Video is a really important component of your content marketing strategy
Just think about these powerful statistics:
- YouTube has over one billion active users
- How-to videos drive sales: 1-in-3 viewers will buy a product after seeing a video tutorial
- In the next four years (2019), 80% of global internet activity will be video
- Video is awesome for reaching Mom's! 60% of all Mom's trust YouTube for parenting tips.
- The average mobile platform YouTube watch-time is now over 40 minutes.
Producing your video content doesn't need to be a big-budget effort either. You just have to have a story that people want to watch! Remember, to capture an audience, you need to entertain, too. Find a problem you know your prospects are thinking about and find an entertaining and informative way to help them solve that problem. Limit the amount of feature-benefit info you include in your story (this is about your prospect, not you!). Think content, not necessarily glitz. You don't have to be Steven Spielberg to reach your customers. Just demonstrate your authentic ability to solve their problems.
Look how simple this can be. Earlier in 2015, there was a trend for ‘tiny videos’. A bunch of them got made. Lots of people saw them. Just look at how many views these quirky little stories received!
And look at how simple these videos actually are! Here's an example "Tiny Hamster Eating Tiny Burritos".
No fancy studio – just a well-lit kitchen. Maybe $1.00 in ingredient costs and $5.00 for props and it could have been produced with a smart phone. What kind of a customer problem-solving story can you tell with a little bit of creativity, your terrific sense of humor and your expert position in solving customer problems? Think about it!
Here’s a bit more about the importance of video in your content marketing program. Check it out:
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