Focus Newsletter – December 2011

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In This Issue

Winter Specials Social Media Class
Customer Service Schedule Christmas Orders
December Specials Web Wednesdays
School Calendar Holiday Gift Video
JumpStart Report Upcoming Conventions

WinterSpecialsWinter Specials!

For your planning, here is our eZsuite winter print special schedule. These are some of our tried and true customer favorites! This will be posted on our home page in January with details of our offers. But our specials will not be just limited to these products! Be sure to check our web site and emails for new product introductory offers and other seasonal and convention specials! Now is the time to update your studio samples.


2 for 1 Print Special

  • 8×12, 10×15, 11×14, 12×18, 14×21, 16×16, 16×20, 16×24, 20×20, 20×24, and 20×30 only
  • Can be from different images
  • Must be on same paper type
  • Luster, pearl, or authentic black and white
  • Order using eZsuite

Album Samples – 50% off Studio Samples

Image Blocks – Buy 1 get 1 free

Jewelry – 25% off all jewelry and sample kits

Calendars – 25% off all press printed calendars


Album Samples –50% off Studio Samples

16×16 and largerCanvas Gallery Wraps – 25% Discount (with our dynamic sizing, you are not tied down to specific print sizes for this special!)

16×16 and larger Pearl Gallery Wraps – 25% Discount (with our dynamic sizing, you are not tied down to specific print sizes for this special!)

Slim Wraps – 25% discount

Soft-Cover Yearbooks

Place your order between February 15 and April 15, or between June 15 and August 15, and receive an automatic 15% discount on quantities over 50! No coupon code needed!


2 for 1 Print Special

Metals 16×16 or larger – 25% discount

Metal Float Frames – 20% discount

Wallet Special

  • 48-1000 wallets of the same image
  • Standard luster paper .12 cents each
  • Econo luster paper .09 cents each
  • Standard pearl paper .15 cents each
  • Econo pearl paper .10 cents each

Designer Card Special – Buy one set of 24 cards and receive 24 cards free (March 1 – March 15)


2 for 1 print special

Wallet Special

Large Canvas Prints – 25% off

Image Blocks – 20% off

Jewelry – 25% off select pieces



Engage Your Customers for a Fraction of the Cost of Traditional Marketing!Social Media for photographers

social media seminar for photographersGeorgia McCabe, who many of you know from our Wednesday Webinars and her guest blog posts, is leading a 4-part social media bootcamp in January at PMA@CCES 2012 in Las Vegas. Save $200 on the full event experience when you register using the special code offered to Georgia’s fans and followers .

Master the advanced tools and techniques critical to success, allowing you to propel your career, promote your business and boost the bottom line. With millions on websites like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google+, social media sites are your greatest strategic asset to attract new customers and build brand awareness. You will learn how to best utilize and integrate the myriad social media platforms to engage customers directly at a fraction of the cost of traditional marketing!

Holiday Customer Service Schedulephoto lab customer service schedule

Because we know that our customers are working extended hours to meet client deadlines, our customer service representatives will be here to answer your questions on the phone from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm on Saturdays through December 17.

Remember we’re always here to support you each Monday through Thursday until 7:30 pm CST, and Friday until 5 pm CST.

The lab will also be closed on December 26th and January 2nd to celebrate the holidays with our families.

Gift idea Video for photographersHoliday Gift Idea Video

To help you get into the Holiday Spirit we have resurrected a fun video clip of Holiday Gift Ideas for your viewing enjoyment.

School photo calendarSchool Photographers Calendar

From us, to you….

We want to help make the lives of school photographers a little easier, so we’ve created an annual planning calendar specifically for school photographers. This timeline helps you be proactive – not reactive, in managing your school business!

Check it out and download the PDF on our resources page, under H&H Information/School Calendars. This is a great resource tool to hang by your desk….refer to it often to stay ahead of the game!

Christmas Orderphoto lab cutoff dates for holiday Reminder

We can tell you all are very busy by the amount of work pouring in recent weeks! So if you are running behind, we want to remind you that there are no cut off dates again this year for our standard work, with the exception of a few specialty products! Standard service times are in effect and will be met.

However, you do need to make sure you allow enough time for shipping to your studio.

To help out, we have added a “Need by Christmas” check box to our ordering software to help in this communication. Please check that you need the order for Christmas, so we can upgrade the shipping, if necessary, to assure your order arrives at your studio in time for the holidays.

Due to ground shipping on the following items, we have listed the due date to assure this product will arrive to you before Christmas. These orders need to arrive by 9:00 am on the dates listed below, or you need to request upgraded shipping:

December 2, 2011 – Albums with printed leather, premium, luxury fashion or metal covers

December 9, 2011 – Leather and fabric accessories and framed prints

December 13, 2011 – Image block wraps

December 14, 2011 – Photographic cover, genuine leather cover, and economy albums

December 15, 2011 – Banners and wall clings

Be sure to call customer service for any school and event orders that are needed by Christmas, as eZevent does not have a specific “Need by Christmas” check box.



JumpStart CaliforniaJumpStartSuccess

We just returned from California where we presented our Fall Jump Start School and Sports Program! A big thanks to sponsors Marathon, Neil Enterprises, Graphic Authority, Clear Bags and Viewfinder Masks for their continued support!

Speakers Frank Harrison, John Pittman, Jeff Edwards and Jim Seers shared their combined 100-plus years of experience on a multitude of sports and school topics. Everyone went home filled with great new ideas on marketing materials, cutting edge new products, sales presentation techniques and new ways to take on the “big boys” to get the contract!!

Be sure to watch for our upcoming H&H blog – we have interviewed several attendees who will share their experiences and insight on this exceptional program. And if you have not yet attended one of these popular jump start programs, we are already planning another one in the spring – watch for details!

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SpecialsDecember Specials!
December photo lab specials

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Web WebWednesdayWednesdays

calendarWe are takeing a break for the Christmas season, but know we will return with our informative web classes in January 2012.

Don’t forget our recorded classes that you can watch the any time you want. Software, product, workflow, and marketing training videos are available 24/7 on our website– Check them out!

Hittin’ The RoadConventions

See our new products and learn from our speakers at these upcoming conventions.


Imaging USA January 15 – 17

New Orleans, LA

Steve Kozak teaches “Secrets to Success When Turning Pro” 9 am-5 pm on January 12-13

John Pittman presents “10 Commandments for Capturing Cash in Youth Sports” January 15, 6:00-7:30 pm

John and Cheryl Ridgeway present “The Baby Whisperers Secrets Revealed” January 17, 7:30-9:30 am

Blair Phillips presents “Become the Coolest Kid in School” January 17, 5:00-6:30 pm

SPAC January 27-28

Riviera Hotel

Las Vegas, NV


SYNC January 27 – 30

Tradewinds Hotel

St. Pete Beach

Kevin Hudson teaches January 27, 9:00am-11:30 pm

David Mullinex teaches January 27, 3:30-6:00 pm

Scott and Adina Hayne teach January 27, 3:30-6:00 pm

Kirk Voclain teaches January 27, 3:30-6:00 pm

Kent and Sarah Smith speak January 28, 9:00 am

Blair Phillips speaks January 30, 1:30 pm

Kirk Voclain speaks January 30, 4:00 pm



Photo Pro Network February 2 – 5

Marriott River

Covington, KY

Jim Seers and John Pittman present a pre-conference Sports Boot Camp on February 2.

Kirk Voclain speaks on February 3.

Jason and Rebecca Weaver speak on February 3.

Iowa February 3-7

Des Moines

Kevin Hudson presents “No More Ordinary” on 2/5 from 9 – noon.

S. Carolina February 3 – 7

Embassy Suites

Columbia, SC

Bobby Carlsen will be speaking


Virginia February 12


Blair Phillips presents “You Can’t Be Heard if You’re Not Making any Noise” on 2/28 at 9 am


PSPA and SPAA 2012 February 18-19

The Renaissance

Las Vegas

WPPI February 16-23

MGM Grand

Las Vegas, NV

Kirk Voclain, Blair Phillips, Tim Meyer, and Scott and Adina Hayne will be speaking

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