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11 Apr: How to Get Viewers to Watch All of Your Video

We know that video is a powerful medium. According to a recent report, 94% of businesses think video is a powerful tool when they are buying. 81% of sellers who used video in 2018 saw higher sales while 53% had reduced phone calls to their customer support. Video is powerful and its growth shows no sign of slowing down in 2019. It’s important to note that a video’s true effectiveness is getting viewers to watch all of your video. This is how you improve how much of a video is seen to ensure more people hear your message. Create a Hook and Deliver on It Whether you’re producing your own videos or hiring Top Pup Media to produce professional content on…

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20 Feb: Three Essential Video Marketing Trends for 2018

This year, all everybody seems to want to talk about video-wise is 3D and 360 degree videos. However, these technologies are not the only video marketing trends for 2018. Some of the following are just as exciting, if not more so. Video Ad “Snacking” In 2017, YouTube hailed the birth of the super-short video. Following a 47% surge in ad revenue, Facebook discovered that the shorter the video, the better than engagement. It’s not uncommon for video commercials to last just 6-30 seconds now. What’s more, Social Media Examiner found user attention to video ads dropped after just 6 seconds. Shorter, punchier advertising will define 2018. We even discussed in a blog article the necessity of capturing a viewer’s attention…

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12 Jun: The Problem with DIY Videos

Despite websites packed with images and text pages, video content represents over 95% of viewed material on the internet. It’s a powerful medium for businesses of all sizes; without it, you are potentially hindering your business’ marketing efforts whether you use it for commercials, marketing or campaign promotions. Yet this desire for more engagement through video has tempted many businesses to bypass professional video production and go at it alone. DIY videos are fraught with many problems, and here’s why. Art Over Science When producing any business video, it’s easy to get carried away with such elements as design, effects and visuals. While these things are important, far too often we see that amateur video producers ignore the “science” of…

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24 May: Building an Effective Video Marketing Strategy

Having a good, quality video that sums up your business, product or service is never enough. Top Pup Media can deliver the video message you want, but the real work is in how to market and promote your video content. We know how effective video can be for marketing. However, without an effective video marketing strategy, you could be wasting time, effort and money. Here are some steps to building an effective video marketing strategy. What: Ask Yourself What You Are Trying to Achieve You should already have a comprehensive answer from before Top Pup Media begins producing your video. The question of what you want to achieve should be an ongoing issue of your promotion, and should weave through all your creative decisions…

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18 Apr: Rebuilding your Company Reputation with Video

There are many reasons for why an organization might employ Top Pup Media. We produce mostly promotional and marketing videos, but you may also require content for recruitment and campaigns. In an age of accountability and mistrust of the public towards businesses, some entities are seeing the value of using video for rebuilding your company reputation. BP and Lessons After Deepwater Horizon With social media being accessible to almost everyone, mistakes and disasters can become world news in a matter of minutes. BP discovered this in 2010 with the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. The rig exploded and sank, and over the following months, 4.9 million barrels of crude oil spilled out into the Gulf of Mexico.Following, BP embarked on a massive plan…

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17 Feb: Show. Don’t Tell. Telling Stories with Video

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Telling stories with video should be worth a whole lot more than that. In corporate storytelling, choosing the right visuals or video sequence is vital in conveying your message to the intended audience. Many times, we have explained how important video is to web marketing. Just as important is how you convey your message. Here are some ways in which you may show and not tell your audience what you want them to know about you or your product. The Work Environment A sweeping shot of the building, images of the corporate culture, employees looking happy and fulfilled, and bright airy rooms is important in demonstrating to potential employees just what they might…

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25 Jan: Essential Elements of a Video Brief

When a client approaches Top Pup Media to produce a video, we usually ask for a simple video brief to work with. A brief is simply a set of instructions so we can understand you and your video production needs; it may be a written order or an email with a simple outline.Here is the typical information that you might include to help the early stages go smoothly: About You First, we need to know about you and your business. It is helpful for us to know information about your industry. In some cases, it would also be helpful for us know your market share and market competitiveness (for example a sales video), but most importantly the “personality” of you company and…

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23 Dec: Using YouTube Description Effectively

You may have produced the best video content in the world, but it will be for nothing if you haven’t effectively setup the video in YouTube. You may already know the standard tips, but one thing that is often easily missed is the YouTube description box. When you browse YouTube, take note of how uploaders utilize the description. See how many use the following tactics. Put Relevant Information in the First Few Lines Five lines are good, two are better. This is effectively your meta-description so it should contain the keyword and a very brief summary. The opening two lines will appear next to your video in the YouTube search list so ideally, the most relevant information should go here. The…

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28 Oct: How to Use Video with Twitter

When any business or individual considers possible pathways for marketing video content, one platform that many rarely consider is Twitter. YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook business pages and LinkedIn are all well-known ways to promote video content but now the microblogging site is hoping to seize a share of the market. Few people, however, consider using video with Twitter in promoting their business beyond links to text-based pages. Video Content on Twitter There has always been great potential on Twitter but this year has seen a greater push towards video content. In May 2015, the microblogging site overhauled its platform to include a number of changes concerning how the platform and its users interact with video content. Most importantly, it began offering…