Picture Imperfect

Picture Imperfect

It was with mixed emotions and frankly somewhat of a shock to hear the news late last week that one of the world’s most well-known and, at one-time, most-esteemed consumer brands was considering filing for bankruptcy. And I was not alone in my surprise. My first experience with the biggest employer in Rochester, NY came […]

Scribes & Shooters

Scribes & Shooters

I’m not obsessed with paparazzi. Though one couldn’t help but notice the $200 million that Getty forked over last week for celeb photo agency WireImage. (Would WireImage’s shooters even consider themselves paparazzi?) The paparazzi do however play an incongruously glorified role in today’s complex ecosystem of news gathering — especially when one considers the ever-widening […]

Getty Gobbles

Getty Gobbles

We all know how much money an exclusive image of an A-lister out-of-context, or preferably out-of-control, can command from consumer-facing media. But the market value of the companies that intermediate between the shooters and the media came further into focus yesterday with news of the sale of Wire Image to GettyImages for…$200 million. The news […]