Video Production Industry Insights

1979: Video Killed the Radio Star | 2015: Online Video's Time to Shine

Posted by Tim Lewis on Aug 20, 2015 8:00:00 AM

In 1979 the Buggles released the song, "Video Killed the Radio Star", which promoted new technology (television), while simultaneously mourning the old (radio). In 1981, this became the first music video to air on MTV. Check it out (music video starts at 4:35):

According to an article on Hubpages, "“Video Killed the Radio Star” definitely has a direct meaning in the sense that new technology came and replaced old technology, and that pictures bring a whole new meaning to songs, stories, documentaries, and many other works that were once just recorded audibly." This was more than 30 years ago!

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4 Marketing Videos Businesses Can Use to Engage with their Customers

Posted by Tim Lewis on Aug 11, 2015 7:30:00 AM

marketing-videos-engage-with-customersThere are many ways to engage your current and prospective customers using video. Whether you are trying to tell your company story, educate, share an update, or relay any other message, video is a great option because of how easy it makes it for your customers to consume it.

Take a moment to put yourself in your current and prospective customers shoes. What are they going to want to learn more about when they visit your website? More than likely they'll want to educate themselves on: who you are, how you're going to solve their problem, how good you are at what you do and who the people are behind the company. Marketing videos are a great way to capture this information and educate customers.

Let's look at the following four marketing videos in more detail:

  • Company Overview
  • Product or Service Demos
  • Testimonials
  • Corporate Culture
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Online Video Drive Sales, Research Proves It

Posted by Tim Lewis on Aug 4, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Online videos come in many forms - product demos, expert interviews, testimonials, instructional videos and the list goes on. Videos that convey the nature of your business, expertise, or products and services can help you drive sales.

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5 Video Editing Mistakes to Avoid

Posted by Tim Lewis on Jul 29, 2015 2:30:00 PM

Your video represents you … your company. Keep that in mind throughout the entire process especially in post-production or editing. Below are five editing mistakes that can do more harm than good when creating your video.

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How Can Online Video Drive Traffic to my Website?

Posted by Tim Lewis on Jul 22, 2015 1:00:00 PM

When businesses want to drive traffic to their websites, the first thing that comes to mind is establishing a presence online. Typically, the strategy includes content creation with blogging and getting your business on social media sites. Common social media sites are Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+. YouTube, and other social media platforms for online video, fall to the wayside the majority of the time because businesses may not have video or they don’t feel like this platform makes a big difference. It does. Period. Adding video to your business’ marketing plan can help bring customers to your website.

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