Unleashing the Power of Visual Storytelling: How Video Content Transforms Brand Engagement

Unleashing the Power of Visual Storytelling: How Video Content Transforms Brand Engagement
Unleashing the Power of Visual Storytelling: How Video Content Transforms Brand Engagement

By Lakshmi Rebecca, Co-Founder, Red Bangle
Video is the world’s primary kind of content material that entrepreneurs spend money on right this moment. The Global Content Marketing Industry Report 2023-2030 (by Research Dive) indicated that as in comparison with 63% of companies in 2017, 87% of companies right this moment use movies in advertising.
With individuals throughout the globe consuming huge quantities of video content material on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and different platforms – movies aren’t simply getting used for model consciousness, lead era and lead conversion, but in addition for upselling, cross-selling, loyalty constructing and extra – i.e., throughout brand-consumer touchpoints. Videos are getting used past advertising communications: in public relations, corpcomm, CSR and even in inside coaching. Videos are in every single place and viewers need extra.
So, why does the world love speaking by movies? We’ve all heard the phrase, “an image speaks a thousand phrases”, so it’s that and extra. People more and more desire gathering info and making buy choices in a giffy – movies assist them just do that!
The course of of video creation begins nicely earlier than a video script is penned. It begins with a transparent advertising technique, sound client analysis and an incredible website positioning framework. A video could be made for as large an viewers as you want, or as slim an viewers. It could be made for as a lot as $1 Mn or $500. And when it’s prepared, it’s time to get it out in entrance of the TG on related platforms. This means leveraging digital instruments to focus on, promote, measure and analyse a video for rating, views and interactions as a way to make sure that it delivers bang to your buck. Take a have a look at the graph beneath to see which kind of video delivers the highest advertising ROI right this moment.
A video permits you to promote an information level in attention-grabbing layers of conversations, visuals and sounds – all strung collectively properly with human feelings. And there’s limitless storytelling prospects. You might make 100 totally different movies or movies in attempting to market a watch and nonetheless have just a few concepts left in your hat. This content material kind is an intersection of written concepts, visible concepts, design, house, texture, expertise, method, creativeness and feelings.
From an advert that pops up on Amazon Prime and YouTube, to on an internet site, a procuring app, in your search outcomes, in a information app, and on Instagram – a single video could be tailored to a quantity of channels and platforms, to be focused at the identical viewers wherever they’re. Videos could be interactive and personalised too. They may also help drive the TG to an app, to an internet site, to an occasion in one other metropolis or to the nearest retailer.
Take for instance, what Swiggy did with their Bowl Company advertisements that includes Danish Sait. Not solely did Swiggy make 3 movies that featured the standup comic and digital influencer as a way to leverage his affect – it additionally filmed just a few video messages from the comic and used AI to personalise the identify at the begin of these messages. It then despatched out a personalised video message from Danish Sait to each goal buyer, inviting them to check out a bowl from The Bowl Company.
SLB, a big world manufacturing agency, determined to construct an attention-grabbing expertise platform that may allow quicker gross sales and customer-solutioning. To popularise its efforts and drive adoption throughout its salesforce – it didn’t simply make an explainer video with a number of elements, but in addition made it an interactive one. In case one was going to be bored by an 8-minute video explainer – downside solved.
An extremely HNI commissioned a pair of pretty documentary and promotional movies on his teenage daughter’s social affect work so as to add gravitas to her Ivy League school purposes. An Indian B2B health-tech startup commissioned a examine and used the knowledge in a advertising video concentrating on native authorities officers. An American natural meals startup created a positioning and advertising video to introduce itself to clients, garner pre-orders and kick off revenues. Modiji used movies in an enormous approach in his electoral campaigns – together with the use of augmented actuality – and he nonetheless makes use of social media movies in an enormous approach for PR. And one other Indian wellness startup is utilizing influencer movies on Instagram as its main advertising software. Great video advertising examples throughout us right this moment.
Whether it’s on Instagram, Facebook, engines like google, WhatsApp, YouTube, TV channels, OTT, by way of cell apps or different – movies have allowed manufacturers to speak a myriad of messages in below 60 seconds, 30 seconds and – usually sufficient – 6 seconds too. To get the messaging and the storytelling proper in these shortening durations and a spotlight spans takes extra effort than one may think. A shorter movie or video doesn’t imply a shorter turnaround time. In reality, there’s extra stress to prioritise messages and talk them nicely in the few phrases and visuals out there.
Like Blaise Pascal as soon as stated, “I’ve solely made this letter longer as a result of I’ve not had the time to make it shorter.”


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