Part of the fun of Throwback Thursday comes when you're hanging out with old friends, and you start going through their stash of old photographs!
A few days before PPE in New York a few weeks ago, Sheila and I flew in and headed down to Bob and Kathi Nunn's down near Tom's River, NJ. Bob and I have been friends since the late 80's when I joined Hasselblad. He was at Agfa, who had a huge presence in the industry back then. A few years later he joined Hasselblad as National Sales Manager.
Going back to his Agfa days, we were both involved in PMDA, the Photographic Manufacturers and Distributors Association. We were both on the Board, and he served as President of the association for a term as well.
Bob, like me, is a memory hoarder! LOL Although today successful in residential real estate on the Jersey shore, his office walls and shelves are loaded with wonderful reminders of his career in the photographic industry. He pulled out an album one night, and the memories and the stories flowed!
The year is 1990, and the event is the special event PMDA Dinner, which once a year took place at the United Nations in the delegate's dining room. Casper Weinberger was the guest speaker and surrounding him are the members of the PMDA Board at the time.
Like every Throwback Thursday post I share, the photograph brings back a lot of great memories.
A few years ago, PMDA joined forces with PMAI (Photo Marketing Association International) to form the Imaging Alliance. While the names of the two organizations may have changed, the dedication of the people involved is still focused on their passion and support of the photographic industry.
To further develop and advance the imaging industry through our collective efforts
and to attract and serve alliance partners.
Use your own Throwback images on your blog as a great marketing tool to remind your audience of the importance of capturing memories, and the need to update their family portraits. And, if you're not sharing old photographs on your blog, take the time to go through them today regardless, for your own benefit. There's very little that beats a walk down Memory Lane to remind you of the importance imaging plays in all of our lives!
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