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  • blog date 05 August 2016

    Smart Content Marketing

    Smart Content Marketing

    What type of content should you be creating? How can you better understand which content formats are gaining the most traction with your audience? Provide your target audience with the kind of content that they’re craving, the kind they’ve never seen before or want to develop for future reference. Online and offline content can provide great data that helps with marketing strategy.


  • blog date 29 July 2016

    Gone with the (Re)Wind

    Gone with the (Re)Wind

    The end of an era has finally arrived with the Japanese company, Funai, announcing that, as of this July, it would cease to produce the VHS recorder due in part to the difficulties in acquiring the necessary components and mainly due to the non-existent market for the technology which has been superseded by DVD, Blu-ray and, latterly, on-line Cloud storage. The humble VHS tape has been wound back for the very last time as tape sees it’s demise in favour of digits and pixels and Cloud sharing. Take a trip down memory lane as we remember the days of only 3 TV channels, no cable, no satellite and if someone mentioned Netflix you would of thought they were talking about basketball. Video and Television has come on a long way, however there is some pleasure in remembering how it used to be!


  • blog date 20 July 2016

    Content Marketing for B2B Growth

    Content Marketing for B2B Growth

    Learning to transition from what content worked in the past to what works nowadays means looking further back in the past. The more ‘why we do what we do’ can be answered the more effective ‘what’ will be. The first recent form of content marketing dates back to 1895, John Deere published the first custom publication. It taught farmers how to make more money using John Deere’s products. In 1900, Michelin published the Michelin Guide, providing maintenance tips and travel features to drivers. The heart of content marketing is providing the consumer with value. Video content marketing is an ideal tool for this job!


  • blog date 12 July 2016

    The Why's of Content Marketing

    The Why's of Content Marketing

    In 2016, over 20% of marketing budgets are going towards content marketing. The vital thing to remember here is that without community, that is a waste of money! To make content marketing and particularly video content marketing work, you must have approachability and create community that has humans at its heart. Content that is focused on hitting the audience with a sales pitch, rather than helping, is doomed to fail.

    With this in mind our blog shares 6 basic steps that will help to build a responsive and rewarding content marketing strategy.


  • blog date 29 June 2016

    Transparent Windows

    Transparent Windows

    We use AVID editing suites for our video production and have decided not to allow our computers to upgrade from Window 7 to version 10, even though AVID have now added support for the new OS with the latest release of their Media Composer version 8.5.


  • blog date 29 June 2016

    The Director's Cut: AI Challenges Human Creativity?

    The Artificial Intelligence has been used to create a video without human ‘interference’. It used the music bed to create a script and a storyboard. Another computer then took the storyboard and directed drones to film aerial footage and created the cast of ‘actors’ to play in the movie. Can’t help feeling that there must be something lacking somewhere, but it is an interesting development!


  • blog date 22 June 2016

    What about Podcasts as part of a Marketing Strategy?

    What about Podcasts as part of a Marketing Strategy?

    Two-thirds of people listen to podcasts on a mobile device. The rise of smart phones has allowed people to listen to content in multiple environments, contexts and at different times of the day which were previous unavailable. So podcasts are something that have a place in the marketing strategy of any digitally aware business. However, you can also make good use of a podcast by converting video, and thereby by improved Google rankings.


  • blog date 16 June 2016

    Tracking Snapchat Growth

    Tracking Snapchat Growth

    If your target audience is in the age range of 12-24 years old, then Snapchapt should be considered as a part of your marketing mix. Snapchat usage has gone up by 11%, whereas and Facebook usage has dropped by 61% – according the surveys at least!


  • blog date 09 June 2016

    How to get YouTube to recommend your video content

    How to get YouTube to recommend your video content

    Important aspects of metadata include: descriptions, tags and closed captions. A lot, if not all, of the principles around SEO apply to the ‘suggested videos’ algorithm. Start with a title that will get people to click through, show relevance to the content and push keyword ranking. Then move on through the toolset to include annotations, playlists, links and comments. The more interesting and up to date your channel information is the more likely you are to keep people there and boost your end results.


  • blog date 01 June 2016

    How to Boost Video Engagement with YouTube Poll Cards

    How to Boost Video Engagement with YouTube Poll Cards

    What is a YouTube Poll Card? Well it’s an improve version of annotations and allows you to engage with your audience on particular questions or signpost to other relevant materials. Get creative with poll cards and use them as a tool to help gather information, interact with fans and guide processes. Getting the right feedback and guidance from audience can make the difference in turning good video content into great video content which ultimately brings excellent business in.


  • blog date 23 May 2016

    Client testimonial for Recruitment Video Project

    Client testimonial for Recruitment Video Project

    Signature are delighted with the recruitment videos and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend, or to use Take One in the future. Many thanks to all the Team.


  • blog date 20 May 2016

    Avoiding Common Pitfalls in Corporate Video Production

    Avoiding Common Pitfalls in Corporate Video Production

    Video may look easy these days, especially with the host of prosumer cameras and access to editing software on line, but remember the old saying about ‘A little bit of knowledge can be a dangerous thing…..’ Just because it ‘looks’ straight forward don’t get lulled into a false sense of ease and think, ‘Oh we could just do it ourselves, it will be fun…and we can save loads of money.’ If you can’t do video well, professionally and at high quality, which includes all the elements of sound, vision, colour temperatures, look, style, feel and messaging, then you run the risk of coming across as unprofessional in your own business. It’s a subtle thing, but with so many factors in play such as location, lighting, sound, script, delivery to camera, equipment nuances, editing – a host of variables here that are forever growing – well, the list is endless….it’s far too easy to do a mediocre job and ruin what could be a powerful marketing tool. So invest in an experienced local video production company who can give you a top quality product both within your budget and targeted to your audience.


  • blog date 11 May 2016

    Video Marketing Tips Part 2

    Video Marketing Tips Part 2

    Great video deserves great marketing and delivers great results. Here are a few tips that will help you get improved ROI from your video content and perhaps reveal some of the ‘dark arts’ that make a difference to being found on line as well as creating engagement.


  • blog date 04 May 2016

    4 Easy Ways to make the most from Instagram’s New Features

    4 Easy Ways to make the most from Instagram’s New Features

    Instagram, Vine and Snapchat challenges brands to tell their stories in the shortest time frames with new 60 second video limit. There’s been a 40% increase in people watching videos on Instagram in the last 6 months, so make the most of this new tool in your video marketing strategy plans and all a strong call to action to your video content.


  • blog date 25 April 2016

    Practical Presentation Tips for Business Video and Meetings

    Practical Presentation Tips for Business Video and Meetings

    Following a few simple guidelines will have you to be prepared for your video or live presentation, and give you the confidence that nothing can go wrong, or if it does then you can manage it. So, rehearse and prepare, listen to the technical crew and organizers, make friends with them, particularly the cameraman, sound engineer and director – they can all help you if things go wrong; make sure they are in the right position and frame of mind to offer support!


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