Video Email Marketing
Video email has always been an online marketer’s wish comes true. The current condition of internet technology is not very favourable for video emailing. However, that’s ready to change when HTML5 gets functional. HTML5 is the next main version of HTML, the programming language utilized to run the internet and build sites. There is a need to refine the present HTML standard so as to create sites which offer an enriched user experience and that are what HTML5 guarantees to provide. Currently, the closest alternative to providing video email is attaching the link to a video in your e-mail. Clicking on the link opens a video player either on your computer or on an internet site. HTML5 may shorten this by allowing video to become played within the email itself. It is because HTML5 has been built straight into mail clients and browsers; thus it won’t require a third party video player.
Video makes sense as email content. Here are a few strategies used by video experts to have useful video email marketing.
1. Use video as a way, not an end. Video is a way to get your audience to follow through on a call to action. The goals of the email can suffer if your video reveals all without offering a way to take the next phase toward a sale, download, registration, donation, etc.
2. Find the right video/copy balance in emails and landing pages. Ensure the video and surrounding copy complement each other. Find a balance amongst a good engaging video and action-oriented copy. The latter usually supplies an outlet for those seeking to explore more, without drawing excessive attention far from the video itself.
3. Remember video analytics. When calculating and testing the effect of video content on the outcomes of your email promotions, through clicks, sales, forwards and so on. You must also determine how people engage with the video itself, where you can see, the time individuals watch the video.
4. Keep it short and draw attention to the player. This metric will help you understand how much time your videos must be. A 10-30 seconds worth of video within the specific email is a great goal to aim for.
5. Don’t disguise the video link. Attracting attention to the video is important where you utilize a linked screenshot. This is where internet marketers miss out, since they fall short making it clear that the image actually results in a video.
6. Design for failure. Even the best-designed screenshot can break down when images are blocked. And even the top technology cannot assure complete performance in every situation. You have to design when the video structure is not supported. Having less sound in video gifs also demands innovative thinking. You can’t just repackage a current video that has sound, if the audio is an important part of the message.
7. Test out your choices. With video email there is a downside between the quality of the in-email video experience plus the cost. Whether you opt for a relevant video gif or licensed video, it’s worth testing from the cheaper screenshot linked to a video hosted on the net. It’s important, not just to compare the performances of the alternatives regarding your email goals, but to balance that against costs.
8. Contemplate production and bandwidth charges. For small businesses expenses can outweigh the benefits. It is apparent that video production costs, modifying, transforming to gif, delivery and/or bandwidth charges are a discouraging factor for many. A relevant video does not need to be costly to work.