By Josh Gold I’ve been traveling a lot lately for work and, as a result, sitting through a lot of airline safety videos. You know the drill: “Please remain seated with your seatbelt safely fastened any time the seatbelt sign is on… Stow your personal items in the overhead compartment… Take a moment to look around for the nearest exit…” Back in the day, these videos earned a kind of cliché status by being completely boring no matter which … [Read more...] about Case Study: Virgin America and the Airline Safety Video
By Josh Gold Let’s talk about crowdfunding. Many organizations have been making it a big part - sometimes even the biggest part - of their fundraising efforts. This change has had some pretty dramatic consequences. And as someone who invests a lot of time and creative energy in nonprofit growth and success, I have to say - I'm definitely a fan. There's a lot to be excited about here. If you haven’t added crowdfunding to your nonprofit … [Read more...] about 4 Reasons Every Nonprofit Should Consider Crowdfunding
By Josh Gold In our first post on landing pages, we talked about using video to achieve two fundamental goals: getting people to visit your page, and getting them to commit to an action once they’re there. That covers question of how - how do you portray yourself? What tone and format that are best suited for the challenges of landing pages? Today, we’re tackling the question of what - what content will help you face these challenges? … [Read more...] about Why ‘Focus’ is the Missing Ingredient from Your Landing Page
By Josh Gold When I approach nonprofits to discuss video marketing, I usually deal with directors of development, recruitment, or marketing. I’ve seen firsthand that you’re all busy people with staffs to oversee, boards to answer to and concrete goals to meet for every quarter - ensure this much growth, or bring in this many dollars. A video marketing campaign can be a huge asset in achieving and even surpassing these goals. The … [Read more...] about Too Busy to Make a Video? What’s Holding you Back?
By Josh Gold When you want to raise awareness or funds for a single, specific issue, it’s considered best practice to direct interested prospects to at least one designated landing page, rather than to your website. Want to learn more about landing page marketing in general? There’s already a lot written on the topic. The one thing we couldn’t find anywhere was someone looking at how you can use video to take a landing page-driven … [Read more...] about Take your Landing Page to New Heights with Video