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David Jacobs – Action Images

The PAN 60 seconds interview with Action Images Managing Director David Jacobs.

David Jacobs, Managing Director at Action Images is the first to take our new format interview – The PAN 60second Interview –
What age did you leave school?
Where do you live?
On the ranch
How did you get into the picture library business?
Messenger at Fleet Street News Agency
What were you doing before that?
Skateboarding on the South Bank – oh and the odd day at school.
How many staff photographers do Action Images have in the field?
Describe your morning?
Gone in 60 seconds….
Which picture library web site recently caught your eye ?
Mr Paparazzi
Which websites do you visit daily other that Action Images and Photo Archive News?
GoogleXE.comWho built the Action Images online client picture library system?
In house development under my direction
Which newspapers do you read regularly?
When did you last pick up a camera?
Saturday – Fulham v Spurs
What are you doing when you are not selling photos?
Asking staff around me why they are not selling photos.
RF or RM any views?
What does RF mean?
Favorite food?
Ideal Friday Night?
Curry house with the family
Ideal holiday destination?
My Villa in Portugal
Lastly, what would be your advice to any new picture library.
Follow your business plan – that is your instinct. Don’t deviate from what you believe in often when those around you may advise otherwise.
About Action Images
Over the past 21 years, Action Images has built a reputation for superior quality photography capturing the spirit and passion of sport.
A team of award winning staff photographers, an unrivalled commitment to customer service and pioneering approach to digital technology has enabled Action Images to become a market leader in Sports Photography.
Diversity, flexibility and innovation have played a major part in the company’s success. Action Images boast an impressive portfolio of clientele including FIFA, UEFA, Coca-Cola, Barclays, Carlsberg as well as a wealth of international news media organizations, including all of the UK’s national newspapers. Additionally working as official photographers to a number of the country’s leading sports teams provides us with unrivalled access to sporting stars.
Following its acquisition in 2005 by Reuters – the world’s largest international news agency, it now operates as the group’s specialist sports arm, and offers truly comprehensive multi-media coverage of sport from all corners of the globe.