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Leadership, Learning, Open Source, Social Web... resources for the 21st Century Business
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Rescooped by Amy Ragsdale from Just Story It! Biz Storytelling!

How to Keep Your Audience Interested by Writing Long-Term Story Arcs

How to Keep Your Audience Interested by Writing Long-Term Story Arcs | Building the Digital Business |
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

Via Karen Dietz
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.
Rescooped by Amy Ragsdale from Just Story It! Biz Storytelling!

7 Reasons Storytelling is Important for Branded Content

7 Reasons Storytelling is Important for Branded Content | Building the Digital Business |

Stories and the art of storytelling play a major role in content marketing today. Not all brands realize the importance of unearthing their core story and learning to tell stories in ways that endear new fans and motivate advocates. In case you need even more reason to learn to weave an effective narrative throughout your marketing efforts, here are seven reasons storytelling is important for branded content.

Thanks to fellow curator Giuseppe Mauriello for sending me this! It's perfect for a mid-week pick-me-up.

This post is quick and easy to digest -- because you can get all the messages by viewing the photos. What a great example of using visuals in a blog post to create easy to scan, more compelling and enjoyable content.

Have a delightful read and day!

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at ;

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Rescooped by Amy Ragsdale from Surviving Leadership Chaos!

Information Overload? Don't Panic!

Information Overload? Don't Panic! | Building the Digital Business |

Not a day goes by when I’m not asked about whether or not the social media bubble will finally burst. Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Foursquare, Pinterest, this all has to be too much right?


More often than not, I’m expected to assume the role of psychologist to either validate their digital existence or help individuals understand, and in some cases cope, with what is most often diagnosed as information overload.


This isn’t a new phenomenon by any means. The sensation of being overwhelmed by information has been linked to every media revolution. With every new innovation and the mass adoption of disruptive technology, the volume of information available to us grows exponentially.


With media now so pervasive and portable, information, of any focus, is available, on demand, and more importantly, resides in our hands to create and consume at will. We are, for better or for worse, always on. And this is both part of the problem and part of the solution for how we evolve as individuals and as an information society.

Via Guillaume Decugis, janlgordon, donhornsby
Beth Kanter's comment, January 24, 2012 10:49 AM
I reviewed the book, Information Diet,yesterday - it is excellent. He talks about curation as part of the solution, although it is framed as information literacy
Guillaume Decugis's comment, January 25, 2012 12:51 PM
Thanks for sharing Beth: will go check your review!