Achieve Real-Time, Real Engagement with Live Streaming Video [Infographic]
Live streaming is all the buzz lately. While itâ€™s certainly not a new concept, many social media platforms now have capabilities that allow anyone and everyone to share live videos with their audienceâ€”be it friends, families, colleagues, or prospects and customers.
Captivate Your Buyers
Whether youâ€™re filming raw, Blair Witch Project-style footage on-the-go or professionally editing it, live streamed video is an opportunity that all marketers should consider adding to their content marketing mix. In fact, Brandlive reports that 79% of businesses perceive live video as a more authentic way to connect with audiences, and users are 10x more likely to comment on video than other forms of media, according to Facebook.
Broadcast Your Brand
There are a variety of platforms you can use to reach your audience, many of which lend themselves to different audiences. Some big players include the likes of Twitter via its Periscope app, Facebook, Snapchat, and more recently LinkedIn. To pick the right ones, understand who your audience is and which channels they like to engage on, then reach them on there.
But understanding where youâ€™ll live stream on is just the start. To engage the right audience, you need to understand the objectives of your video and what format itâ€™ll take. You may want to live stream a Que and Ans session with a subject-matter expert. Perhaps a product unveiling/unboxing would be best. Or maybe you simply want to highlight your corporate culture, which means you might want to give viewers a behind-the-scenes peek at what goes on in your office.