How do you grow adoption of an internal video platform?

employee generated video hack July 9, 2018 4:47 pm Published by


Video takes courage to make. Kickstart adoption by giving video a perpetual reason to be made. The reward is influence and employee growth. For each challenge, CircleHD supports a start/end date, a reward section, and points system posted to a user leaderboard.

SharkTank — Think you have an opportunity the company should invest in? Pitch your idea in a 2-5 minute video. Big ideas come from anyone regardless of position. The best storytellers often win support. The goal is to let the collective smarts of our team identify and incubate winners faster.

Improvement videos — If you can identify waste, you have the job autonomy to fix it. The only requirement; shoot a one-minute before and after video, and it’s played next morning at the company meeting.

A consortium of 500 companies in manufacturing, healthcare, and technology sectors have entirely transformed with this simple but high-impact culture hack. The gift is people that outgrow the company. Learn more about lean video

RIP It — Want to record a live web meeting? Just rip it live from the source. Record your screen, assign it to a channel, check transcribe, and click upload. Within minutes (not hours or days) your video asset is uploaded and published. Audio is indexed so an hour-long video is not an information black hole. Listen later in the company TV app on the drive home.

Vendor Corner — If a software vendor has a value proposition. Ask for a video, and you’ll share it in the Vendor Corner. A channel where new opportunities go to be vetted company-wide.

Hackathon — set goals. Explain rules. Put the innovation to a video pitch. Highlight winners. (Next up is the case study of how our friends at PayPal did it.)

Influencer Award (Sales) — The challenge is who can drive the most user traffic to an external video page.  Brand it to a prospects account. The rep can make short video clips about new software features for external audiences. Make the CTA button a unique URL–for example the page you onboard users.

Past winners learned how to seduce and establish trust with video, motion graphics, & narrative. Bypass the need to shake hands first. The new buyer rapport is built on the time you save the champion to influence others.  Good chance a strong video business case is seen by the CEO, maybe even poolside. 2x points for users who convert to on-board!

Train — Make a lineup of videos. Put it into a self-paced lesson player. Viewers can mark when a lesson is complete. Anything more complicated, CircleHD can integrate out-of-the box with your existing LMS.

Leaderboard — Is our built-in hack where every like, upload, comment, and share is assigned a score and user profiles ranked. For the first time engagement can be tracked and culture scored.

Lunch with the CEO — The ultimate video hack of all, is when your CEO is the one to announce the hack. The award can be lunch with you. The fact is employees learn mastery in self-broadcast. You want employees to outgrow the company. The legacy is for Company TV.


by: Doug Wulff | Head of Sales


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