It’s that time of year again, it’s time to share the joy and cheer of the holidays with our customers, partners, employees and their families. For marketers this likely means putting together a holiday email campaign targeting a contact database. While it’s a good idea to send out a holiday card, you may want to think about being a little more creative this year to stand out from all the other cards people are receiving. The best way to stand out? You guessed it, create a holiday video.
With no production work needed you can easily create a holiday automatically video using one of the 5 video software tools we outline below. You read that right, no production work needed. If you have photos, video clips and a creative mind you can create the ultimate holiday video in a matter of a few minutes for nearly little to no cost. In fact, there is a category of software solutions dedicated to automatically creating videos by allowing users to upload photos and videos, choose a pre-defined holiday template with music and quickly render a video that can be downloaded or shared across the web or in emails.
Here’s what you need to create your holiday video:
Existing Photos and Video Clips
If you’re creating a holiday video to be shared with your master marketing list you may want to look through all pictures taken throughout the year. In most cases the best way to find these pics is via your organization’s social media accounts, where there is likely a good selection. For video clips you can follow the same process, except you may want to send an email out to your team soliciting video footage that employees may have on their phones from various company events, etc.
Pick a Template
Once you have gathered all your photos and videos, next choose a video creation software tool from our list below, or by searching our directory. Once you have picked your vendor, sign up, upload your photos and videos and choose a holiday template. Most video creation software toolsets will have a selection of pre-baked holiday templates to choose from.
After picking your holiday template, watch as the software automatically takes your photos and videos and pulls them into an amazingly awesome and professional holiday video you can use in your marketing campaigns. Once you are happy with the video, download the file or publish directly to your social accounts.
It’s really that simple. Now to get started, we’ve narrowed down a shortlist of holiday video creation software vendors to choose from, so take your pick!