July 30, 2015

3 Common Misconceptions About Getting Testimonials from Customers

3 Common Misconceptions About Getting Testimonials from CustomersGetting from Point A to Point B can sometimes seem like an intimidating process when it comes to achieving your business goals  especially when asking your customers to vouch for your product or service. 

But despite what you may think, actually getting testimonials from customers doesn’t have to be a daunting task.

Here are three common misconceptions that we’d like to put to rest:

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July 29, 2015

Success Stories: Time to Hire Uses Bravo to Disarm the Skeptics

Every so often we invite our customers to tell their stories. Today’s success story involves Chad Bronstein, founder of Time to Hire. His company connects thousands of qualified commission sales people with businesses who are looking to hire positions in direct sales, in-home sales, outside sales, inside sales, and sales management.

Chad Bronstein

What exactly does your company do?

Time To Hire helps companies of all types find US-based commission only sales reps quickly and cost effectively.

What sets you apart from other companies in your industry?
  1. Time to Hire is active vs passive recruiting. The current standard for recruiting is the job posting, however candidates typically won’t respond to commission-only job postings. Time To Hire actively searches through 130 million resumes to find potential matches and then contacts them on behalf of their customer. Candidates who are interested will call the client directly where they can book them into individual or group interviews.
  2. While it can take several weeks to get responses to a job posting, our service works in just a day or two.
  3. More qualified candidates. Anyone can submit their resume to a job posting. Time To Hire searches for candidates and only interested or curious candidates respond, which leads to a more qualified candidate.
  4. Cost effective. Our service starts at $399.
Why do you use Bravo?

When we started the company we ran into a lot of skeptical people. Video testimonials help us overcome this objection for the majority of prospective clients. We use Bravo because it simplifies the video creation process for our customer and reduces the amount of editing time on our end.

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July 27, 2015

Customer Support Series: Is There A Way For Users to Vote on Videos?

Customer Support Series: Is There A Way For Users to Vote on Videos?We recently received the following support request from one of our customers:

“Is there a way for users to vote on videos? Or some way to allow them to like videos? We’re looking to run a video contest.

Absolutely! Our contest widget provides a simple and effective way to run a video contest. Built-in to the widget is the ability for participants to not only record their own video entry, but also watch and vote on their favorites. 

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July 23, 2015

The Best Video Testimonial WordPress Plugins [Updated for 2015]

The Best Video Testimonial WordPress Plugins [Updated for 2015]The right video testimonial WordPress plugins can make all the difference when it comes to displaying customer reviews on your website. 

But with all of the choices available, it can be difficult to research and find those that suit your needs. 

A while back, we listed some of the best WordPress plugin options for displaying and organizing customer testimonials. Not only are these still our favorites, they also have several new features available to make adding video testimonials to your website even easier:

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July 20, 2015

Customer Support Series: How Can We Organize Video Submissions in Our Campaigns?

Customer Support Series

We recently received the following support request from one of our customers:

“How can we organize video submissions in our campaigns? It would be nice to be able to add tags to videos to help us segregate demographics. I also wanted to mention that you guys have a great product and it’s only getting better. Love your rapid development and releases.

First of all, we’re blushing… :0)

Secondly, there’s good news and bad news here. The good news is that you already can add tags to videos for better organization. The bad news is that we clearly haven’t made this function obvious enough!

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July 16, 2015

How Customer Testimonials Can Improve Website Credibility

How Customer Testimonials Can Improve Website CredibilityConsumers are more skeptical nowadays when it comes to what they see online.

For instance, while you may have the best product or service out there, they can be wary of what they perceive as outlandish claims, too-good-to-be-true experiences or prices, etc.Yet despite countless options and competitors to choose from, providing customer testimonials on your website can play a huge role in the overall impression of your brand and, ultimately, influence prospect actions.

So what’s the driving force behind that next click, download or registration? Let’s take a closer look at how customer testimonials (and more specifically, video testimonials) can improve website credibility.

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July 15, 2015

MiNudes: Providing More Shapewear Options for Women of Color

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MiNudes: Providing More Shapewear Options for Women of ColorFor many women of color, finding suitable skin-tone shapewear has not been an option. Frustrated by the lack of skin-tone choices for all women of color, Founder Denyse Ray decided it was time for women of color to celebrate their shapewear with their own colors.

Inspired by her own need and, the need of every woman of color that she knew, Denyse took a leap of faith and created MiNudes.

What motivated you to start your own company?

I wanted to give women another option in shapewear and also focus on true nude colors designed specifically for women of color.

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July 13, 2015

Customer Support Series: Is There a Way to Increase Video Resolution?

Customer Support Series: Is There a Way to Increase Video Resolution?We recently received the following support request from one of our customers:

“The quality of the videos being recorded is in a lower resolution that we had hoped. Is there a way to increase the resolution? We want to showcase videos with higher resolution as we’re already seeing a positive impact.”

Right now global internet speeds average ~5.0 Mbps. As you can imagine, recording high-resolution video over the web at these speeds is a tall order.

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July 9, 2015

3 Engaging Testimonial Video Examples to Inspire Your Next Campaign

Video testimonials from actual customers bring a level of authenticity that written case studies just can’t match.

You may think it can be difficult to get quality video testimonials from your customers, or aren’t sure what makes a good customer video testimonial to begin with, but the best testimonial videos all have one thing in common—details.

As for what kinds of details your customers should provide, here are three customer testimonial video examples that not only include plenty of specifics, they also show just how powerful customer video testimonials can be:

1. Time to Hire

Simple and to the point, this customer describes her experience with Time to Hire, a sales staff recruitment service.

Not only does she describe the outcome and results of enlisting this service in detail, but she also provides background into what brought her to Time to Hire. This makes her testimonial appear more genuine and meaningful, since she shares her complete experience with the company from start to finish.

Encourage your customers to share additional background information when recording their testimonials. While it may seem minimal, the additional context can significantly help build trust with those prospective leads who want to learn more about your product or service.

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July 2, 2015

Feature Update: Easily Clone a Video Testimonial Campaign

Today we’re excited to announce an exciting feature that’ll significantly reduce the time needed to clone a video testimonial campaign.

We’re constantly committed to making your video testimonial campaigns that much better. That’s why earlier this week we released our clone tool.

Here’s a speak peak at what’s new:

On your Campaigns page, you’ll notice a small icon that’ll clone your entire campaign with just a single click:

Clone a Video Testimonial Campaign

Cloning a campaign will save all of your existing campaign’s data – including your campaign’s question and description, form fields and any advanced features you’ve configured along the way.

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