Video Marketing Weekly from Penrose Productions 4/24/18

Repurposing videos for Facebook Video Ads is the lead article/topic in this week’s Video Marketing Weekly from Penrose Productions.

 

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This week we have another great compilation of video marketing articles that are worth taking a look at. Those interested in repurposing videos for social platforms can learn a lot from the lead article. But we have other articles in this edition that cover great video marketing topics, such as:

  • How to Use Video Marketing Like a Hollywood Director
  • 7 Ways to Step Up Your Video Marketing Strategy in 2018
  • A New Video Format to Reach People Across the Mobile Web and Apps.

Be sure to check them out too.

The feature article is titled “How to Repurpose Your Marketing Video for a Facebook Video Ad.”

Creating quality video content for marketing can be expensive. But if you already have some video content on your website, YouTube or other social platforms, the best way to save time and money in your video marketing activity is to repurpose video content.

Repurposing Videos for Facebook Ads.

The author has a number of great suggestions for repurposing videos for Facebook ads. In general, however, most of the suggestions are about how to get more attention for your video ad. We are particularly in agreement with his point that you must re-edit the videos so that you grab the viewer’s attention in the first few seconds. In fact, that is always a good idea with marketing videos, whether used for Facebook ads or not. For further tips on how long your video should be, see our earlier blog post here:

We would love to put our 35+ years of video production and marketing experience to work for you.

If you are looking at producing videos to share on social media, we would be delighted to help. If you have archived footage, all the better. So be sure to let us know if we can help you repurpose videos for video marketing on Facebook ads or for other purposes.

We have lots of practical expertise in assisting companies in creating just the right approach to motivate their target business or consumer. Our experience in both video production and the business world has made us unique among Northern California video production companies. We are experts at this – we should be your first stop.

Remember those other excellent articles in this edition of the Video Marketing Weekly. There are many helpful hints and tips contained in there. And it’s free.

For assistance with your marketing video  repurposing — and to identify your target audience for Facebook ads and other purposes — call us at Penrose Productions: 650-969-8273

Video Marketing Weekly from Penrose Productions 9/26/17

Facebook Video Ads are the topic of the lead article on this week’s Video Marketing Weekly from Penrose Productions.

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If you want to know how to reach out your sales funnels to the masses through the video pay attention. This article will explain to you the best ways to move potential customers through three stages of the decision-making process by serving the right video at the right time.

For a definition of sales funnels, please see an earlier blog post on our blog.

The lead article is titled “How to Use Facebook Video Ads to Move People Through Your Sales Funnel”

The author shares that Facebook popularity is increasing, and users watch more than 100 million hours of video per day. So you can use this information to promote your business to your target audiences.

Facebook video ads are Facebook advertisements in the format of videos.

Instead of writing out a blurb of text and/or uploading an image, you’ll need to contact with professional video production house, or use an already existing video to upload to Facebook. The video isn’t just trending on Facebook, it’s a technique that works to convert and engage your target audience.

We would love to put our 35+ years of video production and marketing experience to work for you.

So be sure to let us know if we can help you to use your Facebook video ads to move people through your sales funnel.

More than our 3+ decades in video production and marketing, we have lots of expertise helping businesses profession use their best marketing approach to attract their viewers. Our experience in both video and business has earned us the knowledge and ability to obtain businesses pointed in the right instructions for their video efforts for their sales funnels.

So please do get in touch with us so we can help you define and determine the targets and strategies and audiences for your future marketing.

There are several other excellent articles in this edition of the Video Marketing Weekly, so please be sure to look them over. There are many helpful hints and tips contained in there.

For assistance with your video marketing strategy — and to identify your target audience for your sales funnel — call us at Penrose Productions: 650-969-8273

The First Goal of Your Marketing Email

Precisely What is the First Goal for Sending Out a Marketing Email to Your List?

marketing emailOur staff not too long ago asked a group of small business owners who use marketing email the following: “At the time you transmit an email to your list, exactly what is your primary goal?”

Some of the responses we obtained were …

– To get readers to open it

– To get viewers to GO THROUGH it

– To supply some valuable information

– To build connection

– To sell a product line

These are all pretty good answers …

But they’re also all BAD replies.

Of course you would like them to open the e mail, read the web mail, develop some connection, possibly present some helpful data, but not one of these are your primary goal.

So exactly what is?

To get the CLICK.

That’s it.

Everything else in your marketing email is just in support of that foremost intention, getting these people to click on the link you transmit to them. This forwards them down your sales funnel and helps bring in more business. Not every subscriber will be in need of what you are writing about, but to increase their chance to self-select as they travel into your funnel, you must initially secure the CLICK.

Ideally, you want to guide your list to click your links as if (please pardon the expression) mind-numbed robots.

You want them to click automatically – without any thinking – since it is what they consistently do when they open your web mails.

You do not need to sell the services or product. The sales page or video presentation you direct them to should do this for you.

You don’t want to explain to them each thing about the blog post you’re delivering them to. The post will do that for you.

Your purpose is simply to get the click.

How Can You Improve the Click-through Rate of Your Marketing Email?

People will like you and TRUST you if you give them great info that helps them. Clicking the link is just a natural extension of that.

You might give them a really useful tip on what drives super targeted traffic, but to learn how to do it, they must click the link. You haven’t actually sold that product or service in the email, but you have sold them on the method. The product or service is simply an easy shortcut to using that method to get the result.

Don’t always send them to sales letters; send them to fun stuff, too. Try sharing it with your list. Remember, you want to get them in the habit of automatically clicking your links.

Now and then surprise them with something free. For example, your email tells them a method to build their list using Facebook. You send them to a link that will give them 5 more list building methods. And when they click the link, they see a very short sales page offering the product for FREE. How much do you think they love you right then? And what are the odds they will click more of your links in the future, just in case there’s something else for free on the other side?

Of course, your list and your particular niche could necessitate slightly different approaches. But bottom line, your key, number one intent of email marketing is ALWAYS to obtain the click.

Because the more trained your list is to click, the more income you will generate in the long run.

Want to find out more about email marketing and sales funnels?

Phone us at 650-969-8273 or check out our email services online and our people can advise you just how we can serve to help you get started.

Video Marketing Weekly from Penrose Productions 4/4/17

An interesting article on marketing strategy headlines this week’s Video Marketing Weekly from Penrose Productions.

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As always, we’ve gathered a collection of articles from various online sources about video marketing for the past week. This weekly collection gives you a great way to boost your awareness of video marketing and how it can be used to further your marketing strategy.

The lead article is titled “5 Things You Should Know About the New Age of Video Marketing.”

In this article, the author extensively quotes the co-founder and CEO of Charfen. He insists that in order to aid your marketing strategy, your videos must be:

1. Creative

2. Easy to consume

4. Achieves high conversion rates

5. Optimized for sharing

Under the second point, the author defines what he means by “easy to consume.: By that he means they must be short. He gives prime importance to the length of the video and good quality video content. He advises us that “For your video content, stick to the sweet-spot of two-to-three minutes.”

We heartily agree, that quantity and quality of your videos make them a key part of your marketing strategy.

Because your video is a reflection of your product. Good quality video content can win the customer mind.

Under point #1, he says that customers are bored by seeing the same type of advertisements repeatedly. You have to think an alternative to spice up your message with your videos.0

We would be delighted to help you to create a powerful video marketing strategy. We can help immensely by leading you into the process.

During our over 3 decades making business video productions, we have tons of expertise in helping companies develop the best way to inspire their target customer. We also are able to temper our video production experience with an MBA perspective with years of experience in industry.

As a result, this uniquely qualifies us to help develop videos that promote and compliment your marketing strategy.

In addition, there are several other excellent articles in this edition of the Video Marketing Weekly, so please be sure to look them over. There are many helpful hints and tips contained in there.

So for help with your video marketing strategy — and to identify your target audience for your  video marketing — call us at Penrose Productions: 650-969-8273

Video Marketing Weekly from Penrose Productions 3/21/17

Sales funnels are the topic of the lead article on video marketing from this week’s the Video Marketing Weekly from Penrose Productions.

sales funnelSales funnels and the videos that should used at each place in the those sales funnels are the focus of the lead article in this week’s Video Marketing Weekly. Sales funnels are crucial to online marketing, and companies need to be aware of how to best move their customers deeper into the funnel.

For a definition of sales funnels, please see an earlier blog post on our blog.

The lead article is titled “5 Types of Video Content Perfect for Each Stage of the Customer Journey.”

In the article, the author suggests that educational videos should be used and the top of the funnel, and explainer videos can best be used in the middle of the funnel. In addition, testimonial and demos should be used at the bottom of the funnel.

While in general we have no big argument with the suggested types of videos placed in the sales funnel, we would argue that the type of video used is more dependent on the type of audience.

For example, we do lots of work in the BtoB space and when a potential buyer enters that sales funnel in a field such as high tech, it is typically with a high degree of knowledge and understanding. As such, the buyer does not need the extensive education suggested by explainer videos in the article.

We would be delighted to help you pick the right approach to videos for your sales funnel – based in large part on the sophistication of your buyers.

Over our 3+ decades in video production, we have tons of experience helping businesses craft just the right approach and appeal to their audience. Our expertise in both video and business has earned us the knowledge and ability to get businesses pointed in the right direction for their video efforts for their sales funnels.

We exist as a company to be able to put our 35+ years of video production and marketing background to work for companies of all sizes.

So please do get in touch with us so we can help you define and determine the targets and strategies and audiences for your future video marketing.

There are several other excellent articles in this edition of the Video Marketing Weekly, so please be sure to look them over. There are many helpful of hints and tips contained in there.

For help with your video marketing strategy — and to identify your target audience for your sales funnel — call us at Penrose Productions: 650-969-8273