If you’re looking for a new way to increase engagement and reach new social media followers, live streaming can help. Whether you utilize an app like Snapchat or Periscope, or try Facebook Live, the opportunities for your brand are countless.
Adding annotations to your YouTube videos is a great way to highlight certain sections of your video and to display calls-to-action so people can watch your other videos, view your branded YouTube channel or video playlist and/or subscribe to your channel.
It’s important to remember to not overuse annotations and to ensure they fit seamlessly with the video. YouTube suggests the following advanced tips when using annotations:
The concept behind marketing with video makes sense for social media for many reasons. People are attracted to a visual medium, and video can provide stimulus for both the eyes and the ears. There is a power behind providing your message in video if it’s done well, and engages the audience. Basic concepts of creating videos aren’t so different from traditional marketing campaigns where a good story is the core concept behind the messaging. Once the video is produced, uploading to YouTube and providing keyword rich titles, descriptions, meta tags to enhance the video’s exposure is also a key to marketing success.
In The Q4 2011 Video Marketing Survey and Video Trends Report by Web Video Marketing Council (WVMC) and Flimp Media shows that video marketing continues to trend upward as a strong marketing vehicle.
The latest survey results from the Web Video Marketing Council show that:
Social Media is the second largest used application for distributing marketing videos:
As the majority of the social channels support video sharing, it is clear why marketers continue to find value in participating in these platforms. The added SEO value from optimizing videos to rank in organic search results also presents another viable reason to invest in this format. As online marketing and social media marketing strategies develop, expect video to be the most sought after medium for communicating messaging to consumers.