B2B Brand Storytelling – Using Stories to Engage

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7 Deadly Sins of Brand Storytelling (or why your brand storytelling sucks)

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an open book showing an eaten apple and a snake, standing in for at least a couple of the deadly sins when it comes to brand storytelling. There’s so much going on and you’re doing what you can to get some compelling brand storytelling done and out into the world.

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Ragan survey: Brand storytelling increases in importance

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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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Storytelling That Stands Out

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With so many marketers using storytelling to engage their audiences, how do brands stand out among the competition? Not only are consumers wired to read and listen to stories, but they’re also highly receptive to humor because it grabs attention and makes the brand more human.

6 storytelling lessons from the ‘NBA Bubble’

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Besides being a fantastic personal branding move, Thybulle’s YouTube channel can provide PR and marketing pros several video storytelling takeaways. Show off your brand’s family. That can better power your content and expand your brand’s reach.

5 crucial elements of brand storytelling

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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.

Wanted: Talented brand storytellers

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How has content helped you meet your recruitment, brand awareness, crisis recovery or lead generation goals? We’re seeking brand storytellers who know their way around a clickable headline, a viral video or a fleeting social trend. We want to know how you tapped into the way people consume content today and used that to your brand’s advantage. This year’s categories include: Content Marketing for the Purpose of: Brand Awareness. Audio Storytelling.

5 storytelling lessons from Square’s COVID-19 campaign

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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 PR pros can help humanize a brand with their storytelling skills

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How PR pros can help humanize a brand with their storytelling skills

The importance of solid messaging and storytelling

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Looking for more insights on brand storytelling and content marketing? Join us for PR Daily’s Brand Storytelling & Content Marketing Virtual Conference (Aug. The post The importance of solid messaging and storytelling appeared first on PR Daily. Content Marketing COVID-19 Crisis Communications Media Relations PR Industry Storytelling Visual & Video Communications Writing & Editing

Why and how to embrace multimedia storytelling

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Storytelling is also a growing trend within the communications discipline. In our Future of the PR Pro Report , 73% said storytelling was the No. And in the modern media landscape, storytelling is visual. Visual elements provide a critical advantage in storytelling,” he says.

How To Beat Five PR Storytelling Roadblocks

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At a time when we have more data than we can possibly use and people connect on social platforms, storytelling is an ideal tool for PR and marketing. When considerations collide, storytelling suffers. There’s a real tendency to sugarcoat anything negative or embarrassing when it comes to business storytelling. Intuit and Hubspot are two brands that do a great job celebrating their core customer, small businesses, in their storytelling.

6 ways to up your storytelling game

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You’ve launched a brand journalism site. Welcome to brand journalism 2.0. Brand journalism helps organizations rise above the clutter of content on the web. Here are six reasons to take your storytelling to the next level—or maybe the one above that. Brand journalism 2.0 In brand journalism 2.0, Here’s a good news story—and a not so good one—both broken by the news team at Blue Sky, the brand journalism site for the Pittsburgh International Airport.

5 ways to infuse emotion into your storytelling

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Not if you tell emotional stories that connect audiences to your brand. So says Miri Rodriguez, Microsoft storyteller and keynoter at Ragan’s “Brand Storytelling and Content Marketing Conference” at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. “AI Storytelling isn’t opinions, data, facts or assertions,” says Rodriguez. “It’s A good story is where we can see ourselves in it, not the brand,” she says. “It’s

Performance Storytelling: Norton Lifelock CMO, Ty Shay, Provides a Roadmap

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Shifting from traditional marketing and communications to the concept and model of Performance Storytelling isn’t easy. Brand Marketing vs. Performance Marketing. Further explaining the need for Performance Marketing, Shay continues: “We typically have a big debate between Brand Marketing and Performance Marketing. On the positive side, Brand Marketing has a long-term focus, is customer-centric and is focused on an emotional connection. Enter Performance Storytelling.

5 ways Microsoft’s chief storyteller makes content more human

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Storytelling has become a crucial strategy for communicators looking to attract attention from both employees and consumers. Our attention is under attack,” says Steve Clayton, Microsoft’s chief storyteller and general manager of the company’s Innovation, Culture and Stories team. “By Here five ways you can breathe life into your storytelling efforts: 1. To excel at human storytelling, you must focus on the people at the heart of your content.

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

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That’s what brand journalists do. 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. Folio Editor Michel Proulx has used his brand journalism site to reach a broader audience beyond the university community. He specializes in brand journalism and building news desks. Brand Journalism Crisis Communications Storytelling The Consultant is In

Brand storytelling earns high traffic

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How a data-driven storytelling can take you around the world

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A measurement pro shares the tory of his campaign for the Maldives’ tourism sector, a project made possible by emotive storytelling backed by data analysis. “We The post How a data-driven storytelling can take you around the world appeared first on PR Daily.

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. 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. The post 10 spellbinding examples of social media storytelling appeared first on PR Daily. Social Media Storytelling

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

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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.

Storytelling is the Essence of Brand Development; Off Script No. 44: Jeffrey Crow

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Can a good story create value for a brand? While I look for my next gig, I’m doing some consulting for a range of different companies helping to set their brand strategy and developing plans for them to attack their respective markets. 3) At a recent CMO panel event, put on by the Technology Association of Georgia, you talked extensively about the concept of storytelling. From your perspective what is storytelling? . If there’s no story, there’s no brand.

How important is YouTube for brand marketing in 2020?

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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?

How the CIA hit its storytelling stride on Twitter

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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. 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

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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?

What Does “Storytelling” Mean to You? 105 Answers from Communicators

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Storytelling is a powerful means of persuasion; it can be both a strategy, as in an overall narrative but it also can be a tactic, like using vignettes; here’s what a recent survey found. Years ago, there was a consultant in the DC area that had an unusual title on his business card: “chief storyteller.” The idea of “ storytelling ” was even stranger. I’m a believer in storytelling. Yet storytelling can mean different things to different people.

The Best Storytelling Posts of 2019

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The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. Writing about the intersection of communications, journalism and branding, a never-ending stream of fodder for potential posts flew by my window every day. The post The Best Storytelling Posts of 2019 appeared first on Ishmael's Corner ~ Storytelling Techniques For Business Communications. Techniques For Effective Business Communications. You can throw out many adjectives to describe 2019.

5 aspects of storytelling brands often miss

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In my book " Spin Sucks ," I write about how important it is to think about your brand storytelling like you would a novel. In that vein, here are five essential parts to brand storytelling. It was interesting, it had a great sense of humor, and it brought more awareness to the brand. This story was originally published on PR Daily in November 2014.

What is Storytelling? Why Does Storytelling Work? What are Good Examples? [UML]

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Like many in PR, I’ve had debated many times over the years, and the reason is that storytelling works. It humanizes a brand, creates an emotional connection, and boosts recall in a way that a list of statistics, no matter how compelling just can’t rival. 1) What is storytelling? To understand storytelling, you have to understand what makes a good story. 2) Why storytelling works: The Angel’s Cocktail. So, what are some good examples of storytelling?

5 brands that struggle to connect with millennial consumers

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They ruled their market segments for decades, perennially famous household names, but one of today’s most coveted markets—millennials—just isn’t interested in these brands. That disinterest is creating opportunities in markets that other up-and-coming brands can take advantage of.

3 approaches to effective brand storytelling

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Pareidolia is the perception of meaning or significance in an object (normally an image or sound) where none exists, and it''s crucial to effective brand storytelling. Pareidolia is all about storytelling. This tendency is what fuels effective brand storytelling and content marketing. Brand storytelling is framing. Here again, relate this back to message development and brand outreach.

Scientific Study Correlates Storytelling to Gender-specific Outcomes

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The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. I’ve been thinking about The Wall Street Journal article, “Why Good Storytellers Are Happier in Life and Love.” The story cites new research from the Journal of Personal Relationships — when my wife says I subscribe to everything, I now have a credible retort — that shows women find men who are good storytellers more.more. Techniques For Effective Business Communications.

How can data improve your storytelling?

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Being able to back up your statements and decision making with cold hard statistics is a great way to build trust between your brand and your customer base. However, a brand story cannot be built on data alone. A brand is more than numbers; it is made up of feelings, experiences and relationships. Data supports storytelling by bringing credibility to your PR message. Here’s how to add data to your storytelling: 1.

Call for speakers at our Brand Storytelling & Content Marketing Conference

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Present a sponsored speaking session at our event in Disneyland to connect with your target audience and boost your brand. We’re searching for sponsors to join our Brand Storytelling & Content Marketing Conference at Disneyland. The post Call for speakers at our Brand Storytelling & Content Marketing Conference appeared first on PR Daily

At ServiceNow, every communicator is a storyteller

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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.

R.I.P. storytelling—storycrafting is where we should focus now

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It probably explains why “brand story” has become one of the top buzzwords for marketing in 2019. After all, a brand story is supposed to […]. The post R.I.P. storytelling—storycrafting is where we should focus now appeared first on Agility PR Solutions. Analysis Public Relations brandingWhether you are with a PR agency, a social agency or an ad agency, there is this perception that you have to be in the business of telling good stories.

4 ways ‘Good Morning America’ nails social media storytelling

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1 morning show to make your own storytelling efforts come alive online—and then learn more from Hurlbutt at our Social Media Conference for PR, Marketing and Corporate Communications Conference at Disney World, on March 6-8. What matters is understanding who they are and where they reside, so you can build an effective social media storytelling strategy. The post 4 ways ‘Good Morning America’ nails social media storytelling appeared first on PR Daily.

Branding lessons from the relaunch of the Ford Bronco

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Make no mistake: attaching its best-known brand name, which is virtually synonymous with the muscular mythology of gasoline, onto a fully electric car was a significant risk on Ford’s part, one that wasn’t without a significant amount of backlash from fans.

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Zappos embraces brand storytelling with #ImNotABox campaign

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RELATED: Produce content that boosts lead gen, brand awareness and reputation. Zappos’ marketing team also released a short film titled “Box Home” to coincide with the campaign: Brand managers should take note. It’s an interesting move toward brand storytelling—and a compelling piece of content marketing. “By

How to Turn Your Personal Story Into a Compelling Brand

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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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