Episode 137

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24th Mar 2020

Video and the Desire For Human Engagement with Nick Francis

As the world is dealing with fear and uncertainty caused by this terrible virus pandemic I feel more than ever the importance of video in building authentic human relationships and communication.

In this episode of the podcast we’re exploring the role that video plays in evoking human engagement, both in marketing and in communications.

Nick Francis is a communications strategist, author and filmmaker. His company, Casual Films produces over 2,000 films a year for some of the world’s most influential brands. They have worked in 44 countries and had their work translated into 35 languages, winning over 100 awards in the process. From Casual’s first job on the road to Mongolia in a clapped out Mini their spirit of adventure has led them to offices in London, New York, LA, San Francisco and Amsterdam. He previously worked for BBC News and has studied, read, written and presented extensively about video, storytelling, brand building and communication. He is a Founding Director of the Casual Films Academy charity which trains young people in filmmaking through producing videos for charitable causes.

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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.