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February 6, 2009updated 13 Apr 2017 8:57am

Breathing life into online marketing

In an insurers marketing armoury the internet today plays a key role, and one new UK company, Virtualpresenter.co.uk, believes it can greatly enhance a firms online presence At the heart of Virtualpresenters service is a specially filmed video of a professional, experienced TV presenter which is placed onto an insurance companys website to guide visitors towards specific pages Virtualpresenter believes its system is the most advanced use yet of business video on the internet.

By LII editorial

In an insurer’s marketing armoury the internet today plays a key role, and one new UK company, Virtualpresenter.co.uk, believes it can greatly enhance a firm’s online presence.

At the heart of Virtualpresenter’s service is a specially filmed video of a professional, experienced TV presenter which is placed onto an insurance company’s website to guide visitors towards specific pages. Virtualpresenter believes its system is the most advanced use yet of business video on the internet.

“This is the perfect way to get visitors to do exactly what you want them to do on your website,” said Steve Smith, a co-founder of Virtualpresenter. “You can use it in any way, such as highlighting a specific product or service you have on offer.”

Virtualpresenter’s own experience over a six-month period was that the video presenter is on average three times more effective at getting customer response than static pictures or text.

“For many websites, a response rate increase of just a few percent can have a significant impact on revenues,” said Smith. “Here we are talking about tripling response rates. We are confident this is the future of business video on the web.”

Working out of a purpose-built studio, Virtualpresenter hosts the video service thus requiring clients to merely insert a piece of code into their website to use the service which costs from £1,150 ($1,600) excluding VAT.

At present, 20 TV presenters are available, a number Virtualpresenter intends to increase.

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