Why You Desperately Need a Content Calendar (and How to Put One Together)

 

In today’s digital marketing world, content is not only king; it’s the whole chess set. Almost no brand can sustainably succeed without visual, emotional, and snackable content that draws your audience in, piques their interest, and convinces them to consider you as a solution to their problems.

But that’s not the end of it. Many marketers don’t yet realize … Read more

Four Incredible Powers of an Authentic Testimonial Video

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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

Ten Techniques to Ignite Your Instagram

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Facebook. Twitter. LinkedIn. No doubt you, like everyone else in the modern world, has an account on at least two of the big three Behemoths of Social. And when businesses start social media marketing, these platforms are always the first three most start with because you (and everyone else) are already comfortable with them. Now, brands and businesses are jumping … Read more

8 Strong Stories to Tell in Your Content Marketing

Storytelling is an essential part of content marketing. If you’re able to engage visitors with an entertaining, relevant, helpful, and timely story about your company, you’ll have them hooked. Creating content that speaks to customers at every stage of the buyer’s journey helps you build a relationship with them. Content creation also has to be customer-centric, meaning there’s got to … Read more

How to Make a Compelling Corporate Video

 

 

 

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As a marketing or communications professional leading your company’s strategy, you’re well aware of the need to incorporate video into your content strategy. With over a billion users on YouTube, there is an entire world to explore via video marketing. Mobile video Read more

7 Tips for More Polished Instagram Stories

More than 300 million people use Instagram Stories every day–and with good reason. In 15 seconds or less, you can give your audience a behind-the-scenes look at your brand or provide them with a fun look at what you’re doing now– or next. While they’re definitely more casual than other forms of video content, that doesn’t mean they need to … Read more

How to Build Authenticity for Your Brand through Employee Advocacy

 

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

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

How Brands Get Content in Crisis Communications Wrong

At no other time are the stakes higher for your brand than during a crisis, and at no other time do brands miss an enormous opportunity. How do they get content wrong? Hint: they don’t have any.

The brand might have a crisis communications plan, even a robust, practiced one, but I guarantee they won’t have related content to … Read more

It’s Your Show: How to Use Branded Entertainment

It’s Your Show: How to Use Branded Entertainment

It’s Your Show is the Missouri Division of Tourism’s new branded entertainment video content campaign that tells the authentic stories of various travelers. It’s a fun, immersive example of how brands can use authentic storytelling in branded entertainment.

 

It’s Your Show puts their product (tourism) in the back seat to story.… Read more