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Sep 17, 2018

Q&A: Ideas on Using Video?

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Question: I know that video is very popular these days.  I’m wondering what are some ways that my company can start using video in social media and marketing programs? Q&A PR Problem Solvers martellpr

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Ideas on using video

Answer:

Dear Ideas on using video:

If you haven’t used video yet in your marketing program, it’s time to go all in. Social Media Examiner’s 2018 social media marketing industry report states that 58% of marketers plan to increase their YouTube organic activities in the next 12 months.

Ideas for Using Video:

  • Do a weekly video blog with your executives to talk about the industry, the technology, customer problems, etc.
  • Have your customer support department do short “chalk-talk” videos highlighting common problems and your company’s solutions.
  • Do videos of informal conversations with customers. Edit into snackable bits, post on the website, and promote on social media.
  • Solicit your customers/users to share videos of their success with your solution. Post those on social media.
  • Create longer, serialized videos to get more views going forward. Social Media Examiner’s Michael Stelzner says that people want the “behind the scenes” view.
  • Create videos highlighting comments from other videos. Reference a past video and some of the comments. That way, it drives people back to watch the original video.
  • TopRank Blog has a list of helpful hints for first-time video marketers.

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Live video is king. Live videos get 6 times more interaction than regular video, according to the Social Media Examiner’s 2018 social media marketing industry report.

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Get Started with Live Video:

  • Go live with breaking news about your industry
  • Go live at big events
  • Use live to talk about a weekly tool or tip of the week
  • Talk strategy on live video
  • Become the news source in your industry. Go live to discuss what the news is and what your reaction is to that news.

Lights, camera, action!

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