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Veer Marketplace Opens to Contributors on June 8th! May 1, 2009

Posted by Team SnapVillage in Service Announcements, snapvillage, Veer Marketplace.
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Mark your calendars!  The Veer Marketplace Contributor Site launches on Monday, June 8.

Our development team is working ahead of schedule – and we’re excited to announce that on Monday June 8th, we’ll launch the Veer Marketplace Contributor Site!

After that date, you’ll be able to begin submitting your new work. While these images won’t be available for sale until we launch the complete site in mid-summer, you will able to get a head start to upload any new work using the new FTP capable Veer Marketplace upload platform.

Check out the Veer Marketplace Submissions Page for more information.

Lots of additional information about Veer Marketplace is now available on the Veer submissions page, such as, the Veer Marketplace terms of agreement, an FAQ reflecting the Veer Marketplace credit system, subscriptions, pricing and royalty structures as well as the new submission guidelines, so go check it out.

If you have additional questions you can send them to marketplacesubmissions@veer.com, or you can post questions, comments and suggestions to the Veer Marketplace Group on Veer Ideas (you’ll want to sign-up and join the Marketplace Group if you haven’t already).

Reminder:  As of May 1st, SnapVillage is no longer accepting uploads.

As of today, SnapVillage is no longer accepting uploads.  We needed to close down the upload system on SnapVillage because “freezing” the SnapVillage collection, allows us to more efficiently extract and transfer images and accounts to Veer Marketplace.

The process of reviewing all SnapVillage accounts for transfer to Veer Marketplace will be wrapped up soon. All SnapVillage contributors will be hearing from us by mid-May with an update on their account.

As we mentioned in our last blog post – although we won’t be accepting new images, buyers will still be able to license your content, and you’ll still be able to access your account.

We look forward to seeing you (and your new content) on Veer Marketplace very soon!

Thanks from the Veer Marketplace Team


Expanding the Opportunity for SnapVillage Contributors February 5, 2009

Posted by Team SnapVillage in snapvillage, Veer Marketplace.
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Hi SnapVillagers –

As you know firsthand – microstock is big. And getting bigger!  Corbis anticipates that within the next few years, microstock photography will represent more than 25% of the overall stock photography market. We are committed to taking a significant share of this market and providing photographers a leading brand and website to reach customers looking for affordable, quality photography and a great web experience.

We have learned a lot from SnapVillage, and we recognize that as the market has rapidly evolved over the past two years, we need a bigger, better offering to achieve success in microstock.

So today we’re excited to be sharing our plans to roll SnapVillage into a new microstock offering on Veer, which Corbis acquired in 2007.  Veer is a highly successful stock agency specializing in creative rights managed (RM) and royalty free (RF). It has a large, established, global customer base, strong brand loyalty and an industry-leading website, providing an ideal platform to rapidly build our microstock business.

We plan to build on SnapVillage’s assets to launch a new microstock-specific section at Veer called Veer Marketplace.  Veer will maintain its traditional high end offering, but will also offer clients more affordable, user-contributed microstock imagery in the Veer Marketplace section of the website.

While we can’t reveal all our secrets before the launch of Veer Marketplace, we can tell you that you’ll experience efficient upload, a great user experience and your work will be showcased and marketed within the amazing award-winning design and community for which Veer is recognized.

Veer Marketplace will launch in two phases with a small sampling of affordable images that can be purchased a la carte in late February, followed by a full launch mid year with contributor upload capabilities and credit-based pricing and subscriptions.

What does this mean for SnapVillage?
In the months ahead, we’ll be inviting SnapVillage contributors and customers to Veer Marketplace. Once Veer Marketplace is launched and fully operational, it will become Corbis’ only microstock brand and SnapVillage will be phased out by the end of the year.

What does this mean for you?
We will be in touch in the coming months with more information on transitioning your photography and illustration to Veer Marketplace. We have hundreds of thousands of images and thousands of contributors, so please be patient, and we assure you we’ll work as fast as we can!

Do you have friends who may be interested too?
Tell your friends that Veer Marketplace will have ingestion capabilities for new photography by mid year. Starting now, you can direct everyone to the submissions page on submissions.http://submissions.veer.com where they can submit their contact information and find further details about Veer Marketplace so they’re ready to contribute later this year.

Want to learn more about Veer? Wondering if there is anything you need to do? Click here to read the Veer Marketplace – SnapVillage FAQ to read through some frequently asked questions and answers. If you have any other questions that we don’t cover, you can email contactus@snapvillage.com or marketplacesubmissions@veer.com.

We’re excited about what lies ahead!

Thank you for your support of SnapVillage and get ready to be part of the new Veer Marketplace.

– Brian

Featured Mock Ad Submissions April 15, 2008

Posted by Team SnapVillage in fake ad campaign, snapvillage.
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After just a few days, we’ve already had a great response to our Fake Ad Campaign. Thanks so much to everyone who has contributed so far. Your free SnapVillage t-shirts are on the way!

If you haven’t chimed in yet, just create a fake ad for a bogus company or service using a SnapVillage image. Send it to contactus@snapvillage.com and we’ll send you a free SnapVillage t-shirt. Your ad might even be featured on our blog or in a real SnapVillage ad. Get some free publicity, a cool shirt, and forget about that annoying “client approval” thing.

It’s great to see such clever work from so many talented designers. To get an idea of what we’re seeing, check out these featured ads below.

– Liz, Team SnapVillage

Created by Peter Santa Anna. Photo by dzain

Created by Ben Synstelien. Photo by Yuri Arcurs.

Photo by iofoto

Created by Brent Phelps. Photo by iofoto.

Created by Grace Kao. Photo by Quayside.

Created by Jan Allan. Photo by freezingpictures
Disclaimer: The advertisements displayed are submitted by our users and are not intended to depict real services, businesses or trademarks. They are intended to be wholly fictional, in other words, fake. Any resemblance to any actual services, businesses or trademarks is entirely coincidental.

We’ll show you ours if you show us yours April 7, 2008

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SnapVillage Direct Mail - Fake Ad Campaign

We’re inviting you to create a bold (fake) ad using any SnapVillage image. Make up your own company, product or service and design a full page color ad for it.

Send it to us in JPEG or PDF format at contactus@snapvillage.com and we’ll send you a free SnapVillage t-shirt (be sure to include your mailing address and shirt size). If your ad stands out from the crowd, we may feature it on the blog or even contact you about using it for a real SnapVillage ad. Exercise your creative muscle and you might get some free publicity while you’re at it. Oh, and a cool t-shirt, too.

We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

– Team SnapVillage

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