Tags – Making the audience happy
Have you noticed this new trend? Opening a message on LinkedIn and, instead of text, you are greeted with a video.
If executed well, rather than being sent the same message as a 100 other people try, there is a scientific reason why marketers are turning to video for direct communication.
A new neuroscience study found that emails containing a video message prompted a happier reaction from the receiver, when compared to text only messages. In fact, the study found that text emails can trigger anxiety, which seems to be neutralised when there is a video included, while also generating feelings of positivity.
However, the reasons here might be deeper seated.
Intent Behind Video Content
In most cases, a video message is not just a video message; it generally tackles a challenge.
You will not just sit down, make a video, and include just two sentences; something along the lines of: Hi, I am X.
Chances are: you are going to include some more useful information, e.g. showing how to solve a potential challenge that the receiver might have. In other words, the intent of a video is generally to set a good standing for future conversations, i.e. the intent is usually more positive.
In all fairness, this was just one of the findings.
Other key findings from the study included:
- Most readers will not read your full paragraphs; only concentrating on the initial parts. Hence, it is useful to keep written paragraphs short in marketing material.
- Not groundbreaking: short paragraphs and sentences hold attention better.
- More specific language leads to improved visualisation from the receiver.
- Video content is easier to process and stays in the memory longer.
- Including a reward, incentive, or an action in the title of your content leads to receivers remembering specifics in the content overall.
- Show, rather than tell when you are explaining something in your video content. This can be achieved with props, illustrations, diagrams, and movement through the video, in general.
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