We launched Say It Visually the day after Lehman Brothers fell in 2008. YouTube was 3 years old; online video was new-ish, but clearly picking up steam. A tiny handful of companies were producing animated video, and 'explainer video' wasn't yet a phrase. We found clients (and they found us) within 90 days.
Custom video was the main focus of the company for the first 5 years. As the value of engaging and informing people through video became more & more clear, more companies began seeking out the specialized expertise involved. The niche for our team evolved quickly: complex subjects, diverse production styles suited to each subject, for mainly large Fortune-100 scale clients.
In the years since, we've worked with an amazing range of clients, diverse fields and topics. One way to measure the result is "millions of views." Another is (unsolicited) comments like this:
"This the best explanation of SACM in ITIL I've ever come across. I'm co-author of the ITIL v3 Service Strategy book. I worked closely with Service Transition co-author and good friend Shirley Lacy. Both of us would have loved to have worked with the minds behind this SACM explanation." miqbal020
The best, of course, is that most of our work has been repeat business - we're a little fanatical about client service.
What About Everyone Else?
The studio niche has ruled out helping smaller companies, who generally won't risk the cost of production on a single explainer against the long-term benefits. Fortunately, pioneering the explainer niche pushed us to develop expertise on the technical side of video as well. After several years of experiments, we launched a second service aimed at a broader set of customers: Fast Forward Stories.
Fast Forward provides branded explainer videos for key business verticals - mortgage, real estate, title and insurance. Say It Visually created the content and the technical platform to handle branding and video deployment. As the service and market has evolved, we pivoted FFWD to working mostly with partners. Companies that provide websites, social-media services, email services and other marketing activities for these industries need content; it's a win-win-win for them, their customers & Fast Forward to bring the pieces together.
Vid.One aims at a faster, less-design-intensive end of the video spectrum, providing customers with do-it-yourself video creation in a web browser. The service exited beta in Sept 2017, after over a year of design and development. It's a 100% cloud-computing service - no servers here! The platform includes AI (image recognition for template search), video hosting & delivery, integration to 15+ external email, social media and marketing platforms, and a ton of content.
MergeImg focuses on images & GIFs rather than video. It's a cloud service that createds dynamic, personalized images automatically for email, CRM, web & social media. (Interested? We're looking for a few preview users - you get unlimited images, we get your brilliant suggestions.)
Systems that deliver content for businesses - websites, email, social media - need content to do the job of engaging & informing people. We've partnered with quite a few companies to help them help their customers by providing ready-to-use content. We 'get' both content & technology.
The general marketing advice for 'About Us' pages is to tell the company story and introduce the people behind the service. "You need a personal brand!" the marketing gurus say.
Meh. You're not going to find that here.
Say It Visually is a small company, based in a small town, run by a handful of highly experienced people. None of us feel the need to shoot selfies, write fluffy bios and humblebrag about how smart we are and why we have all the answers. Maybe 'let the work speak for itself' is an old-fashioned notion, but we prefer helping customers over talking about ourselves. (There's quite enough of the latter in the world.)
If you want an actual personal connection, give us a call! We answer the phones ourselves, and are delighted to speak with customers and partners.
(888) 618-9088 - Pacific business hours.
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