Who Uses This Software?

Small and medium business owners Marketing and digital agencies


Average Ratings

18 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Live Online
  • Support
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Slidely
  • slide.ly
  • Founded 2012
  • Israel

About Promo by Slidely

Promo enables advertisers to easily create videos for their Ads or even organic posts on any social media channel. Businesses simply choose from over 12 million premium video clips (or upload their own), add quality music from thousands of per-licensed tracks, then personalize with their text and logo all in a matter of minutes. Promo Videos are optimized for both mobile and desktop video advertising on social media.


Promo by Slidely Features

  • 3D Video Editing
  • Audio Tools
  • Brand Overlay
  • Collaboration
  • Media Library
  • Social Sharing
  • Speed Adjustment
  • Split / Merge
  • Supports HD Resolution
  • Text Overlay
  • Video Capture
  • Video Stabilization

Promo by Slidely Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Pricey and not enough options

May 16, 2018
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love the idea of throwing together a video for our customers, quickly. Also love the calendar suggestions for Promos to run. A lovely place to start coming up with ideas!

Cons: I know their pricing is comparable for others like them, but whew! That's more than we pay Shopify each month. And not all of our ads would be video.
So a slow month, where we only needed one video, would be a waste of capital.
I did ask their customer service for a pay as you download option (and it Too way to many tries to get a direct answer, which is why I gave them 3 stars for customer service) but you can only download if you have a subscription. So the try for free is not true. You can play with the editor for free. But as most said, it's nothing fancy. Instagram videos Perhaps some options for small businesses would be a good idea here. Love the convenience but hate the price, when we have so many other things we need to spend money on.

Overall: We got some good ideas but could not implement them.

Love this software!

May 04, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The user-friendly interface makes creating a promotional video a piece of cake. I am not technologically savvy at all but was able to make an amazing promo video within 10 minutes. I also love how big the database of videos to choose from is.

Cons: The only con I have is I wish there was a little more variety in being able to customize font & placement of font over the ads. There are only a few options for text placements and you aren't able to edit them.

Great way to create unique videos

Apr 05, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Promo is super simple and efficient at letting you create videos for advertisements. You choose a video, pick a music track and add calls to action if needed. You can then edit the video length to suit your needs.

Cons: Pricing isn't very expensive, but there are a few features that are missing. Also, despite having millions of videos to choose from, many of them are generic and are best suited for "B-roll" type content.

Idea is ok but their claimed flexibility is not what it seems

Mar 02, 2018
2/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Decent inventory of clips but that's about all I can say that I like.

Cons: According to their claim, you can do anything you want with their videos... but later on, after you dig through the site and ask numerous questions to their customer support, you get the reality. You can only edit the clips on their platform (useless if you have any editing skills in ordinary software), you can't edit anything you bought later, it can't be more than 15 seconds, etc etc.
For novices maybe it's an option. For anyone needing anything halfway professional, it's pretty much useless.

These "promotional videos" are nothing more than stock footage with text overlays

Feb 11, 2018
2/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The design of the website is very intuitive. The editor is also relatively easy to use. Perhaps the best part of Promo is that it has great customer support, with an easy-to-use chat feature.

Cons: First of all, the company claims to specialize in creating promotional videos for small businesses. It has a huge library of video templates, but when you look closer at the videos, they all look basically the same. Every video in the template library is simply stock footage with a simple text or graphics overlay. There is no animation except simple fading text. You could easily create better animation with Powerpoint.

Overall: Create generic stock footage videos with text overlays. That's pretty much all you can do with this program.

Vendor Response

by Slidely on February 13, 2018

Hello, I woud like to thank you for your feedback and rating our product. We currently provide close to 4 million licensed videos and an easy to use editor with many great new features coming out in next few months. One of our exciting new features will be fully flexible and comprehensive text animations. Stay tuned for future updates! We would also appreciate if you can email promosupport@slidely.com so we can further understand exact requirements you would need. Thanks

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Promo by Slidely is the Perfect Tool for Creating Facebook Ad Videos

Feb 08, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: What I like most about Promo by Slidely is that it makes perfect videos for my Facebook Ads. I don't have to worry about format or file size, they just work. Promo is simple to use, too. In minutes someone can go from a complete novice to a seasoned pro using this application.

I like that it handles both rectangular and square video. This way I can use it on both Facebook and Instagram with ease. The audio library is impressive. The selection is vast and the clips are easily sortable so I can find what I want. They're also available in various lengths and are easily edited for the perfect duration.

The biggest reason why I use Promo is the video clip library. They have a huge library of top quality video clips to use in your videos. This is the main thing that sets Promo apart from services like Animoto.

Cons: What I like least about Promo is that I cannot use more than one clip in a video and I can't make long videos. I have to use their stock format and length. This works for a lot of things, but it really limits my creativity.

Overall: Promo by Slidely allows me to make quality videos for my Facebook Ads auickly and easily.

Smooth process

Nov 02, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The variety of video options and the ease of use. It's intuitive to use and makes sense. Downloaded adding the videos from my stored videos is nice.

Cons: That I will lose the video credits on my account if I stop my subscription. I can't keep up when I don't have the client need for it.

I needed a commercial that was spunky and affordable and easy.

Oct 28, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I really love the quality of the videos provided and the ease of using the program. Adding and selecting the music and titles was so easy and fun, too! I did not even have to get my son to help me, it was easy for a grown up, like me! The direction are easy to follow and I was very pleased at how simple and fun this was! The price is perfect, too, high quality for a reasonable and affordable price.

Cons: An improvement would be to allow more text and maybe a little longer than 30 sec., perhaps 45 seconds.

Overall: My video was created in an hour and I was able to edit with ease. The commercial I created was posted on YouTube and on my website. The benefit is being able to produce a quality video in a short period of time, without spending hours and hours of my time trying to create something that looks professional. Saving time is saving money. I love PROMO!

Promo by Slidely has come in handy when it comes to making videos for FB advertising.

Oct 17, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: My favorite thing about Promo by Slidely is how easy it is to use. They already have videos and music you can select from without having to worry about copyright.

Cons: My least favorite thing about Promo by Slidely is that the customization of the slides/screens is a little limited.

I had a lot of fun making videos for our product.

Jul 17, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The software is very easy to use, the high quality videos are fun to watch, and the music is varied.

Cons: The promotional price was great, the subscription price was acceptable. But the automatically billed price went up without any warning, so I had to cancel.

Overall: It provides a low cost way to create an appealing promotional video.

It's been great.

Jul 17, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I really love how professional it looks, and how easy it is to set it up. The choices in topics are great.

Cons: It's not long enough. I would love for it to be a little longer and be able to put the logo on each slide.

I'm a bit dense and had trouble setting up my video. This was many months ago perhaps before any rec

Jul 17, 2017
3/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Your video and music libraries are extensive and I doubt it took me 10 minutes to find something that was perfect. However, I was unable to complete the video, but your customer support in the Ukraine was incredible each time. They went above and beyond to help me complete the video

Cons: I'm sorry I won't be much help here. All I remember was I could not complete the video and your customer support basically did it for me. Two thumbs way up!!!!! I'll be joining again as I prepare to build my online presence. I know you base the 15 second length of the videos on certain studies but I'd like to see them be a tad longer.

Great experience use it for social media

Jul 17, 2017
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The different choices you can make with sound as well. The way I have full control on what is shown and the music.

Cons: Applying the text. It takes me about 20 minutes to get the text into the box. I would like to see more graphics for Accounting/Bookkeeping.

Overall: Friends on Facebook like the design and music.

Super easy to use and extremely professional looking!

Jul 11, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love how easy it is to create videos and customize the audio. The selection of audio is also very comprehensive!

Cons: I wish there was some sort of warning about editing text sizes. My first promo was rejected by Facebook because the font was too large (since I increased the size from the default). Might be good to have a warning to users to keep the default size.

Overall: Allowed me to create professional looking marketing materials for each season.

Easy to use with great new text features.

Jul 11, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use and quality of music & images. It is a serious bit of software for small business online marketing.

Overall: The benefits are that I don't have to hire another company to make promotional videos. Gives me total control over the process but easy to use and high quality.

I love it!

Jul 11, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I find this VERY easy to use and intuitive. It's a great way to put together short videos that are to the point, without spending forever creating them myself.

Cons: I wish we had more font opportunities to match our branding. Please add Verdana or Cachet to the options or allow us to bring fonts from our PC.

Overall: Easy to use, great results!

This tool was attractive to our members. It helped us standout.

Jul 11, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The promo tool was quick and easy to use. It made us look professional at a very reasonable expense.

Cons: The labeling of music made it difficult to find the right track for the feel of the video. This is one area to improve.

Love! As a small business owner I wish there was a less expensive option. If only I were RICH!

Jul 11, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Love the ease. Great imagery. Fantastic service... great experience. Anyone can use it! Great for social media...

Cons: Would like a few more options for text. A bit more flexibility or some text effects. Maybe sound effects?