Urban Jungle, DoN Brewer at The Plastic Club, Urban Observations, February 2012.
DoN shoots all his photographs for DoNArTNeWs art blog and Side Arts art blog with a Kodak Easyshare Z981 14 MP Digital Camera with Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon 26xWide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom Lens and 3.0-Inch LCD Sreen, the third digital camera DoN has used since 2000. DoN‘s first digital camera was four megapixel resolution with a postage stamp sized screen, the current iteration with 14-megapixel resolution for stunning prints up to 30 x 40 inches. In January, DoNArTNeWs changed advertising strategy to affiliate marketing through Commission Junction and Amazon in order to provide links to products and resources little DoNsters would benefit from most. DoNArTNeWs now has improved ads on the side bar including an exciting advertising widget with DoN‘s favorite Amazon picks for Philadelphia artists and authors including DoN‘s new book Her Philadelphia Tales, The Art of Lilliana S. Didovic (Volume 1).
The reason DoN is promoting Kodak is because they are an American manufacturing company in Rochester, NY, USA, Planet Earth, Milky Way, they invented digital photography and they recently declared bankruptcy. Kodak has a long history, “Kodak has made it easy to enjoy your pictures. The expression ‘You Press the Button, We do the rest’ was a common advertising slogan in the 1890s. This familiar expression was also set to music. Visit our interactive history of Kodak products to listen and see some of today’s latest digital products and our early film and cameras from the 1880s.” Kodak website. DoN used a Kodak Brownie camera growing up and still relies on the reliable quality and customer support of Kodak for his Kodak Easyshare Z981 14 MP Digital Camera with Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon 26xWide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom Lens and 3.0-Inch LCD Sreen to create images for DoNArTNeWs Philadelphia art blog and Side Arts Philadelphia art blog. So, did DoN pick a loser in Kodak as an advertising affiliate? Coffee did shoot out DoN‘s nose as the news of Kodak‘s bankruptcy crawled across the bottom of Morning Joe brought to you by Starbucks.
DoNArTNeWs is using affiliate marketing, peppering the text with hyperlinks and ads, to generate revenue to move to an improved WordPress platform; clicking links and ads may take you to website for companies like Kodak which DoN personally uses in his art or blogging or to related resources like artist’s websites. If you buy a product as a result of clicking a link in the art blog or the DoNArTNeWs sidebar a commission is generated for DoNArTNeWs.
Update 2/9/2012 Kodak will discontinue manufacturing digital cameras.