How to Build a Sales Funnel with Video

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Sales are vital to any business. After all, it’s hard to make money if you don’t sell anything! But even though they may be critical, they can also be quite challenging if you don’t know what you’re doing. This sales funnel with video guide will walk you through the basics of building a sales funnel with OneMob so that you can take advantage of opportunities and make the most out of your marketing efforts. Here’s how to build a sales funnel with video in five easy steps.

Why Video

Your customers prefer video. In fact, 92% of consumers say they’ve watched an explainer video to learn more about a product or service. If you want to build trust and drive sales, you need high-quality videos that explain your value proposition and help users take action. Whether you’re working on building awareness, encouraging conversion or sending customers down your marketing funnel, creating videos is a great way to make an impact on your audience.

Step 1: Finding A Niche (and an email list)

Your niche (e.g., car insurance) is where you spend most of your time and energy. When you have enough traffic, you can focus on other niches (e.g., mortgage insurance). The key is finding an audience interested in what you have to say and then building that email list!

Step 2: Setting Goals and Objectives

It’s not enough to know what you want; in order to get it, you need SMART goals. They are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-based (SMART). In other words, your goals must be clearly defined so that every step of your sales funnel contributes towards achieving them. This applies from top to bottom—from marketing campaign all the way down to each call-to-action on your page. A good goal is well-defined, quantifiable and actionable; but most importantly, it’s realistic—not too hard or easy for customers to achieve. Be sure that each element in your funnel is designed to lead people forward towards taking whatever next step gets them closer to completing their goal(s) before they leave without doing anything at all. This means better microsites, more effective calls-to-action and more targeted content throughout your campaign or microsite experience will help make sure they take those final steps toward converting visitors into leads into clients then repeat customers!

Step 3: Choosing The Right Format For Videos

The biggest challenge in creating sales videos is choosing what format is best. You have many choices, including live action video, animated or whiteboard videos, or even product demos done in PowerPoint or Keynote. It’s important to pick a format that tells your story most effectively. If you’re selling an e-book about weight loss for moms, for example, it makes sense to use an animated whiteboard video that’s easy on viewers’ eyes and keeps them engaged. After finding the right format, upload to your OneMob library and use it as your featured video on your microsite. 

Step 4: Developing The Best Sales Copy And Microsite

If you want to create an effective sales funnel and convert your website visitors into leads and customers, it’s important that you understand how each piece of your online presence—from microsite, content selection, call-to-action and email copy—relates to one another. These elements must be complementary in order for people to take action. This means you need fully developed concepts that tie into each other so your prospects can follow through. The best OneMobs combine those elements within microsites. Follow best video practices for a good video that clearly shares what content you want your customer to interact with on the microsite and what action step you want them to take after engaging with the microsite. 

Step 5: Build the top, middle and bottom of the funnel

Create Awareness at the Top of the Funnel

The awareness stage of your sales funnel is where you should establish brand loyalty and familiarize new prospects with your product or service. It’s essential that you do everything possible to get their attention, but also be sure that they can easily find out more information on their own if they choose. Your goal in these first moments of contact is simply to grab their attention—if people are interested enough in learning more about what you have to offer, they will take action. After all, one email address won’t put food on your table unless you start building relationships with others down in subsequent stages of your funnel. You need those people ready and waiting when it comes time for them to buy (or buy again). Your ultimate goal at this stage is simply getting people into contact with what you have to offer.

Put another way, they won’t know that your solution is ideal if they don’t fully understand what challenges they face. This stage is all about educating them about the problem. Here are some videos you can create to do that.

Educational Videos

Buyers lack information at the beginning of their journey to find a solution. This is where becoming their guide can pay off. And becoming a guide means creating videos that answer quick questions, as in the Watermelon Media video below. The video explains what content marketing is in a short, animated, easy-to-understand way.

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Explainer Videos

Explainer videos are a staple in digital marketing. They discuss complex concepts in simple language, giving viewers a better understanding of what your solution offers and how it works.

Using visually interesting graphics and animations, this OneMob Video explains how OneMob can help businesses improve outreach by combining context, content and calls-to-action:

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Short Video Ads Identifying Problems

Short ads can be highly effective when executed well. This 61 second ad reveals a problem truckers face and how much help Corinna is offering to solve the problem.

Drive Consideration at the Middle of the Funnel

Marketing works best when it leads people through a sales funnel, starting with awareness, then interest, then desire and finally action. Building your product messaging at each stage of that funnel is crucial. For example, in that first phase—awareness—potential customers should understand what your product does and why they need it. During interest you’ll want them to get more information about features and pricing. And in desire you’ll want them to sign up for early access or pre-sale offers. Each piece of your messaging should build on one another until you get someone all the way through your funnel so that you can then convert that visitor into a customer.

Here you want to focus on specifics, including how your product works, why it works in a certain way, and even the alternatives available and why they aren’t the ideal solution.

Product Intro Videos

Videos that introduce your product and how it works are critical for buyers. The goal of this OneMob Video is to show how helpful it is to use OneMob. If you’re a potential buyer who’s strapped for time, watching a 1.5 minute rundown of OneMob is a quick win.

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Tutorials

Tutorials provide prospects with a more in-depth experience of your offering. This type of video is ideal for prospects who are considering their options and want to take a closer look at what your product can really do for them.

This OneMob Video is to peel back the curtain on what buyers need to know about using OneMob. The video teaches beginners how to create a campaign in OneMob and share with potential customers.

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Influence Decision-Making at the Bottom of the Funnel

Prospects are most likely to make decisions that allow you to move them down your sales funnel. This is when they’re beginning to come around, so it’s important not only that you present valuable information, but also that your sales staff can convince prospects that they’re on their side. If you don’t have access to sales people, give prospects something of value in exchange for their contact information—something no one else is offering. Something as simple as free advice or a $100 coupon code might be enough. Be sure that whatever you provide demonstrates how much better off customers will be after working with you (better than what they had before). Provide good content and customers will decide where to spend their money by themselves. You just need to show them how worthwhile your offer is and what it offers beyond its obvious benefits.

The Relationship Gets Stronger at the Bottom of Your Funnel: Even if everything goes perfectly from top to bottom, some potential customers won’t convert because they either lack time or money (or both) or just aren’t interested at all—regardless of what you do or say. At least then, though, you know where you stand!

This is where you have an opportunity for the sale, so focus on content that will help convert leads into customers. This often involves reinforcing ideas shared at the middle of the funnel.

Demo Videos

OneMob’s abilities and functions are shown in this short demo that reveals the true benefits within the software.

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Customer Testimonial Videos

According to social proof theory, a person who doesn’t know the proper behavior for a certain situation will imitate the behavior of others and look for guidance for their actions. Using video testimonials at the bottom of your funnel is a great way to inject some social proof into your buyer’s journey.

But don’t just scratch the surface or be vague in your video. Give specifics and create a story that’s worth watching, especially for buyers looking to be convinced that yours is indeed the right solution.

In this testimonial video, Kevin explains how OneMob helps him reach more customers.

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Bonus Step:

Getting Traffic To The Funnel

There are three primary methods for generating traffic—viral, pay-per-click (PPC), and SEO. Viral traffic requires you to convince people you know, like and trust that your product/service is something they would want to share. This kind of traffic comes at a cost, however: It takes time and effort. You have to be willing to give away your products or services in order for others to spread word about them. PPC is like viral traffic except it doesn’t rely on personal connections, which makes it easier but also more expensive. SEO means using search engine optimization techniques to get found by search engines like Google and Bing. While these may not generate instant sales right away, they do drive qualified prospects through your sales funnel over time. Research each method thoroughly before deciding what works best for you. Each business has different goals, requirements and limits so you’ll need to find one that fits just right. Now let’s build a successful sales funnel with your OneMob’s filling the front end of the funnel!

Email us at sales@onemob.com to learn more about getting your OneMob account to build your next great sales funnel.

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How the Milwaukee Bucks became OneMob Champions

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Just a few weeks ago the Milwaukee Bucks made history in the NBA winning their second championship in 50 years. It was an amazing accomplishment, and they became OneMob’s first customer to win a major sports championship. I could go on about the great coaching, players, clutch moments, or even the “Greek Freak” who helped them get there. While the Bucks were winning on the basketball court, the Bucks ticket and services sales team used video to navigate through unprecedented times to still keep in touch, develop, and grow relationships with their fans. The results of this perfect storm: the team secured a record number of 2021-22 season tickets including renewals and new sales as a whole. Here is how they leveraged OneMob.

Spring 2020

In the Spring of 2020, the world shut down due to the Covid-19 virus. The sports industry was majorly impacted with nearly all sporting events canceled or delayed. While the NBA figured out if they would resume their season and if there would even be fans in attendance, what is a ticket sales rep supposed to do? Brett Hollenbeck had a brilliant idea. He decided to use that moment in time as an opportunity to let Bucks fans into his home and provide a unique and humorous look into his work from home life. 

Everybody was working from home

It wasn’t just humor that kept the Bucks in front of their season ticket members. They took the opportunity to reach out and get feedback using OneMob to personally invite fans to take their survey and even threw in a link to the Bucks Virtual Town Hall meetings as an incentive for fans giving their valuable feedback.


Jamie Dematthew used OneMob to get valuable customer feedback

Summer 2020

When the NBA decided to resume the 2019-20 season the team still didn’t have anything to sell, at least for this season, because the NBA moved the remaining season to Orlando, Florida where the remainder of the season and the postseason would be completed, without fans in attendance. The Bucks were clever enough again to change their outreach with the purpose of keeping fans engaged with sellers. Bucks reps sent video reminders of upcoming games that fans could still watch from home. They also sent trivia questions that fans could respond to and if they got the question right they had the opportunity to win Bucks memorabilia or food and drink vouchers for upcoming games.


Jada Pollard’s Trivia OneMob

2020 Offseason

Orlando wasn’t as magical as the Bucks had hoped and they finished out the year with a strong season but not an NBA championship (yet). With uncertainty looming around when the next season would start and if Fiserv Forum would even have fans in attendance next season the Bucks continued building relationships with fans old and new. 

Premium Sales Manager, Jason Natter leveraged Linkedin to find new customers.

Josh Schedler, also a Premium Sales Manager simply said thank you to his customers for their continued support but didn’t forget to include links on potential upcoming events, more information, and of course his contact information.

New reps like Alex Orendorff sent a quick video to match a face with the name.

Winter 2021

By Winter 2021 the NBA had more clarity on the 2020-21 season. The season would be underway and shortened, but no fans allowed in attendance YET. Reps continued to stay in touch with fans in creative ways. Since they already did trivia when the team was in the bubble they got even more creative with at-home scavenger hunts and gameday attire contests. 

Amy Weinfurter’s at home scavenger hunt
Charlie Raethke’s gameday contest

Eventually, the NBA and local officials started letting fans (and the staff) back into Fiserv Forum which helped them put together “show and sell” videos and welcome back fans.

Michael Chapman’s show and sell

You already know how this story ends. The Bucks went on to make and win the NBA finals for the first time since 1971. Throughout all of this, the Bucks also sent hundreds of custom videos targeting 2021-22 season renewals and eclipsed their goal with the combination of a great team on the court and in the ticket sales office which is currently working on the best video a team can ever make the “thank you for a championship season” video.

Congratulations to the Milwaukee Bucks, OneMob’s first Championship sports team.

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Grand Rapid Griffins Share their Success

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The following is a case study shared by the Grand Rapid Griffins:


The Grand Rapids Griffins recently took advantage of a one-month trial with OneMob, a personal video communication platform that has allowed them engage and communicate with their clients on a more personal level. After speaking with the Sacramento Kings (NBA) regarding the platform, they learned that the Kings were looking for ways to increase the return rate on the personal emails their account executives were sending to prospects and had had a lot of success with OneMob. Using the platform, the Kings account executives were able to create appealing video email messages that stood out among other emails in their contact’s inbox.The Griffins used the program for a month focusing on FSE Sales and found a lot of success. They used the platform for campaign-style emails to personalize follow-ups with season ticket prospects who were unable to make it to the arena to check out seats. With their account executives finding it to be a valuable sales tool and easy to use, the Griffins plan to continue their use of OneMob throughout the 2017-18 season. Click the video below to see how one Grand Rapids rep used a personal video message to send to one of her prospects.


“The personalized video was awesome! I’ll share this information with the plant management team tomorrow morning. I’ll push to get an answer back to you ASAP.”
– Griffins Customer

Griffins reps used OneMob videos when launching their D-ZONE multi-game pack campaign, sending just over 6,500 emails out to 2016-17 D-ZONE 4-Pack, dormant D-ZONE pack buyers and Friday night single game buyers. Click the video below to see the video message that went out to the group.

Sports Industry Email Open Averages – 17.5% and 2.8% Click Rate
Griffins Campaign-style Email Open Rate – 63% and 5% Click Rate


Having used OneMob for a month proved to the Griffins that they need to further use video in their sales efforts. It has allowed their reps to use their smartphones to quickly send quality, Griffins-branded video presentations to their clients and prospects. Having hundreds of single game buyers to contact following a weekend set of home games, reps can now use the program to quickly send a personalized “thank you” and introduction video to their assigned leads opposed to an email with bullets and attachments. The Griffins are able to track the open rates and video views of their emails, allowing them to continually make improvements to their campaigns such as subject lines and content to maximize engagement and sales.

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Sacramento Kings: Selling Experiences, Not Just Tickets

FacebooktwitterlinkedinThough emails have been a true and steady method of communication since the 90s (and phone calls much longer), it has lost much luster since then. Many emails go unanswered or lost, due to its very nature; in our fast-paced digital era, text based communications are not only stale, but it fails to capture the audience.

To tackle this issue, Phil Horn, VP of Sales for the Sacramento Kings, turned to videos as a solution. In an interview with Phil, he recognizes the problem: “Days of cold call or simple text based emails… it’s hard for those things to stand out”. “With something like a video, you quickly get something that is like, ‘Oh, what is that? That’s different’.”

Pioneering Video Communications

In the past 8 months that I have worked here at OneMob, I was time and time again impressed by how the Sacramento Kings have taken video engagement to the next level. In many ways, the Kings have pioneered the methods for an effective communication in the sports and entertainment industry using OneMob. From leveraging GIFs on the landing page to adopting green screen for their video, they stay faithful to their sales philosophy, “[Finding] the best way to have a conversation with each individual client”.

But that’s not all. When we say OneMob is a “personal video engagement platform”, the Kings understand that the key word here is “personal”. Click the videos below to check out some real examples.

 

Personalized Team Video

Trevor Salyers accredited Laura Lombardo for the awesome idea to create a team video. Each member would introduce themselves to clients as their personal Membership managers, while leveraging the team video to deliver important information and provide a warm welcome to the Kings family.

 

Down to the Seat

Travis Case created a video showing his client exactly where they’ll be seated, and a glimpse into the view they’ll have during the game!

 

Checking In

Cooper Farrer:

“I like the aspect of being able to check in every now and then and just give them personal messages about what is going on and quick updates about the team.”

 

Why OneMob

So why do they use OneMob? I asked Travis Case from the Sacramento Kings, who responded:

“OneMob has allowed me to be able to connect visually by linking our brand with local businesses in the community […] [and] the ability to put a face to the name […] it’s not just a transactional moment, it’s an emotional moment […] moment of opportunity we were able to create. All of that has been extremely helpful by the landing page […] the landing page allows me to put clickable content in there, all the while being able to track it while my clients look at it.”

Want to take advantage of what OneMob has to offer for your sports team? Sign up now for our one-week free trial, or contact us at sales@onemob.com.Facebooktwitterlinkedin