IRVINE, Calif.–(Businesswire)–Two ways to get Oprah Winfrey’s attention and be recognized as one of her “Favorite Things.”
1) Write a press release;
2) Have an emotional story that shares an innovative and affordable way to digitally preserve generations of photo snapshots
During a recent European trip, destiny greeted Mitch Goldstone and Carl Berman as they dined on the Greek Island of Mykonos. At the next table was Bernard LaChance, a charismatic Canadian singer who shared his story about creativity attracting the interest of talk show superstar Oprah Winfrey.
See Mr. LaChance’s YouTube story:
As an influential icon, Oprah Winfrey inspires millions. Her recent segment on LaChance was the type of emotional story of remarkable people with inventive talents that make people watch and cheer. The ScanMyPhotos.com story is magical in a different way. It inspires other businesses not to give up during challenging economic cycles and threatening technology transformations. “By reaching out to Oprah and hopefully becoming part of her “Favorite Things,” our story can rekindle entrepreneurial passion by others to also reinvent and recalibrate how they do business,” said Goldstone, President & CEO, ScanMyPhotos.com.
As the photo imaging industry shifted from film to digital, many businesses closed – a lifetime of dreams dissolved. Rather than giving up, Goldstone and Berman, founders of a retail photo center based in Southern California, persevered. They rode the wave of change and expanded their retail photo center into an international E-commerce company that digitally preserves and shares tens of millions of photo memories. For just $64.00, they digitally scan up to 1,000 photos; the prepaid fill-the-box service holds about 2,000 photos and includes all shipping with same day return for just $149.95.
Just as LaChance captured Oprah’s attention, ScanMyPhotos.com is hoping for an encore to also share its story on “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” By embracing change and reinventing every aspect of entrepreneurship, ScanMyPhotos.com made a comeback and inspires others to never give up. Goldstone regularly addresses technology and trade associations; in October he will be in Germany to share insights on how to reinvent the photo imaging industry, ScanMyPhotos.com is ranked 16th on the Web100.com Photography listing and was included as “The Best of LA 2009” by Los Angeles Magazine. David Pogue profiled ScanMyPhotos.com in his “Personal Tech” column in The New York Times. Scores of other profiles are referenced on the Web site. The company has trusted KODAK brand products since 1990 and credits the Eastman Kodak Company with pioneering new ways to share pictures in today’s all-digital world. “We launched an entirely new business by commercializing KODAK scanning technology, KODAK Photo Kiosks and KODAK APEX (Adaptive Picture Exchange) printing to provide innovative new products for our customers,” explained Goldstone.