Video for Email Marketing – Blip.tv and Hulu Added

Another step forward for bloggers, email marketers and new media companies using embedded video – FeedBlitz has extended its video capabilities to include videos embedded in blog posts from Blip.tv and Hulu. Since email programs don’t run embedded video players, FeedBlitz converts these players into a thumbnail image taken from the video, and links back to the movie with a single click. Plus we have updated our YouTube integration, so now it produces thumbnails even when you don’t use the standard YouTube embedding code.

Result? Emails with embedded video are richer, better rendered and more functional. And that translates directly into more click-throughs, more video views, and much less hassle for everyone.

Meet Phil Hollows


Phil Hollows is the founder and CEO of FeedBlitz, the email marketing and social media automation service, and premium FeedBurner alternative. After graduating from Oxford University in 1987, Phil built on his high tech, consulting, and marketing leadership experience, and by 2005 the seeds of FeedBlitz were germinating. Private equity investment followed shortly thereafter, and the rest - as they say - is history. He also authored "List Building for Bloggers" {ListBuildingForBloggers.com}, outlining proven email strategies to build your audience, increase engagement, and grow your income. Pre-FeedBlitz, Phil was vice president of product marketing for enterprise network security management company OpenService (now LogMatrix), and vice president of technology at the web testing company RadView Software.


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Blog Owner
Blog Owner

Thats great! Is it possible to have an overlay image on the snapshot to indicate that its a video, for example a transparent play button over the thumbnail?