All posts tagged: digital storytelling

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Chipotle – „A Love Story“

A boy has a crush on the girl next door. To conquer her feet, he plans to invite her to the cinema. Unfortunately, he has no money… As an owner of a drink-stand the boy tries to conquer his lack of money by selling more of his fresh made lemonade. Therefore, he distributes corresponding flyers. However he is faced with a moral dilemma: His crush is his main competitor. She also sells lemonade and sees his action as a threat to her business. She starts her own flyer campaign to get her customers back. Then the boy strikes back by expanding his stand and promotion material. So the girl does the same. Over the years the competition continues and the stands develop into two big industrial companies. They both replace the original fresh ingredients with a cheap lemonade flavour which looks like artificial glitter powder. What started as an innocent wish for love evolved into a serious fight by now two unhappy business owners, who still live next to each other. One day the artificial ingredients turn against them. After realising …

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Pearl – 360° Google Spotlight Story

Gifts you receive from your parents last a lifetime. These gifts are invaluable and therefore cannot be priced. Google Spotlight Stories, which is part of Google’s ATAP R&D unit, uses this touching effect for its new six-minute animation named “Pearl”. They have been supported by the company’s 360-degree film group with its ever-ambitious ideas. This unbranded video looks into the lifespan of a girl and her musician father – her growing up and her father getting old. The movie set is almost entirely in their beloved car presenting it almost as their home.  It depicts the very first ride as well as other invaluable moments in their life. The conveyance of the theme “Home” enhances the movie’s enthralling aspects and at the same time plays strongly with people’s emotions. Using 360-degree –or virtual reality- is adding to this strong sentimental value. Using the cursor on the left hand of the video enables the audience to see the movie in 360-degree and to decide which scene and angle they want to follow. This is a great …

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Grey Goose – Fly Beyond

By hoping to deepen its ties with the luxury consumer, Grey Goose vodka with its latest platform campaign “Fly Beyond”, has focused on emotive story with luxury lifestyle for brand storytelling. The Fly Beyond 2016 film is made by BBDO advertising company and has been described as a timeless platform by David Lubars, chief creative office of BBDO. He also added “Our job was to make it relevant for what’s happening today. In the end, you want people looking at every part of the campaign thinking, ‘I want to be part of that.’ This campaign following the platform that has been launched in 2013 and starts with a group of friends who are setting off a dirt road, following a flying goose and catching an airship to the mystery. The film ends up with the people who enjoy grabbing cocktails and watching a French film which is projected over the clouds. Grey Goose has always shown its ambitious origin through its brand storytelling and portrays itself as the ideal take for celebrating with friends. Moreover, …

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25,915 Days – Reebok Runs Through All The Days of A Human Life.

To complement the Reebok’s “Be More Human” marketing campaign, the 25,915 Days film has been made to inspire people to live their lives to the fullest. The title reflects the average lifespan of a person and clearly marks that there is a limited time for each person on this planet to overcome obstacles and honor their bodies. The 25,915 Days film, developed by Venables Bell & Partners, shows a woman’s journey as she is trying to shine the spotlight by her passion for running and therefore becoming the best of herself. The video is depicting her life in reverse. It starts by joining her in the Reebok Spartan Race in present days and is then taking on a trail in her younger years running across a campus in a race and defeating a male rival. This displays the woman’s life from her childhood to older age to reiterate the fact that honoring the body is not just a stage of life but it’s a lifelong commitment. This type of digital storytelling is to deliver challenging …

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Knorr – Love at First Taste

Found its way through getting into people’s emotion, Knorr’s latest campaign “Love at First Taste” is stating that there is a stronger chemistry and attraction between partners or potential partners who have similar food preferences. Knorr has asked more than 12,000 people across 12 markets about which flavor is their favorite. The core of this study was about people’s attitudes towards flavor and and how important it is in their lives. There was this belief that when flavors can say about personalities, this can be used as a tool to connect people. That’s why the brand has sat complete strangers based on their flavor preferences and video filmed the process. The video is a great example of powerful digital storytelling. One prominent fact about this video is that although there is no indication of the brand’s name on the video, it makes huge impact on people as it has to do only with emotions and this makes the concept much easier to feel and believe. What is your Flavor?   Regarding the Love at First Taste …

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Airbnb – Belong Anywhere

Started as AirBedAndBreakfast.com in 2008, has grown into a multi-billion-dollar company in around 200 countries, Airbnb is known for promoting their values instead of their services and supplying end products. It is rather a hug brand that has expanded the power of digital storytelling into another level. There is this belief that people belong everywhere in the world and that’s exactly what their advertisements convey. Telling a story was felt as an inspirational way to get to people’s emotions and thus making them buy into the brand. Airbnb has gained the trust of its users in all aspects by facilitating a peer-to-peer (P2P) service. That delivers the care and protection to both hosts and guests. But with which methods it has achieved that all? Well, not only Airbnb sticks with all-inclusive and rich digital storytelling methods, there are many other convenient content marketing methods it hangs on to for cultivating prominent content. Let’s check out some of the company’s outstanding approaches. Stories Focusing on people is the main concern of Airbnb as its audiences comprise of …

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Finally, the future of storytelling apps is here – 5 examples you shouldn’t miss!

While most publishers are failing big time when it comes to providing a great immersive reading experience for digital publications, small startups and independent studios are shaping the future of reading with their new ideas. When it comes to books, authors have one design decision – black & white or color, but digital publications are unlimited in their form. eBooks are shaped not only by the author, but also by a team of writers, designers and developers. They can use the full range of media forms as well as all of the new technology that is enabled with smartphones and tablets. I’ve put together a list for you of the storytelling apps that I found most entertaining and innovative. Crave – eBook enhancement for romantic millennials Crave launched late in 2015 and has no smaller goal than to save the novel for today’s social media addicted consumer. “Part book, part movie, part instant messenger, Crave is a new reading experience that takes you on a rollercoaster of daily installments as its characters come to life…“, …

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The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists – Fatal Extraction: Australian Mining in Africa

Australian-listed mining companies choose to do their business in Africa for its low social and environmental regulations. Local laws are weak, while penalties for wrongdoing practically don’t exist. However, Australian publicly traded companies are not only linked with corruption, tax avoidance, environmental destruction, but also with serious human rights violations and more than 300 deaths. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) (with support from the Center for Public Integrity and the Pulitzer Center) has collected thousands of corporate documents, including legal complaints, contracts, confidential company emails, community petitions and more to create Fatal Extraction: Australian Mining in Africa, a multimedia storytelling project with horrifying personal stories at its focus. The project is using stunning videos, real audio recordings, maps and traditional text pieces. The format is divided into six greater parts that each expose the detrimental impact of Australian mining companies in 33 African countries. We have witnessed similar social projects (such as the NPR’s A Girl Can Dream) that submerge viewers and readers through strong multimedia content. But Fatal Extraction creates an eye-opening and immersive …

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Extra Gum – The Story of Sarah & Juan

Wise men say, only fools rush in. Or so tells us Elvis Presley’s famous “Can’t Help Falling In Love”, which plays a key role in Extra Gum’s latest brand ad. “The Story of Sarah & Juan” is a love story unwrapping in front of the viewers’ eyes: the first look, the first kiss, first celebrations and fights, and lastly, a much-anticipated and intimate proposal. In the center of this emotional story is Extra chewing gum, redefining the classical ‘Romeo and Juliet’ theme to today’s romance among millennials. Released only a couple of weeks ago, the video generated 74 million views in its first week alone. So how is it different from all the other romantic brand videos? Actually, Extra executes a rather simple style of storytelling. But what really catches our attention is the heartwarming love song and the lack of dialogue, proving that sound is pivotal for emotional stories in video content marketing. The video also advocates diversity (hence, the male protagonist is not John but Juan), and scores big in the category of …

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Discworld: The Ankh-Morpork Map app

A digital storytelling app pays tribute to the true art of storytelling. This app was recommended to me by a colleague who is an ultimate Terry Pratchett fan. Her eyes lit up, and she couldn’t wait to give me ‘an inside tour’. I was persuaded by her enthusiasm and thus gave it a shot. For those of you not yet familiar with Sir Terence David John “Terry” Pratchett’s work, he was a popular fantasy novel author who is best known for his Discworld series (over 40 novels) that have captivated millions around the world. The app was developed by Agant and publisher Transworld. Although it came out in 2013, it will most likely again be picked up by fans as the final (yes, the last) Discworld book just hit the bookstores. Discworld: The Ankh-Morpork Map app is a recreation of Pratchett’s famous city, only in a digital form. What strikes me first are the ravishingly detailed interactive hand-drawn maps of Ankh-Morpork and the major characters, such as Fred Colon, as well as the little animated citizens that swarm through …