What Is A Brand Film?

Unlike the average brand video which usually pushes one basic message, a brand film is a stylized and carefully crafted piece of media designed to entertain, inspire, and educate your audience. Brand films require a rock solid partnership between your company and a creative corporate video agency that will take the time to learn about your brand & general marketing in order to help you incorporate a strong corporate video strategy. As brands seek to establish a stronger internet presence and marketing strategies evolve online, video has proven to be an effective method to disseminate your company’s message.

A great brand video can be shared on multiple platforms in its entirety, but can also be shortened into bite-sized content for reposting and refreshing your brand’s image in the minds of viewers. A series of brand videos can have a particularly good ROI for global Fortune 500 companies, as they can showcase branches in different countries and emphasize your company’s growth and impressive global reach. This kind of evergreen brand video marketing is an extremely cost effective way to get your brand’s message online and keep it relevant.

Employer Branding Video

Tribe Solution: Driven by a voice track that is fun, informative and humorous we used a combination of stock shots and original cinematography pulled from the longer story pieces to portray an array of promising career opportunities at BASF....(more)

What Should Your Brand Film Include?

The key to making a rhetorically effective brand film is to focus on your company’s values and how they relate to the values of your target audience. Ideally, your video should also include a ‘call to action’ to inspire your viewers to share, like, or talk about your brand. A brand film needs to feel authentic and exciting so your audience is unlikely to forget your message.

Consumer Engagement Video

Tribe Solution: Personalizing the impact of SB&D's industrial tools, hardware and services was the trick. Tribe created an emotional connection with a concept, script and film that shows how the rhythms of everyday lives are enriched by the brand. The expanse is global. The vibe is deeply personal....(more)

An easy way to ensure this is by having pre-interviews with current employees as part of your video’s pre-production checklist. This will give your corporate video agency the most up to date look at how your company values are put into practice, and will help determine who should be interviewed and presented in your final video.

However, if you want to create truly inspiring brand videos, then you must make sure your videos show the ‘bigger picture’ goals of your organization by telling the emotionally moving stories of individuals. Cinema’s ability to forge empathy between a viewer and a subject should be utilized by brands as much as possible. It is one thing to put a graphic up in your corporate brand videos that states how much money your company has donated to a charity; it is another experience for a viewer to watch an emotional testimonial from someone who has directly benefited from your company’s charitable outreach.

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Companies We Have Worked With

American Express logo
Our projects with this multinational financial services company include videos that supported CEO personal appearances, B2B marketing videos, talent acquisition videos and internal training videos for Code of Conduct.
BD logo
Work with this medical device technology company included CEO / employee communications videos, important post-merger communications, videos promoting ethics and compliance, and various interactive medical training videos.
BHP logo
This leading global resources company turned to Tribe for CEO leadership videos as well as corporate communications, specifically around change management and community affairs videos.
Colgate Palmolive logo
For over ten years we have collaborated with this global consumer brands company on videos for their legendary employee recognition program. This partnership has literally brought inspirational stories of outstanding achievement from every corner of the globe to the annual board of directors meeting in New York. Tribe also produced videos on corporate values, sustainability and culture for Colgate-Palmolive.
Hess logo
Our partnership with Hess Corporation started with a small internal communications video project that grew over the years to include Brand videos for the company website, investor relations videos, CEO communmications, talent acquisition videos and community affairs videos.
KPMG logo
Our work for this "big four" accounting firm has spanned decades and includes onboarding videos for HR, recruiting videos for both campus and experienced hires, leadership videos, ethics & compliance training videos and B2B marketing videos.
Merck logo
Our collaboration with one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world focuses on corporate affairs videos, video of facility tours, and executive communications films.
Quest Diagnostics logo
We helped this clinical laboratory document an anniversary celebration on film, and worked with them on their investor relations videos, corporate and employer brand videos, and produced videos for HR talent acquisition.
UBS logo
We've partnered with UBS Financial Services to create videos for client outreach, financial adviser support videos, and product and services marketing videos.

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Meet Our Chief Storyteller

Vern Oakley is a veteran filmmaker, teacher, speaker, and industry thought leader. Vern's mission is to help institutions and business leaders authentically connect to and mobilize their tribes by crafting great stories that speak to the people who matter most.