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 5/29/18

Let’s take a look at Video Marketing Strategy in this week’s “Video Marketing Weekly.”

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This week our weekly news compilation offers some significant reasons why video marketing strategy is so important to the marketing mix. Video marketing is nothing new, but it’s certainly proving to be a powerful, effective part of video marketing strategy. This week we start with a great article about how video marketing brings an advantage to your business.

The lead article this week is titled “6 Reasons Why Video Marketing Is A Strategic Advantage.”

In this article, we’ll go over how video marketing can help your business and the advantage it brings, to encourage you to incorporate video into your marketing strategy.

Video marketing is by many measures the best way to increase ROI and promote your services and products. The article gave incredible insights on video marketing and its importance in the present day video marketing strategy. Video is increasinglydominating your audience’s online activity: 78% of people watch videos online every week, and 55% watch videos online every day.

Video Helps You Rank Higher for SEO and Social Media.

There is no doubt that Video marketing will take over 75% of traffic in the next 5 years because almost all the social media sites are making use of video now.

Video marketing will help your ranking and gain more customers on social sites. It’s impressive to note that 74% of those people who see a product video will buy what they watched. The time is ripe to start coming up with video marketing ads for your business. You’ll thank yourself when you see your business’ website traffic and revenue improve.

So, are you ready to start a video marketing ads?

If you have decided to create a video marketing strategy to boost your business a part of your marketing strategy, call us.

If you don’t have the time to develop your strategy, we can help. We would be happy to put our more than 36 years of video production and content marketing expertise to work for you.

Our experience both in video and in business has advanced our reliability. We should be your first and last stop. We’re professionals in aiding businesses that wish to get their video content marketing efforts right.

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.

For assistance with your marketing strategy– and to identify your target viewers for your video content marketing– call us at Penrose Productions: 650-969-8273.

 

 

Video Marketing Weekly from Penrose Productions 5/15/18

Read about Popular and Effective Uses of Video Marketing in this week’s “Video Marketing Weekly.”

Uses of video marketing

This week our weekly news compilation is led by an article on some effective and popular uses of video marketing. To ramp up your image and brands to connect with your audience, consider video marketing. It is one of the most versatile, profitable and powerful digital marketing tools out there.

The lead article this week is titled “The 8 Most Popular and Effective Uses of Video Marketing.”

According to the author (and we agree), video marketing is the best way to increase your audience and promote your services and products. The article gives incredible insights into video marketing and its importance in your marketing strategy. You can make a video for almost any aspect of your business. To help you get started, here are some important and useful ways to exploit this.

Video Marketing is a Terrific Tool.

When text or picture instructions are not enough, use video tutorials to show customers how your product or service works. Easy-to-follow and informative tutorial videos are an easy way to engage your existing or potential customers.

Creating videos for your business is a simple and effective way to reach new customers, and to entertain, inform, and help existing customers. When producing your videos, whatever the style or approach, make sure they serve a purpose. Whether it’s answering a common question, providing an impression into your business, or highlighting features, it’s important that the videos add value to your brand.

So, are you ready to start video marketing?

If you are looking at producing videos for video marketing, we would be happy to help. We will put our more than three decades of video production and marketing expertise to work for you.

We have lots of practical expertise in assisting companies in creating just the right approach to motivate their target business (BtoB) or consumer (BtoC). Our experience in both video production and marketing has made us unique among Northern California videographers. We are experts at this – so make us 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?

For support with your video marketing — and to help identify your target viewers for your video content marketing — call us at Penrose Productions: 650-969-8273.

 

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.

For assistance with your compelling corporate video  repurposing — and to identify your target audience for video marketing and other purposes — call us at Penrose Productions: 650-969-8273.