MicrostockGroup Sponsors


Author Topic: Yuri Arcurs First Public Statement  (Read 77174 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Yuri_Arcurs

  • One Crazy PhotoManic MadPerson
« on: July 25, 2013, 14:05 »
-15
Microstock sees its first major setback in 6 years and here is why:

http://arcurs.com/2013/07/microstock-sees-its-first-major-setback-in-6-years-and-here-is-why/


« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2013, 14:09 »
+2
I assume you meant revealed your involvement not reviled, although the typo made me laugh.

« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2013, 14:11 »
+2
You may want to have a proof reader check that for spelling and other errors :).  Like 'disruptive', not 'eruptive'

« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2013, 14:12 »
0
I also had a laugh at Yuri's angle investment.  But the misuse of its in the title warned me that I was in for some typos.

« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2013, 14:16 »
+7
Remember your classics  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Icarus

« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2013, 14:21 »
0
I also had a laugh at Yuri's angle investment.  But the misuse of its in the title warned me that I was in for some typos.

Well, no duh. Nobody is investing in curves anymore. Angles are the future.  ;)

I shouldn't joke. I make typos all the time.

« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2013, 14:25 »
0
hahahahhahahahaha I will get back to you guys when I stop laughing

Donvanstaden

« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2013, 14:29 »
+4
Al hale the mitey keeng Arcurs!!!

« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2013, 14:29 »
0
The misuse of its in the title warned me that I was in for some typos.

"Its" without the apostrophe is correct in that context. It's right how he has written it. "Its" without the apostrophe is the possessive.

It is a grammatical and spelling exception.

« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2013, 14:31 »
0
The misuse of its in the title warned me that I was in for some typos.

"Its" without the apostrophe is correct in that context. It is right how he has written it. "Its" without the apostrophe is the possessive.

It is a grammatical and spelling exception.

It's been edited.  When I checked the page a few minutes ago, it was it's.

« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2013, 14:34 »
+6
"Regardless of how you look at it, our redrawel of images from microstock constitute the first substantial setback in microstock history."

Yeah, ok, lol.

RT


« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2013, 14:35 »
+6
Reading between the lines I get the impression things aren't going as well with the Getty deal as you'd expected, I'm not sure a blog post trying to convince buyers that they should now buy at Getty just because you're there will help that much, but I suppose you've got to try something.

Yuri_Arcurs

  • One Crazy PhotoManic MadPerson
« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2013, 14:37 »
0
Hi Guys. Im here. I have the next 1-2h. Send me some proper questions

« Reply #13 on: July 25, 2013, 14:39 »
+24
So, iStock is lying when they say they are the only site hosting your images

« Reply #14 on: July 25, 2013, 14:45 »
0
So, iStock is lying when they say they are the only site hosting your images
Great post

Yuri_Arcurs

  • One Crazy PhotoManic MadPerson
« Reply #15 on: July 25, 2013, 14:45 »
-6
So, iStock is lying when they say they are the only site hosting your images

No. They are not. Exclusive does not mean Istock only. It means partner sites as well. This can't be news.

Yuri_Arcurs

  • One Crazy PhotoManic MadPerson
« Reply #16 on: July 25, 2013, 14:46 »
-4
For the last two years there has been an opt in/opt out of partner programs. We are one of those programs


« Reply #17 on: July 25, 2013, 14:48 »
+13
So, iStock is lying when they say they are the only site hosting your images


No. They are not. Exclusive does not mean Istock only. It means partner sites as well. This can't be news.

So how come your images are still on dreamstime?
http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photos-helpful-chef-image29498268

If i had to go exclusive I'd have to remove all my images first from other agencies. Can u explain why you seem to have images at DT?
« Last Edit: July 25, 2013, 14:51 by picture5469 »

« Reply #18 on: July 25, 2013, 14:48 »
+18
You might have noticed huge amounts of images being removed from micro subscription sites such as Shutterstock.com, Fotolia.com, Dreamstime.com etc.

because we (contributors) looked for it, bet buyers haven't felt a thing

You might also have noticed that Shutterstocks stock have dropped more than 12% over the past week.

yeah because of you


Perhaps you have also seen the public statement that GettyImages made about Yuri Arcurs and PeopleImages.com going exclusive with Getty/Istock and removing close to 100000 images from competitors (Shutterstock, Fotolia, Dreamstime, etc)


we (contributors) have seen it and actually we are talking about 60k files, guess you are learning maths with professionals back at GI

And if you keep a really close eye on this industry, you might have noticed that on the same day as the Getty announcement (July 16th), I also revealed my involvement in Scoopshot.com through a 1.4mil USD angle investment at a press conference in London. You can read more about it on techcrunch.

indeed, a genius move, we talking about a wow collection

To sum up: In one day, microstock saw a public release confirming that Yuri Arcurs (me) and all our 20 photographers (70% of which are on the top 10 in the world) and our entire peopleimages.com production house, would leave and move all images to Istock/Getty. They witnessed an otherwise underestimated industry (mobile photography, scoopshot.com) being granted a seal of trust in a 1.2mil USD investment.

21 x 0.7 = 14 ... 14 photographers on the top 10 OK

Furthermore, and perhaps the most interesting part: most of us would have been in the belief that sites like Shutterstock, Fotolia and others where the disruptive industry, now have to consider if they are in fact being disrupted themselves, by mobile photography.

again brilliant collection at scoopshot

Holy cow, what a week.

believe you are talking about the 2 months you took to leave microstock for good while feeding your pockets at contributors/buyers expense

Thinking back I must admit, that my chances where low: when 20% of the CEOs where sleeping in the sun, 20% had no clue what the industry was actually about, 15% thought that the only food customers needed was burgers and if they did not eat it for breakfast we just needed to convince them. The 35% rest where paralyzed by the initial success and for all means did not want the change anything.

again you are having maths problem (by 10%) but lets say those 10% mean you don't know have a clue about this industry as well, believe if you can blame other sure they can blame you

just to finish you have spoken about mobile photography like 10 times, maybe try one more because we aren't still convinced ;D

« Reply #19 on: July 25, 2013, 14:50 »
+15
So, iStock is lying when they say they are the only site hosting your images

No. They are not. Exclusive does not mean Istock only. It means partner sites as well. This can't be news.

From your press release:
"iStockphoto is now the only site where the Arcurs Collection of photo, video, audio and vector elements can be found"

Pretty clear.

« Reply #20 on: July 25, 2013, 14:51 »
+1
Hi Yuri,

How are model releases handled on scoopshot?

Good luck,

Mark

« Reply #21 on: July 25, 2013, 14:52 »
-14
excellent Yuri !

this press release will be the nail in the coffin for the few microstockers left who still dream about the downfall of Getty, RM, and the so called "macrosaurs".

and yeah, if the top micro agencies can't keep their top sellers investors have definitely a hot potato in their hands or at least some will read it that way.



EmberMike

« Reply #22 on: July 25, 2013, 14:53 »
+50
Yuri, I used to respect you and what you've been able to accomplish in microstock. But the way you've handled this is really disgusting.

Microstock companies gave you the opportunity to become what you are today. Maybe you've outgrown them, but it's really disrespectful to mock these companies on your way out the door, saying things like "professionals work with professionals" and calling your departure "the first substantial setback in microstock history."

You aren't microstock. We all are, and some of us real professionals in microstock wouldn't act like children on our way out the door if we ever opted to move on. 

Yuri_Arcurs

  • One Crazy PhotoManic MadPerson
« Reply #23 on: July 25, 2013, 14:56 »
-1
You might have noticed huge amounts of images being removed from micro subscription sites such as Shutterstock.com, Fotolia.com, Dreamstime.com etc.

because we (contributors) looked for it, bet buyers haven't felt a thing

You might also have noticed that Shutterstocks stock have dropped more than 12% over the past week.

yeah because of you


Perhaps you have also seen the public statement that GettyImages made about Yuri Arcurs and PeopleImages.com going exclusive with Getty/Istock and removing close to 100000 images from competitors (Shutterstock, Fotolia, Dreamstime, etc)


we (contributors) have seen it and actually we are talking about 60k files, guess you are learning maths with professionals back at GI

And if you keep a really close eye on this industry, you might have noticed that on the same day as the Getty announcement (July 16th), I also revealed my involvement in Scoopshot.com through a 1.4mil USD angle investment at a press conference in London. You can read more about it on techcrunch.

indeed, a genius move, we talking about a wow collection

To sum up: In one day, microstock saw a public release confirming that Yuri Arcurs (me) and all our 20 photographers (70% of which are on the top 10 in the world) and our entire peopleimages.com production house, would leave and move all images to Istock/Getty. They witnessed an otherwise underestimated industry (mobile photography, scoopshot.com) being granted a seal of trust in a 1.2mil USD investment.

21 x 0.7 = 14 ... 14 photographers on the top 10 OK

Furthermore, and perhaps the most interesting part: most of us would have been in the belief that sites like Shutterstock, Fotolia and others where the disruptive industry, now have to consider if they are in fact being disrupted themselves, by mobile photography.

again brilliant collection at scoopshot

Holy cow, what a week.

believe you are talking about the 2 months you took to leave microstock for good while feeding your pockets at contributors/buyers expense

Thinking back I must admit, that my chances where low: when 20% of the CEOs where sleeping in the sun, 20% had no clue what the industry was actually about, 15% thought that the only food customers needed was burgers and if they did not eat it for breakfast we just needed to convince them. The 35% rest where paralyzed by the initial success and for all means did not want the change anything.

again you are having maths problem (by 10%) but lets say those 10% mean you don't know have a clue about this industry as well, believe if you can blame other sure they can blame you

just to finish you have spoken about mobile photography like 10 times, maybe try one more because we aren't still convinced ;D

You are really angry! Why? I made your day didn't I?

« Reply #24 on: July 25, 2013, 14:57 »
+6
Could u be kind enough to answer my question please Yuri as to why you still have images on DT?
Thanks


 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
36 Replies
16729 Views
Last post December 12, 2008, 12:09
by download
1 Replies
3748 Views
Last post May 25, 2011, 07:16
by RT
0 Replies
1997 Views
Last post April 13, 2012, 10:41
by williamju
136 Replies
25242 Views
Last post March 23, 2016, 20:43
by goober
8 Replies
1751 Views
Last post December 20, 2018, 13:06
by Pauws99

Sponsors

Microstock Poll Results