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- Everyone - every company, organization has a story. Tell it, we all can learn and benefit from your story but be authentic, real
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Your Story is Your Brand - Empower Employees and Customer Advocates to Carry the Message

Your Story is Your Brand - Empower Employees and Customer Advocates to Carry the Message | Stories - an experience for your audience - | Scoop.it

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we need marketing, we need the people customers, employees, freinds. We need relationships. Relationships are build on authenticithy are build on feelings, truth. Not build on hollow frases you have to put in energy in relationships and honesty. Meeting people one way or the other 

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janlgordon's comment, September 7, 2013 3:50 PM
Jean Schiller - You're preaching to the choir, companies have all the social intelligence tools and technology to accomplish this. They need to be informed - investing in marketing is the old way of doing business. Investing in people to communicate your message is the new way.
Russ Merz, Ph.D.'s comment, September 7, 2013 8:38 PM
Scalability only works with very standardized and repeatable product/services. If you are a customized job shop the scalability of direct SME interaction is limited and ultimately a money losing proposition, unless you bill for it. Think about legal or medical practices where every interaction is likely to be unique.
janlgordon's comment, September 9, 2013 2:10 PM
Hans Heesterbeek I absolutely agree with you, thank you for your comment.
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How to Create More Powerful Content Marketing Stories

How to Create More Powerful Content Marketing Stories | Stories - an experience for your audience - | Scoop.it

These days, we hear a lot about the fact that content marketers need to be storytellers. Here are tips on how to create powerful content marketing stories.

 

I've curated this great video before from Chipotle, but it deserves another look. Not only did the company win awards and 7 million views for the video, they also took it a step further and told the story behind making the video. Good for them! Back stories are very powerful. Here's the link to the back story video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFlbGwAW7rw&feature=relmfu 

 

And I really like how the author Manya Chylinski talks about the functions stories serve, and how biz or branding stories can have many of these same functions, but with a twist. Your stories are more than entertainment -- they are your authentic voice. You share them to build loyalty, trust, engage with customers, and grow your business.

 

The author's tips are solid -- but nothing really new. So go watch the video again for a refresher example on effective brand storytelling and the other video as a back-story example!


Thank you fellow curator Giuseppe Mauriello @pinomauriello for finding and sharing this with us!

 

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


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Storytelling is the New Currency in Digital Marketing

Storytelling is the New Currency in Digital Marketing | Stories - an experience for your audience - | Scoop.it

This piece is from Evivio Blog - I selected this piece because today is the beginning of the Reinvention Summit where people from all over the world gather together to hear and share stories of change. All businesses are going through reinvention, telling the right stories to connect with their audiences in a new way is crucial. 

 

Here are some highlights:

 

**Stories are the new currency in digital marketing, as digital media allow consumers a surfeit of channels to listen to and engage on.

 

**Consumers want to be engrossed and entertained, and as with other entertainment media, they expect a story.

 

But stories are not just entertaining.

 

**Stories are useful, descriptive, beautiful, interesting: shareable.

 

**Shareable, and participatory: when your audience shares your content, they often add their perspective to it, adding social credence that can further enhance its relevance

 

**The iconic marketing goal of the social media era is ‘viral’ content – a video, photo or other content that spreads like a virus from host to host, making millions of people laugh, cry or think.

 

**But one must consider how many of those attempts at ‘viral’ marketing have succeeded.

 

**On a Wikipedia list of the most viral internet memes very few of them are associated with a brand and those that are were almost always created by a third party or viewed as a public joke.

 

**Trying to produce a viral internet meme is like trying to stand up on a water slide. The chances that you will fall flat on your face and look pretty silly in the process are very high.

 

**Rather than attempting to create ‘viral’ content, marketers should aim for ‘shareable’ content. That is, content that genuinely affects their target demographic; content that addresses real problems or communicates similar ideals.

 

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

 

Read full article here: [http://ht.ly/aiwUY]


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misslenali's comment, April 21, 2012 12:34 PM
:) you´re very welcome Karen I probably will rescoop more from you!
I like you.....
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, January 2, 2013 1:43 PM

There are few things so captivating, so memorable, as a good story.  Change is empowered by sharing examples of what works, or what changes feature quick wins.  Digital marketers are the purveyors.  


What is really needed are change leaders who stir the mix so the stories come forward.  Change Leaders champion the best stories and shape their cultures with them.  ~  Deb

Audrey's curator insight, January 5, 2013 3:59 PM

After reading your article I am going to do some of my lessons as stories. You know psychology is an area of study which naturally lends itself to story telling; audrey@homeschoolsource.co.uk

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How to Create More Powerful Content Marketing Stories

How to Create More Powerful Content Marketing Stories | Stories - an experience for your audience - | Scoop.it

Great example and yes, back story is so important!These days, we hear a lot about the fact that content marketers need to be storytellers. Here are tips on how to create powerful content marketing stories.

 

I've curated this great video before from Chipotle, but it deserves another look. Not only did the company win awards and 7 million views for the video, they also took it a step further and told the story behind making the video. Good for them! Back stories are very powerful. Here's the link to the back story video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFlbGwAW7rw&feature=relmfu 

 

And I really like how the author Manya Chylinski talks about the functions stories serve, and how biz or branding stories can have many of these same functions, but with a twist. Your stories are more than entertainment -- they are your authentic voice. You share them to build loyalty, trust, engage with customers, and grow your business.

 

The author's tips are solid -- but nothing really new. So go watch the video again for a refresher example on effective brand storytelling and the other video as a back-story example!

 

Thank you fellow curator Giuseppe Mauriello @pinomauriello for finding and sharing this with us!

 

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


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Companies With The Best Stories Win: 10 Key Points For Telling Your Story - Forbes

Companies With The Best Stories Win: 10 Key Points For Telling Your Story - Forbes | Stories - an experience for your audience - | Scoop.it
Winning entrepreneurs bond emotionally with employees, investors and customers--and dramatically increase their chances for funding and for long term success--when they hone their ability to tell meaningful stories about their businesses.

 

Here is an article discussing 2 examples of effective business storytelling for marketing/branding/identity purposes that really work. One is a small business (Baby Steals) and the other one is a large enterpriese (IKEA). You will notice the difference in their stories as the size of the business kicks in.

 

Pay close attention to what the founder of Baby Steals did/does -- because implicit in the example shared are story listening skills and how the stories she was hearing from customers/prospects also shaped the success of her company.

 

And then there are 10 tips for bringing storytelling into your business marketing/branding efforts. All are solid. A word of advice here -- working on several of these 10 tips takes time. The ideas you come up with during your first pass you will want to test with friends, colleagues, customers, and prospects. This is an iterative process where your focus and messaging gets sharper, clearer, and more powerful over time. So give yourself the opportunity to play. This goes no matter what size of business you have -- micro to large enteprise.

 

We are heading into the 4th quarter of the year -- what a great time to hone in on your business storytelling, laying a stronger foundation for your company in 2013.

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her collection of articles on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it ;


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Ken Morrison's comment, September 5, 2012 8:49 PM
Thank you for the recent rescoops! Hope you are having a nice weei.
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Carole Pyke - The Business Bard's curator insight, April 15, 2013 4:53 PM

just testing