3 reasons you need to create a video strategy

Creating a video strategy will ensure you get the highest return on your time and video budget. Listen to 3 reasons you need to create a video strategy here: visualbridgecommunication.com/podcast

Thinking about using video in your business can feel OVERWHELMING. There are so many moving parts, it’s not always easy to figure out where to get started or where to focus your efforts to get the biggest return on your time and budget.

You want to be sure you are creating the right content for the right audience and delivering it in the right places.

When you have a video strategy, it will ensure you are creating content that’s in alignment with your business goals AND where you’ll see the biggest return.

It's no different than having a business strategy. It's a map to reach your goals.

Over the next few weeks, I’m going to break the process of creating a video strategy down into bite sized pieces to make it easier to implement.

If you’re like me, a lot of times the reason we don’t take action on something we know we need to do to move our business forward is because we’re doing something new. And when there are are so many steps and things we haven’t done before, we can become paralyzed and don’t take action.

When this happens it often means that we’re not clear about why we are doing something, or how it fits into the bigger picture.

When you have a strategy aligning your video content with your business goals, it makes it easy to know the next step to take. 

On last week’s podcast Mike Kim talked about how he uses the Rule of Nine for his Instagram images.

Every nine images he uses an picture of himself speaking. He calls it "tell and show." If you are a speaker, then tell and show your audience you are a speaker through the images you use. If you are a coach, show them images of you coaching. 

The same goes for your videos.T he images and messages need to align with your business goals. That’s how you build a strategy.

And remember, when you know your why, it’s a lot easier to stick with it when the going gets tough.

If you need a refresher on how to find your why and your business idea, Mike Kim covered that with his PB3 personal brand questions in episode 40, you can listen here.

So if you’re ready, let’s dive in.

Here are my top three reasons to create a video strategy.

1. Video is the fastest way to connect with your audience by building trust and relationships. Using video increases engagement, brand awareness and recognition, and search engine rankings.

One third of all content consumed on the internet is through video. And according to Visually, using video on your Landing page can increase conversion rates by 80 percent.

In another study by Invodo, 92 percent of mobile users said they share videos they watch, what a great way to spread the word about your brand, eh? And even more significantly, 80 percent of the internet users say given a choice, they prefer video to text.

If you want more reasons to use video in your marketing strategy, listen to episode 39. Knowing how you are going to use video to support your business goals really makes good sense.

2. Developing a video strategy helps you decide which types of videos you will create. Do you want to increase brand awareness, increase conversions, or viewer engagement? Knowing your goals will help you focus on the types of videos you need to reach them.

  • Brand awareness is the measure of brand recognition and the quality and quantity of mentions, views and shares you get.

  • Lead generation and conversion videos are designed to get viewers to take an action that leads to a sale

  • Viewer engagement is how long people view your videos and number of likes and shares.

We’ll talk more about the specific types of videos for each of these goals in a post. For now, I want to focus on the reasons you need a strategy.

3. When you are clear about what you want to create, it takes the mystery out of next steps. This makes it so much easier to ensure the content you are creating is aligned with your business goals and that’ you’re spending your video budget in the right places.