YouTube is one of the most popular and engaging platforms currently online. With large audiences and the opportunity to convey a clear and creative brand message, it provides any brand with great exposure. Video content means you can lump together information, storytelling and visual features. So if your brand hasn’t already, why not get a company YouTube channel?
As with any other marketing campaign, there are a few steps and skills to grasp so that you can properly make use of the best features of the platform. Check out these few quick tips so your brand can reap the benefits of YouTube:
1. Make Sure You Have Variety
Online content is a great way to keep audiences engaged with your brand at any time. With YouTube specifically, it’s important that your videos are varied so that users don’t lose interest in your channel. Try not to just upload copies of you television advertisements. While these are great to include as part of you main content, also include things that will excite different audiences. Has your company recently attended an industry conference or had a staff party? Or have you conducted a ‘how to use’ session for one of your products? These kinds of videos not only make your brand relatable, they also provide unique information that your audiences will find interesting. Amway, for example, keeps their customers engaged with different content, from user testimonials, advertisements and content related to new products.
2. Integrate It with Other Campaigns
The great part of social media and other online content is that it is easily integrated. Try including your YouTube videos on other online channels to drive traffic and even include hashtags and captions so that audiences can easily track down your content across the internet.
The nature of video content means that you can even integrate it across offline campaigns. Are you hosting a brand event soon? If so, you could take a video of it and upload it on your YouTube channel. For example, Harley Davidson put on a big photo shoot and decided to upload a YouTube video of it to make people aware. Ultimately, this cross promotes your brand and establishes a united brand message across all marketing efforts.
3. Maintain Quality and Professionalism
As a brand, it’s always important that anything communicated to your audience is high quality, as this reflects the quality of your products or services. You wouldn’t trust eating food from a dirty and run down restaurant, would you? The same principle applies to online content. Because high-quality videos can be difficult to make, try hiring a professional to shoot all YouTube videos, whether they are comprehensive advertisements or even quick clips at a company event. This way, you can ensure that videos are quality and audiences can trust and enjoy your content.
YouTube is a great tool for uploading interesting video content and engaging audiences on a whole new level. Use these quick tips to ensure that your YouTube channel is reaching its full potential.