Bidding is not only about money.
Frank Meo, the founder ofwww.thephotocloser.com will teach you the process by which you can compete and succeed in putting together a buttoned up bid.Most importantly he’ll show you how to separate yourself from the competition and secure projects by bidding in a creative way.
With 25 years of experience as a top photo representative Frank has an impeccable reputation of fairness and professionalism. He’s estimated hundreds of jobs both big and small. He’ll share with you his creative process in formulating a bid. He’ll breakdown, in detail the process by which an estimate is put together.
Frank will share his insights on various elements of bidding from preparation, pricing, estimating, and negotiating to producing, billing and follow-up. This class will go into the actual details of being awarded jobs. This is the real thing!
Thursday, November 8
6:30pm Check In
$12 APA members/ $25 non members
(additional $5 at the door, cash or check only)
Frank Meo, is the founder of thephotocloser.com an online global search engine that connects photographers to art buyers, editors and clients. Currently thephotocloser.com represents 100+ photographers in more than 60 cities around the world.
For 25 years, Frank has represented photographers in securing highly valued commercial assignments. He has worked on hundreds of company photo libraries and campaigns for clients such as American Express Small Businesses, Acura Motor Sports, US Coast Guard, Xerox, ESPN, Citi, Nike and others.
Meo has been an active member of The Society of Photographers and Artists Representatives (SPAR) from 1984-present. He participates on various panels and workshops for the International Center of Photography (ICP), The Art Directors Club, The One Club for Art & Copy, American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), and American Photographic Artists (APA), PDN Expo and Palm Springs Photo Festival.
In 2010 he was a nominator for the prestigious Infinity Awards. He was a judge for the 2011 4th Annual Foto Week DC Awards as well as the 2012 PDN Photo Contest. You can see his latest online interview here: www.youtube.com/.webloc
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