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Growing Your Audience

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The Secret Sauce is You By Andrew Fingerman Why does marketing yourself seem so hard? What makes things increasingly hard is that nobody wants to be sold to anymore. Historically speaking, sales and marketing has been very interruptive. We’re all so busy — we don’t want to be interrupted. If I’m going to let myself get distracted to take your sales call, that means I’m putting my stuff aside in favor of your stuff, and…

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COVER ARTIST: Jay Maisel

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New York, NY www.jaymaisel.com Jay Maisel favors life’s unscripted moments. “I don’t like to prepare well, because I’ve always thought it takes away from the spontaneity in what I’m gonna shoot,” he says. His approach to photography is disarmingly simple. “I’m trying not to look for anything — I’m trying to have it come to me,” he explains in a recent PDN video clip. Two new publications aptly bookend Maisel’s extraordinary career with his signature…

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August 2015 Newsletter

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TRENDING NOW Message from the Executive Director “We need to band together to continually speak up for the value of our contributions to culture and visual history so it changes perceptions among clients and the public. To do that we need to express ourselves clearly and frequently about our passion and the meaning of the work generated by that passion. I love this quote from William Glasser as being relevant: ‘If you want to change…

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July 2015 Newsletter

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TRENDING NOW Message from the Executive Director “Great creative work comes from wellsprings of passion and commitment. To replenish and sustain those wellsprings is a critical task for any creative person. I have found it helpful to have a blend of curiosity, focus, and courage as means to replenishment and sustenance. Being creative is about seeking out the solution to problems by asking questions. It is better to be able to ask the right questions…

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June 2015 Newsletter

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TRENDING NOW Message from the Executive Director “When asked why a client should hire an ASMP member, I say professionalism is the key. Professionals know things, and can do things that others can’t. We draw out unspoken client needs through conversation and deep listening. We make the creative process fun and rewarding for clients. We manage business relationships without friction or drama. We anticipate and solve problems. We keep commitments. We deliver compelling, clear and…

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May 2015 Newsletter

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TRENDING NOW   Message from the Executive Director “I believe we are all stronger when we listen for new ideas and fresh perspectives from a wide variety of sources. Working together, we can make ASMP the central hub that connects independent professional photographers with vendors, fellow media professionals, educators, clients, and ultimately the audiences for the visual messages our members create. By developing spokes of connection from all these sources to our central hub, we…

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April 2015 Newsletter

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TRENDING NOW   Message from the Executive Director “Members often ask me for advice about how to explain their value to clients. Here’s one thought…Creativity often turns on two things. One is the ability to see clearly details others are missing. The other is to provide visual solutions that communicate so simply and elegantly that they cannot be ignored. The ability to connect with audiences through clear and powerful visual messaging is a valuable selling…

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Disrupting the Status Quo

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ASMP’s Revamped Social Media Channels Have you checked out ASMP’s Facebook or Twitter feeds recently? If not, you’ll find that the formerly broadcast-oriented and ASMP-centric channels have been revamped with a new, more interactive approach. To get the skinny on all the enhancements, we asked ASMP’s communications chair, Luke Copping, to respond to a few questions about ASMP’s social media presence. This is the complete Q&A that was used as raw material for a short…

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COVER ARTIST: Diana Markosian

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New York, NY www.dianamarkosian.com Diana Markosian didn’t set out on a photo career. “I studied history because I wanted to be a writer,” she says. “I wanted to be aware of the world and my role in it.” Image making popped up during her graduate studies in Journalism at Columbia University. Since graduating in 2010, she has embedded herself in some of the world’s most remote regions, to create visual narratives that explore the relationship…

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