By Shari Saunders and Eric Olson There’s no other way to put it. If your company isn’t including video in your PR or marketing efforts, you’re falling behind. The stats speak for themselves: Facebook reports we spend five times longer looking at video compared to still images. Facebook also predicts 82 percent of consumer internet traffic will be video by 2021.
It’s 2018 and the PR industry continues to evolve right in front of our eyes, with social media and mobile technology driving a large part of the transformation. While we need to keep our strategies fresh and relevant, it’s important not to lose sight of the fact that the fundamental essence of PR has not changed: Building and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships between an organization and the public they serve.
Every once in a while, Google likes to shake things up for us. They make minor to major updates every day, and one of the big ones occurred between October 11th and October 12th this year. On October 12th, the prevalence of video carousels nearly doubled across the globe. This means that whether you’re in the US or Germany, you’re going to see a lot more videos in carousels.
When it comes to adding video to your small business repertoire, it can quickly feel daunting and costly depending on your goals for your project. However, just because you want to add video to your website, social media, whatever it may be, you don’t have to be constrained to the traditional methods of developing great video content.