JupiterImages Expanding, Grabs French Firm

    November 10, 2005
    WebProNews Staff

Alan Meckler disclosed on his blog today that JupiterMedia has picked up PR Direct, a French-based royalty-free photo distributor.

The PR Direct purchase mentioned on Meckler’s post follows Jupitermedia’s pickup of Goodshoot, a French producer of royalty-free images.

“Thus the marriage of our other brands, Goodshoot and a pure distribution business makes for a solid foundation to build out our French operations,” he wrote from Sydney, Australia.

Meckler’s visit to Australia comes as the company rebuilds its distribution business based in Sydney. “We have just added several sales people and are continuing to add staff over the next few weeks,” he wrote. Jupiterimages has begun producing royalty-free images Down Under, too.

The announcement doesn’t seem to have made an impact with investors yet. Shares of JUPM were unchanged from the opening bell at 1:15 PM ET, trading at $15.98.

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