December 20, 2017

The 2017 Wistia Rap-Up

Jordan Wellin

Creative

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).

January

VOTM: Can You Make That Sound?

February

  • 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

March

VOTM: At Wistia, Feel Free to Be Yourself

April

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

May

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

June

  • 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.

VOTM: Say Hello to Soapbox

July

  • 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

August

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

September

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

October

  • ‘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

November

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

December

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

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

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