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4 Things Your Video Marketing Strategy Needs

Connecting with your audience and building relationships – this is why we do what we do in the marketing world. There are countless ways it can be done, but some frontrunners prove time and again to be the most effective. A specific genre of marketing that amplifies your overall strategy by providing viewers with a dynamic and captivating way to consume content is what we like to call video marketing.

Did you know 65% of your audience are visual learners? With content marketing best practices continually evolving to accommodate short attention spans and cutting through the overwhelming amount of content already out there, video marketing can be your cut-to-the-chase saving grace.

What makes great video marketing? Here are four of our go-to tips:

Add value

Your video marketing strategy should have a strong focus on providing value. Just like in a content marketing strategy, it’s important not to push a sales angle but rather give answers to the questions that your audience is asking. Testimonials can also be a valuable tool – having other real people talk about how your products or services actually helped them will be a great addition to your strategy. Positioning yourself as a reliable and follow-worthy expert in your industry will help you build credibility, grow your audience and gain leads.



Messages should be compelling and inspire viewers to do what you are promoting. If they are not moved by it, why would they share it or even keep watching? We are bombarded by ads all day every day (some estimate upwards of 5,000 a day) so when it comes time to press that ‘Share’ button, it had better be worth the customer’s time and effort.

The feeling you’re going for here is like this:



Dare to be different

Dare to be humorous, edgy and fun. Show a human side of your business – people connect with this engaging type of content, so it provides an exceptional opportunity for them to see your team, products or services in a different light.

Some companies or more professional industries feel that taking risks with their content – written, video or otherwise – is too dangerous. In our eyes, it’s more dangerous to be so cautious that you end up morphing into every other business just like yours. It’s important to note that “edgy” should not be confused with explicit or offensive – there should always be a level of tastefulness to any marketing strategy. Rather, our caution here is to not stifle yourself into a boring state for fear of daring to be different.

Dare to be different...its where the magic happens


Make videos concise

You’ve got about 10 seconds (or less) to captivate your audience with a video before they hit ‘Skip’. Make it so good they can’t possibly click that button. Give them the valuable content that they are looking for, but in a concise and to-the-point manner. In the vast sea that is existing content, it’s important to cut through the noise. Package up those videos in nice, quick and informative nuggets so they’re easily digested by audiences.

65% of audiences are visual learners

Video viewership continues to increase exponentially each year, and it’s not slowing down any time soon. This medium gives audiences a fast, convenient way to get the information they want, in the visual manner that has proved to be how the majority of consumers prefer to learn.

Every business can benefit from including video marketing in their stratgey

One of the best things about video marketing? It could be applied to literally ANY business, industry or promotion, and – with the right SEO – get successful results. We believe video marketing should be a cornerstone in every company’s strategy. If you’re ready to shine some lights, camera, action on your marketing plan, give our team at Stray Media Group a call to see how we can help.


3 Ways to Use Video Content Marketing to Stand Out from the Crowd

Video content marketing is big, and it’s about to get bigger. YouTube already gets more than one billion unique visitors every month – falling just behind Google and Facebook – and that number will only increase. Video is expected to account for almost 70% of all consumer internet traffic in the next three years.

More importantly, your competitors are probably already using video content marketing – or are about to. More than half of all companies are currently using video content to market their businesses and products, and that figure is expected to rise to 64% in the near future.

Don’t let video be the missing link in your marketing strategy. Here are three ways you can use video content marketing to stand out from your competitors:

1. Develop Valuable Content. “Valuable” is really the key here. The best content is relevant to your customers and provides knowledge, entertainment, or both. People are ten times more likely to engage with, share, and comment on video content than any other, so use that tendency to your company’s advantage and make sure your video content marketing is “valuable” enough to your customers to warrant that level of involvement from your company’s fans.

2. Diversify Content. Better marketers have a wide range of videos available, and lots of them. The most successful video marketers have an average of 181 videos, while the least successful at marketing have less than 30. On average, companies with successful video marketing efforts create videos that range from 30 seconds to 20 minutes in length. What does this mean for you? Every video does not have to be a product description (or some other dry subject), and your marketing videos do not have to be the same length or center on the same subject.

3. Embed Videos on Your Website and Social Media. “Consistent branding and YouTube channel customization occur in 63 percent of the most effective business-oriented YouTube channels,” according to the Content Marketing Institute. “Furthermore, 61 percent also embed their YouTube content on their website.” Why? Embedding video content boosts search engine rankings.

Are you looking to develop video content marketing for your company? Do you need help refining your content marketing strategy? Stray Media Group can help!