This is where motion and animation come into their own, as videos are engaging and easy to consume, especially when people are on the move. Who hasn’t aimlessly scrolled through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram on their commute? 65% of viewers watch more than three quarters of a video, which is far more than we can say about text-based content.
87% of businesses in 2019 are now using video as a marketing tool, and a very effective one at that; 83% of marketers now say that video gives them a good ROI, up from 78% twelve months ago, as motion can really help bring a brand to life on digital platforms. Animations can help you vary the content you publish, attract attention and explain complex ideas.
Brands should utilise videos, live videos, boomerangs, stories and animated gifs, as social video generates 1200% more shares than text and images combined.
87% of consumers say they’d like to see EVEN more video from brands in 2019, so if these figures don’t encourage you to incorporate more motion into your social channels then we don’t know what will.
The Future Relationship Between Brands and Motion
Our attention nowadays is directed more and more to screens. With the introduction of new digital platforms such as virtual and augmented reality, all brands will need to start embracing the digital age and adapting their identities to the ever-evolving technological world we live in or risk falling behind.
The days of static brands with printed guidelines in encyclopaedic size binders are long behind us. We are already starting to see quite a number of rebrands where the first thought is how it works on screen rather than print.
A kinetic identity allows consumers to engage more with the personality and emotion of a brand, whereas a traditional static identity restricts the ways in which these traits of a brand are communicated.