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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.

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.

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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.

3 ways to reach LGBTQ consumers in the ‘new normal’

PR Daily

Without gay pride events and other typical outlets for engaging this community, brand managers will have to get creative to reach this lucrative demographic. Start your marketing and public relations efforts now, especially since you cannot count on a pride event to reach LGBTQ consumers.

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

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.

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

Sword and the Script

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?

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.

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? From Marketing 4Ps to STOP Marketing.

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

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.

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.

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?

4 ways marketers can attract new consumers

PR Daily

That's changed: Thanks largely to millennials, the company recently refreshed its brand. Related: 9 Cool Ways You Can Use Data-Driven Marketing to Gain Customers. This younger generation of consumers is continuing to cause a massive shift in the market across all industries and sectors.

Twitter offers permanent WFH, Kaiser Permanente uses esports to promote mental health, and how consumer behavior hinges on trust

PR Daily

The effort is a brilliant way to support trending consumer behaviors with online platforms (shelters across the United States have reported pet adoption booms during COVID-19). It’s also a CSR effort that ties to Pedigree’s brand and stands out from other community efforts.

10 techniques for using IGTV in marketing and PR

PR Daily

From tutorials to testimonials, videos on the Instagram spinoff can inform and engage your audience and raise brand awareness—accelerating sales in the process. With the channel’s extended time limit, brand managers can show viewers all the benefits and features of their products.

Starbucks, Coca-Cola and Unilever pause social media ads, Microsoft closes retail stores, and cosmetics brands drop ‘whitening’ terms

PR Daily

Also: Google explains how YouTube content gets promoted and more, UPS Dogs showcase the power of online communities, consumers say trusting brands is paramount, and more. PR and marketing pros should also consider their paid social media strategy for July and beyond.

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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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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How brand managers can show authenticity on COVID-19

PR Daily

How are organizations showing empathy for their consumers and employees—without coming off as opportunists looking for a headline? One brand that York takes a close look at is UberEats, the food delivery wing of Uber that is seeing increased demand during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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.

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 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.

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?

5 ways to make experiential marketing sustainable

PR Daily

A tactic that has historically put profit over environmental impact will have to be rethought for consumers in the coming decade. Consumer environmental awareness has never been higher. Assess the impact of experiential marketing.

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.

Report: 83% of millennials want brands to align with them on values

PR Daily

Compatible cultural identification, strong stands by company leaders and the influence of, well, influencers help sway young consumers—but don’t discount word-of-mouth and online reviews. Younger demographics are changing the way marketers interact with consumers.

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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.

The question that brand storytellers must ask

PR Daily

From smartphones to roadside billboards, video content is the king of digital marketing. Marketers have been quick to pick up on the idea of emotional storytelling as an effective tool, but where you can often miss the mark is in identifying what message you should send—and how to send it.

Instagram drops IGTV button, public speaking tips from MLK, and how consumers get news from social media

PR Daily

Also: Sainsbury’s wins Twitter with Beyoncé tweet, Walmart and others get kudos on sustainability, brands cash in on big NFL game day, and more. It’s also amassing millennial and Gen Z users, who are attractive to marketers.

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.

Snickers gobbles up a world record, Delta staff bonuses earn kudos, and Edelman reports consumer trust at all-time low

PR Daily

Many brand managers are teasing their Super Bowl ads as well, extending the life of their expensive campaigns and aiming to capture consumer attention and excitement. That lack of trust extends from consumers’ to employees’ fears.

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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IBM stops facial recognition work, employees seek fewer open workplaces, cosmetics brands drop talc, and more

PR Daily

Also: Google Maps offers alerts for mass transit users, Google Meet’s new noise-canceling features, how consumers feel about brand messages on racial justice, and other topics. Cosmetic brands quietly drop talc from products.