Upcoming Appearances

The Seductive Myth of Brand Storytelling: Why Some Stories Work and Most Don't

Event Date: February 16, 2012

SVP, Strategy+Planning Rohit Bhargava will present the keynote address at the session "The Seductive Myth of Brand Storytelling: Why Some Stories Work and Most Don't" at Social Media Week.

Advertising & Marketing Content Hub at JWT
12:00pm - 2:00pm
466 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017

About The Seductive Myth Of Brand Storytelling: Why Some Stories Work And Most Don’t:

Marketers are supposed to be great storytellers, but often we end up just being great liars. Most of us have a love-hate relationship with storytelling. We know it’s something we should be doing and that stories work for engagement, but it’s way easier to just do ads and focus on conversion rates. At least you can report that easily into a spreadsheet. But dozens of studies have proved over and over that stories are the most powerful form of communications because they appeal to our emotions – and people are emotional decision makers. When it comes to actually influencing your customers to DO SOMETHING, there is no more powerful form of marketing than storytelling.

In this talk from Rohit Bhargava, best selling author of Personality Not Included and a member of Ogilvy social media team, attendees will not only learn some of the principles of great storytelling, but also learn how some poineering brands are already using those lessons to succeed today. Merging social media with newer concepts like content curation and transmedia storytelling – this session will give you plenty of ideas for telling better brand stories, and proving the value to others in your organization who may be storytelling skeptics.

Rohit Bhargava is a member of the Strategy & Planning team at Ogilvy and writes the award-winning Influential Marketing Blog. His second book called Likeonomics will be coming out in May of this year.

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