Sizzle Makes YouTube® Interactive And Transactiona

SIZZLE EXPONENTIALLY EXPANDS YOUR YOUTUBE® AND STREAMING OPPORTUNITIES

Sizzle has teams at The Illusion Factory to quickly program your YouTube® content for you. Here’s what you’ll need to pair your YouTube® content with the Sizzle Marketplace. Many of these items may be found on your website:

 

REQUIREMENTS:

1. Photos to represent each item. 6 photos max for each item. Format: 1000 x 1000 px RGB JPEG

2. To sell multiple items – Time line markers provided on an excel document showing each product SKU and the segment of the video timeline that that product will be triggered for sale within. (i.e. Product 1 is for sale from 0:00 – 0:18, Product 2 from 0:19 – 045, Product 3 from 0:45 – 1:07, etc.)

 

TO SELL MERCHANDISE:

1. In Sizzle Shop: Product must be inserted into the Sizzle Shop. Please review Sizzle Shop requirements.

2. Your website, Shopify or other website: Specific URL for redemption. Sizzle will provide a tracking pixel for insert into your site.

3. Physical Location: Address and time of operation. Specific instructions for redemption. Choice of 4 digit PIN for prize validation.

 

YOUTUBE® TRANSACTIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Items, Services and Experiences For Sale:

1. Photos to represent each item. 6 photos max for each item. Format: 1000 x 1000 px RGB JPEG

2. Video to represent each item. (optional) 1 video max Format: mp4, 600 bit rate (kbps) Codec: H.264

Please provide an Excel File with the following columns of information clearly spelled out for import directly into Sizzle:

3. Description of each item

4. Product Subcategories for each item: size, color, etc.

5. SKU of each item

6. Shipping costs (if any) for each item

7. Shipping time for each item

8. Time limitation (if any) for each item

9. Quantity limitations (if any) on each item

10. Store categories to be listed in for each item

11. Metatags for each item for search

12. Total inventory quantity for each item

13. Discounts that you may wish to offer

14. Items you would like to include in a Sizzle Spin game as prizes or offers

15. Specific Sizzle promotions that you may wish to utilize

16. Suggested retail price

17. Actual price

 

GENERAL:

1. Your company name, address, city, state, country, and customer service phone number.

2. Key contact from your company

3. Customer service key contact from your company

4. Financially responsible contact from your company

5. Federal TIN and State ID#

6. FOB location

7. States where your business has a physical presence or an employee presence for determination of sales tax nexus obligations

8. Return Policies

9. Any blacked out states or countries that you will not service

10. Either Sizzle charges consumers on your behalf, or you open an account at MPX (please inquire for merchant application)

 

ADD QUIZZES, TESTS, POLLS AND SURVEYS TO EXISTING VIDEOS:

1. Your YouTube® video already has the quiz/poll graphics inserted and you want to activate the interactivity

a) The YouTube video is brought into Sizzle and Sizzle’s space matrix is applied to your buttons.

b) Access the Sizzle YouTube Space Matrix here

2. You wish to pause an existing video and insert the interactive graphics for a quiz or poll.

a) This video can be customized in the Sizzle Lab.

Please supply the required elements.

b) In an excel document, please delineate the following:

i) Insertion points on your timeline for the quiz or poll

ii) Questions to be asked in those insertion points

iii) Provide answers if you want the quiz instantly graded

iv) Feedback that you want to share with the user at any point of the process

v) Content limitations if users are not able to complete a test or quiz, this prevents them from viewing more of)

 

CUSTOMIZING NEW CONTENT:

1. You are producing new content for use on YouTube.

a) For accurate button borders, use the Sizzle Space Matrix to make your buttons/graphics.

2. Quizzes, Polls, Surveys And Tests

a) The YouTube® Video Is brought Into Sizzle and Sizzle’s space matrix is applied to your buttons. Use the Sizzle YouTube® Space Matrix to make accurate button borders.

b) In an excel document, please delineate the following:

i) Insertion points on your timeline for the quiz, test, poll or survey

ii) Questions to be asked in those insertion points

iii) Tallied response of your choosing and delineation

iv) Feedback that you want to share with the user at any point of the process

vi) Content limitations if users are not willing to complete a poll or suvey, this prevents them from viewing more of the content until that poll or survey has been responded to.

YouTube® Programming Requirements

3. Easter Eggs

a) The YouTube video is brought Into Sizzle and Sizzle’s space matrix is applied to your Easter eggs that you have previously inserted in your video.

i) Custom animations may be produced for your correct responses, along with tallies of Easter Eggs found, and these may be tied to custom outcomes, offers prizes, etc.

b) In an excel document, please delineate the following:

i) Insertion points on your timeline for the Easter eggs

ii) Matrix square location for each Easter Egg

iii) Tallied response of your choosing and delineation

iv) Feedback that you want to share with the user at any point of the process

v) Content limitations if users are not able to find all of the Easter eggs, this prevents them from viewing more of the content until that poll or survey has been responded to

Sizzle Allows Polling, Surveys, Quizzes And Tests In YouTube®

Send us a note when you are ready!




PUT YOUR MEDIA BEHIND A SIZZLE PAY WALL WITH TRANSACTIONAL CAPABILITIES

HOSTING LOCATION

Sizzle

PAYMENT METHODS

Sizzle will charge for you and pay you the fees.

 

SEARCH METHODS

Enter searchable tags

 

PROGRAMMING OF CONTENT

Programming your media to put content for sale into noticeable options of click to buy or add to my wish list is all added in the Sizzle Offer Engine. Your YouTube® Video is not physically required at Sizzle Offices, to program the video signals.

 

POSSIBLE OUTCOMES

Sizzle Instantly Delivers the user to:

          • URL

          • Social media ste

          • Offer in wallet to redeem at physical location

          • Download of app

          • Share on social media

          • Download of white paper or contact information

          • Add to calendar

          • Call now

          • Text now

          • Email now

          • Enter contest or sweepstakes

          • Take a poll or survey

          • Take a quiz, test or other interactive engagement

          • Play video

          • Deliver digital swag

          • Show augmented reality television

          • Show augmented reality products

          • Deliver a code to download a video

          • Play Sizzle Spin

          • Play Sizzle AR Games

          • Play Sizzle Ignore Me Game or other game

 

USE SIZZLE FOR VIDEO MARKET RESEARCH HOSTING LOCATION

Any market research project may be hosted internally at Sizzle.

 

PROGRAMMING OF CONTENT

Sizzle also has retina scans to allow your market research to study what they have looked at and note the priority of the viewing experience.

 

POSSIBLE OUTCOMES

Market research has many formats. Sizzle accommodates all of them.

 

PAYMENT METHODS FOR MONETIZING EXISTING YOUTUBE® VIDEOS

Deals may terminate in many different places or fomats.

Payment methods will therefore vary.

Here are some options to use for your YouTube® library inside Sizzle.

• Sell items from videos

• Generate downloads from videos

• Sell items on a time table with videos

• Sell props and wardrobe

• Create a poll or survey

• Launch a game or sweepstakes

 

PROGRAMMING OF CONTENT

Insert polls, surveys throughout your content.

 

POSSIBLE OUTCOMES

Data collection and product purchase

 

CREATE A QUIZ OR TEST

Insert quizzes and tests into your content.

 

 

CREATE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE GAMES

Sizzle converts YouTube® into a create your own adventure game programming system. At the end of every video you may insert link options to your choice of numerous other videos, so that each video could have an outcome of 2 or more different choices for your audience to go to, depending upon which outcome of the last video they opted for.

Sizzle allows you to create multiple outcomes from each video. Does he kiss the girl? or does he ride off into the sunset on his chopper, alone? Shoot both, and brand your story options using Sizzle.

BRINGING OTHER STREAMING SERVICES INTO SIZZLE

Sizzle is a versatile platform that is made to pair relatively simply with other streaming or viewing libraries. To add your library of content into Sizzle for interactive, transactional and gamified experiences, contact us using the form to your right. Sizzle is equipped to import streaming media from many sources. Contact us using the form to your right, to discuss your needs.

 

HOT SPOTS – A HAND/EYE COORDINATION GAME:

Sizzle can create hand/eye coordination games that keep your audience watching and rewatching the same video, trying to touch all of the hot spots sequentially in order to win prizes and discounted offers. A YouTube video or commercial is brought Into Sizzle and Sizzle inserts random hotspots, noted as a visual icon (of your choosing) that appear for less than a second at a time. Ten hot spots are programmed to appear randomly over the content of your video. They will appear in completely random places on the screen and during the duration of the video which will substantially vary from play to play. Users with very fast hand/eye coordination, who get X number of hot spots touched in one pass of the video win an offer. If you get Y number of hot spots, you get a small prize. If the user is fastest enough in their hand/eye coordination, to touch all 10 randomly appearing visual icons, they win the grand prize, such as front row center tickets to a concert. This concept drives substantial extra views of content on YouTube, thereby increasing your commercial revenue by increasing your total number of views.

a) Custom animations may be produced for your correctly touching the icon, along with tallies of icons found, and these may be tied to custom outcomes,

offers prizes, etc.

2. In an excel document, please delineate the following:

a) Tallied response of your choosing and delineation

b) Feedback that you want to share with the user at any point of the process

c) Choice of outcomes and the prizes or offers that each outcome will generate

d) All pertinent details for the prize or offer that are being provided.

 

TRY TO IGNORE OUR BRAND! GAME – A Mind Over Matter Game

a. Draw attention to your brand by demanding that they ignore it! Sizzle YouTube offers a retina scan that knows with about 85% accuracy where the user’s eyes are looking at all times. A wise brand will bring their product into Sizzle with a simple contest. Put their brand at the top of the page. Put a colored box or other item at the bottom of the page. Set the rules for the user to ignore their brand completely, for 60 seconds. Once the user registers their eyes are in place, the brand creates fun distractions to pair with their brand, defying the user not to look at it in order to win. Winning can be an offer, like a discount on a purchase of anything that is a good fit for the brand. But consumers will be intrigued that Sizzle can watch how their eyes work, and they will enjoy playing the game to see if they have the self control to ignore the top of the screen no matter what for 60 seconds.

i. Custom animations may be produced for your correctly looking only at the bottom, along with tallies of times you looked up, and these may be tied to custom outcomes, offers prizes, etc.

b. In an excel document, please delineate the following:

i. Tallied response of your choosing and delineation

ii. Feedback that you want to share with the user at any point of the process

iii. Choice of outcomes and the prizes or offers that each outcome will generate

iv. All pertinent details for the prize or offer that are being provided.

 

OFFERS AND PRIZES:

1. Photos to represent each item. 6 photos max for each item. Format: 1000 x 1000 px RGB JPEG

2. Video to represent each offer or prize. (optional) 1 video max Format: mp4, 600 bit rate (kbps) Codec: H.264

3. Description of each offer or prize

4. Shipping costs for each offer. Prizes must ship at your expense or be redeemed at a location of your choice.

5. Time limitation for each offer or prize

6. Quantity limits on offers and prizes to be distributed

 

OFFER AND PRIZE REDEMPTION:

1. In Sizzle Shop: Product must be inserted into the Sizzle Shop. Please review Sizzle Shop requirements.

2. Your website, Shopify or other website: Specific URL for redemption. Sizzle will provide a tracking pixel for insert into your site.

3. Physical Location: Address and time of operation.

Specific instructions for redemption. Choice of 4 digit PIN for prize validation.

 

CREATE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE GAME

A. The YouTube® Video Is brought Into Sizzle and Sizzle’s space matrix is applied to your game. At the end of each video, user must choose one

of several possible next choices… A or B or C? Whichever one they choose, you have another YouTube® Video Standing by to carry the story to the next chapter.

B. In an excel document, please delineate the following:

i. Provide a branching storyline script that shows which video choices lead to which outcomes, so ultimately every branch of your story comes to a conclusion. You may branch as many videos together as you wish, using Sizzle Space Matrix to properly assign options and buttons for your audience to act on those options.

ii. Feedback that you want to share with the user at any point of the process

 

VIDEO REQUIREMENTS:

1. Review information requirements on page 5 (YouTube® Transactional requirements)

2. Format: mp4, 600 bit rate (kbps) Codec: H.264

 

TO SELL VIDEO BEHIND A PAY WALL:

1. To sell multiple videos – Provide each video as a separate file to the format specs above. Titles of videos and sales packages must be delineated.

a. Title

b. Length

c. Package of Videos Title (if any)

d. Price

e. Discounts (if any)

f. Interest in creating an offer or prize with this video package

 

TO SELL MERCHANDISE FROM VIDEO HOSTED ON SIZZLE:

1. In Sizzle Shop: Product must be inserted into the Sizzle Shop. Please review Sizzle Shop requirements.

2. Your website, Shopify or other website: Specific URL for redemption. Sizzle will provide a tracking pixel for insert into your site.

3. Physical Location: Address and time of operation.

Specific instructions for redemption. Choice of 4 digit

PIN for prize validation.