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4 Examples of Successful Branded Video Content

By Pete Fergusson on January 21, 2024

The best-branded video content connects with audiences emotionally. It’s content that is funny, emotional, heartwarming, or educational, that triggers something in the brain which makes the video compelling and shareable. Some of the best branded video content is story-driven and places narrative and audience engagement at a higher priority than the selling of the brand. Because put the story first and the brand payoff will come with it.

Today’s media-savvy audiences are receptive to brand messaging, logos and product placement, but in return expect outstanding, compelling and original video content. Short form, long form, it doesn’t matter - but the deal with the audience is a logo and branding in return for engaging and emotive content.

So how can you tell the difference between good and bad branded video content? Well, here’s a list of four examples of branded video done well. Take a look at them and see what makes them stand out.

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4 Examples of Great Branded Video Content 

BA & Comic Relief

This piece of branded content from British Airways received international coverage. The reason? It’s funny. Simple as that. Audiences warm to the brand and the brand gets editorial coverage in publishers worldwide. It’s the definition of branded content done well.

Take Note Store

This short film is a wonderful example of dynamic storytelling and branded video content. The narrative and the pacing holds the audience’s attention despite the simple, single camera setup, and tugs at the heartstrings too. Although the brand’s product is front and center of each frame, it is the characters and their story that take centre stage here.

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Doubleday Publishing

A recent approach from Doubleday Publishing is a little different. This campaign to mark the launch of Dan Brown’s new novel, Origin, incorporated personalized video content. The videos are beautifully shot and utterly shareable. By using technology to create a way for the viewer to insert their own name into the branded video content, Doubleday has made something that elevates content above a traditional ad or documentary in terms of engagement.

Faroe Islands

This fun film serves as an intro video to a larger campaign, but the video itself is entertaining enough to stand up on its own. It’s warm, amusing, and sheds a light on the real focus of this campaign: the Faroe Islands. The comedy makes it shareable, increasing brand awareness and ultimately driving traffic.

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