Finding and convincing new customers is what every company does on a daily basis. It is necessary to keep the company running and to (continue to) generate sufficient sales. Potential customers or leads can be anywhere. And although every new lead can be a guarantee for a new sale, it often needs additional convincing.
This is why we are convinced that video (content) marketing can support any business. With video it is much easier to grab the attention of your audience. This increases the chance that they actually see and absorb the message. People are much less likely to exit a video than they stop reading a boring text full of information. It will be very important to focus on sharing information and expertise. Pushing a sale too hard is counterproductive. It is by informing the potential leads that they can come to “the right” decision themselves.
Another advantage of video is its flexibility. We can deploy them right where people’s attention is. On the cell phone, laptop or tablet. In this case, social media is the channel par excellence. On average people easily spend 1.5 hours a day on the various social media channels. Enough time to also take a look at your video. This form of marketing, putting your own content online without paying extra for it, is called organic marketing. The only real cost here is the time you spend creating your content and putting it online.
But how do you get started? And what should you show in your video? The most important thing before starting any new video campaign is to define the goals and expectations. Why do we want to do this campaign and what will determine its success? Based on the goals, how best to develop the video and where to put it online is determined. Some examples:
However, this is just a sample of all the possible video formats. We will come back to this in detail in another blog. In addition to the type of video, we will also look at how we can best reach the target audience. The following questions will help us with this:
If, for example, you want to reach new customers, we will focus on awareness. The objectives will then be related to discovering your brand and less to sales.
A teaser video can be a good way to convince people to visit your website. When people click through to the website you can easily distinguish those who are really interested from the rest.
It will be important to link measurable actions to your video campaigns. Or call-to-actions (CTA). A CTA is an action you want potential leads to take. It could be contacting them, filling out a form, downloading something or something similar. These actions, in turn, are needed to distinguish interested leads from the masses. This is how we make the difference between a cold lead and a hot lead. And it is the hot leads that you want to focus on first.
Does your company want to use video to attract new customers? Or would you like to analyze your current video strategy with us? Then claim your free consultation via the link at the bottom of the article! During this 15 minute conversation we can discuss your current approach and strategy and see how you can better use video in your overall business strategy.
Niels van der Veen, 2022/01/07
NYC Comedian & Crypto Investor | Partner at Fuss | email@example.com