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Dad doesn’t want a tie again for Father’s Day

After giving thanks to all the deserving Moms last month on Mother’s day, it’s now the Dads turn to shine on Father’s Day. Father’s Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. It is celebrated on the third Sunday of June in many countries and on other days elsewhere. It complements Mother’s Day, the celebration honoring mothers. How will you be giving thanks and celebrating Father’s day 2011?

Get the stock photos above at Cutcaster by clicking on the below links.

http://cutcaster.com/photo/100364359-Father-Holding-Daughter/

http://cutcaster.com/vector/100298228-Father-and-daughter/

http://cutcaster.com/photo/100229267-Father-and-Son/

http://cutcaster.com/photo/100145169-Two-men-standing-outdoors-smiling

http://cutcaster.com/photo/100086279-Dad-carrying-son

http://cutcaster.com/photo/100132689-A-Middle-Eastern-man-with-his-children

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Free Stock Photos, Vectors and Clipart for Commercial Usage

In addition to becoming one of the leading online stock library for royalty free images, Cutcaster also offers free photos and free stock vectors to customers from all over the world looking for outstanding visual art to help tell their story or represent a brand.

Check out all the free pictures that Cutcaster offers to members and non-members for immediate download and if you are interested in any of the above images you can download them from the below links.

http://cutcaster.com/vector/800967545-Orange-background-with-flowers/

http://cutcaster.com/photo/800856373-Blond-woman-with-plaited-hair/

http://cutcaster.com/photo/100500074-Lower-Manhattan-Skylines/

http://cutcaster.com/photo/100625693-Statue-of-Liberty/

http://cutcaster.com/photo/100622734-Flames-Fire-of-Hell/

http://cutcaster.com/photo/100714026-Young-Lamb-On-Green-Grass-Cornwall-UK/

http://cutcaster.com/photo/100523643-Wood/

http://cutcaster.com/photo/800906270-elections-2012-one-way-post/

http://cutcaster.com/photo/100460264-Head-of-Moray-eel/

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Social Media Icons and Pictures

Online today, most everyone is using social media to connect with friends, business associates or companies. Social media is defined by some as media for social interaction, using highly scalable communication techniques and information that is easily accessible to anyone. Social media is the use of web-based and mobile technologies to turn communication into interactive dialogue like we have seen on sites like Twitter and Facebook. For all our users who spend countless hours on social media sites, we created a collection of social media pictures and icons that can be downloaded and used on your blog, any social media site, or company website to make your ideas and brand stand out.

Check out our social media picture collection now.

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Top 10 things Image Buyers Like about their Agency – Understanding Image Buyers in the Stock Industry

Beautiful Portrait Of a Afro American Woman

Are you happy with your image agency?

What features or services do image buyers like and want from photographers or stock agencies? What gets them coming back to your portfolio or the agency that reps your images?

Today, Cutcaster is releasing the comments that some images buyers told us during last year’s survey. We took 10 of the most popular comments and arranged them below in a random order to show you what features or services they like an agency to offer. The question was actually a two-part question and was “What do you like most/least about the stock photo sites that you work with?” Later this week, we will share the things they didn’t like about their current stock image agency. The survey was completed by 344 image users who had used Cutcaster or were working on the stock image business and were mostly from the US or Canada.

Top 10 things image buyers said they liked which their stock agency provided.

1. Current and wide selection of images from international sources at reasonable prices.

2. Special picture collection pricing for royalty free or rights managed photos.

3. Stock agency websites that can show an entire photo purchase history with a simple click to avoid duplicate image purchases.

4. With current rates that image researchers get, we need to work FAST. The most important features for a stock site are direct downloading and embedded metadata. If you do not offer these two things, you are a 2nd tier vendor.

5. Picture pop-up windows to review images instead of having to use “back” button.

6. Advanced features like search filters when we need to give restrictions.

7. Love seeing Creative Inspiration.

8. Great sales help when a user encounters a problem. (From Cutcaster: Most image buyers didn’t say they needed a specific sales representative to help them use an agency)

9. High resolution comp images with metadata embedded.

10. Agencies with multicultural, disabilities, youth, and well executed food shots most cited image needs.

Overall, most image buyers stressed that they needed the highest quality images, fast / accurate search results and lower pricing which is understandable in the current economic environment.

If you are an image buyer, what features would you like to see a stock agency adopt to make your life easier?

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Get out today and Vote!

I hope everyone who is eligible to vote today will take the time out of their day and exercise their right to choose our leaders. Happy choosing and get out the vote.

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Voting in the USA - Ballot Box

Voting in the USA - Ballot Box

US election sign is the traditional red white and blue

US election sign is the traditional red white and blue

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Images for profile pages, websites and blogs

In our first article on where to find high resolution, affordable photos for your website or blog, we showed how Cutcaster provides a great image library,  saving you money when purchasing photos and vectors to promote your website or blog.

Want to download a great graphic or image for your Twitter page, Myspace profile background, StumbleUpon site, website, personal or business blog or WordPress blog that won’t cost you an arm and a leg but will add a level of uniqueness or professionalism to your online presence. Just visit Cutcaster, do a keyword search for the image you are interested in downloading and check out the variety of images you can choose from for under a couple of dollars. Search and find affordable images and graphics for every major holiday or everyday event that just needs an image to tell a story. Get awesome graphics for birthdays, holiday celebrations, expressions, daily fun, personal friendships, love themes, religion and spirituality, encouragement, family, etc. Any of the photos and graphics you will find at Cutcaster will go great on your Twitter, Myspace, Friendster, hi5, Xanga, Piczo, Orkut, Tagged, TagWorld, or your personal blog. Download and add some creative flare to your online presence. Enjoy!

To download any graphics or images from Cutcaster, you do not need to register for an account and simply need to search for an image, add it to your cart and then checkout with any major credit card. In addition Cutcaster offers site credits that can be used to download images and illustrations from the site at discounts.

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Marketing and Sales Update

Our new email system is in place and working to spread the word but as always we need your help. If you haven’t been using your referral codes and banners to get extra cash, take a look at how the referral program works and start to invite your co-workers and friends to join us. In addition, you can help spread the word by talking about us on forums, email list-serves, using the “share this” button on your studio page or media details page and adding your studio to the major search engines.

On that note….

We are aggressively expanding our buyers list through a number of channels. I make about 20-30 phone calls a day to introduce Cutcaster and learn about how companies are licensing your content. Like I said before it’s a grueling and long process but I see it paying dividends and sales are improving month over month. I realize that not everyone is making sales at this moment so please stay patient as we grow ;-) The addition of corporate accounts and Cutcaster credits will offer buyers another two ways to purchase content from us that work seamlessly in their licensing workflow. I am really excited about the Corporate accounts for large image buyers. In addition, we have been dropping press releases, sending out email blasts to publishers, advertisers and graphic designers, joined two affiliate networks, created coupons and discount codes for buyers to use, optimized our site and blog even more, started buying keywords on major search engines, started advertising in publications that are best for reaching our demographic, going to trade shows for image buyers and doing in office meetings/demos with potential customers.

As always things are happening behind the scenes that would bore you but I hope this sheds light onto what we have been doing to keep ourselves busy and moving successfully forward. If you ever want to talk to me personally my email is john AT cutcaster DOT com or my cell is 215-688-2751. I am free to help at any time ;-)

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