sites, effective promos and coupons. Steve will get specific with what is working for our partners and what is not. Come, learn, share and discuss!

 

Photo Finale Kiosk School

In his technical, non-sales-y run-through of kiosk software, Russ will point out awesome features you may not be taking advantage of: Facebook, cropping, photo dupe, plugging in an iPhone, etc. A big ol’ kiosk Q & A session to follow, so bring your Qs.

 

myLab: It’s the best employee you already have.

Use Photo Finale online? Guess what, you own and have access to myLab ALREADY and you may not even know what it is or the power it holds. Learn how to enter ordering tracking, view customer order and account info, adjust your pricing, enable/disable products, set shipping groups and product tags, disable stores and route orders (needed for multi-store locations) and more! 

 

Photo Finale: What the Other Guys Are Doing

Watch Russ breeze through a demo and show off examples of varying levels of integration, from basic to super-fancy-pants. Learn how to improve your clicks, what you can do to better integrate your existing website or what you can do to step it up a notch. Bring questions.

 

About Steve Giordano, Jr.

Steve is Photo Finale’s CEO and a co-founder of the company. Ever the champion of the photo industry, Steve loves to talk about photo products, business challenges, marketing initiatives, industry vision - you name it. An entrepreneur himself, he has a soft spot for independent retailers and is proud to say that he believes future of the industry lies with local and specialty businesses. Steve loves playing soccer (when his knees were working he headed up the Lucidiots indoor team), but most of all enjoys hanging out in Leesburg, Virginia with his beautiful wife, Nancy, and two awesome kids, Jack and Lola.

 

About Russ McIver

Russ McIver is Vice President of Accounts and one of the Photo Finale founding team, as well. Although his main focus these days is on specific mid or large chain accounts, his past position as Director of the Technical Support Team means his counsel and expertise in the world of technical support and configuration are in-demand and invaluable. Most of you have probably talked with Russ at some point during your time using Photo Finale products. Russ can configure or set up anything having to do with any Photo Finale product, and most non-Photo Finale products, too! Russ lives in Arlington, Virginia with his lovely wife, Jen, and adorable 11-month-old daughter, Fiona.

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Registration Extended! Give me just one good reason NOT to attend IPIC 2015!

Posted By Brenda DiVincenzo, Saturday, June 6, 2015
Updated: Friday, June 5, 2015
Dear Brenda,
Give me just one good reason NOT to attend IPIC 2015 - because I can't think of any!

 

Top 8 Reasons Why YOU Should Attend IPIC 2015:

  1. It's FREE FOR U.S. MEMBERS OR $199 FOR INTERNATIONAL MEMBERS!
  2. Best targeted education for YOUR business all year long
  3. Each of the 99 hours is designed around YOU growing YOUR business
  4. Discover how to capture new markets using the latest technology
  5. Endless opportunities to exchange secrets of success and profitable ideas
  6. Did I mention it was FREE (OR $199)?
  7. Did I mention it's the best one-stop destination to grow the profitability of your business?
  8. I will cry if you don't. And so will you.

 

The deadline to register with IPI and to book your hotel room has been extended to June 15th.

July 20-23, 2015

 

Green Valley Ranch Resort, Spa + Casino Henderson, Nevada

(Las Vegas)

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LIVE LEARNING KEYNOTE - Dan Mann, The Mann Group
Enrollment: The Primary Role of an Owner

Learn how to create a strategy for a successful business.

 

UNIVERSITY BREAKOUT SESSIONS -Dan Mann, The Mann Group

5 KPIs All Retailers Should Measure

Visual Merchandising

The Retail Store Leader

 

Prior to founding The Mann Group in 2002, Dan's journey included being a College Professor, basketball coach and VP of Retail for Bachrach men's clothing. Since then, Dan has developed the cutting edge sales management program known as GEAR, which is now implemented by over 750 retailers in the U.S. and Canada. These retailers, on average, enjoy a 17% increase in top line sales after the GEAR process has been taught. In addition to GEAR, Dan developed the Profitability Project, used throughout the bike industry and is a busy public speaker plus business strategist for multiple industries.

LIVE LEARNING KEYNOTE - Nadia Shouraboura, Hointer
The Future of Experiential Retail
Discover how Hointer reinvented the customer shopping experience.

 

Dr. Nadia Shouraboura has a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Princeton University and is the Founder and CEO of Hointer. As a current Director on the Supervisory Board for Cimpress, Nadia brainstorms the future of the print industry. Nadia also spent eight years as a Technology Vice President at Amazon.


The NEW Metal + Home Decor
B2B ASAP!

Gaby Mullinax - Fullerton Photo

Make Legal Money after Dark

Score More Outside the Store
Rick O'Connor - Referee Photo


Engage Your Customers with Simple, Hip + Fun Mobile Photography
Brooke Welch - F-11 Photo

Editing Video on the Fly

Marc Dorris - Fleetwood Photo


Marketing Techniques You MUST Do in 2015
Joel Miller, Chris Dolajak + Chari Pack

iPhone Printing Hacks

Retro iPhone Course Training
Marsha Phillips - F-11 Photo


Creating Create a Professional-Looking Video in Minutes!
Erin Manning - Video Marketing Expert

Turning Organizing + Archiving into Profitable Products
Carly Michael, David Lindquist + Judi Weber

The New Niche of the Future: FILM
Carly Michael - Michaels
New Markets, Opportunities + Products in Digital Press Printing
Celia Chase - Bob's Photo

How to Create the Perfect Gallery Wall
Morgan Doherty - Wexel Art

Nail Art: Photography Meets Haute Couture
Kirby O'Connor - Referee Photo

Social Media Made Simple + Effective with the Managed Dashboard
Vincent Rennie - IPI

Expanding Beyond Services + PRO Q+A

Bill McCurry - PRO
MSP 2015: Use It, Abuse It + Don't Confuse It!
Erin von Holdt - IPI
5 Super Easy Ways to BYOB on Facebook (Boost Your Own Business)
Josh Francis - Social Ruckus
Even Long Haired Freaky People Want Digital Signs
Ron Mohney - IPI
Build a Local Culture + Become a Social Destination through In-Store Education + Events
Brenda DiVincenzo - IPI

Become a Constant Contact Power User + Stay on the Front Line of Innovation
Alex Holden - Constant Contact

Opportunities in Cloud-Based Photo Printing
Bill Strain - LumaPix
Conde Logo
The Wow Factor of Wide Format
Jessica Webster + Micky Unsworth - Conde

7 Hours of Training!
The Dakis

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Three More University Sessions Confirmed for IPIC 2015!

Posted By Brenda DiVincenzo, Friday, June 5, 2015

Marketing Techniques You MUST Do in 2015 with Joel Miller, Chris Dolajak + Chari Pack

 

Three successful marketers will share their proven, creative techniques.

  • Joel Miller: Every Door Direct, Gift Certificates, Social Media for Portraits
  • Chris Dolajak: Adwords Display Campaigns, Contests, Education, Suggestive Selling Stuffers + Brochures
  • Chari Pack: Brand “Ambassadors”, Social Media, Cross Promotions/Collaborations, Bounce Back Coupons

Joel's MotoPhoto in Avon, CT provides a very comprehensive range of image archiving and image capture services including traditional photo finishing, toner based printing services, large format printing, gifting, canvas printing, B2B services, and custom framing in addition to his extensive portrait services. Continuing to reinvent his business and services, Joel moved to a new larger photo design center in 2014. Joel has been an integral part of shaping the future of IPI and our industry by serving on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee. His dedication and contributions are evident in IPI's Marketing Solutions Program and various other strategic initiatives and technology advancements.

 

After coming up in the family photo business, Chris Dolajak joined Precision Camera in Austin, TX where his photofinishing background met a new scale of retailing. He shares his experiences learning to apply small-business personality in big-company context.

 

Chari Pack is the founder and CEO of Persnickety Prints in Orem, UT. Persnickety Prints placed #10 of Utah Valley's Fastest Growing Companies in 2014 with 153% growth. The company, focused on high quality, affordable printing, has 28,000 Instagram followers. Chari describes herself as a photographer, designer, product developer, iPhoneographer, social media expert and public speaker. When she is not working on her next innovative business idea, she is driving one of her three boys to a soccer game, or racing her mountain bike with her husband, Jon.

 

 

Become a Constant Contact Power User + Stay on the Front Line of Innovation with Alex Holden of Constant Contact

  • Deep linking with surveys
  • Benefits and uses of using tables for call to actions
  • Using teaser text for increased mobile visibility

Alex Holden is one of the Regional Product Trainer’s for Constant Contact with a background in marketing and web development. Since joining Constant Contact in January of 2011, Alex has worked with thousands of Constant Contact customers across the U.S., Canada, and the U.K.

 

 

Opportunities in Cloud-Based Photo Printing with Bill Strain of LumaPix

  1. Learn how working with the cloud can reduce dependence on hardware and make your business much more efficient.
  2. Scalable inexpensive application for photo package and product creation
  3. Photo management for all sectors including weddings, sports and schools

Bill Strain has 30+ years in the lab business. He was the General Manager of United Color Lab in Memphis until May of this year. He brings a lifetime of experience to the table and has pioneered using the HP Indigo to print photo packages. 

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Hurry: Last Chance to Register for Tremendous Rewards at IPIC 2015!

Posted By Brenda DiVincenzo, Monday, June 1, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, May 26, 2015

One part innovation.

One part cutting edge education.

Two parts binge networking.

A pinch of buying power.

A sprinkle of inspiration.

And a dash of resort luxury.

 

We're cookin' up the best IPIC ever - and it just won't be the same without YOU! At IPIC 2015 we are ridiculously obsessed with revolutionizing your business through an unparalleled and delicious recipe of opportunities, technology, solutions and support.

 

What is IPIC?

What is The Vision Project?

Register and reserve your hotel room before the June 5th deadline for a chance to win FREE LODGING!

 

REGISTER NOW!

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10 More University Sessions Confirmed for IPIC 2015!

Posted By Brenda DiVincenzo, Wednesday, May 27, 2015

New Markets + Products in Digital Press Printing with Celia Chase

 

Learn how to produce and sell to new markets with exciting and easy to produce press printed products that will add to your bottom line all year around.

  • Padded Stationery Products
  • Spiral Bound Books
  • Seal-n-Send folded cards

P.S. Come listen and you’ll leave awesome and inspired.

 

Celia Chase is the production manager from Bob's Photo. She has helped grow Bob's lab by doubling the average order revenue, despite tough times in the industry. Celia credits Bob's Photo's success to putting into practice the best things learned among trade groups like IPI. Celia's been with the company for over twelve years and enjoys growing along with the business.

 

 

Teach, Organize + Archive - All the Way to the Bank! with Judi Weber, David Lindquist + Carly Michael

  • Participate in a “Save Your Photos Day” event
  • Creating “in their face” archiving displays & windows
  • Teach DIY organizing so your potential client NEEDS you.
  • Complete, high margin album reproductions
  • Slide carousel initiative
  • "Pick of the Week" promotion on shoe box kits
  • Educate customers on how to effectively store, manage and PRINT their photos to guarantee their existence in the future
  • Preservation issues of film, paper and digital files

Judi Weber is a wife, mother and grandmother of 2. She has been an active member of APPO since 2011, keeping up with archiving trends and special events revolving around saving photos and memorabilia. She specializes in teaching DIY organizing techniques sharing her “photo in the blood” knowledge of 33+ years in the photo industry.

 

David Lindquist is the production manager for Mike's Camera and has been with the company for 14 years, helping the company expand into new markets. He is responsible for developing new imaging services for a company with a reputation of doing all things imaging. David lives in the mountains with a feral cat and is a volunteer firefighter.

 

Carly Michael is the Imaging Department Manager and is responsible for all photo-finishing and signage services at Michaels Camera Video Digital. She is the fifth generation of her family to work in the business and is passionate about keeping film alive.

 

 

Designing the Perfect Photo Gallery Wall with Morgan Doherty of Wexel Art

  • Learn what makes a photo gallery wall impactful
  • Pick up tips for designing the perfect gallery wall
  • Boost your sales by crafting galleries

Morgan Doherty received her BFA in Printmaking + Photography at Rowan University and then travelled the world as a large scale muralist. After settling down in Austin, she spent numerous years in the picture framing industry before co-founding Wexel Art Displays in 20110. She now leads the Custom Design Division of Wexel Art designing wallscapes for commercial and residential interiors.

 

 

True stories bro: Tips & Tricks from the Best Performing Retailers with The Dakis Team

  • Make your life easier
  • Make happier customers
  • Make the cash register go Ching! Ching!! k’a-Ching!!!
  • Real live IPI retailers *** the best of the best *** live in person *** presenting to you >>> their tips & tricks!!! Exclusively during this session, no repeats! FREE Show! Places are limited! This is a must see show. Captain Kato and Knight Rider give it 5 Green Horseshoes, a crowd favorite at the Ranch!

What’s new at Dakis? This is the session you really don’t want to miss!

  • Welcome to the most anticipated session!
  • Everything you wanted to know about Dakis’ new products and services
  • Be there first to hear all about it.
  • A revolution is happening today; time to get onboard!
  • Photo solutions, kiosks, web solutions and notable new features - all new stuff!
  • Places are limited - Expect a full house so come early to grab a good seat.

The Dakis User Group Session  

  • Fantastic session! The second most anticipated session! ;)
  • Undoubtedly a crowd favorite providing a full session of discussion with the Dakis Team
  • New projects in the pipeline - discussing 2015-2016 tech roadmap, priorities, opportunities, pitfalls and much more. Come and voice your priorities.

1-on-1 Private Training Session (30 min max per session) with The Dakis Team (offered FOUR times!)

  • Howdy! Need a hand? The 1-on-1 training session is for you!
  • Technical training, how to, best practice, tips & tricks, etc.
  • Make the best of your time and learn about Dakis’ products, sign-up and get started.
  • Looking to make the switch to the Dakis solutions; we can help!
  • 5 minutes or 30 minutes - Let’s talk!

The Dakis Team is available to provide on-site consulting, training and assistance. This session is for Dakis users, new clients and for service activations. 

 

Philippe Hugron (AKA #Hashtag) is considered to be the youngest veteran in the photo industry. He is a scholar, inventor, WebAPP Fan, kids' craft enthusiast and finger painter specialist. Father of two lovely, high energy, turbo boosted kids, he's been working to improve his photographer skills and now enjoys long naps on the weekend - when he can!

 

Antony Caporicci (AKA Captain Kato) is an avid diploma collector. Speaker, technician, train driver, athlete and web aficionado, some would consider him to be the new Leonardo in his own mind. Jersey Shore called; they want their tattoos back.  

 

Ryan Fleury (AKA Knight Rider) is a rocker, musician, designer, programmer and hockey fan. He is your Web Adviser for all web related questions.​

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Urgent: Only 10 Days Left to Register for IPIC - Hurry for Astonishing Opportunities!

Posted By Brenda DiVincenzo, Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Your friends in the industry have so much knowledge to share.

IPIC 2015 has 99 straight hours of networking time available.

Las Vegas never sleeps.

Why should you?

 

Your friends in the industry are counting on YOU to be at IPIC 2015. Networking just isn't as fun and valuable without YOU!

 

There is no single event in our industry that will bring you greater value than IPIC. Our diverse membership requires that we have something for everyone. We achieve this through: 

  • More than 50 cutting edge education topics
  • 11 group networking activities that provide solutions for all businesses - and allow you to choose the topics
  • 70 exhibiting Supplying Partners offering even more incredible pricing and specials only available at IPIC
  • 99 straight hours of binge networking time
  • NEW OPPORTUNITIES + TECHNOLOGY!
  • INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS + SUPPORT!

We enjoy providing you with the information and support needed to GUARANTEE that you go home inspired, motivated and capable of achieving your most complex goals!  

 

What is IPIC?

What is The Vision Project?

Register and reserve your hotel room before the June 5th deadline for a chance to win FREE LODGING!

 

REGISTER NOW!

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2 More University Sessions Confirmed for IPIC 2015!

Posted By Brenda DiVincenzo, Friday, May 22, 2015

5 Super Easy Ways to BYOB on Facebook with Josh Francis

 

BYOB = Boost Your Own Business

  1. Use Facebook “Boost and Campaigns” to Collect Customers Not Fans
  2. Connect with the people inside your target audience to gain customers quickly and easily
  3. Measure the Results of your Marketing Dollars

Josh Francis has an undergraduate degree in Physics from Brigham Young University and an MBA in Marketing and Technology from the University of Notre Dame. For the last 10 years he has led the online marketing organizations for two eCommerce companies and a professional services firm. Josh has also taught marketing strategy and business strategy courses for the Gigot Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Notre Dame for six years.

 

 

The New Niche of the Future: FILM with Carly Michael


Thought film was dead? We may be in the throes of the digital revolution but film is not dead! Join us to hear about the current renaissance in analogue photography and films place in today's digital world. 

 

Carly Michael is the Imaging Department Manager and is responsible for all photo-finishing and signage services at Michaels Camera Video Digital. She is the fifth generation of her family to work in the business and is passionate about keeping film alive.

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