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Thriving Archives works with footage companies to develop and execute marketing and business development strategies. We also produce market research reports on the global footage licensing industry and partner with companies providing services to the stock footage industry. 

About Thriving Archives

Thriving Archives founder David Seevers is an experienced and effective marketing professional with deep knowledge of the footage licensing industry. Since founding Thriving Archives in 2005, Seevers has worked extensively to analyze, map and clarify the footage industry. In partnership with ACSIL, Seevers produced the ACSIL Global Survey of Stock Footage Companies, a comprehensive review of the stock footage industry. He has advised a wide variety of companies on marketing and business development strategy, completed an array of custom market research projects and provided public relations services to companies in the footage business.

Seevers was formerly the Director of ABCNEWS VideoSource, the stock footage sales department for ABCNEWS.  A key member of the start-up, he led VideoSource through 10 years of consistent growth. He began his career in 1991 at Worldwide Television News, where he relaunched the WTN Library Sales department, and grew sales by 300% over three years. Known for innovative marketing and industry leadership, he established the ABCNEWS VideoSource/IDA Award for Best Use of Stock Footage in a Documentary, presented annually by the IDA since 1997, and helped found and launch ACSIL, the Association of Commercial Stock Image Licensors.