The first photo agency cooporation announcement of 2016 here from celebrity image giants Xposure Photos UK and AKM GSI Media.
Xposure announced early in 2014 it had merged its US operation with AKM-GSI in Los Angeles and now the partnership is complete as Xposure are now the official UK representative for all AKM-GSI content – both photo and video.
‘The new arrangement will see clients having immediate access to the best exclusive and breaking images on the market while contributors will reap the benefit of fast reporting of sales and earning direct percentages.’
The partnership will also provide the very best up-to-date knowledge of the market place and the determination to ensure an ultra professional and dynamic operation in handling the syndication and sales of contributors’ content.
David Taylor, CEO of Xposure, told PhotoArchiveNews.com this morning: “This is a very exciting venture for both Xposure and AKM-GSI. It is a significant coming together of two extremely strong and respected agencies from either side of the pond. AKM-GSI is without a doubt the leading celebrity agency in the States and beyond and is producing fantastic material on a daily basis. We are very excited to be working with Steve and Alex (AKM-GSI owners), we are very similar in our work ethic and ethos and can see this partnership combining to give our clients a high level of service and top quality content. One of the most important points of this new partnership will be the benefit to the contributors. We will be paying direct commission on sales, so no more dilution of commission because of multi-agency payments. Other benefits will include fast reporting and a dedication to deliver a first class service to both contributors and clients alike.”
Daniel Taylor, COO of Xposure, added: “We are passionate and determined to bring contributors results for their hard work. It’s a team effort and we give content the very best attention. Over the past year Xposure has reorganised and restructured its business to combat changes in this fast moving industry. We are now ready, together with AKM-GSI and others from around the world, to expand operations. In fact in the next couple of weeks we will be sending out another press release announcing the first step of our Global plans.”