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Get the most from Visual Connections New York 2015





With the CEPIC Congress behind us, attention now turns to the DMLA (PACA) Annual Conference (October 25-27) and Visual Connections New York (October 28).

Booking early for Visual Connections New York 2015 gives agencies maximum bang for their buck, with more choice of exhibit spaces (25% are taken already) and greater marketing exposure in the run-up to the event.

To accommodate anticipated growth in attendance, Visual Connections is moving to a new venue at the Metropolitan Pavilion. Notably the space for sessions, which are a huge draw for image and footage buyers, will be much larger.

As the biggest marketing event devoted to commercial licensing of visual media anywhere in the world, Visual Connections New York is an opportunity to connect with hundreds of buyers of creative and editorial stock photography, footage, illustration and other media. In an age of online business, this trade show continues to fulfill a need, frequently expressed by both buyers and sellers, for personal contact. It is the most effective way to build and cement long-term business relationships.

The day-long event draws in buyers with a mix of education, discovery, networking, complimentary food and beverages, a fabulous prize drawing, and a great buzz (helped in part by free beer and wine).

Satisfaction levels have always been high: 88% of last year’s exhibitors said the show met their expectations and 12% said it exceeded them.

Fully-inclusive exhibitor packages start at just $1,300 (before discounts), and there’s a range of advertising and promotion options to suit all budgets.

Full details about the event are available at: visualconnections.com/NY2015/

Oh, What A Difference (Or Not?) 5 Years Makes

Tall Firs Media evaluates stock image consultancy firm, Visual Steam’s recent 2014 survey of US art buyers in stock image licensing. Has there been major changes in the behavior of buyers? Lots of new choices from sellers, but how does it really change the trends? Read the survey results and what Rob has to say here.


Visual Connections Visual Media Expo returns to Chicago


Visual Connections is heading back to Chicago on Thursday, April 24th to stage another networking and education event for image/footage buyers and researchers. The venue this time is the beautiful and conveniently located Ivy Room.

This is a unique opportunity to connect with existing clients and win new business from image/footage buyers in the Chicago area, home to the second largest concentration of buyers outside New York. Attending our last event (in 2012) were many of the major advertising and publishing companies based there, including: DDB, Encyclopaedia Britannica, ESW Partners, Feldman & Associates, Hallmark Cards, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Leo Burnett, McGraw-Hill, National Geographic Learning, Ogilvy & Mather, Pearson, and many more.

We are excited to be partnering with ASPP to build an engaging education program for the day and help us publicize the event to buyers.

With half of the available space already sold, Visual Connections is urging potential exhibitors to book promptly to secure a place. Pricing starts at just $990 (if booking before February 21), with a range of cost-effective advertising and promotion options available to non-exhibitors.

Full details may be found at visualconnections.com/chicago