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Every three years, PPA Councilors are elected...and your chance to vote is coming soon!

Councilors play an essential and integral role for Professional Photographers of America (PPA). They represent PPA at state meetings and conventions, encourage participation and membership in PPA, and act as the liaison between their state members and PPA. Without an enthusiastic Council, PPA would not be able to accomplish important tasks. In fact, our future as an organization is dependent on effective Council leadership.

On Friday, May 15, *voting members will receive e-mail with an election ballot link. You will have until June 15, 2009 to vote; however, we encourage you to vote as soon as possible.

If you would prefer a paper ballot, you must e-mail elections@ppa.com by Thursday, May 14.

For additional details on PPA Council, click here.

*All Professional Active, Retired, and Life Members in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Canadian Provinces of British Columbia and Ontario are eligible to vote, as defined in PPA's Bylaws and Procedures.

We have received reports that PPA members are being contacted by sales representatives from MatchMaker Marketing, a UK-based Search Engine Optimization (SEO) firm, promising to place studio Web sites on the first page of Google searches. MatchMaker Marketing is attempting to close sales by indicating that they are affiliated with PPA or are extending this service as a PPA member benefit.

Please know that PPA has not arranged a member benefit with this or any other firm offering SEO services. We believe that this firm has obtained photographer contact information via the Find-A-Photographer search engine, and we are currently taking action against them.

For your information, we have listed the phone numbers from which MatchMaker Marketing has called members. Please note that they may also use other numbers:

  • 016 123 91001
  • 016 123 91010
  • 718 374 6942

If you receive a phone call from MatchMaker Marketing (or anyone trying to sell you SEO services claiming they are affiliated with PPA), we encourage you to document any details about the caller; promptly end the conversation; and report the call to PPA by contacting us at csc@ppa.com or 800-786-6277.


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