There are few general tech writers with as much video knowledge as blogger/trend-spotter/startup-lover Robert Scoble. So we were thrilled when he decided to come pay us a visit to conduct what turned out to be a terrific video interview about Market7.
Robert sat down with CEO, Seth Kenvin and Creative Advisor Shannon Newton at the Pixel Corps studios to talk video and how we help make it better. A ton of ground was covered: common video production pain points, how/why video producers and their clients approach projects differently and how to overcome associated challenges, resource management, Market7 functionality and much more.
Robert’s producer Rocky Barbanica whipped up two great interview videos that we think you’ll really like. A quick two-minute teaser can be viewed here, or you can watch the full-length piece here (or embedded below). We recommend watching several times. Like a great movie, they get even better with repeat viewings! Finally, you can check out Robert’s post about Market7 over at the Building43 site.
We’re extremely proud to have developed an online media production management tool that helps customers of all sizes and from all market sectors produce great video. And that Robert thought enough of it to spend time learning more and sharing with his readers.
Market7 CEO Seth Kenvin (formerly a Red Herring editor & columnist for those not in the know!), picked up his quill to scribe about better video production collaboration with iMediaConnection’s audience of digital marketers. (btw, Seth is also picking up his old editor’s hatchet to rework this post a bit before publishing — way to get it started Brian!)
In the article, Seth discusses some terrific general purpose online collaboration tools and what’s missing when it comes to working on video from start to finish. Of course, for those of you experiencing the common pain points Seth mentions, we suggest giving Market7 a try for all your video collaboration needs!
The CEO of my last company told me that despite the common claim, building a start-up’s not so much like running a marathon as it’s like running a short sprint and realizing that crossing the finish marks start of the next sprint. It’s very clever and I was compelled, but now that Market7 nears two-and-a-half years old, I’m back to embracing the established marathon metaphor.
It’s news to few that the 2009 business environment has been challenging. Market7 finishes the year stronger than it started, with additional, expanded, more integrated, faster & more reliable functionality across all of our modules; a larger customer base; entry into some new market spaces; and even a growing team with multiple valuable contractors who’ve joined our core team during the year. We’ve gotten a lot done and have done so, moving challenge-to-challenge, by distributing steady efforts among multiple initiatives and progressing incrementally in each. Our record of 2009 accomplishment, like the fact that you’re now reading our one-hundredth blog post of the year, would surely have been more volatile if we were constantly re-directing all resources and efforts towards whatever single opportunity promised most at any moment.
The photo above is me running, and under-pronating, in the year that will become 14-ago starting at midnight. It’s from the one literal marathon that I’ve run. Recalling that experience, the metaphor is very apt for building a start-up. Market7 goes into 2010 confident we’re pacing ourselves well and ready to gain some serious ground, and we look forward to sharing such a year with our community. HNY!