with iStock's decision to offer exclusive content through non-exclusive partners, and Getty now marketing tiny size images while offering to purchase Flickr photos from individuals it appears that the exclusive marketing model has changed.
New York, NY (PRWEB) October 20, 2009
Jim DeLillo, a Gold Level contributor (10,000 downloads) has ended his exclusivity agreement with the microstock giant iStock. A New Jersey photographer, DeLillo is ranked 1267 worldwide by http://istockcharts.multimedia.de/ and is credited with over 11,000 downloads.
Full artist Exclusivity on iStock means images, video or audio files cannot be sold on other royalty-free sites or businesses, with the exception of Getty Images. The agreement restricted DeLillo to selling his royalty-free (RF) stock images only through iStock. The benefits of such an agreement can include increased payout rates, higher upload limits, quicker approval times, and some additional marketing exposure.
Although canceling the agreement means losing some benefits, going non-exclusive empowers DeLillo to sell RF stock photography through whatever outlet he chooses. The microstock market is growing at an amazing rate, as there are over thirty-three commonly known microstock agencies.
DeLillo says, "with iStock's decision to offer exclusive content through non-exclusive partners, and Getty now marketing tiny size images while offering to purchase Flickr photos from individuals it appears that the exclusive marketing model has changed."
"I want to follow the view that more sales channels are better," adds DeLillo, "Fotolia, one of the world's leading sources for high quality microstock imagery is the logical first stop for me. They are experiencing rapid growth and being very innovative in their marketing."
Fotolia is where recent hires Garth Johnson, former VP Business and Community Development of rival firm iStockphoto, and iStockphoto co-founder, Patrick Lor, have recently taken executive positions.
"Having had the privilege of collaborating with Jim DeLillo in the past, I know his exceptional portfolio will only enhance Fotolia's collection of over seven million images," says Garth Johnson, Fotolia Executive Vice President, North America. "We welcome him to the Fotolia community with open arms."
About Jim DeLillo
Jim DeLillo is a photographer that has over 20 years of experience including international publications such as Woman's World Magazine and many other daily, weekly, and monthly periodicals. His photojournalist, reality based, eclectic style provides a refreshing break from the stiffly posed studio shots. Jim can be followed on Twitter http://twitter.com/jimdeli
Over 1.3 million people prefer Fotolia, LLC for affordable, royalty-free images, graphics and HD videos. With the introduction of the Infinite Collection, Fotolia became the first worldwide microstock organization to offer both crowd-sourced and professional images on one site. Founded in New York City in 2005, Fotolia spans the globe with websites in 10 languages and offices in 12 countries. With over 7,000,000 images to choose from, find it on Fotolia. http://www.fotolia.com