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use video to drive repeat purchases

Repeat customers are the foundation of every successful business. But, is your organization at risk of losing the connection you’ve worked so hard to make with your customers?

The sale is definitely not closed when the buyer has parted with their cash; in fact, it’s only the beginning! In this blog, we share 11 exciting videos that will keep your company on your customers’ radar.

new marketing integrations with SproutVideo

We are excited to announce the addition of five new marketing integrations!

SproutVideo now integrates with a total of ten different marketing platforms. Keep reading to learn about the new marketing integrations we’ve added, and how you can leverage them for your business.

Convert shoppers in your sales funnel with video

Even seasoned video marketers wonder from time to time whether they’re creating the right videos to push viewers along the various stages of the sales funnel. Are your marketing videos moving viewers from the awareness phase through to the purchase phase? Are there any gaps in your video marketing strategy?

In this blog, we look at the different stages of the sales funnel and share tips for making videos that will move the viewers along it at each stage.

Use Video Email To Reach Customers

You’ve met a potential customer, and they seem really interested. What’s your next move?

When you’re back at the office you could send them an email, but that’s hardly going to set their world alight. Video mail, on the other hand, is a surefire way to get their attention, tell them more about your service, and take your business relationship to the next level.

In this post, we’re going to look at the most effective ways to use video to get your message across.

New Embed Codes Features

Just in time for the holidays, we released some seriously awesome, incredibly useful features that are totally worth celebrating!

We now offer three different types of embed codes (responsive, email, and lightbox embeds), custom post-play screens on SproutVideo landing pages and video websites, and we changed how some of our most popular security features work to make them more flexible. We also gave the video detail page a serious facelift, and updated the appearance of the rest of the app as well.

Keep reading for all the details on what’s new!

Automated Video Marketing Campaign Strategy

The phrase ‘content is king’ has gone undisputed for several years now, and for good reason. Inbound marketing and SEO strategies have been very successful for many companies. When done well, they also provide excellent value for both prospects and customers alike as they are typically permission-based, unintrusive, and informative.

The one point many people fail to mention when touting the benefits of inbound content marketing strategies is exactly how to keep up with the demands of creating all that content, while also planning campaigns, tracking and reporting on metrics, and meeting new consumer expectations around targeted messaging and personalization. If you are one of the many marketing professionals out there feeling overwhelmed and strapped for time, meet your new best friend: automated marketing campaigns.

The Impact of Video in Email Campaigns on Click Through Rates

Email campaigns are the bread and butter of SMB marketing. As a growing startup, SproutVideo is no exception. We are constantly looking for better ways to engage our subscribers, grow our list, and provide relevant content to different segments of our subscriber base.

Since we are huge proponents of using video in email marketing, we analyzed the impact video had on one of our recent campaigns, and came up with some killer takeaways for other small businesses tackling the same challenges of subscriber engagement, open rates, and click-through rates. Keep reading to get the details.

New Integration wtih Drip Marketing

Marketing automation tools are a business owner’s dream come true. Want to reach out to every new subscriber in a contextual manner? Nurture leads? Send a special offer after someone watches a product video? Marketing automation platforms can help you do all of that, and more. It used to take a big team to handle all of those campaigns, but now it just requires a little advanced planning and a great lead generation strategy.

Since video is one of the most powerful tools in your lead generation arsenal, we have been hard at work adding new marketing automation integrations, and are excited to announce that Drip, a lightweight marketing automation platform for savvy businesses, is now live on our site. Keep reading for tips on how to leverage this new integration, as well as details on how to enable it in your account.

It is common knowledge that online video consumption is growing by leaps and bounds, but one really important segment of online video requires special attention: mobile video. Whether on a tablet or a smartphone, mobile video is growing faster than online video in general. From 2012 – 2017, global online video traffic is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 32% on fixed devices, whereas mobile online video traffic is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 90%. In areas with high penetration of smartphones, like SouthEast Asia, Europe, and North America, expect that growth to be even more meaningful as technology improves and consumers demand a better viewing experience on mobile devices.

People are viewing online hosted video content on multiple devices

So, what can you do to get ahead of this trend?

Earlier this week, we discussed optimizing video for the top of your marketing funnel. Now, let’s look more closely at the next stage, the bottom of the sales funnel, when a visitor to your site converts to a lead.

Classic Marketing Funnel

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