Top 103 Video Production Companies in the US (1 of 2: Alabama-Maine)

Video production companies are having a tough time right now. As little as three weeks ago, when businesses talked marketing, video marketing was at the center of every trend. Now, a huge percentage of video production is on pause, and even though it’s difficult to travel, local video production can still be done. Small crews and social distancing mean you … Read more

3 Content Marketing Ideas that are both Popular and Practical

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

You’re Doing Content Marketing Wrong

Content, content, content! It’s all about the content they say. Too bad a lot of people are doing it wrong. Instead of thinking about one great video, that one perfect email blast, that viral social media post, riveting blog, or article…  think about everything working together in an ecosystem of content that puts your brand in front of the right … Read more

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

7 Storytelling Ideas For Your Content Marketing

 

There’s something magical that happens when you read the words “Once Upon a Time….”  Stories draw you in, and content marketing is, in its essence, storytelling. A ‘just the facts, ma’am’ approach will not get your audience’s attention, nor will it convert them to leads. Instead, you need to build narratives that potential customers can relate to as they … Read more

Everything Old is New Again: Nostalgia Marketing

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 past.

This … Read more

5 Olympic Campaigns that Prove All is Right with the World

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?

Even Jesus is Excited

Capturing Aspirational Content

Today’s blog will showcase the aspirational work to 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

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

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.

This is such an organic fit for the … Read more