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10Fold Video Division, ProMotion Studios, Honored with Award of Distinction from Videographer Awards

ProMotion Studios Celebrates its Fifth Award This Year  

San Francisco, CA July 17, 2018 – 10Fold’s video division, ProMotion Studios, has secured the Award of Distinction from the Videographer Awards in the Corporate Image category. The success of the winning submission, ‘OVH – U.S. Launch and Company Vision,’ marks the third commendation for this particular video since its release, previously receiving wins from both the Telly Video Awards and the Hermes Creative Awards corporate video categories earlier this year. The win also marks the fifth award for ProMotion Studios for video productions in 2018.

Judging for The Videographer Awards was conducted by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP). AMCP is a third-party evaluator of creative work by marketing and communication professionals and has been judging competitions for two decades. AMCP judges are chosen based on their extensive experience and proven creativity in the video field. The Award of Distinction presented this year is reserved for projects that exceed industry standards.

“10Fold and ProMotion Studios are honored to be recognized with the Award of Distinction from the Videographer Awards,” said Ross Perich, Vice President at 10Fold and GM and Creative Director of ProMotion Studios. “We partnered with OVH U.S. to showcase its brilliant vision and produced this award-winning video as part of its U.S. launch. OVH U.S. exemplifies the type of fantastic teams we are privileged to work with on a daily basis, and such awards would not be possible without close collaboration with our incredible clients.”

About the Videographer Awards      
The Videographer Awards is one of the oldest and most respected awards programs in the industry. Winners are listed on the Videographer website and in next year’s Call for Entries, a brochure that is seen by tens of thousands of communication professionals. Winning an award from the noted third-party evaluator of creative work has been an important marketing point that many firms have used for news releases, resumes and marketing materials.

About 10Fold Communications
10Fold is a leading North American integrated communications agency designed to create thought leadership and build brand value. Among the top 10 percent of all public relations agencies, 10Fold headquarters are in San Francisco, with regional offices in Pleasanton, San Diego and Capistrano Beach, California; Austin, Texas; and Denver, Colorado. 10Fold offers award-winning, highly specialized teams comprised of marketing, video, and PR industry veterans who have been recognized nationally for media and analyst relations, written and video content, messaging, social media and paid digital services.

About ProMotion Studios
ProMotion Studios blends decades of television news and PR experience to uniquely tell your story in simple language and succinct sound bites – with very little involvement from you (really, just ask our customers). Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area and with staff experience from CBS, FOX and NBC, ProMotion Studios is widely acclaimed for its video work having won several national awards, including the Marcom Awards, AVA Awards, Telly Awards, and the Hermes Creative Award in 2018 alone.

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Contact:
Tyler Trainer
10Fold Communications
ttrainer@10fold.com
(925) 389-1601

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The Value of Video in Your Blog

Blogging is a convenient and simple way to utilize the internet to expand and showcase your brand to potential customers. How many times, however, have you wandered across a blog that had little to hold your attention? Most of us bloggers are guilty of this. Perhaps we throw in a picture or infographic on occasion, but the visuals we generally provide to our readers are lackluster in comparison to the potential of video.

Deliver a Clear Message
Using video increases the accessibility of your product. Video creates a pleasant shift from the monotony of text and allows the reader to become visually immersed in your brand. For example, take iQor’s CPX360 Survey campaign video;

Sell More and Boost Engagement
The Online Publishers Association recently reported that after viewing a video 22% of the audience visited the website publishing the video and 26% looked for more information relating to the video content. Generating interest in your product is the key to increasing brand recognition and loyalty, and it works the same way with your blog and content. A LOT of Marketing Execs feel the same way about the value of video, and it’s easy to see why. Taking a look at 10Fold’s own Content Survey, you can see that nearly 40% of content decision makers said that video marketing was a top priority in 2017. If current trends continue, even if you only implement smaller income streams like affiliate marketing or web-advertising, your partners will want to see video.

Optimize SEO
Having trouble with your blogs search engine ranking? Considering that webpages with video content are fifty-five times more likely to end up on the first page of Google than traditional text sites should be an added incentive to invest in it! Nate Elliot from Forrester comments that video is the easiest way to achieve first-page search engine ranking on Google, while giving your content a far greater chance to be seen.

Unlocking the true potential of your blog through video can help create an increasingly expanding influence of your content and brand to vastly more people than regular content.

Looking for video content as well as an extra boost to your B2B Marketing? 10Fold has many specific packages that are crafted to fit your specific needs. Find more information about those here.

This blog first appeared on our video divisions website, ProMotion Studios.

By Tyler Trainer 

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Building a Social Media Plan – Content is King

How often should I Tweet? Is there a best practices strategy for sponsoring posts for maximum effect? Which products and services are best to monitor growth?

These are some of the most common questions I hear from those looking to put together growth-based social media plans. While it is important to consider how to track growth, there is no shortcut to success, especially without the right content.

Content production should be #1 on your agenda
News curation, short-form commentary, and event live-tweeting are great, and certainly necessary for many reasons, especially in the deep tech space. But what will gain you long-term growth in followers (i.e., people who care about consistently seeing your posts) is a focus on providing valuable insights in an original content format. Essentially, your social media strategy should be heavily influenced by your content strategy. It’s pretty intuitive when you think about it. We all understand it’s great to know when to post to maximize engagement, but what are you actually posting? Is this yet another curated news sweep, or are you adding to the conversation?

While it is important to consider how to track growth, there is no shortcut to success, especially without the right content. Click To Tweet

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Blogs

When is the last time you dusted off your blog page and added some of your expertise to the internet? Blogs are a relatively simple and effective way to get out short-form content and transmit your thought leadership in small, bite-size chunks. The idea is to allow people to finish reading in just a few minutes, with a focused post that delivers rich insights. Depending on the topic, the post should be between 450-800 words, otherwise, you will lose your audience, big time. If you use Google Analytics or a similar service and know the average time typically spent on each page, I’d write something to match that length of time. If users are only staying on a post for an average of 45 seconds, your 1200-word essay on influencer marketing probably isn’t going to work too well!

Videos
Video is really the ultimate in your digital marketing strategy. In fact, a recent survey of B2B marketing execs commissioned by 10Fold and conducted by Dimensional Research found that almost 40% of firms prefer video to any other media. This would certainly include webinars that showcase your product to prospective buyers, but beyond that, recording panel discussions where your leadership team presents, customer testimonial videos, and other promotional content. 10Fold’s video division, ProMotion Studios, produces many high-quality examples of this, such as the multi-award winning Silver Springs Year in Review video:

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What are best practices for keeping up consistent content?
Maintaining a strong stream of content is the strategy next in line to ensure your goals are met. There are many ways to do this, but we think creating a detailed content calendar is the best way to track and monitor your progress over time. We will dive into this, and other strategies that support a solid social media plan in future blogs. Keep a lookout for this new series, and make sure to subscribe below so the tips go straight to your inbox when they post!

By Tyler Trainer

 

Three Reasons Video Is Increasingly Important in Demand Gen

When we talk about demand gen today, it is an ever-growing beast akin to the mythical hydra, spawning two heads for every head lost. Indeed, businesses today deal with an exponentially growing number of components in each demand gen campaign, which now warrant a dedicated team member, if not a full team, to handle. Traditionally, demand gen’s content engine relied heavily on the written word and other data-driven digital content. However, the wild popularity of video assets, brought on by a generation raised with YouTube, Vine (RIP) and Snapchat, throws a curveball into traditional demand gen content strategies.

Fear not, businesses that incorporate video into their overall demand gen strategy wager minimal risk for great reward. If a picture is worth 1,000 words, then, as Forrester’s Dr. James McQuivey put it, 1 minute of video is worth 1.8 million words. So if you’re tiptoeing the diving board, unsure of whether or not to take the plunge, here are three reasons to give you that needed push to think video!

Video is digestible
Would you rather read a 2,000-word whitepaper, or watch a 90-second video? The majority of senior executives today (59 percent) lean toward the latter. Don’t get me wrong – a fleshed-out whitepaper is still a valuable asset to have and use. However, people are consuming more content at a faster rate than ever before. Instead of taking unabridged adventures into full-blown thought leadership essays, your buyers only have time for the quick and dirty version.

Video is a happy medium – excuse the pun – between in-depth storytelling and tightly packaged content. Within the span of 1-2 minutes, video can cover pain points, industry context, innovative solutions and more. Furthermore, instead of a name and title on a byline, your thought leader gets quality facetime with your prospects as what we like to call a “talking head.” While face-to-face communication still reigns supreme as the most effective way to convey a message and build a relationship, video comes in as the close second.

Video is convertible
OK, it might not do 0-60 mph in a matter of seconds, but it is most likely the best-looking and most powerful vehicle you have in your demand gen garage. According to our Tech Marketing Content Survey, video is tied with social media as the most effective medium for content. And the numbers don’t lie. Videos on your homepage increase conversion rates by 20 percent. Videos on your landing pages increase conversion by 80 percent. Better yet, videos in email campaigns result in a 200-300 percent increase in click-through rates (CTR), and 64 percent of consumers are more likely to buy product after watching a video.

As such industry research proves, video is without a doubt a fast and furious accelerator to your demand gen campaigns.

…I’ll stop now with the dad puns.

Video is scalable
Regardless of your company’s size and success, and/or where your buyers are in the customer journey, there is always a time and place for video. If you’re trying to establish brand awareness, company overviews and customer case studies can quickly establish who you are and what you have to offer. As your company continues to expand, videos that highlight your products, as well as those that promote recruitment and culture, will help you maintain momentum. Finally, once you’re ready to establish yourself as an industry leader, a healthy helping of video blogs (vlogs) and consistent sales kickoff (SKO) and Year in Review videos will do just that.

Industry research proves video is, without a doubt, a fast and furious accelerator to your demand gen campaigns. Click To Tweet

That’s a wrap!
Content consumption will continue to trend toward smaller, faster, more visual assets. In order to keep up, and more importantly stay ahead, businesses must invest in video to bolster their PR, marketing and demand gen efforts. For a sneak peek into how this looks when put into real-world practice, swing by ProMotion Studios and take a quick look at our recent content survey to learn more.

By Webbo Chen

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