Daily Archives: December 28, 2012

New York, New York… – Video

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New York, New York…Watch The Video

TMSA’s Slidely from The Main Street Analyst on Slide.ly.

Turn Photos Into A Video Slideshow – Slide.ly

Turn Holiday Photos Into a Video Slideshow With Slide.ly.

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Name: Slide.ly

One-Liner Pitch: Instantly turn your favorite photos and music into a video slideshow.

Why It’s Taking Off: Slide.ly makes it simple to transform your pictures from Facebook, Instagram and Flickr into a video slideshow that you can share online.

Having grown up with a photography and music background, Tom More aspired to create a product that would help people tell their stories in a creative, emotional way. That’s why his company, EasyHi, created Slide.ly, a free, simple way to instantly create personalized video slideshows with your favorite photos and music to share with friends and family.

Since launching in June, users have created 1 million video slideshow and shared 40 million photos on Slide.ly. The average user creates two or more videos in their first 15 minutes on the site, most of them related to celebrations and important events such as weddings, birthdays, proposals and vacations.

Creating a slideshow on Slide.ly is fast and simple. Users can upload photos from their computer, Instagram, Flickr, Google Images and other websites, and then add messages and a range of effects such as “old film” and “orange glow” to their photos. For the background music, they can browse songs on the web or upload songs that they
already own on their computer.

Now, just in time for the holiday season and New Year, Slide.ly has introduced a one-click video maker that quickly turns Facebook albums into personalized slideshows as well.

Unlike the video creation service Animoto, Slide.ly does not give users the option to upload video clips into their slideshows. However, Slide.ly plans to launch an iPhone app in 2013 that will let users import videos and capture photos of real-life moments to add to their slideshows.

EasyHi recently closed the last part of their Series A round of funding and has raised $1.5 million. In the future, EasyHi plans to earn revenue by creating a suite of applications that offer premium and subscription-based services.

Images courtesy of Flickr, Ian Alexander Norman and Swipe.ly.

Visit New York City – Infographic

So you are planning a trip to Manhattan? You may have some preconceived notions about what New York City is all about, so we’ve put together a fun infographic to help you learn a little bit more about The Big Apple. And when you’re ready to visit, book your stay with The Beekman Tower Hotel!

Source: The Beekman Tower Hotel

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Internet Marketing: How Social Media Has Increased Marketing Effectiveness – Infographic

This infographic details the prevailing trends for for effective online marketing, with some strong numbers to support each channel. It is interesting to note that 89% of marketers say that they are maintaining or increasing their budgets that focus on these trends. Perhaps this is because inbound marketing costs 61% LESS per lead than traditional, outbound marketing.

Source: Visual.ly

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The Miserable Life Of A B2B Sales Rep – Infographic

This infographic walks through a day in the life of a modern B2B sales rep, highlighting the challenges that pop up along the way. B2B sales are often complex, time-consuming, and frustrating. Conditions can change at a moment’s notice, and sales reps end up spending more time on internal activities and preparation than actually selling to customers. Thankfully, now there’s a solution that helps streamline sales complexity and makes sales reps’ lives easier: sales playbook software.

Source: Visual.ly, qvidian

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