Kodak and Photobucket Team Up to Make Photo Sharing Even Better

Posted by on Mar 4, 2009 in Press Releases, Print Store | One Comment

Kodak’s Unique and High Quality Products Turn Photobucket Images Into Treasured Keepsakes

Emeryville, Calif. and San Francisco, Calif. –  March 4, 2009 – Kodak and Photobucket (http://photobucket.com) today announced an agreement that empowers Photobucket’s millions of users to turn images from their Photobucket account into tangible stories using KODAK Gallery products.  The alliance is intended to extend the Kodak brand to new audiences through Photobucket and the Fox Interactive Media network of media properties and to help Photobucket further monetize the photo sharing behavior of their users and the billions of images stored on their site.  

Available immediately, Photobucket users can easily express their creativity and give their pictures new life by creating personalized photo gifts and prints using KODAK Gallery products. They can select from a collection of photo merchandise, including prints and posters, photo mugs, t-shirts, playing cards, coasters, mouse pads and puzzles.  This agreement will help Photobucket’s 42 million unique monthly users* do more with their photos by offering them a suite of new and exciting products and print choices. 

“Now more than ever, pictures are the primary way people share special moments of their lives and express themselves, but these pictures take on a more meaningful life when you can hold them in your hands,” said Victor Cho, General Manager, Internet and Software Services and Vice President, Eastman Kodak Company. “We’re thrilled to partner with Photobucket to offer KODAK products to their users and help them create products they can share with family and friends.  Working together we will find new and interesting ways of unlocking value from online social behavior,” Cho added.

“Photobucket is proud to partner with Kodak and offer our users high quality products backed by the Kodak brand,” said Alex Welch, President, Photobucket. “We’re eager to offer our users Kodak’s top quality photo merchandise, all of which help them make real life a little more colorful.”

With Kodak as a preferred provider of Photobucket’s prints and merchandise options, Photobucket users can easily create something unique and special by clicking on the “buy prints” link within the Photobucket experience.  Products range in price from $0.15 for prints to $22.99 for large posters, and can be shipped around the globe. To sign up for a free Photobucket account, please visit http://photobucket.com.

*comScore Media Metrix, December 2008
About Kodak

As the world's foremost imaging innovator, Kodak helps consumers, businesses, and creative professionals unleash the power of pictures and printing to enrich their lives.

To learn more, visit http://www.kodak.com and follow our blogs and more at http://www.kodak.com/go/followus.

More than 75 million people worldwide manage and share their pictures and create photo gifts online at KODAK Gallery.

-KODAK is a trademark of Kodak.

About Photobucket

Photobucket is the premier standalone photo and video sharing site, with over 42 million unique monthly users* around the world linking billions of personal photos, graphics, slideshows and videos daily to hundreds of thousands of Web sites, including Bebo, Blogger, Craigslist, eBay, Facebook, Friendster, Hi5, MySpace, Orkut, Xanga and many others. In addition to linking content, Photobucket users share their personal digital media by email, instant messaging, and mobile devices. Every day, over 11 million personal photos, graphics and videos are uploaded to Photobucket for sharing with family, friends and the online world. The company actively moderates content to create a safe environment for its users, partners and advertisers.  Photobucket has offices in San Francisco, California and Denver, Colorado and is located online at http://photobucket.com. For the latest feature announcements and news, please visit the Photobucket blog at http://blog.photobucket.com.
*comScore Media Metrix, December 2008
Media Contacts:

KODAK Gallery
Liz Scanlon

John Blodgett

Talia Yates
Fox Interactive Media

1 Comment

  1. barefoot
    March 9, 2009

    Sorry–this is just a random suggestion and I thought I’d post it here.
    I was wondering if you guys would be able to offer a sort of copyrights option to albums….I think flickr has this option. But it’s just so that people can’t drag your photo’s to their desktop and use them or left click and save it…it just stays on your album for people to see.
    I’d love this option–it would make me feel more safe to post personal pics and stuff…not as creeped out I guess.