We’ve created 2,500+ explainer videos for 1,300+ amazing brands (big & small) from 40+ countries around the world.
Explainer Video Examples
These are just a few of the videos we’ve created. We have plenty more to show you, so get in touch if you can’t see a video in your industry!
What is an Explainer Video?
An explainer video is a short, 1-2 minute video which strikes at the very heart of a business, product or idea. It communicates the broad strokes of a topic in a quick, snappy way, concisely communicating the really important key points, and telling the viewer where to go or what to do to find out more. Explainer videos are most commonly used to educate potential customers about a product or service; but they can also be used for educational purposes, to break down and explain complex or lengthy topics. If you struggle to explain what you do, or you’re looking to give your audience a ‘lightbulb’ moment – where something they didn’t understand becomes something they do – then an explainer video could be just the tool you’re looking for.
We created an explainer video for NLG Health that explained their company in only 50 seconds. More than this, NLG Health used the graphics we created for the video to brand their website. The end result is a video that fits into the website seamlessly and explains their business perfectly.
Why Use An Explainer Video
In addition to looking awesome and being a blast to create, explainer videos can produce many tangible benefits for your business. Let’s take a look at some…
1. Brand Awareness
A homepage explainer video is engaging and shareable, which makes it a perfect device for spreading the word about your brand, product, or service.
2. Increased Dwell Time
The longer someone stays on your site, the more useful it appears to search engines. Explainer videos encourage people to stay on your site for longer and this can improve your SEO.
3. Look Professional
Your website tells customers a lot about your brand. People are more likely to do business with a company that has a well-designed website as it instills a sense of trust – a video can help with this!
4. Make a Great First Impression
When people land on your homepage, it is likely that they have researched your brand a little bit and now they’re close to converting. So this is your chance to WOW them, and a slick, professional video will help you to make a great first impression.
5. Increased Conversion Rate
Did you know that 84% of consumers have been convinced to make a purchase after watching a brand’s video? Watching a video that clearly explains what a brand’s product or service does often helps buyers decide whether it is right for them or not.
6. Tell Your Story
Humans are hard-wired for stories, especially visual stories. Your video is the best place to tell the story of your brand and humanize your company to encourage people to want to do business with you.
Explainer Video Fact…
of people say they’ve watched an explainer video to learn more about a product or service.
Data from the Wyzowl State of Video Marketing 2018 business and consumer survey
How To Use Your Explainer Video
There are dozens of different ways you can use an explainer video to help grow your business or educate your audience.
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.
We’ve seen hundreds of thousands of dollars in the form of new customers who originated with us by watching a Wyzowl video.
Sean Crafts – Mavenlink
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