Video Marketing: The Stages of the Sales Funnel

Part of marketing is mapping the appropriate responses to each individual stage of the client buying cycle (also known as the “purchase funnel”). Imagine a proper funnel that represents the internal journey of your client’s mind, from the general awareness of your product or service all the way to the sale of that product or service to the client. Unlike a physical funnel, the sale of a product or service in the business world can be lost at any time, right up until the moment that the payment changes hands. Any support that you can give to your offering during the early stages of the buying cycle is a critical tool that should be used wisely.

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Powerpoint Video VS Video Presentations: Which Will Better Serve Your Cause?

   As we move further and further into a new generation, we occasionally find ourselves resisting change and fighting to prolong the usage of whatever processes and methodology we have found reliable in the past. There are times when the old ways are the best ways; however, we must always be willing to adapt to the changes that can be of great use to our cause. Many longstanding businesses have been working with Microsoft Powerpoint for decades, and are resistant to today’s rapidly popularizing standard of digital video. Maybe you’re a business owner or a recruiter who is currently on the fence about whether or not a video presentation for your material is really necessary. So, which is the superior method of presentation? Which one will better keep the audience engaged, is more cost-effective, and communicates data more succinctly? What, if anything, can a video presentation offer you that a PowerPoint presentation can’t?

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Best Practices for Looking Good on Video

If you’ve ever worried about looking good during a video presentation, or shyed away from a video marketing opportunity because you don’t feel comfortable interacting with the camera…look no further than this video blog. Give the above video a quick view to get the inside scoop on our process to help an inexperienced camera subject look their very best on camera.

Transcript:

“At Render Perfect, we’re committed to helping our clients look their very best on video. Let’s face it; nobody really loves the way that they look on video, and it can sometimes be a fear factor that keeps business professionals from taking advantage of all the web marketing benefits that video has to offer. We take pride in our ability to help professionals with very little on-camera experience to feel comfortable and present confidently when being captured on video. Let’s take a quick look at the complete process of ‘looking your best’ on video. First up, Wardrobe. You’ll want to wear something that fits well, and that you feel confident in. Confidence radiates on camera. You want to wear something with color that complements you and makes you feel like you’re on top of your game. Next up, Makeup. Makeup really helps both men and women to look their best on video. It both hides blemishes and highlights the subject’s more pertinent features, such as the eyes and the lips. At the very least, you’ll need the application of a light foundation and gentle dusting of powder to remove the shine on skin that reflects light, and provides an even pleasing skin tone. After the client has gotten the “star treatment”, it is up to the camera crew to do the rest. Framing, lighting, and keeping the subject in focus are all responsibilities of the studio team, and will go a long way towards bettering the professional feel of the client video footage. But, the process doesn’t stop short at video capture! Only half the work is done when the subject leaves the studio for the day. Following your video shoot, the editors will get right to work manipulating the colors, brightness, contrast, and saturation of your footage. We recommend that companies use higher-end tools such as Colorista and Magic Bullet Looks to further remove blemishes, minimize wrinkles, and give the subject a nice healthy color. Keep in mind that a little bit of post correction and manipulation goes a long way….turning this footage……into this footage. So now that you know about the many ways to make you look your very best on video, the rest is up to you! Get your message together and start using video to your advantage. Just think: in minutes, you can record a message or presentation that can be seen by thousands of potential clients. Or, as we like to say around here, Pitch once, share often!”

 

How To Start A Blog & Generate Blog Post Ideas

The key practices of owning and operating a written (or video) blog are (1) keeping content relative, (2) keeping content informative, (3) ensuring that, once the blog is launched, blog content is frequently posted. The first two practices will guide you through your first blog post, but the last of these three steps can quickly become a hardest qualifier to meet, especially at the professional level.

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LinkedIn VS. Twitter: Which Advertising Buy Is Better For Small Businesses?

When it comes to buying Social Media advertising for small businesses, there are many things to consider. We took the time to compile the basic information, fill out sample ad campaigns, and estimate cost, and, overall, we have found LinkedIn to be the more well-rounded solution for digital/web marketing. Though more expensive, the interface is cleaner, the environment is more professional, and the campaign is easier to customize. Twitter also measures cost by follower, rather than click/impression (CPC), which costs less overall but makes the campaign more likely to fail.

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