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« Reply #50 on: May 17, 2013, 19:31 »
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maybe and as usual we talk before really knowing what is going on, human nature yep

anyway why would Yuri join exclusivity when he is doing 12k $ per day at PI?



ShadySue

« Reply #51 on: May 17, 2013, 19:33 »
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Maybe everybody (except me, I didn't think of it :-P) said on the exclusive questionnaire that the thing they wanted most of all was to make Yuri exclusive, no matter what the terms were.  ::)

« Reply #52 on: May 17, 2013, 19:48 »
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Maybe everybody (except me, I didn't think of it :-P) said on the exclusive questionnaire that the thing they wanted most of all was to make Yuri exclusive, no matter what the terms were.  ::)

good one ;D

« Reply #53 on: May 17, 2013, 19:50 »
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maybe and as usual we talk before really knowing what is going on, human nature yep

anyway why would Yuri join exclusivity when he is doing 12k $ per day at PI?




Let's be fair here: http://www.microstockgroup.com/selling-direct/today-is-a-good-day-peopleimages-com-is-up-up-up!/


No where does it state he is pulling that a day...that happens to be a good day...a very good day, but let's at least not skew the few facts we do have ;)


« Last Edit: May 17, 2013, 20:20 by dingles »

« Reply #54 on: May 17, 2013, 19:57 »
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not skewing anything dingles, if you were doing that kind of money (even if half) would you put your work in just one agency? (not to mention it is iStock ;D)

« Reply #55 on: May 17, 2013, 20:09 »
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That kind if money sounds good if your a one man shop, but doesn't Yuri have staff and overhead? He even said it wasn't turning a profit yet, but if it keeps going it could

SNP

  • Canadian Photographer
« Reply #56 on: May 17, 2013, 20:11 »
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I don't know about that, but I'm sure he isn't selling the same images both places.

Yuri's portfolio is on dozens of sites.  He can't be exclusive to IS with that work.  And if he could blatantly enjoy image exclusivity if that mishmash is cleaned up, that opens the gates for everyone to do the same.

I'll take my exclusive royalty level back please, and continue selling my images through better agencies too in that case ;) if his avatar changes to batman, you know something's up...

lisafx

« Reply #57 on: May 17, 2013, 22:44 »
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I don't see how Yuri can be exclusive and still own peopleimages.com unless, as dcdp suggests, Getty bought Yuri out.  Looks like it will take some time for this mystery to be cleared up...

« Reply #58 on: May 18, 2013, 00:43 »
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i think it would make sense to remove his pictures from shutterstock and put them on offset go sell them at a much higher price??

Yuri_Arcurs

  • One Crazy PhotoManic MadPerson
« Reply #59 on: May 18, 2013, 01:31 »
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Hi Guys.
We have found a good distribution partner (Getty Images) for the kind of content we produce. We will be removing all images from microstock doing the next few weeks. Microstock, especially subscription sites, are not suited for the kind of high production cost images we produce.
Best Yuri

« Reply #60 on: May 18, 2013, 01:49 »
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ouch, Yuri, just ouch.

fotorob

  • I am a professional stock photographer

« Reply #61 on: May 18, 2013, 01:52 »
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This is going to be a VERY interesting experiment:

Will it be REALLY possible to delete all images from ALL the 50+ websites Yuris images are spread on?

« Reply #62 on: May 18, 2013, 02:00 »
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Hi Guys.
We have found a good distribution partner (Getty Images) for the kind of content we produce. We will be removing all images from microstock doing the next few weeks. Microstock, especially subscription sites, are not suited for the kind of high production cost images we produce.
Best Yuri
All the best Yuri, but I can't help think this is the equivalent of boarding the Titanic as a first class passenger after it has already hit the iceberg.

ShadySue

« Reply #63 on: May 18, 2013, 02:29 »
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Hi Guys.
We have found a good distribution partner (Getty Images) for the kind of content we produce. We will be removing all images from microstock doing the next few weeks. Microstock, especially subscription sites, are not suited for the kind of high production cost images we produce.
Best Yuri
Why did it take you so long to realise that?
Have they bought over PI?

« Reply #64 on: May 18, 2013, 02:30 »
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I'm sure this was a carefully thought out move. Best of luck!

« Reply #65 on: May 18, 2013, 02:37 »
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Hi Yuri,

does this mean you are closing your own webshop peopleimages as well?

Whatever you do, best of luck!

And maybe we will see you in Berlin  at the mexpo.

« Reply #66 on: May 18, 2013, 03:00 »
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Hi Guys.
We have found a good distribution partner (Getty Images) for the kind of content we produce. We will be removing all images from microstock doing the next few weeks. Microstock, especially subscription sites, are not suited for the kind of high production cost images we produce.
Best Yuri

THANKS YURI !!

it's at least 4-5 years i'm trying to tell the guys here that micro is a failed business model, now you're the living proof i was right.


« Reply #67 on: May 18, 2013, 03:02 »
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hahahaha this is gotta be a bombshell for many guys here.

i'm literally shi-tt-ing in my pants while laughing !

« Reply #68 on: May 18, 2013, 03:14 »
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to me this decision sounds like a huge stamp of approval on everything getty and istock have done in the past months and years (quote: "good distributor"). This at the same time feels like a huge slap into the face of those fighting against the contributor treatment (speak googledrive deal, redeemed credits, commission cuts) by above mentioned distributor. 



« Reply #69 on: May 18, 2013, 03:17 »
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hahahaha this is gotta be a bombshell for many guys here.

i'm literally shi-tt-ing in my pants while laughing !

Can someone remind me how to set the ignore feature?

« Reply #70 on: May 18, 2013, 03:22 »
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This is actually great news for people who create similar content for microstock sites.


On the other hand, anyone who thinks they can kinda 'force' buyers to pay more by some business judo move, in the current environment will be severely dissappointed, I can assure you of that. I worked at several BTL / ATL agencies, often next to the actual owners or ceos and in daily contact with marketing people. Even when they weren't squeezed nearly as bad as in the current economy, they were so aggressively pushing cots down all the time it was warlike. You showed them a price on anything a notch higher than their expectations, they instantly turned their back and never ever even looked at it again. Everything is just click away and they have many choices.

« Reply #71 on: May 18, 2013, 03:27 »
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Hi Guys.
We have found a good distribution partner (Getty Images) for the kind of content we produce. We will be removing all images from microstock doing the next few weeks. Microstock, especially subscription sites, are not suited for the kind of high production cost images we produce.
Best Yuri

You're going to have to come forward with some more information, especially about your multi-million dollar personal website.

I'm not so sure getting in bed with the "evil empire" is actually a good move for the industry.  Giving Getty more "power" is not in anyone's best interest, except Getty's.  Not that what anyone here thinks is really important to your business.
« Last Edit: May 18, 2013, 03:33 by sjlocke »

« Reply #72 on: May 18, 2013, 03:27 »
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Getty must of paid Yuri a huge amount to do this.  A clear sign to me that they're losing the plot.  They get rid of Sean and pay for Yuri?  Absolute madness.

Can't blame Yuri, he needs to do whatever is best for him but I don't think it will make much difference to the other sites.  The portfolios of the many are better than one person.  Many people have dumped exclusivity and their content is more valuable than Yuri alone.

« Reply #73 on: May 18, 2013, 03:31 »
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Can someone remind me how to set the ignore feature?

please bring me respect, unlike you and many others i've correctly predicted the outcome of microstock in the long term a long time ago.

now you dont want to hear the ugly truth, well dont shoot the messanger, you can only blame yourself if you bet the farm on micros and put all the eggs on istock.

it's funny that those like me are called "trolls" both here and on RM forums.

« Reply #74 on: May 18, 2013, 03:33 »
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Yuri is a good businessman, so yes, a nice little "golden" welcome for the trouble of removing all his files elsewhere is probably not far off.

But Yuri is also not a shy little mouse who just plays along with everything that gets thrown at him. He is as smart as all the other big players and will certainly raise his voice if he feels mistreated. Maybe he will do it in private first, but he also has the legal firepower if necessary.

This will really be fun to watch. And like others have said, I dont think it will slow down the growth of Shutterstock and the other micros in any way. The amount of great content out there is just amazing. And if Yuri keeps his files off Thinkstock and the other cheap getty sites, they will actually be weaker.

And who knows, maybe he will force getty/istock to evolve much faster than if they had kept Sean on board. Actually if they put him in charge of the ship, he could certainly get it to grow again.
« Last Edit: May 18, 2013, 03:37 by cobalt »


 

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