Benefits and Summary of MAP

MAP Explained

The MAP program was developed to support and reward any photographer who is motivated and excited about their business.

The program starts out with your first $249 payment which goes into a savings account for you to use on products that you need for your business. As soon as you start the program, you will receive a 20% discount on most products offered by Marathon. Discounted products include press prints, professional photo prints, marketing pieces and much more.

Along with discounted prices, you have the ability to get your marketing help when you need it. You can ask any of our knowledgeable staff basic marketing questions and if you need a little extra help, our experienced Marketing Advantage Program Director and Educator is available via email and appointment.

Most studios use Marathon’s talented in-house designers to create their products at a discounted rate for the design service. Others choose to submit their own designs or use an outside Designer for their work submissions.

Save 20% on Most Products

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the discount percentage change depending on the size of my order?

No. You always save the maximum 20% on all qualifying products and services.

How does the marketing support work?

You can call, email or set up an appointment time to discuss any marketing questions you have.

What topics do you include in your marketing support?

A large variety. Too many to list here, but just about everything including social media, networking, direct mail, pricing and price lists and everything in between.

My business is unique. How can your markeitng support help me?

It doesn’t matter if you are new to the business or an experienced pro, the support provided will take into consideration your goals, budget and personality.

Am I limited to the number of calls I make or emails I can send?

No. There may be certain times of the year where an appointment is necessary, but we are here to help get you an answer to your questions ASAP.

What is the $249 a month for?

The $249 a month is placed ina marketing savings account for you to use on future orders. This allows us to provide you the 20% discount on qualified products while you also build up cash to use on your marketing and printing.

What length is the program?

There’s no official length other than the 12-month minimum participation.

Who would handle my marketing questions?

Ask any of our knowledgeable staff for answers to your basic marketing questions. For extra help, Mark Weber M. Photog, Cr., M. Artist, CPP is available via email or by appointment. Mark has over 20 years experience consulting and teaching marketing workshops all over the country.

Can I use this program to create a new brand or tweak my existing brand?

Absolutely. Our experienced, on-staff designers are here to help you come up with a brand that suits your personality or you can design it yourself. Either way, you save 20% on the products.

Is it hard to place an order using my credit?

No. You can use your MAP credit in our Marathon ROES software or tell your Account Representative when you place an order with them.

How do I find out how much credit I have on my MAP account?

Simply call anyone at Marathon and they can tell you how much credit you have on hand.

What if I don't have enough money in my MAP savings account to pay for an order?

No worries! Any remaining balance will simply be billed to your credit card on file.

How do I know if MAP is right for me?

If you know you’re going to order portrait lab products and marketing materials, want marketing advice to grow your business and like to save money, then this program is perfect for you.

So there's no extra fee for the marketing questions I have?

No. That is an added benefit to being a MAP member.

How do I get started?

It’s easy! You simply pay your first month’s $249 fee and start saving immediately with access to marketing support.