Why You Shouldn’t ‘DIY’ Your Own Brand Video

Why You Shouldn’t ‘DIY’ Your Own Brand Video

Creating a DIY Brand Video content for your company is – on the face of it – easy.

After all, you know everything about your company and how the story should be told, and a smartphone with a camera built in, right?

I mean, How hard can it be..? 

This blog post will try to shine a light on how it could be a bad idea to have a go at DIY video marketing for your business.

We all know that video content is a mainstay of online marketing, but what if by trying to save money and outputting low-quality content on our own, you’re actually potentially damaging your companies image in the eyes of your dream clients?

The Idea

You’ve shot a load of footage on your phone or DSLR .

All you have to do is take the clips, load them into a free app, put them in the correct order and hey presto – you’ve created your masterpiece!  

The Problem

Take a step back and look at what you want to achieve & what you’re trying to represent. How valuable, both in potential monetary and growth terms, is the thing you’re trying to sell? 

More importantly, what’s the potential loss if it looks bad and puts your dream client off enquiring about your services or products?

Then have another look at the content you’ve created and be honest with yourself – does the video actually work in communicating with your intended audience who don’t know anything about your company and are new to your whole proposition? 

Then you might realise the answer to the question ‘how hard can it be?’ is very.

The Reason

Without a doubt the thing that stops most video content from being effective is the creators personal attachment to the subject of the video. Being able to ’emotionally disconnect’ yourself while putting together a piece of content in order to ask “will this make sense to the intended audience” is without a doubt one of the most difficult, but crucial video production skills to have.

We see content all too frequently where someone is trying to sell something ‘premium’ or ‘exclusive’ (i.e expensive), and they’ve just put together a ‘best of’ selection of clips shot on various smartphones, set to a piece of pop music they like. 

These videos are brilliant for the person who put them together (and anyone with first hand experience of the product), but useless for selling to anyone outside of that circle. Subsequently their effort is wasted as there isn’t the audience interest they were expecting.

Creating your own content will save you money over using an external supplier, but the value a professional can add to your video (and by proxy, brand as a whole), will far out-weigh the cost of engaging them in the first place. 

If you’re unsure about what path to take, get in touch with us & we’ll give you our balanced, professional opinion.

Pixel Assist is a Digital Media Agency Based in Manchester –  find out more about us here, or go take a look at some of our work for our clients

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