August 6, 2008
Cross-Cultural Solutions Selects Veotag to Publish Online Videos and Make Web Site More Convenient and Memorable
Veotag, Inc. (www.veotag.com), a leading Web 2.0 media publishing solutions provider, today announced that Cross-Cultural Solutions (www.crossculturalsolutions.org), a world leader in operating international volunteer programs, has selected Veotag to deliver a more convenient and impactful online video experience. As a result of Veotag's searchable table of contents, Cross-Cultural Solutions' "veotagged" videos are now seen by more volunteers around the world.
Veotag is a cost-effective, Web 2.0 media publishing solution for anyone who needs to publish searchable audio, video and archived Web presentations to the Internet quickly and easily. With Veotag, organizations ranging from colleges to financial institutions to major corporations can make their videos easier to watch while driving site traffic.
"Veotag's searchable table of contents makes the viewing experience easy to navigate, so people are more likely to understand the benefits of international volunteering and contact us," said Kam Santos, director of communications, Cross-Cultural Solutions. "Veotag offers a level of convenience that respects the viewer's time and interests; the table of contents puts them in control so they can quickly find exactly what they want. Unlike YouTube or other standard video players, with Veotag you can jump to specific sections of the video and read what's coming next. Given the short attention spans we have today, that feature is critical to making videos and presentations easier to consume and feel shorter."
Cross-Cultural Solutions "veotagged" videos (www.crossculturalsolutions.org/videos) chronicle the volunteering experience in locations such as New Delhi, India; Guatemala City, Guatemala; and Lima and Ayacucho, Peru. Most recently, the organization launched a video about volunteering with children in Salvador, Brazil that was the recipient of two Telly Awards and a People's Choice Webby Award.
Cross-Cultural Solutions selected Veotag to produce its videos due to Veotag's reliable hosting and storage capabilities, and the ease of editing or "veotagging" -- regardless of technical abilities. Veotag also created a custom-branded player for Cross-Cultural Solutions that looks and feels like the Cross-Cultural Solutions Web site. The custom-branded player plays a critical role in delivering an authentic experience to visitors, who frequently find the videos via search engine results.
"'Veotagged' videos have had a profound impact on the name recognition of Cross-Cultural Solutions," said Jeffrey Paul, vice-president sales and marketing, and co-founder of Veotag. "Their 'veotagged' videos can be indexed by search engines such as Google and Yahoo!, which boosts site traffic dramatically. As a result of Veotag's search engine optimization (SEO) features, Cross-Cultural Solutions can potentially reach thousands of volunteers online."
More than 25 percent of visitors who watch a Cross-Cultural Solutions video will take the next step and contact the organization directly. With more than 100,000 video page views to date in 2008, Cross-Cultural Solutions is using video to make the volunteering experience come to life.
"As a result of using Veotag, our videos perform better and help people stay engaged with our Web site," continued Santos. "'Veotagged' videos are critical to the growth of Cross-Cultural Solutions. People take action because of the 'veotagged' videos; they enroll in our programs, share the videos with friends and become advocates for the mission of the organization."
Veotag (www.veotag.com) is a dynamic, cost-effective, Web 2.0 media publishing solution for anyone who needs to publish audio, video, and archived web presentations to the Internet quickly and easily. With Veotag, organizations ranging from colleges to financial institutions to major corporations can add features to make their videos more convenient, memorable, and efficient to watch. Veotag features a patent pending clickable table of contents that shows viewers what is inside the video and allows them to select the sections that interest them most. Veotag enriches the viewer's experience by displaying coordinated slide shows, notes and links within a customized player.
About Cross-Cultural Solutions
Cross-Cultural Solutions (CCS) (www.crossculturalsolutions.org) is a recognized leader in the field of international volunteering, with over 4,000 volunteers each year. Founded in 1995, CCS is an international not-for-profit organization with no political or religious affiliations. CCS has a worldwide staff of over 300 people, and operates in 12 countries, with administrative offices also located in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. CCS is in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations and has been profiled in more than 500 news outlets.
Media Contacts: Bridget Boland MWW Group for Veotag, Inc. (206) 505-8393 Email Contact Kam Santos Cross-Cultural Solutions (914) 632-0022 Email Contact
SOURCE: Veotag, Inc.