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7 Podcast Tools For Your Audio Content Plan | Omar Kattan - New Age AdMan & Brand Storyteller

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Are you tired of trying to come up with fresh written content for your company website each week?


Why not throw caution to the wind and try your hand at podcasting instead? There are a number of versatile podcasting tools you can utilize to make the most of your foray into the world of spoken content.


Check out these recent startup additions to the podcasting scene:


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Do you podcast?  What tools do you use? Share below…


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5 Animation Tools To Help Bring Your Brand Story To Life - Brand Stories - New Age Brand Building

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, chances are good you’re well aware of the increasing popularity of content marketing and brand storytelling.

While many social media experts and content marketers are focusing on written content like blog posts, savvy marketers and brand storytellers are turning to visual content creation in increasing numbers.

With options like infographics, memes, and videos available, making an impression and telling your story via visual content could become increasingly difficult.

One way to make a strong impression and better tell your brand story is to include video animation in your content marketing mix . Animated content is highly engaging, offers opportunities for strong brand messaging, and is highly shareable via social media channels.

Here are five startups making waves in the animation niche, try them to see if they can add pizzazz to your brand story.


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Five animation tools content marketers can use to bring their brand stories to life and make the most out of their visual web efforts. Which tools do you use to tell you brand story, create online buzz and increase customer engagement?


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Jack Daniel’s Solidifies Rock & Roll Association with “Legend.” - Brand Stories - New Age Brand Building

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Jack Daniel’s celebrated its place in rock and roll history with the launch of a global campaign called “Legend.” Using historic footage, actual concert flyers, ticket stubs, bathroom graffiti and the work of legendary rock photographer, Danny Clinch, the campaign pays homage to the whiskey that was there. Frank Sinatra, Bad Brains, Joey Ramone, Freddie King and Mudhoney, among others, all paint a vivid picture of music history.


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JD has always been a part of the story.


Traveling from the gritty stage of CBGB’s in New York City to the hair band dominated streets of the Sunset Strip, “Legend” is a celebration of music iconography and authenticity. Quite literally “with the band since 1866”, Jack Daniel’s has been onstage, backstage, in the studios, on the tour bus and in the hands of legends since the birth of rock and roll.


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Brand Storytelling: 10 Steps to Start Your Content Marketing Hero’s Journey

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There are no hard-and-fast rules for brand storytelling, but classic storytelling and structure can help guide you. Follow these 10 steps to start your content marketing hero’s journey.

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This story structure — which is inherently linear — can also help you structure your content into a story map. The story map helps to organize your pieces of content across a timeline.


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Google’s Schmidt: Verified Profiles Key To Ranking | Omar Kattan - New Age AdMan & Brand Storyteller

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It’s official, your Google Plus profile will affect your ranking.

According to Eric Schmidt…

“Within search results, information tied to verified online profiles will be ranked higher than content without such verification, which will result in most users naturally clicking on the top (verified) results. The true cost of remaining anonymous, then, might be irrelevance.”


Omar Kattan - New Age AdMan's insight:

Google Plus is here to stay and Google will keep on pushing it to ensure it adds value to its results.  Follow the above tips to ensure you’re not at a disadvantage.


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The Role Of Customer Service In Your Brand Story - Brand Stories - New Age Brand Building

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Yesterday, while enjoying an espresso at my local coffee shop, I overheard a conversation between a very frustrated businessman and his bank’s customer service advisor (CSA).  By the end of the call, the businessman had more or less decided to take his business elsewhere.

It made me think about a saying from one of my favorite authors, Maya Angelou who once said:

Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.

Service oriented brands have much to learn from this sentence.  Make sure your brand message is consistent with the manner in which it’s being dispersed by your customer facing representatives; both online and offline.


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You can craft the perfect brand message and say it in the most compelling way, but if it’s tarnished by the faces and voices of your business you will have failed.

Make sure that your customer service representatives play the role of the protagonist, not the villain in your brand’s story.


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Your Transmedia Brand Story Arc Begins With The ‘Why’ - Brand Stories - New Age Brand Building

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Why do you do what you do?

Answered correctly, this simple question can form the backbone of your brand story and help inform the manner in which you communicate with your customers, fans and followers; your transmedia story arc if you will.


Omar Kattan - New Age AdMan's insight:

“People don’t buy what you do; people buy why you do it”.  It’s the feeling they get out of your product or service and what it can do for them that defines your brand.  In a nutshell, When a brand’s personality complements our own, we form a friendship and give it our trust and loyalty.


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