Columns By Jerry Grossman

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Editor’s Note: Our “Current Issues” in the Digital World

As you no doubt know by now, the March 2023 issue of Digital Imaging Reporter was officially our last print edition. From now on...
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Editor’s Note: No News Will Be Old News

When Alan and I purchased Photo Industry Reporter in 2005, the publishing world was certainly in a different place. The Internet was in its...
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Editor’s Note: Turning the Page

For those of you who have been around for a while, it’s hard to believe that we are entering our 31st year of publishing...
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Strategy Session: This Might Be Your Father’s Oldsmobile

There’s a certain phenomenon in human behavior that seems to be working in our favor lately. Remember when you were growing up, you always...
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Editor’s Note: We Love Our Photo Dealers

There are two stories I hope you will all appreciate in our December issue. First, we’re pleased to celebrate our 2022 DIR Dealer of the...
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Strategy Session: For the Rausch Family, It’s All About Having Fun

The Rausch family has an amazing history in the photo and hobby businesses. Don Rauch started the dream when he opened his first store in...
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Editor’s Note: The Best of the Best

It’s so difficult to determine what makes a product the “best of the best” in the market. Sometimes there are two or three “best”...
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Digital Imaging Reporter’s 8th Retailers’ Choice Awards

We are again pleased to announce the results of Digital Imaging Reporter’s 8th Retailers’ Choice Awards. The awards recognize the imaging products favored in...
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Editor’s Note: The State of Our Industry 2022

On the pages of the August-September issue, you’ll see the 2022 installment of our annual State of the Industry report. I didn’t know what to...
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Editor’s Note: Is There Something We Can Do?

With the recent shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas, among many others, there’s the helpless feeling of what can be done to...
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Editor’s Note: Do Pro Endorsements Make a Difference?

First of all, happy spring to everyone! In this issue, we wanted to explore the importance of pro endorsements through a discussion with some...
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Editor’s Note: Challenging Times

We are certainly living though challenging times. As if the Covid pandemic wasn’t enough to handle, we’re now facing record gas prices; a brutal...
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Strategy Session: Retailers Need Strategies to Confront Inflation

With so much happening on the economic front in the last nine months, from supply chain issues to an economic recovery, nothing hits home...
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Editor’s Note: Inflation Rocks the Boat

It is hard to believe all of the positive and negative signs that can affect our economy at the same time. On the one hand,...
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Editor’s Note: With Gratitude

We’re thrilled to honor Service Photo as our 2021 Dealer of the Year. I’ve known Burke Siem for several years and have always found...
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Strategy Session: A Family History That’s Not What It “Seims”

There’s a great twist to the story of the Seims and Service Photo. Burke Seim’s grandfather, Bill, was not happy at the camera store where...
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Editor’s Note: Retailers’ Choice Awards—And the Winners Are . . .

Our Retailers’ Choice Awards issue is always one of my favorites. That’s because we get to hear from our most opinionated dealers regarding the...
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Strategy Session: What Covid May Have Taught Us About Trade Shows

Trade shows were always a huge (and controversial) part of the imaging industry. Dating back to the PMA shows of yesteryear (which transitioned into...
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Editor’s Note: Lessons Learned

As we once again face the fallout from a Covid rebound, we’re pleased to bring you our annual State of the Industry report. This...
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Editor’s Note: Our E-tailer of the Year

It is easy to see how e-tailing has become such a vital part  of the imaging business, especially over the last year. I don’t...

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