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Customer testimonials on camera

Fact: your customers are more persuasive than you. When it comes to telling others how great your organization is, a testimonial from a customer is hugely compelling. A video testimonial featuring happy customers is something that every business should produce.

But, not all video testimonials are created equal. With this guide, you can make your video stand out from the crowd. And, we’ll share some tips on working efficiently and empathetically with your customers to produce engaging, authentic testimonials.

better customer testimonials

Publicizing your glowing customer testimonials can be a nice way to spread the word about your product or service. But, did you know capturing testimonials on video can be even more effective than putting them in print?

That said, many companies hire actors and script testimonial videos. This makes the old formula (Person in a Studio Says Why Brand X is the Best) feel really stale, and not very authentic.

The solution? Stray from the norm. We came up with five tips for making testimonial videos that people will actually believe, and will find interesting enough to share with their friends.

Video and New Path to Purchase

One of the core concepts of online marketing is the idea that the sales process neatly resembles a funnel. Although there are many variations, a typical marketing funnel starts with awareness, then consideration, and finally ends with a purchase decision. Since prospects drop off at each progressive stage, the whole system does in fact look like a funnel. At least in theory.

The reality is that most paths to purchase are a LOT messier than that. Consumers may encounter your brand at any point in their decision-making process, or unexpectedly shift between stages, such as going from consideration back to awareness or even straight to purchase.

So, what does that mean for marketers? It means your content strategy needs to reflect this reality if you’re going to successfully win new business. So, throw out that old, stale rule book. Here’s how to map your marketing videos to the new path to purchase, with examples from Slack, Ahrefs, Mailchimp, and more.

Tying Revenue To Video

Are your videos making you money? If you’re like many marketers or business-owners out there, you might not have a clear answer to that question.

In the rush to create content and keep up with consumer expectations, it’s important to press pause and check that what you’re doing is actually working. In this post, we’ll show you different ways to tie revenue back to a specific video.

Woman using a laptop for marketing video

It’s no secret that a good marketing video takes a lot of effort. So, how can you ensure you get the most out of it as possible?

In this post, we explore eight ways to generate multiple marketing assets from a single video, with tips for each one. These fresh ideas will help you get more mileage out of every marketing video you make.

more video content

January always starts off with the best intentions, whether it’s a goal to exercise more, eat healthier, or commit to learning a new skill. As we all know, it’s easy to fall off the wagon as the year unfolds.

Today, we’re here to help you make – and keep – an important resolution for your business. Make 2019 the year you make more video content than ever before. Keep reading to learn our top eight tips for making 2019 the year of video content for your business.

Testimonial Videos

Testimonials are a powerful way to encourage new customers and to build your brand identity. Yet they have to be done properly to be effective.

Testimonial videos that feel rote, generic, or coached aren’t going to inspire trust in your brand — quite the opposite. If you want to create testimonial videos that customers really listen to, you need to improve your techniques.

In this guest post from D-Mak Productions, we explore six trade secrets to producing compelling testimonial videos.

tax preparation video marketing

Nobody likes tax season, but, it’s that time of year again! So we wondered, how are some of the biggest tax preparation companies approaching video marketing for a subject most people would rather not think about? And, what can the rest of us learn from them?

Choice overload is a cognitive process in which a person has a difficult time making a decision when faced with many options. If it sounds familiar, it’s because it’s a universal problem. There are few industries left that are not hyper-competitive and crowded with options. Couple this with the fact that we are all bombarded practically non-stop with advertisements in-person, on television, radio, podcasts, and online and it’s easy to wonder how any of us is able to make a purchasing decision at all!

Fortunately, the brain has some favorite ways of helping us to overcome the issue of choice overload and when properly understood, smart video marketers can leverage these common cognitive shortcuts to better-serve their audience. Today, we’ll review the six principles of persuasion, taken from Dr. Robert B. Cialdini’s book “Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion”. We’ll take a look at the psychology behind each principle and share examples of how each can be effectively incorporated into your marketing videos.

Long gone are the days of bringing in communications last-minute for your new product or feature release. While it may have been enough before to send out a press release and schedule a press conference a few days before your big release, it’s now imperative that companies large and small take a more strategic, integrative approach.

Today, video can help to support all stages of your new product launch. In this post, we’ll identify the types of video you can leverage pre-product launch, for the product launch, and post-product launch.  

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