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.

New Twitter Rules Good for Brand Storytelling

The Proactive Report

But there are some changes you can put to good use in brand storytelling. This is a great new feature that can be used to tell your brand story. Digital PR Online PR brand digital PR online PR social media strategy storytelling twitter

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The Ultimate Brand Video Helper

ReimaginePR

Because we love you, one handy dandy, super duper, mostly all-in-one-place Brand Video Checklist to ensure you don’t forget anything when you develop, write and shoot your next video.

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How to Turn Your Personal Story Into a Compelling Brand

ReimaginePR

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.

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Art and Science: The Three Pillars of Storytelling Mapped to Data

Cision

People who work in the marketing communications field have grappled with a very existential question in recent years: If marketing comms is becoming a more data-driven profession, then what happens to the art of storytelling I’ve cultivated my whole career?

5 aspects of storytelling brands often miss

PR Daily

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. This story was originally published on PR Daily in November 2014.

4 Brands Running Successful Brand Journalism Programs

Cision

Your audience is looking for stories, and the ones that resonate with them will generate leads and drive results for your brand. But is your brand telling the right story? For your brand’s content to be successful, you need to implement brand journalism.

Brand Story to Watch: Bluebird Meadows

ReimaginePR

But back to their brand storytelling. Blog Brand Stories to Watch Brand Stories brand storytelling It’s hard for a cottage industry to compete in an overcrowded marketplace but 5 star Bluebird Meadows Bed and Breakfast has found a way. First of all, they’re just very good at what they do. We’re here to tell you that owner Donna Jerry makes the greatest 4 course homemade breakfast in the history of the universe. No exaggeration.

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Guitar Center: Content Marketing and Storytelling at Their Best

Polaris

Guitar Center’s YouTube channel beat out hundreds of leading brands, including Target, Four Seasons and General Electric, to snag the Project of the Year award at Content Marketing Institute’s 2014 Content Marketing Awards. It’s no small feat.

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.

Tips for effective storytelling

PR Daily

With information overloading our daily lives, one vital aspect of our profession is often overlooked: storytelling. An emphasis on good storytelling techniques can be the difference between becoming part of the noise or rising high above it.

How to Tell Your Brand’s Story in An Always Connected World

Cision

Earlier this week, over 100 social media experts, thought leaders and communicators headed to Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, CA for Ragan’s Social Media & Storytelling Summit. How can brands engage this enormous audience base?

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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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Results Matter: How Storytelling Achieves Ultimate ROI

PRSay

Brand journalism, which allows brands to discover and create their own news content, […]. Pulse of the Profession Business Media public relations storytelling strategyIt’s time to cut the jokes about public relations professionals and math.

Microsoft Stories: Best brand storytelling site on the web?

Communications Conversations

This is high, high quality brand storytelling folks. Microsoft may have figured out the key to fantastic brand storytelling–and I think it goes something like this… Your employees = personal stories. Forget about the brand for a moment.

Monday Roundup: Storytelling

Waxing UnLyrical

As the holidays approach, we’re reminded daily of the importance of storytelling. Just like Christmas, though, the spirit of storytelling is important for business all year round. This week’s roundup features seven posts from around the web that focus on storytelling.

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.

The question that brand storytellers must ask

PR Daily

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. To do this, understand how consumers perceive your brand.

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.

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.

If Storytelling “Comes Naturally,” Why Is It So Hard?

Rock the Status Quo

Storytelling intrigues me. “Storytelling is one of the many things that define and bind our humanity,” according to this article on the history of storytelling. Storytelling is hard until we’ve practiced enough to make it easier.

Brand storytelling earns high traffic

PR Daily

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.

Using Snapchat for storytelling is a brand journalism win

PR Daily

To help capture the New Year’s Eve revelry in Times Square, The New York Times relied on common social media platforms, but also turned to an emerging avenue for storytelling—Snapchat. The content’s brief life span isn’t deterring professional storytellers from giving Snapchat a try.

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.

How Amazon Uses Brand Storytelling to Inspire Investment

Beyond PR

Communicating brand value to executives and investors isn’t about splashy websites or luxurious launch events. Instead, it is about storytelling, using a narrative to add value to existing perceptions that can either be backed up by your current product or supported by your prospective plans.

6 storytelling lessons from superheroes

PR Daily

When you’re launching a brand, get to the heart of the matter by focusing on the people who are responsible for its existence. No brand started out great—nor was Matt Murdock (aka Daredevil) born a blind lawyer and hero of Hell’s Kitchen.

McDonald’s Serves Up Failure and Fries in Business Storytelling

Ishmael's Corner

When we capture storytelling assets for one of our clients, no one proactively comes forth to share the time that something went horribly wrong. Yet, failure is one of the best techniques to bring tension or even drama to business storytelling.

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 to be an authentic storyteller

Public Relations Sydney

This is where the art of storytelling comes in. Storytelling allows you […]. The post How to be an authentic storyteller appeared first on Public Relations Sydney.

Adapting Strategies for Effective Storytelling in the Social Media Era

PRSay

Before my time at adidas they were actually my client, as I worked for the brand’s PR agency for almost three years. Currently, I’m the Public Relations Director for adidas America, working across all brand categories in both Sport and Style.

10 ways to use Twitter for storytelling

PR Daily

Twitter can be an incredibly effective addition to your online marketing and a strategic way to amplify and unleash your personal brand to the online world. If you have struggled to understand the potential behind Twitter, now is the time to embrace its brand-boosting power.

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?

4 storytelling lessons from Pixar

PR Daily

Whether you’re shooting a company video or writing up a press release, one word sums up today’s communications: storytelling. This year Pixar, partnering with the online education provider Khan Academy, began offering a free video series on the art of storytelling.

Creative Storytelling as the Soul of B2B Marketing [UML]

Sword and the Script

And storytelling in B2B marketing is the theme for this weeks’ Unscripted Marketing links [UML]. Many brands attempt to begin stories with what when they ought to begin with why. She writes: “Want to know the real reason brands publish content with no value?

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Triple Shot: Visual Storytelling Tools

prTini

Each month, I’ll share two that I recommend using to boost different areas of PR, starting with visual storytelling. They range from beginners’ guides to colors and fonts … to advanced tips for building your brand and creating professional-looking designs.

Why PR pros are the best storytellers

PR Daily

In the new, more competitive agency world, PR agencies are coming out on top precisely because of their natural strengths as brand storytellers. John Simmons is an author and brand specialist, who is best known for his work with Innocent Drinks. Some storytelling tips.

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?

5 exercises to improve your storytelling skills

PR Daily

improve my storytelling. WORKSHOP: Learn advanced techniques for corporate storytellers and writers in this event hosted by Mark Ragan and Jim Ylisela. My storytelling skills improve by listening to stories, not just reading and writing them. Football players practice ballet.

Stories are your brand’s on button

ReimaginePR

Blog Storytelling TechniquesFace palm: “It doesn’t work.” ” “Okay,” I said. “I’ll get someone to troubleshoot it with you.” ” “You can try,” said Jonathan. “But I’m not sure there’s any point. It just doesn’t work. And I mean at all. At ALL.” ” It was a 3D Scanner invented by Matter and Form Inc. , a client we were launching.

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