Eastern Europe (Micro)Stock is rising up


Eastern Europe (Micro)Stock is rising up

© Sebastian Czapnik | Dreamstime.com

© Sebastian Czapnik | Dreamstime.com

With a title that wants to paraphrase a stock market index trend ;-), I'm going to point out 2 different news that are showing the expansion of the photographic microstock business in the Eastern Europe, also considering that Dreamstime is headquartered in Romania, Microstocksolutions has offices in Hungary and Romania, Pixmac has recently launched the Polish site and certainly other microstock activities are well hosted there.

Microstock Agency PantherMedia Announces Expansion To Poland, Launches Localized Website

panthermadia logo plMunich, Germany /  Warsaw, Poland, October 20th, 2009 (PR-Inside/openPR). PantherMedia (http://www.panthermedia.net), the leading and rapidly growing marketplace for Royalty-Free photography with over one million images, illustrations and a vibrant photocommunity, today announces the opening of its new office in Warsaw, Poland, and the launch of its new dedicated Polish website.

PantherMedia Poland (http://www.panthermedia.pl) is led by industry expert Wieslaw Kubajka who will apply his extensive industry knowledge to enhance the international exposure for PantherMedia´s collection of stock photos and illustrations. Mr. Kubajka, who holds an university degree in Economy/International Finance, was formerly the long-time Head of the Photo Department of the Bauer Publishing House Poland and previously the President of KAPA Press Agency.

“I´m delighted to spearhead PantherMedia´s business expansion to Poland”, said Wieslaw Kubajka. “Poland is a very valuable market for PantherMedia´s products and services, and its recently launched new subscription plans”, he added. “We are creating new possibilities for image buyers and photographers in this market. We do not only start with a localized website for photo buyers, but also with a fully translated photocommunity for photographers. For the first time Polish visitors are now able to buy and sell images on PantherMedia in our native language.”

PantherMedia has received many images from international contributors around the world and will continue to expand its sales activities into new international markets with direct customer contact in the particular foreign language as well as local marketing and advertising campaigns in the foreign countries. “Expanding our microstock business to Poland is a logical extension of our strategy to grow our microstock business internationally”, added Robert Walters, CEO and Co-founder of PantherMedia, “PantherMedia Poland is the first step in this direction.”

To celebrate the launch, PantherMedia Poland offers a wide range of introductory offers which can be found at: http://panthermedia.net/?polska.

Contact details for PantherMedia Poland:
Panther Media Polska
Wiesław Kubajka
ul. Warszawska 55/97
05-075 Warszawa
Tel:  + 48 (0)22 389 77 13
Tel:  + 48 (0)22 389 77 14
Fax: + 48 22 489 72 95
Web: http://www.panthermedia.pl
Email: biuro@panthermedia.net

Turkey marks new Territory for Fotolia microstock

fotolia trNew York, NY, November 3, 2009 – The next wave of microstock continues as Fotolia becomes the first major microstock agency to launch localized web service in Turkey. tr.fotolia.com has affordable high-resolution stock photographs, illustrations, vectors, and HD videos. Fotolia is the leading European resource for corporations, designers, editors, and not-for-profit organizations looking for high-quality images for projects such as website design, brochures, promotional materials and products, as well as print, billboard, and television advertising.

“As the number one image provider in Europe, Fotolia is proud to be the first major microstock in Turkey”, says Oleg Tscheltzoff, CEO of Fotolia, LLC. “Our strong worldwide reputation will serve us well in this emerging market. Turkish corporations, designers, and entrepreneurs will benefit by saving on production costs with Fotolia’s images and videos.”

Images on www.fotolia.com.tr start at $1 USD. Fotolia’s royalty-free collection of over 7-million images come with standard royalty-free licensing, which means buyers are protected when they use an image within the terms and conditions of the site.

Akin Külhanbey, General Manager of Fotolia Turkey says, “Fotolia provides a secure platform for artists and consumers to exchange high-quality, royalty-free images. Artists are able to earn high commissions every time their stock images are downloaded from the site, whereas consumers can confidently make affordable purchases.”

When it comes to purchasing royalty-free images from Fotolia, buyers have flexibility with credit or subscription options. Images are sold by a credit value and start at one credit. On the Fotolia Turkey site, one credit holds a value of $1 USD.

Subscription plans are available in monthly and yearly packages, with up to 250 images a day for an unlimited number of users. Subscription plans start at $199 USD, and images can be purchased for as low as $0.14 per image. More information is available through www.fotolia.com.tr

Fotolia has shown steady growth since its inception nearly five years ago. Turkey marks the 12th region to join the Fotolia enterprise.

Media Contact:
Jennifer Laraway
Director of Communications, North America
Fotolia, LLC
Direct: 1.403.708.9398
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