Why Videos are Such an Important Way to Reach the Professional Tradesman

If you’re not utilizing this tool to reach the contractor and professional tradesman, you’re missing a great opportunity.

Some recent studies show that videos are on the rise in the B-to-B world. B-to-B Content Marketing: 2013 Benchmarks, Budget and Trends North America found that video had the largest increase of any market content in 2012.

Software Advice’s recent 2012 B-to-B demand generation survey found that video was the second most type of content used across channels.

I recently read a 3-part article in Content Marketing Institute by Mark Walker that outlined how to use video to drive awareness, leads and sales. He gives great tips on how to develop and execute a video strategy.

Here are some highlights:

  • Define your purpose. What do you want to accomplish – educate, entertain, sell?
  • Define your message. You’re better off doing targeted messages which will be shorter and on point. It’s better to do several short targeted videos than one catch-all one.
  • Don’t overlook existing video. You might be surprised at what already exists on your products, training, etc.
  • Leverage event’s show interviews, live demos, contractor interviews.
  • Keep it short. 3-5 minutes is the ideal length to hold someone’s attention.
  • Promote videos. Other than SEO, promote on your blog, website and social platforms, along with the appropriate tagging so folks can find you.
  • Ask your Audience to share and make it easy for them to do.

Mark does an excellent job educating those who may not be familiar with all the ins and outs of videos.

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