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4 minutes ago, Findlay said:

Iain,

Have you been given any explanation or apology?

Findlay

Don't need an apology but maybe Alamy could put the "storage fee" conspiracy theory to bed...?

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4 hours ago, Iain Masterton said:

Thanks Alamy

 

Now I can pay the bills next month  ;)

provided they didn't run the monthly payout while amounts were negative,  and delay it until the September run. 

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Glad to hear that things are back to "normal." But wha' happened exactly? Why did "storage fees" suddenly appear out of the blue?

 

"Enquiring minds want to know." (please) 😉

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My guess is that the new Board is thinking about how hard it can push and how quickly. It will quite likely want to make a large distance between the old 'photographers' friend' model towards an explicitly crowd-sourcing one ASAP.  

 

And in the process of making the new wine grapes get crushed. Most of us are all withering anyway!😁

 

I hadn't realised that James West was no longer on the Board.

 

And I didn't know the name of the new CEO until I looked on Companies House.

 

How many of you know who it is?

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33 minutes ago, geogphotos said:

And I didn't know the name of the new CEO until I looked on Companies House.

 

How many of you know who it is?

I see directors and secretary, but not CEO.

A whole day without explanation now. Wonder how the emails will be answered.

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MARSHALL, Clive Paul

Correspondence address
The Point, 37, North Wharf Road, Paddington, London, England, W2 1AF 
Role ACTIVE
Director
Date of birth
March 1958
Appointed on
6 February 2020
Nationality
British
Country of residence
England
Occupation
Chief Executive Officer
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19 minutes ago, M.Chapman said:

 

His time must get spread pretty thinly.... 

 

Mark

 

 

Our future in his hands...😶

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3 hours ago, geogphotos said:

I hadn't realised that James West was no longer on the Board.

 

And I didn't know the name of the new CEO until I looked on Companies House.

 

How many of you know who it is?

I quoted both facts on several previous posts.

Bit like stock photography - some research can prove useful.

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10 hours ago, Nodvandigtid said:

I quoted both facts on several previous posts.

Bit like stock photography - some research can prove useful.

 

Yes, thanks for the information. I assume that he stayed on the Board for the first year following the PA takeover.

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When moving over to a new internal system, some older dormant code was mistakenly reinstated (many, many years ago we had some commission models with storage fees). 

 

This was quickly spotted, fixed and any fees were refunded. In total this affected no more than 160 contributors. 

 

Apologies to any of you who were left confused by this.

 

Best,

 

James A

Head of Content

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2 hours ago, geogphotos said:

 

Yes, thanks for the information. I assume that he stayed on the Board for the first year following the PA takeover.

Cheers geogphotos - when the acquisition went through it was announced that James West would be staying on as a director. (I can't remember if a year or was stated)

 

Directors staying on would be a  fairly common practice I would imagine until the new owners become acquainted with the business.

Once they do that then the director will leave/may leave or remain because he/she adds value to the board/business.

 

"M&A" (Mergers and acquisitions) bring different outlooks, strategies and cultures together which then permeate down the business and we now see changes coming through PA/Alamy. Time and history will tell how the ship fares in the global stock world......   

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1 hour ago, spacecadet said:

Merely "dormant" then. Hmm.

 

Really no need to take things out of context in this way.

 

Old code, mistakenly reused, quickly removed and corrected.

 

Again, we're sorry for the confusion this has caused.

 

James A

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