Seven Beats of Brand Storytelling

Effective brand storytelling aims at the heart. Seven stories that brands can tell for heart BEATS are:

  • Beginnings & Behind the scenes
  • Explain & Excitement of the mission
  • A Cause
  • Tell Customer stories
  • Seasonal

Beats

BEGINNINGS This story about how LEGO began is highly engaging.

BEHIND THE SCENES Warby Parker shows how they make glasses.

EXPLAIN The founder of Dollar Shave Club demonstrates the brand personality as he explains why “our blades are f***ing great!”

& EXCITEMENT This “Think Different” ad from Apple captures the excitement of their mission.

A CAUSE 4Ocean works to solve the problem of plastics in the ocean.

TELL CUSTOMER STORIES “Building Better Stories” highlights how students benefit from services at LiteracyKC.

SEASONAL Haford Hardware captures the spirit of the Christmas holiday with this one.

And there you have the heart BEATS of powerful brand storytelling.

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