WHY VIDEO IS THE FUTURE OF CONTENT Great Guest Post By Els Van De Veire Big research simply shows us that video is at the core of all future content marketing. A recent study estimates that video will eventually account for as much as 80% of all consumer internet traffic. Amazing, but why is video so popular? (1) Video Reaches Lots Of People Online video has become the prime format for users, to get informed. So if you think about your marketing, it’s key to fully embrace video, to engage with your audience. Never before have we had a tool at our fingertips, that was so powerful in regards to potential outreach. Blendtec, an American blender manufacturer, wasn’t very popular until 2006. After they released the first episode of “Will It Blend” they became one of the biggest players in the industry. One of their most successful episodes (blending an iPad) reached over 18 million people so far. Will It Blend? - Marbles Will It Blend? - iPad (2) Video Reaches The Right People As a local business, you don’t necessarily need your video to go viral. In your case, 1,000 or 10,000 views might be the objective, not 10 million. Imagine you’re a local hairdresser specialised in funky hair designs. And imagine you’re hiring new people to be a good fit with your brand. You don’t want millions of hairdressers applying, right? Just the right amount of funky people. (3) Video Engages With People As a small business, you are dealing with people who live in the information-overload-era. So please…give...
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