Inbound Marketing Age

How to prepare for a B2B web video appearance

Written by Maddy Bogacki  |  8, October, 2018  |  0 Comments  Subscribe

Web video is widely used by digital marketers as a way to influence B2B purchase decisions. And, as a leading advocate for your brand, you might on occasion be asked to step into the spotlight to share your thoughts and expertise.

Whether you are comfortable with public speaking or not, the idea of appearing on-camera can seem daunting. But genuine, helpful testimony will greatly enhance your viewers' product understanding - as well as their readiness to buy.

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How to improve every stage of your video production process

Written by Maddy Bogacki  |  14, August, 2018  |  0 Comments  Subscribe

More B2B companies are using video marketing than ever before. That makes sense considering the force with which a successful campaign can attract, qualify and convert new customers. But how can your business maximise on this creative venture?

There are three stages to video production:

Pre-production - planning your video, writing the script and coordinating activities

Production - producing the raw material for your video. This could consist of filming, recording audio or creating graphical assets.

Post-production - assembling the footage, editing and reviewing.

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Video Marketing: How to create animated whiteboard video

Written by Maddy Bogacki  |  6, August, 2018  |  0 Comments  Subscribe

Whiteboard videos are a prime example of an educational video that benefits buyer personas in the awareness stage of the inbound sales funnel. They come under the genre of explainer videos and use both illustration and animation to communicate concepts in a fun and unexpected way.

Investigation reveals that 45 per cent of companies who champion video as a valuable marketing tool feature an explainer video on their homepage. An overwhelming majority of those companies find great success with this content.

The following post explores the video production process behind making a whiteboard explainer video.

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A quick guide to length for social media video

Written by Maddy Bogacki  |  20, July, 2018  |  0 Comments  Subscribe

Consider how many people are using social media on a daily basis - it’s such a staple in modern living. Marketers can take full advantage of this audience by providing video content that resonates with them.

When you’re ready to embark on a video marketing campaign, you will need to write a script and formulate a plan as to how and where you will share your content.

One of the most common questions to arise in any video creation process is this: just how long should the video be?

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What are the top video marketing trends this year?

Written by Maddy Bogacki  |  11, July, 2018  |  0 Comments  Subscribe

It's not always easy to predict the future, but it's worth a shot. Video marketing is ever on the rise. In one survey, 64 percent of marketers admitted that video is set to dominate their content marketing strategy.

Video marketing is a venture with high ROI and buckets of creative potential.

In this blog, we will have a look at some of the most alluring new trends when it comes to video marketing.

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How to convert more leads using landing page video

Written by Maddy Bogacki  |  3, May, 2018  |  0 Comments  Subscribe

Directly after clicking a call-to-action, customers are swept away to a landing page tailored specifically to address their concerns. A fully optimised landing page helps prospective customers access the information they need in exchange for valuable contact information.

At this young stage of your lead generation, video is particularly powerful. 

Active leads may have first encountered your CTA via email, a blog post, sidebar, pay-per-click campaign or social media. However it happened, they have shown a vested interest in a specific recommendation you made, and are now on a quest for further details. 

Landing page video is an inventive way to deliver useful information about your offer.

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Why video marketing is not just about stunning visuals

Written by Maddy Bogacki  |  9, April, 2018  |  0 Comments  Subscribe

Customers often opt to watch videos online rather than spend their time wading through written content. That said, the use of text can contribute hugely to the performance of marketing videos.

Your videos need more than stunning visuals. They also need carefully crafted text to keep your viewer engaged. 

According to this report on the use of video in social media, 39 percent of consumers are more likely to finish a video when it includes text. Used effectively, it will reinforce your point and help viewers recall more of the information you have shared with them.

Text can be introduced in the form of overlays, descriptions and titles. It can be highly stylised and immensely helpful. A sprinkling of captions will give context to your video and add detail to your story without detracting from the main message.

Here's how to get the best results from your video marketing campaign by using text in your videos.

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5 tips for working with a video marketing agency

Written by Maddy Bogacki  |  3, April, 2018  |  0 Comments  Subscribe

It’s nigh impossible to ignore the rise of video marketing.

However, you may not be lucky enough to have the talent (or equipment) in-house to produce video content that lives up to the mark. This is where an inbound marketing agency with specialist video experience can help.

In video production finding the right team is half the battle - you want to be selective with recruitment because successful brand videos require a high level of skill to produce.

Choosing a partner you trust makes collaboration and communication easier at every stage. A video marketing agency with a strong company culture should be able to give you an immediate sense of who they are and how they work.

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8 ways video thrives in social media marketing campaigns

Written by Maddy Bogacki  |  22, March, 2018  |  0 Comments  Subscribe

It can be a challenge to deliver quality content across multiple social media channels consistently.

Your business can use video to bring a little variation to your social media marketing calendar. Visuals have been shown to reinforce marketing messages, which is no surprise considering 65 percent of us are visual learners.

Video is no longer optional: 87 percent of online marketers use video content and this trend is set to continue. Experts have predicted that video will account for 80 percent of online traffic by 2019.

Here are 8 undeniable reasons why you should be using video in your B2B social media campaigns.

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Video marketing: how to generate leads with CTAs

Written by Maddy Bogacki  |  9, March, 2018  |  0 Comments  Subscribe

Every piece of content you create is a gateway to conversion, and the best way to prompt viewers to engage with your company and move along the buyer journey is a clear and strong call to action. You can do this with b2b web video.

As part of your video marketing strategy, you will have outlined a purpose for your video. There is a specific action you hope viewers will undertake after your closing scene. Including a CTA will highlight this.

Whether you intend to drive visitors to your website, share a brand message, increase subscriptions or prompt your audience to get in touch – your video call to action is the trigger.

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Insider tips for developing a video marketing script

Written by Maddy Bogacki  |  20, February, 2018  |  0 Comments  Subscribe

Preparation is the key to success for any mission, and it won’t surprise you to read that this rings true for video marketing campaigns. Writing a video script is one of the best ways to clarify objectives and define your core message.

Video marketing scripts cement focal points, highlight project requirements and provide the entire video production team with something substantial to refer to.

If you are ready to knuckle down and start writing your script, here are some helpful video script goals to consider:

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