Updates to the SAS YouTube Channel

May 5, 2008

This post was kindly contributed by Key Happenings at support.sas.com - go there to comment and to read the full post.

If you didn’t subscribe to the SAS YouTube channel, you missed the employee video contest winners. Their charge was to create a video that explains SAS to people who don’t use our software and solutions.

It’s funny how we, SAS employees and customers, think that everyone knows all about SAS and what we do. I myself am shocked when I experience a conversation like the following. And I do have these conversations.

Fellow party-goer: So, what do you do?
Me: I manage the customer support web site for SAS.
Party-goer: SAS? What does that mean?
Me to myself: It’s Saturday; this is a party; do I want to talk about this now; will they understand; maybe I should try the shrimp.
Me to party-goer: (deep breath) SAS is a software company specializing in analytic solutions that help you manage your business by using data to understand current trends and get insight into the future of your business. I support our customers by working with internal teams to deliver good customer support on the web. (bright smile)
Party-goer (relived that I didn’t go on and on): Oh. Sounds interesting. Another drink?

Apparently, others have experienced this conversation as well, and they challenged the very talented SAS employees to create videos that explain SAS and what we do. The objective was to create a video that everyone would understand.

I’m not a member of the highly creative group of SAS employees; I don’t even own a video camera. But the talented SAS employees created some pretty cool videos. Check out the contest winner SAS Professionals and the other five finalists on YouTube.

The next time someone says “So, where do you work,” my answer will be “I work for SAS. Check us out on YouTube.” Ah. I do love a short answer.

So, check us out on YouTube. Maybe you can use this line too.

This post was kindly contributed by Key Happenings at support.sas.com - go there to comment and to read the full post.

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