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Quick Guide: Creating 5 Effective Ads with Your Phone for Simi Valley SMEs

Discover handy tips on crafting effective ads using just your phone! Perfect for Simi Valley SMEs looking to enhance their digital marketing strategy.


Hello there, I’m the creative director at Think Envy, a video production agency in sunny Simi Valley, California. And just like you, we’re a local business too. We understand the challenges you face promoting your brand, which is why we’re passionate about delivering affordable, custom tailor-made videos services. But today, we’re doing something a little different. We’re shifting from our usual spiel to let you in on some trade secrets.

Create Effective Ads On Your Phone

You heard it right. Affordable advertising isn’t as far out of reach as you might think. With a little creativity and a smartphone, you can start creating effective ads for your business without breaking the bank. Here’s a quick guide on how to make this happen.

The Right Equipment Is Just In Your Pocket

Let me share with you a little story. I remember the first time I saw a video shot on a phone – I was in awe. It was crisp, clear, and professional-looking. It was then I realized the potential of smartphone videography. With modern smartphones, you have a powerful video camera right at your fingertips. It’s all about understanding the tools you have and using them correctly.

Lighting Is Paramount

Ever wondered why we have so many lights in our studio? It’s because lighting can make or break a video. It’s just as important on your phone. Find a well-lit location or, if you’re feeling a little adventurous, play around with different light sources such as lamps or even flashlights.

Planning Is Everything

The due notice we give clients isn’t because we’re slow – it’s because good videos take time to plan. Before hitting that record button, have a clear idea of what you want to achieve. Create a storyboard or a rough script. Think about the message you want to relay, the shots you need, and the location that suits best. A well planned video is always more effective.

Master The Art Of Editing

Out of all the hats I wear as a creative director, editing is the one that takes the most time. But don’t fret – there are many user-friendly apps that can make the process simpler. Apps like iMovie and Adobe Premiere Rush can help you cut, merge, and add effects to your video with a few simple swipes.

Embrace Authenticity

One of our busiest days at Envy was when we shot a restaurant owner preparing his signature dish. The shots weren’t perfectly lit, nor was his location fancy, but his passion was palpable – that’s what won over the audience. Authenticity is key. Let your passion shine through your smartphone lens.

Elevate Your Brand With Video Advertising

Remember, a good ad does more than sell products, it tells your brand’s story. It connects with your audience on a personal level. It’s not about having the flashiest graphics or high-end equipment, it’s about communicating your message effectively. And yes, your smartphone is absolutely capable of doing that.

Seeing yourself creating your first ad might be wonderful, but also slightly overwhelming at times. And that’s perfectly fine. After all, every worthwhile journey begins with a single step and what matters is you’re taking it.

Just a Call Away

While this DIY guide can help you create simple ads for your business, nothing beats professional video services when it comes to quality, storytelling and overall effect on your brand. Sometimes, you might not have the time or the right creative idea. That’s where we come in.

We’re not just a production company, we’re content creators just like you. And we believe in crafting meaningful stories that reach your target audience. So, if you’re based in Simi Valley or the surrounding areas and you’re looking for some professional help, don’t hesitate to reach out.

Click on the link to visit our website https://www.thinkenvy.com for a range of services tailored to your needs.
Whether it’s a corporate film, promotional video, or a unique ad, we love bringing your ideas to life. And remember, don’t count the days, make the days count.

We look forward to creating with you.