Storytelling is something that humans have been doing since the beginning of time; it is the best way to evoke emotion and communicate a deeper truth. Of course, as we have developed and advanced, so have our storytelling techniques. We now have the amazing ability to capture stories as they happen and have them permanently frozen in time. Not only this, but we can make these stories accessible to every person from their home, office, or on the road through the power of video.
In the digital age we live in, using video content will be more important to make your brand stand out. People learn things by seeing, hearing, and doing, and video marketing has become the best way to pack all of these into one.
Video can be a big component of your marketing efforts. It will give potential residents a view into your senior living community, and let them get to know your team before they show up. But video can have downsides for your web experience if you’re not thoughtful about where you host it.
All of us have researched a new product or service, whether for personal use or business, so we know how powerful testimonials can be. After all, would you rather read a website where a company describes the benefits of their services or read real people’s firsthand accounts of their experience using the product or service?
Video marketing continues to gain momentum. Last year, “87% of video marketers reported that video gives them a positive ROI — a world away from the lowly 33% who felt that way in 2015 (HubSpot).”
If a picture is worth a thousand words, imagine how much a virtual experience is worth! In today's modern-day era of tech-savvy people, the customer experience will always come first. If you do some research, you will see that potential residents and their families are looking for easier ways to engage with your senior living community, especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
"A picture is worth a thousand words" is a phrase that has been heavily adopted into our American culture. Whether that is true or not, we know that they are worth the emotions that are stirred in the viewer. So properly choosing and implementing stock photography for your senior living community is crucial to accurately representing your brand and message.
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Video and photo services capture your brand's identity, they tell your story visually, and they give your audience a personalized experience. And, since all the assets captured through these services are used, in some form or fashion, across all your channels and various designs throughout your digital efforts, it's no small task. But, these services are a vital part of your senior living digital strategy.
Take a moment to imagine with me...
Excitedly you slide open that sleek white box. You peel back the plastic cover to reveal what you’ve been looking forward to for the last six months. It’s the newest iPhone with the best camera yet. You quickly rush through setup tapping every “skip” button you can find. Finally, you’ve arrived! With a swift click the camera app opens, you snap your dog in the cutest pose you’ve ever seen. But wait... why is the picture so dark? The colors look dull? You didn’t even realize that the leftover bag of Cheetos and dirty laundry were not only on the floor but now in your picture!
We shop online, chat online, and surf online. The audience that you want to reach, I'm pretty sure, is online. So how do we reach them? There are many excellent tools we can use, and the sledgehammer is digital media.