Brand storytelling is the narration of stories so as to evoke emotions among customers. Storytelling helps customers to relate to the product creating a sense of trust towards the brand.
Creating a Brand’s Story
Storytelling is ancient when people used to tell stories so as to engage the audience with the experiences and messages that the storyteller wanted to portray. The brands now use the storytelling technique to let people know their brand’s story, connect with it, and further join the brand as a customer.
The brand’s story doesn’t necessarily mean the story of a brand. It can be of a “hero” or a character to which people can relate easily. A heartwarming story of your brand’s hero helps in engaging the audience and compels them to take action.
Importance of Brand Storytelling
People are often found to remember a childhood story of famous characters which was taught in school 10 years ago. It is so because people can relate to such stories’ character and draws images in their mind relating to them.
• With storytelling, the brand is able to grab the attention of the audience.
• It gives a voice to the brand which makes it unique from other competing products.
• Helps in conveying the message that it cares for its customers and is fit to solve their problems.
How does Brand Storytelling benefit?
• Product sales are benefitted from brand storytelling.
• Storytelling inspires customers to take an action toward the product.
Brand Storytelling for Future
According to Seth Godin, “Marketing is no longer about the stuff that you make, but about the stories you tell.” It is not only about what you have but also about how you present what you have. Today, one is required to think uniquely to be successful in the marketplace. With the tough competitors in markets, one should be efficient enough in each and every little detail that the brand has to put forward in front of the audience. Storytelling ensures that the brand’s product is the best and further, will be there to solve their customer’s needs.
Ways of Brand Storytelling
• Origin Story
An origin story is the story of the brand with good graphics and visuals. It demonstrates how and why the company was founded. However, one should be aware of the approach of sharing the stories and be consistent with it.
It is important to showcase the company’s ambitious side and aspirations for the product. This helps in generating a connection with the audience showing them the bigger picture of the product’s devotion towards the world.
• Product creation
Visualizing the creativeness behind the product is another way. Showcasing the creativeness while producing the product can further lead to the engagement of the audience as it makes them aware of the ingredients or values that are in the play.
User-generated content is another strategy. Highlighting customer stories can also help in engaging the audience to a great extent as these help in building trust easily and convincing the audience to purchase the product.
With people wanting to have quick and fair solutions to their problems around; brand storytelling can create wonders. It appears not only effective in engaging people but also helps the brand to leave a mark and message in the future. The brand with the story being portrayed is remembered and its effectiveness also appears to be shared among the customers and their beloved ones as well.