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Animoto Partners with Vimeo to Launch New High-End Video Creation Solution for SMBs

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Animoto Partners with Vimeo to Launch New High-End Video Creation Solution for SMBs

09:02 EDT Thursday, May 30, 2013

Animoto Pro Premium Introduces Enhanced Features Tailored for Small-to-Medium-Sized Businesses

NEW YORK, May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Animoto, the online video creation service that empowers anyone to create and share extraordinary videos, today announced the launch of Animoto Pro Premium, a new tier of its subscription service designed specifically to meet the needs of small-to-medium-sized business customers. Building on the success of Animoto Pro, Animoto Pro Premium includes a series of new features designed to help business users, such as professional photographers, real estate agents, marketing agencies or anyone looking to promote their business, by making professional quality video more accessible than ever. This launch marks the beginning of Animoto's partnership with Vimeo, which enables Animoto Pro Premium subscribers to benefit from the powerful business features included with Vimeo PRO, the high-quality video platform used by top businesses, creative professionals and filmmakers around the globe.

"Animoto Pro Premium is our most advanced offering yet and allows a level of commercial personalization that will help businesses and photographers promote and sell better with video," said Brad Jefferson, CEO and co-founder, Animoto. "Partnering with Vimeo to include Vimeo PRO was a natural fit with the offering as it's the go-to tool for any business or creative professional serious about showcasing, streaming and measuring video content." 

As more small businesses turn to video to enhance their portfolio of offerings and more effectively market their products and services, Animoto videos have proven to be a cost-efficient, dynamic tool to boost sales opportunities and increase customer engagement and conversion. Animoto Pro Premium includes a Vimeo PRO subscription, valued at $199 per year, and offers subscribers the ability to create full-length, high-definition, commercially licensed videos for marketing or selling to other businesses.

"We're quite excited about this partnership as Vimeo's core values of quality, creativity and control are exactly in line with the services that Animoto provides," said Kerry Trainor, CEO, Vimeo. "For the creative professional who wants to ensure that the Animoto videos and other content they create are showcased in the best possible manner, there's no better solution than Vimeo. With the added value of a Vimeo PRO subscription, Animoto Pro Premium users will now have a robust suite of tools at their fingertips to enhance their videos, drive and measure results and even monetize their content."

Animoto Pro Premium subscription highlights include:

  • Customization capabilities: Pro Premium users will have the never-before-offered ability to build personalized branding into video post-rolls, to stream videos over a white-labeled player page and include a customizable call-to-action button within the video, allowing for increased engagement and lead generation opportunities.
  • Video Quality and Features: Videos created using Animoto Pro Premium will be showcased in 1080p?the highest resolution offered yet?while users will also benefit from exclusive access to new video styles designed for businesses and a selection of more than 3,000 music tracks from top licensors, such as Triple Scoop Music.
  • Insight, Monetization and Control: Video creators will have access to a comprehensive set of video viewing analytics, allowing them to identify when and from where content was viewed, as well as password protection and download capabilities to control who can view the video and when it's available.

Availability: Animoto Pro Premium is available to customers immediately; annual subscriptions are $499 at www.animoto.com. For more information on the Animoto Pro Premium package or the new features, visit http://animoto.com/plans/pro-premium.

About Vimeo:Vimeo® is the high-quality video platform for creative people. Vimeo's mission is to empower and inspire people around the world to create, share and discover videos. As one of the world's largest creative networks, Vimeo has over 18M registered members and reaches a global audience of more than 100M each month. Founded in 2004 and based in New York City, Vimeo, LLC is a subsidiary of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI).

About Animoto:Animoto is an online video creation service that empowers people to create and share extraordinary videos using their own pictures, video clips, words and music. The company's patented Cinematic Technology makes it easy to preserve your memories or promote your business through the power of video in just minutes from a computer or mobile device. Founded in 2006, Animoto is based in New York City with offices in San Francisco. For more information or a free membership, visit http://animoto.com to sign up online or download the Android app or iPhone app.

Animoto and Cinematic Technology are registered trademarks of Animoto Inc.  Vimeo® is a registered trademark of Vimeo, LLC.

SOURCE Animoto Productions

For further information: Audrey Sahl, Bateman Group for Animoto, +1-347-382-9731, animoto@bateman-group.com

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