CCS Celebrates 40 Years in Business!

Candid Color Systems has been in business for 40 years and we would like you to join the celebration! Open a CCS account online and attend our FREE Summer Workshops in Oklahoma City, July 15 – 17th and celebrate 40 years in business.

Take a glimpse back in time with us, see how far we have come and learn innovative ways to grow your business.  You will have the opportunity to network with other CCS customers and staff; and yes some have been around for 40 years.

We will provide hands-on software and photography training and as always attendance is FREE to CCS Customers!  Need additional training, sign up for one-on-one training both Monday and Tuesday, before the meetings begin each day and after they end.

Our philosophy is the same as it was 40 years ago!

“Our customers are our partners and friends.   We exist solely because of our customers and we are only successful when they are successful.  Candid Color’s goal is the same as its customers’ – to grow their business profitably”. 

We are thankful to all our customers and to show our appreciation Jack and Alison Counts invite you to their home Monday night July 16th for dinner and drinks to celebrate!

CCS Customers that register and attend the CCS summer workshops will receive a lab credit; the sooner you register, the more credit you receive! A maximum of $500 credit (to be used on our new Quicpics website) per attending CCS account is available. The credit must be used by September 15th, 2012.

Sign up for the CCS summer workshops by 6pm CST on Friday, June 22nd to be eligible for $500 credit.

  • Sign up by 6pm CST on Friday, June 29th to be eligible for $400 credit.
  • Sign up by 6pm CST on Friday, July  6th to be eligible for $300 credit.
  • Sign up by 6pm CST on Friday, July 13th to be eligible for $200 credit.

* A representative is defined as a CCS customer or an employee of a CCS customer.

 Open your CCS account online today!

 

 

 

CCS Workshops Scheduled for July!

We’re just about 32 days away from the start of the Candid Color Systems Summer Workshops and we’re hoping you’ve already made your arrangements.  If not, there is still time to register so you can take advantage of three days of learning and discovery at our Oklahoma City headquarters.

Are you looking for proven ways to expand your special events photo business? Searching for a better system to maximize your online sales in all photo markets?   Interested in investigating the endless possibilities of Green Screen technology—both for individuals and groups? Have you ever considered using an email campaign to increase event sales and maintain close contact with your customers?

Well, Candid Color Systems has all the answers to these and many others questions that challenge photographers on a daily basis. This July CCS will be hosting a 3-day Summer Workshop for our customers and this year our workshop begins on Sunday, July 15th and runs through Tuesday, July 17th.

This 3-day program features hands-on photography and software training; live presentations on many topics and subjects; and, the best part: a chance to mingle and socialize with other professional photographers that share your love of photography and are looking for ways to improve workflow and increase revenue streams.  In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in lab tours gaining a better understanding of how we do, what we do.

We’ve also just added a guest speaker, Jeff Fromm, who presented at our winter seminar in Las Vegas last January.  Jeff leads the Barkley Agency business development team in Kansas City, working to promote thought leadership from all of the professionals in the agency.  Jeff has more than 25 years of hands-on experience working on major brands including SONIC, Hallmark Cards, Sears, Build-A-Bear Workshop, KCMasterpiece Brand BBQ Sauce and Payless Shoesource. Prior to joining Barkley, he had his own consulting firm which he sold in 2008. He has a marketing degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and was an exchange student at the London School of Economics. In early 2011, Mr. Fromm spearheaded the development of “American Millennials: Deciphering the Enigma Generation,” a report from Barkley based on research conducted as part of a joint partnership with Service Management Group, The Boston Consulting Group and Barkley. He also established the Share.Like.Buy. Marketing + Millennials conference. The first of which was held September 22-23, 2011 in San Francisco, California.

Mr. Fromm speaks regularly on the topic of Marketing to Millennials to organizations such as the Association of National Advertisers as well as private firms and groups.

The real value in these meetings is that we can practically guarantee that you will learn a new marketing or sales tactic that will pay for the cost of traveling to Oklahoma City, where we are based.  In January, at our Winter Seminar in Las Vegas, one of our customers discovered a marketing tip that he executed upon his return home and within one week had taken in an additional $2500 in online sales using this technique!

Attendance is FREE and we provide lunch and dinner on Monday and lunch on Tuesday. What a deal!!  The meetings and presentations are planned with the professional photographer in mind.  We encourage you to attend and to bring key employees with you so that everyone in your organization gets the full story.

The meetings begin on Sunday afternoon with optional software and photography training.  Monday and Tuesday sessions run all day with various presentations and live photography shoots.  The Workshops are only open to existing customers of CCS.  If you are not currently a CCS customer and would like to participate in this 3-day photographic immersion, go to: http://www.candid.com/get_started/open_account.aspx and sign up for an account today.  An agenda of all three days will be published shortly.

Remember, July is the time of year when business is a bit slower, and provides an opportunity to plan, experiment and learn. It is also the best time of year for our staff to train and assist you. If you want to take advantage of our training and mentoring free of charge, please call or email one of our Customer Development Representatives below:

Brian Speers: brians@candid.com; 405-951-7251(direct phone)

Darwin Drake: darwind@candid.com; 405- 951-7306 (direct phone)

Sara Wilson: sara.wilson@candid.com; 405-951-7134 (direct phone)

Bo Krogstad: bo.krogstad@candid.com; 405-951-7474 (direct phone)

Don’t miss out on this golden opportunity to reap more profit dollars from Fall events and to book more of them. We value your business and friendship, and sincerely appreciate you carving out the time from your busy schedule to learn and grow with us.

We look forward to seeing you in OKC in July.

CCS Summer Workshops Scheduled for July

Are you looking for proven ways to expand your special events photo business? Searching for a better system to maximize your online sales in all photo markets?   Interested in investigating the endless possibilities of Green Screen technology—both for individuals and groups? Have you ever considered using an email campaign to increase event sales and maintain close contact with your customers?

Well, Candid Color Systems has all the answers to these and many others questions that challenge photographers on a daily basis. Each July CCS hosts a 3-day Summer Workshop for our customers and this year our workshop begins on Sunday, July 15th and runs through Tuesday, July 17th.

This 3-day program features hands-on photography and software training; live presentations on many topics and subjects; and, the best part: a chance to mingle and socialize with other professional photographers that share your love of photography looking for ways to improve workflow and increase revenue streams.  In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in lab tours gaining a better understanding of how we do, what we do.

The real value in these meetings is that we can practically guarantee that you will learn a new marketing or sales tactic that will pay for the cost of traveling to Oklahoma City, where we are based.  In January, at our Winter Seminar in Las Vegas, one of our customers discovered a marketing tip that he executed upon his return home, and within one week had taken in an additional $2500 in online sales using this technique!

Attendance is FREE and we provide lunch and breakfast on Monday and Tuesday. What a deal!!  The meetings and presentations are planned with the professional photographer in mind.  We encourage you to attend and to bring key employees with you so that everyone in your organization gets the full details.

The meetings begin on Sunday afternoon with optional software and photography training.  Monday and Tuesday sessions run all day with various presentations and live photography shoots.  The Workshops are only open to existing customers of CCS.  If you are not currently a CCS customer and would like to participate in this 3-day photographic immersion, go to http://www.candid.com/get_started/open_account.aspx and sign up for an account today.  An agenda of all three days will be published shortly.

We look forward to seeing you in OKC in July!

New Products Announced at the CCS Summer Workshops

Candid Color recently held the 2011 Summer Workshops and we are proud to say that it was a huge success! We were thrilled with the turn out and even more excited about the new products and updates that were announced. If you were unable to attend, here’s what you missed!  

New products/updates announced at the Summer Workshops

  • NEW Email Campaign- our newly redesigned email campaign will be available exclusively to CCS customers by August 5th.  It has a clean, updated look and is specialized for Sports, Grads, Schools and Races.   

                                          

  • NEW Retail Website- our new site has a completely new look and is currently available for all CCS customers.   

 

  • Splatter Sports Line- this new sports line will soon be available for CCS customers. The Splatter Line is non-sports specific and allows the photographer to select two custom accent colors.

  •  Acrylic Mounts and Acrylic Displays‑ these brand new products that are sure to give you a competitive advantage over your competition.

  • Spotlight Memory Mate‑ this is a modern twist on the traditional Memory Mate!  

 

  • Multi-Image Level TwoTM Productsthe perfect addition to our ever-popular Level TwoTM product mix.

 

  • 10×30 Pano Collage – choose from four designs and anywhere from 4-15 image nodes.  

 

To learn more about each new product listed above or to become a customer, please contact Customer Development at 1-800-336-4550.  

Experience OKC During The Summer Workshops

 

Our Summer Workshops are two weeks away! For those of you who will be joining us, plan your evenings to experience some of the reasons why we love Oklahoma City!

Things to do and see:

Brick Town

OKC’s premier dining and entertainment district and riverwalk, www.bricktownokc.com

OKC Redhawks minor league baseball

July 24-25, 7:05 pm games, website

Oklahoma River Cruises

Cruises of the Oklahoma River featuring themed and hors d’oeuvres cruises

www.okrivercruises.com

Oklahoma City Museum of Art

See the exhibit of art from the New Deal era and enjoy Dinner and a Movie (July 24th only), www.okcmoa.com

National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum

See The Bowie Knife: Icon of American Character,  www.nationalcowboymuseum.org

Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum

Remembering the Oklahoma City Bombing, www.oklahomacitynationalmemorial.org

Oklahoma History Center

Check out The Uncanny Adventures of Okie Cartoonists exhibit featuring the original artist of Dick Tracy, www.okhistorycenter.org

 

Oklahoma City Zoo

Visit our brand new elephant habitat and the Oklahoma Trails featuring bison and black bears, www.okczoo.com

A few great places to eat:

Cattlemen’s Steakhouse

Historic steakhouse, www.cattlemensrestaurant.com

Mickey Mantle’s Steakhouse

Steak and American fare, mickeymantlesteakhouse.com

The Wedge Pizzeria

Handcrafted pizzas, www.thewedgeokc.com

Spaghetti Warehouse Italian Grill

Pasta and Italian favorites, www.meatballs.com

The Deep Fork Grill

Steak and seafood, www.deepforkgrill.com

Nonna’s Euro-American Ristorante and Bar

Fine Italian and Euro-mix dishes, www.nonnas.com 

Republic Gastropub

Upscale dining and pub, www.republicgastropub.com

Musashi’s

Japanese and sushi, www.musashis.com

All of these attractions are within minutes of the Candid Color Systems headquarters.

For more info our great city, check out www.visitokc.com, www.wimgo.com, and www.travelok.com

CCS’s Summer Workshops will be held at our headquarters in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on July 24-26, 2011. If you haven’t signed up for this FREE workshop, now is the time! Call 800-336-4550. Hotel accommodations at a discounted rate can be found at www.cambriasuitesoklahomacity.com or by calling (405) 688-3300.

Join the Summer Fun!

 

Beyond training and presentations, attendance and participation at the 2011 CCS Workshops offers other benefits. The most important, of course, are the networking opportunities with other CCS customers and CCS staff. This is also a perfect opportunity to meet with your support representative and take a tour of our production facilities!

So, why should YOU attend the CCS Summer Workshops?  Here are a few reasons why your trip to Oklahoma City will benefit you.

  • It will help you make more money on existing events
  • It will help you book more events
  • It will help you do a better job for your customers
  • It will reduce your stress.

Now, you’re probably thinking, how will the CCS Summer Workshops accomplish all of this? Here’s how; when you attend:

  • You will learn details that make the difference between a loss or break even and high profits.
  • You will learn subtle marketing ideas that enhance profit.
  • You will learn booking tactics that enable you to book more profitable events.
  • You will learn how to obtain cooperation with contacts that can make the difference between low sales and high sales.
  • You will learn scheduling techniques that will minimize stress for you and your staff.
  • You will be able to network with other CCS customers and CCS staff.

The CCS Summer Workshops allow you to learn from others quickly and to compare the ideas of different customers. You can ask questions about details you don’t understand. You can present challenges and ask for suggestions. This FREE workshop can be worth thousands of dollars and can save you years of frustration and making mistakes. Don’t miss out, become a customer today!

Become a customer or contact one of our Customer Development Specialists today at (800)336-4550!

Hotel Information - Hotel Deadline is July 10th!

 
 
 
 

 

 

Agenda

Summer Workshops are Just Around the Corner!


The Summer Workshops are just around the corner! Please plan on joining us in Oklahoma City on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday: July 24th, 25th, and 26th.  The FREE workshops will take place at the CCS Campus to take full advantage of our training and presentation facilities.  As always, there is no fee to attend for CCS Customers. Beyond training and presentations, attendance and participation at the 2011 CCS Workshops offers other benefits; the most important is networking with other CCS customers and staff.  This is also a perfect opportunity to take a tour of our production facilities. Don’t just take our word for it; see what our customers have to say!

“I thoroughly enjoy attending the CCS workshops because I always learn something new every time and they provide me with great networking opportunities. Even though I may not be the biggest customer, CCS never makes me feel that way. They are always eager to provide help!”

Kathleen Leininger
Kathleen Leininger Photography

“I enjoy going to the CCS seminars and workshops to get the latest updates on the lab and its products.  In addition the breakout sessions are an awesome way to continually learn about what is new and exciting out there in the market place.  What might work for someone in the NE might work for me in the SE or what’s NOT working elsewhere may not work in Florida.  The CCS staff has always been 100% helpful and friendly whenever I have needed anything.  Never has there been a complaint about helping the photographers out in the field.  So with that said THANK YOU TO CCS and all the staff for all your hard work and efforts.”

Matt Nassif
Joe Photo Tampa

 

Hotel Information - Hotel Deadline is July 10th!
Agenda

Become a customer today to attend FREE!

Benefits of Attending the Summer Workshops

Beyond training and presentations, attendance and participation at the 2011 CCS Workshops offers other benefits. The most important, of course, are the networking opportunities with other CCS customers and CCS staff. This is also a perfect opportunity to meet with your support representative and take a tour of our production facilities!

So, why should YOU attend the CCS Summer Workshops?  Here are a few reasons why your trip to Oklahoma City will benefit you.

  • It will help you make more money on existing events
  • It will help you book more events
  • It will help you do a better job for your customers
  • It will reduce your stress.

Now, you’re probably thinking, how will the CCS Summer Workshops accomplish all of this? Here’s how; when you attend:

  • You will learn details that make the difference between a loss or break even and high profits.
  • You will learn subtle marketing ideas that enhance profit.
  • You will learn booking tactics that enable you to book more profitable events.
  • You will learn how to obtain cooperation with contacts that can make the difference between low sales and high sales.
  • You will learn scheduling techniques that will minimize stress for you and your staff.
  • You will be able to network with other CCS customers and CCS staff.

The CCS Summer Workshops allow you to learn from others quickly and to compare the ideas of different customers. You can ask questions about details you don’t understand. You can present challenges and ask for suggestions. This FREE workshop can be worth thousands of dollars and can save you years of frustration and making mistakes. Don’t miss out, become a customer today!

Become a customer or contact one of our Customer Development Specialists today at (800)336-4550! 

    

FREE Photography Business Training For CCS Customers July 26th – 28th

 

It’s that time of year again! CCS is hosting our annual 2009 Summer Workshops July 26th , 27th and 28th.  These meeting consist of 2 and half days of training, networking and presentations designed to help you grow your photography business. And the best part is that the meetings are FREE to CCS customers. By opening a CCS account you have access to all of our information and experienced staff. The information learned at these sessions is often invaluable to attendees. Each year we are thrilled to see customers implement elements they learned during their time at the summer workshops. We have heavy focus on green screen and sports this summer. If you don’t shoot green screen or sports I encourage you to still attend. Some of the best ideas come from inspiration gained from other markets and businesses. The networking with other CCS customers and staff can be priceless. Whether you attend all or a portion of the workshops we hope that you will take advantage of this unique opportunity. We are really looking forward to sharing our HOT information (and weather)! See you soon!

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What To Expect

 

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View a sample session from last year’s event! 

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