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« Reply #25 on: December 15, 2009, 06:35 »
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Jon should give a raise only to contributors who don't accept to sell for less than 0.35$ on competitors sites (me).  ;D


« Reply #26 on: December 15, 2009, 10:39 »
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this thread keeps coming to the top and I keep thinking we are all getting a raise.!!  ???


Did SS say or was there ever a concrete reason to believe there would be a raise for everyone in 2009 ?

-Mark


There has been a raise every year in the spring, ... maybe since they started, I'm not sure.  Last year was the first year without a raise.



I thought that might have been your assumption, however, this last year included a period of freefall for corporate economies around the world. It was also a time where budget cuts were levied on corporations through layoffs, overhead cost cuts, marketing budget reductions etc ...  

It does not surprise me that SS did not offer what might have previously mistakenly been thought of as being an annual cost-of-living raise (COLA) raise. That being said ... there were many companies across industries that felt it was important to maintain loyalties by continuing to pay dividends and bonuses to its shareholders etc. during these trying times.



-Mark
http://markwpayne.wordpress.com

 



« Last Edit: December 17, 2009, 14:44 by mwp1969 »

« Reply #27 on: December 17, 2009, 10:08 »
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now lets take a roll call.  iStock announced new 2010 prices, then Dreamstime announced 2010 pricesFotolia just announced theirs... and... oh wait.. Shutterstock?  Where is yours :P?

« Reply #28 on: December 18, 2009, 11:52 »
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now lets take a roll call.  iStock announced new 2010 prices, then Dreamstime announced 2010 pricesFotolia just announced theirs... and... oh wait.. Shutterstock?  Where is yours :P?


Its interesting to see, when one major player announces its major changes (royalties, pricing etc.), how quickly other agencies get their own press release announcements out into the marketplace ...


-Mark
http://markwpayne.wordpress.com
 

« Reply #29 on: December 18, 2009, 12:27 »
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Didn't DT announce their future pricing plans first a few months ago?  I think FT probably had theirs planned before istock announced theirs.  SS usually do it in the spring but there was no raise this year, so it might be a different time now.  Perhaps they will do something with BigStock first?  I want to see what their strategy is with BigStock.

RacePhoto

« Reply #30 on: December 18, 2009, 15:16 »
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Its interesting to see, when one major player announces its major changes (royalties, pricing etc.), how quickly other agencies get their own press release announcements out into the marketplace ...
 

In my best Gomer Pile voice: Gollllllly!

Odd how the same thing happens with ISPs and cellular service providers too.  ;D Every look at cable, vs, dish / Sat. TV, vs AT&T Uverse.

Gollllllly!

I think they watch each other like vultures looking for a dead furry creature. When one sees something, they circle and flock around the same target.

Only move I want to see is some agency raising prices and raising commissions, that would be a nice trend in the other direction.

Limbo Stock pricing hasn't been much fun for me.  ;)

lisafx

« Reply #31 on: December 18, 2009, 16:53 »
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In my best Gomer Pile voice: Gollllllly!


Perfect impression!!  In my head it sounded exactly like Jim Neighbors ;D

lisafx

« Reply #32 on: December 18, 2009, 16:54 »
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FWIW, I wish we could retire this thread.  Every time I see it float to the top I get my hopes up for an actual raise and I am always disappointed :(

« Reply #33 on: December 18, 2009, 17:07 »
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FWIW, I wish we could retire this thread.  Every time I see it float to the top I get my hopes up for an actual raise and I am always disappointed :(


My apologies for having started it  ;)   I will say this ... I will look forward to being able to bring you the news of a SS raise for everyone once they announce one ...

Race

Airlines are another example of a dogpile. Once American Airlines sets the trend and seems to get away with it ... there is a mad rush for everyone else to jump on board the extra charge bandwagon ...


-Mark
http://markwpayne.wordpress.com



lisafx

« Reply #34 on: December 18, 2009, 17:33 »
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My apologies for having started it  ;)   I will say this ... I will look forward to being able to bring you the news of a SS raise for everyone once they announce one ...


Sorry Mark - I didn't mean that as a slam at you for starting the thread.  I appreciate how you help keep things lively around here :)

I am just waiting on that darned exclusivity fence again and hoping maybe Shutterstock will come along and give me a shove one way or the other ;D

« Reply #35 on: December 22, 2009, 16:27 »
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My apologies for having started it  ;)   I will say this ... I will look forward to being able to bring you the news of a SS raise for everyone once they announce one ...



Sorry Mark - I didn't mean that as a slam at you for starting the thread.  I appreciate how you help keep things lively around here :)

I am just waiting on that darned exclusivity fence again and hoping maybe Shutterstock will come along and give me a shove one way or the other ;D




I am not familiar with the terms but Shutterstock may have tied up a chunk of its capital with its recent BigStockPhoto acquisition. If they are able to do that and announce an across the board raise I will be quite impressed as well as happy  :)

 
-Mark
http://markwpayne.wordpress.com
 

traveler1116

« Reply #36 on: December 24, 2009, 01:54 »
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FWIW, I wish we could retire this thread.  Every time I see it float to the top I get my hopes up for an actual raise and I am always disappointed :(

I haven't been able to get on this site for a while now so I thought the same thing, stop teasing us!  ;)


 

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