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Shelma1

« Reply #25 on: March 19, 2014, 16:23 »
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Really? What's "going on?" Why won't you answer my question? It's a simple one.
What is your question?  Looking back, is your question what's my point?  If so then I can answer that.  She said she wanted a raise in royalty % and I said she could have one by not supporting sites like iStock that only pay 15-20% (apparently that is a very unpopular view from all the negatives it got) but on the other hand if you support sites that pay more than 30% you will make less money according to Jon Oringer at Shutterstock.

Oh please. I asked you twice if this is a sociological experiment. By refusing three times to answer the question and pretending you don't know what I asked, you've just given yourself away.


« Reply #26 on: March 19, 2014, 16:29 »
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« Reply #27 on: March 19, 2014, 17:05 »
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Besides don't you know that if any site pays you more than 30% you'll make less money overall.


I'm sorry. What do you mean by this? I don't understand or was this sarcasm?

Brian Fitzgerald - Jefferies

When you guys think of the rev share agreements with contributors, there are competitors out there that have more generous revenue shares. Can you -- would that tend to impact or take share from you guys over the course of time or can you talk about how that dynamic is panning out? And then, it seems like guys have been driving down pricing among your major competitors. They're now trying to price match. Have you seen any real impact from that thus far? Thanks.

Jon Oringer - Founder, CEO & Chairman

Yes, as far as our contributors go, we've had 30% of them and we've seen competitors come in and try to play with that number. What happens is if they payout more to contributors, they leave less room for marketing spend and that causes less sales in the long run and less payout to their contributors. So with this we really found the sweet spot over the past 10 years with the subscription plan, with the 30% payout, and competitors have come and gone and tried different things but we haven't seen much change.

http://seekingalpha.com/article/2037843-shutterstocks-ceo-discusses-q4-2013-results-earnings-call-transcript?page=6


Ah, I see. I can't say I really agree with his statement, but to each his own.

Shelma1

« Reply #28 on: March 19, 2014, 17:26 »
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LOL you were serious?  Yes you figured me out, I'm doing a sociological experiment.  I'm really a Harvard professor and you were my most interesting case until you figured it all out.  Drat!!!

ETA:  I shouldn't have to write this but then again maybe I do, I'm not really a Harvard professor doing a sociological experiment involving Shelma.

Humor me for a moment. You're on the boards day after day during business hours posting and reposting snips from the same news articles found online. You don't seem to have a strong opinion about anything one way or another; your main motivation seems to be to get a rise out of people by making almost every discussion you're involved in Getty/iStock vs. Shutterstock.

It's an odd way to conduct yourself. It seems you're either an employee of Getty or just playing around here for some reason. I don't for a minute think it's directed at me in particular.

ShadySue

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« Reply #29 on: March 19, 2014, 17:30 »
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You're on the boards day after day during business hours ...
How do you know where they come from, therefore what business hours would be there?
In any case s/he might be retired, unemployed, rich or work non-traditional hours; or be a full time stock photographer.

« Reply #30 on: March 19, 2014, 17:31 »
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« Reply #31 on: March 19, 2014, 17:33 »
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« Reply #32 on: March 19, 2014, 17:51 »
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tickstock posts a lot I disagree with but has a point of view different to mine that doesn't make him a troll. Personally I see little point in always reading posts I agree with - thats how you stop thinking.

« Reply #33 on: March 19, 2014, 18:01 »
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Goofy

« Reply #34 on: March 19, 2014, 18:25 »
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I would like to see once in my life : 48-hour rise of royalties % for contributor !

Instead we most likely will get our 'claw-back' emails within the next 48-hours since the PP payout is now closed for Feb  :-\


lisafx

« Reply #35 on: March 19, 2014, 20:49 »
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Am I correct that long time ago Dreamstime had one day in a year with 100% fot authors?

Yes, it would be nice if any stock agency do that, but please, not friday - sunday!  :P
iStock used to.

Only for exclusives.  DT did it for all contributors.

« Reply #36 on: March 19, 2014, 21:57 »
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Am I correct that long time ago Dreamstime had one day in a year with 100% fot authors?

Yes, it would be nice if any stock agency do that, but please, not friday - sunday!  :P
iStock used to.

Only for exclusives.  DT did it for all contributors.

Envato have this also maybe whole week but in slowest month. Also when they are making discount for buyers they dont cut percentage from contributor side.

lisafx

« Reply #37 on: March 19, 2014, 22:23 »
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Envato have this also maybe whole week but in slowest month. Also when they are making discount for buyers they dont cut percentage from contributor side.

You're right.  That was very generous and much appreciated.  Those type of gestures go a long way toward contributor loyalty. 

BoBoBolinski

« Reply #38 on: March 21, 2014, 04:09 »
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Oh please. I asked you twice if this is a sociological experiment. By refusing three times to answer the question and pretending you don't know what I asked, you've just given yourself away."

I personally find you a very aggressive poster, tickstock has not 'given anything away', you are just making yourself look ridiculous.


 

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