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« on: December 27, 2011, 16:07 »
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Having been away for a few days over Xmas I've returned to find a nice Christmas card from Shutterstock waiting for me on my door mat. It had a seasonal photo and an illustration from credited contributors and 'Happy Holidays' written in 10 languages. It was a 5-section gate-fold card and actually cost them $1.82 to mail it internationally. I thought it was a really nice touch.

I just wondered if all their contributors got a similar card?


« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2011, 16:30 »
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Yup, Got the same card, nice gesture, I've returned the courtesy, and sent one back.

« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2011, 16:45 »
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I'm guessing that everyone who earned over X dollars got one, or perhaps the top X contributers.  I wonder what that amount was :)

Either way, a nice gesture from Shutterstock.
« Last Edit: December 28, 2011, 16:10 by leaf »

WarrenPrice

« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2011, 18:11 »
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I'm guessing that everyone who earned over X dollars got one, or perhaps the top X contributers.  I wonder what that amount was :)

It was more than I made.   ;D

« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2011, 18:16 »
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Nothing for me - I've only been back there since June though, so if it was based on earnings, I probably wouldn't have made enough.

lisafx

« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2011, 19:14 »
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Got mine.  I was very impressed too.  Actually hand signed by the brass.  They are certainly a class outfit. 

RacePhoto

« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2011, 23:57 »
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Got mine.  I was very impressed too.  Actually hand signed by the brass.  They are certainly a class outfit. 

Well I got an email from BigStock?  :-\

I suspect it could be a level or earnings thing, but I'd assume anyone who's over a certain earnings level, would probably make the annual sales numbers too?

Nice going, maybe some day I'll get one too.

« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2011, 02:44 »
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It's certainly an interesting gesture. They're deliberately staking a claim to being the agency that treats its contributors as respected partners. That's a very positive thing as you wouldn't bother doing that if you were going to shaft the same people in the foreseeable future.

Or am I overthinking things again?

« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2011, 06:14 »
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I got the greeting card too. What a nice surprise!

« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2011, 09:32 »
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I'm guessing that everyone who earned over X dollars got one, or perhaps the top X contributers.  I wonder what that amount was :)

havent you got one?

anybody over 10k $ that havent received?

« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2011, 16:09 »
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I'm guessing that everyone who earned over X dollars got one, or perhaps the top X contributers.  I wonder what that amount was :)

havent you got one?

anybody over 10k $ that havent received?

yes I got one

sc

« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2011, 20:45 »
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anybody over 10k $ that havent received?

I didn't get one

« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2011, 20:53 »
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...anybody over 10k $ that havent received?
Multiple times, no card.  >:(

« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2011, 13:04 »
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...anybody over 10k $ that havent received?
Multiple times, no card.  >:(
Same here.  Been over 10.000 for years but didn't get one.

« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2011, 13:10 »
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...anybody over 10k $ that havent received?
Multiple times, no card.  >:(
Same here.  Been over 10.000 for years but didn't get one.

Ditto, could have qualified at that level multiple years.

« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2011, 13:13 »
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...anybody over 10k $ that havent received?
Multiple times, no card.  >:(
Same here.  Been over 10.000 for years but didn't get one.

Ditto, could have qualified at that level multiple years.
No, I meant way over $10,000 last (this) year.

w7lwi

  • Those that don't stand up to evil enable evil.
« Reply #16 on: December 29, 2011, 13:20 »
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The actual wording on the card is "Thank you for being one of Shutterstock's top contributors and placing your trust in us."  This can be interpreted as either a top volume contributor, top dollar value to SS contributor or a combination of both.  Chances are we'll never know exactly which is correct or even if everyone who met that criteria received a card.


RacePhoto

« Reply #17 on: December 29, 2011, 15:29 »
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I'm guessing that everyone who earned over X dollars got one, or perhaps the top X contributers.  I wonder what that amount was :)

havent you got one?

anybody over 10k $ that havent received?

yes I got one

Can someone scan the card? I'll print one for myself and pretend I got it from them.  :D

Show Me The Card!    ;D (please?)
« Last Edit: December 30, 2011, 13:10 by RacePhoto »

« Reply #18 on: December 29, 2011, 15:36 »
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they have 33k contributors.. it would be a lot of money.. thats just life, I really dont mind.. at least they had a nice move to the top 100 perhaps

microstockphoto.co.uk

« Reply #19 on: December 29, 2011, 18:28 »
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Got one today, sent on Dec 13th: mail from the USA can take a long time to reach Europe sometimes.
Very nice design, not a usual greeting card.
« Last Edit: December 29, 2011, 18:30 by microstockphoto.co.uk »

sc

« Reply #20 on: December 29, 2011, 20:24 »
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I can't feel too bad about not getting one - I didn't send them one either.

Wim

« Reply #21 on: December 30, 2011, 04:40 »
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I can't feel too bad about not getting one - I didn't send them one either.

Exactly ;)

« Reply #22 on: December 30, 2011, 05:03 »
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...anybody over 10k $ that havent received?
Multiple times, no card.  >:(
Same here.  Been over 10.000 for years but didn't get one.

Ditto, could have qualified at that level multiple years.
No, I meant way over $10,000 last (this) year.
Yes I made over 10,000 last year also but like somebody says maybe they are taking  a long while to get to europe.

« Reply #23 on: December 30, 2011, 08:33 »
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Over 10K/yr for several years, and no card.  But I do live in Europe, and last week we had a strike of the post offices, so I expect lots of cards to arrive late.

lagereek

« Reply #24 on: December 30, 2011, 08:35 »
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Mine got lost! I saw it on my mail, then my wife started to erase stuff and Bang!  gone,  but yes!  classy outfit.
« Last Edit: December 30, 2011, 08:42 by lagereek »

« Reply #25 on: December 30, 2011, 13:46 »
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Mine got lost! I saw it on my mail, then my wife started to erase stuff and Bang!  gone,  but yes!  classy outfit.
It wasn't an email it was an actual card sent through the post!!!


 

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