December 1, 2018

Part 3. Survivors: Take the Right Action

In the previous two articles we examined why photography companies fail. In part 3 we identify six characteristics demonstrated by leaders who survive and profit from […]
November 4, 2018

Vaporized: Why Photography Companies Fail – Part 2

Part 2. Vaporized: Why Photography Companies Fail. So why do companies, including photography companies, fail? For the sake of brevity, let’s look at five leadership related […]
August 27, 2018

School Photography Division Lifetouch Over Performs Pleasing Shutterfly

A New Stage Of Shutterfly’s Growth Shutterfly CEO Chris North opened the second quarter investor call by saying that Q2 2018 marks the beginning of a […]
May 21, 2018

PSPC JOINS ACI AT CUSTOMER VOLUME SUMMIT IN TWIN CITIES

This June Pat Cahill and the folks at American Color Labs will host their  Customer Volume Summit in the Twin Cities. I’ll be sharing my perspective […]
April 3, 2018

Shutterfly Targets Dominance in Two Industries

Deal Closes Silicon Valley Daily reported on April 2 that Shutterfly closed the $825.0 million acquisition of school photography company Lifetouch. The acquisition was announced on […]
February 27, 2018

What’s Wrong with the School Picture Business?

A friend of mine, the owner of a small photography company, recently asked me what was wrong with the school picture business. The answer came quickly […]
February 19, 2018

Shutterfly and Lifetouch

Now that a few weeks have passed since the announcement of Shutterfly’s acquisition of Lifetouch what have we learned? Is this a potentially transformative acquisition? Shutterfly […]
February 17, 2018

Three Theories on What’s Happening to Account Sales in the School Picture Industry.

  We’ve all experienced the fact that buying is changing in the B2B world, that customers use technology to shop for picture providers, that more business […]
February 5, 2018

Shutterfly’s purchase of Lifetouch has people talking

The recent announcement of Shutterfly’s purchase of Lifetouch has many in the school picture industry talking. It should. The combination of these two companies should reawaken […]