Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Thinkstock Launches Innovative Social Media-Based Art Buying Service

Seattle, WA, June 7, 2010. Thinkstock, an image subscription product that offers value-conscious professionals a new industry-standard in quality, simplicity, and value with world-class legal protection, today announced a new social media-based art buying service, the @Thinkstock Social Art Buyer.

Recognizing that today’s customers are working against accelerated deadlines to bring their creative projects to market, Thinkstock is leveraging social media to provide near real-time support.

When a creative professional, photo editor, designer or other image user tweets a request to @Thinkstock, the Social Art Buyer - a team of image research experts - will respond with customized image research results directly to the user, no matter what the project.

The Social Art Buyer will also be accessible through the toolbar carried by any link shared via THNKS.TK, @Thinkstock’s custom URL shortener. Now, when users are inspired by the creative links shared by @Thinkstock on Twitter, the toolbar will allow users to make an image request to the Social Art Buyer without leaving the site of their inspiration.

WHY: Thinkstock exists to support and inspire creativity by developing new tools and services that challenge people’s existing perceptions of how to use stock imagery. @Thinkstock has become a catalyst for sharing inventive ideas and inspiring editorial content, providing a more meaningful experience for creative professionals. An of-the-community presence in social media enables Thinkstock to communicate with, and learn from, image users from a variety of creative backgrounds. The company expands on the @Thinkstock engagement via Facebook at http://facebook.com/thinkstock.

WHERE: Through the @Thinkstock Twitter account, Facebook profile or THNKS.TK URL toolbar.

WHO: Thinkstock is committed to changing the way that creative professionals think about a stock image services by combining useful services, like @Thinkstock and the Social Art Buyer, with the most complete image offering available in today’s marketplace.

For more information, please visit THNKS.TK/SocialArtBuyer or follow @Thinkstock on Twitter.

About Thinkstock

Thinkstock is a complete image subscription product offering that brings together millions of premium royalty-free images, vectors and illustrations from the industry’s leading content providers Getty Images, Jupiterimages and iStockphoto. Developed for value-conscious creative professionals, Thinkstock is one of the only subscription products to offer this level of quality, simplicity and value all in one place, with world-class legal protection. For more information, visit www.thinkstock.com.

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