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« Reply #75 on: June 01, 2020, 13:02 »
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May I recommend tweeting about the pay slash, the reco to go to Adobe instead, and the petition, and adding @adage (Advertising Age) and @adweek (Adweek) to get their attention? Theyre the major newsmagazines for the advertising industry. Maybe we can get them to run a story about it. If anyone can think of other publications to add that reach large numbers of buyers...

Also, @freelancersu ...Freelancers Union, based in NYC. They also write stories.

I've noticed the NYTimes has started using shutterstock images since the coronavirus so I'd tag them as well @nytimes


« Reply #76 on: June 01, 2020, 13:13 »
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They are also deleting posts on the forum.

This is what, in our marvelous liberal democrat society, we call freedom of speech

Given their kowtowing to China's censorship, we shouldn't be surprised at their attitude toward freedom of speech. Really disgusted.

Big contrast with Alamy when they dropped commissions from 50% to 40%, they let people vent and came on the forums and interacted with people as well as responding to contributor emails. They are far from perfect but at least they don't ban people, instead they try to engage with their contributors.



« Reply #77 on: June 01, 2020, 13:19 »
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They are also deleting posts on the forum.

This is what, in our marvelous liberal democrat society, we call freedom of speech

Given their kowtowing to China's censorship, we shouldn't be surprised at their attitude toward freedom of speech. Really disgusted.

Big contrast with Alamy when they dropped commissions from 50% to 40%, they let people vent and came on the forums and interacted with people as well as responding to contributor emails. They are far from perfect but at least they don't ban people, instead they try to engage with their contributors.

Even iStock outlined *exactly* what the new structure was before it went live (i cant believe i just said that...)

« Reply #78 on: June 01, 2020, 17:34 »
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Shutterstock goes to war against their own producer community in the middle of the corona pandemic and global recession cutting income of producers aggressively with just 6 days notice. Those who complained most about losing income abruptly got deleted from the platform

Seriously, which brilliant mind at HQ thought this would be a fantastic headline to be spread all over social media??

How will that grow their business?

It really is so sad. We have seen so many similar things before. Going to war against producers is simply bad for business. No company with a sane mind intentionally provokes a global online shitstorm.

The content can easily be moved elsewhere and the customers go where the content is. It takes a while, yes.

But why would producers support a company that treats them like this.

SS was such a great place. What happened? It feels like this is a completly different business.
the 'great' (barf) jon oringer left after cashing in

« Reply #79 on: June 03, 2020, 07:30 »
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Yup..... They now cut away my income, and have started deleting my portfolio. Yesterday it was at 795, right now at 130.......

« Reply #80 on: June 03, 2020, 10:07 »
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Shutterstock goes to war against their own producer community in the middle of the corona pandemic and global recession cutting income of producers aggressively with just 6 days notice. Those who complained most about losing income abruptly got deleted from the platform

Seriously, which brilliant mind at HQ thought this would be a fantastic headline to be spread all over social media??

How will that grow their business?

It really is so sad. We have seen so many similar things before. Going to war against producers is simply bad for business. No company with a sane mind intentionally provokes a global online shitstorm.

The content can easily be moved elsewhere and the customers go where the content is. It takes a while, yes.

But why would producers support a company that treats them like this.

SS was such a great place. What happened? It feels like this is a completly different business.
the 'great' (barf) jon oringer left after cashing in

He didn't leave Shutterstock. He's now Executive Chairman of the Board.

« Reply #81 on: June 03, 2020, 10:46 »
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They are also deleting posts on the forum.

This is what, in our marvelous liberal democrat society, we call freedom of speech

Just a small clarification: the freedom of speech is meant to protect us against an abusive government. A private company is something very different.

What SS did was expected. It shouldn't be a surprise for anyone. It's their forum and their rules. It also happened before this royalty debacle. Members using abusive language were suspended or banned. It also happens, granted less often, on this forum as well.
A private forum has nothing to do with any liberal or illiberal societies because a private company is NOT a democracy.

Even on this forum, it is very much advisable to stay as anonymous as possible if one intends to criticize an agency, without wishing to leave it.


« Last Edit: June 03, 2020, 10:49 by Zero Talent »


 

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