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video marketing lessons from auto body repair shop

Customer communication is key to growing just about any business. After all, a well-informed customer who fully understands your product, or the services you’ll provide, is much likelier to be happy with the outcome. Happy customers might even tell their friends, helping to generate that all important brand awareness for your business.

As a business that relies heavily of word-of-mouth and referrals, auto body shops in particular suffer from a lack of consumer education and transparency. What’s really happening to your car, possibly the most expensive thing you own, after you drop it off?

Video, a highly effective teaching tool, can help bring transparency to your business, and educate your customers. In this post, we’ve come up with impactful, engaging tips for using video to share your expertise and services.

video marketing lessons from bakeries

Almost 65 percent of people eat dessert at least once a week. The baking industry is worth $311 billion across the US.That’s great news for bakery owners!

There are two ways of looking at this: customers are prepared to spend money on sweet treats; and there’s a huge amount of competition for artisan bakers. Setting yourself apart from other businesses – indie and major baked good suppliers – is more important than ever.

An engaging video marketing strategy will encourage buyers to call into your bakery on a regular basis, for everything from fresh bread, to special celebration cakes. You don’t have to hire a video production company to action these ideas – they’re either low-cost or no-cost, and are easy to produce. Let’s get started!

Grab attention with video

Did you know the average human attention span is just eight seconds? That means videographers have only eight seconds to hook viewers before they move to the next thing.

You could say that this makes life hard for video professionals, but we’re glass-half-full people here at SproutVideo! A truly memorable intro is a great opportunity to make a killer first impression, and set yourself apart from the rest.

In this post, we’re going to share actionable tips on what to do during those crucial first few seconds to make your viewers sit up and pay attention.

woman in audience

Have you ever met someone who doesn’t like TED talks? Me neither. It’s where I turn when I want to learn from fascinating people who aren’t afraid to shake things up. It’s one of my favorite spaces online to get inspired, especially when it comes to exciting ideas about video making.

In this post, we’re going to take a look at what the smartest people have to say about how we relate to the world around us, with reference to our businesses, video marketing, and engaging with our customers. Some of the ideas you can implement into your video marketing strategy almost immediately, others will inspire you to reconsider your approach to video.

use video to market your clothing store

How do you level the playing field when it comes to competing with other indie clothing stores, or bigger, well-established boutiques? One word: video.

A thoughtfully executed video marketing campaign will show off your wonderful clothing to customers. With videos promoting product features, expert fashion tips, and how to videos, you can showcase the brands you stock, the beautiful colors and flattering fit of your clothing. Here’s how to motivate your audience to click “buy” with video.

how to make authentic videos

Authenticity is frequently cited as an important part of successful video marketing campaigns. But, experts rarely share practical advice on what exactly constitutes an ‘authentic’ video, or how to make authentic videos.

Often, this industry buzzword means videos that feature real people rather than actors. Customer testimonials are not only more believable, they’re usually more compelling.

In this post, we’re going to look at the most authentic type of video marketing campaigns – those featuring real customers. We look at how to recruit the right ‘real’ people, and how to get the best out of them.

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.

New approach to influencer marketing

Working with influencers is a great way to strike up a conversation with your target market, increase sales, and create exciting new content for your organization. But, instead of seeking out influencers and working with them, why not establish your own brand as a thought leader?

In this post, we’re going to share practical advice on using video to accelerate your status as a trusted, knowledgeable influencer in your own right.

charm viewers with smart video marketing

Audiences are tricky to manage. Say the wrong thing, and they can quickly lose interest in your message. A little charm goes a long way to ensuring viewers engage with your video and stay firmly on your side.

A viewer that has been well and truly charmed is one that will tell others about the video they have seen and help you to share your message. In this post we’re going to look at what makes a charming video and how you can amp up the charm factor in your own video. We share practical tips on building a community of loyal fans, from authenticity and regular posting, to the art of storytelling.

What Not To Do When Working With Children or Animals

We’re usually advised to avoid working with small or furry subjects entirely. They’re renowned scene-stealers, and are notoriously hard to corral, much less direct.

However, marketing videos that amp up the cute factor are more likely to get noticed. To help you take advantage of that simple fact, here are twenty things to not do if you’re featuring children or animals in your marketing video.

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