Ragan survey: Brand storytelling increases in importance

PR Daily

Brand storytelling has dramatically increased in both importance and volume over the last three months, likely driven by the communications urgency of the pandemic and associated crises of 2020. Topics include brand values, products, and DE&I.

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5 crucial elements of brand storytelling

PR Daily

Just like a child does not want to hear branded content, neither does your customer. Of course, that’s one of the most challenging parts of a communicator’s job—telling a story about a brand, but it doesn’t have to be that hard. The brand storytelling process. Jay Baer has the best example of brand storytelling I’ve seen: The very best way to create your organization’s story is to have your customers and employees do the work for you.

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How to use brand journalism to engage your community

PR Daily

Along the way, we stopped at schools, monuments and veterans’ homes—and when we arrived in Virginia, PenFed employees and our community were waiting to join us to lay wreaths in Arlington National Cemetery. The Wreaths Across America collaboration is a great example of how organizations can use brand journalism to build awareness and affinity. Effective brand journalism connects on a more personal level and conveys a brand’s personality.

5 storytelling lessons from Square’s COVID-19 campaign

PR Daily

Storytelling has become a buzzword in business communications. It’s the missing ingredient when things go wrong, the secret weapon behind new branding success. Is “storytelling” on it its own really enough to make your brand stand out?

How one podcast anchors a community-building campaign for nurses

PR Daily

Through storytelling, SHIFT hopes to lift up the voices of frontline health care workers who are often ignored or silenced. The decision to center the campaign on a podcast was based partially on the popularity of the format, but also on the storytelling power of digital audio.

Why businesses should focus on community during (and after) COVID-19

PR Daily

As the globe is told to stay inside for the safety of themselves and their community, the giving and gifting economy has replaced traditional exchanges. This question belies a more fundamental reality: the need for community. Communities are a source of resilience and support during trying and normal times, and every business should be engaging and interacting with their customers, particularly their regulars, like members of their family. What community means.

Using Livestreaming to Grow Your Brand, Community, & Influence

Waxing UnLyrical

Over the past two years, I have significantly grown my online community through the power of livestreaming and video content. In this article, I will share three specific ways that livestreaming has helped me grow my community. In June 2017, I decided to start a weekly Facebook livestreaming show to teach and inspire other educators to embrace digital storytelling and technology. Discovering and refining the focus of my show has helped my brand grow substantially.

The #PRStudChat Community Discusses Social Media & Change On November 15th

PR Expanded

Within this context, the #PRStudChat community, which is sponsored by Spin Sucks, will gather on Thursday, Nov 15th, at 12 P.M., Our special guest leading the discussion will be Dr. Ai Addyson-Zhang, who is a college professor of Public Relations and an independent Digital Learning & Storytelling Consultant. How can online communities help people facilitate change in their lives and careers?

Covering COVID-19: Amid the pandemic, brand journalists step up their storytelling

PR Daily

That’s what brand journalists do. They’re informing employees, customers, their industries and the broader communities they serve. And yes, brand journalism is filling the gaps for overextended news outlets. Many of our brand journalism clients are doing really impressive work covering this story. Writer Lindsay Kalter reported that Asian communities are feeling the effects of fear and bias driven by misinformation.

10 spellbinding examples of social media storytelling

PR Daily

Telling vivid, compelling stories on social media is a great way to increase engagement, brand affinity and sales. RELATED: Join us for our Brand Storytelling Conference at Disneyland. ]. Endorsement strategies tend to be most effective when you add a personal, emotional element to your storytelling. This community program has created a mobile laundromat that washes loads of laundry for people in need. Social Media Storytelling

Simple steps everyone can take to begin engaging the black community

PR Daily

Brands, too, have had to turn within. Brands are being held accountable in new ways and now realize that public statements are not the end punctuation to a short sentence. As interests surge on how best to engage the black community today and over the long-term, we offer these helpful strategies as a starting point for connecting with the culture. The brand told this story throughout tours of its facilities and via social media and marketing campaigns.

4 storytelling lessons from 100 years of ‘The Hilton Effect’

PR Daily

Considering it’s grown from one hotel to more than 5,700 hotels and 17 brands in 113 countries and territories, the chain has a lot to commemorate—but it didn’t want to mark the occasion with only statistics and accomplishments. We could have told an incredible story ourselves and thrown a great party, but we wanted third party perspective,” says Lou Dubois, director of content for global brand communications at Hilton Worldwide.

#RAREis: Providing a voice for the rare-disease community

PR Daily

In the current era of “storytelling,” my team and I are always looking for nontraditional venues and partnerships to bring the stories of people impacted by rare diseases to life in a unique way. In 2017, Horizon started a social media program on Instagram called #RAREis, which is designed to elevate the voices, faces and experiences of the rare disease community. FREE GUIDE: Brand journalism and content marketing—what’s the difference? ].

How the CIA hit its storytelling stride on Twitter

PR Daily

FREE GUIDE: The 7 questions you should be asking about brand journalism ]. She faced initial resistance publishing stories about Area 51 and other previously classified events but eventually earned trust for storytelling leeway. Be a selfless part of your larger industry community. The post How the CIA hit its storytelling stride on Twitter appeared first on PR Daily. PR Industry Social Media Storytelling

Data Storytelling: How to Win Serious Media Coverage

B2B PR Sense

Data and storytelling are probably two words that you wouldn't expect to go together. Data storytelling can be a key way to turn dry facts into exciting stories -- a transformation that could win high-tier media coverage for your brand. What is Data Storytelling?

At ServiceNow, every communicator is a storyteller

PR Daily

Lest you doubt the importance of storytelling at the cloud computing company ServiceNow , a staffing priority gives away the game. Every member of the communication team is a storyteller, says Emily Russel, head of the employee communications and engagement team. Storytelling is woven through all the company’s communications, both internal and external. The heart of everything we do is around storytelling,” Russel says. “It’s Empathy as a storytelling tool.

Discord and Reddit grapple with ‘WallStreetBets’ communities, Activision Blizzard defends DE&I hiring initiatives, and Twitter rebrands to embrace ‘real’ conversations

PR Daily

Here are today’s top stories: Discord and Reddit address ‘WallStreetBets’ community. The surge is thanks to individual investors putting a “short squeeze” on the stock in a concentrated campaign organized through the r/WallStreetBets community on Reddit and the group’s Discord server.

Is Clubhouse the next big social media platform for brands?

PR Daily

In many ways, it feels very much like the early days of Twitter, where the community is full of interesting people from the tech industry, marketers, celebrities, investors and influencers. The post Is Clubhouse the next big social media platform for brands?

How important is YouTube for brand marketing in 2020?

PR Daily

But, as with all things social media, it’s never too late to start building your brand and growing your audience on this video sharing site. Here are a few reasons why your brand needs a YouTube channel: 1. The post How important is YouTube for brand marketing in 2020?

The Case for Nonprofit Storytelling

Waxing UnLyrical

Storytelling: whether you’re in PR, marketing or a like-minded communications discipline, it’s stories that affect change. Nonprofit Storytelling: The Opportunity. Stories affect change and we are storytelling animals, according to Jonathan Gottschall’s The Storytelling Animal : “Did you know that the more absorbed you are in a story, the more it changes your behavior? The Science of Storytelling. Nonprofit Storytelling: Cutting Through the Clutter.

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. Your brand story should be authentic, relatable, and deeply human. To do that, you’ll need to tap into your personal history and also humanize your brand. Think of your brand as a person.

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Undertaking a rebranding, Firefox solicits community input

PR Daily

A team made up of product and brand designers at Mozilla has begun imagining a new system to embrace all of the Firefox products in the pipeline and those still in the minds of our Emerging Technologies group. The masterbrand would be the primary one used for representing the brand as a whole, while those beneath it could each represent an individual product. RELATED: Join us in San Jose for the Brand Storytelling & Content Marketing Conference at Intel. ].

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. The team at Metropolitan State University of Denver has struck a particularly rich vein of emotion-packed, newsworthy stories by committing to a robust brand journalism approach.

Visual Storytelling, Online Radio and SEO Media Covers Storytelling

Ishmael's Corner

Visual Storytelling from VentureBeat. I’ve had a good bit of success working him into our storytelling workshops. (h/t SEO and Storytelling — a Dynamic Duo. I’m noticing that the media properties focused on the SEO community are getting that old time storytelling religion. For example, Search Engine Journal recently published “ Brand Storytelling 101: The Essential Elements.”. Uncategorized radio outreach SEO VentureBeat visual storytelling

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6 storytelling lessons from superheroes

PR Daily

When you’re launching a brand, get to the heart of the matter by focusing on the people who are responsible for its existence. No brand started out great—nor was Matt Murdock (aka Daredevil) born a blind lawyer and hero of Hell’s Kitchen. The most successful brands satisfy a need in a specific community. Use these lessons to suit up and power your storytelling efforts. Roughly 130,000 fans converged on San Diego on July 9-12 for Comic-Con.

Brand Story We Love: David Peck

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Why David is awesome: He currently manages SoChange , a social enterprise which works alongside members of the non-governmental community in areas such as fundraising, advocacy, and donor relations. Blog Brand Stories We Love Brand Story brand storytelling Not for ProfitHere’s something you don’t hear very often… “He’s a gifted public speaker, a talented university and college lecturer, a social entrepreneur… and an award winning magician.” ” Yup.

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Why and how companies are turning to brand journalism

PR Daily

As newsrooms shrink and media relations opportunities evaporate, more organizations are creating their own storytelling outlets. Snyder’s letter on TAP and the national publicity that followed are the product of Denver Water’s investment in brand journalism. It’s storytelling.

How Brands Create Fans

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Too many B2C brands have outsourced their customer relationships to influencers like celebrities for hire. Influencers are effective, but how much more powerful is an authentic fan of that brand? What about more mundane brands and businesses? Here’s how a variety of brands have created or tapped into their natural fan base. ” The backlash that ensued was a great example of a brand learning to get out of its own way.

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The #PRStudChat Community Discusses Digital Media and AI on October 25th

PR Expanded

Public relations professionals must understand and embrace artificial intelligence (AI), machine language, and big data, from the resources that keep them up to speed to how brands are using advanced technologies that may affect their roles in communications. It’s a lot to encompass, so we’re going to dive into the topic to help communicators improve strategy, storytelling, and relationship building.

Monday Roundup: Measuring Storytelling

Waxing UnLyrical

Every PR pro knows the importance of storytelling. Here are some tips on getting started measuring your storytelling efforts. Why: “And as any good PR pro knows, storytelling is also key to a successful campaign—yet it’s only half of the equation. 3 Ways to Measure the Results of a Business Storytelling Project. 5 Tools Every PR Pro Should Be Using to Measure Storytelling Efforts. Marketing Mythology: The ROI of Storytelling.

3 tactics for building brand authority on social media

PR Daily

1 priority of a growth department, but it’s something every single marketer and branding professional should be thinking about. The way people view your brand can make a huge difference in whether they decide to consume your content, trust what you’re saying, and ultimately make a purchase.

The importance of civility for brand reputation in 2020

PR Daily

With snark and vitriol reaching historic levels in online discourse, brands and PR agencies should consider level-setting for basic civility and decorum in their messages. Brands on Twitter have long made a name for themselves with witty repartee and taking the fight to their competition.

How Storytelling Connects Paid, Earned, and Owned Media

Onclusive

Breaking down silos between Paid, Earned & Owned media through continuous storytelling. Now, years later, it’s clear that PR, advertising and marketing have changed forever and that working together is the best tool these disciplines have in getting their brand’s message heard above the noise. The challenge is that these teams frequently continue to be siloed and need a roadmap for continuous storytelling and story marketing. The new continuous storytelling cycle.

Build Brands with STOP Marketing Customer Experience Design not Storytelling

wiredPRworks

Marketers love storytelling. I’ve presented all kinds of storytelling programs, including digital marketing and storytelling. Yet, is storytelling the right way to build brands – and even tell stories? What happens when we build brands with STOP marketing as a customer design experience, not storytelling? Prior to joining AMA, Russ Klein quarterbacked teams for many of the world’s foremost brand names. Brands are about meaning.

Consumer brands must tap technology to stay relevant post-pandemic

PR Daily

Traditional brand experiences are being replaced by virtual interactions and activations—but consumers desires haven’t changed. Shuttered doors and social distancing have forced a reexamination of traditional brand experiences. One way to do so is by tapping into technology, and we already are seeing this success exemplified through brands that have developed a hybrid approach that mixes traditional with digital. A post-COVID era is coming, and brands need to be ready.

Hospital draws readers with rich storytelling, brand journalism

PR Daily

That's why the Atlanta-based Shepherd Center has used a content strategy based in rich storytelling from its newsroom to catch the attention of new media outlets. The newsroom is the center of the hospital's storytelling through articles, photos and videos. Perhaps it's natural that a hospital filled with heart-wrenching and inspiring stories would take a brand journalism approach.

Pedal-powered Storytelling

Waxing UnLyrical

I was catching up on emails recently when a message caught my eye from one of my favorite brands: Rapha. Over the holiday season, Rapha challenged its community to complete the Festive 500 – burning off those Christmas calories by getting outside and cycling 500km across one week. You can see some of the great efforts and content shared by the community here. What do Rapha and the Festive 500 teach brands about storytelling and doing it better?

Monday Roundup: Storytelling

Waxing UnLyrical

As the holidays approach, we’re reminded daily of the importance of storytelling. Just like Christmas, though, the spirit of storytelling is important for business all year round. This week’s roundup features seven posts from around the web that focus on storytelling. Why Your Brain Loves Good Storytelling. Why: Why are audiences compelled by storytelling? Marketers Everywhere: Stop Marketing Your Brand.

Brand Storytelling Ideas for Snapchat Stories

Beyond PR

But, this is good news for those in the PR, marketing and branding world who are looking for new ways to reach their audience. Stories offer an excellent opportunity to share quick news bites, show a spontaneous side of your brand and form more meaningful connections with your audience. If you want to dip your toes in the Snapchat waters and need inspiration, here are 8 ways to regularly captivate your audience and inform them about your brand.

Minneapolis hires influencers to share information about George Floyd trial, brands tweet for Golden Globes, and 77% of ‘outperforming’ CEOs say workplace wellness is crucial

PR Daily

The city is finalizing contracts with six social media influencers to share messages with the African American, American Indian, East African, Hmong and Latino/a/x communities, she said. Apple products will also get special branding on Target’s website. .