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A number of services we offer either lend themselves to hourly charges, or price per hour is an alternative way of paying to help with budget control. To find out more about the full range of hourly services, including prices, telephone our Auckland office, click on the tabs or message us using the Hourly Services Enquiry form below.

 

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All the functions of a standard image desk, including editing, colour correction, cropping, rights management, managing exclusives on hold, distribution and more. Do you need to boost staff numbers or outsource completely? Is there a time of the day or night you don’t cover now, that you’d like to?  Here is the answer without the need for hiring permanent staff.

Images don’t sell themselves, but it it might not be cost-effective to have people promoting your images full time. We have solutions to get your images noticed, with no need to hire permanent staff for tasks that might be done sporadically across the 24-hour news day. Services include focused feeds where new production is edited to better matches client requirements based on volume of images, preferred content and territory, sales alerts sent by email or added to your web site highlighting the best new content, ready-made galleries of content which image buyers can use without having to spend time or effort on the editing process, and ratings added to images/video to help buyers quickly find the best content.

Now you can offer a research service to your clients around the clock. You only pay for the research time actually spent, so this is a service that works for all clients, no matter how big or small.  For overburdened picture editors and bloggers, this is a huge plus and will increase their spend and turn them into repeat customers.

Building and/or maintaining a taxonomy is the sort of job that lends itself to outsourcing. We can take care of one-off taxonomy creation projects, and make sure that your taxonomy stays up-to-date and relevant with regular vocabulary maintenance.

The value of archive images and videos varies widely.  Image triage is a service where our experienced team sorts content into the good, the bad and the ugly, allowing the best content to be promoted and keyworded to the highest level, whilst adding lesser (or no) metadata to the rest. This not only leads to significant savings in time and money, it also produces superior search results for those using the archive.

How can you make more money out of the image business, save on costs, or make processes more efficient? We can help you create a plan for doing all of those things, and more, in conjunction with outside partners.

The Smart Way To Use Artificial Intelligence

You would have to have been living under a rock not to have noticed the wave of enthusiasm for AI which is engulfing the image business. All the promos sound incredible - yet the reality is somewhat different...
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A Brand New Approach

Imagine a service that brings together photo agencies, PR companies, retailers and publishers to create the revenue streams from brands appearing in celebrity images - the revenue streams so often promised,...
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Taxonomy Too Taxing?

Creating a great taxonomy for keywording is a never-ending job.  Just when you think you've got your vocab perfect - along comes another word, and another, and another. You'd think that by now there would be...
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The Angel Is In The Detail

Running a successful photo business is seen to be mostly about getting the right photographers, and good marketing. To make the most of those it's important to get all the little things right.  The angel (or...
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Putting The Customer First

Getting a reputation for customer service is a great way to keep and build business.  It sounds like an easy thing to do, but in the rush to automation and making sales online, it is easy to forget about the...
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Re-assess Staffing Every Season to Stay On Top

With the change of season just around the corner, it's a good time to do a thorough assessment of your staff, and staffing generally. Looking at employee performance at the beginning of each new season is a...
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Outsource or Inhouse – What’s Best for Brands?

To identify brand items in celebrity images, it is tempting to make it an extra task that can be added to the duties of existing staff. In practice this almost never works - but outsourcing can solve the...
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Reclaim The Night (Sales)

The best time for promoting imagery, is all the time. So if you're not doing it yet, get ready to go 24/7. It is a rare thing for a photo agency to work around the clock, except for the largest players in the...
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Does Your Brand Yield Measure Up?

If asked how many brands could be identified in their images, it is doubtful many photo/news agency managers would be able to give anything like an accurate answer. Such a total is based on two important...
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Old School Techniques for New Sales

When the CD came along, the vinyl LP was considered as relevant as the wax cylinder of Edison’s day. Yet in the year 2017, CDs are on their way out, and vinyl is having a resurgence. Could it be that photo...
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Brand Meets Bib

Sports bib keywording - identifying participants in marathons etc - provides new opportunities for monetising images by recording the brands appearing in them. Here are a few ways such information can be...
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Get Your Pictures Out Of Hiding

Although no one intends to hide images from their customers, it's amazing what lengths people inadvertently go to achieving that outcome by mistake.  Here are some classic errors, and how to avoid them.  Hide...
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Just Add Staff and Avoid The Risks Of Hiring

Adding staff to the payroll can be a harrowing and costly experience, whether looking to fill a temporary position, getting work done overnight or adding permanent staff.  Now Picsell Media can take away the...
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Losing Focus With Your Image Feeds?

Sending too many images to prospective buyers is a cardinal sin, but often one that is committed due to lack of staff and time.  How do we know a Focused Feed of images - edited down to meet the target...
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Brand Info – Find It to Protect It

Huge numbers of celebrity images contain brand information, even if the photographer and their agents don't realise.  The question isn't so much if it can be found (it can) but who will benefit from those...
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New Year, New Ideas

As image and news agencies get to grips with the challenges of 2017, here are a few ideas about things you could change to make life easier, and improve sales: Curate to improve performance - Spewing unedited...
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You Choose – the Hard Way, or the Easy Way

It's one of the oldest lines in the book: "we can do this the hard way, or the easy way - your choice".  The astonishing thing is how often people opt for the hard way and suffer the consequences.   But...
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Consider These Image Library Software Partners

Picsell Media uses software from some of the biggest and best providers, working in and on their systems to deliver efficient results when entering metadata and managing image flow.  Here are three providers...
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Getting Started With Outsourcing

Whilst many image agencies see the benefits of outsourcing photo desk work in terms of improved performance, cost control and allowing better focus on core business, it is another matter to get started on...
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Helping Image Libraries Increase Social Media Use

We recently updated our customer relations management system (CRM) and found some interesting trends in use of social media by photo agencies since our last big roundup six months ago.  More agencies are...
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Take The 1,000 Image Challenge

Prospective clients often wonder if they really have the sort of images that contain many saleable brands in them.  Our 1,000 Image Challenge will answer the question, for free. All you have to do is contact...
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Now Get Services By The Hour

With shrinking numbers of photo agency staff, it is often a problem to cover duties which need to be done intermittently, or for just a few times each day.  That problem becomes even bigger if you're covering...
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Image Galleries Sales Opportunity

The duplication of effort involved in preparing galleries of celebrity and news images for blogs and web sites presents a sales opportunity for switched on photo agencies. The size of that opportunity was...
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Brandlink Launches To Help PRs Find Stars And Brands

Represent a brand or in charge of its publicity, but struggling to know when celebrities are wearing or using that brand?  A new innovation from Brandkeywording.com can keep your finger on the pulse.  ...
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Mixing Your Deadlines To Maximise Cash

Being first with the news isn't always best, as deadlines become more and more complex amongst the many forms of publications, both physical and electronic.  Working out the right mix of delivery deadlines...
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Targeting Image Feeds For Sub Agents and Resellers

Poor targeting of image feeds sent to sub-agents and resellers can be costly, but there are ways of avoiding that mistake. With photo and news agencies having complex webs of sellers throughout the world, it...
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