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Attention Members Coming to PPE this Week

By Strictly Business Blog

Help ASMP – New Promotion for FAP and Membership Stop by “The ASMP Studio” in Room #2D01 of the Javits Center to take part in a new ASMP promotion. Friday, Oct. 29th 10 AM to 4 PM A special thank you to Shawn Henry and Tom Kelly for donating their photography and audio services for this project. Annual Meeting Friday, Oct. 29th Seminar Room 1E11 – Lower Level – Javits Center 6:30 pm – 8:00…

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Perception of Nickels and Dimes

By Strictly Business Blog

I hate my cell phone bill.  They nickel and dime me to death.   The bill is about $40 more than the plan I purchased.   They add all kinds of things to the bill and I don’t like it.   If I had my way, I would have wanted them to give me a price that my phone will cost per month and that’s it.   All taxes, fees and charges in one sum.   The problem is that…

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Staying True to Your Creative Fee

By Strictly Business Blog

As a general rule, I don’t lower my creative fee when negotiating pricing with a client.  Since (as the name implies) this is the price I put on my own creativity, I want to retain the initial value I have placed on it.  My feeling here is that negotiating pricing is a give and take.  If I am going to give the client a lower price, then I have to take something away to make…

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Don’t be a One Hit Wonder

By Strictly Business Blog

By now, it’s very likely that every client you shoot for  knows about Flickr and other crowd-sourcing photo sites.  Look at crowd-sourcing photography from a client’s perspective.  Think about why some clients look to Flickr for photography instead of seeking out a photographer.    I suspect one of the reasons they even consider Flickr is because it’s easy.  Easy to browse, and incredibly easy to ascertain licensing information for an image that catches his or…

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The Web is Dead, Long Live the Internet…

By Strictly Business Blog

A subject line on one of the photography email list-serves that I follow caught my eye this week, “The Web is Dead!  Long Live the Internet!”  Hmmmm.  There was a link and click, click; I was taken Wired Magazine’s site.  There, Chris Anderson and Michael Wolff have prepared a compelling article about the future of Internet traffic. I invite you to read the article as it’ll make my observations for the photo industry more compelling….

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Domino’s Pizza

By Strictly Business Blog

Have you seen the Domino’s TV ad asking for photos of delivered pizzas to show how good they look?   Yeah, I hate losing work to a soccer mom with a point and shoot too. The Domino’s campaign is not about getting free photos.  It’s about a perception.  Even if nobody submits a single image, Domino’s got what they wanted.   Attention.  Domino’s is sending a message that they’re confident that they deliver a good…

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