Jenn Jennings is a California native and creative director of Nosh Media. She has an extensive background in healthcare and began producing wedding videos on the side. During the pandemic, she left healthcare to focus on creating content for CPG brands, including food, beverage, and beauty. She now leverages trend and other apps to create UGC content for brands, loving the opportunity to nerd out on the intricacies of video production.
On this episode of DTC POD, Ramon & Jenn dive into the ins and outs of content creation. They discuss the categories and pillars of content creation, common mistakes brands make when creating a brief and how to provide specific instructions to avoid frustration. They also cover revisions, the cost of additional assets and how to handle it.
[00:01:13] California native transitions from healthcare to creating content for CPG brands, using Trend for UGC content.
[00:05:17] Filming weddings is unpredictable and requires flexibility and creativity to create beautiful content.
[00:14:30] Create brand brief by analyzing content performance and consider environment, lighting, aesthetic, and clothing.
[00:18:01] Creative instructions needed for different platforms; content, technical, audio, clothing and lighting details; hook ideas, features, benefits and CTA.
[00:21:10] Provide creators with voiceover clips to prevent frustration and save time.
[00:25:15] Evaluate content usage, quality, and brand consistency.
[00:27:31] Cost depends on level of effort.
[00:29:58] Rates for photo assets range from $50 to $200, video assets from $100-$250+, additional fees for props and set design.
[00:35:06] Creating content for brands streamlined with Trend, less time spent in pre-production, brands come to creators ready to work.
Adaptability in Creative Situations: "I think that was like the best first experience as a creative because I got to kind of just get thrown into the craziest lighting situations, location situations, timeline situations, too. Sometimes you're running from one place to the other. And so I think that's what kind of gave me that foundation to be super flexible, that I can look at any environment and say, okay, I know I'm going to shoot this. I know I'm going to set the lighting. I know how I'm going to put my angles, like, exactly how I want it to look that kind of gave me that foundation to be able to do that."— Jenn Jennings 00:05:17-00:06:22
The Power of Content Creation: "It's really what it takes is spending some time understanding what it is that you want as a brand and why. And that is like taking a really hard look at your current content and what's performing. Because sometimes the things that do really well are not things that seem that obvious to someone who maybe doesn't come from a creative background."— Jenn Jennings 00:14:30-00:16:43
The Power of Specificity: "I like very specific instructions and I would think most people probably do appreciate that. So I kind of like to have a breakdown of, number one, where's this content going? Is it going to be on TikTok, Instagram? Is it going to be for paid ads?"— Jenn Jennings 00:18:0100:19:52
Setting Expectations for Content Creation "The best thing you can do is really share examples of what you're thinking so that they can look at that and say, okay, how long is this going to take me? Do I need to purchase any props? Do I need to travel? What is that going to look like? Because they can then give you a proposal that's going to make sense to them for the level of effort that it's going to take."— Jenn Jennings 00:27:31-00:29:09
Streamlining the Content Creation Process: "I want to create, I want to get a product, I want to get a brief, and I want to go execute on that. And so the fact that it is sort of taken out that beginning portion and you guys are basically doing all the pitching for us right at Trend. And I love that."— Jenn Jennings 00:35:06-00:36:52
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Past guests & brands on DTC Pod include Gilt, PopSugar, Glossier, MadeIN, Prose, Bala, P.volve, Ritual, Bite, Oura, Levels, General Mills, Mid Day Squares, Prose, Arrae, Olipop, Ghia, Rosaluna, Form, Uncle Studios & many more.
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Jenn Jennings - Creative director of Nosh Media
Ramon Berrios - CEO of Trend.io
Blaine Bolus - Co-Founder of Seated
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