You can scarcely stumble upon a website without seeing a web video. They are everywhere. Since the emergence of YouTube it has been hard to apply them towards practical everyday use. We use them for how-to videos, movie and TV clips, home videos, web courses and to even bring people to justice. The reason for this is the ease of usability in publish and streaming these videos.
This content can then reach millions of people, garner lots of attention, even more media attention, allow for the public to comment on these videos and even go viral. This sort of accessibility is unprecedented. Even with this sort of intimate sort of media, it can be surprising that not many companies are using it to market themselves online. Here are different approaches to videos to market your own company on your own webpage.
-Video Backgrounder- Present your company to your potential clients or customers by using your company as your homepage. This can be an onsite video which can then use an anecdote related the roots of the company to the customers. A little story can spark an interest in the client into learning more about a specific company or learning more about the roots may make a customer trust them a little more than a competing one.
-Practice Video- Use a practice video on the homepage of your business website with one of the products that you believe a customer will find interesting. More than likely they will click on the video in order to learn more about it so they can educate themselves on one of the product they could potential find valuable to them.
-Client Testimonial- A client testimonial is an important video to put on your homepage. With smartphones and video cameras being very small now, it is very practical to be able to record a client testimonial. It doesn’t need to be very long, just a 30 to 90 second video of a customer relating a positive experience that they have had with the company.
-Informational Video- These can often be some of the most under-appreciated videos out there. A company that uploads instruction videos on their web page will relate to their audience that they are knowledgeable as a company. When a person wants to find out how to work something they will gladly appreciate the instructional videos that a company puts up and will definitely be a repeat customer because they know in the future where they can go if they need to know about any products or features.
-Innovative Videos- Use videos where it will display you as the innovator. This could be clips from such places as a convention where you are displaying a new product that just came out or perhaps you are conducting a web seminar that many people are attending. This type of video is invaluable because it is showing you as the professional out in the field in real time and not just some big executive calling all the shots from behind a desk.