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customer focus

Toronto. Successful companies in any industry make changes based on customer focus. That is, how do we change our products to solve pressing customer issues? Polaroid was one such company as shown in this April 2nd, 1971 spread on pages … Continue reading

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a tap in time

Toronto. The old Kodak excelled at deciding what problems affected their customers and how to solve them. Ads like this LIFE ad in the issue of September 25, 1970 addressed one problem and silently showed how two others were solved. … Continue reading

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Winterize your camera? How quaint!

Toronto. Smartphones have become the most common cameras today according to some social media outlets. Owners have no need to “winterize” or even repair their smartphones. Usually the battery wears out but long before that the current model becomes obsolete … Continue reading

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Charlie’s camera

Toronto. In the third quarter of the last century, toy cameras that took photos were popular. Some were used as marketing props – send a few dollars and some labels from the product and you received a camera advertising the … Continue reading

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Mick-A-Matic Toy Camera

Toronto. A few weeks ago John Linsky lent me two cameras and two books. The idea of making cameras for children began in the early days of the 20th century when Kodak introduced¬†¬†the Browne line in 1900, packed in boxes … Continue reading

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