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Cogent Marketing

« on: January 12, 2012, 12:22 »
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The last iStock Contact Sheet just landed in my inbox. It appears there won't be anymore.

"While we loved the Contact Sheet and its long history, we recognized that it was time for a change.

Starting next month we will send out regular email updates to all approved iStockphoto contributors in a simplified, text-only format. Email will become our main method of communication."

http://www.istockphoto.com/article_view.php?ID=1296&esource=eml_EN_ArtistCS_01122012


ShadySue

« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2012, 12:24 »
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I'm all for it being simplified and factual. Cut the faff. Tell us what we need to know.
Don't bother about v2 the fun stuff. Spend the resources getting the site to work.

WarrenPrice

« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2012, 12:32 »
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Cutting expenses?
Wonder how many "positions" that eliminated?  :-\

« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2012, 12:53 »
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Cutting expenses?
Wonder how many "positions" that eliminated?  :-\

I was wondering the same thing.

lisafx

« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2012, 13:04 »
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Yet another sign that the Istock community is dead.  I never bothered giving the Contact Sheet more than a quick glance through, but the fact that they valued contributors enough to put the effort in was meaningful.  Guess at this point there's no reason to keep up the pretense any longer. 

« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2012, 13:10 »
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Cutting expenses?
Wonder how many "positions" that eliminated?  :-\
I was wondering the same thing.

Well, if Istock's sales are falling at the rate suggested by the multimedia.de data then cut-backs are inevitable __ otherwise it becomes unsustainable.

Maybe the "free in-office massages at your desk from our very own masseuse" will be the next thing to go.

« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2012, 13:18 »
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I don't have time to wade through the forums for news... I'm happy they are implementing this. Besides, people have been asking for better communication for as long as I can remember. Maybe this will help.

ShadySue

« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2012, 13:24 »
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I don't have time to wade through the forums for news... I'm happy they are implementing this. Besides, people have been asking for better communication for as long as I can remember. Maybe this will help.

Let's hope so.
And written in Plain English would help - none of the ambiguous stuff that causes debates in the forums about how they should be interpreted even among English speakers - easily understood by those for whom none the 'community languages' is their first language.

« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2012, 13:25 »
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Cutting expenses?
Wonder how many "positions" that eliminated?  :-\

Well it ought not to have taken any more than 1 man/day per month to produce it.

« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2012, 13:31 »
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I don't have time to wade through the forums for news... I'm happy they are implementing this. Besides, people have been asking for better communication for as long as I can remember. Maybe this will help.

Let's hope so.
And written in Plain English would help - none of the ambiguous stuff that causes debates in the forums about how they should be interpreted even among English speakers - easily understood by those for whom none the 'community languages' is their first language.

I'm guessing you're referring to JJRD's posts. If so, I couldn't agree more. But if Andrew's behind it, we won't have that problem.

ShadySue

« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2012, 14:01 »
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I don't have time to wade through the forums for news... I'm happy they are implementing this. Besides, people have been asking for better communication for as long as I can remember. Maybe this will help.

Let's hope so.
And written in Plain English would help - none of the ambiguous stuff that causes debates in the forums about how they should be interpreted even among English speakers - easily understood by those for whom none the 'community languages' is their first language.

I'm guessing you're referring to JJRD's posts. If so, I couldn't agree more. But if Andrew's behind it, we won't have that problem.
Andrew is clearer than JJ, but some of his posts have been ambiguous and have needed subsequent clarification.

Before anyone says, I know I make a gazillion typos and only yesterday got the wrong end of the stick. But I'm just typing and posting, sometimes through the Red Mist. Official communications should be composed, left to rest, checked and rechecked by several people, including those whose English isn't fluent.

Cogent Marketing

« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2012, 14:30 »
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Seems the 'exclusive' community welcome the change, immediate hooora's from mods/admins etc.

Predictable and completely staged.

ShadySue

« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2012, 14:32 »
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Seems the 'exclusive' community welcome the change, immediate hooora's from mods/admins etc.

Predictable and completely staged.

You'd rather they stuck with the old version?
H*ll, I'd have cheered for this improvement.

« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2012, 14:37 »
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I don't have time to wade through the forums for news... I'm happy they are implementing this. Besides, people have been asking for better communication for as long as I can remember. Maybe this will help.

+1

« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2012, 14:44 »
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Just as well...just like with today, I don't usually open them anymore so I missed that it was the last issue.  I still remember that they sent one out at the same time as the big clawback (I think it was??  It was at the height of some big blowup) and I thought, "Is this really a good time to be sending out a supposedly feel-good newsletter?"   

WarrenPrice

« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2012, 20:08 »
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BUMP

« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2012, 20:13 »
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Cutting expenses?
Wonder how many "positions" that eliminated?  :-\
I was wondering the same thing.

Well, if Istock's sales are falling at the rate suggested by the multimedia.de data then cut-backs are inevitable __ otherwise it becomes unsustainable.

Maybe the "free in-office massages at your desk from our very own masseuse" will be the next thing to go.

Yep...the writing was clearly on the wall.  Good call on the bump.


 

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