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If you’re a business owner already using online video to promote or advertise your business, congratulations. You’re ahead of the curve. But if you haven’t yet considered using video to broadcast your brand, you’re missing out. Why? Because using online video will not only improve your search engine rankings and provide an effective marketing tool available to a worldwide audience, but also leave a lasting impression on potential customers and increase your sales.
Here are five things to keep in mind when using online video for your business:
1. Tell a story. One of the buzzwords characterizing the shift away from pure selling is ‘storytelling.’ In Carmine Gallo’s The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs, she says, “the single most important thing to dramatically improve your presentation is to have a story to tell.” With online video, story-driven videos are becoming more and more popular simply because they’re effective; in fact, videos that engage viewers with a story are more likely to be shared, liked and commented on. Consider it an opportunity to visually recount your story and show potential customers something they wouldn’t be able to see anywhere else.
2. Get personal. If you’re a quirky business owner or your company has a killer corporate culture, let it shine. Standing out means being yourself, and highlighting what differentiates your business from others. And although speaking to a lens can be unnerving for newcomers, you’ll come across more naturally if the videographer asks you questions, rather than having you deliver hard line.
3. Boost views and conversions with clear calls to action . Effective online video educates and entertains, but what you also want to make sure it does is inspires the viewer to act. If your online video campaign is more about branding, make sure you include a clear call to action; whether it be visit your website and store, call a phone number, buy now or connect with you on social media. Before this, however, you want to make sure your video gets played in the first place. A recent study shows that using active calls to actions like ‘Click to Play,’ or ‘Learn More,’ can increase a video’s view rate by 12 times over passive labels like ‘Video’ or ‘Video Here.’
4. Go pro. While many business owners produce their first videos themselves, based on thousands of client experiences, it’s likely you’re going to pay a professional to re-do it once you realize it’s lacking narrative and polish. Save yourself the time and added cost, and work with professionals from the very start. Online video is arguably the best marketing tool at your disposal, and the ROI is unquestionable. Bottom line: just because you could do it yourself or hire an amateur, doesn’t mean you should. Has it been successfully done before? Sure, but it’s rare and usually because the personalities in the videos are bigger than the distraction that bad video is. Consider your video your first point of contact with your prospective client. Would you want that to be anything less than the quality and professionalism your business represents?
5. Share-ability and engagement. Videos shared via social media are consumed more than text-based updates, which means there is more potential for a company’s message to be shared and seen via these platforms. “Consumers are more likely to enjoy a brand video and remember the brand involved if they come across it because of a social media recommendation,” according to a recent report . So when you make the move into video for your business, make sure you keep your potential ‘social’ audience in mind.
A number of studies have come to the same conclusion: online videos help businesses sell to affluent consumers. Internet Retailer states, “those who view a video are 144 per cent more likely to place that item in a shopping cart. 52 per cent say watching video makes them more confident about their purchasing decisions.” One more stat if you still need to be convinced: comScore reports, “consumers who watch a video are 64 per cent more likely to make a purchase than those who don’t.”
What are you waiting for? Consumers are ready and waiting to click play on your business’s video content.
Lisa Ostrikoff is a TV journalist and anchor-turned-creator of BizBOXTV, a Canadian online video production, advertising and social media marketing agency.
ComScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released data from the comScore Video Metrix service showing that 181.9 million Americans watched 38.8 billion online content videos in April, while the number of video ad views reached an all-time high at 13.2 billion.
Top 10 Video Content Properties by Unique Viewers
Google Sites, driven primarily by video viewing at YouTube.com, ranked as the top online video content property in April with 154.6 million unique viewers, followed by Facebook with 627 million, VEVO with 52.9 million, NDN with 45.3 million, and Yahoo! Sites with 45.1 million. Nearly 39 billion video content views occurred during the month, with Google Sites generating the highest number at 13.0 billion and Facebook reaching an all-time high once again with 740.8 million. Google Sites had the highest average engagement among the top ten properties.
Top 10 Video Ad Properties by Video Ads Viewed
Americans viewed a record 13.3 billion video ads in April, with Google Sites ranking first with 2.4 billion ads. BrightRoll Platform came in second with 2.2 billion, followed by LiveRail.com with 1.7 billion, Adap.tv with 1.5 billion and Hulu with 1.4 billion. Time spent watching video ads totaled 5.1 billion minutes, with BrightRoll Platform delivering the highest duration of video ads at 1.1 billion minutes. Video ads reached 53 percent of the total U.S. population an average of 82 times during the month. Hulu delivered the highest frequency of video ads to its viewers with an average of 63.
Other notable findings from April 2013 include:
- 84.7 percent of the U.S. Internet audience viewed online video.
- The duration of the average online content video was 5.6 minutes, while the average online video ad was 0.4 minutes.
- Video ads accounted for 25.5 percent of all videos viewed and 2.3 percent of all minutes spent viewing video online.
Consumers watched 13.2 billion online video ads last month, reaching an all-time high, according to a new report by comScore.
Data from the comScore Video Metrix also showed that over 180 million Americans watched almost 40 billion online content videos in April.
Google Sites came in as the number one online video content property, primarily driven by video consumption on YouTube, with 154.6 million unique viewers in April. Google was followed by Facebook with 627 million, VEVO with 52.9 million, NDN with 45.3 million, and Yahoo Sites with 45.1 million.
Consumers watched 5.1 billion minutes of video ads in April and video ads reached 53 percent of the total U.S. population an average of 82 times during the month. Over two billion video ads were seen on the Google Sites platform. The BrightRoll platform came in second with 2.2 billion. LiveRail, Adap.tv, and Hulu rounded out the top five, with Hulu delivering the highest frequency of video ads to its viewers with an average of 63.
Google Sites also garnered the highest frequency of ad views for the month. Consumers saw an average of 23 ads in April. BrightRoll platform came in second with 14 ad views.
Video music channel VEVO held the top position in the ranking of unique video viewers with 51.7 million viewers. Fullscreen came in second with 37.4 million viewers, followed by Maker Studios Inc. with 33.8 million, Warner Music with 32.2 million, and ZEFR with 28.1 million.
According to comScore’s study, 84.7 percent of the U.S. population saw an online video in April. The average length of an online video was reported to be 5.6 minutes long, while the average length of an online video ad was found to be 0.4 minutes. Video ads accounted for 25.5 percent of all videos viewed and 2.3 percent of all minutes spent viewing video online.
We are at the brink of a watershed moment in digital video. Fueled by the high demand for premium, original content, this second annual marketplace, taking place this week (April 29-May 3), is widely expected to attract $1 billion of investment.
This level of investment inevitably will propel the entire digital video ad industry. Advertisers now have the foresight and financial incentive to produce original digital video advertising and make digital video a central focus of creativity, breakthrough interactivity and brand storytelling.
Interactivity aside, there’s room to think beyond the constraints of the traditional TV spot. In 2012, the most viral ad wasn’t 30 seconds long. It didn’t feature a cat, celebrities or a household name brand. It was a 30-minute video from Invisible Children, a nongovernmental organization, to rally opposition to Ugandan rebel leader Joseph Kony. Its current tally on YouTube of more than 97 million views makes its audience comparable to that of the Super Bowl.
Consumers are eager for more dedicated and eye-opening digital video advertising content. It’s already become a vibrant element of the stories that inform us, as demonstrated by the interactive feature “Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek” from The New York Times. Also, original digital video content has become a regular extension of television programming, especially of programming targeted to a younger audience.
Digital video has all the attributes of television—sight, sound and motion, and high-quality, original content—with the great benefit of interactivity, targetability and global audience.
Marketers are beginning to recognize this. In 2012, advertisers spent $2.3 billion on digital video advertising, an increase of 29 percent over 2011, according to the IAB Internet Advertising Revenue Report. But all too often, the ads themselves are an afterthought—repurposed television commercials, 15- to 30-second spots with very limited interactive features.
While it’s understandable that marketers want to dip in their toes before jumping, it’s time for the high dive. Too many advertisers are missing out on the valuable advantages of this medium, and too many consumers are ready for these new advertising experiences that aren’t presently available to them. Indeed, the marketplace is primed to produce interactive, engaging and powerful original digital video advertising.
We’re at the precipice of a new era of advertising where sight, sound, motion and interactivity are united into one robust, surprising, even multilayered brand communication, far beyond the capabilities of a traditional television commercial.
But it’s up to marketers, agencies and publishers to take that leap and jump in.