This is part one of a five part series between Tyler Pyburn, host at The Pulse Network, and Allen Bonde, Chief Marketing Officer at The Pulse Network, as they determine how storytelling drives social media marketing.
Telling a good story is essential to reaching your target audience.
This is especially the case in social media marketing. In fact, I’ve always thought that good marketing is good storytelling. But in social media marketing, the trick is getting your customers to tell these stories for you! We can break down the formula that makes this work on social channels into three parts: content, connections, and lastly participation (and influence of participants).
The goal for those of us in social media marketing is to package up the appropriate content and then translate it into the language of the specific channel. For instance, on Twitter you need to keep your story very short, but can also use links and hashtags to make it easy to learn more and share your content. The way you format your story to fit the language of each social media channel determines your audiences engagement and also how effectively you generate word of mouth and take your audience down a path where they’re expecting to hear the next story – and maybe even an offer or pitch!
I lay out some of these ideas in my conversation with Tyler, so check it out:
So, what do you think? Which brands do the best job with storytelling? Add your thoughts in the comments, and look for part two of this series, when we’ll explore how content can be used to build communities.