LEGO has found huge success with its video marketing strategy, and has millions of followers who engage with its content online. But it may be missing a trick by not uploading enough native videos to Facebook.
With video consumption sky-rocketing across all devices and all demographics, brands need to make video marketing a central component of their online promotional campaigns. No longer can brands continue to ignore YouTube if they want to reach their target audience.
If you haven’t visited the 2014 Reel Video Summit site lately, check it out today! The ReelSummit, which will be held July 24-25 at the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco, will feature more experts, gurus, and brands than Dorothy discovered on the Yellow Brick Road.
Creating consistent, interesting, and relevant video content can be a daunting task, particularly if you are relying on that content to drive sales or other types of conversion. Luckily there are some fantastic, free tools on the market that can help you identify trending topics to give you plenty of ideas.
The call-to-action stage is where we hope to influence the viewers onward journey, providing them with a compelling reason to take a suggested action. But strangely, this all important stage is often 'hard wired'. In 99% of videos it will be to contact the company, place an order or some other similar definite action. So, is there a better way?
Getting wood for a cause, who'd have thought it was a real thing! Well from some marketing geniuses comes a spurt of fresh air as they tied video viewing to tree planting for Arbor Day. Did the campaign get a rise out of its members? If you've read ahead, or get my meaning, you already know that was the whole point of the exercise. Well done marketers, millions salute you.
The next two years will radically up-end the notion that it’s too costly for small businesses to make valuable videos. The ROI on enterprise video – which can’t yet be easily measured - but, when done right, is obviously positive - will skyrocket. But what lessons can be learnt from those in TV that have gone before?
Most companies have long-established ideas about how to set attainable goals for more traditional campaigns such as newsletters, event sponsorships and emails, but online video marketing campaigns are a fairly new addition to the toolkit and sometimes there are unrealistic expectations for this medium. Find out how to set more realistic goals.
In an ad that made its debut during yesterday's Oscar's ceremony, Google showed video creator's some big love as they acknowledged the art of storytelling and the dedication, tenacity, and vision needed to bring video content to the masses. We love you too Google.
Due to its sheer size and popularity, YouTube has always commanded the lion’s share of the attention and buzz when it comes to video marketing. However, it’s important to look beyond YouTube and consider additional video distribution networks,
Before you commit precious marketing resources and budget to creating your corporate or branded video, ask yourself 7 honest questions about why you are making it and who is going to see it. Raising these questions, and providing well thought-out answers, will ensure you’re telling the strongest story possible.