March 29, 2017

Telling the story versus being the story

The story you tell in advertising might make the things you sell sound better. But what really matters to people is how the things you sell make life better for them. It’s that experience that makes your story meaningful and authentic. Here is an example. MidModMen+friends is a Saint Paul, Minnesota retailer of restored mid-century […]

The stories that matter

The most powerful brand stories aren’t the ones we tell our customers. They are the ones customers tell themselves. People tell themselves stories every day to make it easier to understand a complex world. The stories they tell have little to do with facts, and a lot to do with how they see the world. […]

Uncover hidden gems that deliver a brand message ‘zinger’

It is like being in the Twilight Zone. You’re sequestered in a room with a half-dozen other business smarties toiling away at one of the toughest, most frustrating assignments you’ve faced in a long time. You’ve been tasked with describing your entire company in short sound bites that define your business. It should be simple […]

The brain science behind stories that grip your audience

A story can save boring content – except when you tell it wrong Admit it. You’re a sucker for a good story, right? For good reason! Stories kindle your imagination. They make you feel something. No wonder content marketers have glommed onto storytelling as a way to pierce through the noise and clutter of the […]