July is like a bright light at the end of the tunnel showing there is still hope (after terrible June 2017 ). Finally, a good month to praise. Not the best this year (that was April 2017), but much better than last year and year before. Sales at Pond5 ($1139) went well before the summer slump, very decent in fact for such a month. Because in summer everything slows down, it was actually the contrary on few stock agencies. Shutterstock ($1368) also improved since last year, but it didn’t reach our expectations with constant month-to-month growth. It was just slightly better than last year and almost tripled the year before. Dissolve ($181) was a bit disappointing again because there were so much more clips sold last year ($323). It’s a race to the bottom. And there were much more video clips uploaded this year. Fotolia/Adobe ($251) was a bit better this year but still way behind the expanding size of our portfolio. 123RF ($0) and iStockphoto/Getty ($121) are a dead rock to the bottom.
And now comes August 2017. You just don’t wanna know how summer break effects the sales. Maybe you should also read our July 2017 favorite stock footage that didn’t sell.