The benefits of video marketing have gone through the roof in recent years, but is video marketing the new black? I believe it is!
You might be resisting using video to market your business, but video marketing for small businesses has become a very effective strategy for those who have embraced it. Times have changed my friends, and it's time to add video to your content marketing repertoire.
Did you know that YouTube is the second most popular site on the web? You read that right! Youtube is second only to Google in the most visited sites on the web.
Video can be a great tool to enhance and improve your Social Media Marketing, Website Design, Email Marketing, and any of your other marketing channels.
So, let's jump into the benefits of video marketing....
It's pretty simple, video marketing is using and incorporating videos into your small business marketing campaigns and strategy.
It can be used to engage with customers, promote brand awareness, introduce products and services, and the list goes on and on.
Wyzowl's State of Video Marketing in 2018 survey reveals interesting data about how videos can impact your marketing efforts. Here are some of the most compelling stats from the survey.
Need more convincing? Here are a few more video marketing stats from Hyperfine Media.
Even if you have resisted using video marketing up to this point, you've got to admit at least a few of these stats are pretty compelling.
Incorporating video into your marketing can make what you already do even better!
Video marketing can be used in a number of different ways to educate, inform, and create new customers.
Here are some of the more common types of videos businesses are using to help market their business.
Facebook generates 8 billion video views on average per day which means people are really responding to video content.
Videos are more engaging and attract people compared to other forms of content. They're great at connecting with people and helping them get to know your brand. With the right video content and marketing strategy, your brand can spread like wildfire.
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Without an online presence, it's pretty difficult for most businesses to survive let alone thrive.
Video marketing can increase your online presence by making your content more engaging and easier to consume.
Videos encourage viewers to click a subscription link or visit a website. When people like what they see, they spread the word by clicking the share button.
Effective video marketing content will help your small business become a prominent online entity.
As humans, we hate interacting with robots. Often times a brand remains anonymous to our eyes because we see very little human representation.
Video eliminates this barrier. It puts a face or faces to the name which most customers prefer. Video allows people to hear and see you, which connects with people at another level compared to other types of content.
Everyone posts images or writes articles on social media, but how do you stand out from everyone else? By creating engaging videos.
Engagement is very important in the digital marketing world. If your content doesn't drive engagement, traffic and conversion will suffer. Videos promote social media engagement.
If you produce relevant and educational video content that speaks to your ideal clients, I guarantee you'll see an increase in your social media engagement.
We have already established that customers are more likely to buy a product after watching a video. What really triggers this?
Trust. Videos connect you and your audience in a more personal way compared to other forms of content.
Video allows people to get to know you and like you, so they can eventually trust you...
And we all know people do business with those they know, like, and trust.
Creating and editing videos isn't as hard as you might think. There are businesses creating pretty professional videos with a smartphone, a mic, and some basic video editing.
Don't get me wrong, there are some types of videos where you will need the help and assistance of a professional. You don't want the branding video for your company looking like a home video.
But, there are a lot of videos you can create in-house or with minimal assistance.
Here are a few quick tips to keep your video costs down and make the process easy:
Videos promote brand awareness, improve online presence, humanize a brand, boost engagement, build trust, and can be inexpensive and easy to produce, but the ultimate benefit of video marketing for small businesses is creating sales.
Video marketing WILL help increase sales for your business...give it a try and see what happens.
There you have it. Those are 7 benefits of video marketing. With the right strategy, video marketing for small businesses can have a positive, lasting impact on your business.
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Tim Fitzpatrick is the President of Rialto Mobile Marketing. At Rialto Mobile Marketing we create marketing systems to help small businesses achieve simple, sustainable growth. We help small businesses differentiate themselves from the competition, work with more ideal clients, command a premium for their products and services, and make marketing easier with consistent, repeatable results.