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Fotolia Announces Partnership With pingg.com



New Online Invitation, Event Management Company to Incorporate Fotolia
       Image Gallery Into Custom Invitation Application, pingg Plus+
    NEW YORK, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Fotolia (http://www.fotolia.com), the
largest online marketplace for micro-priced digital stock images, announced
today a partnership agreement with pingg.com, a new online invitation and
event management Web site.

    The partnership integrates Fotolia's collection of nearly 4 million
images directly into the pingg platform and seamlessly powers the pingg
Plus+ application. The API is integrated into the site allowing users to
license an image from the Fotolia database for a fee directly through the
pingg site.

    pingg Plus+ provides consumers a truly unique opportunity to design
fully customized online and print invitations. Hosts can search for then
select a unique image from the Fotolia collection. Once an image is chosen,
a host can utilize cropping and layout tools to further customize their
online and/or print invitations.

    "This partnership grants pingg's users on-demand access to our database
of high-quality stock images and gives Fotolia the ability to further
expand our offerings through strategic partnerships with innovative Web
companies," says Oleg Tscheltzoff, co-founder and president of Fotolia,
LLC. "Fotolia's image collection will give pingg users deeply integrated
access to images for use in their custom invitations."

    Our Business API allows partners to integrate and offer Fotolia
services to their customers. This is an ideal solution for companies who
want to produce customized on demand items for their clients in an
automated fashion.

    "Fotolia has built an incredible collection of high-quality images.
Partnering with them," stated Lorien Gabel, Co-Founder/CEO of pingg,
"enables us to offer the pingg consumer the widest selection of images
anywhere for designing and personalizing their online and print
invitations."

    About Fotolia

    Fotolia, LLC, based in New York, with offices in nine countries around
the globe and offering Web sites in eight languages, is the world's largest
provider of micro-priced stock images. Launched in early November, 2005,
Fotolia's image marketplace has acquired more than 3.7 million images in
its database and nearly 700,000 international members. In December, 2007,
Fotolia became the first independent microstock agency to enter the
traditional stock marketplace, with the launch of Fotolia Infinite
Collections. For more information about the company or to access the
Fotolia Web site, visit http://www.fotolia.com

    About Pingg.com

    Based in New York, pingg.com was launched in March '08 by brothers
Lorien Gabel and Matt Harrop. Lorien and Matt are CEO and CTO respectively.
Their third business venture together, pingg.com is a new, free online
invitation and event management platform that lets image conscious hosts
seamlessly create, send and manage stylish online and print invitations
from one platform and then follow-up via email, SMS, web and Facebook. The
platform also features advanced list management and reporting tools,
gift/charity registries and more. For additional information, visit
pingg.com.


    Press Contact Fotolia:

    Michael Conner
    Global Director of Communications
    Fotolia, LLC
    d: 541-704-0800
    michael@fotolia.com

    Press Contact pingg:

    Margo Spiritus
    pingg.com
    VP, Marketing & Business Development
    (w) 646.277.7348
    (c) 917.757.9241
    skype: margospiritus
    mspiritus@pingg.com
   
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http://blog.fotolia.com/us/news/fotolia-pingg-stock_photograph.html


lisafx

« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2008, 17:41 »
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Sounds like a very promising partnership! 

I would be interested to know what the commission structure will be for sales through Pingg.  Hopefully the same as we are getting through sales directly on Fotolia...?

Congrats to Fotolia for pulling off yet another great marketing tie-in. 


 

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