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Consumer Storytelling on Facebook: An Untapped Branding Opportunity

Consumer Storytelling on Facebook: An Untapped Branding Opportunity | Current Updates | Scoop.it
Do people still care about longer-form blog posts and narratives to tell stories in the era of Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter? The answer is yes.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, December 21, 2012 6:10 PM

Hooray! Social media storytelling is not limited to 140 characters or short quips. 


This article discusses how popular 1,000+ word stories are on Facebook and how important the stories your customers share will be in 2013.


Story on!


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling atwww.scoop.it/t/just-story-it

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The Power of Sequenced Content & Social Media for B2B Lead Generation -- Think Stories!

The Power of Sequenced Content & Social Media for B2B Lead Generation -- Think Stories! | Current Updates | Scoop.it
As a business journalist, I looked forward to information from a handful of specific sources each quarter. In fact, my quarterly e-commerce reports would wait

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, December 14, 2012 5:46 PM

Yeah -- what a great reminder! Craft your biz stories as sequenced content!


Better yet, plan a content campaign of sequential articles with a narrative arc.


Or serialize a narrative over several posts!


That is where my mind went after reading this article. Now the author here is really just talking about creating a series of posts over time all on the same topic that work together.


But my storytelling mind said "Woah! There is a lot more here that could be done." 


So this article presents a great idea -- but doesn't go quite far enough for all us biz storytellers. Yet it is still worth curating and reading because of all the tips and points it does make.


Dig in (it's not long), get the interesting stats showing how sequenced content gets results, and start connecting the stories together in a series of articles/blog posts, etc!


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling atwww.scoop.it/t/just-story-it

Karen Dietz's comment, December 15, 2012 1:52 PM
Thank you Beth for re-scooping this! And LOL, I see we both scooped the local stories piece from NPR. Great minds think alike!
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How to Keep Your Audience Interested by Writing Long-Term Story Arcs

How to Keep Your Audience Interested by Writing Long-Term Story Arcs | Current Updates | Scoop.it
You know it, I know it, and even if you're as cynical as I am about shiny marketing fads, you probably realize that our lives ultimately revolve around stor

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, December 16, 2012 7:36 PM

This article goes hand-in-hand with another post I curated a few days about about sequencing content.


The author here, Georgina Laidlaw, talks about creating long-term story arcs for your content.


Yes! Great idea! Basically, Laidlaw talks about how a story arc works, and then how to generate content along a story arc over a period of time. Think a long period of time.


She also gives plenty of examples and links to other articles. So there are lots of resources here to dig into.


Laidlaw also mentions how to leverage this kind of content with cross-promotion and spin-offs -- which is different from sequencing stories. Between the two articles I've curated there is lots of food for thought.


As we all get ready for 2013, planning your content around long-term story arcs, along with sequencing your stories will help drive engagement.

Margaret Doyle's curator insight, December 17, 2012 5:45 PM

I've been telling my clients this for a long time, nicely explained here why the long story format works in digital media and why it's important to invest in it. 

Karen Dietz's comment, January 16, 2013 1:15 PM
I agree Margaret! Long form storytelling definitely has a place in the marketing/storytelling mix. My apologies for not responding sooner! I didn't receive a notice about your comment. Have a great day.
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Distill Your Message to as Few Words as Possible | Inc

Distill Your Message to as Few Words as Possible | Inc | Current Updates | Scoop.it
Your customers are constantly being bombarded with new information. Simplicity has never been more powerful.

 

[Sage advice ~ Jeff]


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Karen Dietz's curator insight, November 28, 2012 6:00 PM

I love this piece! Thank you fellow curator Jeff Domansky @PR Coach for finding and sharing this. 


Why do I like it so much? Because even with biz stories we often get too wordy, complicated, and detailed.


So this article is a reminder to Keep It Simple Sweetie (KISS). Here's what the author, Jim Hoffman says at the end of the article: "There is an elegance in simplicity.  Simplicity does not mean removing features, benefits, or services from your product.  It means distilling what's most important about those features, and explaining them in the fewest words possible.  Go ahead, write yours down, and get busy crossing things out." 


That's the essence of great biz storytelling -- finding your key message / most pimportant point that is short, sweet and to the the point. Once you have your key message, extraneous details fall away and you are left with a crisp elegant story.


Read more about how to go for simplicity.


Link to the original article: http://www.inc.com/jeff-hoffman/distill-your-company-message-to-as-few-words-as-possible.html 


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it