Wednesday, July 14, 2010
The renewed partnership allows Getty Images and the LPGA to continue to offer the most comprehensive photographic coverage of the LPGA. Getty Images will manage the commercial licensing and sales of images from LPGA events via gettyimages.com, which will allow both entities to service marketing partners and other third-party outlets from around the globe.
“Getty Images continues to see demand for compelling, high-quality golf imagery from both editorial and advertising customers,” said Carmin Romanelli, vice president of sales, Getty Images. “We are delighted to have renewed our partnership with the LPGA as it allows us to enhance our editorial offering with a collection of powerful imagery that documents the evolution of the LPGA.”
Getty Images will provide clients around the world with immediate access to complete photographic coverage of the LPGA, one of the world’s truly global sports properties. Getty Images will also continue to conduct feature photo shoots and portrait sessions with LPGA players, as well as provide complete tournament coverage at every official LPGA event, including all majors and The Solheim Cup.
“The comprehensive library of LPGA photographs that Getty Images provides not only showcases the best golfers in the world in action, but also highlights their diversity and unique personalities,” said Jon Podany, LPGA chief marketing officer. “We are happy to renew our successful partnership with Getty Images and look forward to the stories that will be told through their photos in the future.”
About Getty Images
Getty Images is a leading creator and distributor of still imagery, footage and multimedia products, as well as a recognized provider of other forms of premium digital content, including music. Getty Images serves business customers in more than 100 countries and is the first place creative and media professionals turn to discover, purchase and manage images and other digital content. Its award-winning photographers and imagery help customers produce inspiring work which appears every day in the world’s most influential newspapers, magazines, advertising campaigns, films, television programs, books and Web sites. Visit Getty Images at www.gettyimages.com to learn more about how the company is advancing the unique role of digital media in communications and business, and enabling creative ideas to come to life.
About the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association)
The LPGA is the world’s leading professional golf organization for women. Founded in 1950, the association celebrates a diverse and storied membership with more than 1,700 members representing 29 different countries. With a Vision to inspire, empower, educate and entertain by showcasing the very best of women’s golf, LPGA Tour Professionals compete across the globe, while dedicated LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals (T&CP) directly impact the game through teaching, coaching and management. The Duramed FUTURES Tour serves as the official developmental tour of the LPGA, consistently producing a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage. The LPGA is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida. Follow the LPGA on its television home, Golf Channel, and on the web via: www.LPGA.com, www.facebook.com/lpga.official, www.twitter.com/lpga, and www.youtube.com/lpgavideo.