Columns By Jerry Grossman

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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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Strategy Session: Measuring the Legacy of the Imaging Alliance

Throughout the history of the imaging industry in this country, there was always an organization with a mission to empower success in our businesses....
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Editor’s Note: Family Reunions

No one could ever have predicted what 2020 and 2021 brought. Families not only suffered from losing their loved ones, they also were prevented...
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Strategy Session: The Pandemic Might Be Over as New Opportunities Arise

We can now optimistically say we are beginning to look at the Covid-19 virus in our rearview mirrors. The results were catastrophic, with so...
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Editor’s Note: Turning the Corner

As I’m writing the Editor’s Note for this issue of DIR, it really feels like we are turning the corner on the Covid-19 pandemic...
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Strategy Session: The Real Superstars of the Imaging Industry

When we started our Superstars behind the Counter feature four years ago, our intention was to appreciate the best salespeople in our industry. As...
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Editor’s Note: The CES That Wasn’t

We are happy to bring you once again our CES wrap-up issue. It is something we’ve been doing since Alan and I bought this...
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Strategy Session: Our Industry Is Perfectly Positioned for the New Customer Experience

When we look back on 2020, it will be remembered as the year the interpersonal world changed as we knew it. People who only...
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Editor’s Note: The End of 2020 and the Beginning of Hope

As I write my last Editor’s Note for 2020, I am going to resist reflecting on what we all just experienced. I’ll just say...
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Strategy Session: At the Crossroads of Lifelong Passions

My first question to Phil Livingston when he picked up the phone was something to which we all can relate: “What were you thinking...
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Editor’s Note: Ready to Turn the Page

I think we can all agree that 2020 has been as challenging a year as most of us have ever experienced. No one could...
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Editor’s Note: It’s Good to Be Back

I don’t have to remind anyone that it’s been a harrowing couple of months, with devastating personal tragedies and business shutdowns. Along the way,...
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Strategy Session: What If This Pandemic Never Happened?

This has been a harrowing and unprecedented time for all of us. The Covid-19 pandemic has changed our lives forever, much the same as...
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TIPA General Assembly Welcomes Digital Imaging Reporter as Member

Madrid, Spain—The general assembly of the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) convened on June 5, 2020. Twenty-four member magazine representatives from around the world...
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Photo Specialty Stores Respond to Harrowing Weeks with Trepidation and Confidence

This is certainly one of the most challenging times facing our industry and photo specialty stores, as well as many industries, in our nation’s...
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Editor’s Note: This May Be the Worst of Times

This may be the worst of times. With those sobering words, we’re still committed to publishing Digital Imaging Reporter, to help keep our industry...
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In Memoriam: Richard LoPinto, Nikon Veteran VP

Richard LoPinto, the former vice president of Marketing for Nikon Inc., passed away on March 20, 2020. He was 76 years old. Richard was...
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Strategy Session: Suggestions to Help Your Business Survive the Pandemic

Everyone is affected by the Covid-19 pandemic; however, we know that many small businesses such as camera retailers are feeling particularly vulnerable right now....
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Editor’s Note: Remembering Alex

I was very sad to learn of the passing of Alex Christianian a few weeks ago. I was in touch with him and I...

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