30 Apr 2008 This Month in Microstock – April 2008
What a month for microstock! Everything that can possibly happen happened this month. Here’s the long list of microstock news for April 2008.
Dreamstime introduced a feature which enables contributors to assess the sales success of portions of their portfolio using lightboxes. They also partnered with ImageClick to make their images available in Korea.
Crestock introduced the photography industry to linkbait by announcing they’d bought Corbis on April 1. The gag did much for Crestock’s brand awareness and traffic levels, and got an extra boost when Corbis threatened legal action. Later in the month Crestock launched their referral program.
iStockphoto announced their first non-exclusive contributor iStockalypse event, to be held in Malta. They released some financial figures and then announced they would be implementing subscriptions. They also signed a deal to supply images to budget newspaper ad creation service CreateAds.com and their database hit 3 million images. Busy months for iStockphoto!