If you’re reading this post, chances are you most probably consume, create, or edit video content.
And that’s great news!
Because if there was one marketing winner in recent years, it’s video.
Before the pandemic in 2020, everyone talked about how important video content was for brand awareness, audience engagement, and sales. Yet it was mostly lip service.
But things changed when COVID-19 pushed businesses into transforming their digital capabilities, including the adoption of video marketing tactics. 2020 came along and pushed us to create more videos and not only talk about them or treat them as a necessary evil.
At Piktochart, for example, we created double the amount of video content than the year prior (and we keep producing more).
We started to wonder if video use and creation changed for other companies as well and how it impacted their business.
Keep reading for a summary of the video marketing statistics we got.
Video is king
An overwhelming majority of respondents told us that they use video content on a regular basis, with the pandemic being a contributing factor.
- 85.7 percent of respondents agree that video is now more important than other forms of content
- 72.7 percent of respondents use video as part of their marketing strategy
- 87 percent of respondents agree that video marketing plays a key role in their B2B marketing strategies, resulting in positive ROI
- 50 percent of respondents started to create more video content than before the pandemic in 2020
Businesses and brands realized the importance of authentic communication and how it affects audience behavior.
In fact, Instagram trends and predictions point to video content dominating in 2022. For the past year, 54.4 percent of respondents said that they use videos to engage with their audience on social media.
Video editing tools such as Piktochart Video helped them get more out of their video content and deliver a better experience to their users. For example, they use Piktochart Video to edit lengthy Zoom recordings.
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People prefer videos over text if they want to learn about a product or service
66 percent of survey respondents said they prefer to watch a video to learn about a product or a service, in comparison to only 23 percent who like to learn about it from marketing materials or a website. User-generated videos are best for creating visual social proof in eCommerce.
Most common types of video content produced for the past year
While it’s clear, from these video marketing statistics, that video production in general skyrocketed, our survey also clearly showed that explainer videos, social media videos, and webinars were the most common video types produced. Video testimonials and sales videos were also mentioned.
Finally, 61 percent of respondents agreed that video content helps their customers understand their products and services better.
Video creation and production remains a challenge for many
Our video marketing survey showed that even though video production has been on the rise, it doesn’t mean it’s a piece of cake for everyone.
Video creation is perceived as a challenge by a good percentage of the respondents. Most people think that advanced video editing skills are needed and that the knowledge of professional video editing software is required.
- 44.6 percent of the respondents felt that the video creation process requires advanced video editing skills
- 28.6 percent of the respondents admitted that video production is cumbersome, expensive, and time-consuming
- 26.8 percent of the respondents agreed that video production is quick and easy
Bite-size videos do great in social media
Video marketing statistics also show that the use of social media videos helps your business grow.
But there’s one thing to remember: KEEP YOUR MESSAGES SHORT.
Strangers that come across video content in their news feed and know nothing about the person who is in the video don’t owe them any of their precious time.
When it comes to new content, they are going to be selective in what they choose to invest their time in. They are far less likely to spend ten or fifteen minutes with unknown content from a stranger.
In short, creating bite-size videos ready for social media platforms is the key to viral success.
So how long should your videos be? Check out this guide to ideal video length for social media and other platforms.
Video marketing remains costly for the majority
We believe that anyone can be a video content creator and that video should be for everyone.
For this reason, we created Piktochart Video, a video-editing platform that will turn your long video content into shareable, bite-size clips to help boost engagement for your brand.
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