“A place is only as good as the people you know in it. It's the people that make the place.” -Pittacus Lore. The same can be said about context within a story. Without context your story could lose its meaning, fall on deaf ears or be misinterpreted. It's the context that brings a story to life.
Telling a brand story is like telling a love story. It's the most powerful digital marketing tool any organization has, and it’s particularly powerful for purpose-driven brands, where the tangible goal is more than just making a profit.
Every Super Commercial you watch this Sunday came with a price tag of five million dollars. The same amount that GoPro will grant in cash prizes this year to its fandom of content creators in the GoPro Awards. The former represents the behemoth of traditional advertising, and the latter is arguably the future. Super Bowl Ads tell :30 to :60 stories that make an immediate impression and the GoPro Awards start stories that last a lifetime. One is an expense and the other is an investment.
For a long time, it was believed that people make decisions rationally, while the importance of emotions was not recognised . Nowadays, we understand that people tend to make decisions based mostly on their emotions and positive and negative affect.
This is a huge opportunity for businesses both small and large to jump in and find new ways to expand their social media footprint. But how? How important is it to use visuals in social media? And what are the best ways to use it?
Who doesn't love hearing a juicy story? Whether sitting around a crackling campfire, listening to a horror story, or even just a phone call with a friend venting to you about that bad date last week. We all love listening to a great story, one that both captivates and holds us speechless for a moment in time.
Do you ever feel like your message gets lost in translation? You're not alone. I once tried to explain transmedia storytelling to my brother-in-law and his head started to spin. Not literally of course, but his ultimate response was, "Bree, you sound like a nuclear scientist." Stories are the anchor we use to keep people from drifting away and it's a proven technique that comes with great benefits.
Whether marketers like it or not, social media has managed to create a revolution in the way companies market their offerings. This has put the customer more in control in terms of viewing content and sharing it. Plus, this has also caused a major shift in the consumer-marketer relationship,...