Social media animations to help you engage inform clarify inform educate grow persuadw grab attention promote convince convert

Gisteo’s social media animation service are perfect for companies looking to create simple, scalable social media content.

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Benefits of social media animations

People love watching videos and this trend shows no sign of slowing down. While longer explainer videos remain critical, shorter form content that can be consumed on social media plays an equally important role in any marketing strategy. The problem is that you’re often stuck between trying to make a DIY promo video software work for your brand or spending far too much of your budget on what should be simple, straightforward videos. 

At Gisteo, we already offer ones of the strongest-value-for money propositions around with our normal work. But not everybody needs all the “bells and whistles”– especially when it comes to social media videos.  Our social media animation service skips the voice over and focus on just a few messages accompanied by some key visuals and text to present your brand in a dynamic, elegant way, without breaking the bank.

Social media animations vs. explainer videos

Although people may share social media videos, they rarely view them multiple times. Explainer videos or other business video productions, on the other hand, are produced to be viewed many times over by teams of buyers or key decision makers.  Think of social media animations like paper napkins that you buy in bulk at Costco when organizing a BBQ while explainer videos are more like fancy, high-thread count cloth napkins that you bring out over and over for your best guests to use.

Social media videos are deliberately shorter – and much cheaper as you’ll see in the pricing section below.  Unlike explainer videos that take weeks to create, we produce social media animations quickly, normally using a few key visuals and simpler animation techniques. They’re a flash of color and movement in an ocean of lifeless posts on social media feeds.  They’re part of ongoing conversations between you and your customers and they’re often designed to be part of a series. Since there don’t contain a voice over, our social media videos are also ideal to play on auto-muted social media feeds. 

Social media video examples

Here’s a quick look at some of the many social media animations videos we’ve produced over the years. Be sure to visit our Portfolio page to review a wide range of our work. Note: the examples below use a square format (1:1) in order to optimize for viewing in social media feeds and on mobile devices. The traditional landscape (16:9) format is also available upon request (additional fee if you need both formats).

In Case of Crisis

Social media video promoting a crisis management software platform

University of Michigan

Social media animation targeting the UM Ross business school alumni network


A snappy social media promo for an affordable lawn mowing service/app


Quick overview to announce new website features for a mortgage company

Credit Plus

Part of a “Fast Facts” series that we developed for an online lending platform

Benefits Ally

A short social media video encouraging sign-up to a daily email newsletter for benefits advisors 

Pricing for our Social Media Animations Service

The table below represents the general pricing parameters for our social media videos. For pricing on our full explainer video productions, click here.

Single video

$ 750 1st 30 seconds + $500/each additional
30 second increment
  • Need a “one-off” Social Snack? We’ve got you covered. Here’s what is included:
  • Scriptwriting
  • Graphics, stock photos/videos & animation
  • Music & sound effects
  • Payment: 50% upfront, 50% upon completion
  • Average turnaround time: 1-2 weeks

2-5 videos

$ 600/each 1st 30 seconds + $500/each additional
30 second increment (per video)
  • Looking to snack on more than one? The pricing gets better! Here’s what is included for each:
  • Scriptwriting
  • Graphics, stock photos/videos & animation
  • Music & sound effects
  • Payment: 50% upfront, 50% upon completion
  • Average turnaround time: 1-2 weeks

6+ videos

$ 500/each 1st 30 seconds + $500/each additional
30 second increment (per video)
  • Need to do a mini-series? Binge on these discounted rates. Here’s what is included for each:
  • Scriptwriting
  • Graphics, stock photos/videos & animation
  • Music & sound effects
  • Payment: 50% upfront, 50% upon completion
  • Average turnaround time: 1-2 weeks

Social media video faqs

How much does social media video production cost?

Gisteo focuses on value-for-money. Due to the simplified nature of these productions (no voice over, no elaborate storyboards etc.), our social media animations are highly affordable. See rates here

Can I get a voice over for a social media video if I need it?

Yes, we can add a voice over to your social media video for an additional fee, normally around $200-$300 depending on the length of the video. The simpler production techniques will still apply, however, as these are not as elaborate as our full-blown explainer videos. 

What's the process like and how long does it take?

The turnaround time for social media video animations is faster than that of our normal production. At Gisteo, we typically deliver videos within 1-2 weeks, from start to finish.  

Why choose Gisteo for your next
social media video project?

We launched our company in 2011, making us literally one of the most experienced explainer video production companies on the planet. To date, we’ve completed over 3,000 projects for thousands of clients across the world, including countless social media animations. Click here for more information on why we may be the best choice for you. 

Schedule a free consultation

Book a video call with Stephen Conley, Founder & Creative Director. Stephen will meet with you and your team to discuss your overall goals. He’ll provide his general thoughts on what approach you should take and answer any questions you might have about the process.

Before producing animated explainer videos, Stephen worked at some of the world’s top advertising agencies. Since then, he’s worked with countless start-ups and leading brands during his 11+ years running Gisteo…so he knows his stuff when it comes to social media videos as well as branding and marketing in general!

Beyond social media animations: other video types/uses to consider for your marketing efforts

Social media videos are just the beginning of what you can do with video content. There are countless use cases for Gisteo videos. Explore this infographic to learn more about the top 20 video types you can leverage to enhance your marketing or branding efforts.

What clients say about Gisteo

Our social media animations and video production work of all types have garnered some huge praise over the years. Countess clients have left us amazing reviews on Google, LinkedIn, Facebook and more. Check out our Praise page for more of the stuff that makes us blush!