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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2013, 15:12 »
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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2013, 15:13 »
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A bug?  He doesn't have any exclusive images, and there's still 32K on Dreamstime, for example.  He does have 2830 exclusive audio files, though.

If so, that would ceeeeertainly explain the lifting of upload limits.

Poncke v2

« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2013, 15:14 »
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Didnt he have a meeting with Getty at the time of the Google deal when Sean got the boot?

« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2013, 15:16 »
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Oh, and there's still the little matter of this:
http://peopleimages.com/

So, I don't think so.

Poncke v2

« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2013, 15:17 »
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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2013, 15:30 »
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A bug?  He doesn't have any exclusive images, and there's still 32K on Dreamstime, for example.  He does have 2830 exclusive audio files, though.

If so, that would ceeeeertainly explain the lifting of upload limits.

It's too much of a coincidence for me that his entire port has disappeared from SS ... and now he's suddenly wearing a crown at IS.

It appears that IS may have relaxed their normal rules for him (assuming it is just a question of timing of portfolio removal from FT, DT, etc) or have possibly been overruled by a Getty manager.

I've heard about Getty managers making big decisions regarding Istock contributors in the recent past so it certainly could have happened again.

« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2013, 15:30 »
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Maybe they "upgraded" him to a certain price group or best match status and they need to add the crown to push his files. Getty has many "exclusive" collections on istock (and getty) that are being sold elsewhere as well. Blendimages is the easiest example. They sell on istock, getty, their own site and also have their files on Shutterstock etc...

So I wouldnt be surprised if Yuri made a deal to get the same benefits and preferences.
« Last Edit: May 17, 2013, 15:41 by cobalt »

« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2013, 15:38 »
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its just the profile page, the portfolio has indie prices (at least looking at the credits)

Poncke v2

« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2013, 15:39 »
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Maybe their only prerequisite was that he had to remove his port from SS. That would benefit IS as well in terms of giving a small blow to their closest competition.

« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2013, 15:43 »
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As a "real" exclusive, I think I'd be a bit livid if he was allowed to reap exclusive benefits for images he is selling on his own site:
http://peopleimages.com/image/guiding-her-feet-with-love-baby-hands-mother
http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-photo-23912458-guiding-her-feet-with-love.php
for example...

However, since his portfolio is still at DP, Dreamstime, etc., maybe it's just a coincidence - an SS bug and and IS bug.

Poncke v2

« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2013, 15:47 »
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« Last Edit: May 17, 2013, 16:24 by Poncke v2 »

drial7m1

« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2013, 15:48 »
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You can never know for sure what IS is thinking.  But I'm sure it's not a glitch, I'd say it is a private deal with him and IS.  We however will not know unless someone involved decides to tell us.

in any case, everyone have a great weekend!

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2013, 15:49 »
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As a "real" exclusive, I think I'd be a bit livid if he was allowed to reap exclusive benefits for images he is selling on his own site:
http://peopleimages.com/image/guiding-her-feet-with-love-baby-hands-mother
http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-photo-23912458-guiding-her-feet-with-love.php
for example...

However, since his portfolio is still at DP, Dreamstime, etc., maybe it's just a coincidence - an SS bug and and IS bug.

It's not being sold at exclusive rates, but who knows what percentage he's getting.
Aren't there other pseudo-exclusives?

« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2013, 15:51 »
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He still has image sets up on SS

« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2013, 15:57 »
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Do prices matter? In a few week IS can just bump his work up to the signature+ collection regardless of exclusivity

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2013, 16:03 »
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Do prices matter? In a few week IS can just bump his work up to the signature+ collection regardless of exclusivity
Indeed, but if it's not a bug that he's being touted as 'exclusive', that will confuse the poor bewildered buyers far more than seven collections ever could.

« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2013, 16:04 »
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Do prices matter? In a few week IS can just bump his work up to the signature+ collection regardless of exclusivity
Indeed, but if it's not a bug that he's being touted as 'exclusive', that will confuse the poor bewildered buyers far more than seven collections ever could.
It may just take a little while until the system updates.

« Reply #18 on: May 17, 2013, 16:08 »
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Do prices matter? In a few week IS can just bump his work up to the signature+ collection regardless of exclusivity
Indeed, but if it's not a bug that he's being touted as 'exclusive', that will confuse the poor bewildered buyers far more than seven collections ever could.

Do buyers care if they are buying from an exclusive? Outside of price, I'd guess no.

« Reply #19 on: May 17, 2013, 16:11 »
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Do prices matter? In a few week IS can just bump his work up to the signature+ collection regardless of exclusivity
Indeed, but if it's not a bug that he's being touted as 'exclusive', that will confuse the poor bewildered buyers far more than seven collections ever could.

Do buyers care if they are buying from an exclusive? Outside of price, I'd guess no.

I think Yuri could legitimately claim to have a fan club.

« Reply #20 on: May 17, 2013, 16:15 »
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Well, if this is the "new exclusive" type of content that will be pushed in E+/signature+...and with the volume of files involved...that will really make the traditional istockers feel squeezed in that price level.

I dont blame Yuri for whatever deal he made, the guy is just running his business. But what about the regular istock exclusives?

But maybe it is a bug...just a fata morgana on the internet...

« Reply #21 on: May 17, 2013, 16:22 »
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A bug?  He doesn't have any exclusive images, and there's still 32K on Dreamstime, for example.  He does have 2830 exclusive audio files, though.

If so, that would ceeeeertainly explain the lifting of upload limits.


http://www.shutterstock.com/gallery-2700p1.html
It's too much of a coincidence for me that his entire port has disappeared from SS ... and now he's suddenly wearing a crown at IS.

It appears that IS may have relaxed their normal rules for him (assuming it is just a question of timing of portfolio removal from FT, DT, etc) or have possibly been overruled by a Getty manager.

I've heard about Getty managers making big decisions regarding Istock contributors in the recent past so it certainly could have happened again.


? Yet another SS bug or could be he is fully aware of what SS is up to these days and he feels IS will give his images better placement.
« Last Edit: May 17, 2013, 16:39 by gbalex »

« Reply #22 on: May 17, 2013, 16:24 »
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None of his images have Exclusive prices or crowns next to them.

I'll bet this is some kind of typical shady deal to get all his stuff into Signature+ en masse in time for the changeover.

Poncke v2

« Reply #23 on: May 17, 2013, 16:25 »
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Still his sets have his images

http://www.shutterstock.com/g/yuriarcurs/sets?page=2
I think the servers are updating because the images are also disappearing from the sets as we speak. Click on the thumbnail and the image is not available

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #24 on: May 17, 2013, 16:31 »
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Do prices matter? In a few week IS can just bump his work up to the signature+ collection regardless of exclusivity
Indeed, but if it's not a bug that he's being touted as 'exclusive', that will confuse the poor bewildered buyers far more than seven collections ever could.

Do buyers care if they are buying from an exclusive? Outside of price, I'd guess no.
Price is the thing. If a file is 'exclusive', they shouldn't be able to find it on any other site.
Also it's a matter of site honesty. Sneaking that sort of thing could lose buyer trust and confidence.
OTOH, maybe his own site didn't pan out as well as expected and he's abandoning it. He did say before that if he was going to be exclusive it would be with iStock, though he accepted all sorts of deals with other companies on the way.
« Last Edit: May 17, 2013, 16:34 by ShadySue »


 

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