Why use video to promote your SaaS?Pixigon is a service that helps you to create videos that promote your SaaS and one could argue that it’s in our interest to get you convinced about the benefits of video for marketing purposes.
We admit, we will try to convince you to test out video for marketing, hopefully using our service but if our solution does not fit you, we are sure that there are other competitors out there that might better fit your needs.
When doing research for Pixigon we found an immense amount of articles prompting video, most of the articles written by competitors. Our take on the subject is to try to keep it short and sweet, highlighting what we think are the main benefits for you.
It's judged as effective
Each case is unique, but you can not argue with the fact that video is increasing in popularity. One figure that pops is that 86 percent of marketing professionals use video as a marketing tool.
Trying to be transparent we don’t think that this is the most important driver, as this really is on a case-by-case basis. We know from experience that it has worked for us and services we have built in the past. We have also read through lots and lots of blogs and articles stating the effectiveness of video in marketing.
Following are drivers that we think are even more important for a SaaS, thinking about going video.
It's easy(ier than before)
In recent years the availability of do-it-yourself solutions has exploded and the competition has really served the users well.
Everyone competing has to improve user experience to be in the game. We have tried a lot of services and there are a lot of decent and some really nice services to explore. Some of the services let you even try out most of the functionalities without signing up for a paid plan or request a quote.
One thing we noticed when trying out different services was that a majority was aiming for a very broad and diverse customer base, making them a little bit less helpful and in some cases overwhelming to start using. This is probably our most important takeaway when creating Pixigon. Our mission is to be the best fit for our users, not good enough for everyone.
It's not as expensive as you might think
The fact that there is a lot of competition not only drives functionally and user experience, it also puts pressure on pricing. If you combine that with the fact that most services are do-it-yourself services you often get a compelling price, especially if you compare it to using a professional studio.
One thing to bear in mind is that even if the price tag is low, make sure that the service you choose is easy to use and fits you. For most of us, time is money, and you don't want to spend time scratching your head and cursing a non-intuitive user interface.
Creating a video may sharpen your offer
One thing that is hard, regardless of what service you go for, is to condense and distill your message. In the common case you will probably only have 30-60 seconds (good fit for an explainer video) to present your case.
The flip side of it is that you probably will benefit from this process in other parts of your marketing as well. It’s not that uncommon that you want to revisit your homepage to enhance your message when you have pinpointed what you want to highlight in your video.