Why Video Marketing?

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Why use video marketing?

Marketing has always been a core element of business success and it continues to evolve as social media expands with new social platforms being added to the mix. 

TikTok has shaken up the video marketing landscape over the past few years and more US marketers now use TikTok than YouTube for influencer marketing, but TikTok still sees significantly lower usage than Instagram (eMarketer, Dec 2021).

Marketers prefer video

There’s no doubt that enterprises recognise the power of video marketing. Silverwood Partners’ Media Technology: Strategic Industry Analysis 2022 shows that 94% of marketing professionals report a preference for video content:

The challenges of video marketing

Sounds like a no-brainer, right? However, in our blog post The Evolution of Enterprise Video, we looked at the challenges that enterprises are facing in terms of creating video content, including time/budget constraints, complexity of process, lack of in-house capability, and lack of the right technology. 

What needs to improve?

Silverwood’s report shows the top priorities for video departments in enterprise companies.

Unsurprisingly, improving time to market is the biggest concern for enterprises doing video marketing.

A recent Adobe survey revealed that it takes brands, on average, 17 hours to create a single piece of short form content! This rises to 27 hours to create a single piece of long form content, such as video. 

Hot on the heels of ‘time to market’ is the quest to increase overall video output, while other priorities include increasing engagement across all channels and demonstrating more thought leadership.

Technology is the solution

The best way to address enterprises’ key video content priorities is through a video management platform that automates simple tasks, speeds up reviews/approvals and makes collaboration effortless. So, why not request a free demo of Overcast’s platform?

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Be Strategic About Managing Video Content

“Video content management via a portal interface is a strategic imperative.” — Aragon Research Globe for Enterprise Video, 2022.

If you create video content, you need to be strategic about managing video content!

In a bygone era when video teams worked in the same office, managing the creation, production and distribution of video projects was reasonably doable. Not without challenges, though!

Enterprise Video Strategy: Scaling and Expanding

Live streaming became one of the most popular uses of video during the pandemic as enterprises needed to communicate with external stakeholders and also employees who were working from home.

In 2022 the popularity of this form of mass communication is not waning at all.

Video podcasting is also on the increase. Use cases include communicating with customers, marketing, sales, and training.

Video Now Main Form of Content For Enterprises

“Video is now poised to become the main form of content that’s digested in the enterprise. The huge surge in video meetings was the first wave in the shift to the visual enterprise. The second wave that is arriving now and in 2022 is about the need to organise, optimise, and deliver visual content to users.” — Aragon Research Globe for Enterprise Video, 2022.

This demonstrates the need for providers to step forward with innovative technology that enables enterprises to create, manage and distribute video content. The key focus for enterprises is on customer experience and employee engagement.

The Role of Video in Digital Transformation

In 2020 workplaces as we knew them experienced massive unexpected disruption.

Enterprises found themselves faces with a need for rapid digital transformation when the pandemic necessitated employees to work remotely. Suddenly, colleagues and managers were not in the same room to share information or collaborate on team projects.

This led to much upheaval among workforces. However, a magic pill to cure those ills was close at hand: video!

Influencers With A Cause

Social media activism creates opportunities for grassroots movements to evolve and expand. Some of the best-known examples are the Ice Bucket Challenge, #MeToo and Black Lives Matter, which have all involved successful social media movements.

So, how do creators and influencers with a cause go about making a difference?

James Dean was a rebel without a cause, but nowadays social causes are top of mind for creators, according to a study by Adobe.

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