4 Video Marketing Metrics You Should Be Using

4 Video Marketing Metrics You should Be Using

Figuring out what “success” looks like before you even begin to think about commissioning your next video project is super important. After all, how will you judge the results if you haven’t defined what would make a successful video?

Cue video metrics.

And because you don’t have hours to figure out what you should and shouldn’t be measuring, we’ve done the hard work for you.

Here are 4 video marketing metrics we use (and recommend our clients use) to determine the success of video projects.

View count

Perhaps the very first step in measuring the success of your video is the view count. But whilst this little metric is simple, it’s actually the most deceptive of all!

Checking how many times your video has been viewed will tell you the reach of your content, which is great if your objective is to reach as many people as possible.

But you should be aware that what constitutes a view on some sites, is very different to others.

For example, YouTube count a view after 30 seconds of the content has been watched, but Facebook counts a view after just 3 seconds.

You should bear this in mind when analysing the views on each of these platforms, as Facebook could likely (seemingly) outperform YouTube in terms of views.

But don’t be disheartened if your video views aren’t what you expected them to be – they really are just the first step in measuring success.

Engagement

Unlike view count, we can actually take some real feedback by looking at the engagement of a video.

Engagement defines how much of your video a view has watched, and this number is shown as a percentage.

As you can imagine, the higher the number the better.

The engagement figure will also tell you an overall average, which is how much all viewers watched.

The engagement metric will allow you to measure the quality and usefulness of your video in general and will help you make decisions about the type of content you produce in the future.

Using an engagement graph you can see how much your audience watched and re-watched, and when they stopped watching too.

Like view count, low engagement rate doesn’t mean your video was a failure, and there are some other metrics you can use to further understand how it was perceived by your audience.

More about improving the engagement of your videos in our blog post next month.

Click through rate

It’s likely you’ll have measured click-through rate before, either on your website or maybe in Pay Per Click campaigns such as Google Adwords.

In video terms, the click-through rate (CTR) is how many people click on whatever your call to action is in your video.

Arguably one of the most important metrics, the CTR will indicate how well your video encouraged viewers to take action.

The CTR is particularly important if you want your audience to do something after watching your video – like completing a form on your website or visiting a particular page.

 Conversion rate

The conversion rate is often the most accurate representation of the return on investment for a particular marketing activity; in this case video content.

The conversion rate is how many customers (or leads/enquiries) you have gained as a result of your video content. A conversion could be counted as filling out a form, subscribing to a newsletter or channel, buying a product or making a phone call.

Conversion rate is shown as a percentage and tells you what proportion of viewers actually took action.

This differs from the click-through rate, as it shows how many viewers completed the specified action, rather than just showed intent (for example, visited the web page where the form is).

Setting up some goals in Google Analytics is a good way to monitor conversion rate, and you’ll also have to think about your attribution model (more on this in another blog post!)

Going forward...

Make sure you are using at least all of the previously mentioned video marketing metrics to define the success of your video content, both before and after the commissioning of a new piece.

By doing so you will establish what success looks like and what you hope to achieve, which ultimately will ensure your video generates a return on investment.

Using Video to Grow Your Business

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In the fast-paced world which we live in, it’s becoming more and more important for businesses to take advantage of the different technologies available to them in order to reach their customers.

Arguably one of the most effective ways to do this is through video.

But how can video help grow your business successfully?

Video should support your wider business activity, and reinforce the pieces of the puzzle mentioned above. So where to begin? Following our tips is a good place to start…

Tip 1 – Make Your Brand Memorable

If your business is to grow, it’s crucial you set yourself apart from your competitors. Your product or service offering should be memorable and get people talking.

So how can video help you with this?

Create promotional videos that boost brand awareness and encourage engagement from your audience. These shouldn’t be a hard-sell, but a way of getting customers to engage with your brand.

Your video shouldn’t lose sight of your brand’s identity – and it should personify exactly what your company is about.

Industry experts agree that video is one of the strongest tools when it comes to building your brand.

We can help tell your business's story, in the right way. Check out Brand Story Videos here. 

Tip 2 – Build Customer Confidence

Everyone knows it’s much easier to get more business from your existing clients than attract new ones, and video can play an important role in this.

Use case studies and testimonials to market why your customers should continue to buy from your business.

Not only is this kind of content great for reengaging with existing customers, it’ll also help new customers who are in the final stages of the decision process, make that final decision to use your business.

Here at Bakehouse we can help turn endorsements into business performance. Find out more here.

Tip 3 – Recruit Great People

You might be thinking – “What the heck has video got to do with recruiting staff?”.

Well, in our experience – a lot.

Video is a great way to communicate your business's values and why people should join your team.

Here at Bakehouse Productions we have produced a wide variety of videos for a whole host of different industries, to help attract and recruit the key people who will be instrumental in the growth of our client’s businesses.

One of the sectors using video to their advantage is education; where video is used not only to attract students and applications, but also teachers, trainers and staff.

Check out just one of the videos we have created for a client in this sector here.

Start growing your business with video today

Now is the perfect time to invest in video as part of your marketing strategy, and we have helped hundreds of business across Yorkshire, The Humber and the rest of the UK generate real results through purposeful video marketing.

Whether you have little or no idea how you imagine your business to be represented using video - we can help.

Get in touch today with your ideas, aims and objectives, and we'll get the ball rolling.

Email hello@bakehouseproductions.co.uk or call 01482 778185 today.

What is Ephemeral Content & Why Should I Be Using It?

What is Ephemeral Content?

Ephemeral content is content that only lasts for a short period of time before disappearing, and it’s becoming increasingly popular thanks to the likes of Snapchat.

With Instagram and Facebook hot on its heels, it’s clear to see that this type of content is here to stay. But ‘Why should I be using it?!’, we hear you cry! Let Bakehouse explain…

It’s authentic

There’s something about this disappearing, time-limited content that creates a real sense of authenticity.

Sure, your polished, branded content is great too. But we’re increasingly seeing that consumers who choose to follow brands on Instagram or Snapchat are reporting increased trust and more excitement for the brand on the whole.

Increased trust in your brand = a greater chance they’re going to buy from you.

No one likes missing out

FOMO (or Fear of Missing Out) is no longer reserved for that great Netflix show everyone is bingeing, it’s now what consumers are experiencing when they don’t check out what their favourite brands are upto on social media.

Try using video for Q&A sessions or how-tos, that your audience won’t find anywhere else. This kind of content coupled with FOMO will have them tuning in more regularly.

Publishing exclusive ephemeral content on certain platforms will allow you to drive traffic there from other channels; using FOMO to your advantage!

It offers a BTS view

That’s “behind the scenes” to you and I.

Everybody loves a sneak peek, a behind the scenes view of what’s going on. Not only does it add to the authenticity of your brand, but it’s another factor that will keep your audience coming back for me.

Manufacture a product? How about showing the production process?

Offer services? Why not showcase the prep work that your team put in to deliver such a service?

The possibilities for behind the scenes video content really are endless! Not sure where ot start? We’d be happy to advise you!

Mobile heavy

The great thing about ephemeral content is that it doesn’t have to be expensive – in fact, it can be produced by anyone with a smartphone (and that’s a whopping 77% of adults, in case you were wondering!)

With no need for fancy equipment, ephemeral content is accessible for businesses and brands of all sizes – from your start-ups to your multi-million-pound companies.

Amazing engagement

You probably already know that visual content is 40 times more likely to be shared by your audience on social media.

Yes, you read that right. FORTY TIMES MORE LIKELY.

Not only is visual content more likely to be shared far and wide, it also provides super high engagement as a result. And an engaged audience is a warm audience.

To wrap it up…

It’s clear that ephemeral content isn’t going anywhere, but don’t feel limited by its expiry date fashion.

Use that to your advantage to show a real, authentic side to your business, and engage with your customers in a fun, friendly way!

Bakehouse are experienced in crafting all different kinds of video content, lots of which would work perfectly for platforms like Instagram and Snapchat. Get in touch today to figure out how you can incorporate ephemeral video content into your marketing mix.

Talk to us today – call 01482 778185 or email hello@bakehouseproductions.co.uk

Using Video in Email Marketing

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Video is quickly becoming the go to tool for marketers, and with no other medium able to communicate as quickly or effectively, it’s easy to see why.

Video has a variety of uses in your marketing strategy, but have you considered using it in email marketing?

Just ask yourself if you’d like…

  • More conversions?
  • Better brand awareness?
  • To educate your audience?

Then you need to be using video in your email campaigns, but don’t just take our word for it.

In a study carried out by the good people at eMarketer, more than half of marketing bods who opted to use video in email campaigns saw better click-through rates, more shares and forwards, along with greater time spent reading the email itself.

In other words, their audience was more engaged.

But where to start? Lucky for you, our expert team have compiled their top tips for video email marketing success!

1.   Create a Mini Series

Breaking your content down into smaller chunks to create a series of videos may help to keep your audience excited and anticipating what is to come.

2.   Strong Call to Action

Make sure both your video and email have a call to action so your audience know what to do next.

Try asking a question then invite your audience to share their response on social media, or how about asking them to fill out a short form?

Other examples include sign up for a webinar, enter to win, vote, find out more or watch another video.

3.   Test “Video” In Your Subject Line

Including the word “video” in your subject line may actually make your email more appealing to your audience in their inbox, so consider A/B testing 2 different subject lines to test.

Most email marketing software will allow you to run automated A/B tests, with the winning version being sent to the majority of your database.

4.   Ditch Autoplay

Research suggests that Autoplay doesn’t actually help your audience to engage, and could actually put them off. Make it clear there’s a video there to watch – either embed it or include a ‘Play’ button, then let your audience watch it in their own time.

So, to recap…

If you’re still not sold that using video in email marketing is for your business, here’s just a handful more benefits you’re likely to reap from doing so…

  • Videos get your message across easily
  • They save time – both your business’ and your audience’s – by getting information across quickly and succinctly
  • It’s proven that viewers feel more positive about a given product after watching a video – you could go viral!

If all of that wasn’t enough to persuade you, then consider this… Video email marketing helps to improve your Google search ranking, meaning your existing and potential customers can find your business easier.

Need help with business video production in Hull? Bakehouse Productions have helped hundreds of businesses like yours get their message across through video!

Talk to us today – call 01482 778185 or email hello@bakehouseproductions.co.uk

 

How Can B2B Businesses Effectively Use Testimonial Videos?

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We've heard it all before: testimonial video content is ‘nice-to-have’, but there are budget and time restrictions, and the final result may not be worth the time and effort. Right? Wrong. Testimonial videos should be an essential tool in your customer communication toolkit, especially if you are a B2B business. 

Testimonial videos are very cost effective and are far easier to create than you might think. If you’re offering an excellent service or product, then you'll definitely have some enthusiastic customers who are happy to share what a great experience they’ve had.

By capturing their feedback on video, people will see the genuine satisfaction on your client’s faces in video format, rather than just reading written testimonials, which don’t come across in quite the same way.

Just take a look at these (Forbes) stats...

  • A third of all time spent online is spent watching video content.
  • 59% of all company decision-makers would rather watch a video than read an article or blog post.
  • 65% of business decision-makers visit a company’s website after watching its video content.
  • 70% reported that video performed better than other content in terms of conversions (ReelSEO). Furthermore 82% said they had success overall with B2B video marketing campaigns (Vidyard).

The numbers don’t lie. If your business isn’t using video content to promote itself, you’re way behind the times. And the longer you put creating video content off, the further behind you’ll fall.

The benefits of using testimonial videos for B2B

The audience for B2B video content isn’t like B2C; creating something memorable that resonates is obviously important, but what’s more important is affirming that you can bring value to a customer’s business. Video Testimonials are the key to B2B businesses cracking video content. They create trust, because prospective clients can see real value in your offering, through a genuine customer’s perspective.

If another business is going to work with you, they need to see what you have done for others, and also feel that they can trust your product or service. And what better way to win them over than with positive feedback from existing business clients? It’s important for prospective clients to see other people’s point of view, rather than just hearing about how great you are directly from you, which somehow isn’t quite as believable.

According to a survey by BrightLocal, 85% of consumers turn to online reviews to determine whether or not a local business is reputable. That’s exactly what a testimonial video is, a review of your product or service, in visual form, which makes it appear more believable and trustworthy.

How to use testimonial videos

B2B business can use testimonial videos to show off their product or service, as well as create engaging web content. Not only will users absorb and retain more of the information than if you’d offered it in body content, making them more likely to convert, but video views on your site send positive ranking signals to search engines, as users are recorded as interacting with your site, rather than passively scrolling.

As well as using testimonial videos on your website, and sending them to prospective clients, you can use them to generate brand awareness. Don’t just use your testimonial videos on your website, promote them across several popular video platforms such as Vimeo and YouTube. Testimonials can be used for social media and advertising campaigns, sent out in information packs, and placed at key places in the user purchase journey on your site.

As we mentioned, testimonial videos are far simpler to create than you might think. You don’t need to interview your clients for hours on end, you only need to ask them a few simple questions, such as:

  • What were the issues the speaker’s business was facing?
  • How did your business help?
  • What were the tangible results (use exact figures, don’t just say ‘they improved things’)?
  • Why would they recommend your business?

Testimonial videos also don’t have to be done in the traditional sense. If you’re up for getting creative, you can approach things slightly differently. For example, testimonial videos can be used to show off customer reviews and demonstrate how your product or service works at the same time, so you get double the benefit.

Keep in mind that customers don’t have to be interviewed via a green screen, you can film them in all sorts of interesting locations. Testimonial videos can be used as a way to show off your business premises and facilities, we can interview people in eye catching locations that way your video more visually appealing.

We are extremely flexible in our approach to online videos and we love to get stuck in and produce creative testimonial videos as well as straightforward testimonial videos that deliver every time. Get in touch today to discuss how we can help you to produce stand out b2b testimonial video content.

Regular video content for social media

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Bakehouse is pleased to bring you Scoff, our regular video and photography content service to feed your social media animal.

We all know that Social Media is a hungry beast. The minute breakfast is served he’s asking for lunch. To stay fit and healthy Social needs feeding, we’re here to help you with portion control.

Scoff is a social media ready-meal. Perfectly formed pieces of microcontent - pictures and videos to you and me - to feed your Social. A well fed social media will play nicely with passers by, encouraging them to say hello more often and maybe even pop around for a coffee.

Scoff takes the pain out of making fresh social media content. We visit regularly (you can decide how often) to capture, edit and package up video and images for you to share on your social channelsSimple, effective visual content for your social marketing.

Example dishes

Scoff content is tailored around your business. Here are some ideas to get started…

  • Customer testimonials
  • How to videos
  • Meet the team videos
  • Video headshots
  • Interviews
  • Guided tours
  • Product introductions
  • Seasonal messages
  • Company announcements
  • Visual sales materials
  • Behind the scenes videos

… the options are endless - it’s all about keeping your audience interested, engaged and sharing.

A bit more about microcontent

Microcontent is an internet marketing term given to small, easily digestible chunks of information, ideally suited to sharing on social media. We make visual content, images and videos, to support your wider marketing efforts. There are 100’s of studies and statistics to support the view that people prefer visual information. They consume more of it, remember it for longer and take action more often because of it.

With the best will in the world, many organisations struggle to maintain a ready supply of content for their social media. We can help you by creating and managing a structured approach to creating content. We look after the frequency and content ideas (or help you to develop your own content ideas), leaving you to manage posting to social media and engaging with your followers.

Scoff for agencies

We all know that catering for bigger parties can be tricky, especially if it’s for a bunch of rowdy Socials. Scoff can be white labelled by your agency allowing you to concentrate on front of house (that’s right, we’re going to wring this food metaphor out to the very end).

We’ll take away the pain of creating briefs for social content by simply getting on with it. We’re experienced video experts and marketers - we know what works and how to develop content in line with brand values and required outcomes. We concentrate solely on making visual content to support your existing social media contracts.

Of course small businesses can compete in video marketing!

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Too many small business owners see video marketing as something that isn’t within their grasp.

It’s not just the big boys that are making an impact with online video. You don’t have to have a multi-million pound budget to strike a chord with your audience. Sure, there’s the John Lewis and Coca Cola ads of the world, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

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There’s a growing collection of small businesses that have seized their right to capitalise on video marketing. They’ve entered the video marketing arena and won, and sometimes with the most simple yet genius concepts and smallest of budgets.

The truth is, your business is unlikely to get the traction it desires by only posting corporate content. Video is a much more engaging way to deliver your message and speak to your audience in a way they like to be communicated with. According to Dr. Liraz Margalit, Ph.D.

“It’s much easier for us to become emotionally attached to something we watch in a video than something we read in an article.”

A new report from Magisto states that 85 percent of small businesses are currently using video or intend to use video in the near future, and two-thirds of small businesses create marketing videos at least four times a year.

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The platforms are there for the taking

The plethora of video marketing platforms we have at our fingertips are available to all. Small businesses can put videos out on channels like YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat just like multinational brands can. They may not have the audience initially, but if your video hits the mark, it will soon gain traction. With these exciting platforms waiting to be utilised, why wouldn’t you test out the power of video marketing?

Facebook video seems to have made an impact on audiences. There are now more than 50 million small businesses on the social network, and over 8 million video views on the platform a day. Facebook video appears to be working particularly well for small businesses.

Examples of small business video successes

You probably need to see it in order to believe it right? A growing collection of small businesses are cracking the video marketing code and making waves with viral videos. Here are a few examples:

August Oak Woodwork -  Recipe videos like this wonderfully simple idea “cooking” a box video, which has over 19,651,779 views, 103,913 likes and over 250,000 shares.

Bullfrog Spas - small budget YouTube series, “The Principal”. They were a finalist for Best Content Marketing Video Series at the 2015 Content Marketing Awards.

First Kiss  - a video created on a £1100 budget, which took the internet by storm and has had 120,586,162 views.

Creativity wins

All it takes is a little creativity, and carefully considering how to target your audience. Some of the very best videos out there are based on surprisingly straightforward concepts, or they're simply things that haven’t been done before. If you take the normal formula or concept, and give it a new spin, like the cooking in a box video, you can take people by surprise and make a real impact.

This is how small businesses can win with video, through creativity, and working with a video company who possess the talent and ingenuity to create videos that inspire, evoke emotion, wow and sometimes, shock.

The growth of online video

Cisco predicts that 82% of all internet traffic will be video-related by 2020. So, in a few short years, those small businesses that don’t embrace video in some way will struggle to have a voice. Soon, video won’t be a choice for small businesses, it will be a necessity.

Ten ways to deploy video in your business

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You’ve almost certainly come across the idea that your business should be using videos to promote itself.

And maybe you’ve considered the possibility of saving yourself some time in presenting training sessions through recording the seminar and creating a video for the future.

But really, what’s all the fuss about video in comparison with written copy?

After all, the internet is based on text content.

Isn’t it?

While it would certainly be true to say that there are some people who prefer to read words online than watch video; it is also true that there are still people who print out their emails before reading them.

Cisco predict that 82% of all internet traffic will be video-related by 2020. (OK, video takes up more bandwidth, but that’s still an enormous amount of video being watched).

The key point, of course, is that the majority or people prefer to spend their time online watching videos, not reading words.

People like video.

Which is why your business should take advantage of this fact and tap into what your audience already prefer, rather than trying to force them to do something they’re not quite so keen on.

Here’s our list of the 10 most important ways your business can use video.

1) Video for Sales & Marketing

In the same manner as your website being a “shop window” to the world (to use a somewhat retro phrase), video can act like a 24/7 salesperson, continually pushing out your message.

So your potential clients can have the impression of human contact with you, even outside of your working hours.

Video provides that personal touch that you simply can’t convey adequately with the written word alone.

‘People buy from people’ is an oft-quoted truism about sales and marketing – so presenting a human face, in the form of a video, is far more likely to get your potential customers engaged with your content, compared to a page of words.

And we’re no doubt all familiar with the idea that videos of phones in blenders and grumpy cats can ‘go viral’ – leading to a huge influx of traffic to your site.

But don’t just take our word for it – there are plenty of statistics to back up the fact that video is an essential component of a successful business marketing strategy.

2) Video for SEO

SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) is the process of ensuring your site appears ranked well in relevant searches that people perform on Google.

YouTube – a site based purely on video content - is the world’s second largest search engine by volume of searches. So clearly you can tap into a large market if you can feature your videos on YouTube.

Another obvious thing to point out here, as well, is that Google owns YouTube. Which is one of the reasons you see so many YouTube clips appear in the Google search results.

But, more importantly, it shows you how important Google considers video content to be.

Outside of this Google connection, it’s not always explained very clearly as to why video content works well for search rankings. 2 well-known factors for successful SEO provide the key here:

Inbound links – people are more likely to link to video content, as they’ve found it more engaging themselves and are more likely to want to share it with others.

Time spent on the page – people engage with the video more, so spend more time on the page, which is often considered to be a positive factor for SEO (see this post about “dwell time” for more info).

The bottom line is - if your business is keen to generate traffic through SEO, you need to be looking at video to increase your chances of getting good rankings.

3) Video for Email Marketing

Statistics suggest that an incredible 200% - 300% increase in open rates can be achieved simply by including video in your emails.

Not only that, after watching a video, 64% of customers are more likely to buy a product.

(Info above – plus many more interesting stats – taken from this post about video stats).

So it’s clear that the use of video in your email communications can significantly increase the effectiveness of your email marketing efforts, with not only higher open rates and click throughs to your site, but also an increase in conversions over non-video content.

4) Video for Internal Training

Practical demonstrations of something in use are much better than a written document for imparting info, so using video for your Onboarding seminar and Health and Safety training should help the message sink in much more than a simple document would

And another great thing about using video in this way is it saves you time, as you can simply record the training once and not have to give up your own / a trainer’s work time in the future to impart the same message. Plus the video is available to be viewed at all times of day and in any location, so you don’t have to block out time or a meeting room.

Some methods you may not have originally thought of for creating your training videos include:

Screen capture videos – which are particularly useful for software training.

Role play training – generally considered to be particularly effective for sales and customer service training.

Webinars are another marketing / training tool you should consider developing – especially those including questions and answers that you may not think of otherwise.

5) Video Demonstrations & Explainer Videos

There are a large number of popular fitness and yoga teachers (or similar) who utilise the medium of video - because they know it’s the easiest way to get someone engaged and following along with their movements exactly, rather than trying to follow diagrams in a book.

Product demonstrations, then, are certainly something you may be able to use for your own business, enabling your customers to get the most out of their purchases.

Explainer Videos – of the whiteboard type that have become increasingly popular in recent times - are well-known as a type of marketing tool to show off your knowledge and expertise.

But Explainer Videos can also help illuminate something that may not be easy to explain in words and can be used as a supplement for infographics or descriptions of processes, providing more engagement with the subject matter and ultimately more knowledge being taken in.

6) Video Records of Events / Meetings

Conference and event videos can be an extremely effective means of not only increasing the potential revenue from the event (selling the video copies to people who were unable to attend), they can also help act as a reminder of what took place, helping the information to sink in more than simply taking notes.

In a similar vein, recording office meetings can provide a very useful record of what has been said by whom – eliminating the type of mistakes that are often made when notetaking.

7) Video Testimonials & Reviews

Video testimonials are a great means of including the human touch when you’re looking to build credibility. Being able to show a real person on screen – rather than just someone’s name attached to a quote – really helps with identification and authenticity. (This is particularly true if you can film the testimonial at the other person’s place of work, so it’s obvious they are who they say they are).

Video reviews are another credibility aid. These are usually carried out by other people talking about your products or service, in the manner of the testimonials outlined above.

But there’s no reason you can’t also develop some video reviews of your own – for example, of the necessary software or components you utilise in the carrying out of your own business.

8) Video Blogging

The rise of the Vlogger – YouTube stars such as PewDiePie and the like - seems to have come from nowhere. But the reason they are so popular is the same reason we recommend businesses use video – people like watching video!

So if a YouTube star can make a very nice living simply from offering a daily slice of their own life online, surely as a business you can imagine a situation where you can successfully promote your offering in a similar manner?

We don’t suggest you go the full Vlog route and upload daily posts of you sat in your office reading spreadsheets.

But a weekly / monthly glimpse into the life within the walls of your business could well be a valuable way for you to build up that all important rapport with your clients and prospects.

9) Video on Social Media

Facebook have been changing their focus to have much more emphasis on video. Video advertising on the Facebook platform is now much more common, with a 360% increase in the amount of videos shown on Facebook (as per the stats in this article).

Several years ago, podcasts were assumed to be the next big thing – when data was costly and download speeds were slow.

However, it’s estimated 85% of Facebook videos are viewed with the sound off. This means people are keen to watch videos, but perhaps are doing so at work or in another environment where they don’t want to disturb others or let them know they’re watching it - yet more proof of the popularity of video content online.

Interestingly, as well, it shows how the words are perhaps becoming less important. If people are not listening to the sound, they won’t know what’s being said, so the actual video content itself is the key factor that draws you in.

Something you should probably consider when making your own video content.

10) Video Ideas You (or we!) May not Have Thought of

Interdepartmental introductions – where a firm’s individual departments uses video content to show the other departments what they do as a means of introducing them to the rest of the company.

A great use for video is in your company website’s About Us page – even maybe incorporating multiple people from the firm within the same video / multiple videos. Video used in this manner could be much more interesting than the standard text-based company intro.

Always On

Smartphones are now so commonplace as to have replaced the words “mobile” or “phone” in people’s consciousness. And obviously, one of the great capabilities of the smartphone is the ability to view video.

Many people are now connecting to wifi hotspots on a continuous basis and taking advantage of internet-based applications, such as whatsapp, to make phone calls – with the previous issues relating to data download costs, slowly disappearing.

You’re already trying to communicate with people – potential clients, existing customers, staff, suppliers – so why not use video to do it? As we’ve seen from the information above, people will be more engaged with it than they might be for simple text-based articles.

In Conclusion

So, to summarise, your business can attract and keep people’s attention in a much more engaging and satisfactory manner through using video than just using words.

And if we were to indicate why it is that every business should be using the power of visual content for their own purposes, in just 3 words - those words would be:

People like video!