4 Mistakes Businesses Make With Video Content & What You Should Do Instead

Video content is a huge factor in determining if your business video will be viewed.

Reports suggest by 2019, 90% of all web traffic will be video – making it ideal for brands to boost their revenue and marketing strategies. As video content has taken over the advertising world by storm, 54% of viewers want to see more videos.

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In fact, 52% of marketing experts say video streams are the best type of content with high ROI.

Not to mention, online shoppers who take advantage of demo videos are more than 1.8 times more likely to make their purchase than those who don’t.

But it takes more than quality video content and marketing to achieve high rates of success.

Knowing what you might be doing wrong can help you discover how to prevent these issues.

You want to get it right – the first time. Check out the common mistakes businesses make with video content and what you should do instead.

Video Content Takes Too Long

Reports claim that 56% of published videos in 2018 are less than 2 minutes long. In fact, videos under 90 seconds see an average retention rate of 53% while videos over thirty minutes only retain 10% of viewers. Not to mention, studies say that the human attention span is about 8 seconds long. So in sum: Keep your videos short.

This has an added benefit of helping your video get found in the search engines. When videos are short, they are more likely to be viewed completely, and this helps in the Google and YouTube algorithms for search.

Focusing On the Wrong Audience

There are a variety of video types to choose from, such as Behind-the-Scenes, Q&A, animated, whiteboard explainers, and so on. So without a proper understanding of your audience, how can you effectively catch their attention? It’s quite simple: Ask them!

Sixty-five percent of marketers note that generating leads and traffic is their biggest challenge, according to HubSpot’s State of Inbound Report. However, when done right, a strategic video campaign can optimize the user’s journey, transform leads to prospects, and guide them through a brand’s funnel of online sales.

Using the Wrong Platforms

When people think of video marketing, they initially think of YouTube. After all, 1 out of 3 Internet users watches YouTube for entertainment purposes. However, that’s not the only place where you’ll find your target audience, as 45% of users watch more than 1 hour of video content on Facebook too.

For example, Facebook Live videos allow you to create video content and share it with a large audience in real-time. So, whether you’re hosting a webinar or want to engage with your followers for a special Behind-the-Scenes, Facebook Live allows you to connect with high-quality video.

Videos That Lack Creativity

Seventy percent of the effectiveness of a video campaign will depend on how creative it is. Whether it is the weak social caption, poor choice in music, or too much text – videos that lack a unique focus won’t succeed. The audience enjoys watching videos that they can relate to as it grabs their attention right away. That’s why it helps to have a bit of an eye-catching storyline to your marketing video.

It’s time for you to examine your video content.

Step up your video marketing strategy by acknowledging these mistakes and taking charge of your video content. Make sure to keep your videos short, inviting, and provide a bit of insight into what your audience will be watching and how it relates to your brand. Just don’t forget to add the hashtags that will allow you to gain an even larger audience for your business.


This article was originated by Jane Dixon, freelance writer.

Video Marketing Weekly from Penrose Productions 5/8/18

Read about the Way to Create a Compelling Corporate Video in this week’s “Video Marketing Weekly.”

Compelling Corporate Video

This week our weekly news compilation brings you some excellent points when you are making a compelling corporate video. The lead article has a list of things that you should consider. When you are looking to create a corporate video, you want one that not only resonates with your prospects but drives results for your business.

The lead article this week is titled “4 Points to Make a Compelling Corporate Video.”

In this article, the author shares some interesting findings which were gleaned from research by Invodo and Cisco. As per Invodo, “about 84% of all the companies in the world, who target the online audience, have been using video marketing as an effective tool.” And Cisco revealed, “within 2017, of web traffic, about 70% will be from videos.”

Now admittedly, this information is dated, and a  more recent study has actually raised that figure to 80% by 2019.

Compelling corporate video can enhance your brand reputation, and send people gathering to your website. If you want something with impact, then follow the points in this article. You will be surprised at the effect they have on your production and the final results.

Tips to Attract The Masses.

Videos can attract more attention than regular text content can. But it is always not true that every video can attract their target audiences. So you need to know some of the important tips for making a corporate video.

Making a corporate video doesn’t have to be dull or arduous. By following a few helpful tips and chosing a creative video production and video marketing expert who understands what your company does and is able to engage your target audience in an interesting way.

So, are you ready to compelling corporate video?

We would love to put our over 3 decades of video production and marketing experience to work for you.

If you are looking at producing corporate videos for your target audiences, we would be delighted to help. We have lots of practical expertise in assisting companies to construct just the right approach to motivate their target audiences. Our experience in both video production and the business world has made us unique among Northern California video production companies. We are experts at this – we should be your first stop.

At Penrose Productions we are happy to share some excellent articles in this edition of the Video Marketing Weekly. There are many helpful hints and tips contained in there. Why not subscribe so you don’t miss an issue? It’s free.

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