Why is Video Marketing Important to your Business?
Benefits, Statistics, and Video Marketing Inspiration
Video marketing involves using riveting videos strategically to promote your brand and convert your target audience. For years, video has been an important part of the marketing mix. But today, it’s a lot more than that. It is the crux of a results-driven digital marketing strategy.
Video content marketing isn’t limited to slapping a video on your YouTube channel, or creating a tv advertisement; it encompasses several forms and tactics.
There’s explainer videos to educate, product demos to convince, video testimonials to reassure, LOL Buzzfeed-esque videos to entertain, social videos to engage, emotional brand videos to attract, and so many other types of video that can form your video marketing strategy; all leading to one primary goal – create a wildly successful business.
Videos = Increase in Conversions
Here's the evidence:
- 70% of millennials watch a company video when shopping online.
- Studies have found that 84% of consumers have been convinced to make a purchase after watching a video and that 81% of businesses with an explainer video on their homepage said the video increased sales.
- Click-through rates increase by between 200%-300% when a marketing email contained a video.
Video is fast becoming the preferred way of consuming content online, with 78% of people watching videos online every week and 55% every single day.
More than 500 million hours of videos are watched on YouTube each day, with 72 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every 60 seconds. And the numbers just keep on increasing. Cisco states that within 1 year, nearly a million minutes of video will be shared every second.
Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, plans to turn Facebook into a video-first platform in the next 3 years.
Social video’s popularity is on an all-time high, as social platforms are introducing more and more features to encourage a video-first world. Think Instagram Stories, Facebook Live sessions and 360 degree videos, LinkedIn video, Twitter’s bite-sized videos, video ads and so much more.
You can see some of the success stories here:
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Caught up in endless reviews due to multiple stakeholders? Wipster, Brightcove and Deloitte met for an online pow wow to discuss building Deloitte’s successful 3-person internal video content strategy to drive engagement and increase productivity across 280,000 Deloitte employees. In this video marketing webinar recap, we’ll also cover tips for how your team can also build a successful video workflow.
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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.
Hit Bigger Goals With More Video
Consumers are demanding video content across all channels and at every stage of the buyers journey, so it’s time you give them what they want. This is where Wipster comes in.
Wipster helps creative and marketing teams create better video, faster by providing a seamless video workflow, from creative review and approval, through to publishing, analytics, and content iteration – all on one platform.
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Did you know that retailers can acquire up to 59% more customers during the holiday season? So whether you’ve just realized how important holiday season is, or you’d like to add more video content pieces in your holiday marketing mix, we’ve outlined quick and simple ways to make the most of this holiday season.
Did you know messages delivered through a story can be up to 22 times more memorable than just facts? It doesn’t matter what kind of video you’re creating; whether it’s a 10 second Instagram video or 10 minute talk on YouTube, every video can be made more impactful and powerful through storytelling. We’ve outlined 3 crucial tips to make your videos 10x better and ace visual storytelling.
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Many brands are opting to create video in-house in order to cut down costs, retain creative control over the content produced, track and use customer data, and scale and streamline organizational chaos. We take a look into why Red Bull and Kohler brought all their video in-house and what has changed for them.
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