New York, Sep. 16, 2009. Getty Images, Inc., the world's leading creator and distributor of visual content and other digital media, announced today a strategic investment in Daylife, a leading content services company. Additionally, Getty Images and Daylife signed a commercial agreement to create new "SmartMedia" products that will allow customers to more easily and effectively incorporate imagery on their websites.
Through this partnership, Getty Images SmartMedia products powered by Daylife will offer digital media and publishing solutions opportunities for substantial cost savings, audience generation and increased revenue. The first product, SmartGalleries, provides a comprehensive photo publishing toolset, including photo gallery pages and widgets, drawing from the award-winning editorial imagery from Getty Images.
"This partnership will merge Getty Images' world-class content with Daylife's technology, creating new tools for our media and publishing customers that enable them to curate and publish dynamic rich content easily and seamlessly on their websites in order to maximize traffic and advertising potential," said Getty Images CEO and co-founder, Jonathan Klein. "Working with Daylife is further confirmation of our continued and unstinting commitment to move the industry forward for the benefit of the changing needs of our customers."
SmartGalleries offers the most editorially efficient way for customers to curate and publish a limitless number of photo galleries to their websites. With SmartGalleries' intelligent image discovery, real-time autofill support, gallery curation and management tools, editors can create more galleries faster, taking full advantage of the huge range of Getty Images news, sport, entertainment and archive photography.
The product offers simple, seamless integration with existing websites, as the SmartGalleries can be tailored to match any interface or branding requirements. A fully hosted solution, SmartGalleries is a simple way to increase page views-per-visit through an enticingly visual, infinitely clickable user experience without additional IT, bandwidth, or hosting demands.
"The partnership between Getty Images and Daylife will enable our customers to stay ahead of emerging trends in real-time media, content curation, and more fluid user experiences," said Upendra Shardanand, CEO of Daylife. "Daylife has invested heavily in our market-leading technology platform and easy-to-use editorial tools. Together, Getty Images and Daylife will provide an even more engaging experience for our customers who now have access to Getty Images' best-in-class photography."
SmartGalleries is the first offering from the partnership. Getty Images and Daylife will continue to integrate their leading content and technology to introduce solutions and products that further simplify and enhance the digital publishing process and results for companies, events and organizations.
About Getty Images
Getty Images is the world's leading creator and distributor of still imagery, footage and multimedia products, as well as a recognized provider of other forms of premium digital content, including music. Getty Images serves business customers in more than 100 countries and is the first place creative and media professionals turn to discover purchase and manage images and other digital content. Its award-winning photographers and imagery help customers produce inspiring work which appears every day in the world's most influential newspapers, magazines, advertising campaigns, films, television programs, books and Web sites. Visit Getty Images at www.gettyimages.com to learn more about how the company is advancing the unique role of digital media in communications and business, and enabling creative ideas to come to life.
Daylife enables effortless, real-time publication of high-quality content on any website, whether it's a niche blog or a global publishing brand. Some of the world's leading media companies and consumer brands use Daylife SmartMedia products to improve their traffic, user engagement, advertising yield and operating efficiency. Visit www.daylife.com to see how publishers can benefit from Daylife's easy-to-use, market leading platform.