February 21. 2011 08:38
I just found thi sinteresting little story from Advertising Age.
Sears Riles Shops With Demand: We Will Own Your Ad-Pitch Idea
Calling the Practice 'Unreasonable,' 4A's Prevails Upon Consultant SRI to Intervene
Who would turn down the opportunity to work on an iconic retail brand that spent nearly $500 million last year and ranked No. 22 among all U.S. megabrands in 2009? How about Omnicom Group's DDB Worldwide and TBWA Worldwide; Interpublic Group of Cos.' Deutsch; and Publicis Groupe's Leo Burnett Worldwide, all of which are snubbing Sears, Roebuck & Co.
The reason is simple: Sears is demanding that participants relinquish ownership of materials and ideas they present during the review -- even if they don't win the business. That demand is so unpalatable that agencies are opting out -- and Sears stands to lose out, unless an enterprising agency can convince it to waive the requirement specifically for them.
While such provisions have popped up over the years, the one attached to the Sears review stands out because of its scope. "I have not seen language this broad," said Tim Finneran, exec VP-agency management services at the 4A's. "From time to time clients will suggest that they want the rights to use ideas. But the wording in this case is so broad that it is outside the norm. Here is a client saying to agencies, 'It's all ours whether we hire you or not.'
Read the original story here: http://adage.com/agencynews/article?article_id=148998
February 16. 2011 14:56
Leaf Capture 11.4.5 Now Available
Please be informed that Leaf Capture Version 11.4.5 is now available.
Leaf Capture 11.4.5 features tethered and portable support for Leaf SensorFlex technology on Leaf Aptus-II 12, Leaf Aptus-II 12R and the Leaf Aptus-II 12 for AFi/HY6 digital backs.
The release of this key feature means that when shooting tethered or to CF memory cards, Aptus-II 12, Aptus-II 12R and Aptus-II 12 for AFi/HY6 users will now be able to choose their cropping dimensions from a range of standard pre-set formats before the shooting even begins. Leaf SensorFlex enables photographers to choose the dimensions, capture speeds, burst lengths and file sizes that are most suited to their work.
Leaf SensorFlex technology enables all Leaf Aptus-II 12 users a range of cropping sizes that includes:
• Full size - 80MP (10320 x 7752 pixels)
• 4:3 - 60MP (8952 x 6712 pixels)
• 14:9 - 60MP (9856 x 6088 pixels)
• 1:1 - 60MP (7752 x 7752 pixels)
The new version also enables support for the Aptus-II 12 for AFi/HY6 digital backs.
• Download Leaf Capture 11.4.5
• Download Le af Capture 11.4.5 Release Notes
February 15. 2011 11:11
Manfrotto presents the new line of Kata bags
February 15. 2011 10:32
Ryan from K5600 talks to us about the K5600 Joker Bug series of Daylight balanced HMI's
February 15. 2011 10:27
K5600 shows us the Multi bug adapter.
February 15. 2011 10:23
K5600 shows us the Mutli Bug adapter.
February 15. 2011 10:13
K5600 show us the Focal Spot adapter for the Joker Bugs series of lights
February 15. 2011 09:53
K5600 shows us their Cross over adapter which allows Profoto light modifiers to be used on the K5600 Jooker bug lights.
February 8. 2011 21:32
I just thought this might be fun to post.
Mathies who assisted with me years ago with another...... Notebale photographer...
has been Annies 1st for sometime now.
And just as when he and I worked together on a shoot of the contestants of 'The apprentice' Mathies makes it a point yet again to stealthfully avoid being seen on camera.
But if you look real hard you can see half of his face and the back of his head.
February 7. 2011 11:24
We rarely promote other ventures but this new publication is worth mentioning.
Lay Flat http://www.layflat.org
Lay Flat is an independent imprint that specializes in small-run and limited edition photography books!
'We work collaboratively with both emerging and established artists to create books that express a vision and exist as artful objects in themselves. In addition to artist books, we publish an annual magazine of contemporary photography and writing. Assembled by Lavalette along with an invited guest editor, each issue of the publication considers a new theme and format.'
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