Tuesday, September 27, 2011

SAVE THE DATE!! (video contest)

My little company, Platinum Digital Video, was asked by Gio of Love Wedd and Footstone Ink, if we do "Save The Date" videos. I thought about this for a while and tapped into my ultra cool video sources and chose 4 templates (kind of like stationary really) for save the date videos. The plan is to do a super cute filming session and then arrange the footage into the video "stationary" of the couple's choice and voila! We have a Save the Date video that is fun and affordable and looks amazing.

So I needed a sample and thought about seeing if I could find a newlywed couple who would want a free video so they could be my sample. Then I got an idea. Why not make it a contest, I mean, who doesn't want a free "Save The Date" video?

I put the contest up on Facebook this Monday and so far have received 17 entries and today is just day 2 of the contest. I can't wait to pick a winner on Friday and I can't wait to make the video.

The good part about these "Save The Date" videos is that they are actually cheaper than buying and mailing cards...and a unique, hip and fun way to spread the word. I am going to try to keep the cost down at $200. Then I will also sell DVD's at a good price incase not all of the newlywed's family knows how to click on and open video link or if they don't have a Facebook page (Great Grandma).

I also thought this would be an extra good idea now that Facebook has made it super easy to post information for close friends and family only. So newlyweds could make a wedding guest group and post for guest's eyes only. The Save the Date video fits right into that new social media freedom.

It is also amazing because the link and embed code for the video could fit easily into a couple's personal wedding website....especially the Wix.com ones. LOVE IT!!!

I will post the sample on this blog when it is finished.

For now, here is a link to the contest.



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