Case Study : B2B – Video Marketing
Client : Advanced Interior Solutions
Advanced Interior Solutions is a company which designs and fits out offices for medium to large sized organisations including large Plcs. The company wanted to improve their standing in the eyes of this market and punch above their weight. The company competes with some very large companies and are often overlooked despite having an impressive range of projects under their belt.
They approached us with the task of taking this excellent track record and presenting it in a way that spoke to the company’s diverse range of clients. This meant that the videos had to appeal both to project managers, who are often freelance, and commissioners in very large organisations. Advanced Interior Solutions wanted to punch above their weight in pitch meetings. This meant proving that they can handle very large projects and compete with the big boys.
What we did
We scripted, storyboarded, shot and produced a range of videos including a general ‘hero’ piece introducing the company and its work and individual case studies targeted at specific companies and sectors. This allowed Advanced Interior Solutions to highlight only relevant parts of their experience in any particular pitch. For example they could emphasise their technical know-how when it comes to air-conditioning systems and power supplies or discuss their design experience depending on the project, client or even the person they are pitching to.
The Hero Video
The hero video introduces Advanced Interior Solutions and showcases their credentials. Office fit outs are naturally a very visual business area and the hero video showcases many of their projects in a short amount of time. It also focuses on testimonials from clients. There are no talking heads from the company just clients explaining their experience of working with the company. There is no hard sell. The company stands and falls on what others think of it.
The Case Study Video
Business pitch meetings haven’t changed much in the last decade or so. Advanced’s pitches generally involved a PowerPoint presentation and an array of brochures and other pieces of paper. We wanted to use the latest technology to help Advanced Interior Solutions make the highest possible impression at all of their pitch meetings. Our solution is video brochures. Viewers retain 95% of the information that they see in a video compared to 10% of the information they read as text. This applies in print just as much as on the web. By using video brochures instead of a video file on a computer it becomes easy for the client to pass the video around multiple staff and it’s far more likely that the relevant people within an organisation will see your company’s message.
Since Advanced Interior Solutions received the videos and began to be targeted on which video is used for which pitch they have not lost a single pitch that they have taken part in. The Softcat case study video, which cost around £2,500 to commission was used in a successful £600,000 pitch. For a total cost of around £4,000 Advanced has secured hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of business – a fantastic return on their investment. They have since returned to us with new work, asking us to record new case studies based on some of the projects they won using our video brochures!
Want to know how we could do the same for businesses? The first step is to plan any video so you can be confident of a return on your investment. Our free report Questions to Ask Before you Make a Video has full details on how to do that. You can download it using the form below
We’ve helped companies of all types make huge returns on their investment in video marketing. If you’d like to discuss how we could do the same for you just give us a ring on 0333 011 3389 or contact us via the website.