|With each passing second, an hour of video is posted on YouTube™ —the Web’s second largest search engine. Putting that in perspective, that’s 86,400 hours of video each day or 31,449,600 hours each year. Conversely, 22.3 million Canadian Internet users watch at least one video per month, according to ComScore Canada, a leader in digital business analytics. The bottom line: There is an exciting opportunity to prolong the life of your trade show booth through this popular medium.Intrigued, but not quite sure what to include in your video? Think like an author and carefully craft your video with purpose: educate, persuade, inspire or entertain your audience. Consider what content will provide your video with usefulness, longevity and viral qualities.|
Based on the Simon Sinek’s Golden Circle concept, start your video with why you attend the show or why you believe the trade show is relevant to your corporate vision. Relay experiences and highlights, sharing the buzz that revolves around the trade show; then, move in to how the viewer can be a part of that energy. This will engage the viewers on an emotional level. Interview attendees and encourage them to share a compelling and relatable story about something they learned that day. Finally, illustrate what your product or service can contribute to the viewer based on all the preceding commentary.
A marketing plan for the video will be crucial when introducing it to the vast quantity of online content. Here are a few tactics for the creation, distribution and promotion of your new marketing medium:
Videos are a logical tool to extend the life of your booth, an opportunity to perpetuate the momentum gained at the show. In the roughly five minutes it took you to read this eNews, YouTube had about 14 million views. Obviously, this is a marketing trend worth your consideration.
“Holy Nyans! 60 Hours per Minute and 4 Billion Views a Day on YouTube.” Web log post.YouTube Blog. YouTube, 23 Jan. 2012. Web. 05 June 2012.
Powell, Chris. Canadians Like Online Video, But Marketers Slow to Deliver It: IAB Study. Marketing Magazine. 2 Nov 2011. Web. 28 June 2012.
Sinek, Simon. “Glossary.” Glossary. Web. 07 June 2012.
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