Bring your story to life

It’s well known that content marketing is an effective way to build your brand and reach your target audience.

One form of content marketing that is growing in significance is video marketing. In fact, according to a report by Demand Metric, 83 percent of marketers say that video is more important than ever.

This is reflected by WYZOwl statistics which show 87 percent of businesses use video as a marketing tool.

What is Video Content Marketing?

Video content marketing is when brands produce video content to raise their profile online. Video is usually published on either YouTube or a social network, although it can also come in the form of webinars, courses, live video, or self-hosted video.

When done well, video can be a powerful way for a brand to spread its message in a way that is easily accessible to a large audience. It works with both B2C and B2B content strategies.

Videos are a Great Way to Explain Your Product

Video content is a useful tool when it comes to helping potential buyers learn about a product. In fact, according to WYZOwl, 94 per cent of marketers say using video content has helped increase user understanding of a product or service.

Customers will only buy your product when they understand what it does and how it will help them. It is unsurprising that video content is such a good tool for this as the visual element helps businesses clearly explain how things work.

Videos Have a Good Return on Investment

The return on investment you get from your video will depend on several things including how well you have organised your content strategy and the quality of your videos. Nonetheless, 83 per cent of WYZOwl survey respondents say video gives them a good return on investment.

You Can Use Video in a Variety of Ways

Marketers have plenty of options when it comes to how they use video content. This means it’s easy to find a method that fits in with your company’s marketing goals. While YouTube is the obvious place to start when creating videos, here are some of the other options you could use:

Most social media platforms including Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube allow you to post stories that disappear after a certain amount of time. These are great because they can be super quick and cheap to create and they speak directly to your audience. For stories to be effective, you’ll need to have—or be building—an audience on social media.

Live video has grown in recent years with industry giants like Facebook, YouTube, and Twitch all offering ways for businesses to stream live content. Live video can be effective. Facebook said that live streams get six times as many interactions as regular videos.

Webinars are a great way to use video to interact directly with your potential customers. They can be used to answer specific questions customers may have about your product, or to teach the audience something about your industry, thereby establishing yourself as an authority.