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Author Topic: Adobe exlusivity for video? Why not?  (Read 779 times)

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« on: June 15, 2022, 12:12 »
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I wish Adobe offer exclusivity for video like Pond5. I think this will be great? Or no? What do You think guys?


« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2022, 18:13 »
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NEVER

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« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2022, 01:06 »
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I personally don't think anyone should be exclusive with any agency when it comes to video. I don't think it's possible for the 50% or so increase to cover the amount you'd make from all the other agencies out there. And if they cut your revenue, go bust, you get suspended etc etc for whatever reason... it's going to take a lot of time and afford to get your stuff back out there elsewhere.

« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2022, 06:44 »
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Fotolia had a lot of exclusives, at least for photos, I am not sure about video. I think most of them were from Europe, certainly a lot from Germany.

When Adobe aquired Fotolia, the exclusive program was phased out and ended at the very latest when Fotolia was closed.

So obviously Adobe is not interested in exclusives, or they would have hold on to the ones they aquired with Fotolia.

« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2022, 07:16 »
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I wish I was exclusive like I wish I had a noose around my neck. Seriously this must be some variation of the Stockholm syndrome where you fantasize to become a hostage

« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2022, 10:48 »
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I wish I was exclusive like I wish I had a noose around my neck. Seriously this must be some variation of the Stockholm syndrome where you fantasize to become a hostage

Exclusivity with istock worked really well for me until it didn't.

It has the advantage that you really get to understand the customers and niches missing really well.

You also don't waist time on multiple uploads and can just focus on shooting.

So while I won't go fully exclusive ever again, I can understand the allure.


« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2022, 11:32 »
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You also don't waste time on multiple uploads and can just focus on shooting.

Just one comment: tools like Stocksubmitter are addressing this concern, making the uploads to multiple agencies effortless.

Never put all your eggs in one basket.

« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2022, 13:31 »
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Don't worry, after leaving istock I will never be fully exclusive again.

But I don't mind submitting exclusive content to the right agency or to work with a distribution partner.

If you add your files to a large port like BB you benefit because they move much faster through the royalty ranking system. As an individual i cannot supply that many files on my own every year.

So stocksubmitter can help for my own ports, but I don't get the same royalty boost.

But I still tend my own ports.


« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2022, 16:03 »
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In today's market I would never be exclusive to any agency. I would not even be image exclusive to any agency.

Financially it makes no sense at all to be exclusive or image exclusive.





 

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