PPA Affiliate Tips & Clips March 2014

March 2014

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Be More Inspired

Spring Nightmares
Oh boy… the title really says it all for this one.  Unfortunately, it appears Murphy's Law struck our guest-blogger, Mariah Ashley, in this shocking tale of a wedding shoot gone wrong. But it’s what she does next that might surprise you even more.

Results are in for the Southwest District Competition!
Results are in from the Southwest District Competition! In addition, image critiques for the Northcentral District are now online.

Entries for this year's International Photographic Competition will be accepted May 26 - June 26 and the judging will take place August 3-7 at Gwinnett Tech in Lawrenceville, GA.

Be More Charitable

PPA Charities
Get involved and sign up for PPA Charities' Celebration of Smiles day, coming up in April. You can change lives by hosting a promotion to benefit operation smile—and it could boost your business reputation too! The official day is April 5, but you can pick one that works better for your schedule. Read the details and sign up!

Note: A Celebration of Smiles ad is included through the link at the top of the page.

Be More In-the-know

PPA Business: Introducing Square One
It's time to get back to Square One! It's simple, with PPA's new benchmark tool, Square One. That's the name! And please, wear it out. We've created this fast and easy-to-use tool to help make that whole assessment and goal-setting thing a breeze. Check it out! You and your business will be on your way to profitability in no time.

Accucolor Extreme Deal
Get one 10x10, 15 side/30 page album and two 8x8, 15 side/30 page albums with the "Elite Collection" or "Leatherette" cover material for only $300! Plus save 50% off any album upgrade options. This PPA members-only offer ends March 31, 2014.

Capitol Hill Update from PPA's Government Affairs Team
There might be some exciting legislation on the way for photographers and copyright owners! PPA is back from Capitol Hill with another update on orphan works. If you aren't familiar with what they are, read up on the original posts to see what the fuss is about. Then see what was talked about last week!

Be More Visible

Faces of PPA Campaign
If you haven't submitted your Faces of PPA profile yet, now is the perfect time! Submissions are always open for this ongoing campaign that showcases the diversity within the PPA community. Get involved, have fun and show us who you are in your own creative way. That's all that matters! In the meantime, have a look at this handy Faces of PPA video and check out the gallery on Facebook.

PPA Branded Apparel
Have you been looking for more than a pin to show off your membership? Well check out our brand-new PPA branded apparel from Land's End! Browse the entire selection to find something for you. You can even customize where you want the logo!

Upcoming Live Workshops & Webinars

Be More Profitable: PPA Business Workshop March 29-30

Live Stream This Month's PPA Business Basics Workshop

Want to take that Business Basics workshop with Jeff Dachowski at the end of the month but can't make it out to Atlanta? No worries, we've got you covered! For the first time ever, PPA will offer a live streaming option for this workshop. Take a look at this video to see how Business Basics can help your business.

Register for Super 1 Day!
How about some live, in-person, peer-to-peer learning? You don't want to miss this! From May 5-19 more than 100 studios across the country (the globe, actually) will open their doors and offer Super 1 Day classes! There are classes on any topic you can imagine, from marketing to lighting to weddings and competitions. There's even a couple on horses! Read more to find a class near you.


There are several ways you can engage with your members:

  • In theLoop, PPA's exclusive online community.
  • Want a place to chat with other Affiliate Leaders? theLoop has a group for that!
  • Check out the Affiliate Leaders group.
  • Or why not become active and promote your affiliate in your State community?

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