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    New Chief Sales & Marketing Officer at EPA

    Christian Wolf was appointed as the new Chief Sales & Marketing Officer at European Pressphoto  Agency B.V. (EPA) as of today. This was announced in Frankfurt by EPA’s President & CEO,  Julia R. Arévalo. 
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    Frankfurt am Main, 5 September 2022 
    Christian Wolf was appointed as the new Chief Sales & Marketing Officer at European Pressphoto  Agency B.V. (EPA) as of today. This was announced in Frankfurt by EPA’s President & CEO,  Julia R. Arévalo. 
    Wolf brings to EPA 20 years of professional experience and extensive knowledge of the media and advertising sectors as well as in the development of digital marketing campaigns. 
    Before joining EPA, Wolf was the Head of Agency & Client Sales at Define Media, a marketing and advertising company where he developed their sales strategy, created new products and re-evaluated the pricing structure.  
    He also worked as the Head of Sales at iq Media Marketing, as Account Director for SevenOne  Media, as Digital Communication Planner at Maxus Communications and was a Senior Sales  Manager at Arvato / Bertelsmann. 
    “Christian Wolf is the perfect executive to lead EPA’s Sales and Marketing to the next significant phase of our development,” said Arévalo. 
    “Our new CSMO will continue expanding and developing our sales team and operations. His skills  and experience add on and complement the accumulated expertise in the media sector and the  global partnerships built by our Director International Sales, Tiffinni Field and her team”, said  Arévalo. 
    Wolf speaks both English and German. He received a Diploma of Business from the University of  Applied Sciences in Gießen-Friedberg with a focus on marketing and international management. 
    “I look forward to starting an exciting job at EPA. With a great product and a strong team, we want  to move forward. Julia R. Arévalo’s plans and ideas have convinced me to go down this exciting path together”, said Wolf. 

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    President & CEO, Julia R. Arévalo (R) with Christian Wolf (C), new Chief Sales & Marketing Officer and Tiffinni Field, Director International Sales


    About EPA 
    The European Pressphoto Agency B.V. was founded by main European news agencies and  officially started in January 1985. The vision of the founders was driven by the demand for an  independent quality world picture service originally designed for the needs of the European media  market. In early 2003, EPA made its service available to the worldwide market, beginning its  global operations. In 2015, EPA launched its global video service. Today's EPA photo and video 
    service is based on the broad network of epa's visual journalists all over the world and on the  daily production of its member agencies ANA-MPA, ANP, ANSA, EFE, KEYSTONE, Lusa, MIT  und pap, which are all market leaders in their respective countries.

    President & CEO, Julia Arevalo (L) with Christian Wolf, new Chief Sales & Marketing Officer
    President & CEO, Julia R. Arévalo (L) with Christian Wolf (R), new Chief Sales & Marketing Officer at EPA


     

  • Ian

    epa Hiring of Industry Expert Ian Campbell to Focus On Opportunities in Sport Sector

    epa today announced the hiring of experienced executive Ian Campbell to drive its business in the sports sector. Campbell, a former senior executive at digital sports media company Perform and an ex-MD of PA Sport, will develop ways of leveraging epa’s formidable sports photography resources, reputation and relationships to grow new revenue streams.
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    epa Hiring of Industry Expert Ian Campbell to Focus On Opportunities in Sport Sector

     

    Frankfurt/Main, February 1, 2022

     

    epa today announced the hiring of experienced executive Ian Campbell to drive its business in the sports sector.

    Campbell, a former senior executive at digital sports media company Perform and an ex-MD of PA Sport, will develop ways of leveraging epa’s formidable sports photography resources, reputation and relationships to grow new revenue streams.

    epa is one of the largest visual content providers in the world with a network of 130 award winning photographers and videographers, plus a deep and extensive network of stringers. Together with its member European news agencies and partners, epa delivers a distinctive, timely and quality service from around the world.

    The epa sport production is world renowned and makes up some 40% of epa’s overall output. With main headquarters and editorial desks in Frankfurt, the dedicated and knowledgeable sport team, work to provide coverage of an extensive calendar of events such as, all the Tennis Grand Slams, the F1 circuit, European Football, Olympic Games, World Cup Football, Athletics, Golf and Winter Sports. The service is also managed via regional editorial desks in Bangkok, Cairo, Madrid, Washington, D.C and Los Angeles.

    Campbell held a number of senior positions during his seven years with Perform, including Executive Vice President for Europe & the Middle East and MD of Omnisport, the company’s multimedia sports news agency. Prior to that he ran PA Sport’s global business and sat on the board of its parent company PA Group.

    Campbell has also consulted for a number of sports content businesses.

    He said: "epa enjoys an enviable reputation for the quality, breadth and depth of its sports photography. So I’m delighted to join the business and excited about identifying and developing new revenue streams for it within the Sports sector."

    Tiffinni Field, Director of International Sales at epa said: "Ian Campbell brings wealth of insight and experience from the industry and a vision to transport epa's dynamic and compelling sport coverage to new heights. I’m thrilled to be working with him on this exciting opportunity."

    The European Pressphoto Agency B.V. was founded by the main European news agencies and officially started in January 1985. The vision of the founders was driven by the demand for an independent quality world picture service originally designed for the needs of the European media market. In early 2003 epa made its service available to the worldwide market, beginning its global operations. Today's epa service is based on the broad network of epa's visual journalists all over the world and on the daily production of its member agencies ANA-MPA, ANP, ANSA, EFE, KEYSTONE, Lusa, MIT und pap, which are all market leaders in their respective countries.

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    epa and Maxppp Renew Their Content Partnership

    The European Pressphoto Agency (epa), leading international news photo and video agency, and Maxppp, prominent French news agency, announced the extension of their longstanding partnership. Since 2011, both agencies have collaborated closely to produce and distribute a high-quality and comprehensive daily coverage of news, sports and entertainment photo and video, to all French media companies.
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    epa and Maxppp Renew Their Content Partnership

    Frankfurt/Main, 06 December 2021

     

    The European Pressphoto Agency (epa), leading international news photo and video agency, and Maxppp, prominent French news agency, announced the extension of their longstanding partnership. Since 2011, both agencies have collaborated closely to produce and distribute a high-quality and comprehensive daily coverage of news, sports and entertainment photo and video, to all French media companies.

    "For over a decade, Maxppp has been a reliable partner for epa in France, one of the main media markets in Europe. They understand the value of high-quality photography, which is a key element of epa’s identity", said Julia R. Arévalo, President and CEO of epa. "The entire Maxppp team has been proud to represent this fantastic agency for 10 years and is enthusiastically committed to this new stage of our collaboration" said Rémy Le Morvan, founder and CEO of Maxppp.

     

    ABOUT EPA

    epa is one of the five major visual content providers in the world, with an expansive network of award-winning photographers and videographers providing an original perspective on the news that shapes the world’s agenda. epa’s core shareholders provide their coverage of global relevance from 8 European countries in addition to Latin America. The service is managed via regional editorial desks in Tokyo, Bangkok, Cairo, Frankfurt (headquarters), Madrid and Washington, D.C.

    Founded in 1985, epa provides a daily news photo feed of 2,200 images, covering news events all over the world. epa’s international photo service is used by global media clients thanks to epa’s broad network of visual journalists and the daily production of its partners and member agencies, which are all market leaders in their respective countries.

     

    ABOUT MAXPPP

    Maxppp, created in 1991, is a major player in the market. The agency offers regional, national, international, photo and video content to the press and the media. Every day, 6,000 new photographs illustrate all current topics: politics, economy, news items, people, sport, illustration, historical archives... With a first-rate archive base, (including the collections of the France National Library) its site maxppp.com, contains more than 40,000,000 images.

    The original Maxppp model puts it at the heart of a unique partnership with the 35 largest titles in the Regional Daily Press (Ouest France, Le Parisien, Nice Matin, La Voix du Nord, Sud Ouest, etc.) and the regional offices of Radio France. Its French news offering is unrivaled, complemented by the exclusive representations of major national and international agencies among which, epa is the flagship.

    Sales and Press inquiries should be directed to sales@epa.eu

  • Ulrike Czerwonka

    Ulrike Czerwonka - New Deputy Director International Sales at epa

    We are happy to announce the appointment of our colleague Ulrike Czerwonka as our new Deputy Director International Sales, based in Hamburg. Ulrike will handle epa key accounts and develop epa subscription business with a main focus in Germany and the rest of Europe. She will also analyze the sales activities & business trends in the photo and video industry and search actively for new business opportunities for the future development of epa.
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    Ulrike Czerwonka - New Deputy Director International Sales at epa

     

    Frankfurt/Main, October 07, 2021

     

    We are happy to announce the appointment of our colleague Ulrike Czerwonka as our new Deputy Director International Sales, based in Hamburg.

    Ulrike will handle epa key accounts and develop epa subscription business with a main focus in Germany and the rest of Europe.

    She will also analyze the sales activities & business trends in the photo and video industry and search actively for new business opportunities for the future development of epa.

    Ulrike joined epa in 2016 as Key Account Manager then became Regional Sales Director in 2017. She took over our sales initiatives in Germany starting 2021 on top of handling accounts inside and outside of Europe.

    Before joining epa, she worked for many years at GMS (a former subsidiary of dpa) that handled the epa sales initiatives worldwide till early 2016.

  • PermissionMachine

    epa signs an agreement for photo copyrights protection with Permission Machine

    The European Pressphoto Agency (epa) has signed an agreement with the Belgium-based Permission Machine (PM) for the photo copyright protection and pursuit of infringement of its entire photo collection of news photography. 
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    epa signs an agreement for photo copyrights protection with Permission Machine

     

    Frankfurt/Main, August 23, 2021

     

    Frankfurt - The European Pressphoto Agency (epa) has signed an agreement with the Belgium-based Permission Machine (PM) for the photo copyright protection and pursuit of infringement of its entire photo collection of news photography. 

    PM specializes in the scanning and legal follow up of illegal publications. PM offers a combination of state-of-the-art image tracking technology, manual checks and inhouse legal expertise which is the perfect fit in order to protect the copyrights of epa's photography. PM solved thousands of infringements in the past years.

    Currently PM is matching the 10 million epa images against usages in various countries in Europe and in the US to confirm that the images are licensed, either directly by epa or through its shareholders and distributors. All parties that publish epa images without permission will receive a compensation proposal from epa/PM. 

    "PM provides a state-of-the-art system to protect our copyrights. It is very important that each publisher, wherever in this world, understands that the usage of images is not for free.” said Julia R. Arévalo, President and CEO of epa.

    “We have hundreds of professional photographers working at epa all over the world, often in the most hazardous situations. This production is very costly and generates an instant feed of news all over the world. This cannot be free of charge.” said Arévalo.

    "We are very proud of our brand-new cooperation with epa. We care about more than just plain copyright enforcement, so we put a lot of time and effort into manually checking the way the image got used. Our reputation is very firm but fair, and I think this combination makes us a good match for epa.", said Ywein van den Brande, CEO of Permission Machine.

    ABOUT EPA: epa is one of the five major visual content providers in the world, with an expansive network of award-winning photographers and videographers providing an original perspective on the news that shapes the world’s agenda. epa’s core shareholders provide their coverage of global relevance from 8 European countries in addition to Latin America. The service is managed via regional editorial desks in Tokyo, Bangkok, Cairo, Frankfurt (headquarters), Madrid and Washington, D.C.

    Founded in 1985, epa provides a daily news photo feed of 2,200 images, covering news events all over the world. epa’s international photo service is used by global media clients thanks to epa’s broad network of visual journalists and the daily production of its partners and member agencies, which are all market leaders in their respective countries.

    ABOUT PM: Permission Machine is a company dedicated to ensuring photographers get compensated fairly for their work. It does so by detecting and settling copyright infringements, using a combination of state-of-the-art image recognition technology, expert quality control, and years of legal expertise. 

    Permission Machine was founded in 2013 by Ywein Van den Brande, a Belgian computer scientist and lawyer specialized in IT law and intellectual property. Since then, the company has expanded to include additional branches in London, Paris and Los Angeles. 

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    https://permissionmachine.com/

    Sales and Press inquiries should be directed to sales@epa.eu

     

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    epa vertreibt Fotos und Videos über my-picturemaxx

    Die renommierte european pressphoto agency (epa) nutzt ab sofort my-picturemaxx für den Vertrieb ihres internationalen Bilderdienstes und Videoservices in Deutschland und Österreich. Das Bildarchiv mit über neun Millionen Fotos steht my-picturemaxx Usern komplett zur Verfügung.
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    Die renommierte european pressphoto agency (epa) nutzt ab sofort my-picturemaxx für den Vertrieb ihres internationalen Bilderdienstes und Videoservices in Deutschland und Österreich. Das Bildarchiv mit über neun Millionen Fotos steht my-picturemaxx Usern komplett zur Verfügung.

    Die european pressphoto agency (epa), eine der weltweit führenden Bildagenturen mit täglich 2.200 neuen Nachrichtenfotos, übernimmt den Deutschland-und Österreich-Vertrieb ihrer Bilder und Videos in Eigenregie und nutzt dafür my-picturemaxx. Top aktuelles Material dieses bekannten, internationalen Bilderdienstes und jetzt auch täglich bis zu 40 neue Videos in der Rohfassung oder als sendefertige Beiträge finden die teilnehmenden Redaktionen in my-picturemaxx erstmals direkt unter dem Namen „epa news“. Hierüber steht der gesamte Bestand zur Auswahl und kann direkt lizenziert werden.

    epa ist eine der weltweit führenden Agenturen für Bild und Bewegtbild und wurde mehrfach mit internationalen Preisen wie dem „World Press Photo Award“ ausgezeichnet. Das epa-Netzwerk von weltweit über 400 Bildjournalisten sowie Mitglieds- und Partneragenturen bildet das Weltgeschehen auf unverwechselbare Art und Weise ab. Das Angebot umfasst eine hochprofessionelle, zuverlässige und zeitnahe Berichterstattung aus Europa und Lateinamerika aus Politik über Sport bis Kultur und Unterhaltung.

    „epa, mit Sitz in Frankfurt, verfügt auch historisch bedingt über langjährige Erfahrungen auf dem deutschen Medienmarkt. Unsere mit Professionalität und Leidenschaft produzierten Foto- und Videodienste nun direkt über my-picturemaxx anzubieten und in den unmittelbaren Dialog mit den Kunden zu treten, empfinden wir als wichtige und spannende Aufgabe“, sagt Julia R. Arévalo, Präsidentin und CEO der epa.

    „Wir freuen uns, dass wir mit unseren leistungsstarken Business-Lösungen die Strategie der neuen epa-Führung unterstützen können, den deutschlandweiten Vertrieb von hervorragendem Bildmaterial zu aktivieren und sich unsere langjährige Zusammenarbeit dadurch intensiviert. Der epa-Videoservice ergänzt den Bilderdienst perfekt. Für die Teilnehmenden der Mediensuchmaschine my-picturemaxx ist epa eine wichtige Quelle und Qualitätsgarant“, sagt Gerhard Feigl, CEO der picturemaxx AG.

     

    Presse- und Vertriebsanfragen richten Sie bitte an sales@epa.eu

     

     

    Über picturemaxx

    picturemaxx AG – Marktführer im professionellen Bildermarkt

    picturemaxx ist das weltweit größte Netzwerk professioneller Anbieter und Nutzer von digitalen Bildmedien, in dem die Teilnehmer Nutzungsrechte effizient beschaffen, organisieren und anbieten können. Als marktführendes Software- und Technologieunternehmen verfügt picturemaxx über mehr als 35 Jahre Erfahrung in diesem Sektor. Zu den mehr als 1.000 Kunden gehören Medienunternehmen, wie beispielsweise Axel Springer, Bauer Media Group, Cornelsen Verlag, Gruner + Jahr, Hubert Burda Media sowie führende Bildagenturen aller Genres national und international.

    picturemaxx Mediennetzwerk und my-picturemaxx

    Das picturemaxx Mediennetzwerk bringt professionelle Nutzer und Anbieter von Medien zusammen. Die Mediensuchmaschine my-picturemaxx ermöglicht es den Mediennutzern, mit einer einzigen Suchanfrage alle über dieses Netzwerk angebotenen Medien zu durchsuchen und zu lizenzieren. Zum Portfolio zählen weitere Services, die auf die Bedürfnisse rund um die Medienbeschaffung- und das Medien-Management ausgerichtet sind.

     

    Über epa european pressphoto agency

    Die european pressphoto agency wurde 1985 von führenden europäischen Nachrichtenagenturen gegründet. Im Mai 2003 wurde das europäische Netzwerk von Fotografen zu einem weltweit vertretenen Unternehmen erweitert. Heute sind neun europäische Nachrichtenagenturen Anteilseigner von epa und tragen zu ihrem täglichen Serviceangebot bei. In Partnerschaft mit der Agencia EFE, ihrem Mehrheitsgesellschafter, ist epa nunmehr ein internationaler Anbieter von Foto- und Videomaterial. Die epa hat ihren Hauptsitz in Frankfurt (Deutschland) und verfügt über regionale Redaktionen in Tokio, Bangkok, Kairo, Frankfurt, Madrid und Washington, D.C.

  • Jürgen Kern - epa Director Finance & Administration

    New Director Finance & Administration appointed at epa

    The President and CEO of the european pressphoto agency (epa), Julia R. Arévalo, appointed today Mr. Jürgen Kern as the new Director Finance & Administration.
    Mr. Kern, 56, will take over on May 1st and join the accounting and administration team in Frankfurt. Mr. Kern, who is fluent in English and a native German speaker, has extensive experience in the telecommunication sector.
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    New Director Finance & Administration appointed at epa

     

    Frankfurt/Main, March 08, 2021

     

    The President and CEO of the european pressphoto agency (epa), Julia R. Arévalo, appointed today Mr. Jürgen Kern as the new Director Finance & Administration.

    Mr. Kern, 56, will take over on May 1st and join the accounting and administration team in Frankfurt.

    Mr. Kern, who is fluent in English and a native German speaker, has extensive experience in the telecommunication sector.

    He started his career in Bosch Telecom then diversified his profile by joining several wellestablished German companies such as T-Online Deutschland and Deutsche Telefon.

    "Mr. Kern will provide epa with his invaluable experience which has spanned over more than 26 years. His structured, consistent, and efficient mode of operation will help guide the team in the future and strengthen epa’s Finance and Administration,” said Arévalo.

     

    About epa

    The european pressphoto agency b.v. was founded by the main European news agencies and officially started on January 1, 1985. The vision of the founders was driven by the demand for an independent quality world picture service originally designed for the needs of the European media market.

    Today's epa service is based on the broad network of epa's visual journalists all over the world and on the daily production of its partners and member agencies, which are all market leaders in their respective countries.

     

    Sales and Press inquiries should be directed to management@epa.eu

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    epa launches global video service in partnership with Agencia EFE

    epa is launching a global video service on its website www.epa.eu in partnership with its main shareholder, the international news agency EFE. The global video news production will be available using e-commerce directly from the epa website from February 1, 2021. The comprehensive video production made available in both edited and raw formats, will be offered to all registered online media clients from around the world.
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    epa launches global video service in partnership with Agencia EFE

     

    Frankfurt/Main, February 1, 2021

     

    The european pressphoto agency (epa) is launching a global video service on its website www.epa.eu in partnership with its main shareholder, the international news agency EFE.

    The global video news production will be available using e-commerce directly from the epa website from February 1, 2021.

    The comprehensive video production made available in both edited and raw formats, will be offered to all registered online media clients from around the world.

    Spanning all classical news categories of news, politics, economy & finance, through to sport, entertainment and arts & culture, the video service perfectly compliments the established epa news photo service. Approximately 35 to 40 video clips per day will be offered online, with an around the clock production expertly edited via video desks in Bangkok, Madrid and Mexico City.

    "It's an exciting time in the development of epa;" said epa's President & CEO Julia R. Arévalo, "epa has been producing and honing its global video production alongside EFE for a number of years and it truly is a leap forward to finally be able to offer it on the epa website."

    EFE and epa build on their robust, reliable network of visual journalists operating across the world, enabling them to produce video and enhancing this network with the addition of videographers dedicated to the production of news footage.

    "In this day and age it's essential for journalists to be trained in multimedia formats to keep up with the demands of a fast paced and changeable news landscape," said EFE's President Gabriela Cañas, "This joint EFE / epa venture manages to harness the strength and expertise of both agencies to produce a service that is diverse, engaging and informative."

     

    About epa

    The european pressphoto agency b.v. was founded by the main European news agencies and officially started on January 1, 1985. The vision of the founders was driven by the demand for an independent quality world picture service originally designed for the needs of the European media market.

    Today's epa service is based on the broad network of epa's visual journalists all over the world and on the daily production of its partners and member agencies, which are all market leaders in their respective countries.

     

    About EFE

    Agencia EFE, S.A. the Spanish international news agency was founded in 1939. It is the largest multimedia news agency for the Hispanic market and the world's fourth largest wire service.

    EFE covers all areas of the news media and distributes around three million news stories per year, operating 24/7 from more than 180 cities in 120 countries, with editorial desks in Bangkok, Madrid, Mexico and Bogotá.

     

    Sales and Press inquiries should be directed to sales@epa.eu

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    epa launches international photo and video service in Germany

    The european pressphoto agency (epa) is launching its international news photo and video service in Germany on January 15, 2021.
    The German news market, one of the biggest and arguably most robust markets in the world, will now be able to access epa’s daily output of approximately 2,200 images, providing comprehensive global coverage of news events that hit the headlines. To complement the news photo service, epa will also be offering a daily video production made up of news coverage from around the globe. The video service is in partnership with epa’s main shareholder the international news agency EFE from Spain.
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    epa launches international photo and video service in Germany

     

    Frankfurt/Main, January 15, 2021

     

    The european pressphoto agency (epa) is launching its international news photo and video service in Germany on January 15, 2021.

    The German news market, one of the biggest and arguably most robust markets in the world, will now be able to access epa’s daily output of approximately 2,200 images, providing comprehensive global coverage of news events that hit the headlines.

    To complement the news photo service, epa will also be offering a daily video production made up of news coverage from around the globe. The video service is in partnership with epa’s main shareholder the international news agency EFE from Spain.

    "epa has a great understanding of the German media market, forged from its history and background in Germany and head office in Frankfurt. To be able to serve the German media with a photo and video offering that we are both knowledgeable and passionate about is an exciting proposition for the start of 2021." said Julia R. Arévalo, epa's President and CEO.

    For over 20 years, the German Deutsche Presse Agentur (dpa) exclusively distributed the epa news photo service in Germany and more recently it was in the hands of Shutterstock.

    Shutterstock will continue as epa's exclusive distributor in North America and the UK and Ireland.

    epa is one of the largest visual content providers in the world, with an expansive network of award winning photographers and videographers providing an original perspective on the news that shapes that world’s agenda. epa’s core shareholders provide their coverage of global relevance from 8 European countries in addition to Latin America. This combination offers a timely, reliable and quality world news coverage with a look and feel that is distinctively epa. The service is managed via regional editorial desks in Tokyo, Bangkok, Cairo, Frankfurt, Madrid and Washington, D.C.

    The european pressphoto agency was founded by the main European news agencies and officially started on January 1, 1985. The vision of the founders was driven by the demand for an independent quality world picture service originally designed for the needs of the European media market.

    Today's epa photo and video services is based on the broad network of epa’s visual journalists all over the world and on the daily production of its partners and member agencies, which are all market leaders in their respective countries.

     

    Sales and Press inquiries should be directed to sales@epa.eu

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    epa extends its strategic partnership with Shutterstock

    epa has extended its strategic partnership with Shutterstock, the leading global creative platform. This new long term agreement will build on an already successful cooperation between the two global content providers, and will enable them to realign and focus on increasing revenue in markets where they have expertise and insight.
    Shutterstock will continue as epa’s exclusive photo distributor in North America, UK and Ireland, and will also distribute the international video service that epa has launched in partnership with its main shareholder, Agencia EFE.
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    epa extends its strategic partnership with Shutterstock

     

    Frankfurt/Main, January 15, 2021

     

    european pressphoto agency (epa) has extended its strategic partnership with Shutterstock, Inc., the leading global creative platform for another three years.

    This new long term agreement will build on an already successful cooperation between the two global content providers, and will enable them to realign and focus on increasing revenue in markets where they have expertise and insight.

    Shutterstock will continue as epa’s exclusive photo distributor in North America, UK and Ireland, and will also distribute the international video service that epa has launched in partnership with its main shareholder, Agencia EFE.

    Further information on this development can be accessed here.