3 good reasons to have a whiteboard animation on your websiteby russlaw | March 27, 2017 | Blog, General
Whiteboard animations Grab your visitors attention, which means you get to deliver the perfect sales pitch every time someone finds your website.
It has taken a few years, but Video is now all over the internet. You can’t avoid it. Animated videos such as powtoons, videoscribes or other Whiteboard videos are a really fun way to tell a story or get a message across. The cartoon style of these videos makes them a surprisingly clever method for delivering important information to your site visitors. They have been proven to draw people in and hold their attention for the entire length of the video. Thanks to sites like Youtube and Vimeo, you can add a video to your website in minutes.
Many of my clients come to me with a very complex message that they need to get across to their web visitors quickly and easily. This is where the whiteboard video format comes in. By adding some humour to sensitive or complex subjects the message is transformed and becomes so much easier to deliver.
This brings me to my first reason you should have a whiteboard video on your website.
REASON 1: You can get people to listen to a complex message if you deliver it as an animated whiteboard video.
Here is a link to a wonderful FREE book created by the powtoon scientists that is jam-packed with brilliant information about creating animated videos.
Now you have got your website visitors to listen to your message you can pat yourself on the back and perhaps even celebrate… but there is something else that needs to happen for this whole process to have been a success. You need your visitors to REMEMBER what they saw after they have seen your message. This brings us to the second reason on the list. The simple fact is that people remember whiteboard videos if they are done well.
REASON 2: People are much more likely to remember your message if it is visual
So now you have managed to get people to listen to you, and there is a really good chance that if you asked them about what they saw the next day, they would be able to tell you. The third reason on the list is where it really starts to get fun. Have you ever seen a new business open up in your local area? If you walk past on the grand opening day you may well see people in brightly dressed costume and funny hats, probably handing out information. Someone might be juggling while riding around on a unicycle. Those opening days are easy to remember, aren’t they? and they are even harder to forget! You were probably telling friends and family about it the next day.
Wimpy used to have a poor guy dressed up as a hamburger outside their restaurant the whole day, handing out flyers and promotions. We all still remember him, don’t we! The marketing specialists behind those companies knew how to get noticed and get people talking about them.
REASON 3: Having a whiteboard animation on your site will get you noticed.
Hopefully, I have made my point. But just in case you still aren’t convinced, can sign up for a free trial of videoscribe. I promise you won’t regret it.