Art Life Images Marks its First Half Year with 2 Million Images Available to Professional Stock Art Buyers

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Chris DeLellis' Art Life Media appears on the scene as a new major market player in the traditional stock image licensing business with its Art Life Images division.

We are pursuing the build of a staff sales team as well as now beginning to recruit for our new IAE model. The IAE approach is not for everyone, but if you're an industry pro with over 5 years of successfully dealing with a quota and are looking at change, self-initiated or not, this model can be exceptionally appealing and lucrative.

Art Life Images, a new type of traditional stock photography agency, opened its virtual doors in January 2007. Supported by the image hosting and search services of its partner, THP Photo Services, Art Life has been able to effectively deliver over 2 million professional stock images from top global producers to professional art buyers in only 6 months.

Chris DeLellis, founder of Art Life Media, is a former executive of the Jacksonville Florida-based stock agency SuperStock. "We are exceptionally pleased with our progress and with the support and encouragement we receive from both the THP (Technology Hosting Platform) and from our suppliers, who are the best of the best. We are aware of the environmental challenges facing the industry and believe we now represent a combination of the highest quality product backed by best-of-breed, cost effective technologies positioning us as a fresh and hopefully preferred alternative."

Focusing on sales, marketing and client services, Art Life has also taken a new streamlined and remote-driven approach to building its growing sales force. Art Life's new Independent Account Executive (IAE) model provides the means for long-time industry sales pros to operate as independent, high-commission agents, while still enjoying the full research and accounting support expected from a long-established stock image provider.

Anne Erdman, who recently relocated with her husband and new baby to southern Florida to be closer to family, found the IAE model to be a perfect fit for her, "I was with Corbis, Los Angeles for 5 years before we decided to head back East. The Art Life model has allowed me to continue in my hard earned career and maintain important relationships in a way that works with my current situation. Actually, Art Life has a lot of images that were not available to me before which is an additional advantage. It's amazing what the company has accomplished in 7 months."

DeLellis adds, "We are pursuing the build of a staff sales team as well as now beginning to recruit for our new IAE model. The IAE approach is not for everyone, but if you're an industry pro with over 5 years of successfully dealing with a quota and are looking at change, self-initiated or not, this model can be exceptionally appealing and lucrative."

He also points out another interesting achievement in Art Life's quick escalation in the Google search engine ranks, "I guess all of those SEO chores in the past are paying off. We like to say we license 'professional stock photography'; type that into Google and, yep, we're on the first page. Not bad for a URL that's only 7 months live on the web."

About Art Life Images:
Art Life Images, a division of Art Life Media, Inc., is a premier purveyor and distributor of the finest stock photography and illustrative art. Art Life's sales and research team span 20 years of experience serving a diverse and broad clientele of image patrons. Born out of commitment and opportunity, Art Life Images serves its special "Lifers", the creative artists, and their patrons to meet and succeed through the discovery of essential messages in powerful Rights-Managed and Royalty-Free images.

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Corp Communications
etoole @ artlifeimages.com
Art Life Images
904-288-5565
http://www.ArtLifeImages.com

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