Janet Giesen is Vice President of Business Development at Shutterstock. She runs integrated partnerships, co-marketing initiatives, and data deals for the company. Before joining Shutterstock, Janet managed affiliate and digital media partnerships for American Express OPEN. Janet holds an MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business, a Professional Certification in Publishing from Columbia’s School of Journalism, and a BA from Boston College.
In this interview, Janet talks about the Shutterstock Plug-in for PowerPoint on Mac.
Geetesh: Janet, you recently made available to Mac users your popular Shutterstock plug-in for PowerPoint. Can you tell us more about what motivated you to do so?
Janet: After the initial rollout of our new add-in for Microsoft PowerPoint on Windows, users were thrilled with the functionality that lets you search, preview, and insert images from our collection directly into their slides. Soon after, we started receiving requests for the add-in to be made available for Mac, so we worked with Microsoft to make the Mac version a reality.
Now, millions of Mac and PC users who rely on this presentation tool to create sales decks, marketing presentations, and new business proposals can access the Shutterstock collection of over 90 million images to visually enhance their content and create impactful presentations that engage audiences.
Geetesh: Can you share some insights into how users are accessing Shutterstock content through the PowerPoint plug-ins?
Janet: We are continuously assessing user engagement and have found that customers who installed the plug-in are frequently coming back for more, and they are engaging with the curated collections inside the plugin for inspiration before searching for images with keywords.