It’s the same old love song popularized by Janet Jackson in 1986: “What have you done for me lately?” Sometimes it feels to those in the PR world that they’re consistently trying to prove value in a monetary, quantitative way. But because they’re in the business of credibility and trust – they are balancing two things that cannot be directly measured with a solid line to sales growth. Or can they?
The holidays are an ideal time for communicating your gratitude or well wishes for a joyful season to your clients, partners, prospects and other key audience members. Using video is a sure way to emotionally resonate with your target audience. Here are three quick-start ideas on how to use video in your holiday communications.
In my discussions with marketers about their content plans and lead generation strategies, I find that many ask generalities about the video production process, yet don’t inquire about the actual role of video in the B2B sales and marketing food chain. Here are the top three questions marketers should be asking of themselves, their teams and their video marketing specialist in order to develop content with impact.
Year over year, use of video among B2B U.S. companies is steadily climbing. The 2015 B2B Content Marketing Benchmarks, Budgets and Trends survey found that 76 percent of B2B companies in North America are using video, compared to 63 percent the year before. Clearly, savvy marketers are incorporating video into the marketing mix and reaping the benefits. But it’s not always easy to get it right.
I recently saw a fantastic infographic that illustrates how video is becoming an exploding medium for b2b marketers in 2015. With dramatic statistics—like 70 percent of b2b marketers are starting to use video, and 58 percent of them describe their previous experience in video marketing as successful—it’s clear more b2bs will soon be going “in front of the camera” to reach their customer audiences.