How Video Marketing Is The New Video Marketing

What Is Video Marketing?

How Video Marketing Is The New Video Marketing; Video is the fastest growing form of content marketing. And that's not surprising: our brain processes images faster than text.

People like video because it comes in nicely. Marketers because it is an attractive, versatile, and extremely divisible medium.

What Can You Expect This Year In The Field Of The Video?

I take a look at several exciting video trends, and immediately give you some tips on how you can apply the patterns yourself. Video is immiscible in content marketing!

What Is A Video Marketing Strategy?

It is a strategy to use videos so that you achieve specific goals. For most entrepreneurs, the goal will be: to get more customers and more revenue.

As the word “strategy” already indicates, it is a plan to achieve something.

If you make such a plan, take the following tips and tricks into account.

Talk The Language Of Your Audience

Video has turned into a natural language with its own principles and laws.

A standout among the most important guidelines is that you should talk about the style of your outside group.

What video content do they use?

How can you help them?

What do they find motivating?

Your to need to ace that language? Your need to join the right content in your video.

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How Long Can A Video Take?

Two minutes is a fundamental point in most analyzes, in many investigations, yet don't be put off: as a brand, you can create both short and long recordings.

The decision relies upon the subject, the inclusion of the outside group, and the medium on which the video is advertised.

Both a top to bottom report without anyone else media condition and a short video or six seconds via web-based networking media can carry out their responsibility.

What Can Your Expect This Year In The Field Of The Video?

Perhaps you immediately think of an expensive investment with video. Something that costs a lot of time and money, and therefore has to see as many people as possible.

I think that in 2019 we will not only use “massive” videos but more “1-to-1” videos.

For example, you can send potential customers a short personal video, fully tailor coaching videos to the recipient, thank new customers, or keep colleagues informed internally via 1-on-1 video.

Tips:

  • These videos should not be perfect. Take them for example with a telephone
  •  Keep in mind audio, light, and proper framing
  •  Make it extra personal by mentioning a name
  •  For example, use Hubspot to send video via e-mail and track openingsVideo youtube

Make A Series

Make a series with a recognizable video style. The opening, the video style and the presenter should preferably be the same.

Provide valuable information. Prevent viewers from dropping out. Make comprehensible videos.

Decide what you want to achieve with that series.

Make each video so that you can view it separately from the rest of the videos in the series, but that they also form one whole.

Show Yourself

As an independent entrepreneur you are the face of your company.

Let yourself see and hear in the video.

Do not hide yourself behind a spoken or animated video. By presenting yourself in the video, you create much more confidence than you don't.

Call To Action

A video without a call to action is a video with no return. So keep the viewer “on the line” to prevent him / her from doing anything else than you want.

With a “call to action” you give the viewer a sequel to your video. You reach the next step on the way to the top. You decide how many steps your ladder consists of.

Your can make your ladder so short that in a call to action you can call on the viewer to purchase a certain product.

Apply the “call to action” correctly, otherwise you have a good chance that your action will not be followed up.

Distribute The Videos On Social Media

Of course the videos you make must be viewed. After all, no viewers is not a result of your video.

Distribute your videos on social media where your target group can be found.

This is usually the social media that you already use. By (also) publishing / hosting your videos on YouTube you increase the chance of new viewers and therefore new customers.

What Is A Video Marketing Campaign?

A video marketing campaign is a series of videos that you use for your company to get more customers.

The videos have a clear purpose and are tailored to your target group.

The campaign also determines how and via which social media channels the videos are used.

Strategy And Vision

A good strategy is essential. The strategy includes the following questions / components:

  • What do you want to achieve with the video marketing campaign?
  • Who is your target group?
  • In what way are you currently connected to your target group?
  • Which product or service do you want to promote?
  • Where do you want to use the videos: on your website, twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc?
  • How are you going to promote your video on social media? Which parties or advisers do you involve in your campaign, or do you want to do it all by yourself?
  • What will be the appearance / background of your video?
  • How is the video set up?
  • What kind of video will it be?
  • What is the budget and what do you want for this as a result?

So a lot of questions. After all, a campaign requires attention, vision and strategy. After all, it has to deliver something.

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How Do I Promote My Video Marketing?

These three points are the take aways of the previous blog post that you should definitely remember:

  1.  Determine the purpose of your video well in advance & think about what you want users to do after seeing       your video,
  2.  Develop the concept of your video together with creatives and online specialists,
  3.  Analyze & edit your video in YouTube for optimum results.

Of course you can only start analyzing when you have had views. So we address the question “Which channels can we used to promote the video and generate views”.

Much is written about media strategy and approach. A handy division into media that I like to use is Paid, Owned and Earned.

It gives the advertiser a better picture of which media channels he controls himself and for what he pays and through which he receives positive (word of mouth) advertising. With the latter, I naturally form on all social media.

But do not immediately expect an increase in sales. Think in terms of attainable mini conversions.

Think in small steps through which you can build a relationship with your target audience. Some examples:

  • Subscription to your YouTube Channel,
  • Registration for your newsletter,
  • Become a fan of your Facebook page
  • Opening a test account,
  •  ….

Don't run too fast. It is not because someone likes your video that they will run straight to the store to buy your product.

You can of course promote your video through various channels and below I describe the options.

Owned Media

Owned media therefore basically includes all channels where you as an advertiser have 100% control over the content. In this case we will talk about your website / blog and your YouTube channel. But how do you use this optimally? A few tips:

Tip 1 – Your (YouTube) channel is your banner

Make sure that you leave a good first impression with users on a user channel. Make sure that:

  • You have a custom background and your profile information is fully entered
  • Your videos may be organized in different themes (features playlists),
  • You can link to other (YouTube) channels, website or social profiles.

It is important to know that YouTube applies a principle of channel authority and that the above factors indirectly impact inbound links, likes and comments in addition to the relevance and quality of your videos.

Tip 2 – Optimize your video material (video SEO)

Just like with traditional search engine optimization, YouTube analyzes the relevance of your video for the user.

So it is very important that you reach the right audience.

Factors such as number of views, but especially time watched, are important factors that influence the ranking of your video & determine whether your video appears in the list of recommended videos.

The assignment is therefore to attract the right audience and to fascinate them with your content. So focus on the user and optimize your video using the following elements:

  • Title: Integrate your most important keyword  in the title of the video with a clear call to action.
  • It is advisable to do keyword research in the concept phase to get an idea of the topics and words that are frequently searched for that are relevant to your video!
  • Descriptions: Provide a good copy that describes what the user can expect and add a clear call 2 action to convince him to click. If the expectation is not met, the user will drop out with all the consequences that entails.
  • Annotations: handy to use in the video itself to indicate the moment you are going to talk about a certain topic in your video. So gives a possibility to process extra keywords,
  • Transcript: often overlooked but very handy. The transcript offers the possibility to integrate the full text of the video.
  • Tags: it is recommended to process up to 10 tags that are representative of the content. Base them on keyword research.

To make your video rank faster, it is advisable to optimize these basic elements when uploading your video.

However, it is not a guarantee of success because you depend on the level of competition on the keywords and the other ranking factors that YouTube uses.

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Tip 3 – Use your own website and / or blog and allow embedding.

YouTube also looks at inbound links on the video in the ranking factors for your video.

This is, just like with traditional search engine optimization, an indicator of relevance and has an effect on channel authority.

It is therefore advisable to make a link from your website or blog to the video or to allow third parties to include their site (embed). Also include your videos in a video sitemap!

This is a good way to get your video distributed and counts as a good indicator of the quality and relevance of your video.

Websites will only record a video if they really see added value for their visitors.

The views that are generated on an external site are included in the general view count. So keep a close eye on the traffic sources of your video in YouTube Analytic!

Paid Media

Tip 4 – Build up volume with the help of video advertising

Since views and time watched are an important indicator for ranking your video in Google, it is also worth considering promoting your video using video advertising within YouTube.

This way you can generate more volume on your video in the short term.

YouTube offers two different ways to advertise. Based on reservation or via Adwords for video. How you purchase the campaign and which formats you use best depends on your goal.

Reservation based purchase has the advantage that you more or less have a guarantee on the volume of people that you can reach depending on your target group criteria.

The disadvantage of this way of advertising is that, for example, the preroll format is not stoppable and that you pay on a CPM basis.

Mastheads on the homepage of YouTube offer a lot of possibilities for creativity and really put your video in the spotlight.

Example Masthead:

Advertising with AdWords for video has the great advantage that the campaign can managed and optimized.

Another big advantage is that you only pay for real views based on a cost per view. The disadvantage is that you obviously have no guarantee of visibility. This is determined your bid strategy within the Google auction system.

During the duration of your campaign you also best analyze the contribution of the used ad formats in order to further optimize your campaign results.

For more details about the different formats, pros, cons and best practices, we refer you to the “YouTube Best Practices and Insights” presentation presented at Bloovi Event Search University 2013:

Earned Media

Tip 5 – Use your social media profiles

To just kick in an open door. Share your video on all social profiles that you have available. Facebook, Twitter, Google+, your Facebook page, your Google+ page and other suitable channels.

YouTube registers the sources through which people view your video material and a large distribution means a greater reach.

And where credit is due, if your video is tasted, it will be liked and shared.

But make sure you are prepared for all scenarios, both negative and positive, and monitor your statistics and possibly social media. Sometimes the ball rolls differently like you.

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Why Is Video Marketing Important?

Because the benefits don't lie.

  • Explain complex products or services better and faster
  • Use videos as a manual for customers.
  • Make your company more personal with authentic videos.
  • Use videos for StoryTelling and Content Marketing.
  • And … videos increase confidence and thereby stimulate sales.

But that is not the only thing.

More reasons why Online Video Marketing works?

Yes, there are more reasons why you should not ignore this.

I have listed it for you.

The facts, the figures. And what else online video marketing delivers:

  • People stay on a website longer – also good for Google's position
  • The conversion gets a boost – quite important in the process from lead to customer
  • The find ability increases – not wrong to get leads anyway

Conclusion

There are of course many more video trends to spot than we have described above. In my opinion, these are the largest for the coming year.

The fact that video is becoming more important is also evident from the fact that Google makes videos easier to find.

A few years ago a photo was even easier to find than a video. This is no longer the case today.

Video is always and everywhere.

It makes our work more relevant and we make more people happy.

The last thing I want to share is what you as an organization will do in the field of video marketing in 2019: make a plan.

Do nothing without strategy. Otherwise, gambling or what you do works. And does it not work? Then it's just a waste of money. If you have any questions please leave them below.

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8 thoughts on “How Video Marketing Is The New Video Marketing”

  1. This article could not have come at a better time for me. I have been thinking more and more on creating video content and coming across your article on how video marketing is the new video marketing really pushed me further along.

    You have offered some great advice on what to think about when creating your video content and how important it is to still remember your set but also to make it personal.

    The list you have offered on why video marketing  is important really resonated with me in a good way. You will become more relatable as a person when people can actually see you and know you in a different way.

    I have saved your article as I do intend to revisit it.

    Thank you for the information you have shared about the importance of video marketing.

    • Hey, nice to meet you and thanks for your response. It is a difficult step to make videos. I also had cold water fears.

      If you make videos over your shoulder, nobody will see you. After a while, things get better and better. Yes, and video marketing is the future. I’m glad I was able to give you that information. And now it’s “just do it”.

      Lots of success

  2. Hi Nelly! This has been an interesting read. I have also noticed that nowadays videos are much easier to find. They are ranked high on search engines.

    Your encouragement to use videos as part of our marketing strategy is very sound. We will be losing an important part of our audience if we limit our content to text only. Your post has made me decide to take action! Thanks!

    • Hey, Henry nice to meet you and thanks for your comment. Yes, videos are highly regarded in Google.

      It is a difficult step to make videos. I also had cold water fears.

      I’m glad I was able to give you that information. And now just go for it.

      Good luck

  3. These are some good ideas and suggestions regarding video marketing. Video is truly the way people are marketing these days and my kids can tell you, it is what they look forward to watching on the iPads when they have electronic time.

    Personally, I am a behind the scenes type of person and probably could never be that person that does a video series with myself included. Do you have any suggestions on getting past this fear? 

    • Hey, Chasnea nice to meet you and thanks for your comment. Yes, video marketing is now hot. Overcome your fear! I also feared cold water.

      It is a difficult step to make videos. I always make videos over my shoulder, then you can show what is happening on the screen, and nobody sees you.

      I’m glad I was able to give you that information. And now go for it.

      Good luck

  4. It seems as though this particular ship is just about leave harbour without me on it. For months now I have been hearing about how video is going to be the ‘medium’ of choice and I can see why. Even your short video kept me watching for the full 2.26 mins. I have shared this page as it is an excellent resource in and of itself. There’s no doubt I will be using video in the not to distant future and I will be bookmarking this site so I can come back and work through your suggestions one by one. The facts and figures in the video clip were surprising, I knew we preferred the visual but had no idea of the speed of consumption difference. I like working on the ‘brand’ aspect, which ties in with your ideas of keeping certain things the same throughout each and every video. I wasn’t even aware of ‘Video SEO.’ I might have to stick with voice overs and slide shows to start with until I get more confident.

    • Hey, thanks for your comment and helpful to meet you. Yes, video marketing is now hot. Overcome your fear! I had too cold water fear. I started with presentations without text. After a while, I got tired of it, and now I always make videos over my shoulder, you can show what is happening on the screen, and nobody sees you.

      I’m glad I was able to give you that information. And now go for it.

      Good luck

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