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Remastering Miriam Makeba for Bain's whisky TVC
A Bain's Whisky TVC recently launched, blending rare authentic historical footage, contemporary live action, and AI technology in creating the 're-mastered' Miriam Makeba singing her famous Pata Pata song. 5 Sep 2022 Read more

And the Oscars makes 3
A total of the major accolades received by My Octopus Teacher - a film that has been garnering acclaim worldwide. 28 Apr 2021 Read more

Greatstock contributor takes top honours at 2020 Jackson Wild Media Awards
Congratulations to contributor Craig Foster, as My Octopus Teacher continues to garner widespread acclaim, winning the 2020 Wild Media Grand Teton Award at Jackson Wild - Nature films' equivalent to the Oscars. 19 Oct 2020 Read more

Great(stock) anthology gets global recognition at Cannes
The widely acclaimed 'Anthology of (Great)stock Poetry' campaign by local visual services provider, Greatstock, was recently shortlisted for two awards at Cannes. It was the only South African campaign to be shortlisted in the Direct Mail and Copywriting categories. 26 Jun 2019 Read more

Great(stock) poetry wins again
Greatstock, leading local provider of visual content services, has scooped another coveted creative accolade for its Anthology of Great(stock) Poetry direct marketing campaign. It was awarded third prize for Out of Home marketing in the annual Creative Circle Awards. 2 Apr 2019 Read more

Great (stock) Poetry wins two Golds at Loeries
Leading local stock image company, Greatstock, struck Gold twice at this year's Loerie Awards, with a bold campaign by Joe Public. The premise was as simple as it was subversive: what if you could promote an image company, without using any imagery at all? The Anthology of Great (stock) Poetry was borne. 28 Aug 2018 Read more

Navigating the new advertising landscape
With millions of people walking around with their heads down looking at their screens and fast-forwarding through ad breaks on TV, it's no surprise there's a major shift from traditional to digital advertising. 5 Oct 2016 Read more

Saluting weird stock images
Greatstock has launched a competition asking agencies to submit the oddest, most out-of-place and weirdly specific stock images, as a comedic relief to the stock struggle. 20 May 2016 Read more

Greatstock and Publicis Machine team up for the bigger picture
It takes a team to mastermind - and execute - a unique TV commercial. Visual solutions provider, Greatstock, recently joined forces with Publicis Machine to create a commercial for financial services group, PSG. The ad, 'The Power of Bigger Picture Thinkers', weaves together the incredible story of legendary race car driver Sir Stirling Moss, to highlight the importance of planning ahead. 6 Apr 2016 Read more

Innovative Greatstock content hubs cut production spend
Content is king in today's high-octane, info-rich world. And for brands to stay relevant and save money, it's vital they maintain an archive of their valuable brand material that they can access, use and reuse with a dash of speed. This requires a proven system, which is easily and accurately searchable, and specifically designed for media assets like stills and footage. 24 Feb 2016 Read more

Greatstock and TBWA Hunt Lascaris Durban collaborate for inspired recruitment
When TBWA Hunt Lascaris Durban went on the hunt for a new art director, they began the search directly in the space where they knew top art directors would be found - searching for visual inspiration on 5 Jun 2015 Read more

There won't be snow in South Africa this Christmas time - and we like it that way
There's a strange incongruity when it comes to the dominant imagery used over the Christmas season in South Africa. Even our own street pole decorations and the majority of available Christmas paraphernalia include images of snowflakes, reindeer and the perfunctory snowman. 12 Dec 2014 Read more

Africa - more than a photo opportunity
The way Africa is depicted in mainstream media is constantly criticised - and for good reason. Far too often, the varied and diverse lives of people on this vast continent are simplified to the point of being represented as a single story or image that matches existing preconceptions. 5 Dec 2014 Read more

Cash in your camera - how to get paid for your pictures
In the modern era of digital photography - with camera functionality on almost every phone - anyone now has the ability to capture newsworthy and sought-after imagery and have it picked up by global media. 1 Dec 2014 Read more

Rights and clearances - How to cut through the red tape for use of those special shots
Clearances are a vital part of the creative production process involving special third-party elements such as stock footage - ensuring that a piece of work can be used without infringing on the rights of others. Knowing where to find that special shot of a sporting, celebrity or famous figure and then negotiating the necessary rights, can be a daunting task. But with the help of international stock footage company, Greatstock, obtaining clearances from rights holders for the commercial use of their images and footage, is stress-free. 21 Nov 2014 Read more

Greatstock future-proofs film heritage for the digital age
With a proven usable lifespan of over 100 years, the medium of film provides a vivid record of life through the ages. It is thus the only medium that can assure longevity of your visual assets in a constantly changing landscape. The Film Store division of Greatstock, SA's leading provider of visual solutions, is currently the only facility in the country offering expert film storage services. 9 Oct 2014 Read more

Greatstock masters content management - so you don't have to
Amid the data explosion, it is becoming increasingly difficult for brands, creative agencies and large organisations alike to keep track of all of their collateral. South Africa's leading source of highly relevant images and rich media, Greatstock, directly addresses this challenge, providing its solutions to many leading South African brands. 18 Sep 2014 Read more

Greatstock changes the face of stock imagery with new website
Greatstock, South Africa's leading provider of highly relevant images and rich media, has unveiled its completely revamped website, designed especially to make discovering unique local content that much easier for users. 26 Aug 2014 Read more

Greatstock helps to get SAA TVC's in Motion
Greatstock Motion recently assisted Agency Havas Worldwide (Johannesburg) and Prodco Velocity with memorable clips for the latest SAA TVC's. Two separate versions were completed - a 00:45 for South Africa, and a 00:60 destined for pan-African flighting. 28 May 2014 Read more

StockFood South Africa launches its new website
StockFood, one of the world's leading food media agencies, is announcing a complete website re-launch for the South African market. Two years of intense research and engineering have gone into the usability, design and technical development of - a website that sets new standards among the food photo agencies. Instant filter options and an intuitive navigation structure allow image buyers in South Africa to get results faster, more comfortably and more precisely than ever before. 6 Mar 2014 Read more

Greatstock Motion shows Audi Quattro around South Africa
The latest TVC for Audi's legendary Quattro involved exploring the stunning beauty and diversity of South Africa by means of carefully crafted motion (a.k.a. footage) sequences. Greatstock's Motion division was involved from an early stage to find the right visuals, to flesh out the concept for Ogilvy Cape and client Audi South Africa. 4 Dec 2013 Read more

Maki Mabuela Commercial Key Account Manager at Greatstock
Greatstock image library is pleased to announce the appointment of Maki Mabuela in the position of Commercial Key Account Manager. 25 Sep 2013 Read more

Greatstock's footage division was recently involved with agency OFyt (Old Friends young talent) in the latest TVC for client, Kia. 23 Jul 2013 Read more

Greatstock expands Corbis production relationship with local shoots
Greatstock production teams recently mounted several shoots, taking its long-standing production supply relationship with Corbis to the next level. 3 Apr 2013 Read more

Greatstock, visual solutions company and partner of Corbis in South Africa, are pleased to announce that they are the exclusive suppliers of the Splash image content for Southern Africa, and also suppliers of Splash's extensive video content. 5 Oct 2012 Read more

Corbis, world-renowned provider of stock photography, illustration, footage, fonts, creative merchandise, entertainment licensing and rights representation services, recently launched their campaign celebrating the 80th anniversary of one of the most iconic images in history. It captures workers sitting on a steel beam for their lunch break on top of the Rockefeller Centre Building. "Lunch in the Sky", takes us back in time, a powerful visual reminder of what life was like back in the 1930s. 21 Sep 2012 Read more

Boitumelo Lalela, Editorial Account Manager at Greatstock Images
Greatstock is pleased to announce the appointment of Boitumelo ("Tumi") Lalela to the position of Editorial Accounts Manager in the company's Images division. 20 Mar 2012 Read more

Greatstock photo library has expanded its subscription offering with the inclusion of the well-known Shutterstock collection, a popular source of millions of images at an affordable price. 5 Dec 2011 Read more

Stock Options adds fizz to Coke's "Reasons to Believe" ad campaign
Greatstock's motion (footage) division Stock Options played a significant role in Draft FCB's latest campaign for client Coca Cola. 10 Nov 2011 Read more

New HD lifestyle and business collections from Stock Options
Stock Options announces the arrival of two all-new lifestyle footage collections on 21 Oct 2011 Read more

Stock Options celebrates 20th birthday
Stock Options, South Africa's leading footage resource, celebrated 20 years in international stock footage on 1st June. 8 Jun 2011 Read more

Masterfile, an acknowledged industry leader in stock imagery, and exclusively represented by Greatstock, has launched a free new app for the iPad and iPhone. 23 May 2011 Read more

Stock Options "Walks with Giants" for King James and Johnny Walker
The brief from King James, to source footage and negotiate complex rights clearances for super athlete Haile Gebrselassie for client Johnny Walker, tested the mettle of this leading stock footage company to the hilt. 5 Apr 2011 Read more

Greatstock at Design Indaba
Soaking up the great vibes, creative stimuli and varied works at the Design Indaba, was a contingent from Greatstock, leading South African provider of visual solutions. Greatstock enjoyed many of the high-level presentations of the Indaba itself, and also shared the Bizcommunity stand at the expo. 28 Feb 2011 Read more

Camilla da Costa joins Greatstock
Greatstock, leading South African provider of visual solutions, welcomes Camilla da Costa to the position of Client Liaison Consultant. 4 Nov 2010 Read more

Stock Options serves fresh and tasty HD food shots to really get your juices in motion
The latest addition of High-Definition ("HD") content at Stock Options comes from the renowned StockFood stable - acknowledged world leaders in food and related imagery. 12 Oct 2010 Read more

Greatstock shooter Meyersfeld wins prestigious AOP awards
Greatstock announced on Friday 17 September 2010 that leading photographer Michael Meyersfeld won two awards at the prestigious 27th AOP (Association Of Photographers) awards held in London recently. 20 Sep 2010 Read more

Stock Options joins the chorus of accolades for Curious Pictures' nominations for the prestigious Rose d'Or competition in Switzerland. 2 Aug 2010 Read more

Stock Options ramps up Royalty Free footage collections on
Providing the latest in Royalty Free motion imagery picks up speed at leading South African footage company Stock Options, as they continue to add leading RF motion content to the arsenal already available to filmmakers of all genres. 27 Jul 2010 Read more

New Images and Motion Manager at Great Stock
Great Stock! takes pleasure in welcoming back Angela Jane van der Merwe, previously manager of Stock Options, a related specialist footage company. 7 Jul 2010 Read more

Great Stock! delivers superb National Geographic content via its Corbis partnership
Great Stock! continues to deliver exceptional choices in imagery to the visual community via its longstanding relationship with Corbis - considered by many to be the leading source of highly relevant, 'premium' imagery worldwide. 26 May 2010 Read more

Great Stock! - flying the flag with pride
Great Stock joins all South Africans in celebrating the start of the 100-day countdown to the 2010 World Cup, in anticipation of this momentous occasion. 2 Mar 2010 Read more

More Royalty Free Lifestyle HD footage collections at Stock Options
Leading stock footage company Stock Options has recently added another all-new collection of High Definition (HD) lifestyle footage - with much of it originated on the high-spec Red One (35mm) format. 26 Feb 2010 Read more

Stock Options launches new Lifestyle Royalty Free stock footage collection in HD
Leading stock footage company Stock Options has recently signed up an all-new exclusive collection of contemporary Royalty Free (“RF”) Lifestyle footage from the ReelDealHD collection. 19 Jan 2010 Read more

Seymour “found” as Great Stock announces Grand Prize winners
Hundreds of entrants into the intriguing “Where's Seymore?” game saw their nail-biting wait draw to a close, as Grand Prize winners were announced. 11 Dec 2009 Read more

Seymour's last moves, as great prizes beckon
Entering the last lap (Round 6) of the exciting “Where's Seymore” competition, our man just shows no sign of diminishing wanderlust... yet. Where has he gotten to this time? Does he know that time is running out? And that lots of people are eagerly wanting to let us know his last known sighting? 19 Nov 2009 Read more

Seymour tickles creative fancy
Seymour has been hitting the road and visiting the strangest places. Undeterred by some describing him as “fly-by-night” or even “sexy”, Seymour continues his quest for interesting surroundings in the last few rounds of this game, with seriously cool prizes beckoning... especially the grand prizes! 9 Nov 2009 Read more

Stock Options renews Tourism contract, launches new South African HD collection
Stock Options, South Africa's leading footage company, was recently entrusted to manage all of SA Tourism's video and stills material for a further three years. The company has just completed final touches to a huge body of selected work, following an extensive countrywide shoot over the past few months by production company Witch & Wizard Productions. 30 Oct 2009 Read more

Great Stock! announces new Corbis website and photography collections
The new Corbis Images website at offers a more customer-friendly interface and all-new collections to help clients rapidly find the right images for their projects. 8 Oct 2009 Read more

Great Stock! offers fabulous Retna images
Superb celebrity, music, lifestyle, fashion and events images are now even easier to access, as Great Stock! continues to deliver new-found gems, via its longstanding relationship with Corbis images - the latest being the renowned Retna collection. 31 Jul 2009 Read more

Stock Options boosts production of African footage
Stock Options, pioneer of professional stock footage in South Africa, has significantly ramped up its production of local footage, which is available on the company's fully searchable website at . Stock Options is currently being integrated into the Great Stock! offering as "Great Motion". 31 Jul 2009 Read more

Great Stock! adds IndiaPictures image collection
Great Stock! photo library has added the IndiaPictures collection to its searchable image website at 14 Jul 2009 Read more

New Corbis Motion content for Stock Options
Stock Options, South Africa's leading stock footage company announces that it has received some 30,000 updated clips, which have just been uploaded to its website at Stock Options is currently being integrated into the Great Stock! offering as "Great Motion". 23 Jun 2009 Read more

Creatives' verdict on Masterfile's revolutionary search technology
Masterfile has done it again, reinforcing its stature as the leading developer of image search solutions, with its recently released “Endless Media” philosophy on 4 Jun 2009 Read more

Great Stock! offers Science Faction's world-class space, science and medical images
Great Stock! image library ( announces that it now offers the award-winning Science Faction collection, via its longstanding representation of the renowned Corbis collection. 6 May 2009 Read more

Lebogang Pekeche appointed sales manager at Great Stock! Image Library
Lebo joined Great Stock! as picture researcher in 2004, and soon rose to the position of key accounts manager. 17 Apr 2009 Read more

Stock Options research and rights clearances delivers the goods for Nigerian bank
Stock Options demonstrated their comprehensive stock footage services and expertise when it came to providing fully cleared footage and music track for a TV campaign for PHB bank - a leading Nigerian bank. 14 Jan 2009 Read more

Creatives win with Great Stock!
Leading South African supplier of visual solutions, Great Stock! recently launched an innovative game to promote their renowned Corbis Images collection, and has just released the names of the winners of the grand prizes. 13 Jan 2009 Read more

Great Stock! shares Christmas cheer with Salvation Army kids
The Great Stock! end-of-year party took on a whole new dimension as this leading provider of visual solutions decided to share their annual event with kids from the Salvation Army Bethesda home in Soweto. 12 Dec 2008 Read more

The intriguing Corbis SNAP game launched by Great Stock! is proving to be a resounding success amongst agency, design and publishing creatives, as it enters its fourth week. 28 Oct 2008 Read more

Great Stock's exciting Corbis SNAP game
Great Stock! has addressed the growing appreciation of design amongst advertising, design and editorial clients with the launch of their Corbis SNAP game. 3 Oct 2008 Read more

An enormously useful visual resource: Corbis@Great Stock!
Great Stock! is the official southern African source for all Corbis imagery, which spans all kinds of imagery - from footage, to photography, in rights managed and royalty free, from archival to contemporary lifestyles, destinations - quite literally the entire spectrum of high quality imagery. 17 Apr 2008 Read more

3D medical images from Great Stock!
Great Stock's new MedicalRF collection of royalty free images uses cutting-edge technology to get you superb images that would be impossible to achieve using conventional photography. 29 Feb 2008 Read more

Real African images from Great Stock!
Get the full spectrum of authentic African imagery from the renowned aFRIKA Collection: exquisite photography and footage, rights managed and royalty free, captured all over this beautiful continent. Exclusively available from Great Stock! - Africa's leading source of images at 25 Feb 2008 Read more

StockFood South Africa - the leading source of food images caters for your every need
If the love of food is your business or daily passion, offers the most comprehensive collection of food and related images worldwide - with some 200,000 exceptional rights-managed and royalty-free. 8 Jan 2008 Read more

3D medical images from Great Stock!
Great Stock's new MedicalRF collection of Royalty Free images uses cutting-edge technology to get you superb images that would be impossible to achieve using conventional photography. 8 Nov 2007 Read more

Great Stock! offers brand-new OJO Image collection
OJO Images is an all-new image collection, but brings together seasoned and proven talents, including a group of award-winning photographers with a clear desire to be the ultimate in Royalty Free imagery. 21 Oct 2007 Read more

Great Stock! – premiere source for full spectrum of South African images
As a leading South African provider of all types of imagery, including motion and photography, Great Stock! has been investing in high quality local images for many years. 21 Sep 2007 Read more

Your vote drives Masterfile Image searches for improved relevance
Great Stock! photo library announces that the Masterfile image search engine now aggregates user information to give you the most relevant search results in your quest for the perfect image. 17 Sep 2007 Read more

Great Stock's Image Source gushes fresh imagery
More than 10,000 all new images have just been added to Great Stock's formidable offering of images available on According to Clinton Nortje these images all come from Image Source, recognised as one of the world's premier producers of Royalty Free imagery. The offering includes 21 new themed CD titles, with most images also available as single images. 6 Jul 2007 Read more

Masterfile's new website raises the bar for image searches
Long regarded as the leading website for easy, intuitive image searches, Masterfile has recently launched a comprehensive re-design on 4 Jun 2007 Read more

Exceptional architecture and interiors images from Great Stock!
Great Stock Photo library announces the well-known QuickImage collection of images. Spanish-based QuickImage specialises in state-of-the art architecture and interior design images from homes, to hotels, to shopping centres. 24 May 2007 Read more

Great Stock’s seriously funny and unusual image collection
“Outrageous”, “rude”, “compelling”, “wonderful” and “insane” are just a few of the reactions to the latest batch of some 7,000 all-new images posted on the Great Stock! website at 11 May 2007 Read more

Stunning triple disc image offer from Great Stock!
Great Stock! photo library announces a special offer from its Image Source collection: Choose any three discs from over 600 and pay a total of only R5 229! (excl. VAT) 23 Mar 2007 Read more

Zen Shui - photography where East meets West and Life meets Zen
Zen Shui is a brand new collection of RF images from Great Stock! and Photo Alto, comprising 15 themed CD titles and 450 single images. This premier collection meets the demand for images that address mankind’s growing need for tranquillity and meaning in modern life. 5 Mar 2007 Read more

Great Stock! signs renowned Workbook Stock image collection
Great Stock! photo library has recently been awarded exclusive representation for the acclaimed Workbook Stock collection of Rights Managed imagery for all of southern Africa. 6 Feb 2007 Read more

Kick start your 2007 budget with great RF specials
Great Stock! Photo Library celebrates the start of a new year by offering our clients great discounts during the month of February.  31 Jan 2007 Read more

Great Stock! and Masterfile enhance searching with Tag Clouds
Known throughout the world for its exceptional rights-managed and royalty free images and its advanced search technologies, Masterfile recently implemented Tag Clouds on its site.  5 Dec 2006 Read more

Image subscription service now at Great Stock!
Great Stock! Photo Library recently launched the Great Stock! Subscription Service, offering the latest advances in delivering cost-effective royalty-free imagery to client desktops.  4 Oct 2006 Read more

Great Stock! and Masterfile announce Radius Images
Known throughout the world for its exceptional rights-managed images, Masterfile's recently-launched Radius collection is a premium royalty-free product, available as single images only. Radius recently launched with 15 000 high-quality, contemporary images, which will grow rapidly to 50 000 within the first year. 28 Jul 2006 Read more

''Continental Shift'': Discounted Afro-centric image collection
Great Stock! announces a special discount on this superb collection of 104 RF images - Down from R4,495 to R3,500 (excl. VAT). The collection of 104 lifestyle images has been tailor-made for the discerning South African market, and is ideal for communicators needing high-quality images with a strong African sense and styling. 7 May 2006 Read more

Jupiter rising
Jupiter Images is rapidly emerging as one of the most significant providers of images to creative professionals. Jupiter has recently acquired several entire collections of images to add to their existing stable of quality stock images that inspire ideas, illustrate concepts, and enhance the design of any project. 23 Apr 2006 Read more

Great Stock! Photo Library now offers images from the renowned Londolozi collection, which are available exclusively from Great Stock! 26 Mar 2006 Read more

The Beateworks collection of premium-quality architecture and home lifestyle images has just been released by Great Stock! photo library, exclusive representatives for Southern Africa. 23 Jan 2006 Read more

Great Stock! photo library celebrates the unsung heroes of our economy in "aFRIKA Earns" - the latest release in the aFRIKA series of Royalty Free image CD's. 3 Oct 2005 Read more

Great Stock's latest Royalty Free offering is a bumper collection of 104 contemporary lifestyle images, featuring African models and settings, all of which reflect a new confidence and optimism sweeping the African continent.  9 Aug 2005 Read more

Hot news from South Africa's premier provider of imagery is the inclusion of the famed Sygma and Kipa brands. 24 Apr 2005 Read more

The aFRIKA Collection of royalty free image CDs is growing in leaps and bounds, now comprising seven exciting CD titles. The collection features model-released local talent in familiar South African settings. 14 Nov 2004 Read more

Millions of Corbis images, many entirely new to local art directors, designers and publishers, are now available from Great Stock! photo library which previously offered the Corbis Stock Market and Royalty Free collections. 29 Sep 2004 Read more

Finding the right image has finally become easier and simpler with the new SimSearch visual search recently integrated into Masterfile's stock image website. 10 Aug 2004 Read more

Image Source, one of the world's premier producers of Hot Royalty Free Imagery, is offering a remarkable Free Pantone Colour guide valued at R1,000.00 with every CD purchased from their exclusive agents, Great Stock! 20 Jun 2004 Read more

Great Stock! photo library recently hosted a visit from Stockfood's Martin Skultety in South Africa. StockFood is the world's premiere producer of food and related images. 30 May 2004 Read more

Local Imagery gets a boost from Great Stock! The latest Royalty Free Image CD, "aFRIKA Kids" from Great Stock! has shown that they're serious about addressing the need for more and better local images. 21 Apr 2004 Read more