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

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

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The whitepaper turned into an entire campaign full of stories and content—many of which provide lessons in storytelling excellence. If you want storytelling efforts that carry emotion, shine a spotlight on your employees and drop the corporate speak.

The “F Word” in Storytelling and Business

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6 ways to up your storytelling game

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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.

7 Ways PR People Can Support Journalism

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What’s more alarming are indications that journalism is under siege for its role in democracy. Beyond our own consumption, now is a great time to support the types of journalism that are under the most pressure — local news reporting and investigative journalism.

Bloomberg Joins the Flawed Dot-connecting Discourse Between Journalism and PR

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How Data-Driven Storytelling Drives PR

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No one should underestimate the power of data for storytelling. Whatever the case, B2B and technology-based businesses are in an excellent position to use data-driven storytelling as part of a PR strategy. Data-driven journalism is the future.

Brand journalism positions biotech leader

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The Norwegian woman suffers from alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, a rare disease that makes breathing feel like sucking in air through a coffee stirrer, CSL Behring—a biotechnology company—reports in its brand journalism site Vita. You think you’re getting strong with those visits to the gym?

4 Brands Running Successful Brand Journalism Programs

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For your brand’s content to be successful, you need to implement brand journalism. Through a combination of journalistic storytelling and brand strategy, brand journalism spreads awareness of your brand and influences purchasing decisions.

Using Snapchat for storytelling is a brand journalism win

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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 the Hell Does the PR Guy Know About Journalism (Take 3)

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The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. I enjoy studying journalism. When it comes to business communications, journalists are the masters at storytelling. Techniques For Effective Business Communications.

3 Rewards to Reap From Brand Journalism

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The answer is brand journalism. Brand journalism combines journalistic storytelling tactics with brand strategy to engage audiences and increase brand reputation. So what will your brand get out of brand journalism?

How Does a B2B Customer Story Crack The Wall Street Journal?

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The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. The post How Does a B2B Customer Story Crack The Wall Street Journal? appeared first on Ishmael's Corner ~ Storytelling Techniques For Business Communications. Techniques For Effective Business Communications. Virtually every national and global company desires coverage in the business media.

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Hospital draws readers with rich storytelling, brand journalism

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That's why the Atlanta-based Shepherd Center has used a content strategy based in rich storytelling from its newsroom to catch the attention of new media outlets. The newsroom is the center of the hospital's storytelling through articles, photos and videos.

Scientific Study Correlates Storytelling to Gender-specific Outcomes

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The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. I’ve been thinking about The Wall Street Journal article, “Why Good Storytellers Are Happier in Life and Love.” The story cites new research from the Journal of Personal Relationships — when my wife says I subscribe to everything, I now have a credible retort — that shows women find men who are good storytellers more.more.

A Colorado university’s robust storytelling turns heads

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Metropolitan State University of Denver’s brand journalism approach is engaging readers, grabbing attention and winning awards. Campus communication might not be a high-profile beat, but storytelling gold awaits those who dig beyond the often-prosaic crust of academia.

CUNY Meetup Showcases Journalism Startups

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Some journalism startups aim to breathe fresh life into storytelling, and we might learn a thing or two that has applications for PR and content marketing. That is why I enjoyed the demo night at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism early this week.

The Rise of “Gotcha!” Reporting and Fall of Journalism

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Some reporters have this method down so well it has become their only form of storytelling. Reporting and Fall of Journalism appeared first on LTPR. There is an unsettling trend of reporters chasing down officials and shoving microphones in their faces.

Once Upon a Time…3 Keys to Good PR Storytelling

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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.

Free White Paper! Build a Brand Journalism Program

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The key is brand journalism, a subtle form of storytelling that benefits both your brand and your audience. Through brand journalism, you can strengthen your reputation, attract the attention of your audience and influence their purchasing decisions.

Essential questions to ask about brand journalism

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If you take the plunge into brand journalism, you’re committing to a fundamental change in the way you plan, produce and deliver content. Vibrant, creative storytelling is a lot more fun than churning out bland press releases, drab copy and mind-numbing white papers.

4 reasons to take the plunge into brand journalism

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No one knows for sure, though brand journalism seems likely to stand the test of time. Great storytelling never goes out of style, after all. Launching a brand journalism initiative is no simple undertaking, however. Brand journalism puts the PR power into your own hands.

Content marketing and brand journalism best practices

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You need content marketing and brand journalism. Push your organization past competitors to the top of your field with takeaways from the Brand Journalism and Content Marketing Summit, Nov. Shift storytelling from being all about you to being all about your customers.

7 reasons to love brand journalism

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Brand journalism can be a valuable tool to help public relations professionals achieve their goals. Brand journalism gives you the ability to tell the story in your brand’s own words. The foundation of brand journalism is built on storytelling in a journalistic style.

7 ways to sell your leaders on brand journalism

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to determine where to deploy crews and equipment, Duke Energy reported on its brand journalism site. That’s why so many organizations have gone all in on brand journalism. Brand journalism is not a product pitch,” he says. “It Brand journalism fills a void in business coverage.

Without Tension, there is No Storytelling

Sword and the Script

It is a story,” according to a Storytelling Guide by Nasdaq Media Intelligence. The paper, which is quick and easy primer on storytelling, defines a story as “a character in pursuit of a goal in the face of some challenge or obstacle.”. PR brand journalism storytelling

Contrast, a Poor Man’s Failure in PR Storytelling

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Just Like Bad PR, There’s Bad Journalism Out There

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Which brings me to a recent episode of bad journalism, a USA Today feature with the headline, “7 Companies Outspend Apple on Innovation,” by Matt Krantz. To USA Today’s credit, the premise of the headline offers the promise of contrarian storytelling.

Airport’s brand journalism news service takes flight

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From a reputational viewpoint, it might seem risky for Pittsburgh International Airport’s Blue Sky brand journalism news service to newsjack other organizations’ crises. RELATED: Join us for our Brand Storytelling & Content Marketing Conference at Disneyland. ].

Brand journalism is the new PR

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Think your company’s communications doesn’t need journalism? Brand journalism will make you think again. Join us in these cities and learn how to combine lively storytelling and your organization’s voice to form brand journalism: January 22 - Charlotte, NC.

Storytelling, PR, and Measurement

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Currently, PR professionals are still in love with the concept of “storytelling.” The problem with storytelling as a vehicle for engagement, and more importantly message placement, is that if everyone is following the same model, it all becomes noise again.

Native Advertising Isn’t the Only Paid Content Blurring the Line of Journalism

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The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. Earlier this month the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) again reminded publishers that dressing up ads as journalism calls for clear labeling on the product. The post Native Advertising Isn’t the Only Paid Content Blurring the Line of Journalism appeared first on Storytelling Techniques For Effective Business Communications.

The Top 10 Storytelling Posts for 2016

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The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. The post The Top 10 Storytelling Posts for 2016 appeared first on Ishmael's Corner ~ Storytelling Techniques For Business Communications. Techniques For Effective Business Communications. If there were ever a year that proved life is better than fiction, it was 2016. As always, subjectivity rules my curation of the best posts of the year.

Visual Storytelling, Online Radio and SEO Media Covers Storytelling

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Visual Storytelling from VentureBeat. I’ve had a good bit of success working him into our storytelling workshops. (h/t SEO and Storytelling — a Dynamic Duo. I’m noticing that the media properties focused on the SEO community are getting that old time storytelling religion.

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Publications Continue to Characterize Brand Journalism as “The Devil Wears a Keyboard.”

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With the story “ The Invasion of Corporate News , The Financial Times became the latest publication to skewer brand journalism. I suppose the FT figured a headline along the lines of “You’re Too Stupid to Figure Out Journalism from Propaganda” might alienate readers.

How Does a B2B Customer Story Crack The Wall Street Journal?

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The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. The post How Does a B2B Customer Story Crack The Wall Street Journal? appeared first on Ishmael's Corner ~ Storytelling Techniques For Business Communications. Techniques For Effective Business Communications. Virtually every national and global company desires coverage in the business media.

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Flawed Dot Connecting from Washington Post Correlates Rise of PR to the Fall of Journalism

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At some point, it became fashionable for these “poor me” stories to blame the PR industry for journalism’s shrinking job pool. The best non-fiction storytelling on the planet comes from journalists. Will the world of journalism be like the “good ole days” ever again?

Similar to PR, Journalism Comes in Different Grades

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The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. The post Similar to PR, Journalism Comes in Different Grades appeared first on Ishmael's Corner ~ Storytelling Techniques For Business Communications. Techniques For Effective Business Communications. The Bureau of Labor Statistics puts the number of people working in PR at 218,910 (as of May 2015). Some of these folks are extraordinary. Others communicate with the finesse of a carnival barker.

What Happens to Journalism When It’s All About the “Bass”

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The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. A “turn-the-crank” mentality to generate a relentless stream of articles shapes journalism at many media properties. Bad Stuff Journalism bad Journalism Business Insider click bait click journalism social shares

Native Advertising: Where Content Marketing and Journalism Overlap

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From where Melanie sits, native advertising is at the cross-section of advertising and journalistic storytelling. The emergence of native advertising on editorial sites is giving birth to a new discipline that combines marketing and journalism. This is a guest post by Bernie Borges.