5 reasons every PR pitch should include video

Videos grab attention and make your brand look cutting-edge and interesting. Read on for more ways they can help you land media coverage.

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Vine is an application that allows you to create and share six-second videos. It’s an awesome marketing tool for brands.

But the launch of the new video feature in Instagram is already challenging Vine’s status as the frontrunner in video marketing.

Videos—not just six-second or 15-second ones, but larger productions—can tell stories in ways words can’t. Marketers are slowly adopting videos into the marketing mix, and it isn’t any different for PR professionals.

Here are the top five reasons every PR pitch needs a video:

1. Video helps your pitch stand out from the clutter.

Always remember that you are not the only person who sends PR pitches to the media. Thousands of pitches flood reporters’ inboxes daily, and half of them look the same. Unless your story is remarkable, it will get lost in the sea of other pitches.

Be different. Include a video and stand out from the clutter. Besides, who doesn’t love a good video?

2. Videos can explain information more quickly than copy.

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