How to Reach Your Audience With Video

How to Reach Your Audience With Video. Step 1: Know Your Objectives and Audience As always, it all starts with what you want to achieve. Step 2: Decide Your Mix of Paid, Earned and Owned Your audience will find your video content through three basic forms of distribution: across paid, earned and owned media. It’s your job to work out what ratio of your resources you need to dedicate to each. Paid media means social video ads, retargeting, paid promotion, and basically anything where you have to pay to get your videos in front of people. That can be your videos getting shared on social media, mentioned in other blog posts, or spread through PR and influencer marketing. Owned media includes your website, your blog, your social profiles. Think about the people on your team who can work on promoting your video content, the time they have to dedicate, and the budget you’re willing to spend. Speaking of distribution plans… Step 3: Create a Video Distribution Plan Whatever your video objectives, you need to put in place a plan for distribution that will allow you to achieve them. Or if you’re aiming to generate new leads, try running a targeted video ad campaign to your audience.

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Welcome to our Video Basics series, where we teach you the foundations of doing better marketing with video.

This video covers the three steps to creating a distribution plan to make sure your target audience watch your videos.

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An incredible video is one thing. Getting it in front of your audience is another. Planning how you’ll reach your ideal viewers is just as important as working out how your video content will engage them.

Step 1: Know Your Objectives and Audience

As always, it all starts with what you want to achieve. Be clear on your video objectives — do you want to drive traffic to a landing page and increase conversions? Do you want to generate engagement and brand awareness? If you haven’t set your goals yet, check out our other video on how to do so.

You should already have research into your audience that gives you some idea of where where they spend their time online and how they like to consume content. Do they read blogs? Do they hang out all day on social media? Do they listen to key influencers? That’s going to be a major steer for where you put your time, effort and budget into marketing your videos. Take a look at our other video for guidance on how to understand your audience.

Step 2: Decide Your Mix of Paid, Earned and Owned

Your audience will find your video content through three basic forms of distribution: across paid, earned and owned media. It’s your job to work out what ratio of your resources you need to dedicate to each.

Paid media means social video ads, retargeting, paid promotion, and basically anything where you have to pay to get your videos in front of people.

Earned media refers to reach that you have to work for. That can…

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