Who won football’s Super Bowl? In my world there is more interest in what ads were more successful than news of the game itself. Which commercials resonated the most with the target audiences? Which ones garnered kudos from creatives at the top agencies?And which ones might give you some shooting ideas?Spend some time reviewing the ads and you’ll see that you can piggyback on the research that went into the themes and trends in the ads to come up with some ideas for yourself.I spent... continue reading
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There is a continuing dust up between those who claim that commercial photography isn’t art and that the photos in museums and galleries shouldn’t be sullied by appearing in promotions or ads. Not withstanding the fact that most photographers that fall into the ‘collectible’ category of fine artists have at one time done commercial work.The popular blog from commercial art buyer Heather Morton has taken on this conversation over the past few weeks. Look for the Art/Commerce blogs. She... continue reading
Since the last 7+ years I am associated with one of the leading advertising agencies of Pakistan and since my start I was listening one common phrase from all my clients (my apologies to all my past and current clients) i.e. we want something ‘OUT OF THE BOX (OFTB)’ and believe me client love to use this phrase even when you are designing a 5ft X 10ft banner.The most interesting part is when you ask them to please define Out of the Box the replies you get are “do SOMEthing yaar” etc etc... continue reading
10,000 views on my blog today! And counting.Alvera photo - my journey in the microstock worldThis external blog was made last year in november and it's not a very sophisticated blog. I use it for redirect buyers to my images from dreamstime. This blog brings me also some referrals.I use it also to give buyers more info about my photos and IDEAS about how to use the images.If you have a blog too, please add me there, I will add you too.Thank you! Wish you peace and love and many sales! continue reading
Has anyone noticed that advertising emails from Deamstime seem to come anywhere from a few days to a few weeks late? I got an email this afternoon advertising Easter images, and earlier this week I got an email advertising April fools images on the 2nd of April. continue reading
I wonder if anybody tried to contact different internet sites (for ex. tourism offices, cities town hall, etc) for presenting yours/others members photos posted here on DT.Naturally, I'm talking here about the travel photography and about the places not so known.Any luck? :)) continue reading
In March 2011 I published the first issue of Alberta Marketing Strategy Magazine. It is a short run (25,000 print copies) B2B print and web publication.The image in this article was used for the composite to show clients. When the client who was to be put on the cover saw this photograph he suggested that we just run with him - but he was only joking of course. Still, the advertisers loved this photograph. In Canada a guy like this fits the stereotype for a guy who knows how to get things done... continue reading
Today was my first time siting a photo of mine that was sold on Dreamstime.The above photo was used as an image in a Facebook Ad.I was casually browsing Facebook and thought... "hey, that photo looks familiar!"Sure enough, it was the photo above.I never would have imagined that someone would have been advertising to me with a photo I too myself.Small world. continue reading
Print materials are important to most everyone on Dreamstime, from photographers to designers looking for imagery.Last week in the Project Your Identity series we covered the importance of business cards. While certainly a very important aspect of your physical marketing effort, even the best business card design can only say so much due to its inherently small size. More in depth, high impact print materials such as letterheads, envelopes, flyers, postcards, door hangers, posters, banners, and... continue reading
This is more of a request / question / petition, to see what others think, with the possibility of our editors/admins input.I have been earning a living for 9 years, on keen.com which is a totally different venue, of "set your own price" for live psychic advice by phone and email.Several years ago, a few years after Keen started in 2000,they implemented a bid for top placement option within their site.At first, it annoyed the advisors.Now, it has become a wonderful tool, to make it possible... continue reading
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