Adding video to your social media strategy is a non-negotiable in today’s highly competitive digital space. The increasing popularity of online videos is evidence that many people prefer watching a video than reading about it.
In 2019, 87% of businesses used video as a marketing tool which is more than the previous years (source: HubSpot). Most current video marketers say they will continue to use video in 2020 with a plan to increase their budget.
Getting your digital marketing strategy just right is often challenging but it’s something that every business needs. Once you see what it involves and what it can do for your brand, it will certainly be worth the effort. Considering the effect of globalisation, the increased number of competitors and the internet providing customers with more products, easier and faster; brands without a sound digital marketing strategy will likely fall behind.
As we’ve discussed before, successfully managing a digital marketing strategy requires frequent revisions to keep ahead of the curve. Technology keeps evolving and brands must keep up with all the latest trends to ensure they develop successful marketing tactics. Regardless of the product or service offering, your business needs a digital marketing strategy keeping in mind these four trends.
LinkedIn needs no introduction as it’s one of the largest social networks for the business world. It has nearly 600 million users globally and that number is only going to grow. Video is the fastest-growing format on LinkedIn along with original written work, shared news and other content.
Considering that fact, LinkedIn has taken a serious step forward in video. They have launched LinkedIn Live video which gives people and organisations the ability to broadcast videos in real-time to select groups or to the entire LinkedIn world.
Initially, LinkedIn Live will be on an invite-only basis where they will first launch a beta version in America. In the next couple of weeks, LinkedIn will post a contact form for anyone who would like to gain access to this feature. At the moment, though it is not clear whether LinkedIn Live will be made available to everyone but it might be a possibility.
Video marketing is not a new concept but many don’t fully comprehend just how powerful it is. Videos appeal to all the major senses of sight and sound and require little effort to ‘consume’. In addition, modern technology has also made it incredibly easy to share. That’s why many videos go viral and those that don’t, still get viewed and shared.
The ever increasing popularity of online video proves that many people prefer to watch a video that shows them how to do something rather than reading about it. As a result, video delivers a much higher response rate and creates better informed customers.
Whichever way we look at it, video marketing as a strategy is the future, more than most other types of content. In this guide we reveal some of our top tips to help you create inspiring and actionable online videos. Continue reading →