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PMA Past President Bill Eklund on PMA Board's "bold moves"
Bill Eklund 2015
At the PMA 2015 Conferences held Jan. 4-5, outgoing President Bill Eklund gave a speech detailing the "bold moves" taken in recent weeks by the PMA Board of Directors.  Read his speech here .
Georgia McCabe named new CEO and Executive Director of PMA
The Board of Directors of PMA announces longtime industry veteran Georgia McCabe has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director. Georgia is a well-known visionary and industry leader who will be bringing in a new and exciting era for PMA and its members.

“There has never been a more thrilling time in imaging, yet the industry faces a lot of challenges. There is such a need for a guiding force to pull it together and lead the charge into a future filled with opportunity, and that’s what we’re going to do. Welcome to a new PMA,” said McCabe. Read more here. 
Kirk Sidley receives 2015 PMA Hall of Fame Award 

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Kirk Sidley , owner of Picture Perfect in Portland, Ore., is the recipient of the 2015 PMA Hall of Fame Award, PMA’s highest honor. Kirk will be recognized at the PMA 2015 Conferences, January 5, 2015, at Bally’s Las Vegas. Read more here. 

The new issue of PMA Magazine – Connecting the Imaging Communities is here!

PMA Magazine 2014 4th Quarter
In this issue, read about the PMA 2015 Conferences and Digital Imaging/Photography Exhibits and Sessions, presented by PMA, at 2015 International CES. You will also learn about Mark Wallenfang, owner of Shooting Star, whose fascinating career spans photo retail, professional picture framing, teaching, and being the photographer for the Green Bay Packers.

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 

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.  
PMA Today  

Discover what's new at your association in "PMA Today." 

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.
Print It or Lose It
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.  

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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