Minnesota Timberwolves: Could the Spurs trade for Karl-Anthony Towns?

Minnesota Timberwolves: Could the Spurs trade for Karl-Anthony Towns?

Do the San Antonio Spurs have the assets to put together a trade for Minnesota Timberwolves star big man Karl-Anthony Towns? NEW YORK, Oct. 09, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Night Market, Horizon’s recently launched eCommerce data intelligence company, today announced it has hired… /PRNewswire/ — The “Polyurethane Additives Market by Type (Catalysts, Surfactants, Filler, Flame retardants, and others), Application (Foams, Adhesives &… The "Stock Images and Videos Market – Global Outlook and Forecast 2020-2025" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

Derrick White of the San Antonio Spurs. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

With the recent news that Minnesota Timberwolves’ star Karl-Anthony Towns could be disgruntled and looking at moving on, there will be no shortage of teams lining up to place a call to Gersson Rosas.

Of course, the Wolves won’t give up Towns for just anyone, and with four years left on his deal, it’s exceedingly unlikely that a trade takes place anytime soon.

That said, fanbases of other franchises are circling like sharks with blood in the water. Our friends over at Air Alamo proposed a deal that would send Towns to the San Antonio Spurs.

Let’s evaluate the potential haul the Wolves could receive in return for their superstar big man.

Here’s what Dylan Carter at Air Alamo is proposing.

Timberwolves Get

Derrick White

Jakob Poeltl

Rudy Gay

Draft Compensation

Spurs Get

Karl-Anthony Towns

And here’s his analysis, in part. Be sure to head over there to check out his entire write-up. (Dylan took a couple of shots at the Wolves in the piece, but we’ll overlook those…)

This is the only time in this article you’ll see Derrick White getting traded because quite frankly, most players aren’t worth giving up the rising star…

…To fill the Timberwolves’ vacancy at center, they get another defensive-minded player who can be a great pick-and-roll partner for Russell in Jakob Poeltl. Rudy Gay’s salary is implemented to fill the gap since White is still on a rookie deal worth pennies compared to his actual value. Of every trade in this piece, this is probably the biggest crapshoot of the bunch, but it’s worth considering for now and the future when a disgruntled star wants out.

There’s no doubt that Derrick White is an intriguing player. He just turned 26, is an above-average defender and shooter and has improved in each of his three years in the league.

However, White would have made a lot more sense as a trade target for the Wolves several months ago, before D’Angelo Russell was acquired at the February trade deadline. Now, he only has a year left on his rookie-scale deal and will be seeking an extension.

White played mostly off the ball this year for the first time in his pro career. While he’s only 6-foot-4, his 6-foot-8 wingspan helps matters quite a bit. He’s slightly bigger than Malik Beasley, who is about to hit free agency with some off-the-court questions lingering.

They’re different players, to be sure. In fact, as the superior defender and with a lower usage rate, White is arguably a better fit. While Beasley is a slightly better 3-point shooter and more dynamic in transition, White would be a better ball-mover and secondary playmaker in the halfcourt offense.

The concern is what the Wolves would be on the hook to pay for an extension to a player who has yet to have a star-level breakout. The potential is certainly there, but if we’re talking about a team with no Towns, that means that Russell and White would be the best two players, and his ceiling simply isn’t as high as Towns.

The other pieces offer little to no appeal. Jakob Poeltl would fill the vacancy created by Towns’ absence, but he’s essentially a defensive big and effective roller with no ability to stretch the floor. Rudy Gay is included as a salary match, and Spurs draft picks are never too appealing given their consistency.

While White would be a perfect fit with both Russell and Towns, replacing Towns with White wouldn’t be a palatable outcome for the Wolves when they’re under no real pressure to move Towns.

Not yet, at least. Check back in a couple of years…

Source: dunkingwithwolves.com

Author: by Ben Beecken 23 hours ago Follow @bbeecken


Night Market Hires Innovative Industry Leader Kimberly Chulis to Critical Role of VP of Data Science

Night Market Hires Innovative Industry Leader Kimberly Chulis to Critical Role of VP of Data Science

NEW YORK, Oct. 09, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Night Market, Horizon’s recently launched eCommerce data intelligence company, today announced it has hired Kimberly Chulis, Ph.D., as VP of Data Science. The move is effective immediately and Chulis will report directly to Randy Browning, President of Night Market.

Night Market is designed to provide brands with unique insights into consumer purchase behaviour within the walled gardens of Amazon, Google and Facebook, thus giving brands unprecedented control of the consumer e-purchase journey. The role of VP of Data Science represents a significant hire as Night Market continues to bring together performance media and retail expertise to provide brands with a more sophisticated approach to maximizing their revenue potential.

Chulis is a 20-year data science veteran known for her innovative work in advanced analytics, predictive modeling and cloud-based ML and AI solutions for major technology companies such as Microsoft and IBM. At Night Market, Kimberly will be overseeing the creation of an eCommerce infrastructure built upon Horizon Media’s own customer data platform, blu. Chulis will be incorporating machine learning insights to guide retail related services such as offer, pricing, merchandising, forecasting and reviews, as well as building audience segments based on buying behavior. In addition, she will lead the integration of performance media and purchase data to drive the omnichannel consultative approach that Night Market offers across D2C and marketplaces.

Chulis is a recognized innovator in the field and her previous experience generated significantly improved business outcomes for a number of major retailers. Chulis worked with the Walmart.com team on architecture and applications of Azure ML and cloud architecture configuration. For a major retailer, she developed social media analytics and predictive analytics based on consumer online browsing and buying behaviour, and she has created and implemented a number of design, measurement and modelling frameworks for brands such as HP, UnitedHealth Group and Char-Broil to name a few.

In addition to her work as an innovator, Chulis is also a respected academic and much sought-after mentor and teacher. This is Chulis’s 7th year adjunct teaching on applied analytics topics at Northwestern in their MS Data Science program. During her academic career, she explored how best to turn unstructured data into meaningful and valuable corporate assets with her dissertation originally focusing on 27 types of Twitter data to derive insights related to company performance and revenue.

“Night Market is a data and AI company, so this is obviously an important new hire for us,” said Randy Browning, President of Night Market. “Kim has impeccable credentials and is a recognized leader in data science. What most impressed me was her track record of innovation in solving complex business problems, as that is the foundation of Night Market’s success. Kim is thoughtful, collaborative and has the curiosity and entrepreneurial spirit essential for driving business outcomes for our client,” said Browning.

“Night Market represents true innovation in the eCommerce space,” said Kim Chulis, VP of Data Science at Night Market. “It’s almost a cliché now that eCommerce and online retail strategies in general have leaped 5 years in the last 5 months. What excites me most in joining Night Market is that Randy and the team have the vision, ambition and audacious goal of maintaining that level of iteration. I was only looking for the most challenging of roles and for a new home with a passionate team of innovators and entrepreneurs. I see nothing but opportunity as Night Market’s approach continues to deliver a more insightful, cohesive and influential consumer experience for brands,” said Chulis.

The hiring of such a renowned data scientist as Kim Chulis is the latest coup for Night Market as they continue to disrupt the eCommerce space with an innovative and insightful model that is driving improved business outcomes for eCommerce clients. In July, Night Market created the industry’s first Upfronts dedicated to eCommerce, an exclusive event for Horizon Media clients which was branded: eCommFronts; Click & Connect. In partnership with Amazon, Google, Facebook, Instacart, Walmart (WMG) and PromoteIQ/Kroger, Night Market provided five days of virtual workshops filled with exclusive content focused on how brands can drive improved business outcomes with more effective approach to their eCommerce strategies.

Following the success of the eCommFronts: Click & Connect, Night Market recently launched its latest ecommerce initiative for clients, the Night Market eCommerce Accelerator. Night Market believes it is essential for retailers to seize the moment this Q4 with its eCommerce bootcamp to focus on igniting their eCommerce strategy to meet evolving consumer demands and accelerate their online revenue. The Night Market Q4 eCommerce Accelerator is a quick-turn engagement package tailored to a client’s business goals, including: Channel assessment; On-site and marketplace optimizations; Personalization strategy; Customer profiling and cart segmentation. Marketers can visit https://www.night-market.com/consulting.html for more information. 

About Night Market
Night Market, is a brave new eCommerce consultancy with eCommerce data intelligence at the heart – in a world where brands are losing control of the customer journey and the resulting revenue, Night Market is dedicated and determined to compete with the eCommerce walled gardens and bring control and insights back to the brands themselves, champion the customer journey through data innovation. As a brand-new entity, backed by Horizon Media, Night Market will operate as a consulting company layered on top of a ground-breaking technology platform – the first of its kind.

About Horizon Media
Horizon Media, Inc. is a leader in delivering data-driven business outcomes for some of the most innovative and ambitious brands. The company was founded in 1989, is headquartered in New York, and has offices in Los Angeles and Toronto. With estimated billings of approximately $9 billion and over 2,400 employees, Horizon is the second largest U.S. media agency according to the AdAge Datacenter.

Recognized as one of the world’s ten most innovative marketing and advertising companies by Fast Company, Horizon Media has been named Media Agency of the Year by MediaPost, Adweek and AdAge and is known for its highly personal approach to client service. Renowned for its culture, Horizon is also consistently named to all the prestigious annual Best Places to Work lists published by AdAge, Crain’s New York Business and Los Angeles Business Journal, and was named by Fortune as a best place to work for Diversity, Women and Millennials.

Bill Koenigsberg, President, CEO and Founder of Horizon Media, has earned a host of industry accolades and, in 2019, garnered the industry’s highest honor when he was inducted into the American Advertising Federation (AAF) Hall of Fame.

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Global Polyurethane Additives Market (2020 to 2025) - Industrial Development in Emerging Countries Presents Opportunities

Global Polyurethane Additives Market (2020 to 2025) – Industrial Development in Emerging Countries Presents Opportunities

DUBLIN, Oct. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The “Polyurethane Additives Market by Type (Catalysts, Surfactants, Filler, Flame retardants, and others), Application (Foams, Adhesives & Sealants, Coatings, Elastomers), End-use Industry and Region – Global Forecast to 2025” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The global market size of polyurethane additives is estimated at USD 3.7 billion in 2020 and is projected to reach USD 4.5 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 4.2%

The growing demand for innovative and cost-effective additives along with the increasing demand for polyurethane additives in the construction industry of the emerging countries is driving the demand for polyurethane additives. The industrial development in emerging countries and the growing demand for environment-friendly polyurethane additives have created a growth opportunity for the polyurethanes market. However, the volatility in raw material prices and the recyclability of polyurethane additives are hampering the growth of the market. The increasing regulatory pressure for shifting towards eco-friendly products is creating a challenge for the polyurethane additives market.

The flame retardants type segment to register the fastest growth during the forecast period.

Flame retardants of concern include organohalogen and organophosphate chemicals such as polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and chlorinated tris (TDCPP). There are various types of flame retardants such as brominated flame retardants, chlorinated flame retardants, phosphorous-based flame retardants, and some inorganic flame retardants. These are used to produce high-quality polyurethanes that are used in various applications such as electronics, automobiles, and building & construction.

The foams application to be the largest consumer of polyurethane additives.

Polyurethane foams are manufactured by reacting polyols and isocyanates in the presence of a blowing agent and an amine catalyst. The blowing agent is carbon dioxide, which is formed as a by-product of the reaction between water and isocyanate. The amine catalyst is known to accelerate the reaction. Polyurethane foams are of two types, namely rigid polyurethane foam and flexible polyurethane foam. Foams offer various properties such as comfort and insulating properties when used in various industries such as automotive and building & construction, which is driving the market.

The automotive & transportation industry to be the largest consumer of polyurethane additives.

Polyurethanes are used in various parts of an automobile. In addition to the foam that makes car seats comfortable, bumpers, interior headline ceiling sections, the car body, spoilers, doors and windows all use polyurethanes. Polyurethane enables manufacturers to provide drivers and passengers significantly more automobile mileage by reducing weight and increasing fuel economy, comfort, corrosion resistance, insulation, and sound absorption.

APAC is projected to be the largest polyurethane additives market during the forecast period.

The polyurethane additives market in APAC is projected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The foams market in APAC is driven by the growing construction industry, increased consumer spending, and strong economic growth.

Key Topics Covered:

1 Introduction

2 Research Methodology

3 Executive Summary

4 Premium Insights
4.1 Attractive Opportunities in the Polyurethane Additives Market
4.2 Polyurethane Additives Market, by Type
4.3 Polyurethane Additives Market, by Application
4.4 Polyurethane Additives Market, by End-Use Industry
4.5 Polyurethane Additives Market, Major Countries
4.6 Polyurethane Additives Market in APAC, by End-Use Industry and Country

5 Market Overview
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Market Dynamics
5.2.1 Drivers
5.2.1.1 Increasing Demand for Innovative and Cost-Effective Additives
5.2.1.2 Growing USe in the Construction Industry
5.2.1.3 New Applications of Polyurethane Additives
5.2.2 Restraints
5.2.2.1 Volatility in Raw Material Prices
5.2.2.2 Recyclability of Polyurethane Additives
5.2.3 Opportunities
5.2.3.1 Emerging Market for Environment-Friendly Polyurethane Additives
5.2.3.2 Industrial Development in Emerging Countries
5.2.4 Challenges
5.2.4.1 Increasing Regulatory Pressure on the USage of Eco-Friendly Products
5.3 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
5.3.1 Bargaining Power of Buyers
5.3.2 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
5.3.3 Threat of New Entrants
5.3.4 Threat of Substitutes
5.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
5.4 Average Pricing Analysis
5.5 Value Chain of Polyurethane Additives
5.5.1 Raw Material Suppliers
5.5.2 Manufacturers
5.5.3 Distributors/Convertors
5.6 Macroeconomic Indicators
5.6.1 Global Gdp Trends and Forecasts

6 Impact of Covid-19 on Polyurethane Additives Market
6.1 Covid-19
6.2 Confirmed Cases and Deaths, by Geography
6.3 Impact on End-Use Industries
6.3.1 Automotive & Transportation
6.3.2 Building & Construction
6.3.3 Bedding & Furniture
6.3.4 Others

7 Polyurethane Additives Market, by Type
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Catalysts
7.2.1 Reduced Activation Energy and Faster Reaction Rate to Increase the Demand
7.3 Surfactants
7.3.1 High Surface Activity With Higher Foam Yield to Drive the Market
7.4 Fillers
7.4.1 Exothermic Heat Absorbance and Cost Reduction to Boost the Demand
7.5 Flame Retardants
7.5.1 Increasing Demand in Combustible Materials to Prevent Fires is Driving the Market
7.6 Others

8 Polyurethane Additives Market, by Application
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Foams
8.2.1 Energy Efficiency Leading to Reduced Energy Costs
8.3 Adhesives & Sealants
8.3.1 Strong Bonding Advantage and Tighter Seals
8.4 Coatings
8.4.1 Improved Appearance and Lifespan of Products Coated with Polyurethanes
8.5 Elastomers
8.5.1 Machinability and Lower Weight to Drive the Market
8.6 Others

9 Polyurethane Additives Market, by End-Use Industry
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Automotive & Transportation
9.2.1 Reduced Weight and Increasing Fuel Economy to Drive the Demand
9.3 Building & Construction
9.3.1 Affordability and Comfort of Polyurethane Materials to Boost its Demand
9.4 Bedding & Furniture
9.4.1 Durability and Flexibility of Polyurethanes to Increase its Demand
9.5 Electronics
9.5.1 Machinability and Lower Weight of Polyurethane Elastomers to Drive the Market
9.6 Others

10 Polyurethane Additives Market, by Region
10.1 Introduction
10.2 APAC
10.3 Europe
10.4 North America
10.5 South America
10.6 Middle East & Africa

11 Competitive Landscape
11.1 Introduction
11.2 Competitive Leadership Mapping, 2019
11.2.1 Star
11.2.2 Emerging Leaders
11.2.3 Pervasive
11.2.4 Participant
11.3 Market Ranking
11.4 Strength of Product Portfolio
11.5 Business Strategy Excellence
11.6 Winners Vs. Tail Enders
11.6.1 Winners
11.6.2 Tail Enders
11.7 Market Share, 2019
11.8 Ranking of Key Market Players
11.8.1 Evonik Industries
11.8.2 BASF
11.8.3 Huntsman Corporation
11.8.4 Covestro
11.8.5 Dow Inc.
11.9 Competitive Scenario
11.9.1 New Product Launch
11.9.2 Expansion

12 Company Profiles
12.1 Evonik Industries
12.2 BASF
12.3 Covestro
12.4 Huntsman Corporation
12.5 Dow Inc.
12.6 Lanxess AG
12.7 Albemarle Corporation
12.8 Tosoh Corporation
12.9 Momentive
12.10 Byk
12.11 Other Market Players
12.11.1 Eastman Chemical Company
12.11.2 Clariant AG
12.11.3 Gulbrandsen Chemical, Inc.
12.11.4 Struktol Company of America, LLC
12.11.5 Majorel
12.11.6 Air Products & Chemicals
12.11.7 Synasia
12.11.8 Pon Pure Chemicals Group
12.11.9 Liberty Chemicals
12.11.10 Everlight Chemical
12.11.11 Milliken & Company
12.11.12 Shepherd Chemical Company
12.11.13 Zhejiang Wansheng Co. Ltd.
12.11.14 Yangzhou Dajiang Chemical Co. Ltd.
12.11.15 Hejia Chemical

13 Appendix

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Martin Marietta Materials Inc. [MLM] Stock trading around $264.76 per share: What’s Next?

Martin Marietta Materials Inc. [MLM] Stock trading around $264.76 per share: What’s Next?

Martin Marietta Materials Inc. [NYSE: MLM] stock went on an upward path that rose over 6.06% on Wednesday, amounting to a one-week price increase of more than 12.49%. The company report on August 14, 2020 that Martin Marietta Increases Quarterly Cash Dividend.

Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM) (“Martin Marietta” or the “Company”) today announced that its Board of Directors approved a 4 percent increase in its quarterly cash dividend, raising it from $0.55 per share to $0.57 per share on the Company’s outstanding common stock. This dividend, which represents a cash dividend of $2.28 per share on an annualized basis, is payable on September 30, 2020, to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 1, 2020.

Ward Nye, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “Martin Marietta is proud to extend our track record of delivering meaningful and sustainable dividends as part of our balanced capital allocation strategy. Supported by our strong financial position and durable business model, today’s announced dividend increase underscores our continued confidence in our Company’s future performance and cash generation as we responsibly navigate the current uncertainties presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and drive long-term sustainable growth and shareholder value.”.

Over the last 12 months, MLM stock rose by 0.69%. The one-year Martin Marietta Materials Inc. stock forecast points to a potential downside of -8.02. The average equity rating for MLM stock is currently 2.10, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

The market cap for the stock reached $16.10 billion, with 62.30 million shares outstanding and 61.60 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 590.06K shares, MLM stock reached a trading volume of 1347045 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for MLM shares is $245.11 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on MLM stock is a recommendation set at 2.10. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

JP Morgan have made an estimate for Martin Marietta Materials Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on August 06, 2020. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Atlantic Equities raised their target price to Overweight. The new note on the price target was released on June 19, 2020, representing the official price target for Martin Marietta Materials Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $190 to $210, while JP Morgan kept a Overweight rating on MLM stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Martin Marietta Materials Inc. is set at 9.21, with the Price to Sales ratio for MLM stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 3.39. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 3.00, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.15. Price to Free Cash Flow for MLM in the course of the last twelve months was 31.86 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.50.

Martin Marietta Materials Inc. [MLM] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 12.49. With this latest performance, MLM shares gained by 27.95% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 34.55% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 0.69% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for MLM stock in for the last two-week period is set at 80.95, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 88.45, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 75.39 for Martin Marietta Materials Inc. [MLM]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 219.07, while it was recorded at 247.80 for the last single week of trading, and 218.40 for the last 200 days.

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Martin Marietta Materials Inc. [MLM] shares currently have an operating margin of +18.68 and a Gross Margin at +24.69. Martin Marietta Materials Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +12.89.

Return on Total Capital for MLM is now 10.61, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 7.69. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 11.87, with Return on Assets sitting at 6.07. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Martin Marietta Materials Inc. [MLM] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 60.93. Additionally, MLM Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 37.86, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 31.29. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 53.59, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 33.30.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Martin Marietta Materials Inc. [MLM] managed to generate an average of $69,071 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 8.64 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.47.Martin Marietta Materials Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.50 and a Current Ratio set at 2.70.

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Martin Marietta Materials Inc. posted 3.96/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 3.51/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 12.80%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for MLM. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Martin Marietta Materials Inc. go to 4.97%.

There are presently around $15,860 million, or 99.10% of MLM stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of MLM stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 6,892,908, which is approximately -2.436% of the company’s market cap and around 0.50% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 3,881,657 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.03 billion in MLM stocks shares; and SELECT EQUITY GROUP, L.P., currently with $856.8 million in MLM stock with ownership of nearly -0.538% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Martin Marietta Materials Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of July and at the time of the July reporting period, where 282 institutional holders increased their position in Martin Marietta Materials Inc. [NYSE:MLM] by around 5,440,229 shares. Additionally, 291 investors decreased positions by around 5,451,029 shares, while 90 investors held positions by with 49,012,751 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 59,904,009 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. MLM stock had 87 new institutional investments in for a total of 1,198,757 shares, while 77 institutional investors sold positions of 1,065,085 shares during the same period.

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Global Stock Images and Videos Market (2020 to 2025) - Outlook and Forecast

Global Stock Images and Videos Market (2020 to 2025) – Outlook and Forecast

DUBLIN, Oct. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The “Stock Images and Videos Market – Global Outlook and Forecast 2020-2025” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

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The stock images and videos market by revenue is expected to grow at a CAGR of close to 5% during the period 2019-2025.

The global stock images and videos industry has undergone massive changes. Digital cameras have taken over, driving the stock photography craze among amateurs. The rise of the worldwide internet has led to the illegal download of images. Bing and Google are making it easier than ever to source free images, filtering those with Creative Commons licenses that enable broad use sans shelling out any money for it. These factors have pulled down the prices of stock images. At present, professional photographers, who are the lifeline of the industry, are refraining from producing them. However, since visuals play an important role in consumer lives and the fact that the world cannot go about with commerce and communication, the demand for stock images will never die.

In March 2020, with most of the world seemingly on lockdown, the stock content demand began plummeting exacerbated by the world economy slipping further into a recession. As businesses from corporations to mom and pop shops closed down, or cut out on all non-essential expenses, including marketing budgets, the regions that are among the biggest buyers of videos and images such as European countries, and US began cutting back on their spends. Branding efforts were being delayed and production firms and creative agencies’ campaigns and live-action shoots stalled.

The following factors are likely to contribute to the growth of the stock images and videos market during the forecast period:

  • Animation Production Becomes Super-Priority

  • Blockchain Technology Making Inroads

  • Social Issues Trump Mindless Consumerism

  • AI and ML in Stock Content

The study considers the present scenario of the stock images and videos market and its market dynamics for the period 2019-2025. It covers a detailed overview of several market growth enablers, restraints, and trends. The report offers both the demand and supply aspect of the market. It profiles and examines leading companies and other prominent ones operating in the market.

This research report includes a detailed segmentation by End-users, Product, License, Source, Application, Geography. The global audience’s booming visual literacy is propelling the demand for stock images. With the growth of online purchases during the COVID-19 pandemic, strong visuals are becoming a prerequisite for the e-commerce industry. The pandemic has brought about quite a few changes in the market on all aspects of marketing and advertising. Nearly 80% marketers are under pressure to demonstrate the effectiveness of visual content through ROIs. Thus, several e-commerce players are dependent on white background studio shots images, thereby increasing the requirement of adding context without heavy expenditure.

The global stock videos market is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 5% during the forecast period. Videos have observed a tremendous growth over the years. Videos are seeing the light of the day on a large scale due to the short attention span of modern consumers and the constant scrolling through social feeds for elongated periods of time. Businesses are investing in this market due to the growing demand for humanized, emotion-rich, substantial video content. The use of b-roll has further opened up the market for stock videos. Brands are trying to introduce big ideas among consumers by mapping out the brands through the narrative.

The popularity of RM images is fading. In late 2019, Getty Images, the largest player offering this license announced that it was going to steadily drop its RM creative collection in 2020 to focus on its RF offering. While there are quite a few small and mid-sized agencies that offer them, the growth of the segment is slowing down. Hit by the pandemic, the license witnessed some weakening. However, stable economic growth once the pandemic subsides will drive spends on quality imagery, intensified by the need to prevent brand dilution.

The COVID-19 crisis has accelerated some changes that were underway in the marketing industry. With the crisis driving everything digital and increasing e-commerce among smaller companies, opportunities for stock images and videos to be more effective and prove their worth have blown up. Marketers are adding more layers of interaction in web design to make it more experiential and garner more customer engagement with content. This has led to the use of everything from auto-play video to interactive infographics to UI elements. Neuromarketing is also gaining prominence, specifically among digital marketers that have traditionally used views, scroll depth, leads, subscriptions, and social shares to measure campaign performance.

With the emergence of a high number of aspirational brands, the appeal of macrostock seems growing. However, the advent of Microstock, has eroded the customer base of Macrostock agencies. With the world drifting toward personalized content and brands finding it hard to establish their USPs, they are increasingly auditing their content and aiming to serve tailored imagery to their customers. These trends are likely to drive the demand for macrostock agencies. On the other hand, Microstock act swiftly in terms of innovation and adoption to new image technology. Macrostock agencies are on a roll due to the efforts gained at breaking new ground such as the embed initiatives to trailblazing partnerships with technology companies, social networks, publishing platforms. The rise of the World Wide Web brought with it a rush of new highly digital businesses that needed strong online presence and marketing collateral for their offline efforts. Microstock is more popular among value-conscious countries, which mostly fall under the developing umbrella, such as India.

The commercial market is witnessing a shift from billboards to digital media and TV as consumers spend more time at home translating to screen-based opportunities. The commercial stock imagery market is in the midst of the disruption. However, a few industry stakeholders realize how rapid the transformation needs to be to accommodate the change. Digitization is changing everything and driving conversations on mediums and platforms and creating an entirely new category for imagery. This is dwindling the demand from traditional paper-based and electronic mediums. The demand is only multiplying on the digital infrastructure where the shelf life of images is extremely short in most cases.

Prominent Vendors

Other Prominent Vendors

  • 123RF

  • Business Overview

  • Product Offerings

  • Key Strategies

  • Key Strengths

  • Agence France Presse (AFP)

  • Agefotostock

  • Alamy

  • AP Images

  • Artlist

  • Can Stock Photos

  • Coinaphoto

  • Death to Stock

  • Depositphotos

  • Dissolve

  • Dreamstime

  • East News

  • Envato

  • Fotosearch

  • ImagineChina

  • Masterfile

  • The Mega Agency

  • Newscom

  • Photofolio

  • Pixta

  • Pond5

  • PR Photos

  • Redux Pictures

  • Reuters Images

  • SilverHub Media

  • Stocksy

  • SuStock Videotock

  • Imagesbazaar

  • Videvo

  • PEXELS

  • NHK Video Bank

  • Nippon News

  • Motion Array

  • Storyblocks

  • WENN

  • ZUMA Press

Key Questions Answered:

  • What is the expected market size of the global stock images and videos market in 2025?

  • What are the factors impacting the growth of the market?

  • What are the drivers, trends, and restraints in the market?

  • Who are the leading vendors and what are their market shares?

Key Topics Covered:

1 Research Methodology

2 Research Objectives

3 Research Process

4 Scope & Coverage
4.1 Market Definition
4.1.1 Inclusions
4.1.2 Exclusions
4.2 Base Year
4.3 Scope Of The Study
4.4 Market Segments
4.4.1 Market Segmentation By Product
4.4.2 Market Segmentation By License
4.4.3 Market Segmentation By Application
4.4.4 Market Segmentation By Source
4.4.5 Market Segmentation By End-User
4.4.6 Market Segmentation By Geography

5 Report Assumptions & Caveats
5.1 Key Caveats
5.2 Currency Conversion
5.3 Market Derivation

6 Market at a Glance

7 Introduction
7.1 Overview
7.2 Deepening Global Economic Connections
7.3 Global Stock Images And Videos Market: An Overview
7.3.1 Business Model
7.3.2 Global Media Landscape
7.4 Impact Of COVID-19
7.4.1 Changing Agency Models

8 Market Opportunities & Trends
8.1 Animation Production Becomes Super-Priority
8.2 Blockchain Technology Making Inroads
8.3 Social Issues Trump Mindless Consumerism
8.4 AI And ML In Stock Content
8.5 Powering Up Via Distribution Deals
8.6 Growth Of Platform Integrations
8.7 Mobile Stock Losing Its Sheen
8.8 Rapid Shift To Vertical Formats
8.9 Drone-Shot Content In Visual Arts

9 Market Growth Enablers
9.1 Growth Of Digital Communities In Hyper-Connected Ecosystem
9.2 Authenticity Breathes New Life
9.3 Reinvention Of Storytelling
9.4 Social Shows Sustain Buzz In Stock Content
9.5 The Growth Of Content Automation And Personalization
9.6 Journalistic Value Improves

10 Market Restraints
10.1 Shifts In Digital Culture
10.2 Proliferation Of Shoppable Social Commerce
10.3 Copyright Infringement And Breach Of Licenses
10.4 Glut Of Images
10.5 Unsustainable Business Models
10.6 UGC Eating Into The Market
10.7 Audio Eclipsing Video

11 Market Landscape
11.1 Market Size & Forecast
11.2 Five Forces Analysis
11.2.1 Threat of New Entrants
11.2.2 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
11.2.3 Bargaining Power of Buyers
11.2.4 Threat of Substitutes
11.2.5 Competitive Rivalry

12 Product
12.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
12.2 Market Overview
12.3 Stock Images
12.3.1 Market Size & Forecast
12.4 Stock Video
12.4.1 Market Size & Forecast

13 Source
13.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
13.2 Market Overview
13.3 Macrostock
13.3.1 Market Size & Forecast
13.3.2 Images
13.3.3 Videos
13.4 Microstock
13.4.1 Market Size & Forecast
13.4.2 Images
13.4.3 Videos

14 Application
14.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
14.2 Market Overview
14.3 Commercial
14.3.1 Market Size & Forecast
14.4 Editorial
14.4.1 Market Size & Forecast

15 End-User
15.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
15.2 Market Overview
15.3 Marketers
15.3.1 Market Size & Forecast
15.4 Films & Tv Producers
15.4.1 Market Size & Forecast
15.5 Media & Publishing Companies
15.5.1 Market Size & Forecast
15.6 Businesses & Individual Creators
15.6.1 Market Size & Forecast

16 License
16.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
16.2 Market Overview
16.3 RM
16.3.1 Market Size & Forecast
16.3.2 Images
16.3.3 Videos
16.4 RF
16.4.1 Market Size & Forecast
16.4.2 Images
16.4.3 Videos

17 Geography
17.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
17.2 Market Overview

18 North America
18.1 Market Size &Forecast
18.2 Key Countries
18.3 US
18.4 Canada

19 Europe
19.1 Market Size & Forecast
19.2 Key Countries
19.3 UK
19.4 Germany
19.5 France
19.6 Spain
19.7 Russia
19.8 Italy
19.9 Sweden
19.10 Switzerland
19.11 Belgium
19.12 The Netherlands
19.13 Poland
19.14 Turkey

20 APAC
20.1 Market Size & Forecast
20.2 Key Countries
20.3 China
20.4 India
20.5 Japan
20.6 Australia
20.7 South Korea
20.8 Indonesia
20.9 Taiwan
20.10 Philippines
20.11 New Zealand
20.12 Malaysia
20.13 Thailand

21 Middle East And Africa
21.1 Market Size & Forecast
21.2 Key Countries
21.3 UAE
21.4 South Africa
21.5 Saudi Arabia
21.6 Egypt
21.7 Nigeria

22 Latin America
22.1 Market Size & Forecast
22.2 Key Countries
22.3 Brazil
22.4 Mexico
22.5 Argentina
22.6 Colombia
22.7 Chile
22.8 Peru

23 Competitive Landscape
23.1 Competition Overview
23.2 Market Ranking Analysis

24 Key Company Profiles

25 Other Prominent Vendors

26 Report Summary
26.1 Key Takeaways
26.2 Strategic Recommendations

27 Quantitative Summary
27.1 Market By Geography
27.2 Market By End-User
27.3 Market By Delivery
27.4 Market By Source
27.5 Market By Product
27.6 Market By Application

28 Appendix

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