"JAM´D is Getty Images´ proof of concept consumer site trial using wholly-owned imagery, not a traditional product launch.
JAM´D is a consumer-oriented Web site created and driven by the realization that we have a huge amount of traffic to various Getty Images sites.
Most of these people are not looking to license but rather browse images.
JAM´D is our attempt to serve these visitors better.
We also want to try to do this differently than we run the rest of our
Since Getty Images is a public company, it may be hard to understand our desire to let JAM´D find its own path, but we have done virtually nothing with ViewImages, which has great traffic, as high as 3.7 million unique visitors a month, with no promotion.
In the social networking world, this organic growth is more authentic."
More coming soon.
- "Upload, vote, share, blog about images": Jonathan Klein on ViewImages and Getty Images´s new Consumer site
(Aug. 04, 2007)
- Jonathan Klein on
Getty ImagesGetty Audio and User Generated Music Content
(Aug. 07, 2007)