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A Creative Operations Exchange Series Event

COEx | Photo Studio Ops

March 3-4, 2020
AMA Conference Center | New York, NY

Hyper focus on In-House Studio Ops

IEN’s COEx Photo Studio Ops is the only event totally focused on photo studio operations at in-house agencies.

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Find answers to your challenges

You’ll gain not only key insights to boost the output of your studio, but also experience invaluable networking time with other brands sharing your pain points.

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Get insights from a variety of peers

Our amazing speaking faculty presents views from a variety of brands and industries to give you new ideas and take-aways you can use immediately.

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Key topics will include

  • Managing pre-production including sample management and tracking, developing and updating style guides, and the importance of PIM
  • Keeping pace with increases in volume and the cyclical variability—the pros and cons of in-house, outsourced, and how to get the best of both
  • Studio organization including physical workflows and design—find out how others are retooling both for greater efficiency and increased throughput
  • Sourcing freelance talent, managing a large pool of freelancers, the legal and financial tools to help you along the way. Plus, how to keep your FTE engaged, working cross-functionally, and promoting from within your ranks.
  • Internal ROIs, data and reporting, and the financial justification for your studio—hear from others about what they’re measuring, the process and methodology they’re employing to do so, and how it’s benefiting their studios
  • Wrangling post-production to save time and money—asset retention, distribution, and even re-purposing, along with retouching, image editing, and the how and when of working with external partners
  • Your studio’s leading edge—GIFs, stop-motion photography, product video, and producing content for the fuzzy line between product and editorial content

Brands That Have Attended

Special invite to a Photo Studio Tour

Attendees of this event are invited to a studio tour and cocktail party hosted by our sponsor Industrial Color.

Thoughts From Our Last Photo Studio Ops Event

“Great mix of ‘hard’ info and the human element. High diversity of panelists.”

Mark T. with Sperry

“I really enjoyed learning processes of multiple brands and how we all share in some challenges. The similarities and differences across each brand was truly enjoyable to hear about. Great networking. Combining photographer’s opinions with client views is eye opening for both sides as well.”

Sara M. with Quad

“Great info. Great connections. I am leaving with a new way of presenting ROI to my finance team.”

Doug W. with Vera Bradley

“Great group of people, awesome topics, great venue. You guys nailed it! So appreciative for bringing our industry together to try and help each other out!”

Aldana O. with Industrial Color

“Essential, relevant and the only conference/networking event that is focused on this large industry. Content is on point. Variety of brands from all over. Last year I attended and it was beyond exciting.”

Lindsey D. with Lulu Artist Collective

“A great opportunity to share ideas with my peers in a comfortable, safe environment.”

James T. with Ralph Lauren


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