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Seevers, David W.

PO Box 460735
San Francisco
United States

Tel: +1 415.609.7642


David Seevers is an experienced marketing and business development professional with extensive knowledge of the media and content licensing industries. He founded Thriving Archives in 2005 to provide specialized market research, marketing and business development services to companies working in and around the footage-licensing field and has since worked extensively to analyze and develop the footage licensing industry. In partnership with ACSIL, Seevers produced the ACSIL Global Survey of Stock Footage Companies 2007, a comprehensive review of the stock footage industry.

In 2009, he completed the Footage Customer Survey: Non-Fiction USA, an in-depth study of the attitudes and perceptions of footage customers from the documentary film/non-fiction program making community in the United States.Seevers currently advises a wide variety of companies on marketing and business development strategy and provides strategic communications services to companies in the content licensing business.He 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 in the United States.

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.

Skills in market research, marketing services, public relations and business development.