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Very uplifting letter from Shutterstock's CEO!!


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This is very touching.  We can do it, people!!!

He's on our side for the fight for fair pay for artists!!!

It's on the 2021 Creative Trends page

https://content.shutterstock.com/creative-trends/

 

2021 Creative Trends Report | Letter from the CEO

It is important to recognize that we are living in a world that is extraordinarily different to where we were one year ago. As I write this, we are still grappling with a polarizing COVID-19 pandemic, our democratic processes have been challenged like never before, and we have witnessed protests in over 150 U.S. cities, and more than 60 countries in the fight for racial justice and equality.

Despite this, our team was inspired by the ways communities came together in solidarity: from small businesses, to front-line heroes, all displaying resilience, kindness and creativity in the time of quarantine. As we look to 2021, there is an underlying feeling of hope.

Here, we present our 10th annual Creative Trends report for 2021. Shutterstock is home to more than 350 million images, over 20 million videos, as well as music, vectors, and illustrations. In the past year, I made the most of our extensive library to create cool video conferencing backgrounds, festive birthday cards, and engaging business presentations. And I’m not alone—millions of Shutterstock users globally search for images, videos and music tracks every day, and it’s the keywords they use that allow us to uncover our top ten trend predictions, and what will define creative expression and innovation in the year ahead. These trends fall into five categories: Graphic, Photography, Footage, Music, and the Trend to Watch.

The future looks bold, bright, and breathtaking. We have seen the best of people at the very worst of times, and it is our hope that the themes of empathy, integrity and innovation that we have witnessed in 2020 continue to prevail in 2021. At Shutterstock, we believe that we are stronger together. We look forward to embarking on this next chapter with you.


Stan Pavlovsky
Chief Executive Officer
Shutterstock

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It's an irony that in the midst of horrible pandemic, Shutterstock executives came up with the plan to reduce payout to contributors to jack up stock price so that their stock option would double in millions of dollars.  And now writing this letter pretending they are on the side of small business like us struggling.

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 our team   ...   resilience, kindness and creativity  ...   an underlying feeling of hope.          no comment

 Shutterstock is home to more than 350 million images, over 20 million videos, as well as music, vectors, and illustrations  I wonder where these all came from?

The future looks bold, bright, and breathtaking     for the shareholders - at our expense

 themes of empathy, integrity and innovation that we have witnessed in 2020 continue to prevail in 2021  not much empathy, no integrity plenty of contributor innovation

At Shutterstock, we believe that we are stronger together     who are these mysterious "we"?

We look forward to embarking on this next chapter with you          the way forward is clear, try not reducing everyone to level one every year... come on SS try to see this from the contributor side!

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3 hours ago, Ackab Photography said:

Not true, aren't we the "frontline heros" he talks about, who sacrifice themselves for the SS community?

Not for SS community, but for SS executives with stock options and shareholders.  Small guys being sacrificed for the big guys.

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