Focus Newsletter – December 2013

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In This Issue

H&H’s New Look        Holiday Dates
Holiday Hours        Event Templates
Spring Program        Save The Date
Camera Store        Web Classes
On The Road

New Year, New Look

NewLook

H&H is excited to share some big news with you! We have been hard at work creating a new look, including a beautiful new logo and website.  We will be rolling out changes throughout the month of January, so be sure to watch for more information coming your way soon!
                CutOffs

Christmas Order Information

The Christmas season is quickly approaching and to get a jump start, we want to make you aware of a few product cutoffs we will have to ensure your clients receive their products in time for the holidays.

All products will continue to be produced and shipped in normal service time throughout the holiday season. 

We have received information from our shipping carrier with their guaranteed ground shipping holiday cutoff times. Based on those dates, we have listed the following product due dates for ground Christmas delivery. These orders need to arrive at H&H by 9:00 am CST on the dates listed below for guaranteed GROUND shipping. If you submit orders for these products after the posted cutoff dates, you will need to request upgraded shipping (customer paid) through customer service to assure delivery for Christmas.

December 5, 2013 – Albums with printed leather, premium leather, embossed exotics, distressed leather, acrylic or metal covers, leather and fabric accessories

December 16, 2013 – Lenticular Prints

December 17, 2013 – Photographic cover, genuine leather cover, and economy albums, image block wraps and framed prints

December 18, 2013 – Banners and wall clings

If you are using our design/print/bind service for albums, the following dates apply for design approval:

November 21, 2013 – Design form and images must be submitted if your album will have Premium Leather, Printed Leather, Embossed Exotics, Distressed Leather, Acrylic or Metal album covers

December 3, 2013 – Design form and images must be submitted if your album will have a Photographic, Genuine Leather, or Economy cover

December 4, 2013 – Designs must be approved if your album will have Premium Leather, Printed Leather, Embossed Exotics, Distressed Leather, Acrylic or Metal album coversDecember 16, 2013 – Designs must be approved if your albums will have a Photographic, Genuine Leather, or Economy cover

Be sure to call customer service with any questions regarding this information.

H&H Holiday ScheduleHours

H&H will have the following hours in observance of the holidays:

Tuesday, December 24 – 8:30 – 3:00
Wednesday, December 25 – closed
Thursday, December 26 – closed
Friday, December 27 – closed
Tuesday, December 31 – 8:30 – 5:00
Wednesday, January 1 – closed

Event Template Change

Templates

As of December 1, 2013, all event templates that show “Year” will be printed with the year 2014.  This applies for orders placed through eZevent and eZsports.As always, if the template allows text mapping, you can use any year or field that you choose.  This update applies only to the templates that show “Year” and do not allow text mapping.

SpringProgram

H&H Spring Program

While we’ve been busy working on your fall orders, we’ve also been busy with many new products, programs and systems at H&H.

It’s time to plan for Spring School Photography, so here are the latest H&H Spring
Programs available!

New for 2014 – Our SageTweed design theme:

rich, clean, spring program intended to blend photography style, indoor and outdoor backgrounds & borders, and new products to freshen up your spring program. It is available for both green screen and non-green screen spring programs.

Some Product Examples:

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We also offer two other complete spring portrait programs in green screen and JPEG – Flowers and Chalkboard – each program has its own special look and feel.

H&H Spring Programs

For more detailed information about these programs, check out our website.

New H&H Online Camera StoreCameraStore

H&H is excited to announce that we will be offering direct access to photographic equipment and supplies via the H&H Website.  The H&H Online Camera Store is powered by Wolfe’s, and they will provide customer service related to the store.H&H has elected to partner with Wolfe’s to provide this service conveniently to our customers. Like H&H, Wolfe’s Camera is also a family held business and operates on the same value system that H&H has been built upon. They are an 89-year old independent family-owned company, stocking over 6,000 SKU’s.

You can access the H&H Online Camera Store anytime, day or night! Just go to the H&H Website Homepage and then click on the H&H Online Camera Store icon.

This is one more way for H&H to provide support to our customers and make your business operation better!  Enjoy shopping the quick and easy way via H&H Color Lab’s Online Camera Store!

H&H Sports Club 2014 – EARLY BIRD SPECIAL

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Last year we launched the H&H Sports Club and it was so successful that we are excited to offer it again for 2014!

The H&H Sports Club is designed to help you grow your sports business through networking, training and special offers that save you money. Learn more about our Sports Club and join our community of sports shooters – you can save up to $800 in a year!

You can start saving now with our Early Bird Special for 2014.

Sign up between now and December 31, and pay only $249 (regularly $299.) 

Take a sneak peak at some of the benefits we have planned for 2014:

  • FREE registration for H&H Sports Connections and Sports Boot Camps
  • Marketing Books $2.00 each for Generic or $3.00 for *Custom Marketing Books
  • 20% Off Sports Flyers printed at H&H (specific months)
  • Free 2×6 Product Display Banner
  • 104 Free Trader Business Cards
  • Product of the Year – our choice of product to be discounted all year long
  • hhimagehost fee of $35 per month waived for 2014
  • Vendor discounts
  • Monthly prize giveaways

To sign up, go to www.hhcolorlab.com/create/sports/sports_club

If you have any questions, be sure to give us a call at 1-800-821-1305. Ask for Emily (x121) or Terry (x187).

Web WebWednesdayWednesdays

We are taking a break from our web classes for the Christmas season, but know we will return in January 2014 with our informative web classes and some new changes too!

In the meantime, we have HOURS of videos on our website for you to view at any time.  If you need inspiration check out our inspire section. Software, products, workflow, sales and marketing videos are available 24/7 on our website- Check them out!

SaveTheDateSave The Date
2014 H&H School and Sports Events

 January 13, 2013

Imaging USA – H&H School and Sports Happy Hour: A social event designed for interacting with H&H and other school and sports photographers

January 23, 2014

SYNC Jumpstart Pre Convention Class Jason and Rebecca Weaver, Blair Phillips, and Scott and Adina Hayne speak on: School and Sports: Want to Grow Your Business and Make More Money?

January 24, 2014

SPAC Jeff Edwards Speaks on Reducing your Commission Expense and David Drum Speaks with the Young Guns

January 29, 2014,

SPI High Volume School and Sports Track Jeff Edwards presents: Do you have the Right Stuff: What it takes to be a successful school photographer

February 6, 2014

Pro Photo Network: Jeff Locklear will present The Power of Green Screen for Amazing Images

February/March 2014

School and Sports Connectionsa masters level workshop designed to escalate your school and sports business!

June 11-14, 2014

Schools 101a beginning level workshop designed for studios entering the school business

June 16-18, 2014

Schools 201a masters level workshop designed to escalate your school business!

July 22, 2014
Advanced Sports Training: a masters level class designed to escalate your sports business!

July 23-25, 2014

Sports Boot Camp: a beginning level workshop designed for studios entering the sports business

                Hittin’ the Road

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Here is a list of places we’ll be visiting in the coming months. Please come by and see us when we’re in your area! 

Imaging USA – January 12-14, 2014      

Phoenix Convention Center

Phoenix, AZ

Steve Kozak – Pre conference class January 9 and 10, 2014 – 9:00 – 5:00 – The Secrets to Success when Turning Pro

John Pittman – January 12, 2014 – 8:00 Am – 9:00 AM – From the Ballfield to the Bank – Big Money in Youth Sports

Bobby Carlsen – January 12, 2014 – 9:30 AM – 11:15 AM – The Psychology of a Great Portrait Sale

Kirk Voclain – January 12, 2014 – 6:45 PM – 8:00 PM – How to Become the Coolest Studio in Town

         

SPAC – January 23-25, 2014

South Pointe Hotel & Casino

Las Vegas, NV

Jeff Edwards – Effectively Reduce Your Commission Expense

David Drum – Young Guns Panel 

 

SYNC - January 24-27, 2014

Renaissance World Village Resort

St. Augustine Beach, FL

 

Jumpstart Pre Convention Class – Jason and Rebecca Brown Weaver,Scott and Adina HayneBlair Phillips – School & Sports January 23, 2014 – 9:00 – 4:00

Blair Phillips, Scott & Adina Haynes – Photo Safari January 24, 2014 – 9:00 – 5:00

Mike Ridinger January 26, 2014 – 10:30 AM – Noon

Iconik Studio January 27, 2014 – 9:00-10:15 AM

 

SPI – Senior Photographers International January 28 – 31, 2014

Renaissance Hotel

Orlando, FL

Jeff Edwards – Large Volume Schools 1/29/14 11:00 – 12:30TR Photography -High School Seniors   1/31/14 9:00 – 10:30

 

Photo Pro Network February 6-10, 2014

Marriott River

Covington, KY

Jeff Locklear Green Screen February 6, 2014 7:30 – 10:00 PM

Blair Phillips – February 7, 2014 – 8:30 PM – 11:00 PM

Iowa February 7 – 9, 2014

Airport Holiday Inn

Des Moines

Massachusetts – February 23

Blair Phillips

Maine – February 27 – March 3, 2014

Inn At Brunswick Station

Maine

Blair Phillips

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