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James West: Recession, Innovation, and Alamy Blind Spots

On his second post on the agency blog James West considers and explains how Alamy, the photo agency he founded, is dealing with the effect of the ‘recession’ on editorial and commercial photo deals at the agency.
‘In 2008 a large wet fish called recession slapped us right in the face. When the initial sting of the impact subsided, we found ourselves working under a new reality: that getting bigger year after year was no longer guaranteed, that formerly big safe customers might stop spending at any moment, and that our competition was working just as hard as us to turn things around and eat our lunch….
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