Let’s face it. People are bored with conventional advertising. They’ve seen, read, and heard too much of products pitched in a loud and (annoyingly) intrusive manner. If you want to reach a contemporary audience, you need a different style. Finesse. Rather than hard selling, think of building an audience of brand evangelists who wholeheartedly believe in your message and how … Read more
With readily available streaming content, traditional advertising has lost some of its luster. Consumers are now seasoned veterans at tuning out ads or taking more extreme measures such as using ad blockers. (Look in the mirror. You know this is you.) This doesn’t mean, however, that advertising itself is obsolete. People are still spending plenty of cash shopping and seeking … Read more
Video storytelling is beyond a buzz word in marketing (are you tired of hearing it yet?) and is now a given in any marketers’ arsenal. We already know that video storytelling has value, but knowing that on a logical level doesn’t keep us from pulling our hair out while running out of ideas on how to apply storytelling … Read more
Couldn’t we all use a good laugh today? Brands can and should use humor in their advertising to reach their audience, perhaps now more than ever.
There’s no doubt that video marketing grabs the attention of consumers. A well-told story provides entertainment while selling a product your customers actually need.
If you’ve created one advertisement, you’re likely aware of the
Anthems are taking over the airwaves. Every time you turn on the TV, anthem videos are on repeat. You might not have had a name for them up until this point, but now you know. Anthem videos are cinematic, highly emotional spots that use poetic language and empathy to explain or evoke a brand’s purpose.
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Digital marketing keeps evolving with rapidly advancing online technology. As much as we scream to ourselves, “Make it stop!” brands must put on our big boy boots and also evolve to stay relevant to consumers. While the world keeps turning, one thing stays the same: the importance for brands to stand out from the competition and connect with target audiences. … Read more
The world of marketing has seen a shift toward analytics in recent years. Business leaders are more conscious than ever about trackable success across marketing initiatives, which is great news for marketers looking to prove ROI and optimize their efforts over time.
That shift is just starting to move toward video. Many marketers are still measuring analytics as a whole, … Read more
You might think storytelling is wildly creative, but it is often surprisingly structured. Talk to any author, and they’ll tell you about the benefits of laying out their stories in a clear formula that allows them to build complete arcs, characters, and satisfying endings. Break it down, and Lord of the Rings is a surprisingly straightforward chronological hero’s journey.
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Everybody’s got facts. You might even have some product features you know your audience will love. Forget about all that. To truly stand out, you need to hit the emotion.
There’s a reason people all know the phrase “A picture is worth a thousand words.” Have you ever sent a text or private message to someone, only to have them misread or misunderstand the point you’re trying to make? Or tried to write a description of your vacation spot to email to a friend but were unable to capture it … Read more