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Ask James - updated. All parts (1-3) now live! Your questions answered (video)

@ 21 June 2013 at 16:10 by James Allsworth - Social Media Manager

We'd like to thank you for all the questions submitted to our "Ask James" feature where you could ask our CEO a question. We gathered many questions up from you all via Facebook, Twitter and here on the Blog and James has recently sat down in front of his webcam and recorded his answers. More...

UK Culture Minister Visiting Alamy HQ

@ 18 February 2011 at 11:24 by Rob Singer - Contributor Services Executive

Our local MP Ed Vaizey (Cons, Wantage and Didcot), is visiting our UK headquarters next week. More...

More no more

@ 18 October 2010 at 17:05 by Rob Singer - Contributor Services Executive

Sorry everyone - we didn't do a good job with the latest version of the 'more' feature. More...

2009 summary by Alamy CEO James West

@ 23 February 2010 at 10:22 by Rob Singer - Contributor Services Executive

Quarter 4 2009 wraps up last year with a 13% drop in revenue from 2008 for the Alamy group, resulting in a better than expected figure from our 15-20% forecast. Our financial position remains strong however, with a 6.5% operating profit last year - just a couple of percentage points below our 'business as usual' number. More...

Quarterly Statement Q3 2009

@ 3 November 2009 at 12:58 by Rob Singer - Contributor Services Executive

Q3 2009 results reflect what we hope is the bottom of the downturn. More...

Recession hit but still profitable

@ 6 August 2009 at 09:04 by Rob Singer - Contributor Services Executive

Our latest quarterly results show that the recession has most definitely hit our revenue figures this year. More...

US office - quick update

@ 7 May 2009 at 10:33 by Rob Singer - Contributor Services Executive

Our NYC office in Brooklyn opened in February and the sales team have been out on the road and on the phones getting to know their new customers. More...

UK newspapers - message 2

@ 19 March 2009 at 17:42 by Rob Singer - Contributor Services Executive

Thank you for all of your thoughtful emails and comments on the blog. It's been very interesting to read your various perspectives and I appreciate your support in helping us find a workable solution. More...

UK newspaper revenue declining rapidly

@ 18 March 2009 at 17:45 by Rob Singer - Contributor Services Executive

We have seen some dramatic declines with some of our newspaper customers this quarter, ranging from 30% to 70% down year on year. I would like to share some thoughts with you on how we can reverse this trend. More...

Commercial images - thoughts in progress

@ 2 March 2009 at 11:44 by Rob Singer - Contributor Services Executive

We've got a lot of work to do before the commercial section of the Alamy site is something we can aggressively market. We knew this from the outset - sticking something on your homepage does not constitute a sales and marketing plan. You have to go out and sell it, tell your customers about it, etc. More...

Important changes at Alamy - follow up

@ 29 September 2008 at 13:09 by Rob Singer - Contributor Services Executive

Thank you for your feedback on our plans to increase the Alamy percentage split and to open an office in the US. More...

Important changes at Alamy

@ 24 September 2008 at 10:39 by James West - CEO

This is to give you advance notice that our royalty percentage will be increasing by 5% in early 2009 for direct and distributor sales. The change applies to all images from all our contributors, regardless of which commission structure you are on. We're making this change to fund a shift in strategy for the company which, I believe, will lead to a significant increase in gross payments to our contributors. We're starting by opening a dedicated sales office in the USA. More...

James West BBC interview

@ 16 September 2008 at 15:38 by James Allsworth

Alamy CEO James West was recently interviewed on BBC Radio Oxford. More...

AlamyMeasures beta 2.0 now live

@ 20 August 2008 at 09:56 by James West - CEO

AlamyMeasures beta 2.0 is now live and ready for you to use. More...

Novel Use announcement

@ 10 June 2008 at 11:35 by James West - CEO

An opt out has been made available for Novel Use. The opportunity to opt out will be available for two weeks from today. I apologise unreservedly to those of you who feel you have been misled. This was never my intention and it is not the Alamy way of doing things. More...

Launch of Limited Use – the first of our Novel Use initiatives

@ 5 June 2008 at 10:33 by James West - CEO

We are delighted to announce that Limited Use, the first initiative to be released under our Novel Use scheme is ready for launch. More...

AlamyMeasures (beta) - follow up note 1

@ 6 December 2007 at 09:14 by James West - CEO

Thank you for all of your comments and suggestions on the blog and forum pages. This has been very helpful in enabling us to understand what you would like to see done differently. The good news is that there seems to be quite a lot of consensus about what the key issues are. More...

AlamyMeasures (beta) is live!

@ 26 November 2007 at 15:43 by James West - CEO

AlamyMeasures (beta) now live. New tool from Alamy to help contributors review their customer view and zoom activity. More...

10 Million pictures on Alamy!

@ 8 October 2007 at 10:00 by James West - CEO

Many thanks to all of our contributing photographers and photo agencies for helping us reach this exciting milestone. To mark the occasion we are giving an extra 10% commission to our contributors for any sales they make today. More...

Novel Use Scheme – money from unusual places...

@ 19 September 2007 at 13:42 by James West - CEO

Alamy is often approached by organisations requesting licences that fall outside of our standard price model. More...

Pricing - the Alamy way

@ 17 September 2007 at 12:44 by James West - CEO

As a general trend, prices across our industry are falling and appear set to continue to do so. More...

Keywording for the future

@ 19 June 2007 at 14:23 by James West - CEO

This article introduces some of the initiatives we are working on to improve the speed and quality of the search experience for the customer and to help our contributors compete. More...

Do something...

@ 2 February 2007 at 12:42 by James West - CEO

Like many others I have been thinking about how to reduce my domestic greenhouse gas emissions. Here are some of the things I have tried (in vague order of effort required). I’d be interested to hear your comments and any stories from your own experiences. More...

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