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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 7/10/18

Learn the Video Production Techniques for your Marketing. Read this week’s  “Video Marketing Weekly.”

video production techniques

Are you wondering how to learn video production techniques for creating better videos for the web? You can learn a lot from the various posts and articles in this “Video Marketing Weekly” edition.

The lead article in our latest edition is “The Best Video Production Techniques for Your Marketing Video: What to Consider.”

There are some basic video production techniques that you have to know in order to get started in the field of video marketing production. In this article, the author reviews several techniques that instantly improve the production quality of your marketing videos. As a result, those marketing videos will get a nice little boost in search engines as well as viewer engagement.

You will find some great video production techniques for improving your video productions, as the title suggests.

Here are a few things to consider when trying to put these video production techniques to use for your company.

One example is to avoid shaky footage. To do so, your camera should be on a tripod or other stabilizing device. For stable, static shots, you need that support. However, certain “shakey” footage can be seen as artistic. However, this footage is rarely successful unless pre-planned. So shakey does not mean random.

The author also discusses how to shots to convey anxiety or tension. He also discusses some excellent techniques like whip pans and whip zooms and using vertical shots.

If you are wondering how to get quality video production with well-prepared and organized techniques, we would be happy to help.

We have been producing business videos in Silicon Valley and throughout the world since 1981. Let us put our nearly four decades of video production and marketing expertise to work for you. We would be delighted to help you figure it all out.

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

 

3 Video Marketing Tips to Beat Your Competition

Does your company have a brand new product or service to offer but you don’t know how to start promoting it?

Video marketing just might be right for you. This short article discusses video marketing, its benefits and a brief guide on how to make a great video for any marketing project.

Through the web, you can learn about every marketing project possible. That being said, let me introduce you to the most current trend and perhaps the most effective of all online marketing techniques: video marketing.

The Hot Video Marketing Trend

video marketingVideo marketing simply may be the hottest trend to date in the marketing field. The time for telling through text marketing copy has passed. Instead, it’s now time for showing and telling through video.

If you’re not that familiar with video marketing, don’t worry. The internet provides a lot of resources on how you can make your videos. You can find out about the tools that you need to make videos and the techniques that can make your videos work for marketing purposes. The following are some tips on how you can make video marketing work for your service.

1. Figure out where to publish your videos.

You have to understand where you are going to publish your video marketing output. Of course, you should seriously consider posting your videos on your blog, or on video sites like YouTube.

2. Determine the video content.

As a general guideline, your videos must contain information that will create more interest in your business’s services and products. The specific and actual content will have to vary, depending on what you are trying to show.

Videos on your website can be either product- or service- oriented. Your videos in your site can also be video testimonials from your clients, which helps build credibility.

Videos published on blog sites should be more about updates, news and special promos. They should simply notify your audiences about the current news and induce your audience to click the link to your website for more details.

For video websites like YouTube, your video ought to be less product-or service-oriented, and more imaginative and amusing. Your site link can be supplied with the video and your items can be included in them, but your videos should not be merely a simple sales pitch.

3. Recognize your audience.

Throughout the process, you need to keep your audience in mind. What age are your desired consumers? Who are they and where do they originate from? The material and tone of your video marketing efforts will greatly depend upon the demographics of your desired recipients.

After you have done all of the abovementioned steps, all you will need to do is to make your videos and post them online.

Of course, you may have to engage the services of a video professional for your purposes.

By searching the web, you can find out about the tools that you need to make videos and the techniques that can make your videos work for marketing.

As we mentioned, your videos do not need to necessarily be product- or service-specific. They can also be video reviews obtained from your customers. These videos speak to the overall ability of your company in terms of its products and services and how you treat your customers.

Many companies find that they simply do not have the time to gain the knowledge and experience in video marketing to take it on internally.

That’s where we come in. After 37 years of experience in video marketing, we can guide you in the planning and creation of videos that will gain maximum customer traction for your budget.

Give us a call at 650-969-8273 or drop us an email at info@penroseproductions.com and let’s get started!

 

 

Video Marketing Weekly from Penrose Productions 7/3/18

Learn ways to Innovate Video Marketing Campaigns for your brand. Read this week’s  “Video Marketing Weekly.”

Video Marketing Campaigns

We’re pleased to once again bring you another edition of the “Video Marketing Weekly” from Penrose Productions.

The lead article in this edition is titled “5 Ways to Innovate Video Marketing Campaigns.”

Creating video marketing campaigns is a smart way to approach content marketing in 2018 and beyond. It is an excellent way to create content that has a real impact on your viewers. It has an incomparable ability to create emotion-driven sales. Buyers want to feel good about their choice, and video marketing, when done correctly, is a great way to create this feeling.

As the title of the lead article suggests, it gives you five strategies for improving your video marketing campaigns.

Video is a Growing Medium in Marketing.

According to Cisco’s Visual Networking Index, by 2019 about 80% of all traffic on the internet will consist of videos. 81% of customers report that product videos help them make purchasing decisions.

In this article, the author believes that if you want to maximize the value of video, you have to focus on video testimonials. That’s because when people make a purchase, they want social proof from unbiased sources. Testimonials provide just that.

Here is an example of a video testimonial we’ve done for our own company:

In addition to testimonials, the author of the article also promotes the use of animation, humor, and interactivity in your video marketing campaigns.

If you are looking at producing videos for video marketing campaigns, 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 to construct just the right approach to motivate their target audiences. Our experience in both video production and the business world has made us unlike any other Northern California video production company.

At Penrose Productions we are delighted to be able to share some excellent articles in every 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 support with your video marketing campaigns — and to help identify your target viewers for your video marketing — call us at Penrose Productions: 650-969-8273.

 

Video Marketing Weekly from Penrose Productions 6/5/18

Which Social Platform is Best for your business Video Campaign? Read this week’s  “Video Marketing Weekly” to find out.

Video CampaignThis week the Video Marketing Weekly shows how will you get you the best results from your next video campaign with social media. If you interested in video campaign with social media can learn a lot from the various posts and articles in this edition.

The lead article this week is titled “Which Social Platform Is Right for Your Next Video Campaign?”

There are many social media platforms for video campaigns. There is YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest and hundreds more. Which one is best platform for you?

The lead article in the week’s Video Marketing Weekly from Penrose Productions gives hints on how to evaluate these various platforms. In this article, there is a comparative analysis that helps you to make the platform decision to help increase your traffic and visibility. This includes the acquisition of new viewers and as well as retargeting previous viewers.

The Way to Get the Best ROI.

There are some interesting studies from Internet Retailer about online video viewers. 85% are more likely to purchase a product after watching a product video. And 52% of consumers agree that watching product videos makes them more confident in their online purchase decisions.

So, if you want to gain a lot of traffic and visibility from your potential customers, you face a decision. You need to focus on the one out of five social media platforms that yields 80 percent of the results for your product or service. Be sure to read the article to find out more.

There are several other excellent articles in this edition of the Video Marketing Weekly.

So please be sure to look them over. There are many helpful hints and tips contained in there. And it’s free.

Are you ready to start video marketing for your business?

If you are worried about which social media platform is suitable for your video campaign, we would be delighted to help you figure that out. We will put our more than 3 decades of video production and video marketing expertise to work for you so that your videos are on the right platform.

We have lots of practical expertise in assisting companies in creating just the right approach and get them in those video campaigns to achieve their goals. Our experience in both video production and the business world has advanced our ability to accomplish this. As a result, as experts in aiding businesses that want to aim in the right direction for their video marketing efforts, we should be your first call.

So for support with your video marketing — 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 5/29/18

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

video marketing strategy

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 5/8/18

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.

 

Video Marketing Weekly from Penrose Productions 5/1/18

Don’t Sell – Show Passion in Video Marketing Instead. Read this week’s  “Video Marketing Weekly” to find out how.

passion in Video MarketingThis week the Weekly has an excellent article about showing passion in video marketing, rather than just presenting a sales pitch. Those who are interested in video marketing can learn a lot from this article in this edition. And if you’re looking for a killer idea for your brand, this article fills the bill.

Here are a few ways you can show passion in video marketing to grow your business in 2018.

The lead article this week is titled “Video Marketing – Don’t Sell – Show Passion Instead.”

The landscape of video marketing has changed. Today, content only succeeds if it delivers what viewers want, when and how they want it. Before that, you might have just blasted away with a sales pitch. That doesn’t work well any more.

In this lead article, the author shares that passion in video marketing really shows through. Potential customers want to connect with other people that they like. And as we know, if people know, like and trust you, they are more likely to do business with you. You should be honest, transparent and likable when sharing your story, and let them see how excited you are about your brand.

Video Content Represents Pure Connectivity

To keep your audience connected and bring in new viewers you have to feel good about your product, you can’t expect your prospects to feel good about it unless they are motivated to do so. Showing honest enthusiasm for your product helps your customers feel more comfortable about buying it.

You have to believe in your product and be excited about sharing it. Engage your voice, gestures and facial expressions. Turn up the enthusiasm in your presentation to grab and keep your audience’s attention.

We would love to put our 35+ years of video production and marketing experience to work for you.

If you are looking at producing 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 business or 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.

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

 

Video Marketing Weekly from Penrose Productions 4/17/18

Video Marketing for service businesses is the subject of the lead article this week in our “Video Marketing Weekly.”

video Marketing for Service Businesses

Today’s digital marketing world is changing. Use of video on your website is one of the most effective content marketing strategies. This week the Video Marketing Weekly introduces some excellent advice for using video to market your services.

The lead article this week is titled “Video Marketing for Service Businesses.”

Videos are an incredibly versatile format for content marketing. When it comes to making videos to promote your brand—to engage your prospective clients and to showcase your products—professional quality usually demands professional prices. So if you’re going to spend the money, you want to maximize the value.

In this lead article, the author discusses some effective ways you can use video to market your service-based site.

The author has a list of 7 things to do when video marketing for service businesses. These firms want to maximize the effectiveness of their videos as a marketing tool. We’ve written extensively about most of these before. But we were taken by his first point, which is: ‘Offer value. Every video you create should provide something of value to your prospective clients, such as a tip or a how-to demonstration. Never create videos just for the sake of having videos on your site.’

This is an excellent point.

When video marketing for service businesses, it can be tempting to simply post videos about what your service business does and why it’s so great. However, your viewer will not be attracted to this type of video unless they see what is in it for them. If they have a perceived value, they will more likely remain engaged with your video content.

But with YouTube, the value does not necessarily need to be “baked in” to the video itself.

That is, the value can be added later with pop-ups and annotations that are added AFTER the video is uploaded to YouTube. This means the videos can be changed in the future as your business does. For example, you can offer special prices for different services at different times of the year as your marketing emphasis changes.

There are several other excellent articles in this edition of the Video Marketing Weekly.

So please be sure to look them over. There are many helpful hints and tips contained in there. And it’s free.

So, are you ready to start Video Marketing for your service business?

We would be delighted to help. We will put our more than 3 decades of video production and video marketing expertise to work for you.

We have lots of practical expertise in assisting companies in the creation of marketing videos. Our experience in both video production and the business world has advanced our credibility. Our experience in both video production and the business world has advanced our ability to accomplish this.

For support with your video marketing for service businesses — 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 3/20/18

This week’s “Video Marketing Weekly” start with a great article about launching a video sharing website, or YouTube clone.

youtube clone

This week we have another great compilation of video marketing articles that are worth taking a look at.

The lead article this week is titled “Top features to include when launching a YouTube clone.”

A YouTube clone site is simply one that a person or company creates that is patterned on the YouTube model. YouTube clone sites have are typically focused on one topic or niche, however. There are many ways of launching a YouTube clone site. Before starting to build a YouTube clone site, you should know which are the main features you want to include.

In this article, the author provides a step-by-step guide to creating such a video sharing website.

This article comes from the “Best in Australia” online newspaper. It does have some key points for those trying to plunge into video marketing in a big way. If one commits to creating an entire video sharing site within their marketing mix, they must be prepared to devote many resources. This involves the creation of the site as well as ongoing maintenance as well. It would be counterproductive to a company or business if they initially posted a lot of videos, then let the site just sit. A major key to the success of the site would be posting content on a regular basis.

We would be happy to talk with clients that want to move into video marketing with a major commitment and make a YouTube clone. We’ve done this for clients in diverse industries, including the hobby niche and hospitality training.

If a company has the in-house staff to nurture the YouTube clone, they should investigate using the software offered for sale at ClipShare.

So, are you ready to start a video sharing website?

We have lots of practical expertise in assisting companies in creating just the right approach to motivate t

If you are looking for launching a video sharing website, or YouTube clone, we would be delighted to help. We will put our more than 3 decades of video production and video content marketing expertise to work for you.

Our experience in both video production and the business world has advanced our credibility. As experts in aiding businesses that want to aim in the right direction for their video sharing, we should be your first stop.

There are several other excellent articles in this edition of the Video Marketing Weekly so be sure to look them over.

So please be sure to look them over. There are many helpful hints and tips contained in there. And it’s free.

For support with new ideas — and to identify your target viewers for your video sharing — call us at Penrose Productions: 650-969-8273.