5 Types of High-Performing Video Content to Enhance Your Marketing Strategy
Video continues to be the king of content types as we work our way into 2021. All brands should be utilizing video, but certain types of videos appeal to some marketing objectives better than others. So, how can you know what type of video is right for your company?
Here are 5 top performing types of marketing videos that almost any brand can take and customize to fit into their strategy.
1. Explainer Videos
This type of video is extremely simple. As the name suggests, they’re short and concise videos explaining a brand, product or service. These are best used at the awareness stage in the sales funnel and perform best on websites, social media, YouTube and in ads.
They often involve animations to make the explanation easily digestible with voice overs to increase message retention. Some things to watch out for are making these videos too long, braggy, too salesy or get too technical. Be sure to tell a compelling story, have a simple message and include a clear CTA.
2. Product Demo Videos
Product demo videos aim to show the value of a product and how it can solve pain points. These videos are most beneficial at the decision stage of the sales funnel and perform best through email and on websites. The ideal length is generally around 2-3 minutes. You want to give clear insight into product usage, but you don’t want to make it so long that viewers lose interest.
3. Testimonial Videos
Testimonial or customer review videos show a real user of the product or service telling how it helped them solve a problem. These are also most beneficial at the decision stage of the sales funnel and perform best on websites and social media.
A positive review from customers gives potential customers more confidence in trusting a business, making it easier to make an informed decision. In fact, customer reviews create a 74% increase in product conversion and 90% of consumers look at online reviews prior to trusting and visiting a business.
When creating this type of video you want to make sure it’s authentic. You don’t want to ask customers to memorize a script, it should look as natural as possible.
4. Behind-the-Scene Videos
Behind-the-scene videos show potential customers how a brand produces its products and adds a more personal touch to its image. These can be good to use at both the awareness and decision stage of the sales funnel. They also perform best on websites, YouTube and when shared on social media.
Behind-the-scene videos are important because they let potential customers understand what all goes into your business. It gives a “peak behind the curtain” and can make them feel more connected to your brand. You want to keep these videos casual, let your brand personality shine through and seem authentic as possible.
5. Company Culture Videos
The last type is company culture video. These are a short highlight reel from the perspective of an employee and show what it’s like to work at your company. These are most beneficial at the interest or action stages of the sales funnel and perform best on websites, social media, YouTube and through email.
Company culture videos communicate brand purpose, values and insights from current employees. This can help customers get excited about doing business and starting a relationship with you.
With these videos you want to make sure to show passionate employees, find ways to project your values and show off a good day at the office. Avoid relying heavily on a script, coming off too braggy or focusing too much on employee opinion. Again, these videos are best when they’re completely authentic and organic as possible.
If possible, it’s best to mix and match different styles and types of videos to find something that’s unique to your brand and helps you stand out among the competition. You should also utilize the videos you create on all relevant platforms. Even if they perform better on one than another, you still want to reach the biggest audience possible.
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