3 Ways Brands Can Learn Storytelling from Cartoons

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

Don’t Eat Paint: How to Use Humor in Brand Storytelling

Humor. It’s one of the most effective and yet, underutilized, tools in the storytelling toolbox. Too many brands shy away from humor because if you take the joke too far, or marginalize a group, or lack self-awareness, it can be worse than falling flat. It can damage your brand. See here for some worst-case scenarios. Take notes, students of … Read more

Advertising is Dead and Other Stone Cold Truths

A movement has begun. People usually don’t want to be hear what your brand wants to tell them, and they have eleventy million ways now to avoid your advertising. They want to engage with content in the form of authentic stories; and brands, creators and television networks are quickly getting on board. Advertising is moving into the open arms of … Read more

Delta Airlines & Carson Daly: How to Use the News for Brand Placement

So as I was munching on my gluten-free Cheerios recently, I stopped to watch a segment with Carson Daly on the Today Show.  I was struck by the authentic storytelling opportunity this presented for Delta’s brand, (talk about ideal product/brand placement) and wanted to share how you can pitch organic ideas to news organizations and see tangible results.

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How to Make An Amazing Brand Film

Sometimes a good story, a really good story, will leave you sitting in silence at its end. This, my friends, is one of those stories in the form of a brand film. If you’re wondering how to improve your storytelling, watch this and read on!

 

(Spoiler alert!) Watch the video first… or I’ll ruin the storyline for you below.… Read more

True Story: A blog about authentic storytelling

Storytelling.

At Scenic Road, we’re committed to telling authentic stories for brands. Not just pumping out advertising messages that try to convince you to buy the latest widgedydoo.

Plus, it’s what audiences want. According to Nielsen, 92% of consumers reported wanted advertising that feels like a story.

An authentic story is an emotional story

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