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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

7 hints to help create viral content

PR Daily

All content marketers are hoping to have that rare success where your creation is shared again and again on social media. If you manage to bring viral attention towards a specific piece of content, you’ll instantly boost the awareness. How exactly do you create viral content?

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‘MSNBC Mom’ goes viral, Nestle goes vegan (sort of), and brand managers support #WorldMentalHealthDay

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Jefferies predicts that by 2040, the alternative meat market could generate $240 billion in annual revenue globally. Related reading: Forever 21 files for bankruptcy, McDonald’s tests meatless option, and email’s the go-to for ‘conversational marketing’.

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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.

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. Dove markets its DermaSeries line in a low-key fashion, offering online snapshots and stories of real customers who’ve benefited from its products.

7 hints to help create viral content

PR Daily

If you manage to bring viral attention towards a specific piece of content, you’ll instantly boost the awareness. How exactly do you create viral content? Online marketing guides constantly repeat one thing: The attention span of the audience is not that great. Storytelling is.

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Viral snark over a Peloton ad, McDonald’s enters ‘chicken sandwich wars,’ and Twitter launches data-privacy hub

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Also: An eye on leery marketers as YouTube allows more violent content, PR pros struggle to connect strategies to revenue, thrifty video tactics, and more. What do you think of the ad and the subsequent viral response? If you succeed, you can have the next viral hit on your hands.

TikTok’s growth spurt, Halloween-themed social media posts, and rivals stoking a viral YouTube fundraiser

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Atlanta Journal Constitution reported that NCAA’s provisions will “severely limit the market for athletes” and that the association merely told its member schools to “consider” changing its rules. Related reading: The best marketing strategies for nonprofit organizations.

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Facebook considers removing ‘likes,’ Whataburger responds to viral rodent video, and Bugatti sets a record and then shifts gears

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For a brand obsessed with speed, a few more specifics might have helped set the stage for a more compelling story. Related reading: 6 tips for brand managers shutting down a product or business. 5 new ways to tell your brand story. 25 great tactics for promoting your brand.

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3 PR and marketing alternatives to ‘going viral’

PR Daily

I first started practicing PR over a decade ago, when clients thought that “going viral” meant getting their product on “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”. The more brand managers saw these speedily produced videos gaining views, the more they wanted to replicate that success.

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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.

5 Ways To Nail Your Brand Story

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Business storytelling has become a buzzword in PR and marketing, because, when done well, it works. But what some communicators don’t realize is that a storytelling approach can work throughout the marketing journey, from prospecting for customers to closing the deal.

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Future Proof Your Content Marketing Strategy with These 6 Tips

ReimaginePR

They say the only thing constant is change, and that’s certainly true in the world of content marketing. Every month, or so it seems, there’s a new must-do-or-you’re-toast trend in content marketing. So, how do you keep up, or better yet keep ahead, with your content marketing strategy?

Victoria’s Secret CMO retires after transgender hire, Google employee memo goes viral, and Coke stands firm on same-sex ads

PR Daily

Good morning, PR pros: A Google employee’s memo is going viral within the company, racking up more than 10,000 views by fellow staffers since it was published last week. Here are today’s top stories: Victoria’s Secret marketing chief departs after transgender model is hired.

5 lessons in virality from 'Saturday Night Live'

PR Daily

Many brands seek the recipe that makes content go viral; though there’s not one ingredient in the special sauce that guarantees a hit online, PR and marketing pros can learn a lot from SNL’s success throughout the years. Here are five lessons in virality: 1. Consumers love a good throwback, which is why Jimmy Fallon’s “Saved By the Bell” skit went viral and Coke’s Surge supply sold out in record time when the brand brought it back on Amazon.

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What Makes A Brand Story Authentic?

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Any PR or marketing expert will tell you that for a brand to connect with customers, it should strive for authenticity. But what about brands that don’t have a compelling story, or who have strayed from their roots due to their very success? Revisit the brand’s roots.

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Content marketing and brand journalism best practices

PR Daily

Want to boost your brand’s reputation and turn your organization into an authoritative industry voice? You need content marketing and brand journalism. Shift storytelling from being all about you to being all about your customers.

How TikTok plays into influencer marketing

PR Daily

The ability to reach new audiences through social media stars has been incredibly powerful for many brand managers, but the short video format on TikTok is shaking things up. There can be little doubt that the era of influencer marketing is here to stay, at least for the foreseeable future.

Storytelling Returns to Marketing

David PR Group

What do every great movie, book and marketing campaign have in common? Now this may seem like an old mantra, but as Internet marketing dominated our agendas in recent years, we focused our energy heavily (and a bit too much in my opinion) on keywords, tags, short-form posts, tweets, etc.

Insights from Ragan’s Salary Survey, fashion school makes changes to quell outrage, brands court favor with exclusive items

PR Daily

The decision came after the school apologized for the incident, which went viral after one of the show’s models refused to wear the accessories, which included exaggerated red lips and large black ears: Disgusting. Wondering how to make your brand stick out in a crowded environment?

Google limits political ad targeting, Facebook announces brand ‘safety controls,’ and Taco Bell enters the ‘chicken wars’

PR Daily

More and more fast-food chains are clucking at the chance to get a piece of Popeyes’ continuing viral fame as consumers clamor for chicken sandwiches and beyond. The report breaks down “brand intimacy’ by measuring factors that draw consumers to a brand identity.

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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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3 visual marketing tips for brand managers

PR Daily

It’s getting harder to attract and engage audiences on social media—because of the vast number of brand managers flooding social media channels with lackluster content. Visual storytelling can help you cut through the competitive clutter.

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4 ways engagement was Super Bowl’s marketing MVP

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As PR and marketing pros seek to break through the noise and capture as much of the spotlight as they, social media interaction is crucial. For many brand managers, Super Bowl LIV represented the opportunity to grab the attention of millions.

WeWork to lay off 2,000, Deloitte marketing report reveals ‘experience debt,’ and LinkedIn debuts employee engagement features

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s streaming service, Disney+, released a now viral Twitter thread, touting its lineup coming to the service: It. Deloitte just released its 2020 Global Marketing Trends report, which focuses on seven elements that bring “authenticity to our digital age.”

How to Build Brand Awareness & Thought Leadership

Contently - Strategy

By 2017, he’d built a billion-dollar brand. How Dubin pulled it off is the stuff of marketing legend. It established Dollar Shave Club as a funny, irreverent, bold, and most importantly, helpful brand. Brands love to talk about going viral; Dubin actually did it.

How to manage your COVID-19 response

PR Daily

Learn from speakers including: Kim Markus, consumer marketing and PR manager for Scotts Miracle-Gro. Her session “‘Viral’ Social Media Surge: Responding to Crisis in a 24-7 Social Media News Cycle” will be essential for communicators looking to tackle the crisis on their social channels.

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5 ways to translate your storytelling to PR

PR Daily

The world’s best communications pros are also some the best storytellers. They can translate a brand’s message into engaging and thought-provoking videos, articles, infographics and blog posts. This infographic from Ketchum University explains how to tell branded stories.

Starbucks uses ‘Game of Thrones’ gaffe to lift its brand

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The coffee chain trended worldwide on Twitter and garnered several headlines after viewers of HBO’s hit show claimed the brand’s classic cup made an appearance in Westeros. RELATED: Join us for our Brand Storytelling & Content Marketing Conference at Disneyland. ].

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Nike’s ‘Betsy Ross’ sneaker, Amazon exec’s viral clapback and an influencer tirade

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Ultimately, Nike acted on Kaepernick’s concerns to distance itself from ties to racism and white nationalism, highlighting the crucial role diversity can play in marketing decisions. What influencer marketing will look like in 2019.

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How to use food imagery to grab a bigger slice of the PR pie

PR Daily

The campaign went viral, and IHOP sold four times as many burgers as a result. Cosmetics brands , for instance, have been using food names, scents, and imagery to sell blush, lipstick and mascara to women worldwide for decades.

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). Blue Bell faces viral challenge meltdown. Make sure your crisis response plan is ready for an unwanted viral moment.

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How Life is Good built an anniversary campaign to highlight positivity

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In celebration of the brand’s 25 th anniversary, we felt this message was more important than ever,” says Karen Lyon, VP of marketing for Life is Good. A storytelling campaign might offer earned media opportunities, but you must invest resources to get the success you want.

6 Awesome Examples of How To Leverage Corporate History in Brand Storytelling

MaccaPR

Your brand can share storytelling moments from its company history with your key stakeholders, too. But, it takes strategic insight and smart planning to communicate a brand’s history well. Another great example of digitized history comes from the 162-year-old Levi Strauss brand.

CVS and Walgreens join anti-gun trend, Forbes admits gender bias in innovators list, and why many employees criticize your brand

PR Daily

— Wegmans Food Markets (@Wegmans) September 5, 2019. Why you should care: Organizations must be aware of political and social issues that might affect their brand images, however unrelated to their products or services. 3 ways marketers can improve customer experience.

Barbie’s bid to close the ‘dream gap,’ the perils of commenting on Hong Kong, and viral whisky ‘Tide pod’ gets jeers

PR Daily

Lisa McKnight, Barbie’s senior vice president and global brand general manager, told USA Today that the career was selected after the company learned that only 33% of sitting U.S. The most effective tool for brand managers is the referral from a friend or family member.

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What purpose-driven companies need to know about Gen Z

PR Daily

Give them the tools to engage their friends and networks, and watch your message go viral. Branding Content Marketing StorytellingThis emerging tier of future leaders has a lofty collective vision and a tenacious desire to realize their ideals.

How the world’s top brands tell their stories

PR Daily

So what sets apart the articles and videos that go viral and capture the attention of millions worldwide? They’ve been using storytelling techniques to produce content that wins outstanding engagement from global audiences.

McDonald’s takes hit on chief’s ouster, National Sandwich Day marketing messages, and Blizzard’s apology to fans

PR Daily

Also: Influencer marketing’s effectiveness by generation, Arby’s pop-up sandwich store, Airbnb responds after tragic house party deaths, and more. Here are today’s top stories: Marketers serve up tweets on #NationalSandwichDay. Infographic: The benefits of purpose-driven marketing.

Don’t make these marketing blunders on social media

PR Daily

The smallest of factors could mean the difference between a viral post and a dead tweet. Even experienced social media marketers make mistakes, so it pays to review common blunders. Are you guilty of any of these social media marketing sins? Isolating social media marketing.