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Visual Connections Chicago 2016: Lots New to Look Forward to!

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Visual Connections returns to Chicago on Thursday, May 5th to stage another discovery, networking and education event exclusively for image/footage/art buyers and researchers. The venue will again be the beautiful and conveniently located Ivy Room at Tree Studios.

This is a unique opportunity for creative directors, designers, editors, publishers and producers to find creative inspiration and new providers of visual media; to pick up tips about legal issues, trends and new resources; and network with peers from leading creative and editorial companies.

“Visual Connections brings picture professionals together better than any other regular event I know of.” – Doug Brooks, Image Research Team

Over half the exhibitors are new to Visual Connections Chicago, representing the full gamut of stock and commissioned photography, illustration and motion, including artist reps Emissary, Illustration USA, Jodie Zeitler, RAD and Wave Represents; 360° panoramas specialist 360Cities; movie archive British Film Institute; and video discovery & licensing platform Catch&Release.

Visual Connections is delighted to be working with Workbook, the leading marketing resource for commercial photographers and illustrators, as the event’s Principal Sponsor.

“Workbook is proud to sponsor Visual Connections in the hope that we can further cultivate the relationships that result in stunning visual campaigns,” says Bill Daniels, Owner of Workbook.

“This new relationship is a key part of Visual Connections’ strategy to become the meeting place for all visual creatives, from stock users on a budget to high end producers,” says Deborah Free, Co-President of Visual Connections.

Three sessions are programmed for the day: the Keynote Q&A session in the morning will focus on social media as a marketing platform and talent source, with copyright attorney Bill McGrath and other industry experts on the panel. The first afternoon session will cover combined stills & motion production, with presentations by leading image makers Laurie Rubin and Jonathan Chapman; the second will examine platforms for searching and licensing stock imagery.

The day will conclude with a Cinco de Mayo-themed Happy Hour in the courtyard garden from 5–7pm, sponsored by Workbook.

Full details may be found at visualconnections.com/chicago

Visual Connections Chicago: kicking it up a notch in 2016!

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Visual Connections returns to Chicago on Thursday, May 5th to stage another networking and education event for image/footage/art buyers and researchers. The venue will again be the beautiful and conveniently located Ivy Room at Tree Studios.

Following their involvement in the New York expo in October, Workbook will again be Principal Sponsor for the Chicago Expo. As the leading resource for finding commercial photographers and illustrators, Workbook will bring artist reps, production companies and their clients to the table, alongside suppliers and buyers of stock visual media.

“Workbook is proud to sponsor Visual Connections in the hope that we can further cultivate the relationships that result in stunning visual campaigns,” says Bill Daniels, Owner of Workbook.

Creative directors, designers, editors, publishers and producers will all be seeking creative inspiration and new sources of visual media. The popular sessions program, where attendees get to question industry experts, including a copyright attorney, provides an additional justification for being out of the office, plus the network opportunity is unrivalled.

“Visual Connections brings picture professionals together better than any other regular event I know of.” – Doug Brooks, Image Research Team

Attending our last event (in 2014) were many of the major advertising and publishing companies based in Chicago, including: BBDO, DDB, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Feldman & Associates, Hallmark Cards, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Leo Burnett, Lipman Hearne, McGraw-Hill, National Geographic Learning, Ogilvy & Mather, Pearson, and many more.

“Nothing beats the face to face contact, not even speedy digital communication.”
– Heather Johnson, Curt Teich Postcard Archives (2014 exhibitor)

To add a little spice to the day, there will be a Mexican Cinco de Mayo theme to the catering at the event and post-event party in the courtyard.

Visual Connections NY – Last Chance to Participate

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It’s not too late to take part in what we are seeing as a pivotal year for Visual Connections. With the support of Workbook as Principle Sponsorship and the addition of artist reps and production houses to the expo we are expecting a record turnout.

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Workbook is the leading marketing resource in print and online for commercial photographers and illustrators. For nearly four decades, Workbook has helped top artists connect with the creatives who hire them while providing expertise to the industry at large (www.workbook.com).

If you are looking to maintain or better establish your presence, we encourage you to exhibit at our NY expo. We have a few remaining tables and prices are all inclusive. To see list of space options go to http://www.visualconnections.com/NY2015/exhibit.php

Check out who will be exhibiting – http://www.visualconnections.com/events/exhibitors.php?c=NY2015

If can’t make our October 28th event we have a variety of affordable ways to get your company in front of literally hundreds of image buyers.

  • Include your company in the show directory, as a listing or an advert. This is handed out and mailed to over 1000 image buyers. Deadline September 18th
  • Include promotional material in our registration bags handed out to all image buyers attending.  Deadline: October 16th
  • Advertise on large-format screens at the show. A Large monitor is set up and replays your images throughout the entire day.  Deadline: October 9th
  • Sponsor something at the event and include signage and a handout!

To find out more details on marketing options available go to:

http://www.visualconnections.com/NY2015/marketing.php

 Visual Connections events are all about connecting providers of imagery (stills, footage or assignement) with the buyers. We have a great program lined up providing educational sessions, free food, beer and wine, great prizes and a stellar list of companies exhibiting. Our audience covers the full spectrum of image buyers, from art directors and production buyers at ad agencies to editors at newspapers, magazines and multinational publishing firms; for most attendees at our events, their main reason for attending is to seek out new suppliers, especially of niche content.
Deadline to be included in printed directory is Friday September 18th. So don’t wait!
Best regards,

Deborah Free, President

Visual Connections LLC
9965 Leroy Pavilion Road
Pavilion, New York 14525
p 585 768 7880   f 585 768 2941
www.visualconnections.com

 

Get the most from Visual Connections New York 2015

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With the CEPIC Congress behind us, attention now turns to the DMLA (PACA) Annual Conference (October 25-27) and Visual Connections New York (October 28).

Booking early for Visual Connections New York 2015 gives agencies maximum bang for their buck, with more choice of exhibit spaces (25% are taken already) and greater marketing exposure in the run-up to the event.

To accommodate anticipated growth in attendance, Visual Connections is moving to a new venue at the Metropolitan Pavilion. Notably the space for sessions, which are a huge draw for image and footage buyers, will be much larger.

As the biggest marketing event devoted to commercial licensing of visual media anywhere in the world, Visual Connections New York is an opportunity to connect with hundreds of buyers of creative and editorial stock photography, footage, illustration and other media. In an age of online business, this trade show continues to fulfill a need, frequently expressed by both buyers and sellers, for personal contact. It is the most effective way to build and cement long-term business relationships.

The day-long event draws in buyers with a mix of education, discovery, networking, complimentary food and beverages, a fabulous prize drawing, and a great buzz (helped in part by free beer and wine).

Satisfaction levels have always been high: 88% of last year’s exhibitors said the show met their expectations and 12% said it exceeded them.

Fully-inclusive exhibitor packages start at just $1,300 (before discounts), and there’s a range of advertising and promotion options to suit all budgets.

Full details about the event are available at: visualconnections.com/NY2015/

Visual Connections to stage its first Boston Visual Media Expo

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Visual Connections, best known for its annual expo in New York, has added Boston to its schedule with a marketing event for stock image/footage agencies on Thursday, March 26th at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School. The event will follow a similar format to previous popular and successful events in Chicago and Toronto.

Many stock agencies have major clients in Boston and Cambridge, so this was a natural choice of location. Invitations to attend will be go out to buyers at companies such as Arnold Worldwide, BDDO, Bose, Boston Globe, Candlewick Press, Cengage Learning, Digitas LBi, Hill Holiday, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, McDougall & Duval Advertising, Mechanica, MIT Press, MMB, Mullen, Partners + Simons, Pearson, SapientNitro, Storey Publishing, Tank Design, WGBH-TV.

Visual Connections is partnering with ASPP to build an engaging education program for the day and help publicize the event to buyers.

With over half of the available space already sold, Visual Connections is urging potential exhibitors to book promptly to secure a place. Pricing starts at just $704 (if booking before January 31), with a range of cost-effective advertising and promotion options available to non-exhibitors.

Full details may be found at visualconnections.com/boston

PACA 2014 Conference Registration is Open

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We excited to announce that registration is now open for the 19th Annual PACA Conference! We’re returning to New York City, one of the United States’ most vibrant, artistic, and populous cities. The City That Never Sleeps is the perfect setting for PACA, the Digital Media Licensing Association, in our continued efforts to bring innovation, inspiration, and information to our industry. Mark your calendar for October 19-21, 2014.

We’re making your trip to NY a cost-effective one by having two great events together! We will be teaming up once again with Visual Connections to bring you a 4-day event with the opportunity to network with both industry partners and clients. We’ll kick things off with a PACA Reception the evening of Day 1, the PACA Conference on Days 2 and 3, and Visual Connections on Day 4.

PACA is known for its excellent educational program, and we are already lining up exceptional speakers and panelists for this year’s event. The meeting will take place at the Altman Building, a historic landmark and private event venue in the heart of Chelsea.

Register early here to get the best discounts!

Keep checking http://www.pacaoffice.org/conference.shtml for the latest program information.

For more information contact Cathy Aron, PACA Executive Director, at execdirector@pacaoffice.org

We’re looking forward to seeing you in October!

Visual Connections New York 2014 Open for Booking

 

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Booking opened on June 10 to prospective exhibitors at Visual Connections New York Image Expo 2014, which will take place on Wednesday, October 22nd.

As the largest marketing event devoted to commercial licensing of visual media anywhere in the world, Visual Connections New York is an opportunity to connect with hundreds of buyers of creative and editorial stock photography, illustration, footage, and other media. In an age of online business, this trade show continues to fulfill a need, frequently expressed by both buyers and sellers, for personal contact.

The event draws in buyers by offering a mix of education, discovery, networking, complimentary food and beverages, a fabulous prize drawing, and a great buzz (helped in part by the free beer and wine).

Visual Connections has once more partnered with PACA (the Digital Media Licensing Association) to deliver a combined industry conference and trade fair over four days, from Sunday October 19, at the Altman Building in Chelsea, Manhattan.

Fully-inclusive exhibitor packages start at just $1,300 (before discounts). Early booking is recommended for maximum pre-event marketing exposure and greatest choice of exhibit spaces.

Full details of the event can be found here.

For further information, please contact:

Deborah Free, President, Visual Connections LLC
+1 585 768-7880 / deborah@visualconnections.com / www.visualconnections.com

Visual Connections Visual Media Expo returns to Chicago

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Visual Connections is heading back to Chicago on Thursday, April 24th to stage another networking and education event for image/footage buyers and researchers. The venue this time is the beautiful and conveniently located Ivy Room.

This is a unique opportunity to connect with existing clients and win new business from image/footage buyers in the Chicago area, home to the second largest concentration of buyers outside New York. Attending our last event (in 2012) were many of the major advertising and publishing companies based there, including: DDB, Encyclopaedia Britannica, ESW Partners, Feldman & Associates, Hallmark Cards, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Leo Burnett, McGraw-Hill, National Geographic Learning, Ogilvy & Mather, Pearson, and many more.

We are excited to be partnering with ASPP to build an engaging education program for the day and help us publicize the event to buyers.

With half of the available space already sold, Visual Connections is urging potential exhibitors to book promptly to secure a place. Pricing starts at just $990 (if booking before February 21), with a range of cost-effective advertising and promotion options available to non-exhibitors.

Full details may be found at visualconnections.com/chicago