Author: Whitney Hahn

Businesses succeed with three most popular types of marketing videos.

Studies show that 86 percent of internet marketers use videos to promote a brand, product or service – and this investment in video multimedia content pays off, too.

Marketers that incorporate videos increase revenue almost 50 percent faster than brands who do not. In addition, 52 percent of global marketers say they receive the best return on investment (ROI) from video marketing.

But what types of marketing videos are the most effective at growing consumer bases and increasing revenue?

TV, radio, newspaper and magazine insiders tell you exactly what to do (and what to avoid) when attempting to get noticed media coverage.

Whether you're launching a new business or product, working to boost brand awareness, eager to promote an event, or hoping to go viral, there are countless opportunities for news coverage. You can use traditional media like print news, magazines, radio, and television. The key is knowing who to contact and what to say when you do.

A little code can curb the crazy nonsense suggested on business videos.

From the Inbox: A client recently released a product demo we created with them and shared the demo link with resellers to help boost sales. The good news: Resellers were eager to use the video on their own websites, and did so. The bad news:

"I sent out our YouTube link with the video and some of our vendors are reposting, however, you’ll note at the end that there are a ton of other suggested videos showing up that have nothing to do with us. Is this something we can control?

Thirty Zesty Podcast Episodes Reveal The Best (and Worst) of Tourism and Attraction Marketing

For a tightly niched audience, “The Zesty Marketing Podcast” delivers an edu-tational way to eavesdrop on conversations with marketing professionals from destinations and attractions. In its first year, episodes featuring guests from Madison Square Garden, Flying Dog Brewery, Dollywood, Jellystone Campgrounds, the Newseum, The Public Theater and more have gathered over 1500 listens.

Winning over wine lovers with contests and Instagram

Adam Fizyta of Catoctin Breeze Vineyard, just north of Thurmont, Maryland, opens up about effective, low-cost ways to engage guests and consumers. Learn about his favorite approaches to using social media, plus how a video combined with a contest went a long way in promoting brand-awareness for the vineyard. And we’ll also talk about the power of polls. 

"Lift Your Spirits" video series part of rebranding this Pennsylvania Valley region

In her first two years with Discover Lehigh Valley, Alicia Quinn rolled out a new brand for the destination as well as an overhaul of the organization's’ marketing strategy and digital footprint, including the use of high impact photography, a new website, key and targeted messaging and segmentation. The region is home to brands like Crayola, Dorney Park, Martin Guitars and everything related to Bethlehem, Pa. Find out how she built the footprint and connected the guest experiences. And learn how they created the award-winning video series "Lift Your Spirits."