I've had an intro around 20s long, ditched it after the 6-7 videos cause it felt tedious to watch every time, after I removed it the average watch time for my videos increased quite a bit.
As a marketer, I'd say, no. YOU are the brand. There's less brand recognition without you. The more you, the more brand. The less intro = the more you, because the less intro = more time for you... and you're the brand. YOU'RE THE BRAND! lolWhat do you guys think? I suppose marketing experts might say there's less brand recognition without a dedicated intro? Anway, keen on your thoughts with this intro as I'd like to know if I'm barking up the right tree or not.
I used to start with my 7-8 second intro for my first vids. It's short, sweet, and to the point. But later I found it worked better to start with a teaser before the intro. I could be a key sentence I said during the vlog to grab the viewer's attention, or a purposely recorded teaser telling in just a few seconds what the video will be about. Then my intro, and then into the actual content.