2019 Video Trends Watch

2019 Video Trends Watch

I’m not going to do that, but I will share a few “trends” noted by others that I think could be video trends of interest to technology solution providers. There are lots of ways to re-use a video: edit it, send a personalized link to it, make it interactive, and so forth. Author Jesse Ariss suggests getting started with a technique that’s amazingly simple: update the thumbnail! An attractive and informative thumbnail makes a video easier for sales teams to share. 6-Second Video Ads This is trend #6 out of 10 trends noted by Shutterstock. While snackable content is a proven tactic in the competition for attention, six-second storytelling may be too heavy a lift for most technology products (as opposed to brands). (If you can’t make those work, you’ll be interested in Shutterstock’s #7 trend: “Brands Exploring Longform Content” like product walkthroughs and unboxing videos.) Using Video to Scale Corporate Training Panopto’s Top 5 Corporate Video Trends coalesce around the value of leveraging internal resources such as the expertise of subject matter experts. Panopto calls their approach an “Enterprise YouTube” for corporate video management. From marketing, advertising and sales to corporate training, video will continue to grow as an important tool in 2019.

Jay Baer’s Top 6 B2B Video Trends
TopRank Marketing’s Top 10 B2B Content Marketing Trends & Predictions for 2019
The Top Four Marketing Trends for 2019

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This is the time of year when content creators mull over the year’s “trends” and opine about what we should be doing during the coming year. I’m not going to do that, but I will share a few “trends” noted by others that I think could be video trends of interest to technology solution providers.

Get more out of the videos you’ve already made

This my favorite, from a Vidyard blog post titled “Three exciting B2B video trends for 2019.” While the idea of re-purposing content doesn’t sound 100% exciting or trendy, it’s a really good idea with plenty of potential for innovation. Everyone should do it (in which case, it would be a trend).

There are lots of ways to re-use a video: edit it, send a personalized link to it, make it interactive, and so forth. Author Jesse Ariss suggests getting started with a technique that’s amazingly simple: update the thumbnail! An attractive and informative thumbnail makes a video easier for sales teams to share. This is especially apt for YouTube webinars, many of which seem to be billboarded with a random screen grab from the middle of a demo. Thumbnails…

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