When it comes to marketing your business online, creating a video marketing strategy is one of the most important tasks you can do that will have a tangible impact on growing your business. Video is a format that consumers around the globe love to digest. I have a sneaking suspicion that this is why it is being reported that 1 Billion hours of Youtube social video content is being watched every day around the world.
By using video you can bring your business and your brand to life in the mind of the consumer. Video content is not a flat or stagnant type of content, but it is vibrant and colorful. Video helps you connect with your audience, and helps your audience to connect with you and your brand.
If there’a any chance that you’re still resistant to incorporating video into your business, then read the following article Mike Connel at Spin Sucks. I guarantee you will find it quite insightful!
“I love video content.
Let me rephrase that.
I love consuming video content, but I despise making it.
Let me rephrase again: I love video content, but I hate being IN it…
That’s not a huge impediment to what I do because, well, #writing, but ultimately I do recognize the value of video… as long as I’m not in it.
Why would I video myself saying things into my phone? Won’t that just distract people from my amazing words?
When you ask the question like that, it kind of answers itself, no?
Still, that got us thinking. How important is video to our overall content mix?
It’s important, to be sure, but how important?
How about you? If it’s absent from your content strategy, do you absolutely need to add it? How much should you layer in?
So, the next Big Question focuses on video:
How important is video marketing in your content strategy? Is there such a thing as too much? Too little?
Does it depend?
Video Marketing: You’re Asking the Wrong Question
We received a huge number of answers to this one. Overwhelmingly, the answer was “very important,” along with the suggestion that we were asking the wrong question!
From Rachel Kay Albers:
Video content is where it’s at—why be scrambling to play catch up later?
Experts predict that video will drive 80 percent of online traffic within the next year, so companies need to include video NOW to stay relevant, as opposed to scrambling to make up for lost time in 2019.
The question isn’t, “Do I absolutely HAVE to add video to my strategy now?” but “What and who am I losing from failing to connect with my audience with video?”
While text-based content is still king in terms of driving search engine traffic, video is king for the “know, like, trust” factor.
Video builds intimacy and trust with your audience faster. NOT using video in content marketing means you have to work harder to gain your audience’s confidence; this means pumping more time and resources into research, content writing, and promotion……………..”
Eddie Woods here, okay, I’m going to be a bit bold with my next statement, ready? You MUST incorporate video into your marketing plan for your business!!! This is NOT a suggestion, this is mandatory! Mandatory only if you want to remain relevant. Video is not only the dominant medium of the future, but it is the dominant medium of Right Now!
I know that many small, medium and even large businesses resist using video because they think it involves a lot of work, perhaps a big budget, requires time, and maybe they don’t feel that they come across good on camera. But if you are one of those businesses that have some of those objections, I would suggest that you stop thinking about your own insecurities with video, and start thinking about the effects that video can have on your potential customers, and the real potential it has to grow your audience, your customer base, and your bottom line.
I want you to read an amazing article from Liis Hainla at Dreamgrow, so you can start to understand the real power that video has and how it can help you grow your reach and your business…
“This has been a full-on video revolution year for marketers. According to Wyzowl statistics, 63% of businesses have started using video content marketing. Out of those 82% of businesses feel video marketing is an important part of their strategy. Video is progressing rapidly and will reach new heights sooner than we think. This trend is fueled by 83% of businesses believing that video marketing gives them a good ROI.
Undoubtedly, video marketing is one of the newest additions to your promotion toolbox. You might still have your doubts. Is it really worth to consider using videos for promoting your business? Do you have enough resources to create and use video content in your marketing?
The answer is simple: Yes, it’s worth it. Not only because everyone’s doing it but because video is one of the most versatile and profitable digital marketing tools out there. Here are 8 reasons why you should use video marketing right now…”