SmartShoot Report November 2012

What better way to pick up from yesterday’s Techcrunch article about SmartShoot than another monthly report? November was a huge month for us! Our rfp for video production platform started picking up some major steam and we had an order that was accepted within 21 minutes of posting! It’s really amazing to see the platform that you… Read more »

10 Funny Wedding Photos You Have to See

I love beautiful wedding photos. To seeing two people so in love, so happy to be with one another – it’s an amazing sight. Kind of makes me want to have another wedding ceremony (with the same bride, of course). These photos on the other hand will make you roll of the floor laughing. Here are… Read more »

How to Create a Business Page on Facebook

You probably have a Facebook page. So do your friends, your family and maybe even your cat. Everyone knows the social benefits of using Facebook. Many people don’t realize the commercial benefit of having a page for your business on Facebook. It’s gone from a novelty to a necessity for a business to have a… Read more »

Top 10 YouTube Tips and Tricks

YouTube reports that there are over 72 hours of video being uploaded every minute. With such a vast amount of footage being uploaded, businesses may be wondering if YouTube is a viable marketing channel. If you’re not a believer, there are sufficient video marketing statistics that show video can be a very powerful tool for… Read more »

How to Make a Viral Video

As a marketplace for video production (and professional photography) we’ve seen our share of requests for a viral video. As marketers, we’d all love to create a video that not only explains our product, but also creates a viral loop. However, creating a truly viral business video is very difficult. Trust me I’ve tried. At… Read more »

21 Startup Quotes Every Founder Should Read

I love startups. I love everything about them. I love building a product from nothing and seeing it become something much more than you ever expected. Just today we saw a SmartShoot request that was accepted within 20 minutes after being posted. Incredible! The project ended up having 3 bids within that 20 minute span. However,… Read more »

10 Startup Videos You Should Copy

Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once. – Drew Houston, co-founder of Dropbox Did you know that before Drew Houston wrote a single line of code, he made a video explaining the service he wanted to build? (source: Mixergy) And the result? Pages of feedback from all the people that watched… Read more »

How to Double Your Response on Pinterest & Twitter

The Playbook by Inc.com is a series of how-to videos where entrepreneurs and other experts provide business tips and describe techniques they have practiced and perfected. One of my favorites is from Jen Rubio, social media manager for Warby Parker. Jen talks about the power of doing the unexpected to double your response on Pinterest… Read more »

21 Incredible Social Media Statistics 2012 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Our head of social media is the customer. –McDonald’s Having a hard time buying into social media as a legitimate marketing strategy? Do you think that only “kids” are on Facebook? Not convinced that you can drive real revenue from social media? Look no further, we have an infographic that gives you the cold hard… Read more »

SmartShoot Report October 2012

Welcome to another monthly SmartShoot report where we give you an inside look into our video and photo marketplace. October was an exciting month as we launch our new marketplace where you can post a rfp for video production or professional photography. Here’s a look at our October numbers:   Here are some of the highlights:… Read more »