Starting a new business means going through hectic schedules and fulfilling all those responsibilities coming with the new beginning. To make people understand your business and its products and services. Apart from advertising or promotional videos, businesses often take the help of explainer videos to describe what the company stand for and about its services to the general public.
An explainer video is not just a visual storytelling tool of your brand, in fact, it is much more than that. A well-researched, well-illustrated explainer video and perfect video marketing strategy can do a miracle for your brand. So, you need to be extra careful while making an explainer video. While making an explainer video, one needs to keep some points in their mind. The first is the variation of your customer segments, then the purpose of making an explainer video and of course, what is the goal that you want to achieve with the video.
An explainer has to be made carefully and with details, sometimes while making that explainer videos, people do make mistakes. In this article, we will talk about the mistakes people make, while prepping the explainer videos for their brand.
Lack of Research
The first point is, you should identify the people for who you want to make the explainer video. If you want to use it for your customer, the same explainer video probably will not work for your investors. Well, if you are making it for your customers, you have to do research and find out what kind of explainer video style will engage them more with your brand. The problem your customers are facing how it can be solved with your product or service. You need to understand, what your customers actually want. You need to find out how your brand can be interesting to your customers. Once you get a clear idea about your purpose, you are good to go.
Lame and Boring Script
The most important part of an explainer video is the script. 60% of your success depends on the script. There are only two strategies: Do what everyone else is doing, only better, cheaper, or faster. Or do something different and truly unique.
The former will immerse you into the competition and the latter will write your brand story. People don’t want a boring narrative story, they want something interesting and fun. Your goal is to promote your brand message so, writing a game-changing, 'to-the-point' script is not an easy task. The best is to rely on professionals.
We have walked a long long way from the black and white era. No one is interested in weak visuals. The more glamorous your advertisement is the more your audience grows. The connection between the visuality of the video and your brand message has to be very strong because they depend on each other. A lot of people compromises with quality due to financial problem but the harsh truth is it harms the brand.
The most dangerous mistake people make is, trying to say everything to everyone in a single video. Of course, a startup has lots of things to say about themselves but a long 20 minutes explainer video is of no use as it will confuse and bore them. The shorter is the better. Give people a tasty appetizer, entice them, don’t serve a full-size buffet dinner. This strategy will keep them curious enough to click on your call to action button.
Another grave mistake is trying to serve all the customers with the same video. Every business has different customer segments with different needs. They are unlikely to be attracted to the same concept. They may bounce back or stay indifferent. The A/B testing of video may be helpful to categorize your customers.
Wrong Marketing Strategy
The explainer video is the most powerful marketing tool. An explainer video is worthless if it does not reach the target audience. Like all other powerful tools, the science of video marketing is critical too. 80% of people fail to market their video properly. The easiest strategy is to use it on your most visited web page. But there are lots more facts included in a proper marketing strategy. It varies from one media to another. The marketing strategy you have taken to market your video on Facebook will not be the same as you have taken for youtube. So if you don’t know about video marketing, consult with a professional.
Tips to Follow While Making Explainer Video
- The content is the King and the script is the Queen. So, if you want a great explainer video then make sure you have the perfect content built in the script. Get a scriptwriter to do so or get it done yourself.
- Be very precise with what you want to share with the public and make sure that you present what your company do, using as less words as you can.
- Point out the benefits of the product in the video, to show people how the products will solve their problems, in actual life.
- This tip can be a game-changer but hiring a professional voice artist will help in delivering the audio more efficiently to the audience, with more clarity. You can opt for a spokesperson who will speak for the brand on the video on camera as well as off-camera.
Videos are a perfect way to capture the attention of your customers. While making an explainer video, one must keep in mind that it has to be creative as well as interesting and full of information but not too long, that it will bore them. Explainer videos help you by providing an idea of your business to your customers.
What is an explainer video?
An explainer video is a short film that makes people understand how something works in a short and simple way.
Are Explainer Videos Effective?
Explainer videos are quite effective and startups are taking this form of marketing very seriously.
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