What is video marketing ? There are basically three steps to video marketing: 1) Creating a Video 2) You Submit Your Video 3) You Receive Traffic and Backlinks as Your Video is Distributed and Viewed Across the Internet
What is YouTube...? YouTube is a video sharing web-site where users can upload, view and share video clips. Unregistered users can watch most videos on the site by visiting http://www.youtube.com, while registered users are permitted to upload an unlimited number of videos, each with a maximum length of 15 minutes. Making YouTube THE MOST DEMOCRATIC web-site on the internet - so democratic, in fact, that some governments have or are now considering banning its use
History of YouTube Founded by three former PayPal employees in February 2005 and officially launched in December 2005 Consumer media company for the sharing, commenting, and viewing of original videos worldwide Purchased by Google on October 9, 2006 YouTube still operates independently Google bought YouTube for $1.76 billion
According to the market research firm comScore, YouTube is the number-three site on all the Web, with more than 146 million visitors per month (as of August 2010).
Visitors are watching a lot of videos—more than two billion videos a day, representing more than 40% of all videos watched online.
According Google, YouTube users spends 164 minutes online everyday. Where would you rather put your marketing message? We’re becoming less readers and more one of watchers. The average consumer would rather watch a video than read a text-based-advertisement. Who Watches YouTube and What Do They Watch?
The statistic had showed the answer for statement above. If done right, YouTube can provide a huge bang for your marketing. This is because YouTube delivers huge audience for very little investment. It’s all marketer’s dream channel Is Video Right for Your Business?
• Interesting and directed towards a target audience • Informative and/or entertaining • Leaves the viewer wanting more • Leaves the viewer feeling a need to come visit your website • Has good potential to be “viral” • Appears professional. Components Of a Great Video
Comparison Video Vs. Text Mode Video Mode Text Mode 3 pounds chicken pieces or 1 ½ boneless skinless chicken2 tablespoons vegetable oil4 cardamom pods (optional)1 2-inch piece of cinnamon stick (optional)1 medium onion, finely chopped4 garlic cloves, chopped2 teaspoons fresh ginger, chopped1 medium tomato, finely chopped1 teaspoon cumin powder1/2 teaspoon turmeric1 tablespoons coriander powder1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds, coarsely ground1 teaspoon black pepper, coarsely ground1/2 cup plain nonfat yogurt1 teaspoon salt1/2 cup water2 tablespoons chopped cilantro1 tablespoon fresh lemon juiceRemove the skin and all visible fat from the chicken pieces. (I often have the butcher clean the chicken.) Cut 2-3 slits, 1 inch long and 1/2 inch deep, in each piece of chicken. Set aside.Heat oil in a heavy skillet over medium high heat. Add the chicken pieces in a single layer and fry for 3-5 minutes, turning the pieces over once or twice until they are white. Transfer the chicken to a plate using a slotted spoon.Add cumin powder, cardamom pods, cinnamon stick, chopped onion, garlic and ginger to the oil. Fry for 7-8 minutes, stirring constantly, until the onions are golden brown.Stir in tomatoes, turmeric, coriander powder, cayenne pepper, ground fennel seeds and black pepper. Fry for 2-3 minutes. Whip yogurt with wire wisk and add 1 tablespoon at a time, stirring constantly. Fry for another 2-4 minutes.Add the chicken and sprinkle with salt. Stir to coat the spice mixture evenly. Pour the water evenly over the chicken. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Add the cilantro and gently stir the chicken. Cover tightly and simmer for 20-25 minutes. Chicken should be tender to the touch but should not fall apart.Transfer to a serving platter. Sprinkle with lemon juice.For more recipes and tips, go to www.cuisineofindia.com
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Work through the following checklist to determine just who you should be focusing on: • How old is your target customer? • Is your customer male or female? • Is your customer single or married? • What is your customer’s average yearly income? • Where does your customer live? • Where does your customer shop? • What does your customer like to do in his or her spare time? • How does your customer describe himself or herself? • How does your customer prefer to receive information: via newspaper, television, radio, or the Internet? • What websites does your customer frequent? • How does your customer access the Internet—via a computer or mobile device, and over what speed of connection? • What products does your customer currently use? • Is your target customer a current client or someone who is not yet using your product? • Does your customer know about your company or product? • If so, what does your customer think about your company and product—what image does he have of you? Who is Your Customer :
Online video ads are quickly becoming the medium of choice to drive both brand
awareness and sales.
The results show that there are clear ROI advantages to placing video ads.
We expect to see strong growth in the number of companies reaping the benefits of online video advertising in the coming months and years.
Here’s how Rick Bruner, research director at DoubleClick, assessed the results:
YouTube for Brand Awareness YouTube for Product Advertising YouTube for Retail Promotion YouTube for Direct Sales YouTube for Product Support YouTube for Internal Training YouTube for Employee Communications YouTube for Recruiting How Can You Use YouTube to Market Your Business?
Large national companies and major advertisers often use YouTube to enhance the awareness of their brands. Instead of focusing on individual products or services, these videos push the company’s brand, often in the same fashion used in traditional television advertising. YouTube for Brand Awareness
YouTube for Product Advertising If you can use YouTube to push an overall brand, you can use it to push individual products, too. This requires a more direct approach, although it’s still important to make the video informative, educational, or entertaining. You can show the product in action or used as part of a demonstration or tutorial. Just make sure you include lots of close-up product shots and link back to your own website—where more product information is available.
You can also use YouTube to promote a company’s retail stores. These videos can be general in nature (which gives the videos a long shelf life), or more specifically targeted to shorter-term promotions (“check out this weekend’s specials!”). You can even produce educational videos that demonstrate the products or services your store offers YouTube for Retail Promotion
YouTube is a terrific channel for generating direct sales for products and services. All you have to do is show the product in action or provide a clip of the service in question, and then ask for the sale by directing the viewer to your own website. One of the best ways to showcase a product is in an instructional video and focusing on the useful attributes of your product, and you’ll gain YouTube viewership. YouTube for Direct Sales
Some companies doesn’t use YouTube for new business This companies do so to support existing customers. Consider some of the most common customer problems and questions, and produce one or more videos addressing those issues. If you can help your customers help themselves, you provide them with a useful service and reduce your company’s support costs—all with a free YouTube video. YouTube for Product Support
Your company can also use YouTube for internal purposes. For example, the issue of sales or product training. You have a new product to introduce and a sales force to train. How best to reach them? In the old days, you’d fly salespeople from one place to another place but now you can create a series of short training videos YouTube for Internal Training
You can use YouTube for all manner of company communications. You can record and post it on a private channel on YouTube YouTube for Employee Communications
If you have a company welcome video, post it on YouTube and make it public. Think of this as a Public Relation exercise to attract new talent to your company, which means doing it up right—it’s as much a marketing project as it is something from the HR department. YouTube for Recruiting
It doesn’t matter what type of business you run or how large that business is. You can create effective videos that will attract YouTube viewers and drive more business to your website. All types of businesses are getting into the YouTube scene: local businesses, major national marketers, ad agencies, real estate agencies, consultants and motivational speakers, Internet-only retailers, B2C, B2B—you name it. Everybody’s Doing It
Best Formats for Uploading YouTube can accept almost any video format for upload, but for most users have found the following settings give the best results. Video Format: H.264, MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 preferred Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9) Resolution: 640x360 (16:9) or 480x360 (4:3) recommended Audio Format: MP3 or AAC preferred Frames per second: 30 Maximum length: 15 minutes (we recommend 2-3 minutes) Maximum file size: 1 GB