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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. 


ready to take the ags4?

ACSIL and Thriving Archives have just launched the ACSIL GLOBAL SURVEY OF STOCK FOOTAGE COMPANIES 4 (AGS4), and all footage companies worldwide are invited to take part in this fourth study of the stock footage industry. The survey is being conducted online now and will be open through August 13, 2018.

The entire footage industry benefits from access to this collective data, and the more companies that participate, the more accurate and useful the final report will be. We hope you will contribute your expertise to this important work.

To ensure that all proprietary information remains completely confidential, you will not be asked to identify yourself or your company on the survey.

If you have any questions, please contact David Seevers at (415) 609-7642 or at

Please click here to begin the survey.

Previous AGS Work

ACSIL and Thriving Archives have worked together to publish three previous AGS reports – the first in 2007, the second in 2011 and the third in 2015 -- achieving strong industry support and participation in each effort. Since publication, all three AGS reports have been widely used and highly valued by business leaders both inside and outside the footage industry. Click here to read the executive summary of the AGS3.

AGS4 Objectives

Like it’s predecessors, the AGS4 is designed to take a snapshot of the global footage industry, track evolving trends and examine how footage companies operate, market and serve their customers, providing footage industry leaders with strategic, practical information to help them compete more effectively. The AGS4 questionnaire has been fully updated to collect data on the current footage market, with a focus on the impact of digital media marketplaces and new customer types.

Taking the Survey

There are 47 questions and it should take about 30 minutes to complete.

Free Summary Report for AGS4 Participants

The results of the online survey will be published before the end of the year, and participants who complete the online survey will be eligible to receive a complimentary summary of the results and a 50% discount on the purchase of the final report.

Contact Info

If you have any questions, please contact David Seevers at (415) 609-7642 or at


Click here to begin the survey.