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5 Rules for Online Video Marketing

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With the rise in video and social media, smaller and medium sized businesses now have access to video production that previously was reserved for large advertisers. IPhones, point & shoot cameras, and GoPro’s have made video production much more accessible to the masses. While there is a lower barrier to entry, there is still an art to video production. Here are 5 rules for online video marketing.

Have a USP: A unique selling point, or USP, is key to any campaign. What makes your product or your video unique? For example, if you’re selling a bra through video, what makes your bra stand out from the rest? Does it stick on and not require any straps whatsoever? Does it produce unparalleled cleavage? Figure out what your unique selling point is in one sentence and sell it!

Demo, demo, demo!: If you’re producing video content, remember one key idea: “Show, don’t tell.” Any salesman can talk about how great his or her widget is, but the great salesperson can show you. Concepts Video is king at unforgettable demos such as the Veggetti, Wonder Hangers, and BeActive. Wow your audience with a jaw dropping demo right from the beginning of your video and repeat it again and again.

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Subtitles: Because most viewers are now consuming video content on a computer or via their phones, it’s important to place subtitles in the video. If someone is scrolling through his or her phone in a waiting room, in the office, or even in bed, they’re not watching the video with sound. While the visuals are key for online video marketing, you’ll still want to have your audio in a lower third closed caption.

Cover Photo: As consumers quickly scroll through their feeds, the only thing that stops them is something that is eye-catching. Make sure to have a professional photo that is bright, clear, and captivating as your cover.

CTA: Ultimately, your online video should have a clear call to action to convert your viewers into customers. Be sure to have some type of instruction that provokes a response in your audience such as “visit www.XYZ.com,” “call now,” or “click here.”

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