Video Content Marketing Trends & Tips
In the past few years we’ve seen a massive increase in video content popping up online, and there’s no sign of it slowing down.
From creating webinars to putting short clips in emails, a video marketing strategy is a must if you want to truly engage with your audience in order to improve brand awareness and boost leads and sales.
According to Wyzowl, a company that creates animated explainer footage, 83% of marketers say video helps them with lead generation, and 87% say it has increased traffic to their website.
Some other benefits include:
It’s good for SEO. If your stuff is compelling enough to attract views and shares, your Google search ranking can improve.
It’s a timesaver. It doesn’t take long to create short yet engaging clips in comparison to writing an article or blog.
It’s affordable. It can be more cost-effective to create a short clip vs. producing an ad or a blog.
It gets attention. People may scroll through written words, but most will at least give a glance to interesting footage.
As we head into 2020, here are three video content marketing trends you can expect to see going forward.
1. Vertical videos. Just when everyone seemed to get the memo that horizontal filming is best, vertical videos come along! This is because consumers watch a lot of things on smartphones.
Instagram and Snapchat were the first to utilize vertical videos in Stories, and Instagram Television (IGTV) was next.
Even Netflix uses vertical digital marketing videos to showcase previews. https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZSeW9MN65FI?rel=0&showinfo=0
2. Live streaming. This refers to anything that is recorded and broadcast in real time. People like to feel like they’re being spoken to directly and authentically, and live streaming is also a low-cost way to produce collateral.
We’ve seen more and more social platforms implement this functionality, including Instagram Live, Facebook Live, Twitter Live and LinkedIn for a select few.
3. In-video shopping. So far, it seems to be largely clothing retailers who are leveraging this tactic.
How it works: Users can click on a section of the screen (say, a skirt on a model) and be directed to the link to buy the item.
A recent survey by Brightcove revealed that 23% of consumers overall and 30% of Millennials want links that let them directly purchase a product.
Now that you’ve got an idea of what’s going to be popular in 2020, here are some ways to incorporate engaging footage into your campaigns this year.