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The Business of Story

Park Howell promises to reignite within you the one true superpower well all possess - storytelling - in the Business of Story. Learn from internationally acclaimed story artists, content strategists, and brand raconteurs who will help you craft and tell compelling stories that sell. This is the "How To" podcast for story marketing. Each episode delivers at least one actionable tip that will help you connect with your customers, move them to action, and start creating epic growth for your enterprise and your people. Story on!
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Expert storytellers teach you how to move people to action.

Feb 29, 2016

Nick Westergaard, Chief Brand Strategist at Brand Driven Digital, joins the Business of Story Podcast to reveal how brands can produce content that empowers their customers through dynamic positioning online.

The Business of Story is sponsored by ACT!, Convince & Convert, Emma, and Oracle.

  • ACT! helps individuals, small businesses, and sales teams organize prospect and customer details in just one place, ultimately driving sales. Visit http://actstory.com and enter to win a pair of BOSE noise-cancelling headphones.
  • Emma helps marketers everywhere send smart, stylish email newsletters, promotions, and automated campaigns, and help us all rest a little easier knowing our marketing emailing is doing its job. Check out their newest publication at Myemma.com/click.
  • Each day the team at Convince & Convert picks a topic and sends you the three best resources ever created about that topic. It's topical, it's timely, it's useful, so go to definitivedigest.com and subscribe to their email newsletter now.
  • Oracle Marketing Cloud offers an introduction to marketing automation, with tips that marketers need to automate and optimize.

In This Episode

  • How to create marketing that asks and answers questions
  • Connecting your digital dots across platforms
  • How to develop content and social media hacks to help you do more with less
  • Identifying what your brand does better than anybody else
  • The "Atticus Finch Rule of Marketing," walking a mile in your customers' shoes
  • Why digital is such a multi-dimensional storytelling realm

Resources

Visit http://bit.ly/BizofStory for more insights from your favorite storytellers.

Feb 22, 2016

Eric Munn, Social Media Lead at the satirical news outlet The Onion, joins the Business of Story Podcast to shed light on when and how businesses can embrace the comedy in their own stories.

The Business of Story is sponsored by ACT!, Convince & Convert, Emma, and Oracle.

  • ACT! helps individuals, small businesses, and sales teams organize prospect and customer details in just one place, ultimately driving sales. Visit http://actstory.com and enter to win a pair of BOSE noise-cancelling headphones.
  • Each day the team at Convince & Convert picks a topic and sends you the three best resources ever created about that topic. It's topical, it's timely, it's useful, so go to definitivedigest.com and subscribe to their email newsletter now.
  • Emma helps marketers everywhere send smart, stylish email newsletters, promotions, and automated campaigns, and help us all rest a little easier knowing our marketing emailing is doing its job. Check out their newest publication at Myemma.com/click.
  • Oracle Marketing Cloud offers an introduction to marketing automation, with tips that marketers need to automate and optimize.

In This Episode

  • How The Onion has mastered digital storytelling—and how you can, too
  • The three ingredients essential to every humorous tweet and post
  • How to create "thumb-stoppers"
  • The secrets of social and how it can make or break a storyteller
  • How more brands can take advantage of having more fun in their marketing
  • The power of visuals on social media

Resources


Visit http://bit.ly/BizofStory for more insights from your favorite storytellers.

Feb 17, 2016

John Yorke, Managing Director at Angel Station and founder of the BBC’s Writer’s Academy, joins the Business of Story Podcast to share a unique perspective on the dynamic power of stories in the B2B world.

The Business of Story is sponsored by ACT!, Convince & Convert, Emma, and Oracle.

  • ACT! helps individuals, small businesses, and sales teams organize prospect and customer details in just one place, ultimately driving sales. Visit http://actstory.com and enter to win a pair of BOSE noise-cancelling headphones.
  • Each day the team at Convince & Convert picks a topic and sends you the three best resources ever created about that topic. It's topical, it's timely, it's useful, so go to definitivedigest.com and subscribe to their email newsletter now.
  • Emma helps marketers everywhere send smart, stylish email newsletters, promotions, and automated campaigns, and help us all rest a little easier knowing our marketing emailing is doing its job. Check out their newest publication at Myemma.com/click.
  • Oracle Marketing Cloud offers an introduction to marketing automation, with tips that marketers need to automate and optimize.

 

In This Episode

  • Mirror neurons and how they cause story to work on our brains
  • How business communicators can be more effective with their stories.
  • What happens when you realize that all business stories are quests
  • Three big mistakes we make as business storytellers and how we can quickly overcome them

 

Resources


Visit http://bit.ly/BizofStory for more insights from your favorite storytellers.

Feb 10, 2016

Margaret Hartwell is the author and co-producer of "Archetypes in Branding: A Toolkit for Creatives and Strategists." She joins the Business of Story Podcast to reveal how implementing character archetypes will humanize brands.

The Business of Story is sponsored by ACT!, Sigstr, Emma, Convince & Convert, and Zignal Labs.

  • ACT! helps individuals, small businesses, and sales teams organize prospect and customer details in just one place, ultimately driving sales. Visit http://actstory.com and enter to win a pair of BOSE noise-cancelling headphones.
  • A company of just 100 employees sends 1,000,000 emails per year on average. What if you had a million new opportunities to engage your key customers and prospects? Sigstr opens up the marketing potential of employee emails. Learn 3 creative ways to unlock the power of email signatures: http://bit.ly/1P0bE9A.
  • Emma helps marketers everywhere send smart, stylish email newsletters, promotions, and automated campaigns, and help us all rest a little easier knowing our marketing emailing is doing its job. Check out their newest publication at Myemma.com/click.
  • Each day the team at Convince & Convert picks a topic and sends you the three best resources ever created about that topic. It's topical, it's timely, it's useful, so go to definitivedigest.com and subscribe to their email newsletter now.
  • Zignal Labs is a real-time cross-media story tracking platform to make your life easier to see relevant data and reach your customers where they are. Stay ahead of what the world thinks with a free trial at http://zignallabs.com/story.

 

In This Episode

  • Brand archetypes and personality archetypes based in Jungian psychology
  • Why archetyping is so important to business
  • How to use archetypes to understand where your brand gets authentically positioned in the marketplace
  • How business leaders can use archetypes to help set company vision and mission
  • The four primary archetypes

Resources


Visit http://bit.ly/BizofStory for more insights from your favorite storytellers.

Feb 3, 2016

Ardath Albee, B2B Marketing Strategist and CEO of Marketing Interactions, joins the Business of Story Podcast to discuss the importance of knowing your customers in a godlike way and the shift brands need to make to become relevant to their audiences.

The Business of Story is sponsored by ACT!, Sigstr, and Zignal Labs.

  • ACT! helps individuals, small businesses, and sales teams organize prospect and customer details in just one place, ultimately driving sales. Visit http://actstory.com and enter to win a pair of BOSE noise-cancelling headphones.
  • A company of just 100 employees sends 1,000,000 emails per year on average. What if you had a million new opportunities to engage your key customers and prospects? Sigstr opens up the marketing potential of employee emails. Learn 3 creative ways to unlock the power of email signatures: http://bit.ly/1P0bE9A
  • Zignal Labs is a real-time cross-media story tracking platform to make your life easier to see relevant data and reach your customers where they are. Stay ahead of what the world thinks with a free trial at http://zignallabs.com/story

 

In This Episode

  • Why your personas are critical to the complex B2B sell
  • How the “pronoun shift” will have a profound impact on the relevance of your content
  • What the Greek legend of Narcissus has to do with your brand
  • Why it’s important to turn one-off campaigns into serial business stories for true customer engagements
  • Tips to start creating your own buyer and customer personas
  • Ardath’s Relevance Maturity Matrix and how to make the shift to being relevant in the marketplace

Resources


Visit http://bit.ly/BizofStory for more insights from your favorite storytellers.

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