December 3, 2018

WHAT’S THE NEXT DISRUPTION IN PHOTOGRAPHY? WATCH SHUTTERFLY & LIFETOUCH!

The digital revolution in photography has occurred and film and the silver halide process has been replaced. What’s the next disruption that could make digital feel […]
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 […]
January 7, 2018

About Mark Schoenrock

Mark retired from Lifetouch in 2015 after spending 25 years with the company. He remained two additional years as a consultant to Lifetouch Inc. representing the […]
January 5, 2018

About Jeff Allen

Jeff began his career in photography at the age of 16 working for his hometown newspaper as a photojournalist in 1977. After attending the Art Institute […]
January 5, 2018

About Bill Freeman

Bill started Freeman Photography in the early 80’s in Houston. His passion for photography was a hobby that grew and developed from the garage of his […]