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« Reply #75 on: February 07, 2013, 15:02 »
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Good job Bruce and company!  As an exclusive with 50% growth for each of the last 4 years I don't think I'll be joining just yet but I applaud your efforts and hope it will be so successful I won't be able to stay away for too long. 
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« Reply #76 on: February 07, 2013, 15:19 »
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Good job Bruce and company!  As an exclusive with 50% growth for each of the last 4 years I don't think I'll be joining just yet but I applaud your efforts and hope it will be so successful I won't be able to stay away for too long. 

I didn't get around to responding while you had Tyler in your post (before you edited it) :)  I was going to take a bow.... now what am I supposed to do.. :(

« Reply #77 on: February 07, 2013, 15:22 »
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Nevermind I'm confussed.
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« Reply #78 on: February 07, 2013, 15:27 »
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Good job Bruce and company!  As an exclusive with 50% growth for each of the last 4 years I don't think I'll be joining just yet but I applaud your efforts and hope it will be so successful I won't be able to stay away for too long. 

I didn't get around to responding while you had Tyler in your post (before you edited it) :)  I was going to take a bow.... now what am I supposed to do.. :(
Ha sorry I read a few of the early posts and wasn't sure you wanted to be named yet.   Thanks Tyler and company!

now I'm confused.... I was just joking.  At first I thought you had me mixed up, then thought you just made a mistake now I'm not sure what to think.

I don't have anything to do with this project (however you can feel free to show me where to sign up).  I just heard the info and posted it here.

« Reply #79 on: February 07, 2013, 15:36 »
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Oops. Well thanks for bringing it to my attention at least.

« Reply #80 on: February 07, 2013, 15:36 »
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Good job Bruce and company!  As an exclusive with 50% growth for each of the last 4 years I don't think I'll be joining just yet but I applaud your efforts and hope it will be so successful I won't be able to stay away for too long. 

I didn't get around to responding while you had Tyler in your post (before you edited it) :)  I was going to take a bow.... now what am I supposed to do.. :(
Ha sorry I read a few of the early posts and wasn't sure you wanted to be named yet.   Thanks Tyler and company!

now I'm confused.... I was just joking.  At first I thought you had me mixed up, then thought you just made a mistake now I'm not sure what to think.

I don't have anything to do with this project (however you can feel free to show me where to sign up).  I just heard the info and posted it here.
Maybe he's getting you confused with Tyler Stalman, one of the admin there.

« Reply #81 on: February 07, 2013, 15:37 »
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Maybe he's getting you confused with Tyler Stalman, one of the admin there.
Yep you're right, typing before thinking.

« Reply #82 on: February 07, 2013, 16:00 »
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Wow. Exciting times!  ;D

« Reply #83 on: February 07, 2013, 16:06 »
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Just saw there are 2 Tyler Olson's member of the facebook Stocksy group, while I'm still waiting to get accepted.  Tyler, what's your secret?  (except of course that little detail that this forum is The Voice of Microstock  :) ).

Poncke

« Reply #84 on: February 07, 2013, 16:20 »
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I am a small time stock photographer, I entered my email and asked to join the group.


If this is for the big guns only, then I wont be part of this, but I am hoping I can join too.


« Reply #85 on: February 07, 2013, 16:22 »
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ditto

« Reply #86 on: February 07, 2013, 17:29 »
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Exciting times, punched in my email and tried to join the group.    This is the raft we always talked about and we should embrace it with both arms.

I believe if we only submit the very best shots from our portfolios then we probably have a good chance of creating a killer site quickly with the traffic necessary.  Word of mouth will be automatic.

Video I hope will be in the cards, same for illustration. 

Regarding the iStock sale we only have bits and pieces of what happened and I believe the creditors wanted their cash and Bruce had two options, go Public or sell to Getty. He chose the latter because it was in his view at the time the springboard necessary to get the site to grow while at the same time stay in control for years.

He didn't pocket the 50million he had to pay creditors which I believe was the majority of that share. But as I say we don't really know what happened.  He did stay in the loop for years then came KK which did I believe a good job with the strings that grasped around him.  The Getty machine was in full control and it really didn't matter who was in control.


« Reply #87 on: February 07, 2013, 17:45 »
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Sites like this I'm certain are looking for upper tier, successful contributors.  As they should.  Why would they invest all that money to become another MS site (if MS is their product)? So for someone like me, I doubt I'd qualify.  Am I bummed? Of course.  But I am giddy for those of you who will get in. Stick that red hot poker up the other MS's bungs who continue to sponge our hard earned income. If the site is successful, people like Lisa, Joanne, Tyler, Sean, and the rest of you superstars can spend your shoot budgets on Stocksy and not on IS, SS, BS and whatever other S sites there are. These sites will suffer because they will be stuck with a larger volume of point and shooters and fewer photographers who know how to conduct a shoot, purchase props, get models, and have an eye for market needs.  This is fantastic news for all of you who get in and my hat is off to you and my best wishes to Bruce and his co-op.

« Reply #88 on: February 07, 2013, 18:06 »
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So many bad news are finally leading to a very good one!

« Reply #89 on: February 07, 2013, 18:20 »
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Fi-na-lly the gray cloud gets a silver lining, its so good to see something positive happening!
After ditching FT and removing most of my istock portfolio MS future is looking bleak from here (BigStock port will go soon too). I do hope the smaller portfolio's will get a chance too, but if not i'm totally with Mantis, i hope some butts will get seriously kicked.
I'm very excited to see how this will unfold, the news did make my day!
Now let me in the FB group already  8)

Poncke

« Reply #90 on: February 07, 2013, 18:27 »
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Hmm, the facebook group was on 96 when I asked to join, now its on 100 but I am not in it  :-\  Too bad.

« Reply #91 on: February 07, 2013, 18:28 »
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I don't see anything on the site about it only being for the big contributors.  I think that would be a mistake, as one of the strong points of microstock is diversity.  Some of the smaller contributors have great images that any serious stock sites should want.  Lots of new sites have started with the big contributors first before opening the doors to everyone.

« Reply #92 on: February 07, 2013, 18:29 »
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I don't see anything on the site about it only being for the big contributors.  I think that would be a mistake, as one of the strong points of microstock is diversity.  Some of the smaller contributors have great images that any serious stock sites should want.  Lots of new sites have started with the big contributors first before opening the doors to everyone.

Yea that's what I meant.  Big as in "knows their crap", but port size shouldn't matter. What you produce should.  Thanks for pointing that out.

« Reply #93 on: February 07, 2013, 18:41 »
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Is this for everyone or just a few selected ones?  sorry but I am quite new here.

« Reply #94 on: February 07, 2013, 19:38 »
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I don't see anything on the site about it only being for the big contributors.  I think that would be a mistake, as one of the strong points of microstock is diversity.  Some of the smaller contributors have great images that any serious stock sites should want.  Lots of new sites have started with the big contributors first before opening the doors to everyone.

Not all my port is good, but I do have some good sellers. I might even be inspired to start shooting and uploading again if I were in.

Reef

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« Reply #95 on: February 07, 2013, 19:43 »
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Patience guys. This is a huge challenge for those involved. Taking on the might of Getty, and potentially Google, will not be easy.  I'm sure we will hear something soon. In the mean time I'd love to be a fly on the wall at iStock HQ

« Reply #96 on: February 07, 2013, 19:52 »
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Just got accepted on the Facebook Group.  ;D

Lots of good info regarding their plans but they admit they are really in early stages and kinda overwhelmed.  More news to follow. I don't think they had plans for it to go viral so quickly. Looks like only photos initially. The energy feels just right.  8)

« Reply #97 on: February 07, 2013, 20:11 »
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Let's keep in mind we built iStock, we can do it again and even better this time this is not starting from scratch, yes it will take some time but we can do it!

Reef

  • astonmars.com
« Reply #98 on: February 07, 2013, 20:15 »
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Let's keep in mind we built iStock, we can do it again and even better this time this is not starting from scratch, yes it will take some time but we can do it!


The Bugle Cavalry Charge



« Reply #99 on: February 07, 2013, 20:19 »
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They are looking on craigslist for quality people? Hmmm....

Surprisingly, a lot of companies are doing that lately.  For about the last three years, all my recruiters would post on Craigslist first  -- quicker response.  And the last two major corps I worked for did that too -- I suspect it is sort of pre-screening before it gets to HR. 


 

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