Impactful Video Content For Social Media

Published | Dec 9, 2023

Follow this map and you can start realizing more impact coming from your social media videos. 🗺️


With “what works” in social media seemingly changing every 5 seconds, video content has emerged as a game-changer. With its unparalleled ability to engage audiences and convey messages, video is a must-have in your social media strategy.

This guide aims to be your ultimate resource for creating high-impact video content that not only captures attention but also drives meaningful engagement. ⬅️ That last bit is super important!


The Importance of Video Content in Social Media Markting

Why It’s Crucial:

Video content on social media generates 1200% more shares than text and images combined, according to Forbes. It’s not just about visibility; it’s about creating meaningful interactions that lead to customer engagement. Imagine whatever you are currently receiving in engagement numbers increasing by 1200% 👀

Action Steps:

  1. Prioritize video content in your social media strategy. Don’t let it be an afterthought.
  2. Use A/B testing to determine what type of video content resonates most with your audience. This can be manual and doesn’t have to be automated. It simply takes experimenting and measuring.
  3. Measure engagement metrics like shares, comments, and click-through rates to gauge effectiveness.

Understanding Your Audience

Why It’s Crucial:

Understanding your audience is the cornerstone of any successful marketing strategy. According to HubSpot, 54% of consumers want to see more video content from brands they support. Imagine if you audience chose someone over you because they desired to see video from your company. 😬

Action Steps:

  1. Conduct audience research through surveys or focus groups. Ask the people what they want!
  2. Use analytics tools like YouTube Analytics to gather data on viewer behavior.
  3. Create audience personas to guide your content creation. We do this as part of our “Solar System Methodology” framework.

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Type of Video Content

Why It’s Crucial:

Different types of video content serve different purposes. From how-to videos to customer testimonials, the format should align with your brand message and audience needs. It isn’t one size fits all anymore.

Action Steps:

  1. Experiment with different video formats like explainer videos, vlogs, and webinars.
    Pro Tip: It might just be a combination of 2 or 3. I speak from experience.
  2. Align the content type with the social media platform you’re using. You have to play by the rules.
    Pro Tip: Don’t paste YouTube links everywhere… upload natively to your desired platform instead. 😉
  3. Use analytics to determine which type of video content is most effective for your brand. If you how-to videos crush your promo videos in reach and engagement, triple down and remember… those how-to videos are still “promoting” your brand. 🙃

Crafting The Perfect Story

Why It’s Crucial:

Storytelling is an art form that has been used for centuries to captivate audiences. A well-crafted story can evoke emotions, build trust, and inspire action and I mean it’s how we were built to communicate.

Action Steps:

  1. Use storytelling techniques like the “Story Circle” to structure your video.
  2. Include a compelling call-to-action (CTA) that guides user behavior. This doesn’t have to be sales related.
  3. Use visuals and B-roll to enhance the emotional impact of your story. Don’t be afraid to be vulnerable.

Technical Aspects: Lighting, Sound, and Editing

Why It’s Crucial:

Poor production quality can distract from your message and turn off potential customers. According to Wyzowl, 85% of businesses now use video as a marketing tool, making it more important than ever to stand out.

Action Steps:

  1. Invest in a good camera, good lighting and a great microphone. ⬅️ 3-Hour Studio
  2. Use professional editing software like Adobe Premiere Pro to polish your video. It’s what I use!
  3. Consider hiring a professional videographer for high-stakes projects.

Real-World Examples: Brands Doing it Right

Why It’s Crucial:

Learning from successful brands can provide valuable insights. Companies like Lego, Red Bull, and Dove have mastered the art of social media video content marketing.

Check out a full breakdown of each example above in this ➡️ LinkedIn article ⬅️

Action Steps:

  1. Analyze successful video campaigns to identify key strategies.
  2. Implement similar tactics in your own campaigns, but make sure to add your unique brand voice.
  3. Don’t be discouraged by their large budgets, get craft and be vulnerable in your messaging.

Conclusion

Creating high-impact video content for social media is a multifaceted endeavor that requires strategic planning, deep understanding of your audience, and meticulous attention to detail. By following this comprehensive guide, you are setting yourself up for success in the competitive world of social media marketing.


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