Does Your Business Need More Video Content?
Rethinking the role of video in your organization
Myth: Only mega, Apple-esque brands, or creative brands can use video for their business growth.
Fact: Businesses of all sizes, verticals (no matter how dull their niche is), and business lifecycle stages (just started out, struggling middle stage, mature and rolling-in-money stage) need video to communicate, connect, and drive business goals.
It’s no longer a question of "Does my business even need video?", but more of a "How soon can I start creating way more videos?"
Video for business entails using video content effectively to fulfil your business goals in the best way possible.
Businesses leveraging the power of video to promote and grow a successful business are at a keen advantage. They’re grabbing a plethora of ROI-boosting, customer-grabbing, and getting-digitally-famous opportunities with both hands.
The demand for video is increasing with each passing second
70% of businesses plan to use video marketing this year and a staggering 82% plan to spend more on video.
Businesses are using video to drive real business results
Video users grow company revenue 49% faster year-over-year than organizations without video.
Video marketing delivers substantially higher ROI than it’s counterparts
Over 50% of marketing professionals world-wide name video as the type of content with the best ROI.
It’s no longer a question of whether a brand needs business video or not; the numbers prove that it does, and fast!
Video as the New Document:
Rethinking the Role of Video in Your Organization
You know video performs better than any other type of content, so the next question is what type of videos should you make to drive the best ROI for your business?
Well, you can’t pick and choose one video type. You need to create several different types of videos and interweave them together to drive your company’s core business objectives. That lays out the foundation of a lucrative video marketing strategy.
To get you started on your video marketing strategy, here are 6 ways you should be incorporating video in you organization:
1) Social media videos
Social video is the heart of digital marketing. Facebook alone generates 8 billion video views on average every single day.
Your customers are on social, so you need to be there to. There are many types of videos that can do extremely well on social networks; from ads and how-tos to fun short clips. But when you’re in your audience’s space competing with family pics, Linkedin updates, Instagram Stories and twitter memes, you need to be aware of how to create video content that fits. Learn best practices of each social network and adapt your style and purpose to suit.
2) Product videos
Who’d buy an online product blindly without clicking on that magic play button to learn more?
It doesn’t matter what your product or service is – a video will increase the odds they will buy. Fact. After all, 90% users state that product videos massively help in the decision process.
3) Internal videos
Gone are the days your staff will read lengthy shareholder updates or 20 page product PDF’s. You need to think about how video can increase staff engagement and empower your team to work better and smarter.
This is why more and more brands are jumping on the video bandwagon and improving workplace communication with internal videos.
4) Channel partner videos
Do you have channels that sell on your behalf?
Use video as your unfair advantage to educate and empower your partners. Not just info about the latest product, but also clips that they can use to promote your product or service to their audience. This will make them look on-the-ball and your product or service look even better.
Digital-savvy brands are using this video tactic to stand out in their industries, and you should, too.
5) Personalized sales videos
If you want to convince potential customers to buy your products or services, you need to build a build image that screams trust, authority, and is reachable. No one likes buying from bots, robots, or inhuman brands.
This is where personalized sales videos come in. They address your potential customer’s needs, wants, and desires and persuade them to buy in a non-salely way. Research has shown, a personalized sales video can increase email conversions by 500% or more.
6) Support videos
A video can make learning new products, skills, or processes a lot easier.
So get your support team to start making their support library, or an FAQ video series. It does it all; attracts, engages and converts potential customers.
However, the more videos you create, the more concerns arise about quality, cost, and building a scalable workflow that can handle it all. That’s where Wipster can help.
Here are some of the success stories:
NBCUniversal knows how critical it is to stay on top of media trends and to constantly look at ways to streamline their productions. Here's an inside look at how NBCUniversal creates, manages and distributes their content.
By sharing resources, ideas, and freeing up production lags, Shimano has been able to focus their attention on quality, strategy, and getting more videos out the door. Here is the full case study on how Shimano do video content.
As a trailblazing startup, Shopify never shied away from producing video and established a strong video first mentality. Here's the inside scoop on Shopify's video marketing strategy.
With one-click publishing from Wipster to Brightcove, efficiency meets intelligence. Now you too can harness the power of a finely-tuned video iteration loop.
In two short years, Time Inc’s Alabama office has shifted from 750 videos a year to over 2,000. Find out how this efficiency-focused video team creates high quality content with quick turnarounds for a social media age.
The dedication to beautifully crafted deliverables carries through to their content marketing campaigns where time and effort has been placed in creating fully integrated video campaigns across all facets of the marketing and sales funnel.
We spotlight 4th Avenue Media, a Seattle based marketing agency, who share their passions, challenges and ideal workflow with us.
We talk to Patrick Moreau of Stillmotion about the making of our case study, setting client expectations and staying true to your story.
See how three modern churches in America use state-of-the-art video production to share stories and inspire their members
Wipster case study with Patrick Moreau, of Stillmotion, talking about crafting remarkable stories, recent film projects and the launch of the Muse Storytelling Process.
In our latest Wipster case study we chat with the team at Retrospec Films to discuss what makes them unique and why business is booming.
On motion graphics, making accounting videos 'sexy', and giant leaps of faith.
Wipster sits down with the South-African born mograph artist to find out how it all began, and what's happening next.
LEAPframe is a versatile and fun-loving film and motion design company based in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Watch the video and read the Q+A with co-founder Brandon Faris to find out how fun, scalability and Wipster help to make them successful.
Wipster sits down with Heather McLendon, a production manager and assistant director at Innovalearn, a Georgia, US-based company specializing in e-learning solutions and training videos. Heather’s background is in theater, having worked previously as an actor and stage manager.
London-based Siân Fever is a freelance video editor working on a huge variety of projects from music festivals to feature films, short films, and commercials. She worked for MTV and a music content production company before becoming a freelancer two years ago. Wipster chats to Sian about music, inspiration, and finding your own unique creative voice.
Wipster sits down with Axel Lavin, founder of Norway-based video production company Stir. Axel Lavin has been working in animation and VFX for the last eight years. As a child he made films in his backyard and hasn’t looked back. Axel shares insights on taking risks and what it takes to be a great creative director.
Wipster sits down with Dave Collins, founder of Melbourne-based business video production company ANGRYchair. Having worked in television for five years, he gets a lot of inspiration from films and TV shows, and likes to use similar production concepts in his current work. He loves having such a varied job and filming something different every day.
Richard Squires has been a motion designer for more than 20 years. Originally from the UK, Richard has worked in London and New York and is now based in Melbourne where he has his broadcast design company Reg. He is inspired by the world around him and loves having the freedom to experiment.
Mark Boszko is an in-house video producer at The Omni Group, makers of fine Mac and iOS productivity software. Mark has worked across the industry and has been hooked on filmmaking since age five. He is inspired by a vast array of online resources and industry professionals. We were fortunate to sit down with Mark to better understand his thoughts on the importance of video, his video review and approval workflow, and the future of video.
Karl Drury is an in-house video producer at Xero. He films marketing material, case studies, internal videos for staff, and pieces for Xero TV. We were fortunate to sit down with Karl to better understand his thoughts on the importance of video, the differences between freelance and in-house video production, and his video review and approval workflow. Video is his life, and is rarely without a camera in hand.
We recently caught up with Verity Mackintosh, executive producer of Graci in the Kitchen, cooking show with a deliciously simple premise.
Hit Bigger Goals With More Video
Enlist Wipster’s help and take your business video marketing to next level. Wipster makes the whole journey infinitely easier; from having efficient video review and workflow, ensuring your video is spot on with Wipster Flow, uploading it with one click on all major platforms, to tracking your progress and engaging with your people in real-time.
Wipster has it all.
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