What if video doesn’t work?

What if video doesn’t work?

What if I make a video and it doesn’t work? You may be concerned about putting a lot of time and money into a video and not seeing any returns. Today I talk about the five-step process I use to guarantee video works for your business.

I’ve worked with many clients who have been in this situation. What I have seen with my insights and working with hundreds of businesses and making thousands of videos is there has to be a mindset shift when it comes to video. I think people still see video as a one-off. They think they want a magic bullet video, where one video will communicate all their messages to loads of different audiences. And if you do that, the video will not resonate with anyone and not going to work for you.

It is easy to focus on the production rather than take a step back and plan the video, work out what the goals are, and have a marketing strategy in place, where you can get the video in front of your desired audience. In short, you don’t have a video strategy.

I have developed a five-step process which will guarantee video will work for your business. The process is broken down into; planning, production, promotion, performance, and polish. Most business I see only actually do two of these, there might be some planning, and they focus on the production. Very few companies actually do a promotion, which can either be paid or not paid. Very few companies track and measure their videos and see how it’s performing. And then very few then would look at the video and then actually rework it, re-edit it, repurpose it. In other words, polish it to make sure that it works.

If you’re serious about wanting to build your audience to grow your business with video, I’m offering a 30-minute video strategy call. The link’s on the screen. It is a free strategy session where I can support you and advise you on how you can use my five-step process to grow your business with video.

Why asking about price is wrong

Why asking about price is wrong

When I get inquiries from potential clients who say “I want a video, how much?” I think this is the wrong first question to ask. Day 12 of my video challenge and this one is a little different. Apart from the different format (wide rather than square), and it’s shot on a DJI Osmo Pocket (apologies for the sound as just using the onboard mic), this video is a bit of a rant, a rant on how not giving any indication of a budget to a video company does not help.

 

They say video is expensive $$$

They say video is expensive $$$

I get asked this question many times, “why is video expensive?”. There are lots of variables when it comes to producing video content and depends on what you are comparing the cost against. Video can only be seen as expensive if there are no goals, no promotion and no performance set against it. Next time you’re thinking of making a video, don’t see it as a cost, see it as an investment.

Gold Standard

Gold Standard

Goodbye to Rio, and welcome back to the UK the amazing athletes of Team GB with a record-breaking haul of medals. It has, as they say, been emotional. (more…)