Conventional wisdom says that shorter videos are better because more people will watch a short video than a long video.

“It’s better if people watch 100% of our 30-second video than if they only watch 50% of our 10-minute video, right!?”

…Unfortunately, conventional wisdom is wrong and here’s why.

Businesses have been misled to believe that video completion is the “North Star” metric they should be optimizing for, but message delivery is the REAL metric that matters.

The objective is to get people who are going to buy from you to consume your message as quickly and easily as possible.

If you have a longer, more complex sales cycle than you’re going to need a longer, more complex content experience. So the big takeaway is that longer videos achieve that objective better than shorter videos.

In this episode, Marcus Krieg, President, and Sarah Scott, Producer join us to discuss how brands can capitalize on the long-form video trend, how to segment audiences based on video watch time, and how to better hook your audience at the beginning of your videos.

Plus, we’ll share a few more trends that we’re REALLY excited about. So hit that play button and tune into this week’s episode of Video Marketing Mastery!

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In This Episode, You’ll Learn:

  • Why “shorter videos are better” is a misnomer and the REAL video viewing metric you should focus on instead
  • Why YouTube engagement kills ROI
  • Why you should segment your audience by video viewing time
  • Why we’re excited about ungated premium content
  • How to use long-form case study videos
  • How to optimize your video’s performance with A/B testing tools

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Todd Hartley is the founder and CEO of WireBuzz. Before he got started in video marketing, Todd ran digital marketing for 7 of the largest national talk shows. Today, Todd is a respected expert in the digital marketing industry and is frequently invited to speak about video at marketing and technology conferences.