Video marketing belongs in the BtoB space every bit as much as the consumer marketplace.
With over 31 years of helping companies with their video marketing it comes as no surprise to us that surveys now confirm the popularity and use of BtoB video marketing. Web videos have truly helped firmly entrench video marketing productions in this way, but we’ve seen this since the early 1980s.
Our thoughts and recollections of this video marketing history were stirred by the reading of an interesting BtoB marketing survey conducted by Software Advice in January of this year.
In it we see that in a survey of BtoB marketers, over 90% of the respondents said they used videos in their BtoB marketing efforts. And listed as a separate category, “video demos” came in with 70% of the people using them. Presumably this is a subset of the 90% “videos” number.
As we mentioned, this comes as no surprise, as video marketing productions for our clients are the backbone of our business model. We’ve always tried to sell potential clients on the advantages of video:
- it’s cheaper than having to send a sales rep
- the consistency of the sales pitch — same story every time
- video shows every feature and benefit the client thinks is important
We have won national video production awards for our training and communications videos as well, but video marketing programs are our bread and butter.
From the beginning we’ve been producing video marketing tapes, then video marketing DVDs, and now web video marketing programs.
Although some of these are directed to consumers, most are in the BtoB space. In fact we’ve done worldwide video production work for companies that wanted their products or services explained or demonstrated to their clients.
If history holds, in another 10 or 20 years we’ll be looking at a whole new technology for sharing video marketing messages. But regardless of the delivery platform, there will always be the need for professionals to tell a compelling and effective video marketing story.
We hope to be there to share our insights then. Maybe we’ll just publish this blog post with an added paragraph about that new deliver platform…