Video, Video, Video…OK, Have We Said It Enough!
Whether you are an established law firm or new firm, you probably know that video marketing is a big deal. But it has never been more prominent than it is today. More people are staying home to stay safe, and most outside entertainment options have been postponed or canceled.
YouTube engagement is at an all-time high, with up to 30% more views of video content and Instagram reports a 70% jump in live streaming. The demand for video content has soared, as has its importance to digital marketing.
People will always have legal issues to resolve, so they are going to need your services. If you want to connect with them in 2021 and beyond, it is vital that video marketing becomes one of your priorities.
Why Include Video in Your Law Firm Digital Marketing Strategy?
There are many reasons why your law firm should include video in its digital marketing strategy. First, some data:
- 81% of businesses now use video to promote their brands.
- By 2021, live videos will account for as much as 13% of total web traffic.
- 90% of consumers claim that videos help them make buying decisions.
Beyond the numbers, here are the reasons why video should be an essential part of your firm’s digital marketing strategy:
Videos Attract Attention
Infographics, photos, and informative posts still have their place. But a video can capture a visitor’s attention in a matter of seconds and hold it if you have a strong message.
Google Loves Video Content
Research clearly shows that video content increases the amount of time a website visitor stays on your site and when you can keep people on your website longer, your search engine rankings will benefit. Google will notice that people are spending more time on your site and reward you for having engaging content.
Law Firm Video Builds Trust
Consumers have grown understandably suspicious of businesses and marketing in general. When you “show” them who you are through video content, it can help instill trust and create a lasting connection.
Legal Consumers Want Video Content
People have become accustomed to seeing video content online and expect it on both websites and in their search engine results.
Video Explains Things Better
Sometimes, difficult concepts are easier to explain through videos. You can use a whiteboard or tell stories in your video that give your audience a better understanding of the subject.
Video Boosts Conversions
Since most consumers claim that video helps them make purchasing decisions, you can leverage this to attract new clients with targeted content.
Video Encourages Sharing
Social media networks, email, and even text apps are equipped to allow users to share videos seamlessly.
How Law Firms Can Use Video in Web Marketing
Video can be a powerful way to market your law firm and its services. Now that video is one of the most popular mediums online, how can your firm harness it to create awareness and produce results? Here are just a few ideas:
Introduce Your Firm
Use video on your “About Us” page or homepage to tell people about your firm, your practice areas, and introduce the attorneys that will help solve their legal issues.
Post Explainer Videos
Written content is still vital, but you can supplement this and broaden your reach by also posting some videos. Explain different legal issues and the ways your firm addresses them.
Before hiring an attorney, most potential clients want some validation that they are making the right choice. You can provide this on your website with testimonial videos from prior clients that let them know what they can expect when they hire your firm.
Your firm can use videos to show potential clients that you have successfully handled cases like theirs in the past. This can instill confidence in your firm’s ability to achieve a positive outcome.
Having “live” on-camera dialogue with others has become more commonplace over the past year. Law firms can leverage this by live-streaming topic-specific webinars and Q&A sessions to connect with current and potential clients.
Four Video Marketing Trends to Watch in 2021
There is no doubt that video is powerful. If 2020 taught us anything, it is that you don’t necessarily need to meet face-to-face to get things done. Everything from classrooms to work to court cases are being handled through platforms like Zoom and social media channels.
When you market your business, using images helps boost engagement, but video can be even more memorable and effective when done right. Here are a few video marketing trends to watch for the coming year:
Google Search Emphasis on Video
Have you noticed that Google now includes a row of videos in many organic search results? This presents a golden opportunity for law firms to create videos that answer the questions that people are asking. If you can grab one of these spots, it can bring additional traffic to your page and clients to your firm.
The Rise of the Webinars
Online (or “web”) seminars, also called webinars, are another way to market your law firm with video content. You can use webinars to establish yourself as a trusted expert (for example, in estate planning) or to give the public useful information, such as how to file for bankruptcy or get a divorce during a pandemic.
More Omnichannel Video Content
Have you ever mentioned a Facebook video to someone, only to hear that they already saw it on Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn? This has become incredibly common because consumers often have a multi-channel diet that consists of many networks. So, when you post a video, it makes sense to do it across several digital channels.
Increase in Video Live Streaming
Posting live video streams is not new, but it has become much more popular as a video marketing strategy. In the past year, people have become used to attending live streamed yoga sessions, music performances, and cooking demonstrations.
This level of comfort with live video has opened new ground for marketers. You can use this medium to post “breaking industry news” or have regular chat or Q&A sessions via your website or social media profile.
Contact Sundown Legal Marketing Today To Discuss Law Firm Videos
At Sundown Legal Marketing, we specialize in helping our clients make the most of every opportunity, to create awareness and drive results. Contact us today, and let’s start a conversation about how our team can make video marketing one of your most effective channels in the coming year.