The 2017 Wistia Rap-Up

December 20, 2017

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Jordan Wellin


2017 may have been the year of the eclipse, poké going mainstream, and everyone’s favorite interview interrupter. But more than anything, we hope it’ll go down in history as the year of Soapbox.

As is our tradition, we’ve put together some of our favorite highlights from the year in our annual rap-up video. Grab a box of Kleenex and a bottle of champagne, and relive the greatest Wistia moments from 2017.

Past recaps: 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011

While we’re feeling nostalgic, let’s keep trekking down memory lane to put the spotlight back on some of our favorite blog posts, product updates, and general video cheer with our selections for Video of the Month (VOTM).


VOTM: Can You Make That Sound?


  • We introduced Wistia for Chrome, making it easier than ever to share your Wistia videos in Gmail, WordPress, Squarespace, and more!
  • Come for the video of Meryl getting slimed, stay for the salient advice on how to avoid slimy marketing tactics.
  • Our Business Intelligence team ran a series of tests to determine once and for all if video thumbnails actually have an impact on email click-through rates.

VOTM: A Special Dance to Celebrate Wistia for Chrome


VOTM: At Wistia, Feel Free to Be Yourself


VOTM: And the Grammy for Best Video-Related Song Goes to...


VOTM: Finding Faces in the Places You’d Least Expect Them


  • Soapbox, our free Chrome extension that enables anyone to record, edit, and share high-quality videos in minutes, was introduced to the world for the first time!
  • From pregnancy announcements to laying out the ground rules at your Airbnb, there’s a Soapbox video to be made for pretty much anything you can think of.
  • Video playback in email? Oh yeah, we went there.
  • Using a DSLR as a webcam isn’t as complicated as you might think, especially when Chris is guiding you through the process.
The video recording power of Soapbox is now available natively in Wistia. Learn more.

VOTM: Say Hello to Soapbox


  • Who knew that a faster, better way to search and organize your video projects could be turned into a game show?
  • Trevor dropped some sweet, sweet tips for creating efficient video workflows.
  • We hooked you up with 8 Soapbox presentation templates to help you create beautiful videos in minutes.

VOTM: Hot Dog Man Stopped by the Wistia Office for a Danceathon


VOTM: Total Eclipse of the Brain: Wistians Try to Explain the Solar Eclipse


VOTM: Behind-the-Scenes of How We Made the Soapbox Export-to-Wistia Launch Video


  • ‘Twas the season for carving pumpkins, and sharing tips for shooting standout timelapse videos.
  • Using video in email shouldn’t be this easy — or exciting.
  • The folks at Unbounce filled us in on how they use Wistia to strengthen customer relationships, pull off their annual CTA Conf, and capture leads with the Wistia-HubSpot integration.

VOTM: Our Sales Team Gets a Pep Talk from Coach Jonah


VOTM: See How Resilient Coders Uses Soapbox to Overcome Bias in Tech


VOTM: Presenting Endless Thread, the New Wistia-Sponsored Podcast from Reddit and WBUR

Here’s to a super exciting, video-filled 2018!

December 20, 2017

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Jordan Wellin


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