How Mixed Reality Will Change Business Storytelling

Mixed Reality Will Change Business Storytelling and Content: From Telling to Sharing Experiences Sharing Experiences (Source: Unsplash.com)   Lots of big brands today are experimenting with mixed reality tech – virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) to create content. Forbes recently reported that 75% of the world's most valuable brands (Forbes brand list) have created some kind of mixed reality experience for customers in an effort to grow [...]

By | 2017-11-20T23:33:28+00:00 November 20, 2017|0 Comments

Infographics Storytelling – A Visual Storytelling Chat with Brian Wallace

Infographics Storytelling: Let's Get Visual! In this fun convo with Brian Wallace, our focus is Infographics storytelling. It's a growing and important part of visual storytelling strategy. We don't stay there too long - because when Brian and I get together, we talk about lots of stuff. For example, we discuss how marketing itself has changed, what storytelling is really about and why people need to think in stories. Of [...]

By | 2017-09-28T18:32:35+00:00 September 25, 2017|0 Comments

Three Ways Marketers Kill Marketing – Video (humor)

Three Ways Marketers Kill Marketing There are three big ways marketers kill marketing: jargon; lack of a compelling story; and guilt and shame tactics. I discuss all of those in more detail in this video. See the Medium article of this post. I have always joked that the fifth horseman of the apocalypse is a content marketer. To get notified when I go live, sign up here! Watch the Video [...]

By | 2017-09-25T00:28:48+00:00 September 24, 2017|0 Comments

Beyond Product Content: A Chat with Robert Rose

Product Story: Beyond Product Content - My Chat with Robert Rose Not too long ago, I had the great and fun fortune of being able to chat with my friend and colleague, Robert Rose, of the Content Marketing Institute. It's time to go beyond the product story and product-focused content. Yes, product story matters - and yet it's about so much more than that. It's about how we make peoples' [...]

By | 2017-09-24T20:31:20+00:00 September 24, 2017|0 Comments

Go Daddy’s Empathy Marketing and Humor (video): Chat with Chris Carfi

Go Daddy's Empathy Marketing Focus In June, I chatted with Go Daddy's Director of Content, Chris Carfi, on #yesandbrandshow. The company is renewing its focus on being human, solving more of the entrepreneur's issues, and why empathy marketing matters. We chatted in-depth about how the company has turned around its image and why focusing on the whole customer with empathy mapping has made a huge difference for the brand. We [...]

By | 2017-09-24T21:46:34+00:00 July 30, 2017|0 Comments

LinkedIn Summer 2017 Reading List: Stop Boring Me Named

LinkedIn Summer 2107 Reading List: Top 25 Marketing Books In June, Linkedin published its "LinkedIn Summer 2017 Reading List" and Named "Stop Boring Me!" a top 25 Marketing Must-Read! I am so honored. Thank you, LinkedIn Marketing. And there are 24 other fantastic titles on this list. So whether you get to the reads this summer or not, it's never too late to read great books! Get your read on. [...]

By | 2017-09-24T21:51:30+00:00 July 29, 2017|0 Comments

Storytelling Loves Specifics: Details Bring Stories to Life

Storytelling details matter because great, memorable storytelling loves specifics. Great details bring stories to life. In this edition of the #yesandbrand Facebook Live show, I chat about how specific details are a gift to your audience. They anchor your story in memorability, and that will help your storytelling stand out. Great Storytelling Loves Specifics Watch the video below. How do you use details in your storytelling to bring your [...]

By | 2017-03-27T18:19:20+00:00 March 26, 2017|0 Comments

How Open-Mic Content Grows Audiences

An open-mic content mindset can help companies tremendously. First, let me back up and define "open-mic." Typically, an open-mic night is a sampling of different acts in one night. Each comic gets 5-10 minutes. And clubs often (thought not always) don't pay open-mic participants. That can be good or bad depending on many factors. The point - to give comics exposure, build audiences for clubs, and allow clubs to preview [...]

By | 2017-02-14T02:18:01+00:00 October 13, 2016|0 Comments

Ten Brand Commandments – Co-Created Content

A Little Background Vincenzo Landino and I chatted a few weeks back for his Brand Boost podcast. We talked about improv and marketing, Happy Days, how “human” – yes, still an important word – has also ironically jumped the marketing shark. We also talked about why all marketers should think like improvisers whose central tenet is “yes and.” That is how improvisers build scenes together. This means you accept a [...]

By | 2017-02-21T22:25:31+00:00 October 3, 2016|1 Comment

8 Traits of Improvisational Business Leaders

We're All Improvisers in Business: Traits of Improvisational Business Masters The following is an excerpt from my new book, ""Stop Boring Me! How to Create Kick-Ass Marketing Content, Products and Ideas Through the Power of Improv." All Hail "The Improviser-in-Chief" Bill Clinton is an example of a master adapter and he demonstrates the best traits of improvisational business leaders. In 2012, NPR called Bill Clinton "The Improviser-in-Chief" for his ability [...]

By | 2017-11-13T23:52:35+00:00 September 29, 2016|0 Comments
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