At the end of each year, we enjoy looking back at all we’ve accomplished and how we’ve grown as a company.
Back in 2022, we looked back at the previous twelve months and thought we’d had a busy year.
It was our biggest year yet. Until now.
2023 simply blew 2022 out of the water.
Acquisition By ITG
Back in May, we were excited to announce that our company had been acquired by the Inspired Thinking Group (ITG) – joining their technology division, Storyteq, to augment their award-winning creative marketing and automation platforms.
For anyone not familiar with ITG, they are an agency of over 1,300 employees, focused on transforming the way global brands do marketing, with a client list that includes L’Oréal, Jaguar Land Rover, Heineken, and PUMA. Storyteq, the marketing technology arm of ITG, produces innovative solutions to allow customers to scale their creative production across channels and markets in a fraction of the time.
The fit was very clear from the get-go, with ReviewStudio providing Storyteq customers access to our leading proofing software and enabling a seamless review and approval process. While we remain an independent company and product, coming under the ITG/Storyteq umbrella has given us access to considerable expertise and resources that come with supporting some of the world’s largest brands.
The New Dashboard
In October, we launched the last piece of a complete overhaul of the ReviewStudio platform. The first stage was the Review Canvas which was launched in late 2022. This final stage overhauled the rest of the platform and included major enhancements to both performance and features.
- Batch uploading HTML Links
- Simpler guest user management
- A Much improved mobile experience
- Options to rename files
- File selection for batch actions
- Exporting a CSV report of a given view
- And much more
A huge thanks to the dozens of customers who beta-tested this new release for us – your constructive feedback really helped to bring it all together.
Very early in the year, we launched Approval and Workflow Automations. Many organizations have content that needs to be routed through multiple stakeholders for input and approvals in a timely manner. Without an automated system, it’s too easy for approvals to fall behind schedules.
Using approval workflow automations, an Admin can now define workflow automations and follow them as a Review moves through various stages to completion.
We entered “a new dimension” with the support for 3D annotation. An important part of the creative workflows of many design, architecture, CGI, gaming, and ecomm projects, we offer the ability to interactively mark up 3D content from any angle.
And Then Some
And there was so much more. We revamped our knowledge base and set up a new ticketing system. We published nearly fifty articles on creativity, productivity, and collaboration on our blog. We became ISO 27001 compliant. We relaunched our website. We updated our branding – including an entirely new logo.
This year, we also put a big focus on growing and building our team. We added to our customer services and developer team and invested in several great get-togethers and team-building activities.
With the Storyteq tailwinds behind us, ReviewStudio is embarking into a new era of creative collaboration. As ever, we are committed to helping you simplify your creative review and approval process – saving you time and allowing you to find greater productivity in your creativity and collaboration.
We look forward to working with you in the new year and thank you for your continued support.
On behalf of the entire ReviewStudio team, we’d like to wish you and yours a very happy holiday season!