Melinda Emerson, aka “SmallBizLady” is a veteran entrepreneur; small business expert and social media coach who specializes in helping small businesses thrive. Today hosted a WebEx offering tips for using video to help grow your business.
Here are a few interesting stats about video Melinda shared with us:
Online video is expected to grow 55% this year and is the top format for content marketing.
Videos have a 41% higher click-through rate than plain text context.
58% of consumers ages 18-34 who follow brands on social media would watch a video posted by that brand.
57% of Smartphone users polled say they’ve streamed video on mobile.
Videos are integral to the success of any SEO strategy.
90% of web traffic is predicted to be video by 2014.
With all that good news, there’s one important point Melinda makes about using video: don’t waste people’s time. To be effective, keep it short. 88% of people say they would watch a video that educated them for at least one minute.
Use video to create a deeper relationship with your customer.
It can be incredibly useful for business, according to a recent article in the Huffington Post:
“If a picture is worth a thousand words, video can be worth millions to your company. Video allows your brand to get under potential customers’ skin and put the product in front of their eyes. They will hear your message and feel the excitement of your services, while you smell the profit. Here are five examples you can apply to your own brand.”
On August 21, we will host seasoned small business expert and bestselling author Melinda Emerson for an online event. She will share 12 ways to use video to grow your small business.
As a business owner, you know staying relevant online is a must for your business. Video is a powerful tool that can be used in a wide variety of ways to expand business opportunities. With the right online channels, you can use video to reach employees, customers and brand ambassadors. Read More »
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