while – but before you jump straight into it you should take a moment to figure out exactly how you’re going to use videos. Although many people tend to lump ‘video marketing’ up into a single category, the truth is that it is really spread across many areas of marketing and deciding exactly how you’er going to use your videos and in what manner is essential.
For starters, you need to think about how exactly you’re marketing your products. If you have your own product, you could first start by creating a promotional video for your sales page. In many ways, this is the most area of video marketing purely because promotional videos have been shown to increase conversion rates dramatically.
Why is Video Marketing Suddenly on the Rise?
Frankly speaking, there are two broad reasons why video marketing is on the rise. First, and most obviously, is the fact that videos are distinctly better at conveying messages than text, images, or even audio. Of course, with video you have audio too – and you have images that actually move, and you can have text if you want to as well. In short, videos take the best of all worlds!
Apart from the simple advantages that videos have to offer, the main reason why video marketing is on the rise now as opposed to many years ago lies in the fact that people in general have faster internet connections than they previously did. Do you remember when most people connected to the internet at 14.4 kbps? 28.8 kbps? Do you remember when 56k was considered amazingly and stunningly fast?
Today, the internet has come a long way from those days of old. Back then, the idea of streaming videos while you watch them was nothing more than a pipe dream considering that ‘streaming’ a video would take hours and hours. When broadband entered the picture however, all of that began to change. With download speeds that are 100 times faster than previously, nowadays people rarely (if ever!) have to wait for videos to stream. Instead, they can simply view each video then and there.
In short, it is only recently that the technology actually made using videos a viable prospect. These technological advancements are now so widespread that it is safe to say that the majority of people who use the internet are doing so at a speed that is fast enough to allow them to stream videos. Granted, there are still those who do not have access to such speeds – but those numbers are now small enough that marketers no longer have to worry about using videos.