Videos for social media: How does it work?

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Social media has become an integral part of our everyday lives, not only on a private level but also professionally. Video in particular has become an indispensable medium of social media marketing. Videos have revolutionized the way we consume and share information. They can arouse emotions, tell stories, and convey complex messages in a visually appealing and easy-to-understand way. Whether it's short clips, informative tutorials, entertaining shorts, or inspiring stories, videos have the unique ability to capture our attention.

But how exactly do you create effective videos for social media in a corporate context? What elements make a video successful in this environment? And how can you ensure that the message is heard and seen amid the flood of content on social media?

We would like to address these questions and give you valuable insights and practice-oriented tips. You'll learn how to make your videos visually appealing and attract audience attention from the very first seconds through storytelling. 

The power of videos on social media: Why are videos so effective?

We want to feel that first, people love videos. We're visual, emotional beings. Videos can appeal to people on a deeper emotional level than texts or static images. Through moving images, sound, and music, videos can convey atmosphere, mood, and sensations that resonate with the viewer. 

Snackable content: Videos are easy to consume on social media. When we scroll through our news feed, videos immediately catch the eye. They often start playing automatically. In contrast to long text posts, videos require less effort to be consumed. We can watch videos on the go without having to prepare for extended reading time. 

Easy diet: Videos can convey complex information in an easy-to-digest way and engage audiences in no time. By seeing and hearing the message, we can connect with it better and understand it better.

Like and Share: Videos have tremendous viral reach. Users are much more willing to share an interesting video with friends than a long text post. Sharing videos on social networks allows the message to spread exponentially and reach a larger audience. 

Every opinion counts: The ability to leave comments and like the video encourages engagement and interaction with the audience.

Brand promotion: In addition to having an impact on the audience, videos offer producers the opportunity to present their brand, products, or services authentically and engagingly. By combining visual elements, narrative techniques, and targeted storytelling, companies can create a strong emotional bond with their audience and build trust.

The elements of a successful social media video

Memorable visual design

A successful social media video must be visually appealing. It should have a well-thought-out design that immediately attracts the attention of the audience. Colors, movement, and graphics can be used to create an eye-catching appearance. For example, you can follow the company's CI or you can break with the standards and let your creativity run wild. Remember that The first few seconds are decisive to pique viewers' interest. Make sure the video is engaging from the start, for example by making something unexpected happen or showing a situation that the viewer can relate to.

Short and concise

In the fast-paced world of social media, Users' attention spans are limited. That's why your videos must be short—in practice, that's ideally 1-2 minutes. Keep the message clear and focused. A short but exciting video is better noticed and, above all, shared more frequently.

People love stories

Stories have the power to captivate people and evoke emotions. Use that power to connect with your audience. Tell a story through a narrative, a dramatic structure, or the use of characters. Present conflicts, with which the viewer can identify and offer solutions at the same time that you connect with your company. A well-told story can captivate the audience and deliver the message in a lasting way.

By telling a story, you also create a personal connection with your audience. Videos show that there are people behind the brand or company who have values, visions, and stories. This creates trust and loyalty among viewers and can lead to a stronger bond and a long-term relationship.

Technical optimization and SEO for social media videos

1. Put in the best light

Light plays a crucial role in the visual quality of your video. By using adequate and well-placed light, you can ensure that the footage is clear and easily visible. It is important for both natural as well as artificial lighting to take into account and avoid shadows or overexposure. By improving lighting conditions, you can increase the visual appeal of your videos and effectively attract audience attention. Read more about this here.

2. The sound makes the music

Sound is another important aspect that is often neglected. Poor sound quality can impair viewers' interest and reduce the impact of the message. Make sure that the Audio is clear, clear, and free from background noise. Using an external microphone or post-processing the audio file can help improve sound quality and impress audiences with a professional audio experience.

3. Excitingly cut 

The cut is the last key aspect that you should consider. With clever editing, you can convey your message precisely and make the video smooth and appealing. Remove unnecessary breaks or repetitions, and keep the cut dynamic. Make sure transitions and blends look seamless and professional. Put music in appropriate places. By careful editing, you can maintain audience attention and create an engaging visual experience.

4. SEO — choose relevant keywords

It is also important for social media videos to use relevant keywords when posting the video. Consider What your target audience might be looking for and incorporate these keywords into the video's title, description, and tags. This helps search engines index your video and make the content visible to those who search for it.

5. Accessibility — Add subtitles

Subtitles are a great way to make your video accessible to a wider audience. Not only hearing-impaired people benefit from subtitles, but also people who are in an environment where they cannot play sound. By adding subtitles, you make it possible for everyone to Enjoy barrier-free video.

6. Sharing — increase traffic 

To increase your video's visibility, you should actively share it on social media and link to your website or blog. This may help Drive more organic traffic to your video and make it available to a larger audience. Use relevant hashtags for this.


Videos are a powerful weapon in the arsenal of social media marketers. They can arouse emotions, tell stories, and convey complex messages. By using the visual nature of videos and their easy consumption you can attract the attention of your audience and make a lasting impact.

If you use a modern, dynamic video app like StoryBox, it's easy for your entire team to consider the above aspects when creating a video. In addition, the app uses individually programmed video templates to help your employees implement a video project efficiently — even collaboratively and asynchronously.

Let yourself be in a short demo Show successful customer examples of social media videos with StoryBox from one of our experts!


How many videos can we make?
The number of videos you produce with StoryBox is unlimited in all packages. Our most important goal is that you can use StoryBox to create good video content with high output.
We have several brands, is that possible?
You can use StoryBox with more than just one brand and therefore with multiple CIs. We will work out the pricing for this individually for you.

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