Is this your first time reading the Mind of AGP blog or visiting our website? First time seeing us on social? Do you trust us with your budget? With your brand or to tell your stories? No. Why should you! It’s our job to build that confidence, nurture it, and prove to you that we will tell your story, differently and with impact. You face the same task when it comes to your own customers and clients. The key to reaching your audience on an emotional level and building the foundation of effective relationships: video success stories.
Let’s start with a more targeted — and relevant — question: what can a promotional video company do for you? A reliable, creative partner can help you navigate the twisting, turning, ever-changing video marketing landscape and produce assets that drive your organization towards its goals. Create awareness. Reach potential customers. Engage
We all love Geico commercials. And the insurance company isn’t shy about spending $1.18 billion annually to ensure that we have “15 minutes can save you 15% or more on car insurance” branded into our subconscious. Ford, Samsung, Alphabet (Google’s parent company), and Verizon all have $2.5 billion advertising budgets, and Nike just does it to the tune of $3.58 billion.
“Fear is useless. What is needed is trust. As social innovators we’ve got to be tenacious, gritty, and courageous. We deal with cynicism and rejection, especially when what we’re working on is important. So we can never give up. Ever.” Jim Ziolkowski, founder and CEO of buildOn
Viral. As a parent, you loathe this word. It means sniffly, cranky kids and overtired adults. You can’t predict when a virus will take over your house, wreaking havoc and turning you into a sleep-deprived shell of your former self. And you can never predict when a video is going to go viral.
Which is harder to create: a short story or a novel? Most writers will tell you a short story is far more challenging. With a novel, you have 100,000 words to weave your tale and meander up to the point. With a short story, you have to get the job done in 15,000 or so. The same is true of a commercial. In 30 to 90 seconds, you need to capture your audience’s attention and deliver your message — with impact.
We’re not going to bore you with video content statistics… But if we were, we’d tell you that 45% of people watch an hour or more of Facebook and YouTube videos a week. Or that 500 million hours of video is watched on YouTube each day. Or that 87% of online marketers use video. Or that more video is uploaded in 30 days than major US TV networks have created in 30 years.