Welsh ICE Campus, approached us having been disappointed with the performance of previous videos that had been produced. They had some well made content, but it had been delivered to them with no tho ught or advice on how best to get the most out of it.
This project sat at the top of the sales funnel in the awareness stage. The goal being to attract new businesses, entrepreneurs and self-employed business owners to book tours of the campus and make ICE the home of their business.
We went through our Insight Marketing Method with key decision makers in the business to discuss the high-level goals of the business before drilling down to the specific steps that need to be taken to work towards achieving those goals. We had a half day video strategy workshop in which we discussed desired outcomes, intended audiences and potential video production concepts that would effectively inspire the audience to take action.
We knew that a video sitting at the top of the funnel had to be engaging and entertaining enough to hook the viewer, but be informative enough to let the viewer know what they can expect from setting up their business at the Campus. The ICE Campus is categorically not bland, boring and generic. It has such a unique personality and experience, so it was incredibly important that we captured this in the film.
We produced a 90 second film that told the story of a new business owner experiencing their first three years of business success with the support of the Campus and its community. This narrative was based on experiences of current members. The key to the success of this narrative was exactly this – showing experience, rather than explicitly outlining features and benefits.
We created a “piece to camera” video which was the next step in the journey of the customer. This video further reinforced the message from the narrative video. This video had a clear call to action at the end and was placed on the ICE website right next to a tour booking calendar.
A series of videos answering common questions that are asked during peoples tours.
Our narrative piece had great engagement after its release – a high volume of social media shares, comments and views. The Facebook Advertising campaign achieved 16 tour bookings within the first ten days and continues to gain interest from the right audience.
Upon our recommendation to automate the tour booking, we have saved the Campus Director and his staff a lot of time, freeing them up to concentrate on other aspects of running the Campus. The questions answered in the piece to camera videos have meant that people coming in for tours are better prepared with what to expect and have fewer barriers and therefore the conversion process is much easier and quicker.
The guys at Evertrek teamed up with Insight to create a video strategy that touched on every point of the sales funnel, with a view to increasing engagement, competition entries and sales.
Evertrek took us out to Nepal to film a trek from Lukla, the gateway to the Everest region up to Mount Everest Base Camp 5164 meters above sea level.
A series of in depth meetings before the trip helped define goals for the footage we captured, what videos would be created and the goals for each of the videos.
A documentary to inspire and plant the seed that people from all walks of life can make it to EBC.
A series of stand-alone video testimonials that promoted specfic unique aspects of the Evertrek product.
A series of videos informing potential customers of what to expect day by day
A short montage of shots in a 10 second Facebook ad video
Since releasing the main film, Journey to Basecamp, along with the Facebook video ad, the content produced by Insight has contributed to over £250k worth of sales.
The testimonial videos continue to answer questions and provide social proof that Evertrek is the #1 choice when it comes to Everest Base Camp treks.
“Steve was fantastic from our first meeting to the editing process and finally the finished product. If you need any videos for your business website, social media videos, testimonials or even for any editing, Steve is your guy.”
Managing Director, Evertrek
The marketing team at ACT wanted some new videos to go with the company’s rebrand. They were looking to up the production value on previous videos they had produced as well as talking about specific subjects relating to the company’s history, offering and future plans.
After an initial discussion we agreed that a conversational approach was best – rather than speaking directly to the audience in a “piece to camera” style video. We wanted the three key people in the business (Weslsh Rugby international’s Andy and Steve Moore, as well as sports psychologist Ben) to discuss their experiences and passion for the business in a round table type setup.
We hired a studio space and filmed with three cameras and the whole discussion lasted about an hour. The team then went through the footage to find the relevant sections throughout and edited them together into shorter 3 – 5 minute videos, making it seem like one conversation.
We also created a series of shorter “piece to camera” videos that the team could send to both athletes and businesses with key information about the program, which could be sent via email. This helped bring the emails to life, creating a more engaging connection with the recipients.
“Steve took the time to understand our business better than anybody else we’ve worked wth. He worked to understand our long-term video content goals and and supported us to get the right content at the beginning of this journey.
Steve’s charisma and personality meant that he was great to work with, and made everybody feel at ease. We wouldn’t consider another production company for our work.”
Head of Marketing