You can't fight it. Video in content marketing has become an unstoppable force.
From Vines to case studies, we can help you incorporate video content into your content marketing strategy to engage leads how they want to be engaged. And promote your brand. And drive conversion.
We believe video should deliver results. We form collaborative partnerships, rather than just being a supplier, so we can craft video for you and your ideal buyer. That means taking the time to understand you, your goals, and the people you want to reach and influence.
To tell engaging stories and communicate useful information we start with what your audience thinks and wants at every stage of the funnel. From that basis, we create compelling video. Tailored to what your potential customers are already looking for.
"Our video is a great positioning tool. It was a really engaging piece of content and clearly the audience really enjoyed it, with the amount of engagement we got through social media." Claire Brown , Head of Marketing , New College Nottingham
Successful video content marketing means creating compelling content throughout the buying funnel. We’re experts at using video to engage, inspire and drive action. Take a look at our latest work across the different stages of awareness.
At this stage, you’re casting the net wide and need videos on big topics to appeal to the masses. Always think about producing content that will help your viewers, rather than just pushing your products. Here are a few ideas we like:
They’re a great way to showcase your area of expertise. We recommend creating a library of how-to guides in a dedicated area of your site – providing a useful resource for visitors and an always-welcome boost to search engine rankings.
If you run webinars, record them and break them down into easily digestible chunks so people can quickly find what they’re looking for.
Last but by no means least. People buy from people, so give audiences a snapshot of what life’s like at your company. Show them why you do what you do and give them something to connect with.
At this stage, we like to optimise content with video calls to action. Persuade your viewers to linger a little longer by inviting them to watch another video or download a white paper. Or, if you want to coax them further down the funnel, point them to your website.
By now, your viewers have made it to your website and they’re interested in what you’ve got to offer.
At this stage people are working out whether you’re right for them. This calls for helpful in-depth or long-form content.
These are fabulous for showing off features and benefits. Don’t make them too long – 30 to 90 seconds is ideal. And don’t get into too much detail. Just focus on the high-level stuff – what the product or service does and why it’s so useful.
Prospective customers love listening to existing ones – just think about the huge rise of review sites like Trip Advisor. Save them the research and give them exactly what they want with a video testimonial.
Videos showing how your product or service fits with those your customers are already using them.
This is also the stage of the journey where you can start sending more personalised, targeted content. You know what they’ve viewed, so you can send content you know they’ll find useful. We recommend sending out a personalised video in an email, and then offering to set up a call or meeting.
Ready for the final push? Video content is brilliant at converting hot leads into fully fledged customers. And it doesn’t stop there. Post purchase, it’s all about maintaining the relationship and reassuring them that they’ve made an excellent choice.
This means creating videos tied to a specific marketing campaign and releasing them at just the right time to nurture warm leads. Maybe you’re going to an event, and your target lead will be there too? Create a video to encourage them to come and say hello.
If you’ve already made a great question-and-answer video, this might be a good opportunity to reuse it. If you’ve met or spoken to your potential customer, follow up with a link to the video. And, of course, invite them to get in touch for anything that’s not covered.
Keep the contact going. If they’ve been using your product for a couple of weeks, check in to find out how it’s going.
Are your new customers getting the best of your product or service? The first few weeks may bring up further questions, so we often recommend videos covering common issues and introducing your support staff. You want customers to know there’s an ongoing relationship there.
At this crucial stage the call to action is everything – use it to encourage sales, trials and meetings.