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    Here is the party line.



    Dear Christopher Walrath,Thank you for your interest in Kodak’s traditional film business You may be reading a little more into the announcement of Gustavo Oviedo’s new role as Chief Customer Officer - reporting directly to the CEO’s office - than was intended. With Kodak’s revenue increasingly coming from business-to-business sales, and with the company’s heightened focus on customer centricity, the CEO’s office plays an increasing role in maintaining customer relationships and securing sales, which is reflected in this change. As the traditional film business continues to evolve, Kodak is managing its product portfolio in smart, innovative ways that enable us to continue to serve customers with the quality products and services they have come to expect from the Kodak brand.We are also managing our portfolios to help us maintain scale, which is a critical factor for the large-volume production of consumables such as film and paper. Building a more selective portfolio is one of the keys to our sustainability. We are looking at all the pieces, across all the businesses, focusing on the core products that are critical to each business, and ensuring that we protect the heart of each portfolio as we move into the future. Innovation is a key component of this process, and this includes launching new products built on technical inventions. Examples include the VISION3 family of motion picture products, EKTAR 100 film, and the new PORTRA 400 film we recently announced.As we’ve said for many years, we will continue to manufacture our portfolio of traditional products as long as customers buy and use them in sufficient quantities. We truly appreciate the dedication and loyalty to Kodak’s traditional business shown by you and other APUG members, and we encourage you all to keep shooting.Sincerely,Peter V.Kodak ProfessionalTechnical Support800-242-2424 ext. 19

    I understand the fluff in the beginning about P&L. But there, near the end, you have it in black and white (pun totally intended) straight from the horse's mouth.

    Buy it and it will still be there.
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    Wow? B2B? Is that the best they can offer us?

    B2B was a big catchphrase before the last bubble burst... can they continue to afford lagging like this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christopher Walrath View Post
    Here is the party line.



    Dear Christopher Walrath,Thank you for your interest in Kodak’s traditional film business You may be reading a little more into the announcement of Gustavo Oviedo’s new role as Chief Customer Officer* -* reporting directly to the CEO’s office* - *than was intended.** With Kodak’s revenue increasingly coming from business-to-business sales, and with the company’s heightened focus on customer centricity, the CEO’s office plays an increasing role in maintaining customer relationships and securing sales, which is reflected in this change. *As the traditional film business continues to evolve, Kodak is managing its product portfolio in smart, innovative ways that enable us to continue to serve customers with the quality products and services they have come to expect from the Kodak brand.*We are also managing our portfolios to help us maintain scale, which is a critical factor for the large-volume production of consumables such as film and paper.* Building a more selective portfolio is one of the keys to our sustainability.* We are looking at all the pieces, across all the businesses, focusing on the core products that are critical to each business, and ensuring that we protect the heart of each portfolio as we move into the future.* Innovation is a key component of this process, and this includes launching new products built on technical inventions.* Examples include the VISION3 family of motion picture products, EKTAR 100 film, and the new PORTRA 400 film we recently announced.**As we’ve said for many years, we will continue to manufacture our portfolio of traditional products as long as customers buy and use them in sufficient quantities.* We truly appreciate the dedication and loyalty to Kodak’s traditional business shown by you and other APUG members, and we encourage you all to keep shooting.Sincerely,Peter V.Kodak ProfessionalTechnical Support800-242-2424 ext. 19

    I understand the fluff in the beginning about P&L. But there, near the end, you have it in black and white (pun totally intended) straight from the horse's mouth.

    Buy it and it will still be there.
    Last time I checked, the basic rule of commerce, was still SUPPLY AND DEMAND. I don't know why some people get always ruffled up. Film does not go away if sales are there to support supply and basic economics. We want film? Shoot more, buy more and spread the gospel at any chance we get.

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    Just because the catchphrase is old doesn't mean it's wrong, nor does its popularity in the early naughties imply that it was only invented then. The majority of Kodak's output is motion picture film, and who buys that? Other businesses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christopher Walrath View Post
    Buy it and it will still be there.
    I bought Kodachrome, Pan-X, Kodak photo paper, Ektachrome 400, Tungsten, HIE, Super-8, 126, APS........

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    Quote Originally Posted by polyglot View Post
    Just because the catchphrase is old doesn't mean it's wrong, nor does its popularity in the early naughties imply that it was only invented then. The majority of Kodak's output is motion picture film, and who buys that? Other businesses.
    Look, we cannot afford a buzzword gap here...

    They need to get with the times.


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    Quote Originally Posted by msa View Post
    Look, we cannot afford a buzzword gap here...

    They need to get with the times.


    No kidding!

    It would have been better to have no reply than to have a bunch of BS in gobble speak.

    Film will evolve, into what? Is there a morphing that's going to happen out there?

    Kodak has become lame, a poor excuse for a company, we are literally seeing them dissolve right in front of our very own eyes. It's the perfect example of a sinking ship.

    They can add all the polytalk positions they want but in the end I've switched to a company called Ilford.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christopher Walrath View Post
    I understand the fluff in the beginning about P&L.
    Yes. That bit could have been copied straight from a Dilbert book!


    Steve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by railwayman3 View Post
    I bought Kodachrome, Pan-X, Kodak photo paper, Ektachrome 400, Tungsten, HIE, Super-8, 126, APS........
    The rest I can understand but APS??? Just kidding
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    Quote Originally Posted by Curt View Post
    ...Kodak has become lame, a poor excuse for a company, we are literally seeing them dissolve right in front of our very own eyes. It's the perfect example of a sinking ship. ...
    Kodak was developed but not fixed so they're fading away...
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