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Creative Storytelling as the Soul of B2B Marketing [UML]

Sword and the Script

Yet that’s the central responsibility of the creative marketer – to convert the uninteresting into something interesting. Even in B2B technology, marketers will find better success focusing on story in which the prospect sees themselves. 3) Creativity is the Soul of CMO.

The Power Of Creativity In PR

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Some people don’t think of PR professionals as particularly creative – except when it comes to hatching wild PR stunts or gimmicks, like KFC’s fried-chicken-flavored nail polish in 2016. Yet creativity plays a part in much of a PR person’s daily work.

6 ways to up your storytelling game

PR Daily

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.

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. Be proactive and creative.

Report: Overcoming creative marketing professionals’ biggest challenges

PR Daily

From outstanding infographics to engaging videos, creative elements can make your marketing campaigns pop. Those surveyed listed the high demand volume for creative work and the speed at which they’re expected to complete work as the two biggest hurdles they frequently face.

Infographic: How to nurture creative, productive writing habits

PR Daily

Just about anyone can twirl a storytelling gem once in a blue moon. Delivering the creative goods every day, throughout a career, requires a more strategic approach. RELATED: Join us for our Brand Storytelling & Content Marketing Conference at Disneyland. ].

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.

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?

Creative Communications: Lessons from Health and Wellness Brands

Waxing UnLyrical

These messages are tired and far from creative. Yet, health and wellness brands refuse to let them go. Instead of following the herd to captivate and activate your audience you must flex your creative muscles. Positioning: Lärabar as a Lifestyle Brand.

Once Upon a Time…3 Keys to Good PR Storytelling

Cision

In today’s digital age, there are two key ways to find success for both brands or individuals: remember to be human and solidify your storytelling skills. Many think that good storytelling stems from talent, but really, all it takes is time, trial and error, and basic writing know-how.

Performance Storytelling: Integrating Analytics and Creativity

Onclusive

The conference will cover how to take advantage of the latest technology and metrics to accurately attribute the ROI of your communications and marketing efforts. Ty Shay, CMO of Norton LifeLock, will keynote the conference with the session “Performance Storytelling.”

Creating a Video Storytelling Strategy That Gets Results

PRSay

But one surefire way to stand out from your competition is with excellent video storytelling. To keep pace, you’ll need to understand how to cater content to your brands, deliver a video to its target audience and measure performance to prove its value.

Creative Headlines Will Drive PR SEO & Success in 2017

Cision

No marketing and public relations executive is immune from the educational curve of bringing their client up to speed on the latest in search, bridging the digital and SEO divide on an hourly basis. Insights provided by the agency practitioner client-side include the importance of mobile, from both a creative and business standpoint. Most businesses rely not only on their brand equity, but market reputation and repeat clients.

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Don’t Fear The Robot: Why AI Is Good For PR And Marketing

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Most experts doubt that neural net-powered artificial creativity can ever equal true human creativity. Ravikant, too, believes that automation, and eventually artificial intelligence, will usher in a new era of creativity and inspiration that sounds positively utopian.

Coca-Cola Freestyle combines content and creativity with “Make Your Mix” contest

PR Daily

CNBC reported : If you’re determined to score the $10,000 grand prize, you’ll first need to find one of Coke’s 50,000 touchscreen Freestyle machines nationwide that dispense a wide variety of the company’s fountain drink brands. A refreshing marketing mix. Marketing PR

11 creative ways to pump up your content marketing game

PR Daily

Jeff Bullas identified eight main barriers to your content marketing plan: 1. Without a solid plan—that includes creating, drafting and scheduling your posts at least a week at a time—content marketing can feel overwhelming.

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.

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.

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? That means other brand KPIs are best achieved through other channels.

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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. They aren’t marketing a service or peddling a product. Nonprofit Storytelling: The Opportunity. The Science of Storytelling.

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 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.

Visual Storytelling Secrets: Think Like @Ekaterina

Social PR Chat

Social PR Chat caught up with the queen bee of visual storytelling: Ekaterina Walter! She’s one of our favorite wonder women in the social media marketing industry and the perfect person to tell us all the tips and tricks for visual storytelling in 2016 right? No Creative?

The Art of Effective Storytelling and its Role in PR

Critical Mention

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.

Digital Marketing and Storytelling Speaker Transforms Fables into Fortunes for Small Business and Nonprofits

wiredPRworks

Digital Marketing Storytelling Speaker. Are you looking for a digital marketing and storytelling speaker? Here’s a program I’m presenting on February 25 at Keys to Digital Marketing Success Workshop in Lisle. if you can’t get your brand story straight.

6 storytelling and PR lessons from Stan Lee

PR Daily

He is being remembered by many for his creativity, his contribution to comics and storytelling, and his unique brand of salesmanship that made Marvel a behemoth. Good storytelling is about increasing and then releasing tension. Build your personal brand.

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.

Take heart, writers. Artificial intelligence lacks a vital storytelling component: empathy

PR Daily

We probably won’t see AI and ML take over the creative arts soon. Understanding that storytelling helps people remember key points, writers appeal to fear, joy, love, persuasion, anger and other emotions when creating content.

6 Resources That Will Make You a Better Storyteller

Waxing UnLyrical

Storytelling is a hot topic in the communications industry these days. They humanize giant corporations and make brands relatable to customers. Thankfully, there are resources that can make the process a little easier to make you a great storyteller. Pixar’s storytelling rules.

Marketing opportunity: Be the resource content marketers rely on

PR Daily

Share your expertise, ideas and products at the Brand Storytelling & Content Marketing Conference at Disneyland. Make magic happen as a sponsor at Ragan’s Brand Storytelling & Content Marketing Conference at Disneyland , Sept.

13 memorable taglines to fire up your creativity

PR Daily

Creativity of phrasing. Here are 13 standouts to get your creative juices flowing: 1. RELATED: Join us in San Jose for the Brand Storytelling & Content Marketing Conference at Intel. ]. Finding the perfect tagline can be daunting.

Challenger Brands: Here’s How To Win At PR

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Regardless of the industry, a challenger brand can have a natural PR advantage. Challenger brands can shake things up through unique points of view, innovation or a better story. But many brands don’t have Casper’s $240 million venture funding.

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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). 1 reason they will unfollow your brand is poor customer service. How PR pros can break out of a creative rut.

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26 Thoughtful Marketing Predictions that Could Actually Happen in 2019 Across PR, Content, Digital, Social Media and Customer Success

Sword and the Script

As I’m wont to do at year’s end, I ask many brilliant marketing and PR types for their take on what might transpire over the next twelve months. 5) Alignment of marketing and customer success. “A 6) Marketing spend rationalization. 8) Creativity over productivity.

Creative executions and experiential storytelling: A #SMprof experiences College Gameday

Karen Freberg

Well, I was able to participate in a few different events related to several brands and teams I admire and respect, but I also was able to help create content to share with the #SMSports community. Mike D’Olivo – NCAA Comms & Marketing Assist.

Why Brands Need to Get Emotional

Cision

Brands know that emotions are powerful motivators and an emotional campaign can heavily influence buyer behavior. Brands that are shying away from emotion as a motivator, or merely only as a data-set to inform a marketing persona are fighting with one hand tied behind their backs. .

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The Storyteller's Guide to MAICON: 7 Sessions You Can't Miss

PR 20/20

At the heart of what we do, all marketers are storytellers. Through content marketing, we work hard to design narratives that inspire, inform, explain, and even challenge what our buyers might already believe. As marketers, we can’t fix it all.

4 Lessons Learned While Managing Creative Marketers

Beyond PR

Creative people are the heart and soul of marketing and communications. They are gifted contributors to our marketing and PR teams. Having managed both creative and analytical people over the years has taught me a few things.

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.