The PMA 09 International Convention and Trade Show, March 3-5, 2009, in Las Vegas, Nev., featured some of the most innovative thinkers in today’s business world. With the worldwide global... More > economy in distress, it’s more important than ever to consider new ideas and tactics. PMA 09 brought together strategists like Geoffrey
Moore, author of “Inside the Tornado” and “Dealing with Darwin: Breaking the Back of the Innovator’s Dilemma,” and Jeremy Gutsche, of Trend Hunter.
The PMA 09 Strategy Guide is designed as a reference tool to provide an overview of the key official business and general sessions. Visit PMA TV at www.pmai.tv to watch videos of some of these presentations.< Less
The PMA Photo Book Report provides businesses with an overview of the photo book market.
It also includes the information from the entries of the third DIMA Photo Book Showcase, held at the PMA... More > 2010 International Convention and Trade Show Feb. 21-23, 2010 in Anaheim, Calif. This event is designed to allow attendees to compare various aspects of photo book production including user interface, templates and binding options, and overall quality. The categories were included were Software, Paper, Binding, Finished Books - Wholesale/Off-site production and Finished Books - In-Store Production.< Less
The 2008 PMA Photo Book Report displays the results of The First DIMA Photo Book Showcase, held at the PMA 08 International Convention and Trade Show Jan. 31 through Feb. 3, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nev.... More > This event is designed to allow attendees to compare various aspects of photo book production including user interface, templates and binding options, and overall quality. The four categories that were evaluated include Software, Covers & Paper, Binding, and Finished Books.< Less
The 2009 PMA Photo Book Report displays the results of The Second DIMA Photo Book Showcase, held at the PMA 09 International Convention and Trade Show Mar. 3 through Mar. 5, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nev.... More > This event is designed to allow attendees to compare various aspects of photo book production including user interface, templates and binding options, and overall quality. The four categories that were evaluated include Software, Covers & Paper, Binding, and Finished Books.< Less
The premium version of the 2008 PMA Photo Book Report includes the overview of the photo book market and the fact sheets as well as an in-depth photo book trends review, written by Future Image Inc.... More > Senior Analyst Paul Worthington. The premium version of the 2008 PMA Photo Book Report is designed to provide a look into the state of the industry through the eyes of market leaders immersed in the photo book segment, adding the perspective of an industry analyst as well. Worthington's section details an inside look at trends, consumers, pricing, printing, software and other factors that make up the photo book market.
As every year, in January 2008 PMA conducted a survey of consumers in the USA. The objective was to measure the spending and demand of U.S. families and consumers on various portrait services, such... More > as spring and fall school portraits, portraits of children at sports events, wedding portraits and more. Demand for portrait in digital formats, as well as, portraits as means of personalizing greeting cards, calendars and more, among the U.S. population were also explored in the survey.< Less
Today's crop of next generation photographers use cameras differently than even those from five years ago. This study addresses whether or not Generation Y's future photographic behavior will differ... More > from Generation X's today. The study also looks at how behavior will be different in these areas: Image capture, post-capture activity, and specifically, printing. The study was conducted in three stages: focus groups, a web survey and analysis.< Less
PMA, the Worldwide Community of Imaging Associations released the 2011 PMA Smartphone Report, a comprehensive look at the picture-taking behavior of smarthphone users. The 116-page report has three... More > major sections:
• "Planets (and technology) align mobile imaging" -- An overview of the history and marketplace of the cameraphone market, leading to the smartphone, written by Tony Henning, senior analyst, Mobile Imaging, 6Sight Report.
• PMA Mobile Imaging Survey analysis by Paul Worthington, senior analyst, editor, 6Sight Report. The report examines the result of a recent PMA survey of more than 2,000 smartphone users. Topics included picture-taking behavior (quantity and quality perception), buying influences, photography functions, photo apps and output preferences.
• An 18-month overview of major mobile-imaging news, compiled by Worthington.< Less
The PMA U.S. Professional Photographers Report provides professional photographers and studios with an overview of the professional photography market. The report is designed to aid in business... More > planning and product development. The report discusses what types of portraits photographers/studios focus on, what types of products and output they offer, and the portion of customers that bought specific products. The report also delves into methods for producing the various products, factors that affect profit, online ordering, sources of information used and distribution of copyrights.< Less