Create shareable content: 5 Hollywood storytelling tips

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Emotional storytelling is the best way to truly connect with your audiences,” says Brandon Daniels, currently a motor oils product manager at Marathon Petroleum. So we always made sure to apply Hollywood storytelling norms when we created our best videos.”.

Engaging employees during extraordinary times

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In recent weeks, the business world has been upended by COVID-19, many workers have become remote employees overnight and other industries have struggled to stay afloat. They share stories from employees who are meeting unprecedented challenges with optimism and vigor.

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Guidance for managing employee relations during COVID-19

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A lawyer shares advice for engaging employees and protecting your business during these difficult days. When crisis strikes, such as a pandemic, the most important thing employers can do is to plan for employee and customer safety and operational continuity.

Ragan survey: Brand storytelling increases in importance

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Brand storytelling has dramatically increased in both importance and volume over the last three months, likely driven by the communications urgency of the pandemic and associated crises of 2020. Most of the respondents—just more than 40%—come from large companies with 500 or more employees.

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How Talcott Resolution keeps employees engaged virtually

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Regardless of industry, most companies have been grappling with one question since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic; how do we keep employees engaged virtually? The virtual events we hosted during 2020 were impactful and meaningful to employees.

How are brands defining employee experience in core values statements?

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The COVID-19 crisis has led many to claim that 2021 is the year of empathy and the employee experience is under more scrutiny than ever. Yet, is the pivot to place employees at the center of the organization being reflected in publicly available messages about company core values?

Storytelling vital to earning employee trust, says journalist Soledad O’Brien

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Learn from ‘struggling’ media outlets, and focus on storytelling, trust and transparency if you want to engage colleagues, the award-winning reporter advises at IABC’s World Conference. Without trust, even deft storytelling will fail. Employees “want to associate themselves with an organization they trust,” she said. RELATED: Inspire your employees to do their best work by joining us at Facebook HQ. ]. Employees want to know why things are happening.

6 storytelling lessons from the ‘NBA Bubble’

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Besides being a fantastic personal branding move, Thybulle’s YouTube channel can provide PR and marketing pros several video storytelling takeaways. Show off your employees. The post 6 storytelling lessons from the ‘NBA Bubble’ appeared first on PR Daily.

The importance of solid messaging and storytelling

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Even if they don’t agree with it, it should help reduce negative reactions from employees who feel they’ve been caught unawares. Almost everyone’s being asked the same stuff: How are you protecting employees? Looking for more insights on brand storytelling and content marketing?

What the data says about accelerating change for Black employee experiences

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In the past six months, several research studies have benchmarked employee attitudes and recommended how companies can better support diverse employees and improve structural racism, both within organizations and society. Entry-level jobs are a revolving door for Black employees.

5 ways Microsoft’s chief storyteller makes content more human

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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 Here five ways you can breathe life into your storytelling efforts: 1. To excel at human storytelling, you must focus on the people at the heart of your content.

Chief empathy officers; Managing media requests; Employee burnout; and more

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Employees say that even when leaders push for employees to take time for themselves, sometimes teams won’t follow the directive. As you settle in for the long haul, consider employees’ needs. Here’s a hint: It’s all about your employees.

5 tactics to sidestep common storytelling pitfalls

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At a time when we have more data than we can possibly use and people connect on social media platforms, storytelling is an ideal tool for PR and marketing. When considerations collide, storytelling suffers. A dry chronology will bore readers to tears—if they read the piece at all.

Sallie Mae employees at the heart of scholarship fundraising efforts

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The program also provides a meaningful way for Sallie Mae’s 2,000 employees to get involved at the ground level and contribute to the mission by raising funds for the scholarship program. Not only did employees help raise funds for the scholarships, they were part of a surprise reveal.

How To Beat Five PR Storytelling Roadblocks

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At a time when we have more data than we can possibly use and people connect on social platforms, storytelling is an ideal tool for PR and marketing. When considerations collide, storytelling suffers. There’s a real tendency to sugarcoat anything negative or embarrassing when it comes to business storytelling. The most interesting and authentic heroes could be a low-level employee in an organization, or the customer.

Report: How investing in employees bolsters the bottom line

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According to a new report from Accenture , just 35% of C-suite leaders before the pandemic saw themselves as being responsible for the well-being of employees and holistically supporting their needs. In short, employee trust will come at a premium for organizations after the global pandemic. Accenture offers a new model for thinking about the well-being of employees that it calls “Net Better Off.”. Listen to what frontline employees say they need.

Instacart, Amazon employees strike over COVID-19, Macy’s furloughs employees, and Google thanks health care workers in video

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Here are today’s top stories: Instacart and Amazon employees strike for COVID-19 protections. Why it’s important: In a time when most communicators, both internal and external, are struggling to keep up with crisis responses, don’t forget the importance of employee communications.

How the pandemic is revealing the indispensable value of employee communication

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Like all crises affecting companies, the COVID-19 emergency brought employee communication to the forefront — this time even more than usual. With physical distancing being enforced worldwide, employee communication became the primary way to promote closeness between people in organizations.

Are your employees telling the truth in surveys?

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When you solicit employees’ opinions in pulse polls on the little things—such as the appliances in the lunchroom—they are more likely to take you seriously on the big questions about whether they have the tools and management support they need.

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Sellafield storyteller turns whistleblower: “toxic materials and toxic culture”

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I had spoken to employees who had trusted me with their experiences of mental health breakdown and then had to suck it up as human resources cherry-picked the case studies which painted the company in the best light.

How Arch’s affinity groups are fueling employee engagement and forging deeper connections

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Lanita Goins shares a trove of insights on how ERGs can help shape more authentic corporate storytelling. Every organization is a storytelling mine. You must consider the totality of the African diaspora, since not all Black employees identify as “African American.”.

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

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Today, employees were happy, customers were plentiful, and earnings followed suit. Like many in PR, I’ve had debated many times over the years, and the reason is that storytelling works. 1) What is storytelling? 2) Why storytelling works: The Angel’s Cocktail.

How to generate authentic brand advocacy from your employees

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More and more employers recognize the power of employee advocacy on social media. They’ve learned that employees offer an authentic and cost-effective way to spread company PR and marketing messages. Employees are widely available and can both defend and promote their organization. Many companies offer employees incentives—such as prize drawings, company logo items, extra time off or cash—to promote the brand’s message on their personal social media accounts.

How to engage anxious employees and forge a fresh culture amid COVID-19

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FREE GUIDE: 3 Proven Ways to Communicate with Employees During COVID-19 ]. As we all struggle to navigate new routines and virtual workdays, it’s imperative for communicators to formulate strategies that align with the reality of what employees are experiencing.

5 crucial elements of brand storytelling

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The brand storytelling process. Jay Baer has the best example of brand storytelling I’ve seen: The very best way to create your organization’s story is to have your customers and employees do the work for you. He told me he just could not focus on brand storytelling as part of his marketing efforts. Then I learned that his employees are not only without sight, but they do things 99% of the population does not. Five parts of brand storytelling.

Astellas Pharma’s strong employee culture an antidote to the current crisis

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As vice president of communications for Astellas US, Moyra Knight’s team is helping to get the word out to employees, plus the patients, partners and other stakeholders, that Astellas is committed to their health and safety. The company’s vice president of U.S.

What Does “Storytelling” Mean to You? 105 Answers from Communicators

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Storytelling is a powerful means of persuasion; it can be both a strategy, as in an overall narrative but it also can be a tactic, like using vignettes; here’s what a recent survey found. The idea of “ storytelling ” was even stranger. I’m a believer in storytelling.

Why you should address the coronavirus with employees

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Even if companies don’t think they’re directly affected by coronavirus, the disease making national headlines is probably on their employees’ minds. Employees are a company’s No. Consider making travel optional if employees are uncomfortable.

Boyd Gaming lays off 2,500 employees, Apple asks retail employees to WFH, and earned media drives 88% of consumers to websites

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Here are today’s top stories: Boyd Gaming lays off 2,500 employees. The company, which owns and operates 10 casinos in Las Vegas, announced job cuts affecting at least 25% of its workforce—or roughly 2,500 employees. Apple persuades retail employees to WFH.

Share your internal storytelling prowess

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Submit your best internal content, campaigns and intranets to Ragan’s Employee Communications Awards. The post Share your internal storytelling prowess appeared first on PR Daily. Don’t miss the Oct. 4 deadline. Ragan Awards

Shake Shack returns $10M loan, P&G embraces marketing during COVID-19, and grocery employees get asked to wear masks

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Why it matters: The current crisis is making executives and communicators scramble to reassemble a new playbook as they engage both employees and consumers and safeguard their brand reputation. Kroger, Walmart and Sam’s Club are asking employees to wear masks to stop the spread of COVID-19.

5 ways to infuse emotion into your storytelling

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So says Miri Rodriguez, Microsoft storyteller and keynoter at Ragan’s “Brand Storytelling and Content Marketing Conference” at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. “AI Storytelling isn’t opinions, data, facts or assertions,” says Rodriguez. “It’s Storytelling requires empathy, but it’s not always a primary attribute among content creators. “I At Microsoft, for example, we constantly ‘hit pause’ and ‘zoom out’ with employees by allowing them to express themselves.

At ServiceNow, every communicator is a storyteller

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Lest you doubt the importance of storytelling at the cloud computing company ServiceNow , a staffing priority gives away the game. Every member of the communication team is a storyteller, says Emily Russel, head of the employee communications and engagement team. Storytelling is woven through all the company’s communications, both internal and external. The heart of everything we do is around storytelling,” Russel says. “It’s Empathy as a storytelling tool.

4 storytelling lessons from 100 years of ‘The Hilton Effect’

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The hotel chain celebrated a century of business growth by shining a spotlight and crafting content around its biggest champions: Its employees and customers. As they define it, “The Hilton Effect is the impact that Hilton has had and continues to have on travelers, the travel industry, its employees and communities around the world.”. The whitepaper turned into an entire campaign full of stories and content—many of which provide lessons in storytelling excellence.

Share your internal storytelling prowess

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Submit your best internal content, campaigns and intranets to Ragan’s Employee Communications Awards. The post Share your internal storytelling prowess appeared first on PR Daily. Don’t miss the Oct. 4 deadline. Ragan Awards

Adding storytelling to technology in developing ‘Innovation Relations’

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77% of employees are more loyal to innovative companies. The post Adding storytelling to technology in developing ‘Innovation Relations’ appeared first on PR Daily. How We Did It Marketing PR Industry Research Storytelling

The 2021 Employee Communications Priority: Promoting Covid-19 Vaccinations

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Convincing employees to accept Covid-19 vaccinations may become the most critical internal communications task of 2021. Only a determined internal communications effort, done in concert with HR and company leadership, can persuade the majority of employees to accept the vaccine.

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

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Public transit use is a key concern for many organizations’ leaders as they try to chart a way back to the office for their employees. Google Maps could be an essential resource for helping your employees find safe ways to return to work in the coming months.

Survey: Measurement, storytelling cited as top weaknesses

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Drew Keller , a video consultant and storyteller, says the struggle to make boring content interesting is a common problem. Reaching non-desk employees: 43%. The post Survey: Measurement, storytelling cited as top weaknesses appeared first on PR Daily. Content Marketing Measurement Storytelling PR surveyFrom PR pros to internal communicators, tracking one’s impact is a top concern. Most also struggle to make boring stories interesting.

Zoom chief focuses on winning back trust, Hobby Lobby closes and furloughs most employees, and Apple makes COVID-19 face shields

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VIRTUAL EVENT: Keep employees informed, engaged and inspired ]. Until then, we pray for those affected by the virus, protection for the health care professionals caring for the sick, economic security for all impacted businesses and employees, and wisdom for our leaders.