MarTechSeries: Interview with David Mason, CEO and Founder, StudioNow

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Tell us about your role and journey into technology. What made you start StudioNow?

I have been an entrepreneur for the past 25 years. Along the way, I have dabbled with having a normal job here or there, but always found that my passion was to create ideas and companies from scratch. My key ingredients have always been to identify a large-scale trend (internet retail, WiFi communications, digital video, etc.) and then create a new business model for that industry that utilized technology to disrupt the status quo. I started one of the first internet bookstores in 1994, which later became Buy.com, which was then sold to Rakuten. I started StudioNow in 2007 because I was taking a ton of birthday and vacation pictures of my five- and two-year-olds at the time and never got around to doing anything cool with that content. While thousands of these pictures and videos were clogging up my hard drive other and more experienced individuals with film school backgrounds and editing software were uploading funny and entertaining videos to YouTube and generating millions of views. My original idea was to create a marketplace where less experienced individuals (people like me) could be matched with video experts to turn their pictures and videos into something that was worth watching. StudioNow 1.0 was born and on the first day, we had about 80 video professionals sign up to be part of the StudioNow Creative Network. Fast forward to today, and we now have over 10,000 creative vendors from mom and pop creative shops to some of the largest, high-end production companies in the world. We stopped making video content for individuals in 2008 and our software platform now manages the video creation process (vendor sourcing, bidding, project management, contracting, payment, etc.) for some of the largest companies in the world, including Coca-Cola, P&G, HP, Bridgestone, etc.

Shifting Focus to a Smaller Screen: Brands are Increasing Investments in Online Video Content, Spending Less on Traditional TV Ads

 

StudioNow’s 2018 Pulse of Video Industry survey reveals marketing and advertising professionals’ perspectives on key industry trends

NASHVILLE, Tenn., - June 14, 2018 – A large majority of video production and marketing professionals (78 percent) are seeing brands invest more in online and digital video ads compared to traditional TV spots, according to the 2018 Pulse of Video Industry survey published by StudioNow, the leading content production solution for marketers. It appears that this shift to digital video ads has introduced a number of different challenges, including decreased budgets from brands, a surge in the amount of content that needs to be produced and questions about the best ways to leverage emerging technologies.

StudioNow and Socialive Announce Partnership

StudioNow and Socialive Announce Marketing Partnership to Bring Scalable Video Production and Live Streaming Platforms to the Enterprise

NASHVILLE, Tenn., - June 13, 2018 – StudioNow and Socialive are pleased to announce a joint marketing partnership agreement to help organizations create high-quality video at scale and deliver live video across social and internal channels more efficiently. Through this agreement, StudioNow and Socialive will collaborate to help market their respective platforms to each of their current and prospective brand, enterprise, and media clients.

BizReport: Top 4 Tips to Improve Video Marketing

 

From streaming services to user generated content, video continues to be an important piece of strategy for brands. The problem is that many brands don't know how or don't have the tools to use video to its best effect. Here are four tips to improve brands' video strategy.

The CMO's Guide to a Better Video Production Process

The evidence for the power of video marketing is beyond compelling; it’s a call to action. The latest surveys say that 43% of consumers want to see more video from marketers, and nearly 52% of marketers say this type of content provides the best return on investment. As CMO, you know all of this. What you may not know, however, is the best way to produce your video content more efficiently.

 

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