An explainer video is a short marketing video designed to explain a product or service to its target audience. Juxtapositionally, a corporate video, as described by Wikipedia.com is a “non-advertisement-based video content created for and commissioned by a business, company, corporation, or organization.”
Now that we have an understanding of what a corporate video is, let’s consider 5 quick tips to help you craft a high-quality video without breaking the bank.
1. Communication and understanding
The starting point is to hire a professional video production company. The first question to ask when interviewing prospective corporate video production companies is whether the production assistant or consultant understands your brand message and company values. A good corporate video can only be created if the producer has an in-depth insight into what your company is all about. Without this knowledge and understanding, the outcome cannot be positive and precisely what you are looking for.
2. Level of professionalism
Secondly, it is essential to check how professional the video production company’s employees are before making the video. It is widely accepted and understood that creative professionals might have visible tattoos or long hair, which is counterintuitive to professionalism in the corporate world. However, there is no excuse for tardiness, arriving late for meetings, and speaking incoherently so that no one can understand what anyone is saying. Meetings need to start and finish on time, and speech must be succinct and coherent. All these aspects point to a high-quality product.
3. Know your target audience
It is critical to know and understand your brand’s target audience; otherwise, it will be impossible to design a professional video that speaks to your company’s target audience. Your video production company cannot create the best video to promote your company’s values and ethos without understanding your target audience.
4. Craft a specific message
It is essential to define the message that your corporate video must convey. Without this clarity at the outset of the video production process, your video will not convey the specific message it needs to share. On the other hand, it is essential not to attempt to get too many points across; otherwise, you run the risk of losing your audience.
5. Make an emotional connection
People buy products from a particular brand or company because they have an emotional connection with the brand. Top video agencies like Spiel claim that an emotional connection is fundamental for your audience to take an action.
The primary marketing message has changed from why shoppers must purchase a specific brand or product to how the brand can enrich shoppers’ lives. There has been a move from a brand-centric approach to a customer-centric approach. Therefore, in order for a brand to be successful, the corporate video must make an emotional connection with its target audience and explain what value the brand will add to its target audience’s lives.