REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — May 1, 2008—SpotMixer (www.SpotMixer.com), an innovator in online video advertising, today announced it has launched a video ad creation tool that allows any business, on any budget, to join the video ad revolution. A service of One True Media, SpotMixer has leveraged award-winning consumer video technology to offer merchants, online listings services and agencies a set of online video advertising solutions that enable businesses to easily create and distribute their own ads. By introducing two channels of service—a direct-to-business offering and the SpotMixer Platform for business partners—SpotMixer eliminates the barriers to online video advertising by making it affordable, approachable, and measurable.
Designed specifically for the needs of small and medium businesses, the SpotMixer Platform is based on One True Media’s groundbreaking self-service video creation and distribution technology—the leading online video creation software used by millions of consumers to produce and share online video. SpotMixer offers tools that enable any business to self-produce professional-quality video ads and distribute them to targeted audiences with just a few clicks. Using the SpotMixer platform gives online listings companies and other partners the ability to offer merchants instant online presence via several options: seamless integration for merchant-created ads; automatically generated ads; and back-end video production capabilities for agencies and other ad creators.
“SpotMixer’s vision is to do for online video advertising what One True Media has done for online video montage creation: offer an easy, fast and affordable means for businesses to produce ads that rank with those created by corporate agencies and production studios,” said Chief Executive Officer Mark Moore. “Our top-tier partners and distribution channels combined with our easy-to-use ad creation let small- and medium-sized businesses get into the online video ad game, allow online listings companies to quickly populate their sites with video ads, and provide tools for agencies to help their clients create professional-quality ads on a budget.”
SpotMixer’s intuitive video creation tools enable businesses to create ads by uploading and mixing their own videos and photos, incorporating licensed music from SpotMixer’s extensive music library. A range of industry-appropriate templates, audio mixing, and video editing tools help businesses produce targeted, professional-quality video ads without investing in expensive and resource-draining video production ventures.
For its partners, which include online listings services and small agencies, SpotMixer offers several options to create and publish video ads. The first is an integration service: SpotMixer will offer its “white label” platform to listings companies’ merchants, who can come to a SpotMixer site, create an ad, and post it on the listings service site. Second, SpotMixer works with listings companies to auto-generate ads using SpotMixer’s library of stock photos, video, music and other elements, customized and offered to each merchant. Third, SpotMixer will license its tools to agencies and other companies to create ads on behalf of its clients, and to act as a reseller for SpotMixer via a “white label” program where merchants can create ads using the Platform on the agencies’ site. SpotMixer has already signed a major listings service for a white label program, which will be announced in June 2008.
“My agency has been hoping for a simple solution to the online video ad challenge and SpotMixer is the answer,” said Frank Lucero, chief executive of Adfare, a Los Angeles-based agency specializing in online video ad creation for clients including the McClatchy, Scripps, Tribune Interactive and Gannett newspaper groups. “This market is poised for fantastic growth, and to be part of it, I need to partner with the best service. I’ve looked at the other offerings and they simply don’t compare to SpotMixer. Together we can promote our strengths and achieve great results.”
SpotMixer, a service of One True Media, helps small- and medium-sized businesses cost-effectively join the online video marketing revolution by offering tools for online video ad creation, distribution and analytics. The first and most respected name in Web-based video creation for consumers, One True Media has leveraged its Web-based technology and marketing expertise to launch the service, which lets business customers easily self-produce, distribute and measure the effectiveness of online video ads. SpotMixer has built sophistication, creative capabilities and ease of use into its platform, with a simple yet comprehensive template that allows business owners to make professional quality video ads with just a few clicks. SpotMixer is headquartered in Redwood City, CA. For more information about SpotMixer, please visit www.SpotMixer.com.