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Storytelling Done Right Can Do The Selling For You

Storytelling Done Right Can Do The Selling For You | Market to real people | Scoop.it
I selected this article from copyblogger because it delivers, it's simple, straightforward and right on the money!

 

Here's an excerpt:

 

"I believe a story can potentially carry the entire sale for your product, even if everything else is technically “wrong” in your ads

 

** no clear call to action

**lame bullets

**weak offer

 

For example:

 

"Nothing in the movie "Top Gun" told you to buy Maverick’s brand of sunglasses or join The US Navy. Yet, the movie “sold” both products to hordes of people.

 

**So, how do you apply this to your marketing?

 

1.  The personal story


This is one of the most common landing page stories.

 

**This one is simple — you just “walk” people (step-by-step) through a painful problem you went through and how you achieved the result your readers are looking for.

 

2. The historical story

 

**This kind of story is extremely persuasive, contains nothing even remotely resembling “hype,” and can persuade people to buy things they otherwise might ignore.

 

3. The “meet the guru” story


**This one is related to the personal story, but it’s got more “pop” due the built-in credibility it gives you.

 

**These suggestions have proven to produce results, he gives more examples......

 

Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Storytelling, Social Media and Beyond"

 

Read full article here:  [http://bit.ly/yVmlNV]


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How Brands Have Become Storytellers - The History of Content Marketing

How Brands Have Become Storytellers - The History of Content Marketing | Market to real people | Scoop.it
We are all publishers today, but that did not used to be the case. Here's an overview of the history of content marketing and how got here.

 

Content marketing and storytelling are becoming a larger part of the marketing organization in general.

 

**Content Marketing Institute and their colleagues are seeing an evolution of the marketing department transform itself into more of a publishing department.

 

Although this is not an easy transition and the pain has just begun, some larger brands have clearly made this transition.

 

**For example, Kelly Services now spends over 60% of their marketing budget on content creation and distribution activities. Even though Kelly’s VP of Thought Leadership Todd Wheatland (and Content Marketing World speaker) states that Kelly has been “doing content marketing for more than 10 years”

 

**many brands are still struggling with content marketing structure. Even though the barriers to entry are gone and we have all the opportunities in the world to develop valuable and compelling content

 

**the biggest corporate challenge is the creation of engaging content.

 

Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Storytelling, Social Media and Beyond"

 

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4 Exceptional Resources for Storytelling Inspiration

4 Exceptional Resources for Storytelling Inspiration | Market to real people | Scoop.it
Whether you attended the 2012 South by Southwest Interactive Conference or just followed attendees on Twitter, you know content, and content marketing in...

 

While stories vary widely across organizations—from product and brand stories to those based on customer and audience interests—the art and craft of storytelling must be honed regularly, especially in an era of consistently evolving technology. In that sense, nothing beats regular practice.

 

But not far behind is the act of consuming stories—that is, regularly reading, watching, and listening to the work of today’s best. For that, I’ve put together this list of exceptional storytelling resources content professionals should follow if you’re serious about finding and telling stories that have impact:

 

Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Storytelling, Social Media and Beyond"

 

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