What is educational video content and why use it?
Educational video content is useful, informative, share-worthy content that helps position you and your company as an expert or thought leader in your field. It could be a behind the scenes look into how your product is made, an animated infographic, or a video about current trends in your industry. You might also consider turning your most popular blog posts and most frequently asked questions into educational video content. If it’s something your audience would benefit from knowing, it would make a good candidate for a video.
Any industry can be ripe for creating educational video content. All it takes is a little expertise, like knowing exactly what to look for in a good refrigerator, or a trending topic, like how to prepare healthy lunches. Educational content is also a good way to widen your funnel and move up in search rankings for hot topics.
When and how should I use educational video content?
Educational videos should be used at the top of the funnel to generate awareness and build trust. They are not meant to sell a product or service. They’re most successful as an engagement tool on social media or strategically placed on your blog as part of your content marketing efforts.
The Demo Duck team was able to take complex subject matter (agile web development) and turn it into clear, concise educational video content.
What are some characteristics of great educational video content?
- Useful and informative
- Clear messaging
- Simple, easy-to-follow teaching points
- Engaging on-screen talent or characters
- 1-2 minutes in length
How does Demo Duck create a concept for educational video content?
If you already have the subject matter figured out, great. Demo Duck will take whatever the content is and figure out the best framework for teaching it. This often means interacting with the experts on your team and working together to define a clear message with an engaging story.
A concept could be an animated talking narwhal educating viewers about climate change or one of your engineers talking about how satellites work. If you don’t know exactly what you should teach your audience, but you know a general category, we’ll pitch you a few of our ideas. The possibilities are endless.
How do you measure success for educational video content?
Measuring success for educational video content is best uncovered by looking at engagement numbers like views, likes, shares, and traffic sent to your website or blog. Ultimately, your goal is provide really useful content that builds trust.
How much does educational video content cost?
Depending on the style and the scope of content, educational videos typically cost between $5,000-$15,000. However, that cost decreases per video if a long-term, multi-video campaign is part of your content strategy.
How long does educational video content take to create?
An educational video production usually takes 6-8 weeks. However, the per video timeline can decrease dramatically when producing a series of educational video content, which we typically recommend.