Tag: storytelling

Sharpen Your Brand Story With This Easy Formula

October 12th, 2016   •   no comments   

Create Business Storytelling Magic with ABT

Courtesy of Imagination.com

Driven and ambitious, you were one of the stars in your company. You excelled in whatever you do, and are well liked by your boss, colleagues and subordinates.

But one day, dark clouds rumbled. Your company was acquired by a global MNC.

Due to “surplus headcount”, many of your colleagues were made redundant. Rumour even has it that your job is next on the line!
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How to tell winning brand stories on social media

April 11th, 2016   •   no comments   

How to tell winning brand stories on social media

Courtesy of Listening books blog

When was the last time you read, heard or viewed a compelling brand story?

Every single day, we are inundated with hundreds and thousands of itsy bitsy stories. Served in bite-sizes, these seemingly endless anecdotes reach us through our ubiquitous digital devices.
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8 Easy Steps to a Visual Content Marketing Plan

March 7th, 2016   •   no comments   

8 Easy Steps to a Visual Content Marketing Plan

Visual content marketing is the new digital black. In an attention-starved digitally distracted world, images and videos rule.

As I’ve previously written in Visual Content Marketing: Insights from Asia, 90% of the information transmitted to the brain is visual. Moreoever, our brain processes images 60,000 times faster than text.
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10 Ways to Use Visuals in Content Marketing

March 1st, 2016   •   2 comments   

10 Ways to Use Visuals in Content Marketing

Courtesy of Business 2 Community

Do you know that 90% of the information transmitted to the brain is visual? Or that visuals are processed 60,000 times faster than text?

In the age of high definition screens of all sizes – from 2 inch smart watches to 50 inch television monitors – visual content rules. This fact is further cemented by the meteoric rise of the image-based threesome in social media – Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr.
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8 Marketing Lessons from Star Wars: The Force Awakens

July 22nd, 2015   •   3 comments   

Star Wars The Force Awakens

Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford reprise their roles in The Force Awakens (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

18 December 2015 is going to be a day to remember. For Star Wars fans around the world, it will be the day when Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens is released in cinemas around the world.

Already touted as the movie event of the year, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is part of an epic space opera film originally created by George Lucas. Directed by J. J. Abrams, the 7th installment in the episodic Star Wars film series will star John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, and the original cast members Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker.
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6 Linguistic Tricks that Stick

May 29th, 2015   •   no comments   

6 Linguistic Tricks That Stick

Can you guess what the above image is saying? (courtesy of Kritter5X)

Wonder why certain content dazzles and sparkles while others taste flatter than a day old beer?

The secret lies in how words are orchestrated to create a perfect symphony.
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The Age of Antiheroes

May 1st, 2015   •   no comments   

The Age of Antiheroes - Hayao Miyazaki
Hayao Miyazaki’s movies are full of anti-heroes (courtesy of The Playlist)

Have you watched a Hayao Miyazaki movie like “Spirited Away”, “Howl’s Moving Castle” or “Princess Mononoke”?

If you did, you would have noticed something.

Miyazaki’s protagonists are anything but strong and heroic. On the contrary, they are often plagued by uncertainties, weaknesses and worries. However, we still love them! (Or at least I do)
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8 Ways to Build Online Trust

March 19th, 2015   •   2 comments   

8 Ways to Build Online Trust
Courtesy of Leading With Trust

Do you know what the most important asset in the digital age is?

Nope, it’s not having a million fans or followers. Neither is it having the world’s greatest product.

The answer is TRUST.
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Six Pillars of Content Marketing

January 11th, 2015   •   1 comment   

6 Pillars of Content Marketing
Courtesy of Socialbrite

What are the ingredients of a good content marketing strategy? How can one differentiate one’s business through content marketing?

After reading and listening to a tonne of content on blogs, podcasts, and videos, I believe that successful content marketing is predicated on 6 key ingredients. Taken together, they can raise the chances of success in any content marketing endeavour.
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How to Storify Your B2B Business

November 25th, 2014   •   no comments   

How to Storify Your B2B Business

Content marketing and social storytelling are the new pink.

If you can’t tell, you can’t sell.

Global businesses like Coke, Amazon, Hyatt, Red Bull, Starbucks and Ben & Jerry’s have successful used content marketing and social storytelling to captivate audiences, grow communities and deepen brand affiliations.
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