Venue/Hotel Videos:We had a local videographer do five initial trial-run venue videos for YouTube and our website. We uploaded them to YouTube in November 2017, then just recently (June 25) we got them embeded on our website. So far, in seven months, YouTube views look positive (about 210, with all five results combined). This is without any promotion of them. Now that they are embedded on our site in our revamped, now-digital Meeting Planners Guide, we'll be able to better promote them.
We wanted to make it easier for meeting and event planners who were unable to make a site visit to at least be able to see inside some of our venues and hotels. We started with five, hoping to have some assistance from our city's videographer. We recently learned that department will not be able to help us due to some reorganization of programming, so we will move forward in the next budget year with having at least five more done. We were excited this past week to be able to share one of these videos with some event organizers who are putting in a bid for a big event at that venue. The fact we had a video showing all aspects of the venue including the parts they were going to be using (if they win the bid) thrilled them. They'll be using our event in their bid package.
$3500 for production/completion of 5 videos