Did you know...

Adding video to email marketing boosts customers’ interaction by as much as 200-300% (Ogilvy Consulting)

Videos are 53 times more likely than text pages to appear on the first page of search results (Forrester Research)

Brands using online video have seen lifts of anywhere from 20-40% in terms of incremental buying with online video and rich media over other ad forms (Comscore)

Americans’ appetite for Web video continues to soar, nearly doubling since 2006, according to a report released by Pew Internet research in July.

Its not just the teenagers who are responding to online video...

Seniors viewing videos online: according to Pew that although internet viewing is not the norm among seniors, the 50+ segment of online video viewers continues to grow. In fact, among users ages 50-64, viewership is up 34% from just last year with 41% of this age group now saying they watch video on sites such as YouTube. In 2009, 27% of seniors 65+ now watch videos online, as compared to just 19% last year.

Stand out from the other listings in Online Directories

Per yellowpages.com, consumers are using online video ads to help make purchasing decisions:

  • 80% of web users have seen an online video ad
  • 52% took action after viewing the ad
  • 31% visited the advertisers website
  • 22% searched for info about the product
  • 15% visited the store to check out the product
  • 12% made a purchase
  • 16% talked to friends/family about the product
  • 9% forwared the video ad to friends/family

Charlie DeBenedittis

Charlie founded Carpe VM in January 2007 as the realization of a concept. He saw the exploding success of internet video as a magic bullet for small business. Carpe VM became the vehicle to channel his passion for both entrepreneurship, and video as a communication tool. Coming from corporate America as a project manager for a major accounting/consulting firm - he implemented Customer Relationship Management systems for non-profit organizations. Prior to that, he managed the operations department for Citicorp's Wall Street Banking Services. This experience gives Charlie his strong aptitude and experience with project management and new software applications. Charlie graduated from Columbia University School of Engineering, and completed his MBA at NYU.

To contact Charlie directly call 646-867-1856 or Email: CharlesD@CarpeVM.com

Craig Jennings, Business Coach

Rod Nuñez

Robert has been with Carpe VM since its inception in 2007. He brings his talents in video editing and expert camera work. He produces Audio/Visual operations for conferences around the world, directing and implementing presentations and audience response systems. Robert has achieved a true professional understanding in the most current video production software. As a certified Apple Final Cut Pro editor and well versed in Adobe After Effects, Roberts brings strong post-production skills to CarpeVM. Robert graduated from Columbia University, and holds a Masters from George Washington University in International Relations.

To contact Rod Nuñez directly Email: RobertN@CarpeVM.com

Sharon Frazier, Founder, Unimotion Fitness

Rodd Marcus

When Rodd joined Carpe VM he brought vast experience in the branding and advertising world. Over the past 20 years, he has had responsibilities ranging from creative direction, graphic design, digital illustration, commercial and event photography, high-end retouching, corporate identity, web design, motion graphics and video editing. Rodd has worked on advertising campaigns at Saatchi & Saatchi, Publicis and Doremus Advertising. Rodd is Carpe VM’s creative director and has developed into an “Apex Preditor” in his time at the editing desk. 
Rodd graduated from Parsons School of Design, where he was the recipient of Parsons Academic Scholarship Award and the Dana Foundation Internship Award.

To contact Rodd Marcus directly call 646-229-9887 or Email: RoddM@CarpeVM.com

Dave Rudbarg, Relationship Coach, Recording Artist

Jerry Fishman, Producer, Kilroy Productions

"I have had the pleasure working with Carpe VM on several projects ranging from charity events in New York to video projects in Israel. Each time Charlie & Carpe VM were prepared, energized & on top of what is technologically possible with marketing & video. In fact it becomes one stop shopping, which is critical in an overscheduled world. The other impressive piece, is that the communication skills employed & fun had while fulfilling on the intentions create an atmosphere of integrity & play. Unusual to say the least. I encourage you to put your business in Carpe's capable hands!"

John Follis , Marketing Therapist - Follis Marketing Therapy

"Charlie was great to work with, extremely dedicated, and really open to looking at all the angles."

Ann Fry, Author - The ReGeneration Group

"My work with Charlie has been incredibly rewarding. I find Charlie to be a man who is responsive to my needs, aims to please and is of very high integrity. He took my taped work and turned it into video magic. He's easy and fun to work with, dependable, knowledgeable and trustworthy. And, he's a great listener.... striving to hear my wants and concerns. I highly recommend working with him."

Steven Skyles-Mulligan

"Multimedia is as essential for credibility today as a web site was a few years ago. But you have to do it right. Deploy it strategically, or your effort will be counterproductive. Charlie DeBenedittis is a great guide through the process, from hiring and managing the camera crew to helping you edit your presentation, to adding those little touches that distinguish the professional from the amateur. He's honest, thorough and well-priced. Work with him and you won't have to worry about a thing. "
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