Viewstream CEO and member of the Forbes Agency Council, John Assalian, shares a trend he expects to rise to prominence as this year progresses.

Read the full trends article here.

Quality over quantity.

You’ve heard it a thousand times, you’ll hear it a thousand more. But when it comes to content marketing, it’s more than just a banal platitude. It’s the most important factor in setting brands apart, improving engagement and driving revenue.

If you have a network of partners, resellers, or agents creating their own marketing materials, the results can be less than desirable. Low-quality content risks being ignored, or worse, alienating potential audiences. Without the appropriate resources and experience, your network could be producing content that fudges quality standards and fumbles key value propositions. Nobody wants that.

Almost anyone can create content these days. However, not everyone has the proper tools or expertise to create high-quality content that cuts through the noise and makes an impact.

Viewstream Branded Video Service has the skills and resources needed to create high-quality content for your partners, resellers, or agents. Leveraging a fast and efficient algorithmic environment, the Viewstream Branded Video Service produces highly personalized content to make your network’s products and services stand out.

With Viewstream leading the creative process, you can improve the marketing capabilities of your network and foster stronger relationships with partners who lack the experience needed to create effective visual content. Take a look at all of our branded video examples and discover the value that these essential marketing assets can provide.

Ready to add value to your network by producing impressive marketing materials? Contact Viewstream to learn more and get your branded video today.

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Marketing evolves down funnel
In the Customer Experience era, there is a growing need for content at the later stages of the funnel, including Customer Success, retention and sales enablement. The data shows the post-sales interaction impacts LTCV and marketers need to be included to generate high quality and brand coordinated content.

The Revenue Org
The great divide between Marketing and Sales is finally coming to an end—aligning in the “revenue” org. Carpe Diem!

Video
Video is the king of content, but other formats like eBooks, blogs, customer content, are just as relevant. Video is also a good format to try some new things. What’s in your content maps?

One to one
One to one Marketing is the new normal. ABM is what got us here. You ought to be targeting down to the contact level in your marketing. If you’re not tackling precision, personalized marketing, you’re still in the billboard era.

Media
Let the “marks” pay the price in social media. Savvy marketers’ arbitrage against the newbies by triangulating first party data, contextual targeting and firmographics. Don’t ignore the “legacy” online publishers. Publishers are hurting in the “brave new” social media world, where there are deals and audiences to be discovered.

Personalization
All our campaign data shows personalization generates better results. Personalization can occur at many different levels, including industry or firmographic segmentation.

Customer Videos
Viewstream has invented a new way to capture customer content using Facebook portals. It’s very high quality, and best of all significantly reduces the costs of video testimonials.

Challenge Everything
Viewstream has a new core value: Challenge Everything! This is the year to challenge the way things have always been done. Try new things. Iterate. Experiment. Exercise your marketing muscle! Let’s work on some new and innovative programs. Together.