Category Archives: Content Marketing

Facebook’s US user base declined by 15 million since 2017, according to survey – The Verge

Facebook’s user base is shrinking, particularly in the coveted 12- to 34-year-old demographic, according to new survey data compiled by market research firm Edison Research. The survey, which only collected data about users in the US (Facebook’s most lucrative market), found that 15 million fewer people use Facebook today than they did in 2017, with the biggest drop being among teen users and millennials.
— Read on www.theverge.com/2019/3/6/18253274/facebook-users-decline-15-million-people-united-states-privacy-scandals

Instagram Shed Some Light on Its Game Plan for Branded Content in 2019 – Adweek

Instagram Shed Some Light on Its Game Plan for Branded Content in 2019 – Adweek
— Read on www.adweek.com/digital/instagram-shed-some-light-on-its-game-plan-for-branded-content-in-2019/

Three Trends at CES for Communicators to Ponder

With CES closing its doors today, communicators will travel home with ideas of how tech will change their tactics, strategies and business objectives.
— Read on www.prnewsonline.com/CES+2019-AI-trends-technology

CMO Next 2018: 50 Marketing Chiefs Who Are Redefining The Role And Shaping The Future

CMO Next 2018: 50 Marketing Chiefs Who Are Redefining The Role And Shaping The Future
— Read on www.google.com/amp/s/www.forbes.com/sites/jenniferrooney/2018/09/24/cmo-next-2018-50-marketing-chiefs-who-are-redefining-the-role-and-shaping-the-future/amp/

How to Balance SEO Strategy with Brand Storytelling

Never again choose between good brand storytelling and SEO. Here’s how marketers can keep it creative while staying on top of their keyword strategy.
— Read on www.skyword.com/contentstandard/storytelling/how-to-balance-seo-strategy-with-brand-storytelling/

Coors Light and National Geographic Discover What’s Next

Screen Shot 2018-09-26 at 2.13.41 PM.pngThe Benefits of #BrandStorytelling #branding #brandjournalism #partnerships #storytelling

Storytelling has become an invaluable tool for brands across all industries. For ‘My Next,’ in particular, the initiative and partnership allowed Nat Geo to help bring the story of what’s next for both Coors Light and National Geographic Explorers to life. And, like its brand partnership vetting process, Nat Geo has a very specific way that it approaches brand storytelling.

Wiese noted, “We look at brand storytelling the same way we do with any content across our global television, digital, social, and print channels. Great stories have the power to transform the way we understand the world and our role in it. Nat Geo stories focus on humanity, authenticity, curiosity, and purpose.”

However, beyond the visuals, Wiese noted that excellent brand storytelling must have a protagonist or hero who audiences inherently want to follow. “And, we’re lucky to already have those heroes in our explorers, photographers, scientists, and creators. They have made National Geographic the globally revered media company it is today and for the past 130 years.”

Read More (Forbes)

 

 

Design of Everyday Things

DesignOfEverydayThingsOne of my favorite books: The Design of Everyday Things, Revised and Expanded Edition  By Don Norman [@jnd1er] – jnd.org

From the Preface: “This is a starter kit for good design. It is intended to be enjoyable and informative for everyone: everyday people, technical people, designers, and non-designers. One goal is to turn everyone into great observers of the absurd, of the poor design that gives rise to so many of the problems of modern life, especially of modern technology. It will also turn everyone into observers of the good, of the places where thoughtful designers have worked to make our lives easier and smoother. Good design is actually a lot harder to notice than poor design, in part because good designs fit our needs so well that the design is invisible, serving us without drawing attention to itself. Bad design, on the other hand, screams out its inadequacies, making itself very noticeable.”

See More (jnd.org)
https://www.jnd.org/books/design-of-everyday-things-revised.html

My Take From Brownie Bytes

I’ve used these principles for every product, marketing, website, and content I’ve ever worked on – since the first edition of this book. You would be wise to do the same.