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 […]

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.

EXPAND YOUR CURRENT MARKET THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA EXCLUSIVE TO SUNBURY LOCAL BUSINESSES Social Media is all about building your reputation. The more your customers see you, the greater confidence they have in Your Business. By creating video content for social, it gives your followers opportunities to see your Business in person. They hear, see & feel what you are sharing and building a connection with your brand. Are you struggling to update your content on social media? With a planned strategy, you can share the latest news, feature a product or service, or let your audience know what’s happening in the […]

As we head into the last month of the year and nearing Christmas, I have been more reflecting of the past and how it has shaped our company & ourselves. The season is for giving and whilst there are many religious denominations and cultural difference in our community, it warms my heart to know that difference makes us unique, but the gift of giving transpires all boundaries. I worked out that I have been involved in volunteer organisations for over 17 years – wow! The first position I held just prior to my son being born, was as treasurer of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Promoting your next event, conference or seminar should happen now. One of the biggest challenges for any organisation who run events, is to show a wider audience a glimpse of what the event is all about. For Monash University’s OH&S Department, our goal was to capture the day and show all of the elements that they pull together, to create an experience for their attendees that’s not only engaging but fun. This is a glimpse of their 2016 OH&S conference that was held at Clayton. Monash will use this clip on the web, in opening addresses for meetings and to gain […]

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 […]

  Business is all about trust and relationships. And one of the best ways to build trust is to engage with people by telling your story. Why? Because everyone loves stories. We heard them growing up. In fact, stories have been the main way of communication for thousands of years. When stories are told effectively, they engage, capture and inspire your audience. And they allow people to connect with you and find out about the people behind the brand. It’s no wonder storytelling is the most valuable way to connect with your audience. And one of the best ways to […]

This year, Rochelle will take the stage to discuss how businesses can use video as part of their marketing strategy. Providing practical advice, she will share her knowledge of what types of video you should be sharing and ‘when’ in your strategy timeline. What I find is that many people don’t realise that there is sort of a timeline of what should be shared first and so forth. To be truthful, it wasn’t until I did a webinar series run by Ben Amos from Innovate Media, that it all made sense. I hope to explain and give some examples of […]

Your questions Do you ever wonder what your customers think of your business? Do you wonder whether they remember you? Are you curious about what they say to their friends about your company? If these are questions they you ponder over, then you may want to consider the strength of your brand power & improving your brand awareness.   So what is brand awareness? It’s about: Letting your potential clients know who you are and why they should do business with you Getting your message out Making your brand known Creating a loyal and solid customer base Standing out from your competition If […]

WHERE IT BEGINS When meeting people for the first time, most will ask what we do. Instinctively the words “we create videos for small businesses” pops into mind. Video content for the world of business can vary depending on what the purpose and audience is. We often label the types of productions so people can identify with the product. There are testimonials, training videos, brand stories, documentaries, events, promotional videos and the list can go on. And in the end, after really considering what all of these types of videos do, there are two most important components of a strong […]