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In run-up to the Super Bowl, companies advertise their advertisements

PR Daily

Brand managers are trying several tactics—including teasers and social responsibility messages—to stand out against competitors during this year’s NFL championship matchup. RELATED: Join us at Disney World for our Social Media Conference for PR, Marketing and Corporate Communications. ].

How to Turn Your Personal Story Into a Compelling Brand

ReimaginePR

The most important part of branding is storytelling. And the most important part of storytelling is connecting with your audience. You must cultivate a brand story that adds context and meaning to what would otherwise be dull facts and figures.

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Digital advertisers seek transparency, Facebook fights content ruling, and PR faces a gender trust gap

PR Daily

Here are today’s top stories: Ad group seeks to clean up digital ad market. Though influencer ad fraud has gotten plenty of attention, there’s a lot of waste and fraud in all digital advertising. In win for advertisers, FBI takes down fake online ad ring.

10 spellbinding examples of social media storytelling

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Telling vivid, compelling stories on social media is a great way to increase engagement, brand affinity and sales. When social media first hit the scene, many companies viewed it as just another advertising outlet. RELATED: Join us for our Brand Storytelling Conference at Disneyland. ].

How to Get Your Brand Noticed in a Crowded Market

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You’re in a busy market, and not sure how to stand out from the crowd. What do you do when you don’t have the loudest voice, the biggest network or the most money to throw at marketing? Let’s discuss the best strategies to get noticed by the right audience for your brand.

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Native Advertising: Where Content Marketing and Journalism Overlap

Cision

Bernie Borges is executive producer of Social Business Engine , CEO of Find and Convert , an IBM Futurist , a Dell Social Influencer and frequent speaker at marketing conferences and private events. shared her perspective on native advertising in a recent podcast recording.

Businesses close for global climate protests, Facebook’s new ad formats, and major brand communicators offer storytelling lessons

PR Daily

Third, Facebook is making playable ads available to all advertisers, not just gaming companies. This means marketers and communicators will have new ways to engage consumers on their channels. Regulation is key to enabling the industry can break out as a major marketing tactic.

A Colorado university’s robust storytelling turns heads

PR Daily

Metropolitan State University of Denver’s brand journalism approach is engaging readers, grabbing attention and winning awards. Campus communication might not be a high-profile beat, but storytelling gold awaits those who dig beyond the often-prosaic crust of academia.

Future Proof Your Content Marketing Strategy with These 6 Tips

ReimaginePR

They say the only thing constant is change, and that’s certainly true in the world of content marketing. Every month, or so it seems, there’s a new must-do-or-you’re-toast trend in content marketing. So, how do you keep up, or better yet keep ahead, with your content marketing strategy?

Instagram opens advertising to all

PR Daily

When Instagram first started allowing advertising on its platform, it was limited to a select few clients that had to shell out a hefty sum. But starting this month, Instagram advertising is open to all manner of advertisers.

The True Value of Storytelling: Nail your Brand Narrative

Waxing UnLyrical

Yet for some reason, brands continue to drone on about facts, instead of taking the same, tried-and-tested approach for emotional communication. Why Storytelling is So Effective. Guinness is a brand who knows the power of emotional storytelling. Guest Post by Matt Press.

Statistics, Advertising and Silence: Summing up that Super Big Game [UML]

Sword and the Script

People will say they dislike advertisements because of the disruptive nature of them. This is why the event is so interesting for marketers: it’s a moment to study the marketing pitch, storytelling and irrational behavior. Marketing advertising unscripted marketing

How Storytelling Connects Paid, Earned, and Owned Media

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Breaking down silos between Paid, Earned & Owned media through continuous storytelling. In December 2009, Forrester defined what it called the three new media options for interactive marketers: “paid, earned and owned.” Earned media had traditionally been the responsibility of public relations, while paid and owned media had been part of the marketing mandate. Marketing? The new continuous storytelling cycle.

How a legacy cleaning supplies brand is using Spotify to juice engagement

PR Daily

For Jelmar President Alison Gutterman, the idea to launch a branded Spotify playlist started with her own dislike for cleaning. “I Jelmar started in 1949 and has become a storied brand in the cleaning supplies industry, more recognizable by the names of its products “Tarn-X” and “CLR.”

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How a robotic duck calms young cancer patients and boosts Aflac’s brand

PR Daily

The beloved brand and pop culture icon, the Aflac Duck, proved to be a great jumping-off point. Aflac is a $36 billion market cap company, with the brand (of which the Aflac Duck is a large part) representing almost $20 billion of that total number.

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Report: Social media leads the way in online advertising

PR Daily

analyzes how companies are marketing themselves online, getting responses from 501 marketers from across the U.S. The findings show how companies can expand their advertising operations, and they reveal hot trends across the online marketplace.

How to Use eBooks to Grow Your Authority

ReimaginePR

That doesn’t seem like a guaranteed path to brand authority. Let’s talk about why an ebook is an essential element for your content marketing strategy, and how to create and promote one for maximum effect. Reason #5: eBooks allow you to create a community around your brand.

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Print? Really? Here’s why it’s a smart option for marketers

PR Daily

Despite what you might think, it outpaces digital and TV for brand affinity, especially when the consumer is ready to buy. Do you evaluate print advertising as part of an overarching media strategy for your brand? For example, digital marketing may be more targeted than print.

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Statistics, Advertising and Silence: Summing up that Super Big Game [UML]

Sword and the Script

People will say they dislike advertisements because of the disruptive nature of them. This is why the event is so interesting for marketers: it’s a moment to study the marketing pitch, storytelling and irrational behavior. Marketing advertising unscripted marketing

4 Ways PR Creates Brand Attachment

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While top-tier marketing and advertising are valuable, associated PR campaigns can help propel a brand to the next level of emotional attachment. You feel connected to these brands. 4 ways PR creates brand attachment. PR gives voice to brands.

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Will native advertising eventually be PR’s demise?

Communications Conversations

The post outlined the success the New York Times brand studio (T Brand Studio) is having with their custom advertising content (referred to as “paid posts”). First, read through these “paid posts” the T Brand Studio is putting together.

The Case for Nonprofit Storytelling

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Storytelling: whether you’re in PR, marketing or a like-minded communications discipline, it’s stories that affect change. They aren’t marketing a service or peddling a product. Nonprofit Storytelling: The Opportunity. The Science of Storytelling.

Advertising is Dead—Exploring the Future of Paid, Owned and Earned Media

Cision

If advertising as we know it is truly dead, what’s next for paid, earned & owned media? While the event covered a wide range of topics, one common theme was the shifting balance of the marketing mix between paid, earned and owned media. Owned Media Requires Great Storytelling.

The Power of Storytelling in PR

Cision

Billboards, people, advertisements, your friend, your boss. — Steve Clayton, Chief Storyteller, Microsoft. The essence of great storytelling is taking the reader on a journey. So, how do you do this with your brand? The four P’s of storytelling.

The Art of Effective Storytelling and its Role in PR

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Compelling storytelling is an incredibly powerful way to communicate with your target audience. Digital storytelling is at the top of the list of communication trends that PR executives believe will dominate in the next five years. The four P’s of effective storytelling.

Instagram’s sagging engagement, LinkedIn’s new marketing tools, and Google’s revamped news section

PR Daily

Related reading: Instagram enables marketers to boost influencers’ sponsored content. Survey: Micro-influencers offer big rewards for brand managers. The social media platform recently announced beefed-up features to its advertising offering, Campaign Manager.

Why PR pros are the best storytellers

PR Daily

Once upon a time in the world of marketing, there were three types of agency: PR agencies, direct marketing agencies and advertising agencies. Marketers knew exactly where they stood. Here’s a simple graphic to illustrate the constituents of effective brand communication.

Native Advertising: Should PR Shore Up the Defenses or Lead an Expeditionary Force?

Shift Communications

With a host of media, advertising and adtech companies on the roster, many of our teams at SHIFT are grappling with stories relating to how native advertising is impacting these industries. As readers, we became adept at recognizing advertising features and flipping the page.

Instagram fights bullies, Blue Bell’s viral mess, and the top reason consumers unfollow brands

PR Daily

Why it matters: You can use the Restrict tool to combat trolls targeting brand accounts and executives’ Instagram presences (if they have them). Why you should care: The Wall Street Journal called the challenge “ the wrong sort of viral advertising.”

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Why PR should get a slice of the marketing pie

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the one that marketers struggle with most is whether to invest marketing dollars in advertising or public relations. Driving awareness through traditional advertising. Advertisers no longer have a monopoly on frequency or even reach. The case for content marketing.

Kroger joins push for tougher gun laws, consumers readily change brands, and WeWork’s founder walks back trademark sale

PR Daily

Walmart walks back guns stance, content marketers stay loyal to text, and Forever 21 sued over Ariana Grande ‘lookalike’. Yet the marketing tactics and investments rarely reflect these realities. How can brand managers build loyalty with their audiences?

9 Need-to-Know Rebranding Tips

ReimaginePR

So they re-adjust, refocus and rebrand to better reflect what the market wants. Research why your original brand didn’t fit the audience, and use that to inform your rebranding strategy. Develop a strong brand identity. The new brand image should be everywhere.

How PR Agents Can Become Strong Storytellers

5W PR

Press releases and marketing campaigns naturally contain a lot of storytelling characteristics. Creating heroes can also be a great way to boost the emotional potential of a brand’s story. Tips for Better Storytelling.

LinkedIn offers marketers more data, YouTube curtails ‘fake news’ about Hong Kong, and Amazon and DoorDash cave on tipping

PR Daily

Good morning, PR pros: Measurement can greatly help communicators looking to prove ROI—and LinkedIn is offering its marketing partners more data and insights on targeted audiences and industries. Your organization’s leaders have a huge affect on your brand image, reputation and bottom line.

How to Use Your Blog to Connect with Your Audience

ReimaginePR

It’s a specific person who’s attracted to your brand message and the way that you articulate that message. Far too many brands make the mistake of speaking to their peers in their blogs, and not their customers. Finally, imagery can emphasize your brand’s voice.

How to Tackle Social Media for Your Business Even When Technology is Not Your Strong Suit

ReimaginePR

You can fight it all you want and you can hold off using it for as long as you wish, but you’ll only be doing a disservice to yourself and your brand. As someone who believes in the power of storytelling, this platform is high on my radar.

7 Reasons Why Video Needs to Be in Your PR Plan

ReimaginePR

Between sharing funny videos on social media, looking up helpful how-to’s or learning about a brand on their website, it seems like we can’t go a day without watching at least one video online. Bonus: Before you start creating videos for your brand, keep these tips in mind.

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PR Looks At Top Brand Stories

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In that spirit, here’s a look at a few companies really killing it in the storytelling game. Is your brand telling its best story? Oreos: old school brand owns modern marketing. campaign, which reimagined the brand name in playful and creative ways.

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Influencer Marketing Strategy Is Changing: How to Adapt

B2B PR Sense

Influencer marketing strategy , although being fairly new to the B2B marketing mix, has changed a lot since its first use, particularly in the B2B space. What's different in the B2B marketing strategy? But let's add a little more to this influencer marketing definition, shall we?

3 reasons why you should let us write your content

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Connect with corporate communicators, PR pros, marketers and more through our sponsored content program. Ragan Communications and PR Daily have more than four decades of storytelling experience.