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Video + Social Media

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Let's face it, social media is an integral part of business today. While as many of us like to blame it for various ills, social media has made the world closer, at least in the sense of communication. And since it's not going away, most business leaders have accepted and welcome it as a way to reach and market to their customers. Videos are really ideal for this technology as a way for people to view anytime and anywhere using...

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Getting over fear of a video production

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PreparationYou've been assigned or you've decided to be filmed on video. At first, that's gotta feel great. But unless you're a trained actor or a seasoned presenter, there's a good chance you'll feel at least a bit of anxiety as the video production day approaches. That's true for first-timers or those that haven't been filmed for a while. Since you naturally want to appear relaxed, knowledgeable and even charismatic to your audience, it's a good idea to work on bringing...

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Creating a Great Case Study Video

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The best-case studies, from a video marketing standpoint, attract potential clients with a story told by both your representatives and satisfied clients. Unlike event-type videos, case study videos are narrative-driven. The best contain a full story arc, from the introduction of a problem your client faced down to the resolution you found together. Ideally, you won't be focusing on your services or products directly. Rather, you'll present an engaging true story of how your company led the charge in solving...

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Video Inhouse vs Outsourcing

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The data is in and it shows that corporate video use is increasing. What's interesting is that because of video production's somewhat isolated nature (some videos can be made without any face-to-face or face-to-camera activity), the pandemic might have actually increased the number of videos produced. As marketing teams staff back up and resources are engaged, we find that one of the early questions is whether to produce videos inhouse or engage with an outside vendor. It's a good question...

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“Shorts” videos

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An important development of the intersection of video and social media has been the emergence of micro-content videos. We call them "Shorts", or "Shorts Series". These are the short, 15-20 second videos meant to capture the attention of social media users with one or two important pieces of information of the company. With so much content vying for attention on social media, these "Shorts" are a good way to stand out. Providing short branded content in the form of short...

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Video Marketing Strategy

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Over the last several years, companies have added video is a key part of their marketing approach. Done right, there's no more effective tool out there. According to Hubspot, 62% of marketing professionals worldwide name video as the type of content with the best ROI today. But as with anything done well, you have to follow a good production methodology. Sure, there'll be opportunities for ad hoc types of videos showing staff, etc. But for most of the videos you...

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Value your story

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As an video production agency, we face demands from clients who want the most for least. After all, in some circles, video has been de-valued into a commodity. I recently saw an ad in Facebook that offered a video for $300. But video is tied to storytelling and pushing custom buttons for clients. How can it be de-valued into a commodity and be truly effective? It can't. Like other mediums, sure, video has a process can be broken down into...

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Jump in…the water’s never cold

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In spite of what you hear politically, you can find a myriad of stats showing the improvement of the quality of life across the world. I'm more of a technophile and believe that tech is largely the reason. From what I gather, half the world would disagree with that, and that's ok. I operate from a glass half full and think technology is what you make it. Further, what's really impressive is that technology is generally open to all. That...

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Deluged!

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Content is coming at us like never before. There used to be a steady rain of content where, about halfway through a TV show or before a movie, advertisements would run. So there was at least a pattern of content that was manageable. As you're probably aware, we've moved past that. Right now, you can access not only about every movie or TV show ever made, but about every clip of every movie or TV show ever made...on YouTube. New...

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Are testimonials worth it?

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I've been asked numerous times whether testimonials are worth the hassle. A testimonial is a "social proof" tool that has been used since the beginning of time where people assume the actions of others in order to reflect "correct" (or avoid "incorrect") behavior. It's kind of an introduction to people that worked for your friend and did a good job. Testimonials made the jump too from printed to online type. In fact, social media like Facebook, Twitter, etc, could be...

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