How do agencies make and use animated videos for their clients?

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How are agencies making and using animation and live action video content?

Video Igniter Animation contacted 99 agencies in Seattle to learn:

– Why do agencies recommend using video content?

– How are agencies making videos and animated video content for their clients?

– What types of video content are agencies making for their clients?

– What prevents agencies from making more animated & live action video content?

– And how much do agencies charge to make videos for their clients?

 

Our findings are summarized in the video and images below:

 

 

We called 99 agencies to learn how they make and market video content for their clients.

We called 99 agencies to learn how they make and market video content for their clients.


The top 5 reasons agencies recommend using video as a medium are:

1). Video is great at conveying emotion.

2). Short attention spans means that people are more likely to watch a video over reading a page.

3). Video has a strong engagement rate.

4). Video is great for storytelling.

5). Video is the medium shared most often online.

Honorable mention: Agencies also mentioned video is great for improved search rankings, brand awareness and concisely explaining complicated things. 

 

The top 5 reasons agencies recommend using video for marketing.

The top 5 reasons agencies recommend using video for marketing.


So how are agencies making videos for their clients?

– 69% of agencies use a combination of in-house talent and partnerships with multiple studios to help them produce videos.

– 19% of agencies outsource all of their video production.

– Only 11% of agencies do all of their video production in-house.

 

How do agencies make videos for their clients?

How do agencies make videos for their clients?

 

Why are agencies using animation and live video content for their clients?

Most of the videos are used for:

Advertising

– Internal Communications

– Educational Sales Material

– Landing Page Videos

– Education

 

What are the videos used for?

What are the videos used for?


What kinds of videos are agencies making on behalf of their clients?

– 11% of agencies primarily produce animations & motion graphics.

– 17% mostly produce smartphone and user generated content video campaigns.

– 22% mostly produce live action videos.

– 50% of agencies are producing an even mix of animations and live action videos.

What kinds of videos are agencies making on behalf of their clients?

What kinds of videos are agencies making on behalf of their clients?

Why don’t agencies make more live video and animation content?

Many of the agencies we spoke with expressed interest in utilizing video more often. Here’s what they say is holding back their ability to do more:

– Production costs are too high or clients can’t budget for it.

– Production costs are unpredictable.

– It’s faster and cheaper to make short videos for social media.

– The video production workflow is too slow and a major hassle. Project deadlines are usually very short and the feedback/review/approval process is too long.

– Clients are still shifting their understanding of the ROI from TV to online video.

What prevents agencies from creating more video content for their client's marketing initiatives?

What prevents agencies from creating more video content for their client’s marketing initiatives?


With that in mind, what are most agencies paying to produce live action and animated video?

Most are paying between $5,000 and $125,000 to produce live action videos…

… and between $5,000 and $35,000 for animated and motion graphics videos.

What do agencies pay to produce live action and animated videos for their clients?

What do agencies pay to produce live action and animated videos for their clients?


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