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Articles from March 2007

Content Creation Partner

By Pat Hunt | 1163 Words | Posted 3/29/2007 | Comments
Jack Hollingsworth is a top commercial image producer and Content Creation Partner. He plays a key role, both day-by-day as well as strategically for this changing era of stock photography. This story explains what it means to be a content creation partner compared to a stock photographer.

Trends For Getty Photographers

By Jim Pickerell | 3183 Words | Posted 3/29/2007 | Comments
78% of Getty Images photographer have seen a drop in their revenue in the past year, some significantly. Of those who have seen a rise, most have added a significant number of images in the past year. In this story many photographers express their frustration, discouragement and disssatisfaction.

Micropayment Impact

By Jim Pickerell | 1042 Words | Posted 3/23/2007 | Comments
A photographer recently asked, "Does Getty's participation in these new stock licensing models (micropayment) dilute the company's potential future income and the prospects for their shareholders?" This story explains my answer.

Random Thoughts 133

By Jim Pickerell | 1680 Words | Posted 3/23/2007 | Comments
This edition includes the following stories: Getty Launches 'Orchard' An Assignment Photography Division; Advertising Growth; Warren Buffet Condemns Newspaper Business As Investment; Global Internet Advertising Forecast To Grow 21% For Each Of Next Five Years; Images In Getty Collection; Digital Camera Growth; Getty To Acquire Princess Diana Collection; Direamstime Reports New Numbers; German Stock Photography Market; VPD To Use Digital Railroad; and Aurora Select Launched.

China's Stock Photo Market

By Jim Pickerell | 3538 Words | Posted 3/16/2007 | Comments
On a recent trip to China I interviewed a number of photographers and stock agents. This story provides a perspective on where the stock photo industry in China is today and offers some predictions for the future.

Revenue Up In Q4 At Jupitermedia

By Jim Pickerell | 1184 Words | Posted 3/15/2007 | Comments
Jupitermedia Corporation had revenues of $34.8 million for the quarter ending December 31, 2006 exceeding the guidance it had given of $33 to $34 million. Revenue was up almost $1 million from the previous quarter and up 5% from $33.2 million in the same quarter in 2005. Total revenues for all of 2006 were $137.530 million and the Online Image division revenues were $106.636 million.

No Getty Takeover Of Jupitermedia

By Jim Pickerell | 562 Words | Posted 3/13/2007 | Comments
The discussions between Getty Images and Jupitermedia about Getty's possible acquisition of the smaller company have been terminated and each company will go its separate ways. This has made many in the industry very happy.

Press Releases 33

By Jim Pickerell | 2163 Words | Posted 3/13/2007 | Comments
Included in this group of releases are: Getty Acquires Scoopt; Ressmeyer Resigns As PACA President; Alamy Exceeds 8 Million Images; Hughes Launches Equity Images; age fotostock Renovates Website; Eyecandy Launches E-Commerce Website; Warner Bros. Footage Available At Gettyimages and Photos Horticultural Launches Website.

Press Releases 32

By Jim Pickerell | 2232 Words | Posted 3/1/2007 | Comments
Included in this group of releases are: Getty Acquires Michael Ochs Archive; Offers Professional Insight In New Community Blog; Image Source Makes Fast Growth Award Shortlist; Photononstop Has Successful Year; A21 Appoints VP Sales and Marketing; VPD Relocates and Hires Staff and Getty Announces Editorial Photography Grant Winners For 2007.

March 2007 Selling Stock

By Jim Pickerell | 202 Words | Posted 3/1/2007 | Comments
Included in this edition are: Getty In Talks To Acquire Jupiter; Getty Acquires Wireimage; 2007 Image Buyer Survey; Revenue Growth; Will Flickr Sell Stock Images?; Internet Ad Spending; Pricing Internet Uses; Getty Reports 2006 Results and much more.

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Jim Pickerell launched his career as a photographer in 1963. In 1990 he began publishing a regular newsletter on stock photography. In 1995 the information was made available online as well as in print and was gradually expanded to a daily service. Click here for Pickerell's full biography.

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