Corporate videos are a big deal. They can help drive more traffic to your website, get you more customers, and help your brand become more relevant. Though all of these things are awesome, things all of us want, the process of creating a corporate video can be intimidating. There are a lot of things that need to be done before you can successfully release a video. Promotional video productions don’t need to be chaotic or confusing anymore because we have created a corporate videos ultimate guide to help you step by step create your dream video.
What is a Corporate Video and Why Do I Need One?
Corporate videos are simply videos that are created for a company. Their main purpose is to promote the company and contribute to their brand. Branding is a huge part of corporate videos, but we will talk about that more in detail later on. These corporate videos can be created for internal uses for the company, like instructional or announcement videos, or external uses for everyone else, things like marketing or recruiting videos.
The main reason you should invest in creating a corporate video is that it can help promote you and your company; it is one of the best ways to promote your business. Have you noticed that whenever you search anything, videos are one of the first things that pop up? Google loves videos, and it’s no wonder why. They are an easy and entertaining way to get information across to people. By not making corporate videos, you are actually hurting your company, more than you probably realize.
Hiring a Video Production Company
After you decide you want to film a corporate video, hiring a video production team is important. Promotional video productions can be quite the process. It can cost a lot of extra money and stress to do it all on your own, especially if you don’t have past experience with corporate videos. There are a handful of reasons you should consider hiring a promotional video productions team. Here are just a few of our top reasons.
First and probably most important, video production teams have experience and know what they are doing. This fact alone will save you so much money and time — two very valuable things. These companies have learned from their past mistakes, so they know how to avoid these mistakes now. They also know what looks good when it comes to motion graphics. Their experience will help make your video unique and next level when it comes to quality.
Next, these companies have sets of fresh eyes. Though this may not seem like a huge deal, it really can make or break the success of your video. You may not realize, for example, that within your script is terminology that is only understood by people in your field of work, or your products aren’t explained clearly enough to convince people to buy them. Video production teams will be able to come in with a fresh set of eyes and see the video the way others will.
Hiring a video production company comes with so many benefits that we couldn’t possibly fit them all here, so you can learn more about what video production companies can offer here and the benefits of hiring these companies here!
Stages of Production
There are three stages of production that need to take place whenever you are filming. It is important that you follow these stages to ensure the success of your video. Here is a quick break-down of the stages.
The first is pre-production. Pre-production is everything you need to do before you begin filming. From script writing to casting, pre-production is a vital step to the success of your video. Putting the time in here at the pre-production phase is how you are going to get the good results at the end. In essence, pre-production prepares for mistakes before they occur in the production stage. No one ever complained that they were too prepared for anything.
The production stage is just that — the actual production of the video. This is when all your planning starts to come to life. You actually get to see all the planning come to fruition. Shooting your video can take a couple hours to a few days, it depends on how well you planned if you and your team have video production experience, and how long and complex your video is going to be.
Post-production is the last stage in promotional video productions. This stage includes everything you do after filming. From editing the motion graphics to advertising and marketing the video (we will touch on the marketing aspect of corporate videos at the end so hang tight). Editing, like filming, can take different amounts of time. Be aware that it can take a really long time if you have a lot of edits you want to be added into your video.
See, we told you we would come back to branding. Branding is one of the most important things you can do for your company, whether you are filming corporate videos or not. First of all, branding improves recognition. Think of things like the Nike swoosh or the golden arches of McDonald’s, no matter where you are in the world, people will recognize these brands. These are examples of super successful branding campaigns. Videos that provide quality exposure to your company is becoming one of the most essential techniques to market your company’s product or name — in other words, an essential way of branding.
What branding does for your company is it creates trust. People are more likely to trust a company that has consistent and credible branding rather than a company that doesn’t know its own identity. People are more likely to hire or buy from you if they have heard or seen your company brand before. Even if it is a subconscious thing, studies show that consumers are more likely to go with your company over another random one if they recognize your brand.
Branding doesn’t need to be hard. If you aren’t sure how to create a brand or how to maintain and include your brand into your content, hiring a digital marketing agency could be a very good idea. These companies will be able to work with and help improve the brand you already have, show you how to incorporate your pre-existent brand more frequently, and help you brand your company from the start. They will be able to help you no matter what stage your brand is at. Contact us here at Fusion 360 Agency if you need help with brand development, we would love to help you!
Let’s say you have finally finished your video. You’ve gone through hiring your video production company, included your brand in your film and finished almost all three stages of the video productions. Now it is time to work on promoting your film. This can come in a lot of different forms and no matter how you decide to do it, it is crucial that you make time and effort to promote your video.
Without promoting your video, it won’t bring in the traffic you worked so hard for. You will have spent all this time and money for virtually no reason as no one will ever see it. Hiring a marketing agency at this point is a good idea. Marketing or advertising agencies are experts in getting your content out to the world; they will know the best way to get you the most views. Hiring these marketing companies won’t end up being as expensive as you may think at first, especially because you can get a lot of business and traffic because of the video promotion.
Overall, corporate videos boost brand recognition and traffic to your site or business. In today’s society, it is critical for you as a company to create these corporate videos. There are a lot of steps you can take to help make the process easier, and if you need any more help or have any questions about this guide, contact us here at Fusion 360 today.