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« Reply #25 on: August 16, 2015, 12:48 »
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Not that I care, but I imagine anything to do with the "state of RC targets and the like" to be pretty important to most people.
Yeah that's true but they've had that announcement the last few years that nothing is changing you won't go down from where you are.  So it's not necessarily a big announcement.

thats really true, I've lost 1000 bucks already so what is the meaning of gaining a little 1-2 bucks?
You mean when you went nonexclusive?  I'm sure you'll make it up at your other sites.
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formerly was the same while I was exclusive, earnings was decreasing day by day on istock, so I left exclusivity for this reason.


« Reply #26 on: August 16, 2015, 12:55 »
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From tickstock
- You mean when you went nonexclusive?  I'm sure you'll make it up at your other sites.

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Many indies are interested that istock and getty survive. 3 marketplaces is better than two.

But they don't seem to be interested in growing their business and without a CEO?

Maybe the carlyle group is already planning to cut it up and sell different pieces.

It is highly bizzarre that a company with so many problems is left without leadership for so long.

« Last Edit: August 16, 2015, 12:57 by cobalt »

« Reply #27 on: August 16, 2015, 14:29 »
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What would be positive:

- get rid of the RC system and replace it with lifetime earnings,including all earnings from getty,pp,subs etc...

- offer the third path of exclusive images, like adobe does

- reestablish the old public lightbox system and encourage people to "collect" files across their favorite theme and post these galleries to social media and sharing. Think of an intelligent system to reward those that do this and drive sales and traffic to istock. Use the crowd intelligently to curate millions of files. Discover and promote the editing talents in the community.

- make istock work smoothly and speed it up to be competitive

- give artists a good app for direct uploads from mobile phones, look at how great the fotolia app is.

- offer industry standard rates for video, especially 4k

- a new CEO that knows how to communicate online and can draw people in (buyers and producers) and attract a loyal following

- bring in a social media manager who leads by example with visible experience.

https://plus.google.com/+ThomasHawk


If a single artist like Thomas Hawk can have over 7 million followers, then the social media manager of a company like getty and istock should have a much, much larger following. Dont allow amateurs to run your campaign, bring in professionals who can show from their own blogs or following that they know how to lead.

etc...


What they will do?

something abrupt and aggressive and very unlogical,

untested, so the site breaks down and people cant buy files in the most important buying season

and many "exciting" announcements that will lower our income...

At least this has been their routine for several years now...I dont see an indication that they will break their pattern, sadly...for some reason I dont understand they love drama.

Whatever they do, the biggest benefit will go to SS and adobe, like in all the other years...

I would love to see all your positive predictions come true because you have some great ideas there. But what I am truly expecting is just what you said will probably be what actually happens as history always seems to repeat itself:

"...something abrupt and aggressive and very illogical, untested, so the site breaks down and people cant buy files in the most important buying season, and many "exciting" announcements that will lower our income..."


One of the best ones was when they got rid of all the lower pricing for small sized downloads, which dismissed all of the web/blogger buyers. The spin we got from gurus at HQ though was the exciting upside of how many more sales and how much more we were going to make because they also made all the XXL and XXXL files so much cheaper too in the process. So we were going to sell a lot more files and not less with the new 3 credit pricing for all sized Signature files. Well, we all know how that went. And then shortly thereafter they practically exterminated credit sales completely by dropping prices by an average of 400% with the subs plan. Let me stop here before I start to get even sicker because I feel like I already just threw up a little bit in my mouth.

« Reply #28 on: August 16, 2015, 14:37 »
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look how related visitors graph and sale graph




« Reply #29 on: August 16, 2015, 17:21 »
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look how related visitors graph and sale graph




These are for slightly different time perio (allexa goes back to October), but I  doubt many graphs of this year on istock look different then yours.  Mine looks the same.

« Reply #30 on: August 20, 2015, 11:23 »
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Not that I care, but I imagine anything to do with the "state of RC targets and the like" to be pretty important to most people.
Yeah that's true but they've had that announcement the last few years that nothing is changing you won't go down from where you are.  So it's not necessarily a big announcement.

I don't know if one can assume that is the content of the announcement this year.
I'm not, I think there will be a change this year.  Still when you put something in quotes you are saying iStock said there will be a "big announcement" when nobody actually said that.

Welcome to Planet Earth Ticktock. This may be helpful translation for you. They aren't meant to be direct quotes, but are meant to be sarcastic or sceptical quotes.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scare_quotes

Scare quotes, shudder quotes, or sneer quotes are quotation marks placed around a word or phrase to signal that a term is being used in a nonstandard, ironic, or in another special sense. They may be used to imply that a particular expression is not necessarily how the author would have worded a concept. Scare quotes may serve a function similar to verbally preceding a phrase with the expression "so-called", they may imply skepticism or disagreement, or that the writer intends an opposite sense of the words enclosed in quotes.

Big Announcement is not what iStock wrote but is what the author was indicating the view was. I cringe at the next announcement from iStock. The history has not been good news.

Announcing nothing happened is not announcing anything. Why would iStock "announce" no change?

« Reply #31 on: August 20, 2015, 11:49 »
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Not that I care, but I imagine anything to do with the "state of RC targets and the like" to be pretty important to most people.
Yeah that's true but they've had that announcement the last few years that nothing is changing you won't go down from where you are.  So it's not necessarily a big announcement.

I don't know if one can assume that is the content of the announcement this year.
I'm not, I think there will be a change this year.  Still when you put something in quotes you are saying iStock said there will be a "big announcement" when nobody actually said that.

Welcome to Planet Earth Ticktock. This may be helpful translation for you. They aren't meant to be direct quotes, but are meant to be sarcastic or sceptical quotes.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scare_quotes

Scare quotes, shudder quotes, or sneer quotes are quotation marks placed around a word or phrase to signal that a term is being used in a nonstandard, ironic, or in another special sense. They may be used to imply that a particular expression is not necessarily how the author would have worded a concept. Scare quotes may serve a function similar to verbally preceding a phrase with the expression "so-called", they may imply skepticism or disagreement, or that the writer intends an opposite sense of the words enclosed in quotes.

Big Announcement is not what iStock wrote but is what the author was indicating the view was. I cringe at the next announcement from iStock. The history has not been good news.

Announcing nothing happened is not announcing anything. Why would iStock "announce" no change?
This is what was said.  (I'm using quotes here because I'm quoting someone with what they actually said, not something I made up)  "But it's the advertised "big announcement" that I am specifically referring to."

He is "specifically referring to" iStock's advertised "big announcement".  How can he specifically be referring to something that was never said?  He can't that wouldn't make any sense, he's saying iStock said that.

« Reply #32 on: August 22, 2015, 08:56 »
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Hold onto your chin straps. F6 is only about a week away now.

« Reply #33 on: August 22, 2015, 09:00 »
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Hold onto your chin straps. F6 is only about a week away now.

so sorry but what is the meaning of F6

« Reply #34 on: August 22, 2015, 09:04 »
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F = Fail
6 = 6X

« Reply #35 on: August 22, 2015, 09:11 »
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Actually, the whole "F" concept was started by iStock in the summer of 2010 when they pressed the self destruct button by redesigning the iStock site and in the process breaking the site almost completely. They called the revamp "F5" at the time.

http://www.istockphoto.com/article_view.php?ID=826

F5 is a keyboard function key which is commonly used as a reload/refresh key in many web browsers and other applications.

ShadySue

« Reply #36 on: August 22, 2015, 11:03 »
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Even before that they had a sort of 'game' whereby some admin would post 'F5' to hype up excitement before an announcement. Back in the day, these announcements were fairly often good and/or interesting.

« Reply #37 on: August 22, 2015, 11:53 »
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Everything about Istock is interesting - now that I am not a contributor there.  I can sit back without cringing and witness what a spectacular display of greed and bad choices they have presented.

« Reply #38 on: August 22, 2015, 11:58 »
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now that I am not a contributor there

congrats to you!

I can now only just stop uloading new images ato istock but still I'm uploading to other sites.
« Last Edit: August 22, 2015, 15:19 by madman »

« Reply #39 on: September 03, 2015, 01:34 »
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I just noticed a new member log-in screen. So it looks like the September site changes have started. I haven't had time to really check out the rest of the site. Has anyone noticed if they have broken anything in the process yet?

« Reply #40 on: September 04, 2015, 06:17 »
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I just noticed a new member log-in screen. So it looks like the September site changes have started. I haven't had time to really check out the rest of the site. Has anyone noticed if they have broken anything in the process yet?

WOOOOWWWW!....  What a big development!....


 

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