This article was published on November 10, 2013

Why Shutterstock is pushing its stock media marketplace to big businesses as it opens a Berlin office


Why Shutterstock is pushing its stock media marketplace to big businesses as it opens a Berlin office
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Martin Bryant is founder of Big Revolution, where he helps tech companies refine their proposition and positioning, and develops high-qualit Martin Bryant is founder of Big Revolution, where he helps tech companies refine their proposition and positioning, and develops high-quality, compelling content for them. He previously served in several roles at TNW, including Editor-in-Chief. He left the company in April 2016 for pastures new.

Selling three images per second, Shutterstock‘s business seems to be going well. The New York-based stock media marketplace company has just opened an office in Berlin, but why does it need regional offices? And what is the most popular search term on Shutterstock’s hyper-granular library? Maybe a Google Trends-style service for stock media could be an interesting sideline.

Since we recorded this interview with CEO Jon Oringer at the Dublin Web Summit last week, Shutterstock has reported an increase in quarterly image downloads, up 35% to 25.4 million and quarterly revenue up 41% year-on-year to $59.6 million. Now it’s making a push to serve larger businesses, not just the small companies and bloggers you may expect to require its services the most.

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