5 Predictions for the Future of Animated Marketing Videos

It’s no surprise that animated marketing videos offer one of the best ways to immediately engage website visitors. As a popular tool in digital marketing, video conserves a website visitor’s time and effort and allows startups to explain their supreme benefits quickly.

Are you still under the notion that affordable, top-quality computer-assisted animation is the thing of the future? Well, the future is now, and the following 5 tips are for anyone making their first animated marketing video.

Whiteboard animation is losing out its popularity… fast and how!

Whiteboard animation is becoming a thing of the past now. At some point in ancient history (somewhere in 2007), a man with a vision discovered the wonders of whiteboard videos. “It’s just drawing in front of a camera!” were the magic words. And not only is the technique easy, but the effect is often hypnotic. A well-done video captivates viewers as you take your idea from a blank whiteboard through growth, evolution, and finally a fully formed product ready to invest in.

But then that’s when the dip came.

There’s a problem with innovations… once a trend catches on, everybody starts doing it. In no time, there was a glut of derivative, lazy, knock-off explainer videos crowding out legitimate content. How long can the viewers see the same thing, especially when they are bad?

Tell us, do you remember the last time you saw a whiteboard animation go viral on a social media platform? Maybe, someday whiteboard animations will rise again. But definitely not today!

What’s on the rise? 3D Animation.

In place of whiteboards, let’s look into the future of animation. Animated videos made in 3D is both better-looking and more affordable than it’s ever been. It doesn’t require a Pixar product to tell a riveting story anymore. So 3D might be right for your video! Good news isn’t it!

Some business concepts work better for 3D video than others. Keeping up with the cartoony familiarity of the traditional animation and also with the stark detail of 3D makes the most sense for businesses with a physical product. Using 3D animation, you can create a lifelike prototype of your vision. Throughout the video it interacts with other objects just like it would in real life.

How about creating different versions of the same video for different platforms?

Avoid making and paying for one single video, and then using that one video across all platforms. The scope of presenting the video to potential customers are endless, so don’t make the mistake of limiting it. To maximize your video’s effectiveness you need to tailor it to the platform it’s presented on.

Usually the norm is that an animated explainer video posted on a website should be 60-120 seconds long. The video features details of a product in an interesting manner, and leave the customer with a complete understanding of how your business helps them.

But a long-form video is never going to get played on a social media platform like Facebook.

Facebook viewers are scrolling through a massive feed, catching up with their friends and family, seeing various other sponsored content, instead of focusing on your one video. So, maybe they just catch some valuable insight from you. So, today’s leading content producers on Facebook are creating short and sweet videos (30 seconds or less). They are perfect for conveying the core principles of their message.

To combat the barrier that Facebook auto-plays videos with the sound muted, these videos are create short, punchy lines to hook the viewers. The goal is to catch the attention of those distracted face bookers as they scroll down through the feed. Once they’re lured into the short video, they should want to click through to the longer presentation on your website for more info. The best part is, once you’ve made the first version of the video it takes minimal effort to edit versions specifically crafted to the various outlets they will stream on. With the help of a good videographer you can edit down and rearrange the material he or she has already created until it’s ready to maximize its potential.

Design for Mobile Viewing

Now that we know folks at Facebook are distracted, you should also know most of them are watching on mobile devices (65% of Facebook video views are mobile). Your animated business video might be clear, catchy, and informative on a big screen, but how will a 6″ diagonal smartphone handle it?

For a marketing video to work on mobile, the text needs to be big, bold and to the point. Avoid the use of complete sentences, each screen of text should have 3 to 5 words arranged in a clear way for common, average viewers with less-than-genius understanding level to get the point before you switch to the next idea.

Keep the imagery simple. No small movements. No action off in the corners of the screen. People want to understand your message intuitively.

Integrate elements from your video into other campaigns, there’s a lot of work involved in creating a powerful, dynamic animated character. So once you have a lively company mascot everybody loves, it only makes sense that you should get as much value as possible out of it.

Always keep an eye on the next big thing

The first part of the animated video production is always the most expensive. Once you created your character, decided on your voice, and solidified your message everything becomes a piece of cake! Keep rolling, keep inventing, and build on what you already have. Soon, your video marketing campaigns will be running successfully, all with a little more effort!

Animation Videos: The New Marketing Technique

Marketing is a concept which has a very dynamic nature and it changes with time. The word marketing relates to the consumer preferences and building utility for the consumers, which can be made possible through the use of the best and engaging techniques. Marketing focuses on the connection one can maintain with the potential customers with the inclusion of various methods of reaching them and animation has become one such new method as the public has a general connection with such type of animated content.

The sorts of these techniques resemble a wide range of strategies which imply the creation of utility and demand for the products and services.

Animation videos are one of the most engaging and interesting things on the planet and marketing makes the best use of it. As the target audience may not respond but the little ones would push their interests into the content. The animation videos are highly enticing and tempting to the little ones which are the backbone for marketing of a decided range of products.

Here is a list of reasons why exactly animation and its inclusion into marketing strategies have turned out to be so positive:-

1. HIGHLY RELATABLE CONTENT

The animation content involves toon characters and storyline which induces the user to engage and further relate to the content. The interesting part is that they connect with the customers very quickly and resolve things on a better note.

Such as the advertisement of “Cartier” which showcases an entirely different content that is fantasy. The advertisement was responsible for add-on sales of the company.

2. CREATES A DEEP IMPACT ON THE CUSTOMERS

It is basically responsible to create an impact on the customers which in turn makes the sales index to grow. The deep impact on the customers literally means that customers feel a natural connection with the animation content.

Such as the old advertisements and cartoon animations from the childhood are still a part of our remembrances and that is where deep impact hits.

3. IMPROVES BRAND IMAGE

The content basically involves the animation effects which resemble a combination of efforts and innovation which improves the thought for the brand in the minds of the customers. The secret of this concept is basically that increases the favorability of the product.

Such as the animation advertisements by Kwality Walls create a whole new level of fantasy and imagination which makes kids attracted to that ice cream more than others.

4. EMOTIONAL CONNECTIVITY

The consumer feels emotional connect with the video animations as the early childhood memories turn a retrospective effect and that emotional intent is felt by the consumer which is the best reason why marketing uses the animation feature to excel.

The animation content of candy and ice creams involve that emotion of children when they are offered too many chocolates all together which makes the emotional connectivity with the content to increase.

5. BETTER EXPLANATION OF ALL THE FEATURES OF THE PRODUCT

The animated videos are quite good at explaining complicated stuff which is not appropriate in the context of normal marketing approaches. The explanatory part is basically captured with better visual effects, traditionally animated characters which are the best for a successful marketing recipe.

The product explanations are included in such a manner that it won’t even count as an explanation but just a catchy and trendy tagline or a song that would help improve the favorability of the product in the market.

6. APPLICATION OF HUMAN APPROACH

The human approach is built through identical human characters which resemble the major part of the target audience which creates the best source to grab the attention of the consumers. The ability to create a link with the consumers on a direct level makes things positive with regard to marketing perspectives. The human approach is the best part of the whole concept of marketing with animated content.

7. ONLINE PRESENCE IS PRESERVED

The content needs to be highly relatable to the general public which makes it also a favorable option for them and hence it becomes a trend and gains a place on the internet and also creates greater chances of the product to reach people on a wider level. The purpose of engaging the public is fulfilled only when the internet mechanism makes things outreach to a greater audience.

8. THE ANIMATION CONTENT AND THE USE OF COLORS

Marketing is all about what you are able to sell and how you do it, with the inclusion of colorful content the consumers are more engaged and are all interested in the content and the depth of it.