Brands need a video marketing strategy — this idea isn’t new.
What has changed is how important video marketing has become on every platform and channel. It’s no longer just one piece of your overall plan. Video needs to play a central role in your outreach and campaign efforts.
Video is here, and it’s here to stay. Consider this: A Facebook executive predicted that the platform will be all video in less than five years. And while a focus on optimizing your content for Google is a smart play for any marketer, you’re missing out if you’re not considering how to get found on the world’s second largest search engine — YouTube.
According to an upcoming report from HubSpot Research, 54% of consumers want to see videos from brands they support in comparison to email newsletters (46%) or social image (41%) based content. We also found that video content was the most memorable (43%) in comparison to text (18%) and images (36%).
12 Types of Marketing Videos You Should Create
Before you begin filming, you first need to determine the type of videos you want to create. Check out this list to better understand the options:
1) Demo Videos
Showcase how your product works — whether that’s taking viewers on a tour of your software and its use cases or unboxing and putting a physical product to the test.
2) Brand videos
Brand videos are typically distributed as a part of a larger advertising campaign, showcasing the company’s high-level vision, mission, or products and services. The goal of brand videos is to build awareness around your company and attract your target audience.
3) Event Videos
Is your business hosting a conference, round table discussion, fundraiser, or another type of event? Produce a highlight reel or release interesting interviews and presentations from the gathering.
4) Expert Interviews
Getting internal experts or thought leaders in your industry to do short interviews on camera is a great way to build trust and authority with your target audience. Find the influencers in your industry or those with a different point of view and get these discussions in front of your audience.
5) Educational or How-To Videos
How-to videos can be used to teach your audience something new or build the foundational knowledge they’ll need to better understand your business and solutions.
6) Explainer Videos
This type of video is used to help your audience better understand why they need your product or service. Many explainer videos focus on a fictional journey of the company’s core buyer persona who is struggling with a problem. This person overcomes the issue by adopting or buying the business’s solution.
7) Animated Videos
Animated videos can be a great format for hard-to-grasp concepts that need strong visuals or an intangible service or product.
8) Case Study and Customer Testimonial Videos
Your prospects want to know that your product will solve their specific problem, and one of the best ways to showcase this and build trust is by creating case study videos that feature your happy and loyal customers. These are your best advocates. Get them on-camera describing their challenges and how your company helped them meet their goals.
9) Live Videos
Live video is a great format for giving your viewers a behind-the-scenes look at your company. Stream interviews and live presentations, and encourage people watching to comment with questions.
10) 360-Degree & Virtual Reality Videos
With 360-degree videos, viewers can see in every direction by scrolling around to see the content from different perspectives. This spherical video style is suited best for allowing viewers to experience a location. Virtual reality allows viewers to navigate and control their experience. These videos are usually viewed through devices such as Oculus Rift or Google Cardboard.
11) Augmented Reality Videos
In this style of video, a digital layer is added to what you are currently viewing in the world. For example: You can point your phone’s camera at your living room and see how a couch would look in the space.
12) Personalized Messages
Recording a video can be a creative way to continue a conversation or get the attention of someone who has not responded via email or another communication channel. Record yourself recapping an important meeting or giving personalized recommendations using a tool such as Loom or Soapbox. These videos will be a delight moment for your prospects and can drive them further down the purchasing funnel. Bizzexpose offers Video Marketing