Video Bandwagon: Jump on or not?

With Linkedin has finally introduced video for sponsored content, we can see that video marketing isn’t losing its momentum in 2018. In fact, it is predicted to keep going strong for the next couple of years. According to Cisco, by 2021 82% of Internet traffic will be video.  A really impressive number!

Online video has taken the content and digital marketing world by storm over the past few years, according to the statistics shared by Hubspot. It has proved to marketers that it’s a very powerful and effective tool to communicate your brand story, value, and build relationships with customers. So now the question is: Should all businesses jump on the video bandwagon? 

 

I would say ‘YES! Consider it!’. Video marketing can bring a lot of benefits to your businesses, simply because consumers love it, search engines love it, and you will also love it as well. You can find a list of benefits video marketing can bring to businesses here.

HOWEVER, for video marketing to be successful I believe it needs to fit into businesses goals, target market, and customers’ behaviour. In short, businesses should not jump on making video just for video’s sake.

With more and more businesses employ video marketing, it’s hard not to feel tempted to enter this game. If video is the most suitable format for your content to achieve the marketing goals and reach out your target customers then go ahead. But if it’s not relevant or your content works better on text or image, I don’t find a reason to forcibly pursue it.

 

What is your thought on this issue? Do you think businesses should now pursue video marketing to keep up with the trend or not?

Let me know in the comment below!

And have a nice day! xoxo

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “Video Bandwagon: Jump on or not?

  1. Businesses should absolutely jump on the video bandwagon! I think consumers are getting bored of standard promotional efforts and need varied forms on digital marketing to keep them engaged with a brand. I saw a similar study that said that consumers actually process information in videos better than that of other forms of digital marketing, making it more likely that they will respond to the marketing efforts.
    Great post! 🙂

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    1. Thanks for sharing your thought! 🙂 And I agree. I think video is an amazing tool for businesses to boost customer engagement. Social media platforms at the moment also show more favour to video content as well. So I think businesses and marketers should put more effort to make the most of its potential.

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