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Richard Kelly

“Marketing Management is now Tribal Leadership” Seth Godin

By Strictly Business Blog

If you haven’t yet read TRIBES  – We need you to lead us by Seth Godin, today is the day to do just that, at 160 pages it is easily a weekend read. The basic tribe concept is that groups of people form  tribes around a person or an idea or a product to create change. For  a photographer this can lead to many opportunities, , but the one that stands out for me is…

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The Only Way Out is to Shoot Our Way Out

By Strictly Business Blog

“It’s the economy stupid” was from the Clinton campaign (Bill’s not Hillary’s) and it is as true today as it was back then. On Monday, I attended the ASMP Chicago/Midwest Soup Kitchen & Town Hall Meeting “On Surviving This Economy (because failure is not an option!)” when Chicago based advertising photographer, Jim Krantz, offered the great advice, to “shoot your way out of this.” He wasn’t referring to the wild, wild west but to the…

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My Online Watercooler

By Strictly Business Blog

As an editorial photographer living in Pittsburgh I am not really in the center of the magazine publishing world, but by subscribing and reading Meg Weaver’s weekly newsletter, Wooden Horse Publishing, I feel connected to the who, what, when and where of the publishing world. Like any resource, especially online, I only consider it one source. It is always a good idea to confirm business news and gossip. It seems every week, I learn of…

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BUILDING YOUR OWN TEAM – The Accountant

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It is that tax time again. I just met my accountant for our semi annual cup of coffee to drop off my paperwork and financial records for him to use in preparing my taxes. I can’t tell you how much of a relief it is to know that I have someone on my team. Being a photographer is a business, and although it is important to be creative with the photographs we produce, it’s not…

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