ADVANTAGE 1: Posting your trailers on your own site is fine, but then only those fans who visit your site will get to see them. We will be creating a centralized database of trailers and samplers from many wam producers, and ALL the wam fans can get to see ALL the Producers promos ALL in one place. You can promote your website via opening a FREE wam producers account, and promote your website and media for FREE.
ADVANTAGE 2: Creating video trailers is a lot of hard work, sometimes taking days to make a great trailer -- and while posting your links to the WAM Forums is fine -- for about 48hrs -- after 48hrs, your trailer or promo video has dropped off the page on the Forums. -- and is long gone and forgotten. All that hard work you did to create your promo or trailer, and it has a life expectancy of only about 48hrs on the forums. We can make your promos or trailers live on and on forever -- as long as you wish to promote your media.
We offer WAM Producers 2 easy ways they can promote their site, long term, via free showcase accounts for their media promos and trailers. Here are the 2 Free Showcase options that Wam Producers can choose from:
OPTION A - HOST YOUR VIDEO ON YOUR OWN SITE & POST PICS & A LINK TO YOUR VIDEO FROM HERE
This is for those Producers who already have their own hosting space, and they just want as many wam fans as possible to see their latest promos or samplers. All you have to do is open a FREE wam producers account and then you can have your own section in our WAM Producers category listings. If you host your trailer or promo clip on your own site, then all you need to do is upload some thumbnail pics of your video, and paste the url location for the thumbnail that will link to the videoclip on your site. Wam Producers who choose this option - will have a "zero credits" designation against their clips -- i.e. this will be designated within our database as a totally free clip, that can be downloaded by all wam fans. No credits are needed to download these clips.
OPTION B - WE CAN HOST YOUR VIDEOS ON OUR SITE FOR YOU
This option is for those Producers who do not have their own website, or they do not have sufficient bandwidth to allow for several thousand people to download their promo videos or trailers. If you do not have the bandwidth or space to host videos -- WE DO -- so you are welcome to use our FREE hosting service for your videos. All you have to do is create your video in wmv, avi, mpg, mp4 or mov format, and upload it, and our vidcap generator will create the vidcap thumbnails and display your video for you. For Producers who choose our free video hosting option, your videos will be assigned with 1 credit value, meaning that only those Wam Bank customers who have 1 credit can download your videos. We will need to assign a 1 credit value to your clips, in order to cover our hosting costs.
Bottom line -- whatever option you choose, it's a free advertising program that you can use in order to generate traffic to your websites. If you want us to host your clips for you, we can, and then all Wam Bank customers with 1 credit can download them. If you want your clips designated as "zero credit clips" (i.e. totally free clips that anybody can see without need for credits), then just host the video on your site, and upload some thumbnails to your Wam Bank showcase page, with a url link to your externally hosted video.
FREE BANNER PLACEMENT: Once you have registered and opened a special Wam Producers account you will see an extra field in your account profile that allows you to upload your own website banner to be imbedded in your Wam Bank showcase page in the Producers section on this site. This will mean that whenever the wam fans see your Showcase page on the Wam Bank site, your banner and website link will also display on your customized showcase page too.
Whatever options you choose - it's a free advertiising program for you and your website.
RECIPROCITY: As we are providing free advertising for your site, we require that Wam Producers using the Free Showcase program place our banner and return link from their site too.
REMEMBER -- when you register to open a free Wam Bank account, be sure to click the special "Wam Producers" tick box....so your account is opened as a Wam Producers account. Also, if you want us to host your videos, the filesize limit for each video upload is 100 megs, so please design your promos or trailers to be less than 100 megs.