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09-08-2009, 06:08 PM   #1
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Pentax and Samsung a "no show" at the photo show

Hi, this is my first post so go easy on me! Has anyone else noticed that both Pentax and Samsung are not exhibiting at the PDN Photo Plus show in New York next month? PDN's rep says they both declined due to budget reasons. Has anyone heard anything else about this?

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Looks like that's all to the story there is. I'm registered, but it looks like I'll be doing something else that weekend.
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Samsung probably has nothing new to show, Pentax has no money to participate.
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Not too surprising. I've seen trade show presence in other industries drop significantly. Trade shows are pretty expensive, and when you've got a shrinking marketing budget, you've got to trim those things that are nice to have but really aren't reaching a large audience.

If, for example, you had to choose between a trade show booth that will be seen by thousands over a weekend vs. a similarly-priced print ad or online ad that will be seen by hundreds of thousands or even millions, which do you choose?

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Pentax also don't have their products in too many stores so there's no point going to a trade show.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Damn Brit Quote
Pentax also don't have their products in too many stores so there's no point going to a trade show.
I thinking that I should move to Canada. According to the folk in BC, they have the K7 at London Drug.

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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
I thinking that I should move to Canada. According to the folk in BC, they have the K7 at London Drug.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Damn Brit Quote
Pentax also don't have their products in too many stores so there's no point going to a trade show.
Every major and a lot of minor photo stores in NYC have Pentax equipment on display.

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QuoteOriginally posted by awo425 Quote
Every major and a lot of minor photo stores in NYC have Pentax equipment on display.
That is the problem here in the Portland/Vancouver area. Ritz/Best Buy/Circuit City drove most of the local photo stores out of business. Of the remaining stores, only one does business with Pentax and they maintain little, if any, stock. That is really, truly sad.

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QuoteOriginally posted by awo425 Quote
Every major and a lot of minor photo stores in NYC have Pentax equipment on display.


Well, good for NYC. What about the rest of the country? Pentax is very thin on the ground.
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True. London Drug sells Pentax DSLRs in Alberta too
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Pentax skipped PDN last year but will be at PDN this year. I'm going to go and drool over the 645D
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I guess Fotokina is more important to Pentax than local show
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They may not want to spend the money to display cameras that will be seen as "old stock" in a few weeks.

The show may be OK. The timing is dreadful.
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QuoteOriginally posted by glanglois Quote
They may not want to spend the money to display cameras that will be seen as "old stock" in a few weeks.

The show may be OK. The timing is dreadful.
Old Thread Warning

As Baldeagle said, Pentax is apparently going this year. This thread is about last year and was resurrected by "aeiou" in response to the London Drug posts. Nothing wrong with that but just remember that the thread is now about the 2009 AND the 2010 meeting. I can't imagine Pentax showing anything "new" in NY with Photokina coming up.
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