Worldnow Partners with Photobucket to Launch New Social News Aggregator
“An innovative way to collect, curate, and deliver content.”
Bloomberg Businessweek writes about the rise of Photobucket.
“Photobucket is becoming a growth story again. A year after completely overhauling the photo-sharing website and deepening its Denver roots with the return of one of its founding employees, the company is issuing updated apps and debuting a new technology before year’s end.”
Read the full article here.
By Greg Avery
Denver Business Journal
Photobucket VP of Marketing, David Toner, writes about measuring the impact of marketing campaigns in an increasingly complex media landscape. Read the full article.
While serving jury duty, Photobucket CRO / EVP-Sales, Brad Davis, discovered surprising parallels between the court experience and the every day experiences of publishers and sellers. He reflects on those discoveries in a column published by The Makegood. Read the full article.
If you saw our recent 2012 recap, you know that we’ve been working hard to create a complete, best-in-class user experience for our Photobucket community, regularly releasing features and improvements as part of the new site rollout.
Since launching the all-new Photobucket site back in August, we’ve added Stories, shared your best adventures (see Summer Brennan’s $25K winning Story here), built out features, and continued to enhance the site based on feedback from you.
Now, as we prepare to migrate all customers to the all-new Photobucket site, we’re announcing the latest improvement: our editing experience.
We’re excited to announce that we’ve partnered with Aviary, the industry leader in photo editing. Aviary’s editor is powerful enough for our power users, yet intuitive enough that beginners can jump right in.
Here’s what we think you’ll like about the new photo editor:
Our new Aviary photo editor will not only allow you to discover new artistic tools and effects, but you can also edit and design your photos with ease (in just a few clicks!), thanks to easy photo effects, filter and editing tools.
The integration with Aviary will also enable us to offer a consistent editing suite – available immediately on the web (and coming this spring for mobile and tablet) – for a more cohesive Photobucket experience. Give it a shot: we’re confident that you’ll see it’s never been easier to bring your photos to life, and adding a professional touch to your images has never been so simple.
We hope this helps you to get more creative with your existing memories and inspires you to create some new ones to store and share on the all-new Photobucket.
February 7, 2012 update: As we mentioned in our recent blog post, we’ve been hard at work releasing features and making improvements on the new site (thanks for your feedback – and keep it coming!). We’re excited to announce the first two updates related to linking and editing:
First, the linking news: Easier link copying is now ready. Yes, you asked, and we listened – easy linking mode is now available via the all-new Photobucket user experience.
What does that mean? Well, we will be offering the same easy access to links (direct, email & IM, HTML, and IMG) as historically available on our original Photobucket site – only this time it’s quicker and easier to do.
In your User Settings, under the Album tab, you will find an option to turn on Easy Linking Mode. Enabling it will display the codes below the thumbnails in your albums for easy copying and linking of your photos. Simply double click the code and either right click on your mouse and copy or press Ctrl+C after the code is highlighted, then paste as you please.
Second, the editing news: An improved editor is now available. That’s right, we’ve unveiled an improved editor, which will be easier for editors of all levels to use, on the all-new Photobucket.
Please note: The old editor is no longer available on the original site, so now is the perfect time to make the switch if you haven’t already!
Many Photobucket users are inquiring how they can get access to their old Photobucket accounts. Never fear! Those fun and fabulous images are still safely preserved on our Photobucket servers. AND if you haven’t visited Photobucket in a while we hope you enjoy the newly re-designed look and features of the all-new Photobucket, including our new Stories feature.
First things first. If you are unable to access your account because you can no longer remember your password, try resetting your password here: http://beta.photobucket.com/userinfo
If you still can’t access your account, because you no longer have access to the email address associated with the original Photobucket account, visit this support page for more advanced support: http://photobucket.zendesk.com/entries/21079008
You will be asked to submit a request with “Photobucket Account Recovery” as the subject. You will also be asked to provide answers to security questions such as:
In addition you will be asked to provide a completely “new” email address that is not already in use on Photobucket.com, so we can associate it with your account reset. We only allow one email address per account so we will use this new email address as your current email and will remove all prior addresses associated with the old account. We will not be able to reset your account if you provide an address that already has a Photobucket account associated with it.
We hope this helps you to retrieve your memories and inspires you to create some new ones to store and share on the all-new Photobucket.
-The Photobucket team