The 5 Reasons Why Web Video Is the Most Economical Tool Your Company Can Use to Increase Profits

May 16, 2012 by  Filed under: Marketing 

This is the Age of Video. Not only is it everywhere, but technological advancements make it look amazing. Using only a cell phone, video can be captured and uploaded onto YouTube instantly…and people are watching it by the millions. Video and the internet make perfect partners, allowing anybody in the world with something to say, to broadcast the message widely.

Astute corporations are also utilizing the power of online video to stand-out in the marketplace, with videos produced exclusively for their websites. Although video can be shot with an ordinary cell phone, an organization would be wise to leave that job to a professional video production company with years of experience. Companies will find that polished and targeted web videos deliver incredible return-on-investment and are the cheapest and most effective marketing tool they can employ.

Here’s why:

1. 24/7 INTERNET: In the past, a television commercial was the only platform a company could use to speak to potential customers using the power of moving imagery, music and voice. The process of creating the ad and buying air time was astronomically expensive and thus, only the biggest companies could afford to do it. Despite the massive expense, TV commercials are highly limited for many reasons, the biggest being that they are only 30 seconds long. Now with PVRs, many television viewers simply fast-forward through the commercials entirely.

The great news is that online video offers all companies more bang for the buck than a TV commercial ever could. Web videos can be any length (although shorter is always better), cover a series of topics, and are free to be played over and over on a company website.

2. POWERFUL MEDIUM: Web Video is an “engagement object”, meaning that it can reach and captivate countless new customers, prompting them to make buying decisions just by watching! Having web video on your company website increases the conversion rate (the rate at which a potential customer decides to become an actual customer). This important consumer decision is made off-site in the prospect’s home or office, not in your place of business. A good video captures the hearts and minds of potential customers and converts them into real customers.

3. CUTS OUT OTHER EXPENSES: Web Video can save your company money in other departments! One how-to video or a series of instructional videos can save your company a fortune in payroll expenses by reducing the need for live customer service support. Printed manuals and instruction sheets can be reduced eliminated entirely with online video which can be watched indefinitely by countless customers on the company website.

4. COMMUNICATE DIRECTLY WITH CUSTOMERS: In the past, products that needed to be demonstrated also needed a costly sales force to travel into the marketplace do the demonstrating. A single web video that demonstrates the product puts an end to that on-going expense. A demo video also allows potential customers to familiarize themselves with the product from their own personal computer at home.

5. BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS WITH CUSTOMERS: A good video is excellent at building brand and awareness for a company. Superior to a print campaign, video has a “human touch” and allows viewers to see, hear and perceive a company’s message on many different levels. A professional video production company can work with your organization to build web videos that not only effectively promote and market but also position the company as a friendly expert in the marketplace. For example, an Indian restaurant may consider doing a series of cooking web videos in the kitchen with their head chef. Not only does it showcase the wonderful food and show the fresh ingredients prepared with care, but it also provides free, useful information that the customer can take away.

The possibilities of web video are endless and people are watching videos online in greater numbers every day. Web video has the power to transform your business and attract new customers from far and wide. Be sure to consult with a professional web video production company to ensure your video brings out the right message and is perceived in the right way.

Gord McFarlane is a Video Production Specialist and Owner of Postman Web Video, Toronto’s leading video production company since 1994. He is highly skilled and has extensive experience in all aspects of video production. He is an expert in internet-based video projects for business websites and internal communications as well as social media trends. Gord brings years of broadcast experience in TV field production, direction, shooting/camera, senior editor to his work at Postman.

http://www.postmanwebvideo.com

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