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ICMI Speakers and Entertainers is arguably the top Speakers Bureau in Australia. Because of their respectable position within their niche, the company wanted to enhance their online presence and further catapult their credibility with a custom video; which is why they got in touch with Melbourne Video Production.
As a business owner, you need to go beyond the
At this time when the popularity of YouTube is sky-high, it only makes sense that any small business should look into creating their own videos to get the attention of their customers. But I know it is not an easy thing to do especially if you know next to nothing about video production, more so getting it noticed on the Internet.
This is true in the case of web videos. We, at Melbourne Video Production, noticed an increased in the number of inquiries and clients getting our video marketing services days after comScore pointed out that almost 87% of internet users watch videos online.
After being disappointed with another production company’s results, Empower Wealth approached Melbourne Video Production for expert help. We not only assisted in achieving their goal, we met a very tight deadline with a custom video full of graphics and smooth editing. That’s a complete home run!
For most employees, having personal endeavors supported by their boss can be as awkward as bumping into an old flame while plotting to rob a grocery store. Thanks to the generosity of the Melbourne Video Productions (MVP) owner David Jenyns, not all employees have to feel that way. David pledged financial support to one of his key team members Adrian Cabrie who happens to be an independent filmmaker as well as MVP’s editor.
Are you struggling with creating videos to help promote your business? Do you envy all those YouTube clips that have thousands of views?
What we also want to do, a couple of things from a testing and split testing perspective that I spoke about in the last session, like everything, you want to split test. If you click on the ads tape here, it takes you back to the actual ads which are running in that particular group.
You can’t just put up a Twitter page and then let it sit there and hope that you’re going to get 100,000 followers overnight. I talked about using it more productively. This is all in terms of using it for local business.
The Melbourne Video Production team was asked to create a clean, sharp and effective “Your Story” video for Melbourne Child Psychology’s practice. Effectively covering the wide range of supportive parental and child services available – and all within 3-minutes – was a challenge we were definitely up for!
The big thing which is going to be another message for the whole session today is that one page, one purpose. Every single page on your website should have a purpose and have an outcome. You should work out what that page is designed to do and make sure that it does it.
The perfect domain name I suppose when I think of building a website, and you go back to, I talked about how I work with a client. Firstly I understand the target market. The next thing that I do is I look at their products and services and I do the keyword research like I talked about.
The way that I’ll structure this, I’ll just draw it up really quickly. If we think of our primary money phrase, it’s going to be your home page. You’ll optimize your home page for that primary keyword.
The first thing you can do is choose its locations. Unlike SEO general search results, not Google Local, just general search results, your listing will pretty much appear for anybody in Australia who searches.
Why Google AdWords? So just to reiterate. Why do AdWords? Firstly, you get to target people who are actively looking for your product and services.
But what you can do, to give you an idea, if I go to find keywords, I’m just going to add some keywords into this group as an example and give you a way to do it.
Hot seats. Your sites or competitors.’ Alright, let’s go and I want everyone else to put in their two cents in as well, not just myself. Integrated Consulting Solutions What’s the site, iconsultingsolutions.com.au?
Understanding keyword targets. I just wanted to talk about keywords and how I do keyword selection. Understanding the keywords, I suppose there are two types of keywords that a lot of people think about.
Now, when it comes to PR, there are two types of publicity that is available for you. I’m running through this quite quickly today because I want to get jam-packed as much as I can in here in these 45 minutes.
What am I going to do to get it out? So for distribution, the best two ways are e-mail or fax. There are a lot of services that can do it for you which I’ll go through in a second. I still personally prefer fax.
When it comes to a small business press release format, it’s basically a five-step format to write a press release.
I just want to talk about testimonials for a moment as well, to tie this thing together. What is the purpose of having testimonials on a website, on a proposal? I hope you guys are giving out proposals to your clients in your particular niches. Put testimonials in your quotations.
Let’s just go through a couple of things and we can delve in as deep as we can in these 45 minutes. Just to step back a little bit before we get into the whole PR thing, with any business, it comes down to two factors.
So then let me move down to network devices. Let me explain it to you. Google has their search results page, which is the first box. So you want your ads to show up on the Google search network when people search.
Now keywords, this is where you throw in the actual keywords you want to target for this particular group. Hopefully, as Dave mentioned before, you’ve done all this keyword research tips which we’ll talk about a bit more.
Basically SendOutCards is an offline autoresponder service which I have been playing withfor about 12 months and getting some good success.
I just wanted to talk about how to write e-mails that convert. I like to include, text, video, audio and PDF. Hit them on multi modes.
Promote the heck out of it. Self-hosted vs. service. Then you just want to promote it heavily. So you put it all over your site like we were talking about before. I’ve got it on site wide.
So we want to try and capture their e-mail address and the way that I do that is we want to entice them by creating a white paper or a free report
I want to talk briefly about, well, what do we put into this report? This comes back to this idea, and not enough people do it, get really clear on who that avatar is, it makes all the difference.
Did you enjoy this video? Do you want to maximize
Then building that autoresponder system, you can have sequential mailings go out to them. I’ve just given you a little bit of a template here that you could follow for most local businesses.
Now we got to this level. I feel like I’m on an infomercial or something. This is my camera, it’s called a Sony Z1. This is an HD camera. I guess the difference between these types of cameras is the functionality and how many things you can customize.
Now, this will make a big difference to the quality, professionalism of your videos. The image quality improves with more light, because cameras, that’s what they do, they absorb light, they read light and they turn it into data that becomes an image.
So there is lots of equipment out there. I mean there is lots of equipment.
Everyone needs one, it’s a must thing to have aside from knowing the latest video production rates.
Now here is the moment we’ve all been waiting for, when you’re actually presenting. As I said, this is about presenting to the camera.
Foodie Pooch came to Melbourne Video Production with the need to introduce their innovative and healthy pet food to the market. There were two catches: the fact the public are fairly unaware of pet nutrition and that our client and Foodie Pooch owner Alla had a pretty tight deadline.
Now this is your basic three point lighting system. What it is, I’ll talk you through this. I’ve got it set up here. You’ve got what is called your key light, which is your main light. This will be your strongest light which will give the most light onto the subject.
There are three types of video basically that we’re going to go through. There’s live video, which we’re recording today and generally you’ll be doing most of that.
Firstly, for those of you who don’t know who I am, I’m part of an organization that built a business, a very significant business on the back of video, a New York Stock Exchange listed business.
First I just want to talk about video in general. TV and web are becoming one, there’s no doubt about it. You can buy televisions now that are web ready, screens on computers are getting bigger, everything is converging, so it’s a great time to be getting into making videos.
So what does that all mean? It’s all about balance. You guys, by the end of today, we’re going to have you get started. We’re not going to actually shoot any videos with you, but we’re going to have you start to devise three that you might want to make.
So it’s all about trying to get your message and your good product in front of as many people as possible.
VideoHive is a website that I’ve only recently come across and have absolutely fallen in love with. Go to videohive.net and it’s a great resource for Adobe Effect templates for video intros.
Let’s assume that we’ve got our content, everything we need, it’s cut up the way we want with zooming in and zooming out and things like that. So that’s all great.
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I use it in pretty much every corporate doco that I make and it’s just the best way to introduce someone without them having to say, hi, I’m Ben, I do this.
That’s a bit about transitions. I’m going to use transitions again in a sec. One thing you’ve noticed with a lot of the online videos that we do with Dave is an intro and an outro, it’s really important, that first act and call to action as well.
The next thing we need to talk about after setting the background images, is also setting an auto play feature. I’m just going to come through to my channel.
Remember what the point of getting your videos out and about is. The point is to drag them back to your website. For the majority of a lot of the videos that I do, I want to get them back onto my website to get them into my funnel.
Hollywood International Buffet Restaurant wanted to effectively convey that they serve amazing food in a fun, energetic atmosphere.
What it does, it’s got the most beautiful, easy to use interface. You just upload images, whatever you want, photos, logos, whatever you want.
We take the view in the Challenge that it’s best to provide people with more than one way to access your content. So we offer the streaming version of our content which we generally do via YouTube, largely because we can get Google to pay for the bandwidth.
iStock is something we use quite extensively. Has anyone used iStock? Yes, it’s a really good resource to get stock footage, like stock photos, stock videos, stock flash intros, audio if you need a sound track, royalty free soundtracks
The first thing is conversion software. So what I showed you before lunch with iMovie is to just use the inbuilt conversion and encoding engine that comes with part of iMovie.
This is VideoCue Pro. This is a tool we use quite a bit in our office, in the telco company as a tool for a cue prompter, a teleprompter.
I’m going to start with the bottom one first. When you’re making these things, even though you might be in front of the camera, or even filming someone else, it’s not about you, it’s about the people, it’s about your audience. That’s a massive thing to think about.
I’m going to make a pretty bold claim right now. I don’t think you’ve ever seen a film or a TV show that you loved that didn’t have a good script.
Melbourne’s healthy pool people came to us about creating a video that could show the public what they do and also get their personality across.
But there are some businesses which get a better return on investment when they start producing videos. What types of business profit the most from their online videos?
There are many reasons to use online marketing solutions video to promote your business. Here are a some of them.
Because it is so important, you need to get it right, and avoiding these common mistakes in creating online business videos that will start to put you ahead of the pack.
You might benefit by following the DIME method of creating great videos. DIME stands for Dazzle, Inform, Market and Educate. If you aren’t including at least three of these steps in your web video production, you need to think again.
One infallible way to keep your audience interested is to get them laughing. Of course there is a time and place, but if you can inject some humour somewhere into your video, you will have your prospective customer coming back for more.
Web video production has suddenly become big business and is making the main players very handsome sums of money.
If you are willing to take the time and learn a few video production techniques, creating your own videos and then marketing them are well within most people’s reach using effective techniques.
Have you been working in your industry for a number of years and gained valuable knowledge which very few other people have? Would you like to monetize your business in new ways?
It is time Australian online companies caught up to their American cousins in the industry and made online video part of their video marketing campaign. It is good to start off right, so here are some tips to get your online videos off to a flying start.
To get really high quality videos that are going to help sell your business, you may need the services of a reputable video production company.
People today are more likely to be switching on their
You may think web video is only watched by teenagers who want music, their favourite TV programs and movies. Nothing could be further from the truth.
There is no better time to start an online video marketing campaign than right now.
As the use of web video to promote online businesses
There are many reasons why video making should be part of the curriculum of every secondary school in Australia. The creation of video is no longer just for the lucky few – it can be well within the reach of everyone who wants to try
How does this affect the average business concerned about getting its online marketing strategy right? With web video and social media working together, online businesses are able to increase their credibility, separate themselves from the competition and maintain their reputation.
To make your online marketing campaign a success, it is important to pay attention to both old and new strategies as well as investing on quality videos regardless of video production rates.
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It has just become easier for online business owners to
Mobile devices, particularly smartphones are on the rise in Australia
Traditionally, online businesses have first built their website and then have thought about the possibility of creating small business videos. Is this the right way to go? Just because it has always been done in this order doesn’t mean you have to continue doing it this way.
There are signs that traditional media is being overcome by the power of video production marketing. This has important implications for online business owners who need to keep up with the trend in order to stay successful.
Online business owners generally recognize the need for web video on their sites. However, there are some businesses that don’t think their business lends itself to is using videos. Are you one of them? Let’s say you are a dentist – how could video be applicable to you?
If you don’t have time for commercial video production, then you are just not getting your priorities straight. Web video can be used for so many things in your business:
Online video is the way to go if you are
Video marketing companies use web videos for more than just selling more McDonald’s burgers and Cadbury chocolate bars. Now increasingly senior executives are using them to make purchasing decisions. You’ve got to get those videos pitch perfect!
Adding music to your online videos can mean they sparkle and intrigue just that little bit more. However, it is very important to choose the music wisely, as there are some traps for unsuspecting players.
Online video requires significant investment, and you therefore need to measure the Return on Investment (ROI). Here are some ways to measure and improve that ROI.
It is now seen as an essential part of online marketing, not just an optional extra. Visitors to websites expect to see videos posted there; it is seen as the norm rather than the exception.
Google has recently added online video advertising campaigns to the AdWords platform, AdWords for Video. So far it is limited in release to the UK, the US and Germany as a beta version.
Every week more and more people are watching videos online and spending greater amounts of time doing just that.
I am sure it has become apparent to you that more and more people are spending increasing amounts of their time watching videos on the web. In order to stay ahead, it is vital that you too become involved in video production, for the sake of your business.
You may have been making videos and corporate video clips for
There are number of areas you should have a careful look at before you hire someone to do the important job of making and marketing your videos for you.
Although he has had 36,000 hits, you can be sure that he hasn’t had many of those people watch his video from beginning to end! However, if you are running an online business, it is important that you keep your viewer interested and watching until the very end.
Of course there are just too many videos and blog posts to comment on every one, but as often as you can, let the video maker or blog post writer know that you have read and appreciated what they’ve done.
There is a perception out there on the internet that online businesses are just there to scam unsuspecting victims. If you can make an interesting video with you presenting as a genuine, authentic person who has his customers’ best interests at heart, you will go a long way to prove that you are there to deliver on your promises.
Our team from our website video production in St. Kilda have always believed that web video marketing is a great tool for any business, but make sure you use it honestly and make sure you do nothing which could ruin your online reputation.
All these means have a definite time limit and cost money. Now there is a much more effective way to go about it.
You need to focus most of your efforts on YouTube and there are a few reasons for that. Quite rightly,
You need to consider what it is you want to do with your video – where do you want it to be seen and in what format?
Many people realize the huge potential online video has to promote their business and drive traffic to their door using promotional video production.
There is no better place for entertaining, informative video to be found than on sites like LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus and more.
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