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Articles from May 2003

Keywording and Broccoli

By Jim Pickerell | 4892 Words | Posted 5/21/2003 | Comments
Randy Taylor owner of Stock Media offers an indepth outline of the factors to consider when keywording images for online search. He points out that keywording is critical because, ''If researchers can't find it, they can't buy it.''

ImageState Revenue Down

By Jim Pickerell | 4739 Words | Posted 5/21/2003 | Comments
Image State has reported turnover of approximately $4.7 million for the six months ended 31 December 2002. This was down 17% from $5.7 million for the period from 1 July 2001 to 31 December 2001. 36% of revenue was from the U.S.; 18% was from Royalty Free.

Marketing Images In Japan

By Jim Pickerell | 1393 Words | Posted 5/21/2003 | Comments
Japan is a $200 million market for stock photography, but only a small portion of that goes to non-Japanese photographers. Getty is making a major effort to get a larger share or this market, but they face some difficult hurddles.

Court Dismisses Gentieu Case Against Getty

By Jim Pickerell | 1923 Words | Posted 5/2/2003 | Comments
Federal Court in Chicago dismissed a motion for summary judgment in the Penny Gentieu case against TSI and Getty Images. Gentieu charged that the actions of TSI violated her copyright, that TSI breached its fiduciary duty, and breached her agency agreement. After reviewing the evidence, the court granted TSI's motion to dismiss the case in its entirety.

A21 To Acquire Superstock

By Jim Pickerell | 845 Words | Posted 5/2/2003 | Comments
On April 24, 2003 a21, Inc. announced that it had signed a Letter of Intent to acquire SuperStock. Earlier in the month the company had also announced a Letter of Intent to acquire Nonstock.

Random Thoughts 63

By Jim Pickerell | 1320 Words | Posted 5/2/2003 | Comments
This issue has stories on: Stock Boston Suspending Custom In-House Research, Educational Publishing Statistics, RF Trends, Digital Workflow Strategies, and Seminar for Agencies in London.

May 2003 Selling Stock

By Jim Pickerell | 3807 Words | Posted 5/1/2003 | Comments
This issue contains stories on: Getty Images Q1 Report, Greenberg Wins, Digimark Finds Infringers for Workbookstock, New Marketing Trends Emerge, Is RF In Your Future?, Subjects In Demand, and Klaus Tiedge's Journey Into RF.

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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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