Visual China Group (“VCG” or “the Group”) is a leading visual communications and new media business in China and among the largest image licensing companies in the world.
VCG owns and manages China’s largest premium digital visual content platform, and is the first destination of choice for creative and media professionals to search, purchase and manage such content in China. Through its online licensing and copyright distribution platform VCG.com whose assets include 40 million editorial images, 30 million creative images and 1.25 million videos, with over 14,000 contributors and hundreds of image partners globally, the Group offers products including still imagery, videos, music, multimedia and other digital content to approximately 15,000 advertisers, media outlets and other organizations in China. It also operates China’s largest and most popular branded online communities for visual designers and photographers.
The Group further connects consumers and businesses with its capabilities in licensing and advertising across multiple sectors. Through Tungstar.com, the Group provides premium entertainment content and integrated marketing solutions to media agencies, advertisers, film-makers, producers and celebrities. Through a strategic entry into tourism, education and other sectors of high relevance to visual communications, the Group also leverages its core competence to capture the strong consumer demand for visual content.
Founded in 2000, VCG has successfully consolidated China’s image market over the years and led the transformation of the industry. It was the first company in China to license image and distribute copyrights through propriety online platforms. In 2014, VCG was listed on the main board of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (000681.SZ) and has grown to command one of the industry’s largest market capitalizations. The Group has over 600 employees, with subsidiaries in major cities in Greater China including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hong Kong and Taiwan.