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A lot of great ideas, and a whole lot more.

We live and breathe this stuff, so it should come as no surprise that we'd be excited to share what we've learned with you. Keep checking back for our thoughts on the video email industry, how Covideo can help grow your business, tips for increasing the quality and effectiveness of your videos, and ideas for increasing sales and shortening your sales cycle.

Although Covideo uses proprietary technology for you to create, send and track videos via email, we honestly don’t think of ourselves as a software program. We’re more of a service. That’s because we’re all about providing a great customer experience – not just during your first week, but for as long as you have a Covideo account.  Having said all that, here are four questions you should ask when choosing from a variety of video email programs: Read the rest of this entry »

Video Production for Shy People

06.29.12   |  0 Comments

As mid-westerners, we fully understand the value of putting your nose to the grindstone and letting the product speak for itself.  It’s like that old man in the Progressive insurance commercial who says, “I don’t need a bunch of gobbly-gook.” So what happens when the same selfless work ethic that created a kick-butt product also makes the bosses feel weird about going on camera and being all arrogant about it? Read the rest of this entry »

How to Embed Video in MailChimp

06.26.12   |  0 Comments

MailChimp is one of the most popular email software services used in the marketplace today. Noted for their high deliverability rates and user-friendly website, many marketers use MailChimp as their primary platform to efficiently communicate with customers.

Since Covideo provides a service that allows users to host private videos and track their view history, we are often asked by customers how to embed video in MailChimp. Here it goes: Read the rest of this entry »

Ryan's 1-Minute Tech Tip Episode #4Have you thought about adding a user to your video email account?  Would you like to replace one user with another, or simply inactivate someone no longer using the system?

In this week’s 1-Minute Tech Tip, Ryan walks you through the Manage Users tab.  He’ll show you how easy it is to add, exchange or inactivate video email users from within your Covideo account back office. Read the rest of this entry »

Ryan Tech Tip ImageEver wonder how effective your videos are?  Do viewers watch the entire video, replay segments, or simply tune out after a few seconds?

In this week’s 1-Minute Tech Tip, Ryan answers these and other questions as he delves into HotSpots Reporting. Read the rest of this entry »

Ryan 1 Minute Tech Tip #2Thank you everyone for the great response to our first installment of the 1-Minute Tech Tip last week!

This series is designed to explore features in the Covideo system that can help you create and track successful videos, build trust and increase business.

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Best Practices for Video Email Marketing

05.23.12   |  0 Comments

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Marketing publications agree that with the advent of YouTube, high-speed internet and reality TV, the time for all businesses to embrace video has finally come.  It’s not a fad.  It’s not going anywhere.  You knew it was coming.  And yes, you will be on TV.

Don’t worry.  By following these five suggestions you can squeeze the most value out of your Covideo subscription and do what every cutting edge video email marketing campaign should: communicate awesomeness.

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Jason Price Fox Network InterviewCovideo was recently featured on 21st Century Business, an award winning international television series on the Fox Business Network.  In a great interview, Covideo President, Jason Price laid out his thoughts on video email marketing and what he sees as the Covideo advantage for business communications.  If you missed this media event or would like to watch it a second (or third) time, we’ve posted it here! 

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Jason Price is the president and co-founder of www.covideo.com. Covideo provides video email software that helps companies build relationships quickly and reinforce their brands more effectively with easy-to-make video emails that truly communicate. jason@covideo.com.

 

 

 

Video Email Service for Small Businesses

05.15.12   |  0 Comments

Video Email ServiceWe’ve been helping businesses send videos by email since 2005 and what never ceases to amaze me is the range of applications our software has.  We have an independent sales rep using it to close six-figure deals and a hospital administrator who uses it to communicate with a large staff.

But at a high level, the basic issues being resolved are often more similar than you’d think. The feelings causing your customers to hesitate are likely similar to the issues our power-users now resolve with Covideo on a regular basis.  A great Read the rest of this entry »

Ryan Morris Support Tech ImageShort on time?  Our  new 1-Minute Tech Tip series offers quick how-to’s, feature updates and exclusive user information in just 60 seconds!  Support Tech, Ryan Morris, will be your host each week covering topics such as: mobile app features, managing link sets, web video posting, recording from your desktop and much more!

 

 

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Android Filters Add Fun Effects to Covideo App

04.02.12   |  0 Comments

Tree Half Color Half Black and WhiteFor those of you not familiar with the Covideo Android app, it makes creating and sending video emails easier and more convenient than ever!   Users can capture, upload, save and send video emails from an Android device; anytime, anywhere.  It also boasts many of the features available in the regular Covideo account such as Video Library access, Template, Email Icon and Link Set selection, and Profile management.  If you are using the new Covideo Android App you already know how well it complements your Covideo account!

What you may not know is many Android devices come with filters that give videos cool and entertaining effects.  Filters vary by device but include effects such as: black & white, sepia, negative, thermal, background imagery and funny faces.  Your videos will take on a whole new life from turn-of-the-century Read the rest of this entry »

Small Yet Powerful iPhone 4S Camera Lenses

02.13.12   |  0 Comments

If you love the readiness of your iPhone 4S camera but long for better zoom or wide angle shots, then we may have found the solution!  Photojojo offers 3 surprisingly powerful, mini lenses: Fisheye, Macro/ Wide Angle and Telephoto 2X.  The high-clarity glass lenses easily attach to your iPhone 4S (or any camera phone) using a detachable magnetic ring for a strong hold between the lens and phone.  Lens covers are included for protection and the mini storage bag fits in your pocket.  The price for the lens 3 pack is $50. Read the rest of this entry »

Product Update: Short URLs

01.27.12   |  0 Comments

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We’re always looking for ways to make sharing videos easier, and realized the long URL attached to each video was less than convenient.

So two months ago, as a first step, we introduced a shortened Post Link URL to be used when embedding a video. While results were promising, the URL converted to original length during video playback, limiting its functionality. After several weeks of tweaking, we’re proud to introduce an even shorter, more serviceable URL.

A Short URL is particularly handy when using Post Links.  Additionally, you or your recipients can copy and paste the link from the address bar for easy forwarding, and Short URLs can be used with any video from your video library.

 

Example: Previous ‘Long’ Playback URL

 

 

 

Example: New ‘Short’ Playback URL

 

 

 

If you have questions about using Short URLs, contact us at support@covideo.com.
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Jamie Bidwell is a team member at www.covideo.com. Covideo provides video email software that helps companies build relationships quickly and reinforce their brands more effectively with easy-to-make video emails that truly communicate. jamie@covideo.com.

 

 

Mac Desktop Recorder Released

01.05.12   |  0 Comments

Covideo is excited to announce we now have a downloadable desktop recorder for Mac users!  The new Mac version allows Snow Leopard 10.6 and Lion 10.7 users to download the recorder from their Covideo account back office.  Desktop functions include: Record, Preview, Save and Email much like the web version but with higher video quality, for better results.  Users can also access their Mac address book instead of loading all their contacts into our system for ease and time-savings.

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Current Covideo customers can download the Mac desktop recorder by logging-in to their account, selecting Email and then Download.  For additional details check out the Mac Quick Start Guide.  If you would like more information about our downloadable Mac Desktop Recorder or any of the other new features we added in 2011 feel free to contact us.  We’re always happy to help!

Happy Holidays From Covideo!

12.28.11   |  0 Comments

Happy Holidays ImageThank You!

This has been an exciting year for Covideo and our customers! We introduced a whole host of new features including: Email Marketing Integration, HotSpots and Exit Link reporting, Android App, Video Outlook, Multiple Video Uploads, Link Sets, Social Links, Website Overlay, Mac Version, Snapshot Email Icon, Desktop Recorder with auto updates, Template Preview, Vault Feature and much more! We were able to do all this through the support and feedback of terrific customers like you! Thank you for trusting us to be your video email provider.

Video Message From the Covideo President!

The CoVideo offices will be closed December 26th and January 2nd in observance of the holidays. While customer phone support will not be available those days, we will be responding to any support tickets submitted. Please be aware that turn around time on those days may be slightly longer than normal.

Happy Holidays and best wishes for a great 2012!

Sincerely,
The Covideo Team