If you’re on the fence about adding video content to your marketing mix, it’s time to scurry over to where the grass is much, much greener:
- 46% of viewers take action after watching a video
- Adding video to email marketing boosts engagement by up to 300%
- 59% of business executives report they’d rather watch a video than read text
Integrated marketers understand that when it comes to video, the “if you build it, they will come” days are over. Creating compelling video content doesn’t have to be expensive or difficult.
Hosting services like Vimeo or YouTube, supply more than just views and other basic metrics. They also provide in-depth viewer and behavioral data you can use to inform and fine-tune future video messaging.
Engagement Data Helps You Fine-tune the “What”
Switch Video CEO Brandon Houston warns that view counts only reveal a fraction of the story – this metric doesn’t tell you how many people only watched five seconds of your video and how many people played it until the end. Engagement figures can tell you which portions draw the most eyeballs and which gets skipped, so you can develop your new content accordingly.
Similarly, play rate reveals the percentage of users who find your video on an external page and press play. It’s an indicator of interest, and analyzing this number can help you determine where to place your video and what to use for a splash screen (i.e., the image and the player controls).
Narrowing in on the “Who” and “Where”
Demographic data reveals information that can help local businesses refine their content or rethink where their videos appear. If you sell nationally, this valuable information can help you develop targeted marketing campaigns.
More Powerful Ways to Measure “How Many”
Wash, Rinse, Repeat
Switch Video’s Houston advises to “always be creating” content to keep your customers engaged and your message fresh. Keeping metrics in mind, successful integrated marketers can “always be creating” the content that doesn’t just get more views, but targets and engages your customers and best prospects.