According to a study from Microsoft, people now have an eight-second attention span. (The average attention span for a goldfish: nine seconds.)
Congratulations! You’ve decided that you need a video to introduce your company or your product/service to customers, and you’re excited to get started. But before we do that, let’s look at three "explainer" videos with unique approaches to making that first impression.
You wouldn't necessarily think file security software is a place for comedy, but BayCreative produced this video for our client Seclore that takes a humorous look at the world of Enterprise Rights Management.
Meet Steve, our enthusiastic but inept IT Director ... struggling to provide effective ERM solutions to his company.
We're proud of the team that developed this great video, and working with Seclore was a delight.
See for yourself, and keep us fresh in mind.
All the best!
- Team BayCreative -
The “explainer” video has become quite the thing. It’s a staple for business marketing as sure as a website, an email address, a phone number is. So what makes it an explainer. It’s not a demo video which shows you how something works. It’s not a tutorial which instructs you on how to do something.
Marketing is a lot like speed dating—except you don’t have a few minutes to attract your prospect’s interest. You’re lucky if you get eight seconds. And since attention spans aren’t getting any longer, it’s more important than ever to make a quick but lasting impression. But when it comes to solidifying a connection with your prospects, words alone won’t cut it. You need to reach them how they want to be reached: Digitally.
It is no secret that videos draw people in more than any other medium. But the concept of making a video can be almost overwhelming to someone who has little to no experience making a video production. You want to create your video on a budget, but you dont want your video to look cheaply made. So, what does a professional video look like?
Have you ever went to an 'About Us' page and expected a brief description of the company you were viewing, but in return found omething of dissertation there? People frequently join social networks like Facebook and Twitter only to find they are getting the extended rambling of a business. Immediately overwhelmed by the long description, they realize their precious time is being abused, and more than likely, will click away from the important message. Never give your website viewers a reason to skip over your "About Us" page; it is meant to inspire trust and reassure your viewers. Most companies need to hire web content writers just to get their point across, professionaly, to reach target audiences; thus spending money on words that may not be essentially effective. Writing content is the traditional norm for most websites; why not make your company's page different by implementing a new tactic.
Most business owners are familiar with the tremendous benefits of video production as an advertising strategy. Video content is dynamic, interactive, and has the power to reach consumers more directly and deeply than print or photo advertising.
Video production is still underutilized in the power of marketing a business. That's perhaps because of the fear of what it costs and worry over how to make the videos look appealing. But if you think creatively, you can find ways to get into video production marketing without having to pay a huge fortune. Plus, the inspiration for ideas may already be at your fingertips.