Lobbying Firms Prosper Utilizing Video

By Benson Fischer

Do You Want To Increase Your Lobbying Firms Client Base?

Research has revealed, at a minimum, your lobbying firm should have a 2–3-minute introductory video on your firm’s website’s home page above the fold because it will increase the firm’s conversation rate by 80%. In addition, individual lobbyist introduction-bio videos of all the firms’ lobbyists placed on their bio pages are 88% more effective than a headshot from 10 years ago with text. In today’s world, potential clients want to see and hear the lobbyists before they engage.

In addition, lobbying firms utilizing video marketing combined with social media will increase a firm’s revenues on average by 42% to 60%. Video now makes up over 80% of all social media and viewers retain 95% of a message when they watch it in a video compared to 10% when reading it in text. Bottom Line: video delivers substantial results for individual lobbyists and the firm.

Introductory Video

ZivZo Video Production company knows, there are many good reasons to create an introduction video on your firm’s home page. You want your introduction video to be part of your firm’s revenue-generating process that will help you engage potential clients and turn them into actual clients. There needs to be a video on your home page (above the fold) which will increase the time that people spend on the page and help engage your first-time visitors. There is an 80% increase in conversion rate when a video is added to a landing page. Also, having a video on a landing page makes it 53% more likely to show up on page 1 on Google or other search engines. Keep in mind that upwards of 70% of executives and decision-makers would rather watch a video than reading text and nearly 70% of consumers say they have been convinced to use a service by watching a video.

Explaining Your Services & Products

What better way to explain any type of subject than through video? Think about this; you are a well-seasoned lobbyist and you know the information you need to present inside and out. However, how many times have you made a presentation and afterward thought to yourself, I should have said this or that and I could have answered some of the questions better? With a video presentation, that won’t happen because video allows you to craft every single word and edit it as many times as you want before and after the video is recorded.

 Video provides the presenter the ability to deliver the same impactful presentation that answers every possible question that could ever ask. Best of all, video never sleeps or has bad days, and can be seen by an unlimited amount of potential new clients 24/7/365 without missing a beat! Video allows the viewer to watch the video at their leisure and video also builds an emotional and intellectual relationship with the viewer. Believe it or not, people retain 90% of the information watching a video against retaining only 10% of the same information when reading text.

Individual Lobbyist Introduction-Bio Videos Of All The Firms’ Lobbyists Are Extremely Effective! 

These short 60-second introduction-bio videos should be placed on each lobbyist’s bio page on the firm’s website and utilized for advertising and marketing on business platforms and social media to drive new business to your firm. These short introduction-bio videos are very effective on social media along with the firm’s introduction video. Imagine the impact of all the firm’s lobbyists’ bio videos (with the firm’s branding) floating all over social media designed to funnel viewers back to the firm’s home page. Your staff of lobbyists along with the firm’s website will be seen by thousands of potential clients daily at little or no cost!

Don’t Cut Corners, Hire A Qualified Video Production Company

Anyone with an iPhone can make a video for next to nothing. However, that is not what you are paying for.  You are paying for results and a return on your investment! A qualified video production company knows how to write an engaging and compelling script that will deliver a return on investment and fantastic results. Finding a video production company that provides the ability to write a great script, obtain experienced talent, shoot, edit, add a soundtrack, and add all the bells and whistles to your video is well worth the money

Case Study

 A large lobbying firm placed a well-crafted 2-1/2 minute introduction to the firm video on the firm’s home page and had short 60-second introduction-bio videos produced with each of the firm’s 85 lobbyists outlining their background and specialty with a call to action.  All the introduction-bio videos utilized the firm’s branding, and the videos were placed on each lobbyist’s bio page on the firm’s website. The firm’s introduction video together with all the lobbyist videos was also uploaded to several business platforms and placed on each lobbyist’s social media page. The result of the video marketing program produced a 27% increase in revenue for the first full year the video marketing was implemented and there was a 35% increase the following year.

Key Points To The Firm’s 2-3 Minute Introductory Video

Why are people visiting your Lobbying Firms website? 

Depending on what your firm specializes in, it is either to avoid some sort of pain or loss or to gain pleasure, or find some sort of lobbyist service that solves a problem.

Most Lobbying Firms exist to solve some sort of a problem.

 Your firm’s video should start by identifying the problem the potential clients may have as it relates to your firm’s lobbying services and the solution to the problem. For example:        Did you know that a new bill to legalize marijuana bill before the Senate may affect your business?

Now that you have identified the problem, you must provide the solution.

Your solution is not your lobbying firm, your solution is the way you solve the client’s problem. The more unique your solution the better.

Add a testimonial or success story to add credibility.

Having someone else say how great your firm is, has much more impact on a viewer than if you said it. If a client says it, it sounds natural and more important, believable.

The final step and most important, a call to action.

: You need to tell the clients what to do next, they may not do it at that very moment, however, you have educated them to know what they need to do when they are ready.

Focus on the needs of your clients- people do not care about you or your firm.

What clients care about is solving their problems. It is also important to make sure the video features real people. You also need to humanize your firm because people want to do business with real people. Most lobbying firms create videos and websites that are faceless. This neglects the opportunity to obtain new clients entirely. It is important to give clients several lobbyists to connect with, whether it is your Managing Partner or a top lobbyist in the firm, featuring a real lobbyist in your video is especially important.  

The Impact of Video & Social Media on a Lobbying Firm

Videos combined with Social Media improve your online reputation.

Having branded social media introduction video along with the firm’s accountant’s bio video with engaging content can make your firm appear more reputable in the eyes of potential clients. To optimize your social profiles, make sure they have information about your firm and practice areas, and individual lobbyists share positive past client testimonials to provide social proof.

Videos combined with Social Media can establish your firm as a leader.

 Sharing your expertise on social media doesn’t just establish you as a thought leader it can also help you attract followers who are interested in hearing your views. People choose a lobbying firm that can get the results, so showing your expertise through thought leadership is a great way to improve your trustworthiness.

Videos combined with Social Media help you connect with your community.

 How does your lobbying firm show up for your community? Whether you give a yearly donation to a nonprofit, participate in a monthly service day for a local cause or sponsor the town’s little league, use social media to share how your practice cares about your community. Staying active on social media also lets you follow prominent leaders and businesses in your community. By engaging with other people’s posts through comments, likes and conversations, you can help boost your firm’s awareness by building social relationships.    

Don’t cut corners, engage a video production company that has the experience, references, and a track record of success, like ZivZo (ZivZo.com)

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*Statistic Data Published: Jan 24, 2021, by Matt Mansfield In Marketing Tips 70 -Published May 10, 2021 – Staggering Video Marketing Statistics for 2021 By Kristen McCormick in World Stream