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The better way to brag when you need to.

The better way to brag when you need to. | StoryBranding: How brands can embrace the power of story | Scoop.it
In the last Republican debate, you may have noticed that many of the candidates on the dais singled themselves out for having  specialized experience
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How to sell a tale: the power of stories in marketing

How to sell a tale: the power of stories in marketing | StoryBranding: How brands can embrace the power of story | Scoop.it
Brands aren't built on facts and statistics alone. Connecting with customers means understanding and deploying the power of stories in marketing.
Jim Signorelli,Story-Lab's insight:

This article provides a number of great points when it comes to the efficacy of brand storytelling, most important of which is the power of fiction over fact. 


However, it, like many articles on brand storytelling takes a point of view that I believe can be misleading.  It is the notion that the brand's role is to make the customer the hero.  


Many will (and have) disagreed with my contention that this limits the opportunity for the brand.   This is because we have always been taught to believe the customer is king or queen.  This may be true when it comes to a brand's service ethic, but this thought can get in the way when it comes to brand storytelling.


Consider this: Hero's are people we aspire to and emulate, not so much for what they do, but for what they value and believe in.   They provide us with a purpose that resonates with our own beliefs about what is important. 


I realize this could get into a lengthy article as opposed to an insight. So I'll just ask you to think about the brands you love and admire.  Are you emotionally attached to them because of the functions they perform or because of what they represent?  Here's yet another thing to consider:  When you see an ad that implies that a given product is going to make you a hero to your kids, or the envy of your neighbors, do you believe them? 

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Jim Signorelli,Story-Lab's curator insight, September 3, 2015 11:26 AM

This article provides a number of great points when it comes to the efficacy of brand storytelling, most important of which is the power of fiction over fact. 


However, it, like many articles on brand storytelling takes a point of view that I believe can be misleading.  It is the notion that the brand's role is to make the customer the hero.  


Many will (and have) disagreed with my contention that this limits the opportunity for the brand.   This is because we have always been taught to believe the customer is king or queen.  This may be true when it comes to a brand's service ethic, but this thought can get in the way when it comes to brand storytelling.


Consider this: Hero's are people we aspire to and emulate, not so much for what they do, but for what they value and believe in.   They provide us with a purpose that resonates with our own beliefs about what is important. 


I realize this could get into a lengthy article as opposed to an insight. So I'll just ask you to think about the brands you love and admire.  Are you emotionally attached to them because of the functions they perform or because of what they represent?  Here's yet another thing to consider:  When you see an ad that implies that a given product is going to make you a hero to your kids, or the envy of your neighbors, do you believe them? 


This review was written by Jim Signorelli for the curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/just-story-it.


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The Secret to Activating Your Audience’s Brain - ( Storytelling )

The Secret to Activating Your Audience’s Brain - ( Storytelling ) | StoryBranding: How brands can embrace the power of story | Scoop.it

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, March 16, 2015 2:05 PM

Here's a snack to get your started on this Monday. This is a very quick post with great graphics that show which parts of the brain are activated through storytelling, and which parts of the brain are activated with data.


The graphics are great. What I really like is that the different areas of the brain are named, along with their function.


Even better, there's a link to an infographic with more detail. Frankly, I like the graphics in the post more than the infographic. But I know you'll enjoy both.


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

Don Breedwell's curator insight, March 25, 2015 10:56 PM

From classroom to boardroom we all have stories to inspire, motivate, and educate. 

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What is "StoryBranding" and how is it different from storytelling?

This short video talks about the fundamentals of StoryBranding as discussed in Jim Signorelli's best selling book on the subject: StoryBranding: Creating Sta...
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Parker Donat's curator insight, April 9, 2013 6:39 PM

As the idea of story branding becomes more accepted the stories businesses tell are going to increase in effectiveness. 

 

It's not about how much money you have, it is about how good your story is for me to buy your product or service.  

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building a brand through story | Storyati Blog

building a brand through story | Storyati Blog | StoryBranding: How brands can embrace the power of story | Scoop.it

A Branding Lesson from George Orwell:

 

What George Orwell says about "best books" has profound significance for "best brands." 

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How to Tell Stories with Numbers

How to Tell Stories with Numbers | StoryBranding: How brands can embrace the power of story | Scoop.it
A guide to using the techniques of data mining and data journalism to create compelling, original content in the form of data visualizations.
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Carlos Silva's curator insight, September 16, 2015 10:40 AM

añada su visión ...

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, September 16, 2015 1:20 PM

#BigData #Numbers #Analytics #ContentMarketing

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, September 16, 2015 2:04 PM

Unless the data tells a story, no one cares.

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A Tribute to Joey Kaswalchezck- Shoe Salesman and Marketing Visionary

A Tribute to Joey Kaswalchezck- Shoe Salesman and Marketing Visionary | StoryBranding: How brands can embrace the power of story | Scoop.it

It started out like any other day in the fall of 1979. In the morning, I would attend classes where I was finishing up my degree in marketing. And in the afternoon, to pay for those classes, I would go to work selling ladies’ shoes at a nearby shoe store with the artless name, Shoeland.   Anyway, little did I know, that on that day, at a job I absolutely hated, that the store manager, Joey Kaswalchezck, (aka Joey K or Joey "buy a vowel") -  a guy who dropped out of high school because "it didn't pay very well" would tell me something that more than three decades later, continues to dance in my head.

 
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Is your brand enticing customers or empowering them?

Is your brand enticing customers or empowering them? | StoryBranding: How brands can embrace the power of story | Scoop.it

Not too long ago, a well-known fast food restaurant chain ran commercials with the tagline,   "Good Mood Food." The implied promise was that unlike other fast food restaurants, this one would make us feel good. Unfortunately, when this campaign was running, Consumerist.com, in a survey of 115,000 consumers, rated it among the worst commercials in America....read more.

Jim Signorelli,Story-Lab's insight:

Your brand's best point of difference is its point of view. In essence, it is your brand's story.  

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Hey There! I'm Terrific -

Hey There!  I'm Terrific - | StoryBranding: How brands can embrace the power of story | Scoop.it

"Story logic provides an important remedy for advertising at a time when consumer skepticism and distrust are mounting. We were humans before we became consumers. As humans, we naturally gravitate to stories and the ideas,experiences and lessons with which they invite us to participate."

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