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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 »


 

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