An Interesting Marketing Article About How Stock Photos Must Die, Along With Other Undefined Trends.

Marketing Stock PhotographyI had been doing my usual search about marketing articles and found one that caught my eye.  Perhaps because of the title, “Stock Photos Must Die…”.

I had read the article, and have mixed feelings about the par of how stock photos must die.  That being said, there were some other very interesting points about other marketing trends including:

– How ROI of Everything Is Here

– Creativity Is Currency

– People Aren’t Capable Of Unplugging

– Social Networks Are Secretly Becoming the Same Thing

The part I wonder about, with the mention of the death of stock photos, is designers for web sites and blogs will still need images.  Many government corporations have rules that they are not allowed to just “use” an image, that it must be a licensed image that is paid for in order to use the image, to protect themselves from any potential legal issues.

Some people will even use stock images within a press release, combined with either their own images or their corporate logo.  Whether they are paid for or not is only known by the individual that created the document and possibly the owner of the image.

Have a read and make your own decision, it is very interesting at the very least.

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