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Video Marketing Can Carry Your Message for You

Video Marketing packs some serious punch.

If you don’t have high-quality web videos to demonstrate your products or to communicate company news, you’re missing out.

Since 2009,  there’s been a 33 percent increase in the use of online video marketing by media websites. Further, 80 percent of those sites use videos created by outside parties. Media sites are looking for high-definition video, especially.

Those websites are using online video to tell their stories, and externally-created videos are fine with them. If you can provide them with content that helps tell a story they’re working on, there’s a likelihood that they’ll embed your video on their story — generating hundreds or thousands of new views.

“The key takeaway for communicators is the enormous opportunity to place their unedited packages on media websites as earned media through distribution of links, embed codes, and edited packages,” the report notes.

Online-only media and newspapers are most open to using embed codes, displaying your web video as-is.

If you’re looking for media coverage, don’t stop at the press release. Today, companies have the chance to tell their own stories with web video. If those stories are well-told and talk about a timely subject, they’re more likely to be used by interested sites.

via How Video Can Carry Your Marketing Message