5 Predictions for animated marketing videos in 2017
Explainer video should be a part of your next marketing strategy as it’s reach is kickass. There’s no way you can engage website visitors better and increase click-through rates.
Because of their growing popularity in digital marketing campaigns, the future of these videos look bright. But just putting a lot of creativity in video creation is not enough. The world of digital marketing is demanding in terms of freshness and changes in the way the videos are marketed.
Based on this, we’ve made the following predictions for you to keep in mind be churn out the best explainer videos in the year 2017.
1. Whiteboard animation is no more popular:
Whiteboard animation was once a very popular, with it is innovativeness and freshness lent to regular Explainer video. The whole idea of a blank whiteboard transforming, growing and evolving into a fully formed product was fascinating and unique. But then, every innovation has a shelf-life. Like any other trend, everybody started doing whiteboard animation. There’s always a caution that comes with this style. If it’s a badly done one then it can cost a lot to your brand and product. And to be truthful, viewers are tired and there’s no single viral whiteboard explainer video that has gone viral recently… let’s hope we see them rise again.
2. 3D – The new way to go:
The future of animation looks capsuled in 3D. Due to the rise in demand in explainer video services, 3D has become both better looking and affordable than ever before. Some of the business concepts only look good in 3D than others. 3D animation helps you create a lifelike prototype of your vision. It’s strength lies in how throughout the video you’ll see every object interacts with others just like it would in real life. Any product can come alive with 3D animation. This gives a preview to the viewers what the product is all about before it exists in real life.
3. Make changes in a video based on different platforms:
It’s not a good idea to create a single video and use it across all online platforms. Here’s why… users are served in different ways in each of these online platform. For instance, on your website, your best explainer video can be 60-120 seconds, or even more. But when we talk about a more popular online platform like Facebook, the focus of the user is not constricted to your video alone, but on a 10 different things on his feed. So, to maximise your video’s effectiveness, tailor it to platform it’s showcased on. Some explainer video companies understand well and hence create short and sweet videos for various online platforms. These short videos immediately convey the core message to their audiences.
4. Mobile-friendly design:
Today most of the online viewers are using mobile devices. So, while creating an animated explainer video, this has to be taken into account. You may have an engaging, informative video, but if it fails to create the same impression on the smartphone, you have lost a major chunk of audience! For the mobile version, The text of the video needs to be big, bold, and to the point. Text heavy video do not work at all, each screen of text should have 3 to 5 words arranged in a clear way.
5. Use elements from your video in other campaigns:
If you have created an animation explainer video with a character that represents your brand, you can also use the same for other marketing campaigns to get as much value out of it as possible. The mascot can be used for presentations, and other marketing collaterals. This will greatly help your customers identify your brand easily and it’s campaigns.
To sum up we can say that you should definitely incorporate animated marketing videos to your upcoming marketing strategy in 2017. PitchWorx specializes in producing high converting explainer videos for business and help you cut through the clutter.