Animated Explainer Videos for Marketers, by Marketers

Since 2011, Gisteo has been delivering clarity, “aha” moments and plenty of entertainment. Video is our medium, superior marketing communication is our mission. Transparent, value-based pricing starting at $3,000.

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STEPHEN CONLEY
FOUNDER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR

MBA | Former Ad Agency Exec | Father | Lousy Cook

The Gist of Our Philosophy

Explainer animation studios are a dime a dozen these days but here’s the dirty little secret: while some are decent at animation, most are clueless when it comes to brand strategy and developing quality messaging.  At Gisteo, we’re marketers first and foremost. We understand that great videos begin by digging deep to fully understand your target audience, value proposition and overall objectives.

Ultimately, we don’t sell animated explainer videos. We sell success.  Your success. Whether that means more calls, clicks, conversions, sales or sign-ups, we are true business partners with the complete skillset you need to get the job done right.

Trusted By These Guys (& Hundreds More!)

A Sampling Of Our Animated Explainer Videos

Good gisteos are like snowflakes- no two are exactly alike. Unlike snowflakes, however, our animated videos don’t melt unless you place your device in a microwave (not recommended).  Below are just a few examples of recent projects. Check out the Portfolio section for much more.

Cartoon Style

Engaging animated stories & explanations

Motion Graphics

Elegant graphics with a slick, corporate look & feel

Hand’s On (aka Whiteboard)

Hand drawing effect to captivate & inform

Talking Cartoon Spokesperson

Custom animated spokesperson for your brand

Kinetic Typography

Imagery with animated text helps your story, beautifully

Live Action & Graphics

Real-world images + dazzling animated visual effects

Is Gisteo The Right Fit?

We admit it: Gisteo isn’t for everyone. Here’s how to figure out if we’re the best choice for you.

Who should hire us?

  • You value experience and a company with extensive track record working with the world’s leading brands.
  • You’re looking for quality video and will pay a fair rate for a premium product.
  • You want to work with a firm that is fast, efficient and responsive.
  • You prefer working with a US-based company that fully understands Western cultural nuances & is available during your work day.
  • You seek big-agency thinking and skills but you can live without the bloated processes, unnecessary meetings/calls and exorbitant fees.
  • You want professionals who will listen to your needs while delivering expert advice, guidance and creativity during the entire process.

Who should not hire us?

  • You think experience is over-rated and you don’t mind serving as a “guinea pig” for an untested newbie.
  • You could care less about quality; you’re just trying to find a dirt-cheap solution.
  • You have time to burn and are fine if it takes months to slog through your production.
  • You’re ready to “roll the dice” and hope that nothing gets lost in translation while working with folks in faraway lands.
  • You crave the whole big agency “pomp and circumstance” and embrace paying 5x more for the work.
  • You don’t want guidance or creativity; you just need an order-taker to execute exactly as you say…no questions asked!

The Gisteo Difference

Fixed prices, no shenanigans

At Gisteo, our fixed pricing is 100% “what you see is what you get” minus surprises or hidden fees.

Quick turnaround times

Once hired, we work fast and efficiently to finish your project on time, or ahead of time, every time!

Lightning-fast communication

Expect to hear back from us with blazing speed before, during and after your project.

Global perspective

Although we’re USA based, we’ve created animated videos for organizations from 20+ countries in 10 different languages.

All-included packages

Yep, everything is included from “soup to nuts.” Consultation, script writing, design, animation, voice over, sound effects – all for one fixed price.

Unlimited revisions 

We make changes within each stage of a project until you’re happy…because happy clients make us happy (and it’s great for business!)

Fully customized, versatile styles

No “cookie cutter” approach or templates here. We’re skilled in a wide array of styles, tailored to your unique story and needs.

Industry Pioneers Since 2011

We were one of the earliest players in this space with over 1,000 productions completed to date. We’ve often been imitated but, ultimately, there’s only one Gisteo.

Pick Our Brain … For FREE!

We know our stuff…not just about animated explainer videos, but also about marketing/branding in general. We’ll be happy to set up a call and give you our suggestions on overall approach, style, length etc. Scout’s honor: there’s no obligation and we won’t bombard you with spammy emails afterwards.

Video Is Critical To Your Overall Marketing Strategy

Some fast facts to help convince your boss (or yourself!) that now is the time to get a Gisteo

of B2C businesses report that video is their most popular content marketing tactic
CMI

75% of executives watch work-related videos on business websites at least once a week
Insivia

Visual Data is processed 60,000 times faster than text by the brain

Nonprofit Hub

of a message is retained in a video vs. just 10% reading it in plain text
Insivia

Love Is In The Air...

“We had the pleasure to work with Stephen and the Gisteo team when he helped us bring to life a story through video for Oracle Retail. They helped us tell a complex story in a clear and concise way. We are very pleased with the final product. I would recommend working with Gisteo. Thanks Stephen!”

Jessica KottcampDirector of Retail Marketing, Oracle

“Working with the Gisteo team was amazing. Our engineering services business often has good marketing ideas, but we struggle pulling all the creative elements together. Gisteo made this easy. We exchanged our ideas with them, and they ran with it. We are delighted with the results!”

Ted MesserlyPresident & Managing Partner, Lumenance

“Gisteo successfully captured the style, mood and emotion we were looking for to help promote our latest campaign. The flexibility, professionalism and quick work on this video is much appreciated! We are very happy with the end result of the video and will look to work with you again in the future!”

Cristina WongConsumer Campaigns Manager, Intel