httpwebwitch - 7:29 pm on Mar 10, 2011 (gmt 0)
Oh! Pet peeve!
I'm getting really sick of the "pretty girl wearing headset" stock photo. I see that on a site, and it turns me off so fast.
Pretty girl, sure. Nothing wrong with that.
Wearing headset, fine. If answering your calls is what she does.
Obviously a model taken from a stock photo collection chosen by a web designer with a marketing manager leaning over his shoulder? get lost.
Real staff photos are the way to go - provided the staff is OK with using their likeness. Cartoons or avatars - only if they're fitting with the personality of the site and the image they want to convey.