Category: Marketing

Do Online Ads Featuring People Get More Clicks?

Viewstream Marketing: Do Images with People Get More Clicks?

Studies have shown that consumers are visually drawn to human faces, but does this maxim hold true for a digital advertising campaign for high-tech software? After conducting a thorough A/B test, we were surprised by what the results showed.

How to Get Better Marketing Results with Video Testimonials

What matters to most potential customers is not what you say about your business, but what your existing customers have to say. Video Testimonials are an effective marketing solution that communicates your value by demonstrating your offer in the real world. With strong Video Testimonials you can secure credibility, invigorate your sales cycle and span… Read more »

Top ten marketing trends

View the top ten marketing trends for 2014 from Viewstream. Any trends resonate for your marketing mix in 2014? View the trends  

Ethnography for Business

Ethnography has become a buzz word. A lot of companies claim to do “Ethnography” or offer it as a service. However, most of the companies offering ethnography services are just market research firms and what they are offering is basically “fancy” surveys and focus groups. In terms of agencies, a lot of agencies offer “ethnography”… Read more »

Viewstream Research

As part of our research group, we are publishing a few overviews of interesting companies in the social media space. Altimeter Group is not a marketing company, rather a research/consultancy company (Powerpoint company). Think Boston Consulting or Bain mixed with Gartner or Forrester, focus is “Social Business” which includes social media aimed towards customers but… Read more »

Truly Understanding Your Target Audience

“Behind every decision to buy –whether the item is a service or a product, an argument or an idea—is an unspoken emotional motivation. This is the hidden agenda,” writes business development expert and long time advertising professional, Kevin Allen, in his insightful book The Hidden Agenda: A Proven Way to Win Business and Create a… Read more »

Seeing a Future in Tablets

It’s amazing to think the iPad is only two years old–and across the spectrum usage is skyrocketing (along with the stock). Avid readers in particular have been downloading magazines on their tablets, and engagement remains high. Seeing a future in Tablets for business communication and marketing, we unveiled Viewstream Mags recently. Viewstream Mags brings magazines… Read more »

Top Ideas of Peter Thiel CS183 Class

Wouldn’t it be great to sit in on CS183 at Stanford taught by Peter Thiel? One student in the class has taken it upon himself to document this class, and has done a remarkable job. Having heard Peter speak many times, the notes capture his thought process very well. Recommended reading for a powerful framework… Read more »

Viewstream and Education Nation Broadcast

Viewstream worked with Cherry Productions to create a live capture of the New Schools-Aspen Institute Summit. The Viewstream team digital recorded the five panels in real-time to facilitate rapid integration for digital OnDemand broadcasting. You can view the event here: http://viewstre.am/1g

Success Through Customer Evidence

Viewstream is a strong proponent of using Customer Evidence assets to effectively communicate a products offering. Remember, people believe people, so what better way to build credibility but through the testimony of your customers? Prospects are compelled by true-to-life success stories above the constant chest-beating cranked out of old-school marketing strategies. Kill the marketing voice,… Read more »