Video Marketing Weekly from Penrose Productions 12/5/17

This week the Video Marketing Weekly opens with a new article about LinkedIn video ads.

LinkedIn video Ads

“13 Tips for Your LinkedIn Video Ads” is the topic of the lead article in this week’s Video Marketing Weekly. LinkedIn video ads is a great marketing tool that can help your business improve its video marketing initiatives.

LinkedIn is highest-trusted social media platform, according to research by Business Insider.

This means you have an excellent possibility of reaching people with your content and messaging if you do this. And it comes on the place they’re most likely to trust your information.

The author has discovered 13 tips to make your LinkedIn video ads work in your coming video projects.

These new video ads will initially debut on mobile. Desktop is to be added “in the near future.” So you have to optimize your video for mobile devices on the LinkedIn platform. There are many other helpful of hints and tips contained in the article.

If you decided to make video part of your business marketing plan, we would be delighted to help you pick the right approach to videos for your marketing efforts.

This would include LinkedIn video ads, of course. After more than 35 years in business video production, we have lots of experience. This helps businesses develop just the right strategy and attract their targeted audience. Our expertise in both video and business has built our knowledge base for getting companies aimed at the right way for their video marketing efforts.

We’re delighted to share this compilation of video marketing articles to assist enlighten our clients about LinkedIn video ads. Many companies successful use this aspect of video marketing as part of a digital marketing strategy.

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 11/21/17

This week the Video Marketing Weekly from Penrose Productions has some very informative articles, including info on streaming video.

facebook live

This week Penrose Productions has a treat. We have some articles on quality live video streaming broadcasting on Facebook Live and YouTube. In these articles, explore how to broadcast streaming video to your business related quality via Facebook and YouTube.

Use live streaming video to showcase your brand’s message.

In this lead article this week, the author introduces a great mobile production app Switcher Studio. This app will help you to brand your live streaming videos, showcase your logo and share images, links, or video clips with viewers.

In your live streaming video you can easily use the Switcher Studio app, using your IOS devices as a camera. Check out our newsletter to see how.

This week the lead article is titled “How to Easily Broadcast Multi-Camera Live Video for Facebook Live”.

As the author shares, Switcher Studio is great if you want to use your iPhone for streaming video. If you have and want to use something of higher quality like a DSLR or video camera, we have you covered. Check out Webcaster X2 which lets you stream to FB from any camera you already have.

This article also helps you how to manage the tech side of a Facebook Live show using Switcher Studio.

Be sure to look at this article. And let us know if we can help you define the targets and strategies to brand your streaming videos on social media.

We can also share several techniques of streaming videos that appeal to your target market.

Over our 36+ years in video production and marketing, we have extensive expertise helping businesses create the right approach and appeal to their target audience. Our expertise in both video and business has earned us the acknowledgment and capability to get companies aimed in the right path for their video marketing initiatives.

Contact us so we can assist you to understand the focus on, strategies, and audiences for your potential video marketing requirements.

Parenthetical, there are many other interesting articles in this edition of the Video Marketing Weekly, so please make sure to take a look. There are bunches of help for tips and hints contained therein.

For help with your video marketing technique– and to get the focus on your live video marketing efforts– call us at Penrose Productions: 650-969-8273.

 

Video Marketing Weekly from Penrose Productions 11/14/17

Here’s the latest about getting the best video images in this edition of the Video Marketing Weekly.

best video images

How do you get the best video images for your sales and marketing videos? Does this apply to other content such as company websites, brochures and other materials? Do you curate the best video images, etc. or do you create new ones?

Introducing our lead article this week: “Curate, License or Create? A Guide to Sourcing the Ideal Images and Video for Your Marketing Strategy.”

In the article, the author shares some way to use the best video images your needs. In using the images, you can choose from

  • those that are free
  • those where you buy the licenses, or
  • you can create new ones.

However, there are some pros and cons in every option. Many center around your budget.

Further, the writer opines that “Creating and producing your own content is one of the best ways to bring your vision to life” and we certainly agree.

So, by using the info in this article, you can decide which one is the right approach for you to gather the best video images for your particular need. Or you can have a pro do it for you.

We have always advocated that you want to project a quality image with your videos, and one of the main factors is (pardon the word play) to use the best video images.

Naturally, that’s where we come in. We would be delighted to help you pick the best video images as part of your marketing videos.

We would love to get your opinion on any of the articles curated in this week’s edition. And if we can help you at all with your online video marketing, just call us.

At Penrose Productions we are delighted to share this compilation of articles to assist our others and customers be better informed in the arena of video marketing. Why not think about signing up?

For guidance with your video marketing plan — and to help your video marketing message — call us at Penrose Productions: 650-969-8273

 

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 Marketing Weekly from Penrose Productions 10/24/17

Digital video marketing is the lead top in this week’s Video Marketing Weekly.

digital video marketingIn this week’s stack of articles, we’re highlighting one on digital video marketing.

Digital Video Marketing is gaining in importance as traditional advertising methods fade away. Digital Video Marketing will certainly help target your message and bring about the desired action from your intended clients.

The lead article is titled “Digital Video Marketing Is A $135 Billion Industry In The U.S. Alone, Study Finds”

This report says “Done correctly, video has the scale of television, the precision of digital marketing and the power of authentic story.”As businesses discover more impressive techniques to attract audiences, digital video marketing has become a significant component.

Therefore, having an effective Digital Video Marketing plan, we can help immensely by guiding you through the process.

For over three decades of producing business videos we have lots of expertise in helping companies develop the right technique to attract their target audience. Our experience in both video and business has advanced our knowledge base greatly. We are in a unique position to help businesses direct their video marketing efforts.

We have nurtured our business goal of sharing our many hard-won lessons in video producing and advertising to benefit firms in a huge variety of verticals.

So please allow us the opportunity of sharing how we could be of help.

We’ve gathered lots of helpful write-ups in this version of the Video Marketing Weekly. So be certain to look them over. There are lots of useful suggestions therein.

Finally, for assistance with your video marketing strategy– and to obtain moved in the perfect direction– call us at Penrose Productions: 650-969-8273

 

Video Marketing Weekly from Penrose Productions 10/17/17

This week the Video Marketing Weekly from Penrose Productions has some excellent articles for you from around the web.

YouTubeThis week we have a few articles about your online marketing videos that you’ll like. These musings on video marketing and its use on social media are part of another great compilation of articles in this latest edition of the Video Marketing Weekly.

In today’s online world, video is a critical tool.

YouTube video marketing can help viewers get quick information, be entertained, and solve their business problems. Check out the newsletter to see how.

This week the lead article is titled “Help your video rank higher! On YouTube! Real study! 12 tips!”

As pointed out in the article, YouTube is the world’s second largest search engine and social media site after Google. This article shares several good tips for increasing the ranking of your YouTube videos by working on optimizing your video content, improving your SEO efforts, and firing up your channel.

We’ve been at the forefront of video marketing for years – check out our most recent post on the topic.  We have lots of experience and knowledge about what works.

Let’s help underscore the first point of the article – that short videos are best. The article says that this is so that people will watch them and digest their contents, but the article ignores a very important additional fact that follows from that. Beyond supplying your sales message, consider that the more views a video has, the higher it ranks in the search engines, all things being equal. And to count a “view” it must be played for over one-half of the length of the video. Therefore, it’s much easier to get views with a short video than a long one.

So short videos help you in two ways.

If you have a dynamic video marketing idea, we can help profoundly by leading you through the process.

With our over 3 decades in creating business video productions, we have lots of practical experience in assisting companies in developing just the right strategy to motivate their target customer. Our experience in both video and business has advanced our credibility as experts in aiding businesses that want to aim in the right direction for their video marketing efforts.

We have worked tirelessly to fulfill our business’s goal of applying several hard-won lessons in video production plus our advertising expertise to improve services in many niches.

Kindly let us show you the way we could be of help. We would definitely be able to help you improve in this area, and help develop strategies to hit your target markets with video advertising and marketing.

For help with your video marketing technique– and to get the focus on your sales and marketing efforts– call us at Penrose Productions: 650-969-8273.

 

Video Marketing Weekly from Penrose Productions 10/10/17

The Video Marketing Weekly from Penrose Productions has some terrific articles from a variety of web video marketing articles recently published online.

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The latest edition of the Video Marketing Weekly will help you to strengthen your video marketing understanding in order to help expand your business in the marketplace.

This week the lead article is titled “How to Maximize the Power of Video in Your Marketing Automation Efforts!”

In this article, the author focuses on the growing importance of video marketing, saying that “people spend more than double the time on web pages with video that they do on pages without video.”

The implications of this finding are huge as he further notes that nearly 9 out of 10 are not using their video marketing data properly to their advantage.

Video marketing can be used to create notable emotional connections with your customers. You can create several types of videos to introduce your brand and clarify your plan as a potential partner.

In this article, the author gives maximum importance to the good quality video content. Because your video is a reflection of your company and product, good quality video content can conquer consumer resistance.

There are many new write-ups in this edition of the Video Marketing Weekly.

We hope you’ll discover the concepts in them to support your plan and strategies for using video marketing to improve your profits.

And we would be thrilled to help you to create an effective video marketing strategy to appeal to your audience.

At Penrose Productions we’re delighted to share this compilation of video marketing articles to assist enlighten our clients about the many prospects that video marketing brings as part of a modern digital marketing. There is no expense to subscribe so please do.

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

 

 

Impact of Online Video

Online video has a terrific impact. 

The internet has created great waves of changes that rippled through every aspect of human life. In the business sector alone, technology played a great role in the shift of marketing strategies used to promote a product or a service. The internet in general and online videos in particular have replaced the traditional advertising uses of TV, radio and print. With millions of people using the internet at any given time, it is definitely the biggest market any business can take advantage of. A lot of promotional strategies are being made online to get exposure for all types of companies.

Online video marketing is becoming one of the best ways to promote a business.

online videoRecent research shows that online videos are getting more and more popular. YouTube, Vimeo, and Dailymotion are but a few of the various video hosting sites available on the web where companies can upload their videos and have potential customers watch them with a single click.

Statistics show that these online videos can be very powerful sales tools.

  1. Video in an email leads to a 200 – 300% increase in click-through rates.
  2. After watching a video, 64% of users are more likely to buy a product online.
  3. 50% of executives look for more information after seeing a product/service in an online video.
  4. 86% of colleges and universities have a presence on You Tube.
  5. 65% of marketers plan to increase their mobile ad budgets to account for video.
  6. 87% of online marketers use video content.
  7. 96% of B2B organizations use video in some capacity in their marketing campaigns of which 75% report positive results to their ROI.
  8. 75% of online video viewers have interacted with an online video ad this month.

Importance of Online Video Marketing

The increasing trend for online video marketing is due to the numerous benefits of using videos for marketing purposes. Here are the top 5 benefits of Online Video Marketing.

1.  People enjoy online videos

A great many people favor watching recordings over reading text. In this fast paced world it is typically much easier to have a video load up rather than having to skim through a written article to gather information. With user controls on the videos enabled, users can even skim through online videos to get the information they need. And with the better interaction of videos, users typically remain on a site two minutes longer than sites without online videos.

2. Accessible On Demand

One motivation behind why there is more online video watchers compared with TV commercials is that the previous online recordings are constantly accessible on request. In the event that a viewer likes the video, he or she can share and download them. TV ads are only accessible during the program on which they air is live (or recorded). It is much simpler to click a link or image to access the online video.

3. Reasonable

Present day innovation has made online marketing videos less expensive and simpler to create. Cheaper cameras and easy to use editing programs make the video production process much less expensive than in pre-HD days.

4. Expanding Traffic and Conversion

Because of its appeal, online videos can go viral and get exposure much more quickly than text based information about your business.

5. High Rankings in Search Engine Results

Since Google and other search engines now incorporate online videos in their search algorithms, ranking in the search engines can be done more easily with video – if done properly. We addressed this topic in our blog years ago. 

To break out of the pack, online videos need to address audience needs.

Creating a fancy, hilarious online video that goes viral is a great goal, but just because videos gets lots of views, it does not mean that the companies that created them are turning those views into profits. The key is to be sure to target the right viewers. If you identify your correct target audience, you can uniquely get your sales message across to those clients who will actually send you money for your product of service.

And isn’t that what all our marketing efforts should be about?

Getting Banned from YouTube: Your Competitor Can Do It

If you think that getting banned from YouTube is difficult, you probably play by the rules and can’t imagine how or why that would happen.

banned from youtubeYou are also being a bit naive. YouTube can be a wonderfully powerful force for businesses of all sizes in sharing their videos with the world in general, and their target audience in particular. Not only is YouTube a free, high quality storage platform for videos, thanks to it’s search parameters it helps those videos to get found. In fact, we’ve helped lots of companies accomplish this.

Think of the sheer size of YouTube:

  • The total number of people who use YouTube – 1,300,000,000.
  • 300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute!
  • Almost 5 billion videos are watched on Youtube every single day.
  • YouTube gets over 30 million visitors per day

(statistics thanks to fortunelords.com)

Over the course of its development, YouTube has evolved into a platform with a large set of rules and regulations to be followed by people uploading a video.

A YouTube channel owner has to be aware of the hazards of using this usually reliable marketing asset.

If you have a video channel which supports your website or business, you have to not only be very careful with YouTube policies, but be prepared to defend them. You could get banned from YouTube without any prior notice.

We saw this happen recently when the channel owned by Legal Insurrection was banned from YouTube.

The channel was removed without any prior notice based on third-party claims of copyright infringement. Although these claims were submitted by a political rival, the fact that the channel was banned from YouTube was so complete that even original videos created by the channel owner were banned by YouTube.

Fox News reported this ban on the channel imposed by YouTube, without any notice and can be read in detail here. Despite your political views, the fact that this could happen so quickly, completely and unjustifiably should be a concern for all channel owners.

So this should serve as warning to all YouTube channel owners that they too could be banned from YouTube and a substantial marketing asset eliminated, simply because of a complaint by anyone  – including a competitor.

Therefore, it is important to be extremely careful while uploading your content so your competitors can make no third party complain of copyright infringement or any other irregularity against you. Here are some additional suggestions that you can adhere to in order to stay on the right side of YouTube laws:

Only use content that you own or produced

This is obvious – if you don’t own the video or have the right to do with it as you please, it may get banned from YouTube. the process for your competition to dispute your ownership is very easy, do don’t give them the opportunity. This is the easiest way to get banned from YouTube. The only way that you can use content of others on YouTube is to use videos marked “creative commons.” That gives you the go-ahead to use the footage.

Thumbnails

YouTube gives channel owner the choice of three possible thumbnails, which are random images from the video as it is uploaded. We urge channel owners to use their own custom thumbnails. While deciding the thumbnail for your YouTube video, be careful. A misleading picture which attracts a user to see the video may go undetected by the YouTube algorithm but will surely be picked up by your competitor. Therefore, add relevant thumbnail pictures that apply to the actual content of the video.

Don’t get software to generate traffic

For several years, channel owners could  purchase views, likes and subscribers for their YouTube videos. They have figured that out and now the ability to uncover such trickery, and it will get you banned from YouTube quickly.

Video description

Write a long and ample video description of 500 words or more. Explain your involvement in the creation of the YouTube video. This will cement your ownership claims.

Read the fine print

In order to save you the hassle of trying to restore a channel that has been banned by Youtube, read the fine print before clicking on the “accept” button. Knowing the rules and regulations will make you less probable of breaking them without knowing.

As a subsidiary of Google, YouTube follows the policy of making it very difficult to speak with a real human being.

So it is difficult to rectify the situation if you are banned from YouTube. Our recommendation for a fail-safe solution is to be sure that you have all of your videos backed up on other media. If the worst happens, you can re-upload all of the videos to a new channel. But since you would lose all the prior views, likes, comments, etc. it is best to avoid the situation in the first place.

Postscript

The Legal Insurrection channel has been reinstated after much pressure. But it took a lot of work on the part of the channel owner, something we all want to avoid.