In Part 1 of this blog post we considered which video platforms are available for your food stories and some examples of how brands are using these platforms effectively to drive consumer engagement.
In this post, I am reviewing a few of our favourite food channels. These channels are creating innovative, simple and beautiful content with recipe videos that are driving millions of views daily.
At the end of this post, I will share my top five tips for producing amazing snackable video content for food brands (yes, pun intended!).
Facebook: 20 K+ likes
Instagram: 2.1M followers
Buzzfeed food is known for their really simple and quirky recipes and hacks that prove that cooking can be fun and entertaining. Reaching different audiences, from true food fans to people who are just curious and enjoy the show.
YouTube – 606 K subscribers, 70 M+ views
Facebook – 14 M+ likes
Tastemade is a video network built for the mobile generation. They enable people to come together to discover and share their passion for great food and travel. From quick recipes to original series, they’re uploading two to three new videos every single day, to share their favorite food and travel stories from around the world.
One of the most popular Tastemade’s platforms is the Discovery section in Snapchat, where they share behind the scenes videos about their crazy food creations, kitchen tips, and trending ingredients.
YouTube: 327 K subscriptions, 17 M+ views
Facebook: 53M+ likes
Instagram: 3M followers
With only three months of being created in 2015, the BuzzFeed’s channel Tasty, has reached almost 17 million views, demonstrating the great impact that food has on people in social media.
This channel makes it easy for people to understand how meal preparation is done and incentive consumers to buy food ingredients and utensils to make it themselves.
Almost all of their video creations are no longer than 1 minute, keeping it simple and easy to engage with the audience.
4. How To Cook That – Ann Reardon
YouTube: 2M+ subscribers, 331,746,754 views
Ann Reardon is a qualified food scientist and dietitian who likes to cook ridiculously unhealthy desserts (in her own words!). Ann is with doubt an Australian YouTube sensation, ranked number nine out of the Top 100 most subscribed Australia channels list
Ann specialises in creating and sharing of creative desserts, cakes, and chocolates. Something people from all around the world seem to enjoy.
Implications for Brands
Video consumption is booming, with more and more people are turning to YouTube and other social channels to search for new food and recipe inspiration. To tap into this trend food brands consider these 6 tips for great video:
- Keep your video content short, snappy and fun to watch
- Focus on helpful or new ways your product can be used
- You don’t need scripts or voice-overs, but do use pacey music
- If a recipe, make sure it is really easy to reproduce
- Don’t make your video too heavily branded or over produced
- Allocate budget to promote your video content
If you would like to find out more or discuss how FORWARD Agency can help you develop videos like these, please get in touch!