All posts tagged: storytelling

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Vine & Snapchat: Two video marketing platforms you shouldn’t miss!

By 2019 80% of the content we will consume online will be video content. Meanwhile, our usage of the internet is shifting (or has already shifted) from desktop to mobile. These two facts don’t just correlate coincidentally. Mobile phones have become better in processing a lot of data at a time. Their screens have become equal to most of the desktop screens. And data plans have become affordable for everybody. But most importantly, mobile phones are also cameras. While carrying a smartphone with you, you are instantly able to capture your dog, yourself or the beautiful scenery around you. But, as good as a mobile video may be, it is worth nothing if it can’t be seen. Consequently, platforms have arisen that make it possible to share videos with your friends and that attract big communities of viewers. Two of these platforms aggregated enough users to be really interesting for marketing. Of course, it is video marketing we are talking about – as these platforms are video platforms: Vine and Snapchat. Vine – Are six …

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How To Master Marketing With Company Apps. A Checklist Loaded With Inspiring Examples.

Even though smartphones and tablets are no news to the world, digital transformation is still a buzzword and mostly one of the biggest challenges for companies. While most companies continually relaunch their websites a few times, they do not take up the challenge to use apps as a new marketing channel. As a marketing manager who works for an IT service provider, I encounter hundreds of app ideas on a daily basis. But when I look at Apple App Store or Google Play to check out how companies use apps to promote their brands and products, I am astounded by how few apps are available and that just a handful of brands manage to create a great user experience. The key ingredients for a great marketing app The basics alone could fill an entire book. I’m sure you also hear about it every other day. So you know that you need SMART goals for your marketing campaign, as well as a target group and a content plan. All the basic marketing concepts apply to mobile …

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4 Cases of How Travel Brands Utilize Storytelling

Travelling and stories go hand in hand. It would probably be unimaginable to travel somewhere far away and not bring back exciting stories to share with your friends and family. Well, summer is finally here, so we decided to take a look at how and where travel brands utilize the power of storytelling. Today we present you with four excellent cases that display how successful travel brands employ digital tools, original content, friendly staff and much more to motivate, inspire and engage with their customers. Expedia  Expedia is mostly known for being a go-to companion for helping you book cheaper vacation deals. Travel is its number one story. Expedia started to embrace innovative storytelling techniques for its campaigns before the storytelling boom was even here. In 2012 the brand launched a ‘Find Yours’ campaign, emphasizing personal travel experiences by integrating user-generated stories along with photos and videos. For example, one of the best films centres on a father’s emotional journey regarding his daughter’s same-sex wedding. With the help of social media, the brand also set out to produce …

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8 Projects Exploring The Storytelling Potential Of Virtual Reality For Real-World Stories

It seems that after after decades of uncertainty Virtual Reality gets real as a storytelling platform. The enormous sense of presence provided by VR headsets such as Oculus Rift or Samsung’s Gear VR, allows artists to place users inside films, making them explore and witness first-hand real-world events. The potential VR has to stir emotions and create more visceral reactions makes many believe in its power to revolutionize journalism and filmmaking. However, how close is VR from reaching mass-market adoption? Can we think that anytime soon we will be accessing our news through mounted-headsets? While these questions find answers, we brought you a collection of the best VR non-fiction storytelling experiences that have been touring festivals and museums recently. If one of them arrives to your city run, the queue is going to be long! 1. Project Syria With Project Syria, Nonny de la Peña, the godmother of immersive journalism, place users in Aleppo during a rocket blast and in the middle of a refugee camp in Syria. To evoke the feeling of “been there” …

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How Fashion Brands Use Digital Storytelling

How can a brand go from a self-made online auction store to one of the fastest growing retailers in less than a decade? Is a moving picture worth more than a thousand words? The two magical words – brand and storytelling – seem to be inseparable today in 2015.  Marketers’ radars are all directed at finding more innovative ways to let their brands speak, tell their unique stories, and utilize innovative technology to achieve that. Combined with social media, the brand’s story lets you tap into consumers’ emotions and create a direct link, which ideally leads to brand awareness . Today we take a look at four popular fashion brands that use immersive digital storytelling and promote not only shopping, but also lifestyle experiences. Nasty Gal When a fashion brand is not even 10 years old but is already a multimillion dollar business, you know it does something right. And that might just be almost everything – from selling clothing directly to consumers at high gross margins (without fixed retail costs) to communicating with its customers and …

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Storytelling and Cosmetic Brands: 5+ Best Practises

Storytelling and marketing have always been intertwined. The magic here is rather simple: a brand tells a story people can relate to, with the goal to connect and persuade its prospective consumers to switch to their product. However, marketing’s dependency on storytelling techniques has never been more strong and creative than it is now. Brands tell stories that create a certain style of life, a feeling of comfort, liberation and empathy, or even a desire to be a better human being. The online marketing landscape is swamping with digital storytelling. We wrote about the automotive industry embracing storytelling and user-engagement techniques. Today we would like to shift our attention to beauty and personal care brands that, with the help of technology, have been successfully utilizing the power of storytelling. A personal care product is not a high commodity, but because of its high market saturation marketers need to tell consumers more than they can actually see. Beauty brands have been telling stories as early as from the 1920s, such as Nivea, which was associated with young, …

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7 Examples of excellent digital storytelling campaigns of the biggest automobile brands

How storytelling is shaping the automotive industry Today, a story can be squeezed in to 140-characters and posted on Twitter, but have a much greater effect than a thousand page book or a flashy TV presentation. Telling stories has become a technique and a tool for building brand relationships and positioning products to consumers. The enormous burst of digital and social media, as well as content marketing, has allowed marketers to tell their brand’s story and in such way create a more direct link between their consumers. What is more, the digital age has enabled everyone to be a storyteller. The automotive industry is increasingly using digital storytelling Digital storytelling has opened new doors for all sorts of content creators, from journalists and copywriters to motivational speakers and CEOs, bringing it directly to the workplace. The automotive industry is no exception when using the power of storytelling to build brand relationships and market products directly to consumers. For years well-known automakers have been establishing their brands with unique stories, characterizing the brands’ image, values and …