5 Essential Elements Of Powerful Brand Storytelling
Brand storytelling has become an essential part of an effective marketing strategy. So, what is brand storytelling, and why is it so important? Storytelling is not intended to be a “selling” tool. It’s a method of building strong relationships with your customers and a thriving community of loyalists over time. A good story can tell
The Importance of Great Storytelling In Your Web Design
Another in our “Great Articles You may have missed” series. In this article, John Jantsch reminds us that no website can be complete without great storytelling. Your Website must tell a story Your website is the hub of your online presence – period. (Well, maybe that’s not exactly true from you right now, but it
How To Convey Purpose Through Brand Storytelling
Today’s consumers aren’t just passively buying from brands. They view their purchases as extensions of their identity and values. What this means for marketers is that effective marketing can’t just be about promoting a product for its sole use or benefits anymore. Successful marketing needs to be able to create a purpose, a community and
3 Social Media Pet Peeves You Need To Avoid!
Pet peeves. You know, those “little” things that end up annoying you like nothing else? Even to the point where you feel like screaming or banging your head against a wall? Of course you know what I’m talking about, because we all have a pet peeve…or more than one. Or many of them. One of
Who Controls Your Narrative?
Who controls your narrative? Odd question to ask a business, I agree. Yet most business owners would say that either they or their CEO is the voice of their company. It is true that up to 10 years ago, business owners controlled their own story. They controlled the image of their business and could
Brand Journalism versus Brand Storytelling
By Andrew Hutchinson I read an interview with author Arnold Zable recently in which he discussed his work in championing causes through his writing, most notably asylum seekers. Zable talked about the power of storytelling in such efforts, saying that ‘story is a very beautiful way to lead people somewhere else’. Zable noted that more
Activate Your Brand With Participatory Storytelling
By Michael Brito Advocacy happens when customers or employees talk favorably about a brand or defend it without being asked to do so. They love the brand, what it stands for and how it makes them feel. They are all influential too. It doesn’t matter what their Klout scores is or how many followers they
5 Story Secrets For Content Creators: Standing Out From The Crowd
Creating and sharing stories in your content strategy is critical for business success. And you will find lots of articles on the web about how to craft stories. There are plenty that will focus on story structures, story elements, and story diagrams. None of this will guarantee that you’ll actually create a compelling story, however.
7 Best Posts on Creating Content for Emotional Engagement
Here’s the bottom line: if your content does not engage your reader emotionally, their connection to you is puny. Their ability to remember you vanishes. Your value to them is lost. No no, don’t go down that road! Yet it happens too easily. Any content you create needs to connect and emotionally engage your audience
How to Find + Tell Awesome Customer Stories
Want to grow your business? Then share your customer stories. Yet one of the greatest difficulties entrepreneurs, nonprofits, and large corporations have is collecting their customer stories. Not only do many organizations resist talking with their customers (I might hear something I don’t like), it requires time and feels complicated to actually get done. But
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