So, you want to make a video? Great! Not only will you reap the benefits, but you’ll have a lot of fun during the production process.
There are a couple questions you’ll need to answer at this point, like what’s your objective and who’s your audience. One question that’s easily overlooked but incredibly important is: what type of video will you make?
Yeah, you read that right. Even within the video marketing world, there are different kinds of videos. This week, we’re going to give you a quick rundown of three types of videos out there.
Once upon a time…
Us humans are psychologically wired to love stories, whether it’s of the girl-meets-boy variety or the let’s-save-the-world-while-blowing-up-cars variety. This is equally true in the video marketing world. Telling a story is one of the most effective ways to capture consumer interest and build brand loyalty.
No worries, you don’t have to write the next Great American Novel. Stories can be short and sweet–in fact, the shorter and sweeter, the more likely you’ll grab attention in the video’s crucial first 8 seconds. Why? Because that’s the amount of time you have to grab the viewer’s attention. That’s true for all internet content.
- Here are some questions that can help you build your story:
- Who are the people behind the company, and what motivates them? Make it personal.
- How has your product evolved over time, and what might the future hold? Tell a historical narrative.
- How could your product change the life of a stranger on a street? Address some universal needs.
Everybody has a story. It’s time to let yours shine.
Did you know?
…That 100 million users watch at least one online video per day?
…That 59% of executives prefer videos over text?
…That a video can increase the click-through rate by 96%?
…That I’m using the strategy of information giving to grab your attention?
Informational videos give statistics, data, or facts about a situation and leave it to the viewer to draw the conclusions. They play on everyone’s innate curiosity and engage the viewer by making them think.
Do you have some interesting, shocking, or relevant information about your company or product? Write it all down, now. You just might have a video campaign on your hands.
Teach me how to…
YouTube star Donal Skehan has reached millions of viewers by consistently making high-quality how to cook videos.
Cooking communities have blossomed as people teach, share, and learn how to make favorite dishes. Billions learn Photoshop, yoga, or Spanish online everyday. And guess what? Those people behind the videos? They’re getting massive traffic to their sites and to their products.
How-to videos show your audience that you are an expert in the field and can provide them real value. You can make a quick tutorial introducing potential customers to your field, and over time, see them turn up in person to learn the next steps. How awesome is that? You can even skip your introductory pitch and get right down to the good stuff!
Look, we already know you’re great at what you do. But hundreds out there don’t yet. Do the world a favor and share your knowledge, and we’ll all be the better for it.
And that’s a wrap!
Whether you go the route of telling a story, giving information, or teaching how-to, making a video for your business is a great idea. And you don’t have to go it alone. We at Dolphin Video Productions have the knowledge and passion to help you every step of the way, from storyboarding to production. So schedule your consultation today, and together, we’ll figure out how to get your business into the spotlight.