Necessary? We can't say for sure because there's always "that one" situation. Suggested? Absolutely! It is no secret that video marketing is on the rise exponentially and taking over our content marketing platforms near and far. From social media networks and web pages to digital billboards and other displays, there has never been a time where video marketing has played such an impactful role in the way brands get messages to their audiences. YouTube is now the 2nd largest search engine in the world, next to Google. YouTube processes more than 3 billion searches a month and 100 hours of video are uploaded every minute (source). If your content marketing strategy does not include video, it's time to get filming, or if thats not your specialty, contact a CT Video Marketing Agency! Check out the infographic (source) below to see some more eye opening information regarding the impact that video marketing is playing in todays market.
We’ve all seen our fair share of poorly made corporate videos. You know the ones we mean: The script is cliché; the volume never seems to be exactly right; and within a minute of viewing, your eyes are already glazed over! We are now ushering in the next generation of digital cinema so be ready. Companies are beginning to focus more and more on the Internet and specifically online marketing videos because simply, they sell. Videos are interactive and engage the viewer while also entertaining them. They have the ability to show a product or service in action while also presenting a consistent message and reinforcing brand recognition. Not only is video production cost-effective, but also people are 72% more likely to purchase a product or service after seeing a video for it. Motion creates emotion and engaging the viewer with a video can be an extremely persuasive marketing technique.
If a picture says a thousand words, then how many words can a video say? Five thousand? Ten thousand? No! A mere one minute video is equivalent to a staggering 1.8 million words. Video marketing thus serves not only as a source of entertainment, but also as a potent form of advertising. A one minute video, however, can become speechless without a sense of compatibility between its topic and its visual style. Essentially, choosing the best visual style for a video marketing campaign can optimize those 1.8 million words. Exploring the past work of a particular CT video production company is an easy way to determine whether or not the company's unique visual style will compliment the content of the marketing campaign. Here is a list of three popular visual styles seen in video marketing campaigns.