Episode 162

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15th Sep 2020

Pivoting to Strategy as a Video Business with Doug Darling

In this episode of the podcast, I am welcoming back Doug Darling who was one of the very first students of the Online Video Strategy Blueprint program a couple of years ago. Together we’ll be exploring the shift that video production companies are feeling in our industry and how Doug has been showing up for his clients through the strange 2020 we’ve all experienced so far. He shares why just making great video is not enough, and why strategy is such an important pillar to focus on.

You’d never know that, as a young adult, Doug thought he lacked passion. He thought that maybe he was lazy, or that he didn’t have what it takes, and considered his apathy inherent. It wasn’t until college – where he was originally planning to pursue PR – that he fell in love with video while shooting and editing a video montage project. He discovered that video was the culmination of all art forms (video, sound, music, graphics, etc.), and was enamoured with it. He had found his purpose… and the rest is history.

After starting Tripwire, Doug realized that video wasn’t just a form of communication and art, but it could also be a tool to help people, make change, and reach people at an emotional level that he never knew. Through effective and creative storytelling, he now works hard to help his clients authentically connect with their audience.


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Engage Video Marketing Podcast
Exploring the power of online video to move people to take action.
The Engage Video Marketing Podcast is a weekly show exploring the power of online video to move people to take action. Each week your host, leading video strategist Ben Amos will share world-class guest interviews, video strategy training, latest social video trends, case studies tips and tactics to help grow your business through effective video marketing.
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Ben Amos

Ben is a passionate online video strategist, entrepreneur, video producer, speaker and educator working with savvy brands across Australia and the world to connect them to their ideal audiences through effective online video marketing. He is the Owner and Creative Director of Innovate Media, an online video strategy and production agency based out of the Sunshine Coast, Australia.

As host of the Engage Video Marketing Podcast, and creator of the Online Video Strategy Blueprint Ben’s mission is to help other creatives, marketers, entrepreneurs and video producers better understand how to attract, engage and convert audiences online with video.

At the heart of it all, Ben believes that effective online video content has strategy at its core. As content producers, marketers or business owners we must rise up against the ‘avalanche of average’ video content surrounding digital audiences today and deploy video strategically, deliberately and creatively across platforms for maximum results.

Behind this, Ben’s a proud Dad of two daughters, a family guy and an adventurous Aussie who loves building sandcastles with his kids at any of the beautiful beaches of his home town on the Sunshine Coast, Australia.