A core principle of integrated marketing is that multiple touches are needed to convert leads. How many? Hubspot suggests a sales prospect needs an average of eight touchpoints before converting, but other sources indicate that number is only growing.
Businesses have many tools at their disposal to implement these touches: emails, print pieces, newspaper ads, social media, billboards, radio announcements, location-based ads on games, apps, websites, and more.
Video is ideal for an attention-grabbing piece of your integrated campaign because it’s:
- Prevalent - Cisco estimates that video will account for 82% of all web traffic by 2022
- Personal - video allows consumers to hear from real people
- Popular - 9 out of 10 consumers watch video on mobile devices
So, with video recognized as the king of content, where does it fit into your multi-touch campaign? Consider placing video at an impactful juncture of your campaign: the beginning, the mid point, or the end.
Launching a campaign with video ensures a strong start. A well-branded launch video helps establish the tone of the campaign and conveys memorable messaging to consumers. Story-based video is a great fit for kicking-off a campaign.
Using a video at the midpoint of a campaign may help a stalled campaign regain energy. Consider a personal appeal or short, snappy animations to help a stagnating campaign gain traction with new consumers.
Or, use video to reinforce the campaign’s consistent touchpoints by ending the campaign with a strong call-to-action. Finish a campaign with a video offering consumers with a final chance to act.