Category: Marketing

Viewstream Launches www.ITDatabase.com

ITDatabase.com, a startup that has developed a better way to do IT research, launched today. Viewstream worked with ITDatabase on the product launch, including branding, website design/development, messaging, landing pages, product demos/videos and SEO/SEM.Congratulations to the whole ITDatabase team, and to CEO & Founder Travis Van. You guys have a great solution and we wish… Read more »

Example of a Great Viral Marketing Campaign

http://www.saveie6.com/index.php Great example of Viral Marketing Focused — only insiders (i.e., the target customer of this company) will get it. Hilarious — anybody in the web dev world will truly appreciate the irony in “saving IE6”. Viral – many ways to spread the word, easy to do so, and clean friendly design. Good job to… Read more »

Why Click Through Rates Are Not So Important

Anyone interested in the web advertising industry should check out this ComScore white paper. The paper argues that the Click Through Rates (CTR) fail to quantify the value of Online Ads. The reason is simple: users will often seek via search or through offline methods the brand and then purchase the product. Clicking right there… Read more »

Facebook Turns Off Whopper Campaign

Viewstream’s favorite advertising agency (Crispin Porter) recently launched a brilliant campaign for Burger King — offering a free Whopper to any Facebook user who removed 10 friends. (Tagline: “You like your friends. But you love the Whopper.”) The marketing campaign, dubbed the “Whopper sacrifice”, prompts users to download an application to their Facebook profile. The… Read more »

72% of IT Prospects Use Online Video to Make Purchase Decisions

Couple of points from this TechTarget Presentation: 1 — Prospects WANT video — shows that marketers produce less video then prospects want. 72% of users use online video to research tech solutions. 2 — Syndication is critical (one video leveraged to many places). Prospects view video content on multiple sites (youtube, corporate sites, content providers,… Read more »

How To Make Product Demos Sell

Flash Presentations, Flash Demos and Online Demos are VERY effective tools to help sell your products and solutions. Most companies have product demos on their websites, and most of them are not very good. Considering that if you look at web analytics, product demos are the type of content that people actually click on and… Read more »

The Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog

There is a great case study here of how to use a multi channel media strategy to bring a product to market, and align everything around keywords and key messages supported by varied media types. I have seen this integrated marketing and PR strategy work very well for many of Viewstream’s clients. If played right,… Read more »

Keyword Espionage

Google may not be too happy about this, but check out these two new keyword comparisons tools: http://spyfu.com/ www.KeyCompete.com The way they collect the data (at least KeyCompete) is that they are constantly doing automated searches on all kinds of keywords to see who is advertising on what keywords.  Since these are done automatically, and… Read more »

Choosing the right social media tools for your marketing needs

With all the hype today about social media and conversational marketing, companies need to keep in mind marketing basics about who your customer is and how you reach them before quickly engaging a social media strategy. Blogs may not be right for every company — and conversational marketing just might not be perfect for your… Read more »

In SEO, Don’t Forget the Details

Most people understand the importance of SEO, the ability to find your site through search engines. As the price for paid search rises, organic optimization becomes more and more critical. One simple tip that we found on Web Designer Wall is good to remember as it impacts the copy and messaging phase of website development…. Read more »