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The line between professional content and user-generated content is becoming ever more blurred; and for many brands this is great news. They often seek the authenticity of 'real' stories and situations. Take, for example, pictures. There are plenty of places to buy low-cost imagery with easy-to-understand licenses (everything from Getty to IStock, for example). Yet these stock libraries often fall a little flat in the viewer's eye. For starters, what if you want something more authentic, less staged? Aren't we all bored of the endless ethnically-balanced group of businesspeople shaking hands? Second, what if you can't quite find what you want? There are a range of new services which allow the global crowd of amateur and semi-pro photographers (and frankly,, these days, you can

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