Marketing Videos for Management Consultants

Management consultants need to build trust they’ll deliver the goods. They need to make their services tangible to the client. Marketing videos can help management consultants achieve this.

The Industry Defined

There’s around 3000 business in Victoria falling in the ANZIC management consultant category, sharing $2.2b of revenue in 2014/15.

At top end of town, offering full service to big corporate is Deloitte, KPMG, Accenture and Price Waterhouse who together account for 25% of the  market. Then there’s a mid tier including the likes of Enst and Young, Mckinsey and Mercer. The other 2,992 businesses in this category are pretty small according to IbisWorld (2014). Many are sole traders. Regular business coaches through to quality assurance or OH&S specialists, HR or IT consultants, and many verging on or merging with financial services, but the category does not include accountants or lawyers.

A Communication Challenge

Management consultants are largely selling themselves. Their own skill set. Face to face communication is paramount and they need a good bedside manner to build strong and personal client relationships. The person is what clients buy, and they are not always sure at the outset, what they’ll get. However the lifetime value of client can make all the marketing effort worthwhile.

A survey of Melbourne Management Consultant Websites

I did a quick survey of 20 of the “other 2,992” businesses websites, picked out using Google Maps, from CBD through to Melbourne east and southeastern suburbs, to get the look and feel. Most of the websites are straight forward, typical. Functional and less concerned with programatic features. A brochure with a contact form at the end.

Only 10% of Melbourne management consultant websites had videos clearly present on one of the main pages. That surprised me since it’s such a good way to start building trust from your first point contact – your website. By comparison, 76% of B2B marketers in North America use video as part of their content marketing. 51.9% of marketing professionals worldwide cite video as the type of content with the best ROI. (Emarketer 2013).

Here’s some examples of the types of videos which work well for management consultants:

Testimonial videos like this:

Web video clips are a great way to build confidence that you will deliver on your promise. Of course we select loyal clients who are camera friendly to say great things about us, but they wouldn’t say them it if they weren’t true!

Explainer videos

Explainer videos are a good way to communicate the benefits of a more complex service. It can overcome the client’s mental hurdle of having to find out why they should go with you instead of the next person in the list.

Website Welcome Clips

Similarly, a video like this on your home page is low cost to produce but is a great way to break the ice.

There are risks. There’s lots of amateur videos on Youtube done too quickly and which don’t help the business’s brand or sell a coherent story. It’s worth getting help, to get it right.

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By Keith Rhodes, Director, Clips That Sell.