Category Archives: PR & Marketing

“Universal Truth” — Step One of the Brand Storytelling Hero’s Journey

IN MY FIRST POST, I briefly described the Brand Storytelling Hero’s Journey, a new model based on the original Hero’s Journey developed by Joseph Campbell. It’s a pattern rooted in mythology which has stood the test of time – and … Continue reading

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Breaking the Story Code: The Brand Storytelling “Hero’s Journey”

“A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder; fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory is won; the hero comes back from this mysterious adventure with the power to bestow … Continue reading

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Brands Just Want to be Remembered

I wonder what people would do if they knew. Every day, all around them, companies and brand managers and marketers are jockeying for attention. Consumers are segmented into audiences, targets and strings of data. They are talked about and analyzed … Continue reading

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Kill the Click: Digital is All About the Clock

IT’S TIME TO KILL the click. This isn’t something the traditional digital advertising industry wants to hear (and yes, there is such a thing as “traditional” digital advertising.) Clicks equal cash goes the maxim, though those selling clicks are the … Continue reading

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Journalists to Brands: Don’t Give Us “Content,” Tell Us Stories

ALTHOUGH I CAN’T TRACE THE ORIGIN with any certainty, I’m nevertheless pretty sure that the word “content” was first used by a marketer, not a by a journalist. Journalists are in the business of stories. Always have been – and … Continue reading

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Communities of Intent: The New Bing Tries to Resuscitate the Web

THE WEB IS BACK. Or at least Bing, with its new social-focused interface, is trying to make the Web relevant again – while making Google less relevant in the process. Over the coming weeks, Bing users will not only get … Continue reading

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Why Most Brands Will Suck at Storytelling

“STORY” IS THE NEW “CONTENT.” As buzzwords go, story isn’t entirely bad — for years I’ve pushed clients to be storytellers. I’ve berated the descent of story into a furtive sea of “content,” stripping all emotion from human pursuits. So … Continue reading

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