Creating content for your business is never about you – it’s about your audience. Whilst many business owners want conversion, many don’t necessarily understand what that content should look like. And sometimes, what you think it should look like, doesn’t always align with the outcomes you intend. This is where understanding the ‘Buyer Journey’ and considering your strategy is valuable. So, what does the ‘Buyer Journey’ mean and how does that fit into a strategy? Well, the ‘buyer journey’ is the process that all people go through – from the point of deciding they want or need something, to investing […]

Ask us for a quote, book us before December 2019, film in January 2020 and SAVE 40%   Networking for me (Rochelle) is one of the enjoyable parts of my business…I love meeting new people. Whilst working on our Sunbury Local Businesses project and meeting up with one of the Melton Council staff at an event, we had the opportunity to create some videos that were geared at supporting Melton’s local businesses. Venture Melton is run by the council, and is a local group of savvy business owners who come together to learn, be inspired and network. Our first networking […]

While I know the pain it was to get through the construction of the lights, I don’t think I fully understood how it effected the surrounding businesses. Yes we could imagine, but to hear from these people and share their grief, it’s heart wrenching. Dean & I filmed this for Sunbury Business Association and from each interview I could feel their pain & heartache trying to survive. Horne St & Gap Road Sunbury Traders

Ask us for a quote, book us before December 2019, film in January 2020 and SAVE 40%   Networking for me (Rochelle) is one of the enjoyable parts of my business…I love meeting new people. Whilst working on our Sunbury Local Businesses project and meeting up with one of the Melton Council staff at an event, we had the opportunity to create some videos that were geared at supporting Melton’s local businesses. Venture Melton is run by the council, and is a local group of savvy business owners who come together to learn, be inspired and network. Our first networking […]

This year, 2019, has been a year of rekindling old relationships. Kerrianne was a staff member of the AIPP and so knew her well from days gone by. Since she left, she has gone to do many things and one new venture that she has embarked on , is to create a new website and plan to create a site where new parents, grandparents or carers can go to, to find activities and place that are safe for their children. Google is amazing but also lacks some information. With her site, she hopes to help people who are in the […]

Building relationship that last can make a huge difference. I have known Sally for quite a few years through our Macedon Ranges Business Network Group – we called it MR BNG. I’m always chuffed when someone says that we are first in mind when it comes to creating video and I was thrilled that after a few years had lapsed, Sally contacted me for NIODA. After our first meeting and creating an initial outline, it required to get board approval. It was my good fortune that it was approved and we then went on to organise the shoot. This their […]

Working with the team at Bureau Veritas was loads of fun. Part of the goals of BV’s Senior VP, Jon Landau, was to encourage staff to participate in the acting…and they did a tremendous job! OH&S training can be sometimes tedious but here with BV & Joey Teo (Marketing Co-ordinator) we worked to put the fun into safety. Have a look and see how this approach can work for your company.

Creating a brand story really needs to reflect the business, and more importantly, the people behind the business. To build the brand story of Paras Clinic, we spent several sessions compiling short informational stories that captures the essence of each procedure. One point that Peter wanted to bring out, is the desire for his patients to live their best life. This became the core story line that we asked each of the staff, and then built it from there. We are very exited to share this brand story that captures the heart & soul of Peter and his staff.

For many people who are not as savvy with the latest social media trends, or do not have time to give it the attention it requires to understand all of the available options, exploring something new can be quite daunting. I know myself that as platforms such as Instagram, Snapchat and the plethora of Apps that keep popping up as another new alternative to build awareness of Preface Films or raise my own professional profile, my mind sometimes feels like it may explode. Many of my clients and colleagues are feeling a strong sense of ‘overwhelm’. How is it possible […]

May I please ask you a question or two? Why are you considering creating video content for your business? Is it because you have developed a well thought out plan to engage or influence your organisation’s stakeholders or clients in their buying / decision cycle, or is it because of all the hype you are reading about video? If it’s because of the hype, you are not alone! While there are valid reasons for the massive publicity campaigns currently driving the message to add video to your communication strategy, this message may not be as relevant for some organisations as […]

I’ve wanted to share today’s advice with you for quite some time, but I’ve been very cautious about how to approach this. As an advocate for my clients, I help organisations use video to communicate with and educate their local and broader communities. If you lead the communication for a medical research organisation and are exploring the role of video, either as part of staff training or to engage potential patients and clients, the Preface Films team can help advise you on the best approach. At the outset, I am legally obliged to inform you that the advice I am […]

    Safety at Work has become an increasingly important priority for Australian organisations. The Safe at Work website reminds us that “every worker has a right to work in a safe environment and expect to come home from work in the same state of health as they left”. Monash University is an example of an employer who genuinely cares for their workers, with the OH&S department dedicated to providing a safe workplace and training for 80,000 staff. Preface Films is very proud to partner the OH&S department as they’ve transitioned from PowerPoint based training to providing learners with content […]

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It is widely reported that video content is an increasingly preferred method for people to consume information about your brand or organisation when they are online. Whether you or your team have embraced video as part of your strategy or not, you may yourself be aware of the suggestions to include captions in your videos (which makes perfect sense and enables you to have your videos watched from devices when fellow commuters or partners do not want to be disturbed while watching their favourite shows). You may have also been hearing the most recent news on the many features available […]

Have you made a significant retail purchase lately? As a rule, I avoid the shops, as I am a busy business owner and my time is precious. As a video producer, I’d like to share a recent purchase experience where I found myself smack bang in the buyer journey experience. I enjoyed this purchase process for two very different reasons. The first reason was because I needed to update some of my tools of trade, and the second reason was because I experienced the third step in the buyer journey, which I often share with clients when we talk video […]

We love to share how communities are cared for and tell their video story! This is a glimpse of a recent visit to Broken Hill and the Royal Flying Doctors Service with Australian Clinical Labs. You don’t often get to see behind the scenes and how one organisation supports another – they are amazing people in Broken Hill and a great strength to the community! Your stories, your people – let us film them for you to share! Call (03) 9740 8018, email info@prefacefilms.com.au

    We are living in interesting times where we are required to consume a lot of information each day. Whether it be on your device, television, on the way to work, when you put petrol in your car . . . there’s a lot to take in. If your role is to help your brand, service or organisation get noticed by the right person, how do you combat this? It’s critical to get the right people to notice you, and yet, and with so many messages coming at people every single day, you need to do this well to […]

In the last few years I’ve been exploring in detail the importance of viewing your content goals in the context of the emotional connection and outcome you are trying to achieve from the person or people or group you are trying to influence with your content. Understanding this for both Preface Films and our clients, has enabled me to develop a much deeper understanding that I use with with clients wishing to achieve greater results with their video content. Start at the Beginning Understanding the buyer journey is at the heart of the approach I take with clients who wish […]

    Why it is Important to Understand the Buyer Journey  There are 3 steps in the Buyer Journey including: 1. Why – The Importance of Emotional Connection 2. How – Getting the Right People to Notice?! 3. What – The Final Rational Decision to Buy / Act (AKA conversion!) I like to visualise the 3 steps in the buyer journey as a timeline (as per the diagram below). While there are not specific dates, there is a natural order that shows us when a client travels that road, creating a visual that helps my clients understand the need to plan appropriate […]

Everybody knows that staff training is important for any business.  Right?   After all, if you don’t train new staff successfully then they won’t be effective, they won’t be engaged and may feel overwhelmed. The question is how do you train and educate new and existing staff in a fun, memorable and cost effective way. The answer for many businesses is video. Video has the advantage of training and educating the viewer, while also engaging them. This means your staff will retain more information and will be effective sooner. Here are the reasons why videos are ideal for training and […]

Use these 5 simple tips to help you create engaging, compelling and successful corporate videos. 1) Determine the Purpose of the Corporate Video The most important step is to figure out the purpose of your corporate video. Corporate videos are ideal for communicating to your clients, or your staff. They are an effective tool for advertising, branded content, corporate communications, sales presentations, customer service, training or internal communication. So ask yourself what is the purpose of your corporate video. Is it to: • Find new clients? • Engage with existing clients? • Find new employees? • Share important news with […]