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Landing Page Love: PerkStreet’s Facebook-like Testimonial Montage

image Not surprisingly, Google served a PerkStreet Financial ad in my Gmail account tonight (8:30 PM Pacific). I barely remember clicking it, but I started paying attention when I saw the virtual bank’s  landing page (see first screenshot; note 1).

PerkStreet uses a clever visual technique, one that’s familiar to Facebook users (note 2; fourth screenshot), a montage of "friends." In this case, they are not actual friends but 53 thumbnail photos each containing a customer testimonial via either webcam (18 of the thumbnails; second screenshot) or static photo with caption (35 thumbnails; third screenshot).

The bank tops it off with two easy-to-see Apply Now buttons. Nicely done. I Like it.


Landing page from Google Gmail ad (link)

Perkstreet landing page with "face montage" 

Clicking on a video testimonial launches a popup

Perkstreet customer testimonial (is that Alex?) 

Clicking on a static photo brings up a short written testimonial

Perkstreet static customer testimonial

PerkStreet uses Facebook’s "facepiles" social plugin on its blog (note 2)

Facepiles used on Perkstreet blog


1. I am calling it virtual because they are a pass-through to a third-party bank that holds the funds.
2. See our latest report, Banking on Facebook, published yesterday.