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Bideo Launches Easy-to-Use Marketplace For Getting Bids from Streaming Video Pros

With the Bideo direct videographer marketplace, you go to www.bideo.com and enter the location of your job, select a project type and describe it, and the system automatically solicits bids from vetted video pros for you to review and compare

Bideo, formerly Big Video, today announced that the most comprehensive and easiest-to-use marketplace of video pros is now online and accessible to anyone needing video production anywhere. The company needed a better solution to get quotes on video production jobs—so it built one. Now, the marketplace is available to anyone at bideo.com.

Use of video is skyrocketing
Video has become a mainstay for marketing and other communications. Cisco projects that video content will make up 80% of Internet traffic by 2019. Here are just four factors driving the growth of video. An Animoto survey shows that four times as many consumers would prefer to watch a video about a product than read about it. That same survey indicated that more than 60% of businesses planned to increase their investment in video marketing last year. Hubspot documents that including a video on a landing page can increase conversion by 80%. Viewers retain 95% of a message when they watch it in a video compared to 10% when reading it in text (Insivia). Clearly, the need for easily accessible video production resources has never been greater.

Why Bideo is needed
Finding and hiring the right video professional is a time-consuming process. According to Bideo President Dan Chipman, “much of the video online is of the DIY variety, which is fine for some applications. However, there are many jobs that require a pro and finding the right video professional is not easy. We know, because we have recruited hundreds of them throughout the world over the years on behalf of our clients. Typically, we began with a Google search for videographers in the location of the job. Then we waded through dozens of websites trying to determine a good fit for a particular project. After contacting several videographers by phone or email to tell them about the video we needed to produce, we waited for them to get back to us with bids. Following a check of their references, we would finally take a gamble on one and book him or her for the job. After going through this process for six frustrating years, we created the platform we always wanted. We’re confident this platform will improve the way people order video production, as it has for us.”

How Bideo makes it better
Bideo eliminates the hassle and risk from hiring a video pro. With the Bideo direct videographer marketplace, you go to www.bideo.com and enter the location of your job, select a project type and describe it, and the system automatically solicits bids from vetted video pros for you to review and compare. Or, you can simply post a job in a particular location, say what you would like to pay, and then see which videographers will meet your budget. Of course, you can also explore the in-depth profiles of the videographers in your desired location (including sample videos of their work) and request bids only from those you choose.

Because the videographers pay us a commission to match them up with good productions jobs, using Bideo costs you no more than using an exhaustive Google search, but is so much easier. Plus, because we have such confidence in our video pros, Bideo actually guarantees that you will be satisfied.

Who can benefit from Bideo?
Virtually anyone with a need for video production can benefit from the Bideo marketplace. From start-ups, to mid-sized companies, to large enterprises—even those with internal production resources often have remote production needs. Media companies can use Bideo to capture B-roll footage and conduct remote interviews. Consumers can also use Bideo to hire videographers to record important family events. Typical projects include Kickstarter videos, marketing/advertising, testimonials, live event streaming, corporate communications, animated explainers, interviews, drone video, and weddings.

Kimberly Brooke Norman, VP of Marketing of the Exit Planning Institute, stated this about her first experience with Bideo: “We host an annual summit with about 300 of our top clients. We had scheduled it in a city that experienced such a significant (weather) event that the entire city shutdown and we were forced to move our entire client event across the country within three days. Not only did Bideo immediately rally and make all of the coordinating efforts, they did it with very little need from us. When we arrived on the ground in that city we had already been contacted by cell phone and email by our videographer. Frankly we had an incredible few days and a very personalized relationship with our onsite staff, so we couldn’t have asked for a better resource.” 

What if a full-service option is preferred?
Sometimes customers may be better served by a full-service solution. For example, customers may need help with a bigger job with videographers in many locations or they may simply want to rely on Bideo’s experience to pick the best videographers for a project. In those instances, customers can choose to consult with one of the company’s project managers for an additional 15% fee.

About Bideo
Bideo (formerly Big Video) has been handling remote video production jobs on behalf of a diverse group of clients since 2009. Bideo’s goal is to map the entire video production market, depict it clearly to the customer, and make ordering video production as simple as possible.