Explainer Video Examples
What is an Explainer Video?
Why Use An Explainer Video
1. Brand Awareness
2. Increased Dwell Time
3. Look Professional
4. Make a Great First Impression
5. Increased Conversion Rate
6. Tell Your Story
Explainer Video Fact…
How To Use Your Explainer Video
You work hard to generate traffic to your website – so it’s clearly a massive missed opportunity if those visitors simply leave without even understanding who you are and what you do.
Equally, though, our research tells us something interesting: where both video and text are available on the same page, 72% of people would rather use video to learn about a product or service. Giving your visitors a ‘play’ button provides your homepage with a clear focal point, and gives you as a marketer the power to control their learning process. It’s a trade off: for the sake of them investing just a minute or so of their time – and with far less effort than it would take to read paragraphs of text – you can communicate all the really important stuff the viewer needs to know about your product or service, and signpost them towards the next step in your process.
The tools you have to explain your product or service are pretty limited – sure, there’s an ‘About’ section, or bio, which lets you input some basic information about your brand and product. But the communicative power of an explainer video is often a much better way of articulating your value proposition to time-poor potential customers.
Creating an explainer video that communicates the essence of what your brand or product is all about – and then combining that with tools like Facebook’s “Pinned Post” and Twitter’s “Pinned Tweets,” means that these elevator-pitch style overviews are the first thing your social media visitors will see when they arrive on your social channels. This gives them a much more comprehensive understanding of your core message, which, in turn, can help encourage them to reach out and start a discussion with you.
An explainer video could be the missing piece of the jigsaw. Imagine how powerful it is to be able to reach the exact type of customer you’re looking for, with a bite-sized piece of content specifically designed to give them an overview of your value proposition.
And, what’s more, you’re doing it via video – an enduringly popular media type which is proven to grab (and hold) audience attention. Our research suggests a burning desire for video content among consumers – 85% of people recently told us they’d like to see more video from brands.
An explainer video is an amazing tool for inclusion in these pitches and presentations, for a few reasons. Firstly, an explainer video allows you to convey the essence and key points about who you are and what you do articulately, consistently and repeatbly. You don’t have to worry about fluffing your lines or leaving the audience guessing – it’s all there in a pre-prepared package.
Showing your explainer video right at the start of your presentation gives a great, professional first-impression, and has the added benefit of directing audience attention away from you for a minute or so. This gives you a chance to adjust to your environment, gather your bearings and prepare for the rest of your presentation. You can get right to the heart of the detail in your pitch, safe in the knowledge that your audience has a solid base understanding of your brand or product.
In the first instance, you could make an explainer video a key part of your email marketing campaigns. Let’s say a potential customer signs up to your newsletter, or downloads a gated content resource – they’re generally placed into an automated email sequence that’s designed to move them through your sales funnel. This means subtly shifting the topic of your conversation from the subject of the content, through to your actual product. Introducing an explainer video is a really nice, subtle way to do this. You could pair it with some communication like, “Hey, we know you’re enjoying our content, so we wanted to share a bit of an introduction about our product…” with a link to the video.
You might also consider adding your explainer video to the email signatures for your employees. Research suggests that the average office employee receives a huge 121 emails per day, and sends 40. In other words – a typical business of 500 employees could be sending 20,000 emails per day. That’s 20,000 opportunities to explain what you do, and why it matters!
The beauty of explainer videos, apart from the fact that they can make quite ‘dull’ stuff much more vibrant and easier to understand, is that they can be stored somewhere accessible, to be revisited whenever it’s necessary for knowledge to be refreshed.
If your employees miss something in their training, or they aren’t quite sure about a particular policy or process, they can simply access the relevant video on your network somewhere – rather than playing unnecessary games of email tennis with your HR department! This means that the process of refreshing knowledge takes minutes rather than, potentially, days.