Written by the award-winning storyteller Miri Rodriguez at Microsoft, this actionable guide goes beyond content strategy and, instead, demonstrates how to leverage brand storytelling in the marketing mix to strengthen brand engagement and achieve long-term growth, with advice from brands like Expedia, Coca Cola, McDonalds, Adobe and Google.
Despite understanding essential storytelling techniques, brands continue to explain how their product or service can help the customer, rather than showcasing how the customer's life has changed as a result of them.
gets back to the heart of brand loyalty, consumer behaviour and engagement as a business strategy: using storytelling to trigger the emotions that humans are driven by. It provides a step by step guide to assess, dismantle, and rebuild a brand story, shifting the brand from a 'hero' to 'sidekick' mentality, and positioning the customer as a key influencer to motivate the audience.
Simplifying where to begin, how to benchmark success and ensure a consistent brand voice throughout every department, this book clearly shows how readers can align an emotive connection with the customer's personal values, experiences and aspirations, and how that will enable brand leaders, employees and influencers to celebrate and strengthen brand engagement for the long-term, rather than simply trying to win it.
Clarifying why machine-learning, AI and automation only tell one side of the story, this book will inspire you with cutting edge interviews and case studies from leading brands like Expedia, Coca Cola, McDonalds, Adobe and Google, to tap into authentic brand loyalty and human connection. "Rodriguez's insights and advice on brand storytelling are critically relevant for both public and private sector organizations alike to survive, succeed, and stand out in a crowded social media landscape of noise and distractions."--Chris Hsiung, Deputy Police Chief & Social Media Influencer "We know how important storytelling is - it captures the hearts and minds of your consumer in a way that no other type of marketing can. After seeing Miri Rodriguez's dynamic presentation about brand storytelling at my conference in Sydney, I could not wait to read her book. It does not disappoint. Rodriguez helps you to discover your story and provides a template to help you craft it and share it with the world. It is a must read for every business."--Mireille Ryan, CEO of the Social Media Marketing Institute and Award-Winning Entrepreneur "Storytelling is the foundation of all com