Jupiterimages, a part of Jupitermedia Corporation which is a leading provider of original images and information for creative, business and IT professionals, is all set to commence its India operations by April 2008. The India office will cater to the creative needs of South Asia and Dubai. For this, Jupiterimages has roped in Ramji Ravindran as Sales Director, South Asia and Dubai. He moves from Visage Media, which represents Getty Images in South Asia, where he was National Sales Head, South Asia.
Elaborating on Jupiterimages foray into India, Alan Meckler, Chairman and CEO, Jupitermedia, said, “We see a great potential in the Indian market, and with Ravindran leading the operations, we believe we have the right person in place. With the array of products that we have, we believe there is a bright future ahead.”
He added, “Jupiterimages’ stock photography content is of the highest quality in the industry and it also offers a wide range of choices – from innovation to contemporary to classic – making it easy and enjoyable to discover and express most creative ideas. Apart from the best of creative images, we also have Flash, Footage, Animation, Royalty-free music libraries and even greeting cards. This will help us offer a wide range of products to our clients and have a better edge than our competitors in this market.”
Keeping in mind the price sensitivity of the Indian and South Asian markets, Jupiterimages has a mix of products with the right price so that a small time creative unit to a web designer can use the wide range of images available. Besides, a unique service called Jupiterimages Unlimited will be offered, which is a collection of royalty-free images. Jupiterimages will also launch an Indian website with more Indian images by the end of this summer. Also on the anvil is the plan to open another office of Jupiterimages in Singapore by July 2008 to cater to the SE Asian region.
On pricing, Meckler said, “We will have special discounted pricing in rupees for Indian customers and a promise of timely delivery of all high resolution images (in less than two hours). We will be able to provide our clients with complimentary image and film search within no time. We will also have tie-ups with some good creative photographers and agencies to provide our customers the Indian images along with our international images.”