Especially on Facebook, since these tend to be nearly 10x shorter than YouTube. Tasty by BuzzFeed is a great example of how short videos can do tremendously well on Facebook. Their key to success? They are short, entertaining, and suck the viewer in from the very first second. And even though they are not using animation, it would only make sense to learn from their strategy. After all, who doesn’t want to have 30 million followers on Facebook?
As a small startup insurance agency, we have a limited budget. Philosophically, we wanted to use more of our budget to compensate our agents rather than spend time and money on marketing materials. Thankfully, Renderforest perfectly filled our need for high quality, custom video that fit nicely in our budget. We started off using a monthly plan, but quickly found that the yearly plan was a lot more cost effective.
I’ve seen all the video marketing stats and, yet, the numbers never cease to amaze me. I mean, I never thought video could take off how it has, but I am loving it. It is such a great tool for marketers of all sizes, especially the smaller businesses and brands. Anyway, I really love lists like these because you, as you know, you can never have too many tools to make a variety of several different types of videos.I have tried Powtoon and Renderforest and really like them. But I look forward to trying more on this list but would love to add another one here, if that’s cool. I’ve been using slide.ly/promo and they have footage that you can choose from. They have a ton of stuff including animated clips too. Thanks again for this great list.
A great example of using animation for explanation is TED-Ed. If you are not signed up to their YouTube channel yet, it’s just about time. It has over 3 million subscribers and is one of the most popular educational channels on YouTube. Most videos created by the team use animation. It simplifies otherwise difficult topics like how the food you eat affects your brain or the physics of the “hardest move” in ballet.
The ultimate talents behind this new version of Explaindio 4.0 is Andrew Darius, he is known to be the creator of the best in the world of internet marketing. Along with his partners, Andrew has launched quite a number of products such as the Explaindio player, salescopy maker, and storyxy which have been quite successful. Andrew believes that Explaindio 4.0 would be a massive hit.
There is a excellent video training (about 2 hours) how you can use Explaindio 4.0 for the best results. This training isn’t a part of the program or an upsell. It’s a stand-alone product made by Scott Hamlin and called Explaindio For Professionals ($27.00). I can highly recommend this quality training. It’ll save you time and many and fore all give you great ideas and examples how to use the software without any prior experience.