If you have a cause you’re passionate about and want to make a difference; you will need all the right tools and guidance to make it known to the world. Charity events can be a great way to spread awareness or raise funds for a cause you believe in, but promoting charity events and getting the word across to the right audience is the actual task.
If you are stuck, look no further and grab your popcorn because we’re about to show you how to make your charity event shine in the spotlight with the magic of video.
Craft compelling stories
To market a charity event via video marketing, you must present it compellingly and build a narrative around it, which you can easily depict in your marketing content. To engage your audience, you need a narrative that pulls at heartstrings, inspires action, and leaves a lasting impression.
Start with an attention-grabbing hook, followed by your event’s “what, why, and how.” Showcase the impact of your charity’s work and create an emotional connection. People are more likely to support a cause when they can relate to its story.
Choose the right platform
Like there are various genres of movies, there are multiple video platforms to choose from, and each platform is unique in its way and about the tools and the kind of audience it provides. Think about your target audience and where they spend their time, and you will have an answer to which social media platform suits your campaign.
YouTube is perfect for longer, in-depth videos, while Instagram and TikTok cater to shorter, snappy content. Remember Facebook and LinkedIn for a more professional touch. Each platform has its unique style, so you must tailor your videos accordingly.
However, a general rule of thumb is to use YouTube as the primary platform for marketing video content, like your charity event’s content, and then share it on your social media handles. You can then use the video on different social media handles and add a personal touch to cater to various audiences.
Create high-quality content
High-quality production, good lighting, clear sound, and professional editing can make all the difference. You must adjust your lighting and locations if you opt for a testimonial-style video or a narration. Studying the narrative and the look you are trying to project in the campaign and adjusting your props and background is vital.
If you don’t have the budget for a professional videographer, don’t worry; modern smartphones often have excellent video capabilities. When working with a phone, you must add an external audio source to record crisp audio, but you can also edit most of it in your post-editing phase.
One way to make the process easier is to use readily available event video templates that will do half the work for you. From editing visuals to selecting music to adding filters, you must add the content; the template will do the job for you!
Engage with your audience
Once you enter the world of video marketing, you will have to accept that engagement is vital. Once your video goes public, tell your followers you value their comments and responses.
Be vigilant and respond to comments, answer questions timely, and create a sense of community around your event. Engaging with your followers will keep the buzz going and make people feel like an active part of your charity’s mission.
Optimize for SEO
Even if you are shifting to an Audio/Video format to market your event, you can still use the power of SEO. SEO in video marketing can be a potent tool by using relevant keywords in your video title, description, and tags. By ensuring that your video and its definition are search engine optimized, your video will have a better chance of getting discovered more quickly, increasing your charity event’s reach.
Measure and adjust
Once your video marketing campaign is live, track its performance. Most social media platforms offer analytics tools that you can utilize to study how well your videos are performing. Pay close attention to views, shares, comments, and conversions.
Also, study how certain publishing times work for engagement and reach and use these insights to fine-tune your strategy and improve future campaigns.
With these strategies, you can develop a video marketing campaign to bring your event the attention you demand and need. However, ensure that you can fully elaborate on the importance and the need for your charity event and focus on the positive outcomes it can bring about in your video campaign.
Focus on what good your previous events have done for others and be authentic and open in your campaign to attract the audience you wish to include in your event. Happy promotions!
Written by: Raahim Jamshed