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Last Friday, our MSR Team participated in a webinar titled “The Power of PR Stories: How to Create Corporate Narratives That Move Social and Traditional Media”
• Kevin Sullivan, Managing Director-Corporate Communications, Barclaycard US
• Daniel Novick, Writer and Corporate Storyteller, GolinHarris
• Matthew Greenberg, Vice President, Content Strategist, Social@Ogilvy,
Ogilvy Public Relations
• Tommy Walker, Online Marketing Strategist; Host, Inside the Mind
• Emmanuel Tchividjian, Senior Vice President, Ethics Officer, Ruder Finn, Inc
To help give our readers some informational tips on transforming your brand, telling a story, and intertwining social media in the mix – we wanted to jot down a few notes for you to take away.
How to Improve Your Marketing
Your brand is not the star of the story, your brand is not the main character – it’s ALWAYS the customer.
1. Do A LOT of research
2. Listen in social media groups, forums and specialized chats
3. Create media that reflects what they want/need
Everyone Loves A Great Story
Three tips for great story telling:
1. Use a framework
2. Find your inspiration
3. The Golden Circle
What Makes Content Shareable?
Value Exchange – Understand what your audience values
Disruptive Ideas – We stop to notice ideas or concepts that challenge our understanding
Great Story – Many decisions are based on emotion, not reason
Fresh Interest – People want news they can share
Social Proof – We are often apt to choose what others choose
Creative Participation – Participants are likely to encourage others
Simple Advocacy – Make it simple to share
Telling Stories on Social Media:
The traditional rules of storytelling haven’t changed:
• And more…
But the platforms, opportunities and expectations have changed:
Why brand storytelling is important?
-Brands are no longer passive observers of the conversation and culture
What’s the brand’s philosophical North Star?
-Not the brand’s marketing message – its purpose.
Many ways to discover this:
The Six Thinking Hats
Process – What’s happening?
Intuitive – Emotions around Issue
Objective – What We Know
Positive – Why It Will Work
Negative – Why It Won’t Work
Creative – Solutions
Content Marketing Essentials:
Distribute your brand story on the following; Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Google+, Vine, Facebook, YouTube, Foursquare, Pinterest.