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October 3, 2019

Photo Prints & School Pictures – Risky Business?

The Wall Street Journal reported that it is becoming more difficult for Wall Street to unload risky debt and that has affected Apollo Global Management’s purchase […]
September 29, 2019

SHUTTERFLY AND LIFETOUCH GO PRIVATE

Hold on. Winds keep blowing through the school picture industry as Shutterfly/Lifetouch go private. On September 25, 2019 Shutterfly, parent company of volume school photographer Lifetouch […]
September 5, 2019

More Change at Lifetouch

Shutterfly’s influence continues as Lifetouch announces several leadership changes. Newly appointed Lifetouch President, Greg Hintz announced a series of organizational changes designed to complete the “One […]
June 10, 2019

Shutterfly Sold! Company to go private in $2.7B deal. New President and CEO announced!

Lifetouch sold again! Shutterfly Inc. (SFLY) parent of school photography giant Lifetouch, announced today that it has agreed to be acquired by Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO). […]
May 31, 2019

Shutterfly Sale Appears Imminent

Shutterfly’s stock moved up on rumors that a deal is imminent. It’s been reported that the company is close to accepting a deal in the $55.00 […]
May 4, 2019

School Photography Account Sales – The Lifetouch Factor – Data Security and Privacy: Part 2 of 2

In my last article we discussed a new initiative of Lifetouch’s to attract and retain school photography bookings. The Shutterfly Storefront. Selling to Schools I have […]
April 26, 2019

Shutterfly – Rumors of a Sale to Be?

According to Bloomberg sources Apollo (NYSE:APO) and Cerberus are considering bids for Shutterfly (NASDAQ:SFLY). In April 2018 Shutterfly closed the deal on purchasing school photography giant […]
April 18, 2019

School Photography Account Sales: The Lifetouch Factor Part 1 of 2

Lifetouch recently introduced their new account sales tool the Total Program Partnership. It outlines special incentives, products and services Lifetouch offers to schools in exchange for […]