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?

The Power of Storytelling in PR

Cision

— Steve Clayton, Chief Storyteller, Microsoft. The essence of great storytelling is taking the reader on a journey. Below, I’ve outlined the rules of storytelling, as shared by the storyteller guru himself. The four P’s of storytelling.

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Improve Brand Storytelling by Making Your Audience the Main Character

Cision

This is storytelling 101 — without these elements, you don’t have a story. Be honest about what your product can do for the consumer. The post Improve Brand Storytelling by Making Your Audience the Main Character appeared first on Cision.

Brands, Here’s How to Captivate Consumers in the Age of Distraction

Cision

After surveying 2,000 adults to test their attention spans, Microsoft found that technology, social media, and the large volume of media people consume daily is linked to their inability to focus for extended periods of time. The implication, of course, is that consumers are less likely to absorb the marketing messages we’re deploying. Investigating this further may bolster your own pursuit to capture and hold consumers’ attention spans.

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. This week’s roundup is chock full of advice to spice up your storytelling.

How to Use Data to Tell Stories and Attribute PR Value

PRSay

Most companies would agree that consumer trust is a valuable commodity — one that can’t be bought or sold. According to Nielsen’s Global Trust in Advertising study , consumers trust earned media and recommendations from friends and family more than any other source.

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Work Hack: Gathering Consumer Insights

Shift Communications

As professional communicators, our job is essentially the same challenge – when we don’t know our audience, it is nearly impossible to be effective storytellers to them. How can you fine-tune your own consumer insights? The same goes for consumers.

5 quotes that highlight the power of storytelling

PR Daily

Through compelling storytelling, brand managers can increase their organizations’ exposure, build relationships that lead to brand loyalty and gain the attention of journalists—without sending a pitch. Storytelling is about two things; it’s about character and plot.”—George

How to connect your content to an evolving consumer

PR Daily

In light of these facts, the basic tenets of good PR and journalism haven't changed, but the means of storytelling has. Cision’s State of the Media 2016 Report launched earlier this month, and it gives a striking picture of today’s current media landscape.

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. This tendency is what fuels effective brand storytelling and content marketing.

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?

Storytelling Returns to Marketing

David PR Group

I have been noodling over this topic for a while but a couple pieces of communications caught my attention in the past week which are prime examples of the power of storytelling. Have you seen examples of great storytelling lately?

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.

Nick Cicero Unlocks Snapchat Storytelling Secrets and Strategies

Social PR Chat

As social media platforms tend to have peak years of growth, Snapchat is now beginning to take off in many age groups and for purposes other than just personal storytelling. Nick says that the analytics are all in the storytelling.

The Key to Storytelling for Startups: Avoid the “H” Word

Ishmael's Corner

But when the storytelling goes far beyond reality, the startup ends up in the hype zone. consumers. When a startup does get the product right, it should embrace storytelling in its communications with the fervor of a gospel choir.

5 ways to create extraordinary consumer experiences on LinkedIn

PR Daily

In a time when consumer attention is the ultimate commodity, maximizing each social media channel to create memorable experiences has become a powerful strategy. Jessica Gioglio is Director of Strategy at Sprinklr and co-author of " The Power of Visual Storytelling.".

Pedal-powered Storytelling

Waxing UnLyrical

What struck me about this was the reversal of the storytelling dynamic , and the ongoing willingness of Rapha to put the brand in the hands of its consumers and community – a point highlighted by Brian Solis in his recent interview with Ford’s Jim Farley. Pedal-powered Storytelling.

Guest Post: 4 #PR Trends to Look Out for in 2018

PR Expanded

Storytelling will become more creative. Today there are a plethora of niche outlets that strive to receive business and consumer attention. In 2018, we will see the rise of more storytelling. A Guest Post by Emma Ingram, Student, American University.

How Amazon Uses Brand Storytelling to Inspire Investment

Beyond PR

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. That storytelling is one reason why Amazon has been able to survive market crashes and make risky bets.

5 tools to help PR pros measure storytelling efforts

PR Daily

PR pros have embraced storytelling more than ever before. Though media relations and other PR strategies have always contained elements of storytelling, the rise of content marketing and brand journalism means communicators must craft tales that their audiences want to read if they want to stay relevant and gain public favor. However, like many traditional PR strategies, measuring the impact and success of storytelling campaigns can seem an insurmountable task.

3 ways to turn online reviews into storytelling gold

PR Daily

According to BrightLocal's 2015 Local Consumer Review Survey , 80 percent of people trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations. Here are three ways communications pros can use positive reviews for storytelling: 1. Reviews influence action. Are you willing to eat at a restaurant with a one-star rating? What about getting a haircut from a two-star salon? It’s understandable if your answer is “no,” but ask yourself why.

Consumers, brands respond to Burger King's Halloween sandwich

PR Daily

RELATED: Master the art of storytelling and corporate communications at our intensive masterclass. ]. Most people will look at Burger King’s Halloween Whopper and its black bun and inherently know it’s a bad idea.

9 ways to boost your brand through online storytelling

PR Daily

RELATED: Tips to enhance your digital storytelling skills from Lockheed Martin, Chrysler/Fiat, Georgetown University and more. Social media has greatly equalized the ability for brand managers to get their message out to millions of consumers. Some platforms are great for storytelling.

Master Multimedia Storytelling With a Free E-Book!

Cision

From ancient cave drawings to photojournalism and broadcast TV, people have enjoyed visual stories for the speed at which people can consume the content and the emotion it elicits. To truly make an impact with your story, you need more than just words.

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

5 ways Zappos fosters a culture of storytelling

PR Daily

The word spread, and after a while, Zappos brand managers received enough tour requests from vendors and consumers that they made it an official process. This environment also affects customer service and how employees share consumer stories.

How to connect to your audience with storytelling

PR Daily

The answer: storytelling. Join Justina Chen, one of Ragan’s highest-rated speakers, in Chicago on July 23 for our Storytelling for Communicators Workshop and learn how to integrate this crucial technique into your skill set.

What to make of the ‘Consumer Brand Attitudes’ index

PR Daily

It all goes back to garnering media attention and attracting consumers. CONFERENCE: Learn to engage your employees with storytelling that turns heads. There isn’t a formula for great storytelling. Doing that presents an opportunity to change consumer behavior.

How’s the Storytelling in the Facebook Page from North Korea’s Airline, Air Koryo?

Ishmael's Corner

For consumer companies, Facebook offers one of the easiest platforms for brand storytelling. Before I judge Air Koryo too harshly for its visual storytelling, it’s worth looking at a how a couple of the better airlines handle their Facebook pages.

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.

5 websites that will sharpen your storytelling

PR Daily

One of the many hats PR engineers wear is storyteller. How do we stay up to date with the latest industry ideas on persuasive storytelling. You may not have time to read every article, but you'll do great if what you consume gives you one or two takeaways a week. Here are five sites that'll sharpen your storytelling: 1. CONFERENCE: Join us McDonald's headquarters to learn how to use storytelling to drive employee and customer engagement. ].

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

Beyond PR

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?

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Captivate Consumers in the Age of Distraction: Ideas for Brands

Beyond PR

After surveying 2,000 adults to test their attention spans, Microsoft found that technology, social media, and the large volume of media people consume daily is linked to their inability to focus for extended periods of time. Consumers, too, love to be pleasantly surprised.

Creative Headlines Will Drive PR SEO & Success in 2017

Cision

We witness this proliferating with very young consumer-facing companies on platforms that include Instagram and Snap, to almost immediate success. The local, national and global consumer currently expects to be communicated with, on a multi-level, always updated stream of relevant news, all attainable through SEO. As cited by recent Nieman Lab research published in PR Daily , headlines matter more when readers consume more content.

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4 ways marketers can attract new consumers

PR Daily

This younger generation of consumers is continuing to cause a massive shift in the market across all industries and sectors. That's why this ice cream company wanted to cast off its stuffy, traditional image and connect with millennials over craftsmanship and storytelling.

Sending and Formatting Your Email

ReimaginePR

Writing an email can be hard and time-consuming, particularly if the person on the receiving end is someone whom you’re hoping to make a favorable impression with. Blog brand storytelling email PR Advice Reimagine PR social media

The Power of Storytelling: Plotting The Future of Media

Flatiron Communications

The two-day conference was aptly titled “The Power of Storytelling: Plotting the Future of Media.” The Flack #PaleyIC JOurnalism Media STorytelling The Paley Center for Media William S.

Authenticity: You Can’t Fake It

ReimaginePR

See, when we sense a discrepancy in the stories we hear or read, we’re really raising a mental red flag about the storyteller, not just about the story being told. In today’s crowded marketplace, consumers just don’t have time for inauthenticity.

Six Tips for the World’s Most Underrated Social Media Platform

Ishmael's Corner

We are fans of SlideShare as a platform for business storytelling. While consumer brands use SlideShare, its marriage of in-depth content and social make it a natural for B2B companies. The visual storytelling drives a SlideShare, consumed by one individual at a time.

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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. From legacy videos and anniversary books to corporate birthday events and digital archives, what follows are five ways smart brands have leveraged their company histories in brand storytelling.