Inserting a video in your emails can increase the rate of people who open your emails by 19% and the number of clicks on buttons in your emails by 65%. (Source- CampaignMonitor). That translates to more people visiting your website, booking a call, or closing a deal.
Yet, most businesses still communicate with potential clients through plain text emails or messages that don't showcase personality.
The next time when sending an email without a video, stop for a second. Is the email about to get lost or ignored in your customers' inboxes?
So, what can you do to overcome communication challenges and rise above the noise of today’s crowded digital environment?
We live in a world where videos dominate, and that's where the BombBomb Video Email platform comes in: to help you personalize your emails like never before.
The platform revolves around a simple yet powerful premise. Sending videos in your emails or messaging platforms will foster genuine relationships with customers and clients. You might be thinking to yourself- will this actually work for my business? How time-consuming is it? Is it worth investing in a separate platform for video emails?
In this article, we'll cover what BombBomb is, how it can improve your video messaging, and compare it to other popular video messaging platforms.
Is adding videos to emails worth the effort? Absolutely.
When you include video emails while communicating for your business, it:
BombBomb is a video messaging platform that allows businesses like yours to create and send personalized videos via email. It seamlessly integrates with your favorite tools like Gmail, Salesforce, Outlook, and a plethora of other videos, mailing software, and messaging platforms, as shown in the image below. You can view them under the Integrations tab.
With BombBomb, you can record, send, and track video messages that powerfully reflect your brand's tone, emotion, and personality. This makes your email marketing more engaging and effective.
Sounds interesting. We decided to sign up for BombBomb and check it out ourselves.
You can simply use the BombBomb login at the top right-hand side, as shown in the image below.
If you’re a first-time user, you can sign up using your business or other professional email ID. When we signed up, we were surprised that BombBomb required our mobile phone number. I don’t like to give out personal information when I’m not clear on how it will be used.
The platform also has a 14-day free trial with no required credit card. The 2-week free trial feature is a great way to test the platform and see if it works for you. We signed up for the trial, and it was pretty smooth.
When you log in for the first time to BombBomb, you’ll be shown the interface as shown in the image below-
If you’re a first-time user, you’ll need to click on a blue button that says “Record your first video.” From there, you’ll be redirected to the recording page. Here, you’ll find three options-
When recording your email video, the platform also allows you the option to write an outline for your video. It’s kind of like having note cards when you are speaking publicly. However, having a teleprompter at this time would probably be much easier than a video outline. It’s important to choose a title that will make it easier to remember what the video is about and to find it in the library in the future.
Once your recording is finished, you have three options:
When you think your video is ready, just hit the Save button to save your first video. After saving your video, you’ll land on a page as shown below-
You can view all your recorded BombBomb videos under the “video” section. From there, you can also track the engagement activity of any video.
BombBomb video tracking feature lets you track your videos in real-time to provide in-depth data on how people react to your videos. It shows data like-
Once you’ve saved your video, you’ll find four options on how to share your video-
BombBomb offers several quick ways to share videos with a user-friendly interface. Their video security feature is a nice touch for personal emails. It secures your video from being viewed by any random person. You can define the privacy and security of your BombBomb videos based on your requirements.
The BombBomb Chrome extension is a shortcut on your google chrome toolbar that gives you immediate access to record yourself or your screen. It lets you view all your videos or track them directly without visiting the BombBomb platform. For example, let’s say you want to send an email including commentary on your prospect's website. While you are on the website, use the toolbar to record your video while showcasing the website.
Let’s say you’re a real estate agent. You’ve put a lot of effort into creating your name and brand, and you want your video emails to reflect that. So while sending video emails or messages to your prospects, they should reflect your tone of voice, like that of a well-known realtor.
BombBomb has hundreds of video email templates for different purposes that you can use to personalize your emails, leading to more engagement.
To explore BombBomb video email templates, click Email and then click on New Email.
When it loads, you’ll see the BombBomb default email template. There’s a placeholder for the video and the text that you want to insert. At the top, you’ll find the options to name your email, write a subject line, the preheader section, and a few more, as shown below.
To view BombBomb’s email template catalog, click the Change Template button on the left. Once you do that, you’ll land on BombBomb’s premade templates page. On the right-hand side, you’ll see all the templates BombBomb has created for businesses. From there, you can choose the one that suits you.
Now, as a realtor, let’s say you would like to share a neighborhood report with your prospect. Click on the “neighborhood report” template to load your template. From here, you can customize your email in the following ways-
Once done, you can preview your template, save it, or send it directly to any individual prospect or list of people.
Before understanding their pricing plans and giving our opinion, let us see what their value proposition is-
BombBomb comes in three different pricing structures. Users have the option to pay monthly or annually per user. The three pricing options are:
If you are a non-profit, BombBomb will give you access to their platform - for free. Nice!
If you're an individual looking to send video emails on a 1:1 basis, then the BombBomb Essential plan is for you.
In our opinion, the closed captioning feature should be included in this plan as even if you’re just starting automatic captions are pretty much a must if you want to make your video accessible to people viewing your video on mute.
This plan is best suited for small business owners with a team of under 5 members.
We found no limit to this plan. For $49/month, this plan is probably the best for small and medium businesses.
This plan will suit organizations or enterprises managing huge teams across different departments.
For a platform that is primarily emails, the price tag is definitely a factor. We checked out some real reviews to see what people are saying about BombBomb online:
Jennifer Callaghan had a positive experience with BombBomb, and she rated 9 out of 10 on TrustRadius. You can read her review below. She highlights that the response rates in her sales department have significantly improved after using BombBomb. Congrats Jen!
On the other hand, Leigh Ann was not satisfied with the video emailing platform and rated 1 out of 5 on GetApp. You can read the review below-
According to her, building a template isn’t easy as it seems, and there are better BombBomb alternatives with a similar pricing structure.
BIGVU is a great alternative to BombBomb. It’s an all-in-one video recording and editing software with a built-in teleprompter and an AI scriptwriting tool.
Who should use each platform? It depends on your needs.
BombBomb is a video messaging platform that helps build customer relationships over digital channels, specifically for video emails. If you’re on the Plus or the Enterprise plan, you can send video emails to up to 3500 contacts. However, if you require more, you can purchase a contact “bucket,” where each bucket allows you to add 500 new contacts at an annual price of $85.So they are really strong when it comes to sending out mass emails and creating templates. But what about creating a really good video?
We all agree that having a video in your email is important. But what if you lose your train of thought while speaking? Or don’t keep your eyes on the camera? Or, your video just looks unprofessional?
For creating professionally-looking videos, it’s important to maintain eye contact with your viewers through your camera and speak fluently without rambling. With the BIGVU teleprompter, you can speak fluently and confidently without forgetting your message.
BIGVU allows you to edit your videos professionally with pre-built templates, video trimming features, a green screen, and tons of other functionalities. Also, you are not limited to sharing over email. You can automatically share your video to 20 social media accounts at once, create a video landing page or embed it in your website.
Remember how we mentioned that BombBomb doesn’t include captions in their essential plan?
With BIGVU, you can caption all your videos, style and edit them later per your brand’s needs.
How much does BombBomb cost per month?
The BombBomb Essentials plan costs $39 per month, billed monthly, or $33 per month, billed annually. The BombBomb Plus plan costs $69 per month, billed monthly, or $49 per month, billed annually.
Can you download BombBomb videos?
Yes, you can download, share, and embed your videos to show them wherever you like.
Can I use BombBomb from my Android or iOS phone?
Yes, you can record directly from the BombBomb mobile app and share your videos via text, mail, or other messaging apps.
How many emails can I send in a week?
Honestly, we weren’t sure about this query, so we confirmed with their support team. With BombBomb, you have no limits to how many video emails you can send in a week.
To sum up, we’ve come to this conclusion.
If you’re an already established brand with 100s of email contacts within or outside your organization, give the BombBomb video email service a try. It allows you to keep a human-centered approach while communicating through mass emails.
But if you’re starting out or at a mid-sized level, try BIGVU! It will help you create attention-grabbing videos that you can share via email, on your social media profiles, or create your video landing pages.