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« Reply #50 on: August 31, 2013, 12:10 »
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"Is that a banjo I hear playing?"

and sequel like a pig in the movie 'Deliverance'...




« Reply #51 on: August 31, 2013, 12:11 »
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I would also like to hear davidgoh's opinion about his move



« Reply #52 on: August 31, 2013, 14:11 »
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What a surprise to see this thread raised from the dead!

I would also like to hear davidgoh's opinion about his move

It's nice to hear that people are interested! :D I've been an IS exclusive for close to 6 months now, and it's been quite the rollercoaster ride so far. However, while I do have a lot of thoughts on exclusivity, I'm holding back for now as 6 months is a relatively short time, and as a stock illustrator (both non-ex and exclusive), I've not even made it to my one year anniversary.

I'd love to share my findings and opinions by the start of 2014, when I've had spent a full year in this industry. By then, I hope to have a more concrete opinion on whether or not exclusivity is a good idea.
« Last Edit: August 31, 2013, 16:06 by davidgoh »

« Reply #53 on: August 31, 2013, 15:53 »
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Yup I'm guilty of giving this thread CPR ;)

But honestly I find it still relevant and informative.

Thanks for sharing @ davidgoh, I look forward to hearing how it goes for you and wish you the best of success!

« Reply #54 on: August 31, 2013, 18:07 »
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And on the third hand, there are very few, if any, of the other micros that I'd be totally happy about getting into bed with. Devil and deep blue sea. Rock and hard place.


And here's one statement I couldn't agree more with!  Especially when looking at the dismal sub rates to which so many - maybe all - stock agencies and sales volumes have progressively shifted.   Barring 1 or 2 agencies, such as SS perhaps, there seems to be no real contributor care in the overall business actions of  most stock agencies.   So .. go as exclusive as you want with any agency that takes your fancy - it may not really matter in the long run.  And you can always revert that decision if it doesn't work for you. ::)

« Reply #55 on: August 31, 2013, 18:29 »
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I have learned I need to 1. Brand myself

That sounds painful. I'm sure we'd all accept your identification without you having a hot iron stuck on your butt.

shudderstok

« Reply #56 on: August 31, 2013, 18:44 »
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It's your business, your decision, you are going in with your eyes open. So good luck. I've got nothing against contributor's acting according to their assessment of their own best interests. Isn't that what we all do?

To be honest, it does seem a teensy bit ironic to see Sean being discouraging about exclusivity after all the years when he obviously felt it worked best for him.

to correct you, it did work for him as an exclusive, until IS decided it was not in their best interest to work with him.
otherwise he would still be exclusive as it was not his unilateral choice to leave exclusivity.

Ron

« Reply #57 on: August 31, 2013, 18:46 »
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It's your business, your decision, you are going in with your eyes open. So good luck. I've got nothing against contributor's acting according to their assessment of their own best interests. Isn't that what we all do?

To be honest, it does seem a teensy bit ironic to see Sean being discouraging about exclusivity after all the years when he obviously felt it worked best for him.

to correct you, it did work for him as an exclusive, until IS decided it was not in their best interest to work with him.
otherwise he would still be exclusive as it was not his unilateral choice to leave exclusivity.
Thats exactly what Baldrick said!?

« Reply #58 on: August 31, 2013, 19:55 »
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@Goatwyck lol funny!!

shudderstok

« Reply #59 on: August 31, 2013, 20:02 »
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It's your business, your decision, you are going in with your eyes open. So good luck. I've got nothing against contributor's acting according to their assessment of their own best interests. Isn't that what we all do?

To be honest, it does seem a teensy bit ironic to see Sean being discouraging about exclusivity after all the years when he obviously felt it worked best for him.

to correct you, it did work for him as an exclusive, until IS decided it was not in their best interest to work with him.
otherwise he would still be exclusive as it was not his unilateral choice to leave exclusivity.
Thats exactly what Baldrick said!?

i know, i was quoting him. but also added to complete what baldrick omitted that he did not leave exclusivity by choice.


 

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