I have recently found my admiration for the comments section. For example, I came across an article on the “Advertising Age“. The article discussed how the Zen baby Zen ad campaign got it all right. While it did give a lot of insight into what practices make a video content click, I found myself drawn to the comments below the video itself. It was interesting to see people write that “this is the best commercial ever”(with multiple exclamation points)” or that if the viewer had a baby, she would buy this product. It got me thinking that in this ever-changing world of content, it must be hard to create that rule book which specifies how the content can click with its audience. But in the meantime, we can all look at examples and try our best to get it close to “right”.
When done right, video content, be it a high-production branded campaign or an amateur homemade video, can reach millions overnight. Whether it’s a light-hearted moment captured by Chewbacca mum or SKII’s emotionally-charged story about unmarried Asian women, videos continue to dominate the digital realm, and is showing no signs of stopping. And much of that sharing, discussion, and conversion happens within one’s palm.
Around 4 in 10 people living in Asia Pacific owning a smartphone (eMarketer), and thanks to the competitive pricing and improved internet speeds of mobile data plans, consuming videos on the go now is becoming like second nature to users. And there’s plenty of potential for brands to fit into this space.
Video marketing has proved to be effective in raising the brand image and increasing audience engagement. As a one minute of video is worth 1.8 million words, according to Dr. James McQuivey of Forrester Research, it’s no wonder that videos are becoming the preferred marketing tool for e-commerce. Here’s how the magic happens:
The word research follows the word travel. We all admit travel is no longer a simple affair of booking tickets and just following suggestions on what to see. Everything from flight tickets, to resort bookings, to places to see and places to eat is well researched before the actual bookings are made. In a nutshell, people want to see a little bit of their vacation even before they actually get there.Here is where video marketing helps. Show your customers a glimpse of the future and help them book their vacation in one click. Here are a few examples of how video marketing is an effective tool in planning a holiday.
The Qantas way to show you the best of the gold coast and get you there
When the focus of your venture is food, your marketing troubles are half solved. You have a subject that people relate to on a daily basis, which is part of their daily routine and something most people pay a lot of attention to.
Curating video content for food-based ventures is exciting and fun. This the season for food! Every day you see a new food based start-up or a new food outlet. While this means people are looking at food with a lot more interest, it also poses a challenge of creating the right type of content to captivate your audience.
When it comes to food, images and videos speak volumes. Even food blogs now focus on captivating images that sometimes look as good as the ones we see in cookbooks and magazines. Here are some great examples of curating video content for a food venture that effectively targets your audience of choice.
1) The one tap way of selling your ingredients- a recipe video!
If your business concept involves shipping ingredients to consumers so that they can cook in the convenience of their kitchens, then video marketing “must” be on your strategy list. Here is an example of a popular Vlogger trying out the ingredients by Blue Apron and giving viewers a live review of this concept.
Interactivity can be applied to any business vertical videos. Hypothesis came with a background and a question:
Why would a Brand / Biz waste their content creation costs or Marketing or Advertising costs for just views? In Wootag we believe interactive videos can be used for any industry from FMCG, Fashion to Travel and many more.
Listing out all the experience we have gathered and allowed us to enable interactive videos within FMCG industry and companies like Unilever, Fashion like Zalora, Unboxing, Travel, Interactive Movie Trailer, Airline and many more.
Interactive shoppable videos
Shoppable Video experience to drive viewers to select their favourite dress and choose the size and colour right inside the video with a direct checkout deep linked onto their app.
Unboxing drives huge viewers participations, Based on Youtube stats – X% of viewers watch a product video before making their purchase decision.
Ever wondered booking a free sample of Tooth Brush to your family – here is a great example with Pepsodent capturing a viewer to interact and submit their details.
Are you interested to read more about the video travel industry visit: https://blog.wootag.com/interactive-travel-videos-win-consumers/
Google the cost of any Hollywood Blockbuster and something that will always feature is how big a budget was used to shoot the film. A known fact among all is creating media costs money. But with advancements in tech, and the rise of prosumers, making your own video doesn’t have to be expensive. We look at 5 ways you can improve your videos without breaking the bank.
Even the greatest products need a little help to get the word out. When Apple releases their next big thing, you get often get a huge conference followed by a beautiful video telling you why you need their product. Whenever you hear of a successful Kickstarter project, there almost always is a video accompanying the crowd-funding project.
Virtually no brand or company is exempt from the influence of video in this day and age, and words alone are simply not enough as we move towards a medium that caters to both our visual and auditory needs to create a powerful impression.
Let’s take a look at Evian’s 2013 ad campaign ’Baby & Me’, where adults suddenly learned what it was to be youthful again. Launched mid 2013, the video has garnered over 100 million views on Youtube to date. Imagine a company selling something as basic as water just got you to think about them, even if it’s for just a minute, and have people share it too. That‘s any marketer or startup’s dream.