With so much video content out there, it’s important to realize that audiences are doing more than watching celebrity lip sync battles. As a matter of fact, study after study has shown that businesses using video as part of their marketing mix are growing revenue faster than those that aren’t.
Right now, businesses are using video to help not only their bottom line, but their visibility in the marketplace. Those that aren’t doing the same risk missing out on opportunities and being left behind. The ways in which video can be used to grow your business are virtually endless, but here are some examples:
- Blog posts
- Employee bios
- Interview clips
- Social media posts
- Web pages
In developing your video strategy, start by asking yourself who you’re trying to reach and what you’re trying to tell them. Keep in mind, not every video you do needs to be a $100 million production (although that’d make for a pretty epic celebrity lip sync battle). Regardless of your budget, you have options. Videos can be produced by a crew made up of several people, or they can be shot from your phone. There are apps that will help you edit, as well as add music and effects.
Visuals are powerful, and they provide a more immersive and personal experience for the viewer. Through it, they can get a better sense of who you are and the services you offer. Remember, you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. But when you do video right, you won’t need one.