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antistock

« Reply #575 on: January 25, 2012, 07:52 »
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what's the point for Getty to keep IS in canada by the way ?

it's just a mess, they should merge the two companies, share the same data center and use the same CMS/DAM as well rather than bug fix IS.

layoffs are always happening when companies miss sales targets.
the old CEO also got fired from getty .. they're obviously cleaning up IS and refocusing on their core business.
IS' the new CEO must have had orders from the top to end the happy farm at IS and add some corporate style management that means from now on it's a no-bullsh-it operation run by suits.

it's finally game over for the old IS.
Getty knows very well how to sell photos and how to screw contributors.


« Reply #576 on: January 25, 2012, 08:08 »
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Getty knows very well how to sell photos ....

That's probably why their share price disintegrated and those left clutching slices of the company were overjoyed to hive them off to the corporate raiders at what would once have been bargain basement prices.

lisafx

« Reply #577 on: January 25, 2012, 12:01 »
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Lisa, it would be highly likely, had you concentrated on IS, you would have had a lot more images. You would be able to upload more with your huge capacity to making quality images.

You're very sweet to say so.  I wish I did have a huge capacity to make quality images.  I hope my images are quality, but I know my capacity is more modest :)

This is one thing I can say for certain.  Unlike most indies, perhaps, I have always produced exactly as many images as I am comfortable with, which is roughly 100 images a month, give or take.   That is well within my upload limits as a BD on Istock.  

I am completely in awe of people like Sean Locke, who as a one-man-show can produce a couple thousand brilliant images a year, but it's not a pace I would be happy having to keep.
« Last Edit: January 25, 2012, 12:11 by lisafx »

antistock

« Reply #578 on: January 25, 2012, 12:19 »
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Getty knows very well how to sell photos ....

That's probably why their share price disintegrated and those left clutching slices of the company were overjoyed to hive them off to the corporate raiders at what would once have been bargain basement prices.

media companies come and go quickly ... look what happened to Myspace or what's happening to Yahoo, and RIM, Nokia and many others all in sharp decline.

Getty stock was a bubble to say the least, we can't blame microstock for that.


 

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