Is High-Quality Video Production a Critical Factor in Advertising?

Do companies really need to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on production to create quality videos for advertising? Furthermore, does a more expensive advertisement actually provide a greater return? As a software company designed to help companies grow using video, the team here at Wistia had to find out.

Video production crew

So, we decided to perform an experiment: We commissioned an ad agency to create three ads, for the same product, with budgets of $1,000, $10,000 and $100,000. Thus, the One, Ten, One Hundred campaign and docuseries was born.

One, Ten, One Hundred takes a good hard look at the impact different budgets have on production quality; this campaign ended up being a huge creative challenge—and a lot of fun!…

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Live Video Promotions to Help Your Business Growth

If you’re trying to grow your business, you’re probably trying to approach that goal from as many different perspectives as possible. You may have worked your way through photography pretty quickly in your quest to get good digital imaging for your company. However, it’s a little bit more difficult to get video going, and then especially live video. That’s where you can get creative and really get cracking.

Live video streaming for marketing

What are a few live applications that you can think of right away? Facebook live is one. And then Instagram live takes you to another platform. And then Snapchat live is yet another way to showcase what you’re doing in the immediate moment.…

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5 Best Video Sharing Sites

As content consumption changes, you need to come up with new and entertaining methods to keep your audience connected to your brand. People are using their smartphones and tablets to interact with content, so you need to come up with something that adds value while being easy to follow at any moment.

Smartphone video sharing and recording

Videos are flexible and allow you to deliver high-quality content using an entertaining format. Video content is the king of digital marketing – it will account for as much as 80 percent of the internet traffic, by 2019.

The Power of Video Content

What’s so special about videos?…

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Video Trends of 2018 Your Business Needs to Employ

Video marketing has gained massive steam over the last couple of years and 2018 is the year you should be using it to drive your leads and sales. It is the best way to announce business changes, business events, contests, and product releases. It can be overwhelming when you don’t know where to start or how to begin.

Today we look at some trends and how they can best help your business in the coming year.

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Make It Easy – Hire A Videographer

If you have never done a video before, it can do you a lot of good to hire someone who knows how to produce a video.…

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How to Create a Small Business Video Marketing Strategy

Video marketing has been hugely successful in 2017 and all signs point towards similar success in 2018. Videos attract peoples’ attention, they generate leads, and they get people to convert. But, how do you get in the video marketing game as a small business with a limited marketing budget?

Video marketing strategy

In this blog post, I’m going to show you how to create a small business video marketing strategy.

Define your goals

One of the first things that you should do as part of any digital marketing and growth strategy, is to set your goals.

This will help you focus on delivering results and making sure that every piece of content you create will serve a clear purpose – aka, to help you achieve your set goals.…

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How to Elevate Your Startup with Animated Explainer Videos

Startup owners rarely have large marketing budgets at their disposal.

But marketing your product or service is essential at every stage of growth. That’s why you need to capitalise on your resources wisely, and spend money on marketing techniques and tools that offer high ROI.

Animated explainer video

Animated explainer videos bring plenty of benefits to startups that are short on money but want to make a mark on the industry by communicating their value in a unique way.

Explainer and how-to videos account for 67% of global YouTube viewership. Users watch 5,000 videos like that every single day.

Here are 5 tips to help you grow your startup with animated explainer videos driving your marketing campaign.…

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Beat Your Competitors with Video Ads

While digital marketing experts are convinced that video advertising is an efficient way of communicating with your current and potential customers, small and mid-sized businesses are still hesitant about it. This is mostly because of the lack of credible information about this great platform of advertising.

YouTube video ad

This guide is aimed to providing this vital information, which can help you reach the digital marketing goals of your business effectively and beat your competitors with video ads.

Why Video Advertising?

Statistics show that millennials and Generation Z are no longer dependent on newspapers for learning about what’s going on around them. Instead, they depend on social media websites for this purpose.…

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4 Reasons to Create a Video Case Study for Your Business

Steve Jobs once said that customers don’t know what they want until it’s been shown to them. The late entrepreneurial pioneer used this to Apple’s advantage, identifying a problem and solving it in the simplest, most approachable manner possible. The success of this method is unquestionable – Apple fast became the world’s most valuable company.

Apple Inc

You might have the best product in the world, but if customers don’t know how it will improve or simplify their lives, they will not buy into it. This concept forms the core of advertising and marketing, but is often neglected when it comes to constructing a company website.…

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The Power of Video for Growing Businesses

When it comes to successfully growing a business in the age of the internet, few tools are more powerful than video. It can be used in dozens of different ways and is exponentially more compelling than any other form of marketing or branding.

Vlogger creates a marketing video

Unfortunately, with so many different possible strategies, brands often get confused by which ones to implement for best results. In order to point you in the right direction, we’ve uncovered some of the top-returning strategies for 2016 and beyond.

1. Develop a Robust YouTube Channel

YouTube is the place to begin. Despite the fact that there are 4 billion video views per day, only 9 percent of small businesses leverage the platform.…

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Monetize And Measure Your Video Marketing With These Two Online Tools

Two Tools to Monetize And Measure Your Video Marketing

SMBs spend either time or money on their website videos. Both are valuable for the owner of an SMB which is why you need to get the most out of your videos. Saying a URL or telling someone to visit your site isn’t enough, you cannot accurately measure this and see what your ROI is. You also don’t get to see your reach or where the traffic comes from.

Here are two tools (with free versions) that will help you see the real return from your video and video marketing efforts:

Viewbix lets you add clickable buttons and calls to action to your website videos.…

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