The reason why business owners have so much trouble creating content for Instagram is because they feel the have to choose one type of post over the other, or they simply can’t come up with enough ideas to conjure up a well-balanced mixture of content.
What is your Talent Narrative? - Fistful of Talent
Your talent narrative is your talent story. When you, or your CEO, or a hiring manager, sit in front of a candidate from entry-level, low-skill, to a c-suite position, what narrative are you sharing? Is it the same for all levels, does it adjust based on the relative value of the position, or maybe you’re selling a narrative about the ... Read More
Brands Are Not Stories | Branding Strategy Insider
It has become popular to talk about brand in terms of a story. Let’s be as clear as possible with this, a brand is not a story. If it is then it’s created It has become popular to talk about brand in terms of a story. Let’s be as clear as possible with this, a brand is not a story.
Why your job preview stories should be influenced by horror movies (And how to put the lesson into practice) | LinkedIn
Here's an interesting way to re-think about how you talk about and write about your jobs. Ask yourself things like, "what was I nervous about before I started?" and " If you had to convince someone NOT to apply, how would you?" This article on what horror movies can teach us about job postings is a great read.
How to Create an Effective "Day in the Life" for Candidates
I know I'm in the minority when I say that I don't know that "day in the life" videos are not how I would want to learn about a company (my quibble: they can be as staged and fake as any other marketing device, and frankly, what your office looks like and what meetings look like don't tell me much). But they are obviously a part of many company's employer brands, so if you're going to build them, maybe build them well. William Tincup says the secret to a good video is a focus on hypertransparency and radical candor.
How the World's Top Employers Use Digital Storytelling to Build...
The magic in storytelling for branding is that stories feel real, natural, and allow the listener to project themselves into them, providing a more impactful experience than just having tag lines shouted at you. So here are 9 ways to integrate digital storytelling into your branding based on what some of the best employers are doing.
Building a Successful Brand: What Does It Mean in 2020?
Branding Magazine takes a few steps back and asks, "what does brand success look like in 2020?" It's an interesting question for us employer branders, as many of us still have to explain our job and occasionally justify our existence (ugh). It's not a complex article, but might help you simplify your approach to what matters.
The future of brand storytelling - Think with Google
What's the future of brand storytelling? Google collected some smart thinkers and posed that question. And while there was a lot of talk of "digital-first," I wonder if their own recruiters and employer branders would 100% agree.
If you occasionally feel like you tell the same employer brand story over and over and over (guilty!), you might appreciate some different ways to tell a story. Take any profile, article, posting, or video and re-tell it in a new format and it will feel fresh and news (I mean, George Lucas was just retelling a samurai story in space and he's a billionaire).
Telling A Blockbuster Brand Story | Branding Strategy Insider
How did Pixar, already known as a fantastic story-teller, change how it approached story and brand issues to reach the next level? By building an internal "brain trust." (For the record, so much of what we see as "great creative" isn't about inspiration, but about the systems and processes we put in place to foster that creativity.)
How Villains Bring Power To Your Brand Story | Branding Strategy Insider
You know I'm a story fan, so you might not be surprised to see that I loved this piece on creating a villain in your own brand story. Who opposes your company? Who are you trying very hard to NOT be? What are you working to vanquish? Villains don't just offer an element of drama, they serve as a driving purpose to your own brand, offering a suggestion of how far you'll be willing to go to defeat the enemy.
Why You Should Share Employee Stories Right Now > Sourcing and Recruiting News
Yes, you should actively be sharing your stories right now. Right now! Lauryn Sargent, who knows a thing or two about employee stories, makes a solid case for telling more stories now, not less. Whether the news is good or bad, telling stories turns anything into a more human experience, one that gets more eyeballs and sticks in the brain longer.
How to Write Short Stories on Social Media for Better Clicks
Here's a nice juicy article on how to write short stories in your posts to create more clicks and engagement. This article didn't feel at all like the usual run-of-the-mill listicle, but had some great new ideas that get your readers to really chew over your ideas.
5 Reasons the TikTok Model is Here to Stay | LinkedIn
Let's talk Tik Tok! Or maybe we shouldn't! Just as the all-dancing, all-singing social platform starts to gain traction as a legitimate branding platform, it gets branded as a state agency intelligence operation. But when has a little espionage stopped "the kids" from singing? (That's the entire plot of Val Kilmer's Top Secret, btw.) So if you're ready to ignore potential Trump/Bezos bans of the social channel, here are so suggestions on how to do it right. My favorite? Think of it as an education platform first.
Employee Advocacy: How to Create your Most Powerful Branding Channel | LinkedIn
Allison Kruse has really carved out her own space on how to effectively use content marketing in employer brand communications. So when she writes a big ol' article on how to use content marketing thinking to address and overcome employee advocacy challenges, I have to share it.