How Dynamic Writing Can Help Marketers Build Brand Loyalty
04th Mar 2020, Author: Victoria Campbell
Gone are the days of two-dimensional writing. Reading is no longer defined strictly as an interaction with the written word, but rather any experience in which an audience gains meaning from a visual component. If we “read” any time we watch a video clip, shouldn’t our writing reflect this reality? Modern readers and audiences want a more immersive experience, a narrative that both gets and holds their interest. Just because you sell a product or service doesn’t mean you can’t rely on storytelling to attract customers to your brand; by using dynamic writing strategies, you can hook and hold potential audience members.
Opportunities for dynamic writing
Regardless of the service you offer or the product you sell,
there is always a human component involved. Telling brave, bold, innovative
stories doesn’t happen in a silo; the dynamic storyteller talks to people. Talk
to your customers, talk to your community, talk to your colleagues. Dig deep to
find how to connect, don’t be satisfied with a surface-level conversation
- Direct mail
- Web content
- Social media
Tips for unearthing the best content
Great content doesn’t simply materialize, no matter how much
we all wish that were the case. For the intrepid marketer, top-of-the-line
content takes both vision and revision. Writing without revising is like
traveling without a map; there’s an infinitesimal chance you’ll reach your
intended destination, but you’re far more likely to end up on the side of the
road with nothing to show for your efforts but an empty gas tank.
- Writing the story
- More editing
- Write at least 10 headlines
- Experiment to see what resonates with your
Interview like a pro
Think like a journalist, even if you’re a marketer. Great stories come from people who feel compelled and encouraged to share their experiences. Ask carefully curated questions and practice active listening. The more you listen, the more likely your interviewee is to talk.
- Avoid the word “interview”
- Get the facts
- Start with the ending in mind
- Talk less, listen more
- Be flexible
Putting pen to paper
The best writing advice is always the simplest: start at the close. Consider what action you want the reader to take, consider the medium in which you’re writing, consider your intended audience. These considerations will guide and shape the piece.
As the way we read and interact with texts continues to evolve, writers have the space to take risks, to experiment, to innovate. Although not every piece of content is likely to go viral, marketing writers shouldn’t be afraid to use dynamic strategies to engage their audience. Without fail, these tactics will help you tell your brand’s story in a more compelling manner.
- Test your assumptions
- Add urgency
- Get approvals and photo releases
When you commit to dynamic brand storytelling, you stand
out. The digital space is riddled with blogs, ads and content. Users and
readers are constantly bombarded with uniform messaging, so it is vital for
brands to find visibility solutions.
In addition to making your brand more visible, brand
storytelling can help build a tribe, rather than just a customer base. When
brand loyalty is created, an ambassador is born, a passionate individual who
will vouch for your products and services. When people think of Apple, they
don’t necessarily think computers or phones, but bold creative that interweaves
technology with our daily lives. Want more evidence? This
study found that 92 % of consumers want ads to feel like a narrative,
rather than a sales pitch.
We can all benefit from thinking creatively. However, sometimes it’s difficult to think outside the box we’ve created for ourselves via conventional messaging. If this sounds like you, don’t fret—we’re here to help. Our Digital Marketing Team is a collective of skilled storytellers, ready to lend an ear (and digital strategy, and email marketing, and web development, and social media and content and inbound marketing) to guarantee your story will be heard.
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