Helping you rise above the competition
It is an exciting and dynamic time to be in the digital imaging market. There are more images being taken than ever before, and new technologies like Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality are opening up new applications and opportunities.
At the same time, established products like digital cameras, smartphones, prints, and photo merchandise still have opportunities for vendors who are close to their customers and can adapt to changing market conditions and requirements.
With decades of experience in the digital imaging markets, Rise Above Research has the knowledge and capabilities to help our clients gain a deeper understanding of market conditions and customer requirements to maximize opportunities. We look forward to working with you!
What We Do
Rise Above Research offers annual syndicated advisory services as well as custom consulting services that help clients understand market trends, identify opportunities, and develop strategies to grow their businesses.
Our services include:
Digital Imaging Advisory
Explores photo capture and new imaging applications
Photo Printing Advisory
In-depth examination of the photo printing markets
Photo Merchandise Advisory
Explores photo related merchandise items, such as photo books, cards, and wall décor
Custom Research & Consulting
Targeted and specific research that is exclusive to clients.
Our analysts have a combined 40+ years of deep knowledge of the digital photography, digital imaging technologies, photo printing, and photo merchandise markets.
We provide unbiased market sizing and forecasts, reporting on market trends, competitive and event analysis, SWOT analysis, and voice-of-the-customer feedback.
We also offer primary and secondary research services. Primary research capabilities include end-user surveys, focus groups, in-depth interviews, out-of-box testing experiences.
“Ed is a superb marketing strategist, skillful in applying quantitative and qualitative research methods to build management by fact analysis and has terrific interpersonal skills. Ed is an ideal partner to work with.”— Tom, Director, Marketing and Product Planning
“David was one of my go-to analysts for many years. He was a steady hand that ensured our studies and projects remained on task and his attention to detail was evident to clients. He has played an important role in moving a mature market forward.”— Matt, Director, Business Development
About Rise Above Research
Rise Above Research, LLC is an independent market intelligence and strategic consulting firm that supports industry vendors, service providers, and retailers with actionable intelligence to assist them in making effective decisions in fast-paced digital photography and imaging markets. Established in 2020 by industry veterans Ed Lee and David Haueter, Rise Above Research has extensive experience providing groundbreaking market research and strategic consulting for the digital imaging industry. Our industry analysts have a combined 40+ years of covering a wide variety of imaging markets.