I have seen the future—I actually used electronic check in.
On my way down to Orlando to do a presentation to WEVA, the Wedding and Event Videographers Association. I got to O’Hare three hours early, so I figured I would have plenty of time.
Downloaded the electronic check in graphic on my iPhone last night. When I got to the airport, almost used paper, but thought I would try electronic. It actually worked. Put my phone on the security scanner perfect. Got to the gate, scanned — very slick. No Paper.
Other folks watched in amazement. Only concern, when you don’t have paper, you have no record of your seat or gate. So, download your flight into your calendar and check the electronic board, which you need to do anyhow.
The “E” evolution marches on. Who knows what’s next?
A bit shaky, but check out this video to show how mobile boarding passes work:
Who is searching for video answers on the internet?
When we talk about Search Optimized Video, we often hear comments like, “I sell to 55-year old purchasing managers who don’t watch videos on YouTube” or “Company owners abroad won’t be looking for my firm on the internet!” So why is Search Optimized Video valuable?
I did an interview on Thursday for a young woman from Pakistan who is in a journalism program in Chicago. Her husband is a graduate student in economics. Her father owns an industrial distribution company. Will her father be searching the internet and watching YouTube videos? Maybe not. But if her father wants to find suppliers, or purchase from the U.S., who is he going to turn to?
His daughter. Who was raised in an internet age. And who uses YouTube.
These young people are the future. They are the decision influencers of today, and the decision makers of tomorrow. Your company needs to reach them, and become their trusted source. If you don’t, and your competition does who will be the supplier that they choose?
Uncertain about Search Optimized Video (SOV)? It’s OK to be a maybesayer.
The idea of featuring Search Optimized Video as a cornerstone to your customer acquisition process in a new concept to many sales and marketing executives. As we review the concept with them, most initial meetings yield a resounding “MAYBE” .
We’ve been there before. The sales executive who announced, “I don’t think I really need a cell phone to stay in touch! That’s why I have a personal secretary.” or the air freight exec who declared “people don’t want to track their packages on line, I think they would rather call” Lastly, when setting up an on line ordering system for a dealer network, a large company VP stated “they can order what ever they want on line, but we won’t ship until we get a signed hard copy purchase order”
If you are a maybesayer about SOV, here are 3 things to do.
1. When you talk to customers and prospects, make a list of questions they are asking… and how are you answering those questions
2. Follow companies in Twitter, subscribe to videos on YouTube, read some blogs
3. Think about your sales / prospecting process… how could it be improved
For more information on Search Optimized Video, please check out our new white paper.