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|20 January 2017|
Video views on mobile devices is heading upwards. It’s on target to account for 72% of all mobile traffic in the next few years and right now 50% of all YouTube views already come from a mobile device. This is no doubt why businesses who are using video to raise their profile on line and general leads are looking at ways to ensure their video content is optimised for mobile viewing.
|16 January 2017|
Using video for lead generation can range from simply images of a product, to demonstrations, customer testimonials and background knowledge. The aim of any video marketing is to get customers to buy and some businesses find that adding a video at the check out point reduced abandoned carts and encourages the sale. With so many products being bought on line these days, the more you can make the buying process into a tangible experience, one where the customer is virtually walking round a product, opening its doors or compartments, seeing it in use, hearing from satisfied existing customers, the more likely they are to buy.
|05 January 2017|
Maybe you thought AI was something just for the movies, but think again as we move into 2017 and beyond because AI is making a definite impact in a number of industries and in particular with eCommerce.
|04 January 2017|
The end of the year is a great time to look back on your business’s progress and what you have achieved, but also to look ahead. New Year’s resolutions will focus your attention on what you want to achieve in the year ahead, here are some suggestions:
|21 December 2016|
Video is a powerful marketing tool, and when used well can really improve the return on investment. We are all becoming much more visually aware, and statistically it seems that, given the choice, we prefer to see and hear information before we read more detail. ’59% of executives,’ in a Forrester survey, ‘indicated that they would rather watch video than read text,’ and 4 times as many consumers would rather watch a video about a product before buying it.
|16 December 2016|
A gimbal mount for a video camera allows the operator to achieve smooth, fully stabilised, dynamic and continuously moving shots where the camera seems to float through air similar to shots from ‘stedicam’ footage used on high budget movies.
The gimbal itself has been the business end of the very successful Ronin (and Ronin M) camera mount but these are heavy and cumbersome to use in the field, take some time to calibrate and can’t be used for extended shots without the cameraman taking a rest break; although there are body harnesses which can be worn to help to take the weight off the arms.
The Osmo, however, provides a 3-axis stabiliser which is designed to be operated in one hand and it’s light enough to allow the cameraman to shoot for long periods without having to spend 3 weeks in the gym developing his (or her) biceps.
|09 December 2016|
A careful email marketing strategy can be a very effective means of generating new business and connections, and also an efficient way of sustaining and nurturing your existing clients. Using the word ‘video’ in your subject line can dramatically improve open rates and providing useful information will help to build rapport with existing and potential clients.
|02 December 2016|
Localising your video content enables it to be accessed and understood by a much wider audience. If you have gone to the effort of creating content, then it makes sense that you would want people to see it. After all, your content will be designed to communicate a message to a specific audience. Communication is absolutely key to every business aspect – from acquiring and retaining customers to improving employee engagement and performance. If you are only communicating your content in one language, then you are shutting yourself out of the global market.
With the rise of technology and the internet, videos have become THE main method of communicating with a targeted audience. This is not going to change, as more and more businesses are seeing the benefits in using videos to help them communicate their messages. At the same time we have seen a shift in the way that we consume video content. The world is more connected than ever before, and business has become more global as a result.
|25 November 2016|
We all know that time is of the essence when trying to pitch your business, and on video it’s vital you get the message, as well as the look and feel, right because your video pitch will be viewed over and over on line. Creating the right impact in 60 seconds means you need to plan accordingly, so we’ve put together a few useful tips on how to prepare for appearing on camera for your first video pitch.
|17 November 2016|
This particular blog post will be told from a recent Media graduate’s perspective after joining Take One on their video shoot to Our Lady of Lourdes RC Primary School.
|09 November 2016|
The success and importance of video in search and marketing was perhaps recognised in 2006 when Google bought YouTube for $1.65 billion. No wonder that having video on your home page on line provides a 54 times better chance of you getting returned in a Google search result list. Of course, Google then decided to roll forward the idea of ads to monetise its investment in YouTube and capitalise on the success of the channel for brands, marketers and individuals giving yet another way in which to push potential customers to a product or service.
|04 November 2016|
An important use of Google Analytics with your YouTube channel is to see how it steers viewers to your website and vice versa. Do they come from your website? What other types of website do they come from? Maybe with this sort of information you can start to expand your video strategy and align yourself with complimentary topics and sources.
|28 October 2016|
So if you are planning to use video content for your business, what’s the value of localisation? Well, we live in a global world, and are more connected to our potential global market than ever before. As a result, organisations need to ensure they have the most effective means of connecting with their consumers in order to create opportunities.
Organisations can significantly improve the impact of their video communications with good video localisation, both regionally and globally. Research has shown that consumers are much more likely to engage with video content if it’s communicated to them in their own language. So if you want to tap in to the growing multinational market in the UK, European or the world, then engaging through a number of different languages could create real opportunities.
|19 October 2016|
Businesses can spend a lot of time and effort trying to get themselves ranked well on Google, and found above their competitors. This can include a myriad of resources from Google Pay Per Click, to email blasts, to social media platforms, webinars to name just a few of the areas that marketing professionals need to understand these days to get a positive marketing strategy that delivers results. Businesses need to be found on line, so how can you make this happen more easily and how can adding video to your marketing mix help?
|14 October 2016|
YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world, with Google – who own YouTube – being the largest, so making the most of getting your YouTube Channel found is a vital part of any on line marketing strategy. Here are a few ideas to help you make more of the power of your videos on YouTube.
|06 October 2016|
As with all communications, the best way to make video work as a marketing tool is to begin with the right message for your target audience; then test the message, just to check that you’re right and that nothing significant has changed in audience metrics then take full advantage of SEO friendly optimisation techniques.
Facebook and Facebook Live are changing the way brands use videos, allowing them to build more personal and engaging relationships with their audience.
Here are a few tips to help your video marketing strategy get off to a flying start.
|28 September 2016|
So the new iPhone 7 has finally jettisoned the mini-jack headphone connector, much to the annoyance of many ‘Applephiles’ – in favour of using the Apple patented Lighting connector.
By why, I hear you ask, when the mini-jack has served us so well for many years and has been universally accepted as a recognised standard and used by manufacturers of all manner of devices from headphones to computers to MP3 players, smartphones to radios. Here are some of the reasons that Apple give for their shock decision to remove an important piece of connectivity from their new smartphone. Believe what you will!
|21 September 2016|
Well, it was never going to be a big seller though some businesses made a profit for a short time and in some cases, usually films! We’re talkinga bout 3D technology of course, and 3D can be used well, if used subtlety, thought it’s now a thing of the past and have to say we never, ever got to use the facility on our editing systems as most business and corporate video work is more interested in the message than the new technology. That said, one thing which may need attention though is 360 video, and more importantly 360 Aerial video so here are few tips and hints about what to consider and what is available.
|12 September 2016|
One of the most common challenges that clients perceive with social marketing videos is not having enough to talk about or show on camera. People often feel they don’t have enough content that will be sufficiently engaging and appeal to their audience. Here are some ideas to help you get your video marketing strategy calendar filled out!
|05 September 2016|
YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world, and of course it is owned by Google, THE biggest search engine in the world; so it makes sense to get as good a performance from YouTube with your online sales and lead generation videos as possible. Aside from the basic SEO work on your videos, such as adding transcription, closed captions, suitable headings and titles as well as appropriate tags that include your key words, there are few other things you can do.Here are a few tips to help you improve your investment return on your video content.