The 2018 Wistia Rap-Up

December 20, 2018

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Chris Savage

Founder, CEO

What a year it was. The homemade slime industry boomed, we discovered that The Simpsons actually predicted the future, Bitcoin took off (and then crashed), romaine lettuce caused a national panic, teens ate laundry detergent, and memes took over the Internet. But, as we look back on this past year, we have more to be grateful for than a just having a reason to take a break from eating salads; we accomplished a lot here at Wistia.

And to reflect on everything our team has done this year, we compiled a bunch of our favorite highlights into one annual “rap-up” video. Ready for some rap-tastic memories? Love a good backing track? Great! Put on your headphones and tune into some of our favorite moments from 2018.

Past recaps: 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011

From blog posts and product updates to new teammates and video-focused shenanigans — check out our favorite moments from each month of 2018!






  • You can start searchin' and explorin' your captions thanks to Interactive Captions.
  • 5 days of fresh new content? We’re talking about Video Marketing Week. Barb shows us how to get the video you want, Andrew teaches us all about video ROI, and much more!
  • We learned a ton about how you can get involved with great organizations like Silver Lining Mentoring.
  • Carlon, Caroline, Leah, Melany, and Sebastian joined the team.


  • Privacy Mode means you don’t have to choose between your viewers' privacy and collecting meaningful data about how your videos are performing.
  • Our new social media coordinator, Maria, shares four simple videos anyone can make. So, what are you waiting for?
  • We were all illuminated by Wistia’s very own Storytelling Night.


  • You asked, and we listened: Publish your videos to social media with just a few clicks.
  • Sell Wistia for a life-changing amount of money or keep building the business ourselves? Our co-founders chose the latter. Find out why we decided to grow our own way!
  • Learn what it takes to get a good-looking, well-balanced shot any time of day.
  • Pizza floats, waterskiing, and more. Pondfest 2018, you were a real hoot.
  • Samantha, Patrick, Kerry, Vivien, and Kristen joined the team.


  • Find a comfy couch, grab a snack, and tune in to CouchCon, our first-ever virtual conference.
  • If you want to add a more personal touch to your sales process, it’s time to start incorporating video into your outreach — here’s how.
  • We signed some waivers, drove up to New Hampshire, and toughed it out in the wilderness (cabins) for a few days at Camp Wistia!


  • Video thumbnails got a huge upgrade with our shiny new thumbnail editor. Two thumbs way up.
  • Everyone knows teamwork makes the dream work. With Soapbox for Teams, anything is possible.
  • We challenged Sandwich Video to create three different ads at three different price points: $1,000, $10,000, and $100,000.
  • Vincent, Courtney, Kristin, Amy, Patrick, Myraha, and Jane joined the team.
The video recording power of Soapbox is now available natively in Wistia. Learn more.


  • We dropped our first-ever, four-part video series, One, Ten, One Hundred. If you’re interested in learning how money affects creativity, then definitely give it a watch here or on Amazon Prime.
  • You may already be hip to the Soapbox game, but in case you need a refresher, here’s how you can get started.
  • What does it mean to think outside your brand guidelines? Danielle covers it all in this post.
  • Ghost Lenny. Pirate Lenny. Witch Lenny. Lion Lenny.
The video recording power of Soapbox is now available natively in Wistia. Learn more.


  • Put your videos to the test with our brand new A/B testing feature.
  • Thanks to these CTA features, your Soapbox videos are more action-oriented than ever before.
  • Cold hands, warm hearts … or leads. Warm leads. Here’s how you can use video to get your leads back on track.
  • Nicholas, Holly, Allen, David, Maureen, Colin, and Matt joined the team.


  • Whoo-wee, these Turnstile updates will help you grow and engage your audience in a flash.
  • Shopping for your favorite video producer at the last minute? Chris has just the list for you.
  • That’s a wrap! Literally. We made some sweet, custom printed Wistia-themed wrapping paper this year so all of our gifts (and some of yours!) could be totally on-brand.
  • Jocelyn joined the team.

December 20, 2018

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Chris Savage

Founder, CEO

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