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Announcing the new PMA Podcast
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The PMA Podcast is the podcast for anyone whose business revolves around imaging and pictures. We’ll cover topics like increasing sales, new imaging technology, the latest in picture framing, business management tips, advances in photo output, high volume photography, and much more. Designed for members of PMA and its international community of imaging associations — AIE, DIMA, NAPET, PPFA, PSPA, and SPAA — the PMA Podcast is your weekly source of information to help you grow your business. If you’re a fan of the DIMAcast or the AIE Imaging Executive podcast, you’ll find all the great content you’re used to and lots more, now all in one place, on the PMA Podcast at www.pmapodcast.org.  
 The new, Sept./Oct. issue of PMA Magazine – Connecting the Imaging Communities is here!
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In this issue, discover new and continuing ways your association will bring you the tools and information you need to keep growing your business into the future.  You will also discover the fascinating story behind Orms, a whole community of imaging businesses in South Africa, which all began in a Cape Town garage.

PMA announces new mission statement and member resources

 The Board of Directors of PMA announces the Association has refined its mission statement and set new objectives for member services, resources, and support. The new mission statement, which expands on the previous mission, “Promote the growth of the imaging industry,” now details specific areas of focus:  

“Evolve the imaging business community worldwide by promoting innovation, marketing, technology, and passion for photography.” 

Along with the refined mission statement come a number of plans for new, additional ways to help PMA members grow their businesses and to advance the industry as a whole.

Included are the continuation of the consumer facing Big Photo Show in various formats; the development of a Big Photo Show kit, which would help photo retailers host their own Big Photo Show events in their local markets; continued support and development of certifications; social media programs for members; additional promotion of National Photo Month and the establishment of a National Photo Store Day; continued legal support; and ongoing work with other industry groups to help market and promote revenue generating aspects of photography. Read more here.

Increase your revenue with PMA's new
Certified Passport Photo Center Program

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More than 13.5 million passports were issued in the United States in 2013 — and every one of them contained a photo. The market for passports in the U.S. is enormous: 

Approximately half of all Americans will get a new or renewed passport in the coming decade. We want you to get that passport photo business! PMA's new Certified Passport Photo Center will help you increase your revenue. International passport programs are coming soon. Click here for more information.  
  
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 Discover what's new at your association in "PMA Today." 
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PMA celebrates 90th anniversary

90th Anniversary

We kicked off the celebration of our 90th anniversary, as well as the 175th birthday of photography, at the PMA 2014 Conferences in Las Vegas.  Read more about this milestone in PMA Newsline.

Bill Eklund elected 2014-2015 PMA President

PMA elected Bill Eklund of Sharp Photo & Portrait, Eau Claire, Wis., as President for 2014-2015, at a 2014 PMA Official Business Session held Jan. 8, 2014, during 2014 PMA@CES. Read more here.

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John Segall receives 2014 PMA Hall of Fame Award

John Segall of Lifetouch is the recipient of the 2014 PMA Hall of Fame Award - PMA's highest honor - for decades of service to PMA and to the imaging industry as a whole.  He was recognized during an awards presentation on Jan. 6, 2014, during 2014 PMA@CES, at the LVH in Las Vegas, Nev.

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Also honored were PMA 2014 Distinguished Service Award recipients Manny Almeida of Fujifilm North America Corp., Ron Kubara of Noritsu Canada, and Jim Miller, MCPF, GCF, of Artframe Inc. Read more about the Hall of Fame and Distinguished Service Award in PMA Newsline. 

Remind your customers to Print It or Lose It!

These downloadable posters will remind your customers that only hard copies are permanent – they must print their photos, or risk losing them forever.


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The Print It or Lose It materials are developed by PMA UK and PMA Australia, in partnership with Fujifilm UK and Fujifilm Australia. They are available at no cost to PMA members anywhere in the world. 

For more detailed information about how the campaign originated and to download campaign material, visit the PMA UK or PMA Australia campaign page.  

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Sound as good as you look -- for less -- with your Triple Scoop discount from PMA

Triple Scoop Music is the music licensing service loved by the world's top creative professionals, offering more than 15,000 songs and soundtracks by award-winning artists.
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Its simple search engine makes it fast and easy to find the perfect song to use on your website, slideshows, videos and more. Licenses are available for professional photographers, videographers and businesses of all sizes. There are even B2B options available for larger companies looking to add great music to their projects or products. Best of all, your PMA membership gives you a valuable members-only discount.  
 
Members - click here to learn more and receive your coupon code!

Non-Members - click here  to learn more and then Join PMA or Renew your Membership  to receive the same great discount!


 
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Q.   What’s the No. 1 way to attract customers and grow revenue?  
A. Offer photography classes.

PMA has done all the prep work for you!  Click  here  to find out more.

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The Big Photo Show Interviews
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NEW!  Listen in on the DIMAcast as Bill McCurry interviews consumers on their experience at The Big Photo Show.

In this video, watch and listen as just a few of the many exhibitors from The Big Photo Show share their thoughts and experiences about the event, held May 4-5, 2013 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Click here to watch. 

 
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