Pond5.com, the web-based marketplace for stock footage and audio, turns 4 this month and is celebrating with a major promotion all throughout April. $25,000 in credit will be given away in daily drawings to users who log into the site or stop by one of Pond5’s booths at the 2010 NAB Show in Las Vegas next week. The promotion will culminate with a grand prize drawing for a 27″ Apple iMac® on April 30th.
The site, which has skyrocketed to become the largest online collection of royalty-free stock footage in just 4 years, now features more than 330,000 broadcast-quality stock video clips across all categories, as well as thousands of music tracks and sound effects. Prices for stock footage and music start at just $5 ($2 for sound effects). Most footage on Pond5 is shot in HD, and the site features a rapidly growing collection of 2k and 4k footage.
$25,000 in Credit and a 27″ iMac® Awarded to Website and NAB Visitors
Each day in April, Pond5 will give $500 in credit for stock footage and audio purchases to a random selection from members who signed into the site that day. Participants can maximize their chance of winning by registering for a free account and signing in daily at www.pond5.com.
In addition to the site giveaways, Pond5 will award $2,500 in credit each day from April 12-15 to a set of randomly selected participants who visit their booths at NAB. To enter, all you need to do is stop by and swipe your card at one of Pond5’s two booths in the South Lower Hall: SL1412 and SL8809.
Both the website drawings and the NAB drawings will occur at 10pm EST each night, and winners will be contacted by email. For full details about the promotion, and to participate, go to: www.pond5.com/promo.
Free Stock Video and Sound Effects
If this promotion is not enough to entice users, Pond5 also offers a totally free HD stock footage clip and free sound effects each week. To see this week’s free clip, visit http://www.pond5.com/Free-Stock-Footage
Artist-Friendly, Leading Interface
Pond5’s success and accelerating growth are attributable to a few key factors, says Tom Bennett, co-founder and CEO: “a cutting edge, fast interface; an artist friendly agreement; and a true marketplace dynamic that attracts the widest range of professional quality content at the lowest prices you will find anywhere.” Most of all, he says, Pond5’s success comes from its community of contributors. “There is an incredible amount of creativity flowing into the collection, and our artists are among the most demanding, professional media creators out there.”
More than 2,000 businesses and individuals sell their stock footage and audio on the site, and many are earning significant returns. “I’ve found Pond5 to be the best vehicle for turning my footage into a steady revenue stream” says Don Despain, one of Pond5’s artists. “I’m earning thousands of dollars a month doing what I love – it’s great.”
Pond5 gives its contributors the freedom to set their own prices, and it pays them 50% of sales, one of the highest payouts in the industry. Their agreement is non-exclusive, and artists retain full ownership of their content.
About Pond5, Inc.
Pond5, the World’s Stock Media Marketplace™, is a community-driven marketplace for stock footage, music and sound effects. It features the largest collection of royalty-free stock footage on the web, with more than 330,000 clips, as well as thousands of music tracks and sound effects. All media on Pond5 is instantly downloadable, and licensed under a simple royalty-free license. Prices, which are set by contributors, range from $2 and up for sound effects, and $5 and up for stock video and music. Pond5.com was launched in 2006. The company is based in New York City.