Monday, February 13, 2012
• US revenue up 48% in last quarter of 2011
• Company seeking to expand sales force in 2012
Online stock photo giant Alamy is near to smashing the 30 million image milestone, as 2012 gets off to a great start with 1 million images added in 6 weeks.
Rachel Wakefield, head of sales said: “The new content added so far this year is an exciting mix of contemporary stock imagery and unique, ground breaking reportage and editorial photography. This reinforces Alamy’s stronghold as the largest and most comprehensive photo agency in the market place.”
The US sales operation established in 2009, is proving to be a success story for Alamy with US revenue up 48% in the last quarter of 2011. The company has further strengthened its experienced management team with the appointment of high profile ex-Corbis employee Adam Goldberg as Vice President of Sales for North America (Adam left the post of Director of Corporate Development at the end of 2011). Adam will be focused on expanding the US sales team in 2012 and developing the US client base further.
James West, CEO, commented: “We’re seeing amazing results in the US market as more photographers are turning to Alamy as a trusted and financially stable option. Our customers are responding really well to the great content available on the site, returning the company to pre-recession growth rates. This is pretty incredible considering how tough the market is nowadays.”
Alamy is the world’s largest independent stock photo site. It connects thousands of designers, marketing departments, news desks, and publishers with some of the best professional and amateur photographers around.
Alamy does not make editorial judgements on pictures, nothing is rejected providing the quality is acceptable – it lets the customer choose the pictures they want.
Alamy’s revolutionary approach to the stock photography business means 60 percent of each sale is paid to the content owner – the lion’s share of the revenue earned.
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