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Your Law Firm and Video Content: The Time Is Now

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There has been a recent shift in the online world to involve a very important component that many businesses are failing to include in their marketing strategies. Over the past few years, we’ve seen drastic changes in technology and user behaviors across online platforms, and they all point to one thing: video content.

According to Cisco, video will account for 69% of all consumer internet traffic in 2017. It is projected that by 2019, global internet traffic from videos will make up 80% of all internet traffic. What exactly does this mean for your law firm? It means it’s time to take action in revamping your marketing efforts, and add more video to your online platforms.

How Attorneys Are Using Video:

As a Personal Touch

When marketing your law firm, video content can deliver favorable results. Whether it’s a clip featured on your website or a full video on your YouTube channel, video serves as an incredible opportunity to highlight each lawyer at the firm. This also gives your firm the chance to differentiate your attorneys from others in the area, which is easily one of the greatest challenges when it comes to law firm marketing. Ninety percent of users say product videos are helpful in the decision process. With video you can spotlight each attorney in action, reveal more of their personalities, and showcase their persuasive abilities with a more connected, emotional impact. Videos could help a client decide to hire you above competitors.

Socially

If you’ve dabbled in social media lately chances are video content has flooded your social feed. Whether it’s live video like Periscope or Facebook live, or recorded content such as testimonials, video is what is engaging and entertaining audiences on social platforms. Gone are the days when people sit and read through every word you post. People are consuming their information in much quicker, simpler, and more entertaining ways.

Releasing your videos into the social media world is the best way to reach expanded audiences and realize your video’s full potential. Not only will you reach the attention of a huge audience, but distribution is 100% free when posting to social media. 

Informatively

Complex cases and information can easily be broken down in video content.  The ideal video length is between one and a half to three minutes, so your attorneys will be forced to explain things in a concise and simple manner. Take information from an existing landing page and try creating a video with the same information. Include this video on your landing page and share on social media. This technique could be incredibly effective for your firm, as including video on a landing page can increase conversion by 80%.

Easy Ways Your Law Firm Can Feature Video:

“About Us” Page

Add the personal touch we mentioned earlier in this post by featuring video snippets of each lawyer on the “About Us” page of your website. If you have a larger firm, think about shooting a law firm video to include everyone. Clients are likely to feel more personally connected to someone they have seen, rather than simply reading about them on your website. Again, this serves as a great way to showcase the persuasive abilities and personalities of each of your attorneys as well.

Testimonials

Just as positive ratings on Yelp or Google weigh heavily on consumer decisions, testimonials can easily draw new clients in. Take the time to record short testimonials from former or current clients that happily worked with you and your firm. Be sure to share these on your website and social media often.

Behind The Scenes Footage 

One of the more simple but effective ways to share video content is using social media to share live, behind the scenes footage. Have someone at the office use Facebook Live or Periscope to show your attorneys hard at work. Live video is also great for showcasing an event your firm is hosting or community work your attorneys participate in.

Integrating video content into your marketing strategy will keep your law firm relevant in the world of online marketing. Video is a powerful medium that can yield powerful results. Yes, you can easily shoot your own videos but you want to keep quality and content in mind. If your videos are unprofessional and disordered, clients will think the same of your law firm. For help in bringing your attorneys to life online, and integrating more video content into your marketing efforts, contact the professionals at Stacey E. Burke P.C. 

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Amanda Taylor is an experienced social media guru who has worked with dozens of law firms on building their brand voice on various social media channels. Amanda's marketing blogs are frequently featured in the Texas Bar Today's Top Ten Blog Posts.


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