We all have a heart. Emotional brand stories tap into your beating heart to leverage personal experiences, everyday challenges, and yes, even animal love (you knew there was a reason for all of those puppy videos), to compel their audience to take action. Today, we’ll share seven brand video examples.… Read more
People want stories and brands are chomping at the bit to deliver, but they’re falling short because of poor story structure. Or worse yet, no story. Superb story structure is one thing that will always stand the test of time, no matter how much digital technology drives our lives. Never lose sight of this if you want to know how … Read more
Mom jeans are back!
Just when you think everything has been done, it comes full circle. The world is capitalizing on nostalgia marketing to draw in a new (and old) audience.
From constant sequels in Hollywood, to the McRib, to television remakes like Full House, people flock to entertainment, products, and advertising that remind them of the … Read more
Be authentic. It’s easy to say but hard to do.
Problem: Brands today face a major “authenticity deficit” where only 1 in 5 consumers say that brands and companies are open and honest, according to a report by Cohn & Wolfe.
Solution:… Read more
Here are five ways that you can use authentic storytelling to not only reach audiences, but
Today’s consumer doesn’t want to be sold to. Period. So how do you reach them? One of the most powerful ways is an employee advocacy video, or a modern take on the tried-and-true testimonial.
I’m not talking about the testimonial from ages long past. Today’s advocacy videos don’t feel staged. You don’t get the sense that the people … Read more
Aspirational marketing is a breath of fresh air. In this time of global unrest and social and political strife (<– understatement of the 21st century), we all need a little escape. Ok… a big escape. To a tropical location. Complete with bikinis and umbrella drinks…. Like, perhaps Rio?
Capturing Aspirational Content
Today’s blog will showcase the aspirational work to … Read more
A Case Study
As advertisers, marketers and communicators, our job is to make content that engages and inspires our audience to take action. For that to happen, it’s not enough to reason with them with facts and figures. You have to move them in some way. For instance, with a story of the Army Sgt. who was awarded this Purple … Read more
It was our first appointment viewing. Our first open-mouthed, awe-inspired, aspirational experiences with storytelling: cartoons. You might think what Wile E. Coyote and SpongeBob can teach us is well, elementary, but you would be wrong. Whether it’s a factual story, a fictional one, or a promotional story like advertising or marketing, we can all learn from storytelling tools to be … Read more