is the trade organization in North America that represents the
vital interests of stock agencies and others who license images
for commercial reproduction. Founded in 1951, this organization's
membership includes over 100 companies in North America and nearly
50 from overseas -- the entire spectrum of businesses and individuals
who license pictures professionally, including stock agencies
of every size, individual photographers, large corporations and
If you license images professionally then you should consider
joining this organization. PACA members enjoy the following benefits:
Weekly Update. PACA's weekly e-mail newsletter
with up-to-the-minute industry news, calendar of events, notices
and more. You'll get the latest information on copyright, tax,
legal and other industry issues.
PACA Legal Handbook and Advice. Our legal
counsel monitors new law and rulings that affect our industry,
and provides a weekly advice and review column, and a regularly
updated handbook. All PACA Agency members receive one complementary
call for advice each year.
Annual National Meeting and Annual International Conference.
These two noteworthy industry events provide opportunities to
meet others in the business, discuss important issues, participate
in seminars ranging from salesmanship to new technology, and
make connections with potential trade partners and vendors from
around the country and the world.
Classified Ads on the PACA website. PACA will
accept Classified Ads from members only. The ads will run in
both the Update and on the website. The ads are run in two issues
of the Update and will remain on the website for four weeks.
PACA-Talk. Online discussion group limited
to PACA members where you can ask questions and discuss issues
with your peers.
PACA Industry Survey. One of the few resources
of information on this industry
PACA Identification. The ability to identify
an agency/organization as a member-- this infers credibility
and responsibility to the community.
The World Market. As it is truly a world market
you will be recognized as a member of a one of the leading members
of a strong community.
PACA Website (www.pacaoffice.org). Get a listing
on the website, plus access to the Members Only area.
Discounts on products and services from PACA Corporate
The most valuable benefit, however, is likely to be the collegial
sharing of information and trends with your peers, and the security
of knowing that you are not alone, but part of a vibrant and growing
PACA membership is invaluable to the companies who are leaders
in the stock picture industry.
Take this opportunity to join today. Please fill out the membership
application and return it to: