When you think of a traditional storyline, there’s a protagonist, antagonist, plot line and hopefully a resolution. Branded storytelling for a company functions in the same way. Your company is the protagonist, your competitors the antagonist, the plotline is the product or service you supply to your customers and the resolution is the value your customers find in your offering.
Storytelling is the art of developing an engaging connection between your offering and the value it provides to your customer. It is important to note storytelling is not about pushing your message onto your customer, it is about involving them in the process of the story developing.
Informative and persuasive advertising are both powerful tools to use when conveying the strengths of a company's product or services. Although both forms are useful resources for building a brand and conveying a message, they have their differences and should each be used strategically. The major differences in these advertising techniques relates to the ways each seeks to deliver information. Informative advertising has persuasive techniques, but relies more heavily on facts, whereas persuasive advertising seeks to appeal to consumer emotion to close the sale.
Word-of-mouth advertising is essential to driving everyday business and increasing positive brand awareness for every company. Customers engage with a business on a multitude of platforms and touchpoints and it is important to keep a positive reputation from social media to customer service. Driving positive word-of-mouth can be key to customer retention and acquisition. Using, for example, social media, you can create engaging content to drive the consumer's engagement with the brand on those platforms. Word of mouth advertising can make a big difference in the growth of your company.
Here are some key cornerstones to help increase positive word-of-mouth advertising:
With social media on the rise and digital marketing taking over, there are so many ways to advertise a brand and business today. Between internet and traditional advertising, it is no wonder companies struggle to figure out the best way to spend their advertising dollars. Outdoor advertising is an option that many people tend to look over, especially in this age of technology.
Outdoor advertising, also known as out-of-home advertising, is advertising that reaches consumers when they are outside their homes. This can be anything from billboards, street furniture and transit advertising to exterior signage and point of sale displays. Outdoor advertising remains a very common way for businesses to advertise to the public, but there are just as many disadvantages are there are advantages. Below, we look at both the pros and cons of using outdoor advertising for your brand or business.
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