Video marketing and production are more than just ‘another option’ for digital marketing. It is a huge asset to your brand, business, and viewers!
Every brand needs a video marketing strategy to compete in today’s market. And video is no longer just a small piece of your overall marketing plan. It should be central to your outreach and campaigns – especially your social media marketing strategy.
Did you know that video production is one of, if not the fastest growing digital mediums? YouTube gets over a billion views a day (1,000,000,000!)
Check out JSL’s YouTube channel for a great example of how to set up your business video social platform.
The Growth of Video Marketing & Video Production in 2020
There’s no sign that video marketing will drop off anytime soon (if ever). Advancements in mobile phones and streaming mean that your viewers have high-quality video content at their fingertips wherever they go – and that means you have to be providing the type of content they want to consume.
If you’re on social media or the web regularly, you probably already knew this. From ads to web pages to social shorts, how-tos, and explainers, video can help just about any industry. And video popularity is simple to explain – it’s easy and digestible, as well as quicker than a read in most cases!
Videos present relevant information quickly and effectively to the viewer, whether that’s a news story, a funny clip, or sales.
We’re motivated by compelling stories and videos tell those stories to viewers easily and in an engaging way. Video is the future, but is video in your future? It can be, with the help of JSL Marketing & Web Design!
Take a Look at Some of Our Recent Video Projects & Learn More About Video Marketing!
Yes, you know we have a blog (obviously, since you are here right now) but we also have a YouTube Channel and Media page that is updated often! Because though the written word will always be important, video is where marketing is going, and we are at the front of the pack!
Video is incredibly useful for many industries, but it might be most pertinent for business owners and their marketing plans in 2020. Speaking to your end audience is critical in marketing and video lets businesses connect with their customers and prospective customers seamlessly.
After all, watching a video on a new product takes less effort than reading an article on that same product – and it takes less time, two things your customers want! Knowing that, high-quality video content is a huge advantage to businesses looking to educate and motivate their consumers.
JSL’s Video Production Process
To make your video production even more effective and efficient, we have a clearly defined and demarcated video production project process. This process will, of course, look slightly different from project to project in regard to voice, type of video, length, branding, and where the video will be showcased, but we always follow the steps below.
STEP 1: VIDEO DEVELOPMENT
What’s your story? What’s the history of your brand? Why does that matter to your customers? What’s the goal of this video? How long does this video need to be? What details need to be included in this video?
All of these questions help us to understand what you need from our production process and how to hit that target. Once our team has gone over the significance of your unique story, we’ll get to work on laying out a timeline and script that will convey that story in the best way possible, all while keeping you in the loop and having you work with our team to put your own voice into the process.
STEP 2: VIDEO PRE-PRODUCTION
This is the planning stage that helps our agency video specialists really make the most out of your time and budget. Our video marketers will layout the lenses, angles, visuals, and shots needed to convey your brand’s message to your audience.
You’ve heard the saying “Measure twice, cut once.” Pre-production is where we carefully scope out the production phase to make sure it’s as effective and stress-free as possible!
STEP 3: VIDEO PRODUCTION
Lights, camera, action! It’s time to take the ideas and planning from steps 1 and 2 and put them in front of the camera!
While this phase can be a lot of work, it can also be a lot of fun as well! We’re here to make sure that you’re as involved in this step as you want to be. If you love filming, our team will make sure that you get to say exactly what you want your customers to know.
However, not everyone loves being under the lights, which is why choosing a local video marketing agency is such a great idea! As a premier marketing agency, we can work together to make sure that you’re comfortable when shooting. Being on the scene with our clients helps us make the process as simple and fun as possible for everyone involved.
We like to think we’re a fun group to shoot with, but we may be a little biased!
STEP 4: VIDEO POST-PRODUCTION & VIDEO EDITING
The greatest script, planning, and camera work won’t matter if the final shot isn’t edited with the most deliberate and critical of skills. Our team likes to conceptualize this step as a puzzle. It’s where all the different pieces of the first three steps are carefully and masterfully spun together to create a video greater than the sum of its parts.
Your video will be analyzed for any necessary improvements in color grading, sound design, and general story cohesion in this step. We might use voice-overs, animation, motion graphics, logos, and music to create a viewing experience that simultaneously informs, delights, and educates your customers on your brand.
We also make sure that you walk away with a quality video as a final product that you are happy with by taking the time to hear your feedback. You’ve put a lot of effort into the video by this step as well – we want to make sure that effort produces something you can be excited to show your consumers.
Video Production + Your Video Marketing Strategy
It doesn’t need to stop after step 4, because a video is only as good as how it’s showcased.
You put all this time and energy into planning and shooting this video so that people will see it, share it, and engage with it. While it’d be awesome if your video could go viral from merely existing, that’s not a typical result. Your brand needs to use that video content to call your targeted customers to action.
There are over 7 million people in the Dallas – Fort Worth area. Entrust your video marketing needs to a full-service digital marketing agency that knows how to connect with them.
We might suggest additional services to utilize these well-branded and well-edited videos to their fullest potential. Our team will work with you and your specific business needs and objectives to craft a video marketing campaign that uses your content to speak to your audience through multiple digital marketing mediums.
That video we worked so hard on in Steps 1-4 can be used on multiple platforms, including PPC, SEO, content, and social media marketing.
As a local, award-winning video production agency, we’re happy to connect in person for a coffee or meeting to discuss your individualized video production needs. The video marketing process isn’t always easy: let us meet with you face-to-face to simplify it!
When Used Correctly, Engaging & Motivating Video Marketing Can:
- Grab your viewer’s attention
- Showcase your expertise in your field
- Highlight your services and products
- Explain a complex process or industry
- Tell your story in a compelling way
- Get your viewer to get in touch immediately
These are just some of the great perks for your customers, but video production and marketing also have a huge benefit for your overall marketing strategy and ROI, or, return on investment!
- Your social media pages will see an increase in reach from testimonial videos from ecstatic customers.
- Your email campaigns will see more people click to your website when product demonstrations are embedded in the emails.
- Webpages on your website will rank higher on search engine results pages when crisp, clean, and beautiful video is embedded on the page.
- Users are more likely to stay on a blog if a video breaks up the text.
Clearly, utilizing video content can make all aspects of your digital marketing plan even more effective than they would be on their own.
Contact JSL Marketing for Your Next Video Production & Video Marketing Project
Excited for that next project? Do you have some fun ideas about how to promote that new location or product? Contact us to help!
You can call JSL Marketing & Web Design at 877-514-0276 or fill out our contact form. One of our video production experts will reach out to you ASAP to begin planning your project shoot!