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Looking At The Most Useful Video Marketing Tools

Video marketing can be one of the most effective ways to gain attention for your business. In fact, you won’t have to look far to find excellent examples of effective marketing videos. It is a good idea to look at some of these videos.

Once you have, you’ll be able to find out what makes a video great for this specific purpose and it’ll give you ideas for your own video. Additionally, you can check out some great videos here.

Customer Testimonial Video

First and foremost, you should know that it is completely possible to use your videos to show off customer testimonials. In fact, this tends to be incredibly effective. If you’re looking for an example of this, you should definitely watch the customer testimonial video from India Fillings. The company’s video is incredibly effective and pretty straightforward. It highlights the company’s customers and lets them detail their experience with the company.

Product Demo

Another great example of marketing videos is the product demo. This is pretty straightforward as well. You just need to show off the product that you’re trying to sell. You can use video to demonstrate the product in every way, but make sure you read up on video marketing guides to help dictate your process.

If you’re going to be selling products, you should definitely consider making a product demo video too. You can do so pretty easily using a video maker app. Be sure to check out Swish Video App.

Making Event Videos

Before getting too far in, you should also try creating event videos. This is a wonderful option when you’re preparing for a special event like a conference or seminar. You’ll be able to collect video of the event and use that video to create a marketing video. You can chat with those who attend the event and make them a part of the video. This will create a great experience for them, while also ensuring you’re able to create an amazing video for your company. Once you’ve done that, you just need to share the video on social media and YouTube. Do that and you can almost guarantee that your video will be a smash hit with the masses.

A good example of this is the MidwestBest video by GoPro.

How-To

Finally, you should take a look at examples of how-to videos. These videos can be immensely beneficial for several purposes. First and foremost, they’re going to help you show off your goods and services. You can create a how-to video that teaches viewers how to use one of your products more effectively or easier. Plus, your video is actually going to help someone. That will make a big difference and it’ll help you gain their trust. In return, you can guarantee that your customers will appreciate your efforts and they’ll be more likely to do business with you in the near future. Vogue’s Red Lips video is a perfect example of this type of marketing videos.

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Want to Enjoy Business Success? Ensure Your Appearance is Up to Scratch!

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“Never forget that you only have one opportunity to make a first impression – with investors, with customers, with PR, and with marketing,” said fashion entrepreneur and journalist Natalie Massenet, and statistics certainly back her assertion. As an entrepreneur, you have just seven seconds to express who you are and indeed, some studies indicate you have even less. Recently, Princeton scholars Janine Willis and Alexander Todorov conducted a series of tests, finding that it takes as little as one tenth of a second to for an impression of a stranger from their physical appearance. Moreover, longer exposures don’t necessarily alter this quick initial judgement.

Appearance is a Key Element of Your Brand

If you have invested in your logo, colors and website, remember that your physical appearance – and that of your office – should be viewed as an extension of your brand. Appearance covers everything from the suit you wear to a formal meeting, right through to the interior design of your meeting room or reception room. Acing this aspect of your branding strategy is a complex task because no two businesses are alike. Moreover, depending on the nature of your business, innovation or tradition may predominate. Getting your branding strategy right involves researching into industry expectations. Your competitor’s website and social media is a great place to start, but don’t be afraid to go a little ‘above and beyond’ what is expected.

Breaking New Ground

There are certain basics that all entrepreneurs and premises should obey. These include tidiness, cleanliness, and professionalism. If you work in fields like law or accountancy, a good suit is key when attending to clients or holding business meetings. However, if you work in an industry like media, aeronautics, or technology, your attire and business premises should be anything but traditional. Google, for instance, is famed for its passion for color, innovation, and collaborative spaces. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, meanwhile, dazzles with its own onsite museum, coffee shops, and moving Mars rovers. Your office should be suitable to your employees’ uses but also appealing to your clients. Thus, luxury jewelry and haute horlogerie shops often contain cosy yet luxurious features like double glass fireplaces, dark cherry Chesterfield sofas, and Edwardian desks. The key is to exude tradition and modernity at once, since these values are key to these high-end sectors.

Expressing Yourself through Clothing

Regardless of whether or not business suits are a must in your day-to-day life, you shouldn’t be afraid to express your creativity. A dark navy business suit, for instance, can look über sleek and sexy when it is slim cut and paired with a good pair of brogues. Your necktie, pocket square, or glasses can show off a little more color than expected, as well as a different, contemporary design. Even a cool Hermès belt looks fantastic worn alongside a casual day suit.

Functionality and Practicality Should Weight on Your Decisions

You should always aim to impress, without sacrificing an iota of practicality. It was interesting to read news stories about Apple employees revolting against the glass-filled office design of the $5 billion Apple ‘Park’. The problem? Numerous employees were walking into the glass walls, making for more than one headache and bad mood. Similar criticism has been levelled at open plan offices, with recent research finding that they aren’t for everyone. Indeed, many employees who are forced to work in open-plan spaces claim that distraction and lack of privacy wrests from their efficiency and focus.

Your appearance (and that of your office) is key because it can make or break important connections with your clients. It is also key to building a sense of trustworthiness. The more professional you look, the more likely clients are to choose you over competitors. However, getting your strategy right often involves innovation, so don’t be afraid to show off a little sartorial flair while wowing your clients with your skill and experience.

Article by: Cassidy Franklin

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Startup Tips: Introduction to Venture Capital

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Venture capital is a way of financing a startup, especially when seed rounds and investments from angel investors run dry. In a nutshell, early stage businesses with high growth rates receive funding from established firms through a dynamic venture capital ecosystem. This ecosystem can be intimidating for many new entrepreneurs, so knowing where to start and best practices is key to navigating the VC ecosystem.

What is Series A funding?

Series A funding is commonly known as the first step on the road to venture capital. Starting a business likely requires some form of fundraising, especially in the initial stages. Running a business is expensive and not everyone has change sitting around to just jump start a business idea and that where Series A venture capital comes in.

Venture capitalists can make low-scale fundraising efforts look minuscule. In 2018, the average Series A funding was greater than $11 million. This shows how venture capitalists can significantly impact the power of a business.

Furthermore, data on growth rates and quarterly income can prove to investors the value of your company’s products or services. Ultimately, VCs want to invest in companies with high ROIs.

Identify the Right Venture Capitalists

Research different venture capitalist firms and identify the firm’s core competencies and areas of conviction. This could help narrow down your search because some venture capitalists may have investments in competitors.

Network with Venture Capitalists

Getting a meeting with a venture capital firm is a lot easier said than done. Cold emails blasted out to firms won’t do you much good. The power lies in networking and warm introductions—it’s all about who you know. If you can manage a warm introduction, this is a great place to start. A warm introduction can be described as when a third party recommends an entrepreneur to a venture capitalist. This helps venture capitalists efficiently manage their time and meet with business owners relevant to their interests.

Of course social networking is always a great place to get your foot in the door. Networks such as Twitter and LinkedIn are good places to find investment communities and become part of the discussion. Identify the active partners who invested in a recent venture-funded startup and connect with them online.

Making the decision to transition to Series A venture capital funding isn’t an easy task. However, educating yourself on the ecosystem and how to position yourself for success can help diminish intimidating factors. To help set you up for success Embroker put together a guide to raising venture capital that covers terms, pitch deck best practices and tips to help you prepare for a meeting with venture capitalists. Be confident and reach new heights with venture capital funding!

Startup Tips: Introduction to Venture Capital

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Study : Psychology and Pain Points of Today’s Business Leaders

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What do you imagine when you think about running your own business? You envision financial freedom, flexible work hours and the ability to make important decisions. This is possible, but the reality is, many entrepreneurs experience failure before experiencing success.

What’s it really like to run your own company? How many American business owners feel prepared to handle changes in the market? Robbins Research Institute partnered with Survata to find out how 152 American business owners felt about their companies. Here are a few insights into what they uncovered.


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