Want to start a video content marketing strategy but not sure where to start? Start a vlog.
Video is one of the most engaging forms of content. Four times as many customers would rather watch a video about a product than read about it, and companies are increasingly integrating it into their content strategy. However you may be stuck on what video content to create, and if this is the case then you may want to consider vlogging.
What is a vlog?
A vlog (video blog) is a blog that contains video content.
So a vlog can really be anything you want it to be, but the overall premise is to make a story out of things that are going on at your business. This means it is a process of documenting rather than having to plan out and create a story.
How do I create one?
Creating a vlog is quite an easy process; you could have a member of your team walk around the office with a camera or smartphone to give your customers an insight into how you work and what you do. This gives your clients a personal and relatable connection with you and your company. This new connection will allow you to reach new prospects or spark interest in customers that may have otherwise become disengaged.
A vlog is a very easy way of driving engagement as you can make your marketing more personable, and if it is something you haven’t done before, people will ask you questions. This is fantastic for your clients, who can see into your business more and understand more about your product or service. Consumers of today like to see transparency and human faces in brands, and having a vlog is an incredibly effective way to do this.
Other types of videos you could make
Instead of writing a testimonial, try getting your clients to speak on camera about their experience. This will be far more engaging and give your audience a much better idea of how you work and the experience your client has had with you.
Question and Answer videos are one of the best tools for engagement, as your clients will get to enquire about all sorts of industry specific topics and will receive a more personalised answer with the response.
Meet the Team
To build trust and empathy with your brand, adding faces and people to associate with it can be done with this type of video. Capture a different member of your team on video each week, introduce them and let them talk about the job that they do.
Day in the life of “x”
This can be shot in a similar way to a ‘Meet the Team’ style video, but you could always mix it up to add more variety and have more content. Follow a member of your staff round for a day to see what they get up to and how they work. People from all industries like seeing how other people work, and you can often get a few tips and tricks along the way.
Top Tips/Blog Style
One of the easiest types of videos involve converting your regular written blog posts into video form. Sit down with a camera in front of one of a team member and get them to speak about the topic in question. Top 5 lists and advice videos are great to make and will provide extra value to clients or prospects.
So with some ideas here on what you can create, why not get started?
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