WE’VE MADE VIDEO ADS FOR LESS THAN $400
I think we can all agree that ads are, or should be, creative.
But ads aren’t like other creative works such as a painting or a piece of music. Instead, an ad is, essentially, a consumer proposition of some kind.
At its heart, every ad is a sales pitch that says “If you buy this, you will get THIS.”
So the first job is to work out what that proposition is. How does your product deliver more of what the consumer is looking for from products in your category? How does your product or service deliver better value in some important way to the consumer right now?
Then it follows that the more clearly and directly we communicate that proposition, the more consumers will ‘get it’ and the more they will buy.
The result is you spend less on packaging up the proposition and more on pitching it to more potential customers.
So even if you don’t have a big budget to start with, it could still be worth talking to us.
VIDEO ADS REACH PARTS THAT WEBSITE VIDEOS CAN’T REACH
Website videos are brilliant for converting leads into sales.
Trouble is, no matter how great your website video is, you have to wait for people to come and find it.
Even if you put a video on Youtube, you still have to rely on people finding it by themselves.
VIDEO ADS – A BETTER WAY
Video ads go out and find people where they spend time online, and bring them back to your website.
What we do is make one or more short, punchy video ads designed to GRAB your potential customers by the eyeballs.
Then we send the ads out on social media channels and the Google Ads video network, to drag those customers back to your website to be sold on your product or service.
HERE’S THE TRICK. WELL, THREE TRICKS
- Place your ads in front of the kind of people most likely to buy your product
- Make your video ads engaging so people don’t click away
- Embed a message that results in response from that particular audience
Along the way, we pick up an incredible amount of valuable information like:
- Where do your customers congregate online?
- Where can we reach thousands more people just like them?
- Where can we reach them at the lowest cost?
- What product features or benefits do they respond to best?
- What kind of offers generate the biggest response?
Do video ads make sales? Absolutely! Because they’re a huge extension to your online sales funnel. And because, online, people are just a click away from your website.
Video ads don’t just make sales, they generate awareness for your brand and business too.
But people have questions about video ads. Here’s the top 10:
1. HOW MUCH DO VIDEO ADS COST?
By thinking laterally, and repurposing existing material, we’ve made some video ads for less $400.
You maybe have a lot of the resources already – old videos that can be cut-up, brochure art, logo artwork, product photography, showroom shots, factory shots – that can be joined with library footage and repurposed into creative video ads.
We assemble these elements with the right message, supported by a voice over, music, text and graphics. And suddenly you have your first impressive video ads reaching out to bring customers to your website.
2. HOW DO YOU SET THE BUDGET?
Well, like with Google Ads, you set a daily or weekly budget for your video ads. You can start campaigns with as little as $10 a day. And when you know it’s making money, you ramp it up.
3. WITH A MILLION THINGS ON YOUR PLATE, WHERE DO YOU FIND THE TIME?
You don’t need to spend a lot of time on video ads. If you can find reliable creative and communication experts to make and run your video ads (us), you just need to a) approve the message and then b) review and approve the ads. That’s minutes, not hours.
4. ONCE YOU START, HOW DO YOU STAY CONSISTENT?
Creators who have worked on TV ad campaigns which have run for years (us), understand brand consistency. They’ll establish a ‘look and feel’ that’s consistent with your brand, and maintain it through all your productions, for however long it’s relevant to your business.
5. SHOULD YOU BE IN YOUR VIDEO ADS?
Well, it’s not a bad idea if you know your product better than anyone. But if you do decide to front your video ads, will you appear confident or amateurish? Will you build your product up? Or let it down?
We’ve shot thousands of hours of people talking to cameras. And we know from experience that even the most uncomfortable presenter can be coached to relax and deliver a compelling sales message.
And remember – all the mistakes and fluffs never see the light of day. Only the very best parts are retained to make good looking video ads that make you look good too.
6. HOW DO YOU MAKE YOUR VIDEOS LOOK PROFESSIONAL?
We’re the people who make professionally produced videos, tv ads and video ads for local and global brands, plus a popular weeklyTV show. We don’t produce amateurish, low-quality productions. It’s not in our DNA.
7. HOW DO YOU MAKE PEOPLE ENGAGE WITH YOUR ADS INSTEAD OF FLICKING PAST THEM?
Years of being creative director in multinational ad agencies has sharpened our creative skills to produce unique, grabbing, persuasive content for your video ads (and sharable content for your videos).
8. WHAT IS A VIDEO AD MARKETING PLAN? AND WHERE DO YOU GET ONE?
Every video we make, and every ad campaign we run, online and on TV, starts with a strategy. It’s what keeps us on target, on message and on brand. So if you haven’t got a communications strategy or marketing plan, we’ll develop one for you.
9. WHO DO YOU TRUST TO PULL IT ALL TOGETHER FOR YOU?
We’re a fully equipped video, advertising, digital and broadcast production team, with a history of producing video ads and TV ads for local and mutinational advertisers. From award winning writers to superb camera crews and legendary editors, we’re the right experts to have on your side.
10. FINALLY, HOW DO YOU GET YOUR VIDEO ADS IN FRONT OF THE RIGHT PEOPLE, TO MAXIMISE RESPONSE AND SALES?
Producing interesting and actionable video ads is half the job. The other half is getting them in front of biggest number of the right people at the lowest cost.
So we identify your target audience, work out where online they congregate and concentrate. And we set up a promotional schedule to reach them.
We produce your video ads in the lengths, sizes and shapes that work best on each social media channel – Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, Twitter and Snapchat, Vimeo, on industry and customer forums, on relevant blogs, etc. And we optimise videos for email blasts too.
The idea being, to use our knowledge and skill to make advertising with video ads easy and successful for you.
If you think digital marketing with video is all too hard, we’re here to make it all too easy. Call us. We’ll show you. 0412 777 175
- Aussie BronzeSacha Roberts,CEO, Aussie Bronze
The video looks and sounds fabulous! Thanks again to you and Shaun for all your hard work. Can't wait to share it ...
- Possibilities Management GroupJonathan Oastler,Managing Director, Possibilities Management Group
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- Community Colleges AustraliaDavid Hurley,Manager - Business Development, SG&S Community College
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