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?

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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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Bridging PR and Sales Through Storytelling

AirPR

When it comes to influential forces, there are few as powerful as storytelling. While many equate storytelling with entertainment (e.g. the concept of compelling storytelling is now front and center in nearly every business conversation. The business of storytelling […]. PR Education GrowthBeat PR PR education PR tips public relations sales sales tips stories storytellingmovies, television, novels, etc.),

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Effective Visual Storytelling

The Proactive Report

Content Marketing communicaiton content Internet Marketing Strategy Online PR storytelling visual

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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. The post Improve Brand Storytelling by Making Your Audience the Main Character appeared first on Cision. When it comes to marketing and branding, there’s a vast array of techniques to employ.

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5 sites that will sharpen your storytelling skills

AirPR

One of the many hats a PR Engineer wears is that of storytelling. Percolate PR public relations storytelling

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Building the Habit of Business Storytelling

Ishmael's Corner

The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. Many business professionals today accept storytelling as an effective means for communicating … in theory. The post Building the Habit of Business Storytelling appeared first on Ishmael's Corner ~ Storytelling Techniques For Business Communications. Techniques For Effective Business Communications.

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The “F Word” in Storytelling and Business

Ishmael's Corner

The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. The post The “F Word” in Storytelling and Business appeared first on Ishmael's Corner ~ Storytelling Techniques For Business Communications.

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Microsite Makes a Case for “Storytelling Techniques” in Business Communications

Ishmael's Corner

The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. Since conducting our first storytelling workshop in 2011, the honing of the material has been a never-ending process. The post Microsite Makes a Case for “Storytelling Techniques” in Business Communications appeared first on Ishmael's Corner ~ Storytelling Techniques For Business Communications. Techniques For Effective Business Communications.

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Storytelling: Why It’ll Always Be Important

AirPR

In regard to storytelling, English author Henry Green said, “The more you leave out, the more you highlight what you leave in.” Musings storytelling

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Guitar Center: Content Marketing and Storytelling at Their Best

Polaris

Check out Guitar Centre on YouTube and get ready to be totally blown away—and see some examples of content marketing and storytelling at their best. It’s no small feat.

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Storytelling at a Massive Scale

AirPR

Industry Insights & Trends Musings 3M Global PR Qualcomm Wireless Reach storytellingTelling an early-stage startup story is fairly easy… Co-founders Jane and John Smith raised $20 million for their AI-powered application that does X, Y, and Z. They employ a team of 50, have 1,000 customers, and have earned more than $2 million in revenue to date. You get the point — there’s a template of sorts for […].

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Do PR People Get Storytelling?

Ishmael's Corner

The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. Every PR agency with a pulse touts its storytelling chops. You half expect carnival barkers shouting, “Step into our tent, and we’ll show you how to tap the magic powers of storytelling to connect with the outside world, eat canapes at Davos and pal around with Anderson Cooper.” The post Do PR People Get Storytelling? Techniques For Effective Business Communications.

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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.

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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. To master storytelling is easier said than done—especially when tasked with unrealistic expectations and executives wonder why all content doesn’t magically “go viral.”.

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“The Big Short” Shows the Power of Storytelling in Communicating Complexity

Ishmael's Corner

The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. You see, he runs a management consultancy based in Australia that specializes in the use of storytelling in business. Techniques For Effective Business Communications. I’ve known Shawn Callahan for some time.

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Results Matter: How Storytelling Achieves Ultimate ROI

PRSay

Pulse of the Profession Business Media public relations storytelling strategyIt’s time to cut the jokes about public relations professionals and math. Today’s successful PR pros understand how to use measurement and analytics to tie their work to bottom-line business results such as new sales.

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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.

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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.

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Monday Roundup: Nonprofit Storytelling

Waxing UnLyrical

This week we help you get started with these nonprofit storytelling tips. 3 Tips for Inspiring Nonprofit Supporters Through Storytelling. INFOGRAPHIC: A Nonprofit Storytelling How-To. The 4 C’s of Nonprofit Storytelling. Four Classic Storylines for Nonprofit Storytelling.

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Data and Storytelling: PR’s Peanut Butter and Jelly

Waxing UnLyrical

I’ve been thinking a lot about when a whole is greater than the sum of its parts and I’ve decided to declare that the PR industry’s equivalent to PB&J is data and storytelling. PR pros are very familiar with the deliciousness of storytelling. Guest Post by Leta Soza.

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6 Resources That Will Make You a Better Storyteller

Waxing UnLyrical

Storytelling is a hot topic in the communications industry these days. Thankfully, there are resources that can make the process a little easier to make you a great storyteller. Pixar’s storytelling rules. What resources do you turn to for storytelling advice and inspiration?

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The True Value of Storytelling: Nail your Brand Narrative

Waxing UnLyrical

Why Storytelling is So Effective. Brand storytelling you allows you to connect with your audience by allowing them to see behind the scenes of your company, into the personalities and humans that really matter. Guinness is a brand who knows the power of emotional storytelling.

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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.

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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.

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Draw Me a Story: Six Storytelling Lessons From Cartooning

Waxing UnLyrical

Think of cartoons as storytelling, and you probably think of animation or graphic novels. And drawing them for eight years has taught me a ton about storytelling, helping me connect with audiences whenever I put down the stylus and put on my communicator’s hat.

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Words Can Underpin Visual Storytelling. Let Me Explain.

Ishmael's Corner

The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. The basis of visual storytelling can come from words. The post Words Can Underpin Visual Storytelling. appeared first on Ishmael's Corner ~ Storytelling Techniques For Business Communications. Techniques For Effective Business Communications. That’s right. I call these “word visuals.” They’re perfect for PR folks who can struggle with bringing a visual dimension to communications.

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6 storytelling lessons from superheroes

PR Daily

Use these lessons to suit up and power your storytelling efforts. Roughly 130,000 fans converged on San Diego on July 9-12 for Comic-Con.

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Execs Struggle with One of the Most Effective Storytelling Techniques

Ishmael's Corner

The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. Showing one’s humanity is a sure-fire way to bring a storytelling dimension to communications. The post Execs Struggle with One of the Most Effective Storytelling Techniques appeared first on Ishmael's Corner ~ Storytelling Techniques For Business Communications. Techniques For Effective Business Communications.

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Connecting Anecdotes to Storytelling in Business Communications

Ishmael's Corner

The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. I am a fan of the anecdote, one of the most underutilized storytelling techniques in business communications. The post Connecting Anecdotes to Storytelling in Business Communications appeared first on Ishmael's Corner ~ Storytelling Techniques For Business Communications. Techniques For Effective Business Communications.

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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.

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The Top 10 Storytelling Posts for 2016

Ishmael's Corner

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.

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Caine’s Arcade: How Powerful Storytelling Can Make a Difference

Polaris

Stories—and storytelling—are powerful. They help charities secure more donations, persuade juries in trials and sway opinions in politics and the boardroom.

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Hillary Clinton, a Cigar and the Power of Storytelling

Ishmael's Corner

The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. By Raf Stevens Storytelling is a powerful weapon. Executives who deploy storytelling efficiently are better able to convince their target audiences and achieve their business objectives.more.

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Adapting Strategies for Effective Storytelling in the Social Media Era

PRSay

The fusion of these groups truly mirrors the current state of the news making and storytelling industry as a whole. Story timelines have shifted from traditional long-lead or daily print opportunities to instantaneous news with the introduction of social as the go-to storytelling platform.

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SEO Welcomes Storytelling and PR to the “Family.”

Ishmael's Corner

The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. The post SEO Welcomes Storytelling and PR to the “Family.” appeared first on Ishmael's Corner ~ Storytelling Techniques For Business Communications.

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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?

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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.

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10 ways to use Twitter for storytelling

PR Daily

This article was originally published on PR Daily in October 2014. 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.

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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. where we’ll be sharing more visual storytelling tips, tricks and resources. The post Triple Shot: Visual Storytelling Tools appeared first on prTini.

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