Global Survey 2012: Report
In 2012 the GSIM Research Group carried out the first ever global survey on over 2,400 image suppliers on a truly worldwide basis. With a response rate of over ten per cent, the survey covers detailed information on 250 image suppliers that commercially trade usage rights on pre-produced still (photography, illustrations etc.) and moving images (video footages). The findings of this survey are published in a series of three reports. You can download the individual reports FREE of charge by clicking on the links below.

Global Report 2012 Part I Report I: Players, Products, Business
The first report presents key economic figures on image suppliers, stock inventories and business results. For the first time, the broad empirical base of the survey is used to generate a solid estimate of true global market volume.
Download Global Survey Report Part I

Global Report 2012 Part II Report II: Marketing, Distribution, Performance
This report focuses on marketing practices, the composition of the value chain, divisions of labour and the global network of distribution partnerships. Moreover, it assesses the economic performance of different strategies.
Download Global Survey Report Part II

Global Report 2012 Part III Report III: Regions, Trade, Divisions of Labor
The final report analyzes the geographic dimension of the global stock image market. It highlights the role of central as well as more peripheral regions.
Download Global Survey Report Part III

Our Research Experience
Since 2005 we have been studying the developments and changes in the stock image market. Apart from a continuous exchange with market members via expert interviews, we have carried out several industry surveys commissioned by diverse business associations (e.g. CEPIC, BVPA).
In addition, the group has been doing academic research on the profound transformations in technology, business models and market relations (see also publications).

Recent reports include:

The 1st Global Survey on the Global Stock Image Market
 Sonderauswertung: Deutschland
(Robert Panitz & Madeleine Wagner)

The 1st Global Survey on the Global Stock Image Market 2012
 Part I: Players, Products, Business
 Part II: Marketing, Distribution, Performance
 Part III: Regions, Trade, Divisions of Labor
(financial support by DFG; sponsored by CEPIC, PACA)
The Picture Market in Germany, 2010
(commissioned by BVPA)

The Picture Market in Europe, 2007
(commissioned by CEPIC)
The Picture Market in Germany, 2007
(commissioned by BVPA)

The Picture Market in Germany, 2005
(commissioned by BVPA)
The German network of sales alliances in stock photography, 1989-2005
(Prof. Glückler, University of Frankfurt)

Ad-hoc Survey on the German Picture Market
(Prof. Glückler, University of Frankfurt)