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Storytelling in Digital Marketing

Ronn Torossian

Storytelling is one of the founding concepts of marketing. Rather than just throwing products or prices at consumers, telling an impactful story is one of the best possible ways to truly make an impact. Not every brand is good at this practice, but it’s an integral skill and an element of any successful marketing campaign. […]. The post Storytelling in Digital Marketing appeared first on 5WPR CEO Ronn Torossian Founder's Blog.

Wanted: Talented brand storytellers

PR Daily

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. Content Marketing Assets: *NEW!*Audio

3 insightful ways consumer researchers can master storytelling

Agility PR Solutions

Consumer market research is an essential tool to build and differentiate brands and drive innovation. The post 3 insightful ways consumer researchers can master storytelling appeared first on Agility PR Solutions.

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

Sword and the Script

Can a good story create value for a brand? The story the company told “was the foundation of our sales strategy and differentiated us in the market” and contributed to the company’s eventual acquisition. 1) How did you get into marketing? . If there’s no story, there’s no brand.

5 ways Microsoft’s chief storyteller makes content more human

PR Daily

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

How Data-Driven Storytelling Drives PR

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

For many B2B technology brands, data is not only a business asset, but a PR tool. No one should underestimate the power of data for storytelling. Whatever the case, B2B and technology-based businesses are in an excellent position to use data-driven storytelling as part of a PR strategy.

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

Onclusive

Shifting from traditional marketing and communications to the concept and model of Performance Storytelling isn’t easy. Norton Lifelock’s CMO Ty Shay recently keynoted AirPR’s Growth PR Conference and shared a roadmap for success in this new era of media, marketing, communications and measurement. . Transparency in Marketing Measurement. Then there was the.com wave where certain services went online and sold to consumers. Enter Performance Storytelling.

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’. Consumer disloyalty is the new normal. It reported : New Nielsen findings demonstrate that just 8% of consumers consider themselves to be firmly committed loyalists.

How can data improve your storytelling?

PR Daily

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. Data supports storytelling by bringing credibility to your PR message.

4 ways ‘Good Morning America’ nails social media storytelling

PR Daily

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. Content Marketing Social Media Storytelling digital marketin

Online ads have ‘oversaturated’ consumers, Gucci’s straitjackets meet backlash, and Yahoo unveils a new logo

PR Daily

Also: Amtrak blames millennials for dining car’s demise, storytelling wisdom from Toyota and Hilton, and why you should combine newsrooms with social media. She later said it was because marketing and advertising pros “oversaturated” consumers.

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

PR Daily

This means marketers and communicators will have new ways to engage consumers on their channels. The company says the promotion of these products has always been against its rules , but the growth of influencer and celebrity marketing has forced the company to act.

J&J offers to settle in Ohio, consumers question leaders’ ethics, and how TikTok fills a specific niche

PR Daily

One thing that deeply angers consumers is when a giant corporation can wreck people’s lives and never acknowledge its mistakes. Taking notes can be tedious and time-consuming, but technology might finally have an answer for tired typists.

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3 approaches to effective brand storytelling

PR Daily

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. Brand storytelling is framing.

Consumers question PR pros’ integrity, United courts Gen Z with discounts, and KFC offers a ‘date’ with the Colonel

PR Daily

A marketing message is a poor choice for addressing an event that reminded us that there is more to life than profits and showed us the true nature of the American spirit. The announcement comes less than two months after Uber cut a third of its marketing team.

Once Upon a Time …: The Art of Storytelling

Waxing UnLyrical

The art of storytelling is rooted in the origins of every society. As far back as history can reach, humans have used storytelling to teach the next generation, to connect with others, to protect their culture and much, much more. Is your brand a non-profit looking for funds?

Snapchat disses Instagram, 81% of consumers want brands to do ‘right,’ and Snickers campaigns to move Halloween

PR Daily

Also: Edelman drops a client to avoid a crisis, exclusive insights from Microsoft’s chief storyteller, and Ohio State Fair gets sassy. . Related reading: Snapchat rolls out a slew of changes to entice marketers. How to generate authentic brand advocacy from your employees.

How to generate authentic brand advocacy from your employees

PR Daily

They’ve learned that employees offer an authentic and cost-effective way to spread company PR and marketing messages. Consumers trust personal connections more than brand marketing or promotion.

Report: Most consumers recognize content marketing, but say it’s useful

PR Daily

The typical consumer is bombarded with marketing messages as they surf the web and interact on social media. To capture attention, many brand managers create articles, videos, infographics and other visuals to reach audiences and help them solve pressing issues.

How to reduce brand dilution with better stories

PR Daily

How can storytelling help preserve your brand’s value? New research suggests you must protect your brand voice internally to stick out from the crowd. My company recently partnered with FocusVision to study brand dilution in more depth.

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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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Monday Roundup: Compelling Storytelling

Waxing UnLyrical

When it comes to storytelling, quality over quantity is a pretty standard rule of thumb. Compelling storytelling can expand your audience and strengthen the bond you have with your customer base. If you hear crickets when you tell your brand’s story, don’t give up just yet.

9 ways to boost your brand through online storytelling

PR Daily

To illustrate the importance of contextualizing your brand in a narrative, let's say your friend just bought a new product that they love. Telling your brand's story can be powerful, but first, let's go over a few simple but effective tips to ensure that your story stands out: 1.

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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Latest And Greatest PR Storytelling Tips

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Contemporary public relations has appropriated the classic cultural art form of rich storytelling, because no one can resist a good story. The best marketers know how to shape narratives that have an emotional hook or tie to consumer values. Not everyone is a natural storyteller.

The Essential Components of Your Video Marketing Strategy

ReimaginePR

Are you using video as a part of your marketing strategy? If you want to build a business in the 21st century, you need to reach the 21st century consumer, and that person is on Facebook or YouTube liking cat videos as we speak. Video plays an essential role in your marketing strategy.

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What to make of the ‘Consumer Brand Attitudes’ index

PR Daily

Data from Edelman’s Brand Relationship index show that the average global relationship brand strength is only 38 out of a possible 100 points. For brand managers, that number is depressingly low. The index should trigger brand manager’s curiosities.

Storytelling through the Eyes of a Child

Waxing UnLyrical

Let’s take a look at some lessons learned from storytelling to children that can easily be used by your brand. How can your brand be a hero or better yet, how can consumers use your brand to showcase their own strengths and become heroes in their own right?

3 steps to crafting an event that benefits both brand and talent

PR Daily

Marketers often play choreographer when envisioning just the right celebrity or performer to convey an organization’s values and message. Marketing agencies often work behind the scenes connecting organizations with talent to create unforgettable events.

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Starbucks reveals why brands should lead with values

PR Daily

Research suggests consumers want organizations to take a stand, but a high-profile position can turn your brand into a lightning rod. Starbucks has had years of practice responding to polarized criticism of its brand.

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How can data improve your storytelling?

PR Daily

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. Data supports storytelling by bringing credibility to your PR message.

4 Ways PR Creates Brand Attachment

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

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. Some customers are initially attracted to certain brands because they like their ad message.

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Brand managers speak emoji to reach device-driven consumers

PR Daily

Emojis are everywhere—including in the marketing campaigns for many well-known brands. The typographical cartoon symbols have been lifted from the smartphone screens of millennials and inserted into the strategies of brands such as Starbucks, Domino’s Pizza and General Electric.

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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How voice technology could transform PR and marketing

PR Daily

Brand managers might look no farther than their smartphones or in-home virtual assistants for the next wave in storytelling, spoken search and other business components. Voice marketing has the potential to transform what we do as profoundly as digital and social media did.

Designers apologize to Chinese consumers, ‘influencer fraud’ cost nearing $1.3 billion, and Universal pulls ‘The Hunt’ after mass shootings

PR Daily

Here are today’s top stories: Versace, Coach and Givenchy apologize to Chinese consumers. Three designers issued mea culpas to consumers in China after backlash over garments that neglected to list Hong Kong and Taiwan as parts of China, instead suggesting they were independent countries.

How to Improve Your Press Release Best Practices with Storytelling

B2B PR Sense

Why Storytelling Enhances Press Release Best Practices. Many have found that implementing the art of PR storytelling has a profound effect on the way their press release is received by journalists and their audience. Storytelling helps build relationships and earn trust. --Pam

Brand Awareness: It’s All About Content

Onclusive

CMOS and CEOs Sound Off on the Essentials for Getting Buzz and Building Your Brand Awareness. For marketers, this makes brand awareness a huge challenge: How do we stand out above the noise? Pick one differentiating facet of your brand and focus on it consistently.”.

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The Power of Storytelling in PR

Cision

— Steve Clayton, Chief Storyteller, Microsoft. It sounds obvious, but the real secret is this: Start with a great story,” Steve said at the Social Media Conference for PR, Marketing and Corporate Communications at Disney World last week. So, how do you do this with your brand?

Improve Brand Storytelling by Making Your Audience the Main Character

Cision

When it comes to marketing and branding, there’s a vast array of techniques to employ. Telling stories to sell brands is not a new idea, but the advent of social media has given businesses new ways to get those stories to potential customers.