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Taylor Holland uses her own family’s experience crib shopping to illustrate why all data isn’t created equally. What’s more, she explains how using emotional data is not only unique but how it also leads to better storytelling.
There are lots of reasons some folks still aren’t using storytelling in their marketing. Pam Neely shares a few; for example, some say it’s too expensive while others say it’s a fad. First, no and no. Second, you don’t have to be a King or a Grisham to tell great stories.
It’s easy to spot and watch trends, but actually implementing them takes some a little more time than others. Kelly Ehlers makes a case for why you should be running with native advertising, influencers, visual on visual, and storytelling now.
In the past, we’ve shared articles that talk about how great collaborating can be for a content marketing strategy. The Newton Daily news illustrates the power of collaboration with an example of how Dole and Disney are teaming up to help their shared audiences eat more healthily.
So, true story…content marketing works if you approach it correctly. Pawan Deshpande examines how most companies invest their content marketing funds in terms of talent and where needs actually exist in order to rise to the top of the content marketing food chain.
It’s easy to start to think of content marketing in a series of metrics and buzzwords; however, as Ashley Poynter reminds us, without empathy, honesty, commitment, and humility, your content is just that.
Funda Whitaker looks back at her start in marketing and shows that some of the same problems that existed in yesteryear still plague marketers today. The solution? Work backwards to create a survey instrument and then tell a story.
‘Consumers Are Not Interested in Ads. They Want Uninterrupted Experiences’: Mastercard Chief Marketer
Carolin Roth, James Wright, and Lucy Handley collectively contribute to this piece in which Mastercard’s chief marketing officer Raja Rajamanna reveals that experiences, or creating “story making” opportunities are the way to reach ad-weary audiences.
The numbers are in and 2016 was the biggest year yet for content marketing. Sheila Shayon shares some of the global research’s most interesting take-aways, like that Germans trust brands almost as much as media.
If great content falls on the Internet, and it’s poorly distributed and no one’s around to hear it, does it make a sound? While that updated proverb needs a little work, Bob Geller’s content and distribution strategies just need adopting.
Being authentic with your brand marketing is essential for building trust and fostering relationships with your audience. To be authentic, you just have to be yourself and be honest while being accessible to your audience.
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