Video Marketing Weekly from Penrose Productions 11/7/17

This week the Video Marketing Weekly from Penrose Productions has articles for you.

Free or cheap sources of stock footage and images are the subject of the lead article in thisstock footage week’s Video Marketing Weekly. Video marketers can always use additional sources of stock footage that are copyright cleared, and when they are free or minimal cost that’s the best of both worlds.

The lead article is titled “13 Stock Video, Stock Image, and Stock Audio Resources for Creators and Marketers.”

In the article, the author shares a variety of sources for stock footage that can be exploited, rather used, to enhance video quality. That of course helps build audience interest and gives video marketers a leg up on delivering their message to their intended audience.

The author has uncovered several sources that we were not aware of and intend to use them in future video projects.

Another great free source that we would add is stock photos from Pixabay.

We’ve written previously about the use of stock footage.

For example, we have written before about the importance of being able to spice up your videos with stock footage. Also, we have blogged about the introduction of Pexels (which is referred to in this week’s lead article) videos here,

Regardless of whether you use stock footage or not, we would be delighted to help you pick the right approach to videos for your marketing efforts.

Over our 3+ decades in business video production, we have lots of expertise in helping businesses develop just the right approach and appeal to their intended audience. Our experience in both video and business has developed our knowledge base for getting companies aimed in the right direction for their video marketing efforts.

Our company’s mission is to put our 36+ years of video production and marketing expertise to work for companies of all sizes.

So please let us know how we can help you. We’d be delighted to help define and determine the targets, audiences and strategies for your video marketing.

There are several other informative articles in this edition of the Video Marketing Weekly, so be sure to look at them. There are lots of helpful of ideas in there.

For help with your video marketing strategy — and to help pick stock footage that can help your video marketing message — call us at Penrose Productions: 650-969-8273

 

 

Video Marketing Weekly from Penrose Productions 10/31/17

This week the Video Marketing Weekly from Penrose Productions has some terrific articles for you.

storyboardingStoryboarding your marketing video can be a crucial first step to creating a successful. And you don’t need to be or hire a professional artist. Storyboards give us a much more vibrant look at what we will see on the final video.

The lead article is titled “How to Storyboard a Marketing Video (Even when you’re not an Artist)”

In this article, the writer makes the point that “Working on these things ahead of time helps ensure the final product is exactly what you envisioned.” This is true, and we have found that many people lack the vision to see how the video will turn out. A storyboard helps rectify that condition

Regardless of whether you actually create a visual storyboard, we can help immensely by guiding you through the prodcess – artist or not.

Throughout our more than three decades creating business video production,s we have lots of expertise in helping companies develop just the right approach and appeal to their target audience. Our expertise in both video and business has advanced our knowledge base for helping businesses to aim in the right direction for their video marketing efforts.

We have been true to our company’s mission of  putting our many hard-won lessons in video production and marketing expertise to work for businesses of various sizes.

So please let us know how we can be of assistance. We would be more than thrilled to help you define and determine your targets, audiences and strategies for your video marketing.

There are many informative articles in this edition of the Video Marketing Weekly, so be sure to look them over. There are many helpful ideas in there.

For help with your video marketing strategy — and to get headed in the right directioni — call us at Penrose Productions: 650-969-8273

 

Video SEO Secrets They Just Don’t Tell You

Video SEO is to be regarded as important to your video content as regular SEO – it does the same job.

It will help your content get found. Working on your video SEO increases your visibility in organic search and across YouTube as a platform.  It will promote your YouTube channel and it also gives your content a visible edge when shared on other social media platforms.

You need to treat your videos as a different type of content that should be optimized for Google algorithms. Here are some secrets about Video SEO that will help you get your videos ranked:

Video SEO keywords need to be researched.video seo

What are the main keywords that best describe your video and business? Can they be combined?  Ensure that you do keyword research to find the most popular search terms for your subject. After all, what good is it to rank for search terms that nobody looks for? After you have chosen the appropriate keywords, then ensure that you ping your YouTube channel to the myriad of update services so that Google and the other search engines will crawl.

Video SEO means you need a catchy title.

Nobody has ever persuaded anyone to read anything when there is a boring title. It’s the same for video. If you want to stand out, be sure to stand out! Make sure your video triggers interest in someone who’s searching, while still using your keywords.

Make A Full Description

Even though technology advances every day, the Google/YouTube bots are still unable to watch your video to determine what it’s about. So this is where descriptions come in. A description box is also a place where you tastefully place some additional keywords, but don’t go overboard. In this way, the bots understand what your video is all about and rank it higher.

Don’t ignore your transcription

There are multiple reasons for this. First we don’t want to forget the hearing impaired. You want to reach them with your message too. YouTube will automatically create a transcription through their voice recognition algorithm, but it’s not perfect.

Which brings us to reason number 2. Because YouTube “knows” what your video says through voice recognition, they learn much about the content of your video for their search results. Make sure you have the correct transcription included in your video’s description to give it an extra good SEO boost. This gives the bots an extra thing for crawl and rank.

Annotations

Do you want to get your audience at certain points in your video to take an action? Do not overlook annotations. Don’t go overboard and have them running over the entire course of the video – no one wants to be closing boxes when they are meant to be watching a video. But strategically located annotations can get your viewers to head over to your website or other web location to take your desired action.

Add calls to action at the end of the video

Most people and companies that post online video don’t follow the basic best practices such as creating “compelling visual content combined with a well-designed title that includes your keywords and a call to action.’’ Generally speaking, the call-to-action should encourage viewers to do something. This includes making a phone call or visiting a site where they may be exposed to a product, service, or content that’s designed to turn them into buyers.

Add Metadata To Your Video Sitemap

You should create a video sitemap so you can provide metadata when you post a new video to “improve Google’s ability to integrate videos into search results,” according to Google. Sitemaps should contain HTML code that identifies video titles, descriptions, and other tags.

These are many of the steps needed, and of course, doing these well to maximize video SEO takes lots of practice.

Keep doing this and you will succeed. Or you can give us a call at Penrose Productions to get on the fast track for video SEO.


GUEST POST – ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Rachel Stinson has always had a knack for writing, food, fashion, and places. Blogging has combined all four for her with an added bonus of enthusiastic audiences. She expertly analyzes real estates, restaurants and electronics stores with respect to pricing and people involved and can express her opinions in an unhesitant, engaging manner for all matters. Her site is http://e.digitworldhub.com/

 

Video Marketing Weekly from Penrose Productions 3/7/17

Here’s the latest edition of the Video Marketing Weekly from Penrose Productions.

BtoB video marketing takes center stage as we compile another of our weekly editions of the Video Marketing Weekly. Here we curate content from throughout the internet postings of the last week about video marketing. We’ve gathered up blog posts and articles from around the web and brought them together for you here your reference.

This week, the lead article is about BtoB video marketing and is titled, Influencer Marketing in B2B: Why Video is the Way to Go.It addresses the topic of BtoB video marketing for businesses that want to grow.

The article explores the opportunities that BtoB video marketing offers to BtoB companies, especially putting influencers in front of the camera rather than writing a blog.

One of the outstanding quotes about BtoB video marketing in this lead article is that businesses know “how to shoot video with good lighting and audio… this doesn’t need to be Hollywood quality, but it does need to be something that people will tune in to. If it’s longer than a couple of minutes, there needs to be a lot of b-roll to keep people entertained; millennials especially.”

As always, the brevity of the lead article prohibits an in-depth look at the issue.”

That’s where we come in. We can help lead you through the minefields of BtoB video marketing so that you can reach your intended audience if you are in that type of business.

We would be delighted to put our 35+ years of video production and marketing experience to work for cmpanies that “get it” about the need for video marketing – even BtoB video marketing.

So please, let us know if we can help you define and determine the targets and strategies for your video marketing going forward.

There are lots of other articles in this edition of the Video Marketing Weekly (most in English!), so we hope you’ll mine through them to gather the hints and tips necessary to guide your strategy and tactics for using video marketing to increase your profits.

At Penrose Productions, as always we are quite pleased to share this gathering of video marketing articles to help inform our clients about the many opportunities that video marketing brings as part of a modern digital business mix. There is no charge to subscribe, so we urge you to do so.

For assistance with your video marketing strategy (and to create that all-important video that you know you’ve always needed) call us at Penrose Productions: 650-969-8273

What are business videos and why should we make one?

Today, business videos step up to fill the  marketing gap left by media advertising and newspapers.

As the internet continues to grow, marketer and customer interaction can happen in numerous ways and one of the best ways to get recognition is through business videos.

So what are business videos and why should I make one? Business videos are videos specifically made to demonstrate any product or brand which a company wants to market. Videos can help a customer understand the product’s features and benefits and they are powerful because a lot of information can be delivered in a short clip. This short clip has a wide reach as it can be used on multiple channels online and offline and via mobile. Business videos engage the audience which is the key to marketing today; after all a product demo on YouTube is easy to find watch and share and you just don’t get this with the traditional marketing methods.

 

What are sales funnels and why are they important?

sales funnelA good sales funnel consists of three levels:

1) The upper level which should be high level ideas and content designed to make potential leads complete an action rather than buy.

2) The Mid-level where your content is more in-depth allowing you to better qualify your original leads.

3) The lower level; this content should help you close the sale with your now pre-qualified buyers.

A good sales funnel can help turn more leads into customers and then retain them.

Good business videos help in reaching a wide range of leads before helping covert them into customers. However before making business videos several things should be taken into consideration:

1) Firstly the actual money comes from the lower level of sales funnel so business videos are particularly effective at targeting the lower level of sales funnels.

2) Try to keep business videos targeting the upper levels of the sales funnel brief; you want your potential lead to want to know more and have to continue through the funnel to find more.

3) Strategy is important; so try to come up with a good plan of how you will use video in your sales funnel before you start.

Business videos are an engaging way of interacting with your audience and can provide you with massive social proof due to the viral nature of being able to share videos online; they are the perfect promotional tool in today’s market.

For your business video, call Penrose Productions at 650-969-8273. We’re the experts in business videos.