It’s designed to help busy marketers and business owners discover what works with social media marketing. Live Video and Marketing: Where the Industry Is Heading featuring insights from Brian Fanzo on the Social Media Marketing Podcast. Here are some of the things you’ll discover in this show: Live Video and Marketing What Live Video Means for Business Whether yours is a small business, a brick-and-mortar store, or an ecommerce company, you need to shrink the distance between yourself and your customer, Brian explains. And because the shows are on Facebook Live, people can subscribe on Facebook. Although live video gives fans access to places, people, products, and experiences they can’t get anywhere else, Brian doesn’t think it replaces other content marketing. However, the businesses and brands that really benefit are those that train their employees how to use the live video platforms. Periscope enables you to grow your list because every time you go live, the broadcast is pushed to Twitter. Periscope Producer People watching content on Facebook have probably seen well-produced broadcasts from the White House or CNN that use a tricaster to put the TV experience inside the Facebook feed. Key takeaways mentioned in this episode: Watch our weekly Social Media Marketing Talk Show on Fridays at 8 AM Pacific on Huzza.io, or tune in on Facebook Live. Ways to subscribe to the Social Media Marketing podcast: What do you think?
Interested in using live video for business?
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To find out what live video can do for your business, I interview Brian Fanzo.
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The Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-demand talk radio show from Social Media Examiner. It’s designed to help busy marketers and business owners discover what works with social media marketing.
Brian explores live video, where it’s headed, and how it can help your business.
You’ll discover whether to use Facebook Live or Periscope if you’re just getting started.
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Here are some of the things you’ll discover in this show:
Live Video and Marketing
What Live Video Means for Business
Whether yours is a small business, a brick-and-mortar store, or an ecommerce company, you need to shrink the distance between yourself and your customer, Brian explains. Live video is much more than a marketing play because it shrinks that distance by humanizing your brand and business.
Live video is also the gateway to technologies such as augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), which Brian believes will be huge by 2020. To embrace AR and VR, he says, companies and brands will need to have a live video strategy already in place.
He says today’s consumers want you to convince them that you can be trusted, that you’re a resource, are invested in them, and can understand them. They don’t want to be marketed or sold to; they want to engage and have a conversation with you. Businesses need to spend time building rapport, a relationship, and trust with their audience, and live video is a great vehicle for that.
With regard to building trust, Brian believes the most valuable statement anyone can make on live video is, “I don’t know.” If a brand admits they don’t know something on live video, it adds validity to what they do know. (When you’re stumped, you can also ask audience members to send you a message on Twitter or Facebook, and say you’ll have your product manager get back to them.)
Listen to the show to hear more about the strategy behind using live video to break down barriers with your audience.
Getting Started With Live Video
Brian says that according to Cisco, 79% of Internet traffic in 2020 will be video. Nowhere did anyone say that’s going to be great video, good video, or live video, Brian continues. However, he believes most brands are thinking about video.
Many people think live video is scary because they picture themselves on the video. Brian has to remind them that the best live videos are often made when you’re celebrating customers and employees. And if your live video brings people access they can’t get anywhere else, the camera doesn’t even need to be on you.
For example, say you use live video to interview a client, a customer, or a celebrity while they’re in the office. As the person behind the camera, you can watch the comments for questions and decide which are important enough to ask the guest. With these kinds of live videos, all of the scary elements of being on air are taken away.
Listen to the show to discover my process for doing live videos.
Innovative Examples of Live Video
Brian says Cisco has done an amazing job with their We Are Cisco campaign. Employees in different offices are trusted to take over the company’s social media accounts, including Snapchat and Instagram, to share their point of view.
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