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Video Marketing: The Elevator Pitch Technique

You should think of your video marketing campaign as the simple elevator pitch. Brief; persuasive and memorable. They also need to explain what makes your organisation, product, or idea – unique.

 

In an ever increasing, fast paced world, the average consumer does not have the time – or perhaps the attention span – for long advertising videos.  For example; if you’re showing your product or service on social media to the average Instagram “scroller”, you need a short, snappy video, that is engaging and different.

 

Unless you’re going up the 100 floors of the Empire State Building, you’ve probably only got up to 30 seconds to sell yourself, your product or your company to your potential buyer. But a good elevator pitch should last no longer than a short elevator ride of 20 to 30 seconds, hence the name.

 

Four Steps to a Great “Elevator Pitch” Video:

  • Identify the goal

What do you want the viewer to do? If they’re watching a 15 – 30 second video on Instagram or Facebook, you’ll only have time to get the viewer interested. So, it’s important to lead them to a place with more information, like your website, with an explainer video on the homepage.

 

  • Explain what you do

Focus on the problems that you solve and how you help people. Explain how your product or service, is going to make someone’s life easier.

Animated explainer videos are a valuable way of doing this as they have the ability showcase a complex product or idea, in a simple and engaging way. How are they engaging? They stimulate your brain. Much more than reading an email, or a PowerPoint. They can tap into your emotions and your memories.

So, people will not only have a better understanding of what you do, they’ll remember it too.

 

  • Communicate your USP

Identify what makes your company, product or idea, different. What’s going to make your customer base come to you, rather than your competitor? This is especially important if you’re operating in an oligopolistic or monopolistic market.

 

  • Bring it all together

Use your company strapline, or a phrase that is memorable and will be associated with your product.

Imagine it; the doors have opened. The video has finished. You have successfully wowed your audience, whilst taking no time at all out of their day. They’re now checking out your website or emailing their PA to set up a call with you.

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Why are Explainer Videos so effective? The psychology behind Explainer Videos

Explainer videos are becoming more and more popular amongst businesses.

Animated explainer videos are a great tool to market your business/idea.

It’s an effective way to entertain your audience, engage with them and persuade them to follow your call of action.

But how can an animated video have the ability to connect with people and convince them of a product or idea?

There is a whole science behind why they work so effectively.

 

Learning techniques –

Explainer videos are intended to  ‘teach’ the viewer on a certain subject and the reason why it’s so effective to do it this way is that accordingly to some studies more than  65% of the population learns visually, but no matter what type of learner you are, it’s a fact that we all learn better when we are using more than one of our five main senses.

And by visually explaining your idea through simple messages, simple visuals, and simple audio you are allowing your future clients to retain and remember the information better in the future.  Studies have shown that the brain retains 68% more information when presented with both visuals and auditory information.

 

Pattern interruption –

Explainer videos break up the monotony of a landing page that is usually full of text. This was you are capturing the clients attention and exciting them. This works by interrupting the usual pattern most people expect when visiting a webpage or deciding on a service. This will imprint your message across more effectively.

 

The art of storytelling –

Humans are driven by emotions, and through storytelling, we are allowing the viewers to digest information more easily because the information connects with emotions. By creating an animated explainer video with an easy to follow storyline you are allowing the viewer to connect with the story, and create an emotional bond making the message memorable.

 

The power of perception –

Up to 85% of people are more likely to buy a product if they first see an animated explainer video first. The more you see, the more you learn, and the more you learn, the more you believe. And this is what happens when a person watches an explainer video. Sometimes just reading plain text can leave clients wondering more about the product. What will it look like? What feeling will it create? How will it work? With video marketing, the case is completely different.  Explainer videos offer the client to visually experience the service and something that you have seen with your own eyes and heard with your own years is 50 % more likely to stick in your mind that something you have simply just read about.

 

So when deciding on your next marketing strategy, I suggest considering an explainer video!

 

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Marketing: Our Advice for Instagram

While Instagram audience is 10 times inferior as Facebook’s audience in France, its engagement rate is 60 times bigger and keeps increasing.

The problem of this social media is that it’s not possible to insert a link in a post to redirect the prospect toward your website.

Attract the client is therefore more difficult…

Your image: 

  • Privilege relevant pictures related to your brand universe
  • Share a story with your followers, show your product in everyday life
  • Use exclusive pictures with your subscribers

As we said before, the engagement rate is higher on Instagram than Facebook.

  • 32% of Facebook users interact regularly with a brand.
  • 68% of Instagram users interact regularly with a brand.

Among popular subjects, you can find:

  • Brunch
  • Coffee
  • Shoes selfies
  • Cocooning

Pictures with filters have 21% chances of being viewed and 45% chances to be commented.

Most used filters:
#Normal
#Mayfair
#Rise
#Valencia

Work on your hashtags:
Don’t forget to use hashtags!
Those are keywords users look for when they search a picture on a precise subject.
Having hashtags means increasing your visibility!
Instagram allows you to have 30 hashtags maximum per post, but the best would be to have 5 original and relevant ones.

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Why do Your Clients Prefer Video Marketing?

Nowadays, we use online videos for everything, whether we want to change the wheel of our car or watch a movie. We look for videos on the internet to entertain or inform ourselves.

According to The Guardian, video marketing might represent 69% of the online consumption traffic while 64% of marketing specialists think it will play a major role in their future marketing strategies. And if you’ve seen the stats about the future of videos, you already know that online videos will constantly grow.

But why? What drives people to look videos? Why online videos will end deleting social media in terms of popularity? Those are important questions that should be asked. Because if we understand why people watch them, we’ll understand how to improve them.

Here are some reasons:

1. Users trust video marketing

Every time you open your navigator and start looking for information about a topic, you’re not only searching for one or two good articles: there will be a million! Moreover, you don’t always know if those sources are reliable or not. It’s also difficult to say when an article is more reliable than another.

What about videos? When you find a video with a good quality, you doubt less about the reliability of the message. Now, it should be obvious that many low cost videos can be reliable and correct. Also, every high-quality videos are not always trustable. However, users will be more likely to trust information you share with a high quality video.

2. Video marketing is shareable

This is the biggest advantage of video marketing. When people watch something and like it, they will inform the others, they will share it. But you should do something that is worth being shared. You have to make an interesting, funny, emotional, honest or educative video and make it memorable.

3. Video marketing is memorable

If someone reads or listens to something, he uses only one sense. But if he watches a video, many more senses are stimulated, which makes him more likely to remember what he saw. You want people to remember who you are and what you do? Videos are the best tools to make that happen.

Of course, you might think there are many other ways to explain why video marketing is important, but the 3 points explained above are the essential ones. That is why Propulse Video proposes explainer videos. They shorten your selling process, increase your conversion rate and increase your sales.

Video marketing is therefore an essential element for your marketing strategy. If you don’t have one yet, you should start making one.

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Video Marketing: How to Create an Effective Video?

When you only have a few seconds to attract attention and interest in your brand, there is no better way to do it than with a visual medium.

If an image is capable of expressing a thousand words, how many can communicate a video? This is the best way to hire a potential holder in the short time you have.

As part of a marketing campaign, it is possible to create an effective video using only your smartphone. You do not need special lighting or sound equipment, you do not even need music. The best videos are concise and simple. They present a problem in which your idea is a solution. Your goal is not to answer all the questions that a potential customer will have, is to let the viewer want more. Of course, you will need a prototype of your idea.

Here are some tips to create a winning video

1. Choose a very short format. Most effective videos last barely thirty seconds. It all depends on the amount of information you need to transmit to the audience or the complexity of your message. Your video should not exceed two minutes. You may know the motion design, which is precisely to decomplex your ideas in an animated video.

2. Another tip concerns the introduction: a captivating or “catchy” introduction to your product / service and the unique benefit it brings to the consumer. Your profit statement should summarize the greatest benefit of your solution in one sentence. The last frame of your video should be the same image as the beginning (with the addition of your contact information). You can also choose to list some additional features.

3. Regarding the organization of your video, the “problem” part should be short, perhaps ten seconds. The essence of your video should be on how your idea is a satisfactory solution.

4. Organize your video appropriately. If your idea is for a kitchen tool, shoot a scene in the kitchen. If it’s an idea for a child toy, a child plays with the toy.

5. Do not bother to present or talk about yourself. There’s no more time for your background. Stakeholders are only concerned about the benefit your product / service can bring.

6. When you have finished the initial project, make sure to test it around you, not just with your professional team. Observe their reactions: Are they puzzled? Do they instantly capture the benefit of your idea?

You will notice that the video should never replace an “image” or a banner. Of course, think about the diversity of your marketing campaign – people also need to have static support.
Finally, when you insert a link to your video on your web banner, for example, make sure it is highlighted – you do not want someone to ignore it. You will also need to think about the effectiveness of the broadcast, so that your video is a real success.

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9 Tips for your Video Campaign

You might in the process of creating a video marketing campaign for your business.

Here are 9 tips we’ve learnt in the way about how to create a successful video campaign

1. Design your video to be shareable from the start

You must be able to answer the question “why will people share this video?” before you start producing it. A good way to answer this question: listen to your social media enthusiasts. See the videos they already share and analyse them. Let these successes inspire your approach to social video.

2. Create a mission statement for each video platform

Each platform has a unique audience and different strengths and weaknesses. Creating a mission statement for each platform will focus your efforts and help you produce more effective and shareable videos. Gary Vaynerchuk does a great job in explaining this concept in his blog article “The Rise of Video Marketing and How It Affects Your Business” in which he describes Snapchat as “the hottie at the gym” that requires immediate attention. A video can last a second. The urgency of seeing something before it disappear can be a huge factor. “If you have a concrete plan for how you will use social video on each channel, then Viewers and actions will come.”

3. Using the power of narration

Every good story has a beginning, a middle and an end. There must also be some conflict. And who is the hero of history? What is the plot, what is the decor? Research shows that people are wired to respond to the same types of stories with archetypes of familiar character.

4. Make the client the hero, and engage them

You may be tempted to position your brand as the hero. But as Jonah Sachs of Free Range Studios explains, your client must be the hero. The most powerful and most shareable stories are those in which the client is reflected in history. Old Spice capitalized on the success of a video campaign by creating a “response campaign.” They worked with the production team and the actor, spending a few days responding to real viewers in video form, in real time. With 40 million views and 1 billion impressions, it was a success, and sales increased by 27%.

5. Emotions lead to sharing

A study in the journal Psychological Science revealed that people are more likely to share content that contains emotional stimuli, especially positive emotions. These emotions activate our nervous system which then stimulates “social transmission”. Our brains are literally more inclined to share the emotional content. Take advantage of this.

6. The shortest videos are often the best

Ted Talks could win hundreds of thousands of YouTube views with 15 or 20 minute videos, but for the most part the shortest ones are the most viewed. Twitter videos are capped at 30 seconds, Instragram started with a maximum of 15 seconds, but will be moving to 60 seconds, and Snapchat videos are capped at 10 seconds.

7. Strong Beginning 

The first 30 seconds of a social video is what counts most, according to Wista data. If you can hook your audience in the first 30 seconds of video, they are more likely to stay and commit.

8. Do not ignore the search

Think about the metadata of your social video and the description of your content. The goal of your video is also to gain visibility, to acquire customers from this audience, so you must optimize the search and visibility of this video. The SEO is in the background which will generate the success of your campaign.

9. Your dissemination strategy is essential

As with all social media campaigns, the most important moment in any social video campaign is the beginning. It’s like lighting a fire or starting a party. You have to spend a lot of energy and put a special effort to get things moving. Think about how you are going to get this video in the world with a media convergence plan that includes a paid, owned and earned media. Even if you create video to be shareable, you have a major role in creating the initial buzz that will be shared. Assign someone to share content with influencers and boost your campaign.

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Communication Tips for your Project Launching

Take a minute to talk to people

Here are some communication tips to launch your activity. In fact, you should talk to a number of people who could represent your customers – 20 to 40. You can structure these interviews as followed:

  • Tell me about yourself
  • When was the last time you solved the problem yourself?
  • What were your frustrations?
  • How do you think they could be solved?

Get feedback from the user as quickly as possible

Google Design Sprints is a great way to shorten the process of understanding how your ideas will truly fit your target market. This allows you to test the assumptions around your base value and then how you communicate that to the real world.

  • TO DEFINE
  • DIFFERENTIATE
  • DECIDE
  • PROTOTYPE
  • VALIDATE

The brand is important

Being able to communicate with your target market about everything your company embodies is crucial to enjoying continued success. That’s why it’s worth investing in what will be your brand strategy. The keywords of your branding campaign:

  • Memorable
  • Sharable
  • Targeted
  • Broadcasted
  • Social Networks
  • Touchpoints or contact points
  • Brand image
  • Logo
  • Visual identity

Internal communication

Once you hire new employees, make sure you understand what your main goals are and how you will reach them. Be as transparent as possible and take stock regularly to ensure that you follow your guideline.

Communicating to investors

You have to convince them and make your vision also theirs, to show them that there is indeed a development opportunity in the market of your choice. After that, you need to show them how your business will last and generate steady and consistent cash flow. Finally, investors must be convinced of the strength of your team and the reliability of the project.

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Animated Explainer Video

Companies have many tools that can improve their conversion rates. A website with aesthetic design can leave a good first impression to the visitors. And most websites also offer quality content conducive to communication with their target audience. All these tools can increase the conversion rate and the numbers just doesn’t stop climbing with the use of promotional videos! Find out how animated videos improve your conversion rates!

What is an animated explainer video?
Companies are starting to hire companies specialized in animated video to help them create explainer videos. These are short videos that tell the story of the company. A corporate video production team can use digital design, whiteboard technology or animated modeling to get the message out to the target audience.
And often, adding a video to the homepage of its website improves the conversion rate. Approximately one-third of the visitors click on the video and half of them watch it until the end.

Why and how are animated videos effective?
Studies have estimated that the average attention span of a visitor is about 8 seconds. Which means that companies have 8 seconds to capture the attention of visitors to their website. They have an interest in ensuring that the content of their site encourages visitors to engage in this very short period of time.
Video animation can help them capture the attention of their visitors and teach them more about the company at the same time. A well-produced promotional video can capture the attention of a visitor 8 seconds or more. According to the studies conducted, an explainer video is viewed entirety if it is less than three minutes long.

How do animated videos convey the brand’s message?
A promotional video is the best way to convey the brand’s message. But be careful to do it correctly! An animated explainer video needs good graphics, quality texts and a well-written script to communicate clearly with the target.
A clear story can allow visitors to identify with it, and that’s one of the reasons why the engagement rate is so high when using animated videos.

The marketing videos are both visual and textual. This is why they speak to everyone. And when the visual and the textual are pairs, people retain up to half of the information transmitted.
Finally, promotional videos can be easily shared with family members and friends on social networks. These are the informative and funny videos that are most shared on the internet today. Viral videos are seen by millions of people all over the world. Animated videos can only become viral if they are of high quality. An animated explainer video is the most effective and economical way to attract the attention of potential customers and to convey the message. This is why it is one of the best tools to improve the conversion rate of your website.

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Business Presentation

Have you ever visited a website that included too many texts and did not catch your attention? Perhaps it is your own website that needs to be made attractive? Have you thought about improving your business presentation?

Our attention is constantly solicited and we are overwhelmed by the information we receive from all sides. As a result, customers’ attention is shorter and shorter and they need to be seduced in the first few seconds. Studies have proved that a user decides in less than 8 seconds if he wants to stay on the website or to leave it, hence the importance of a good company presentation.

One of the solutions to increase the conversion rate is the use of an animated explanatory video

A recent study has shown that 80% of companies that do not currently use videos are likely to use them in the future. So, if you do not use animated videos to present your products, you lose customers to your competitors. Marketing videos increase the conversion rate because people do not want to read annoying texts! With an explanatory video, your customers will understand in a playful way the function of your product, they will know more about your brand and the services you offer and it is the most effective way to deliver your message!

So, if your company does not have promotional videos, you miss out on the market trend!

In the coming years, we will see a massive increase in the number of animated videos on websites and corporate videos! Be the pioneers! Videos in motion design also improve your SEO! To earn rankings on the search results page, you must have a corporate video on your website that is also linked to YouTube.

Today, attracting the attention of your customers has become the nerve of the markets war! You miss out on some customers and can even lose if you do not surf the wave of animated video explanatory!

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Motion Design

An animated motion design video has its own way of conveying your message to your target. Whatever your goal, a corporate video can be an effective and creative tool to bring a concept to life. No matter the complexity of your products or services, a promotional video is there to simplify the message delivered to your audience.
What is the best way to use motion design video? Here are some ways to use an animation video.

Use commercial video for presentations

Building a customer relationship is the most important element of the sales profession. A video in motion design can help them focus on their core business without having to search throughout their presentation. The video will serve as a simplified especially if you have a large number of products to present. Your salespeople will only have to talk to their customers and refer them to the product best suited to their needs.

Improve the engagement rate on your site with a video in motion design on the home page

Studies have shown that an animation video increases the conversion rate on a website. This means that visitors stay longer on your site, eventually register for your newsletter and even buy if your products are available online! An animated video can be used to present your business so that your potential customers know you better. This contributes to the creation of a strong company-customer relationship.

Use a video in motion design for your brand positioning

Do not hesitate to call upon an agency specialized in the creation of animated videos especially if you want to build the heart of your business and its identity. It will be possible to create a story that is entertaining enough to make people want to share it on social networks.

This is especially true if you are a brand new and would like to introduce yourself to your prospects. This can be done in storytelling format, as if you were talking to someone who needed your services. For example, you can ask for an explanatory video with as background the story of Bob looking for a grooming service for his dog. The goal is to keep the playful and engaging side of the animation video.

Use an explanatory video to facilitate the integration of your new employees

When you hire new employees, you certainly have an integration program. A corporate video can be a good way to introduce your business to new staff in an original way. This way, you can focus on the efficiency of your sector.
These just a few examples among several others of how to use promotional video! It’s up to you to see what benefits your business could benefit from using a corporate video.