From fast food to pop-culture - A content marketing study of Quiznos’ Toasty.TV platform

Since the dawn of humanity, the art of storytelling has been of utmost importance. It has provided us with a knowledge pool, past on from former generations, enabling humans to understand their world as well as themselves. As stories were passed on from generation to generation they took part in the shaping of society and some of these stories live on to this day. But what was decisive in terms of deciding which story that were to survive over the years? Was it the morals or knowledge embedded in these stories?

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SNAPCHAT STORYTELLING: WHY BRANDS MIGHT FIND THE MOBILE PLATFORM USEFUL IN DIGITAL MARKETING – PT. 2

As with anything else, Snapchat has its pros and cons. Brands are reluctant about using the mobile app because of the lack of analytics and targeting opportunities and, since late 2014, the money to pay for an ad space. It might feel like an expensive shot in the dark. On the other hand, many global brands such as Disney, Universal Pictures, Heineken, McDonalds and Audi have added Snapchat to their digital marketing toolbox. They became Snapchat brands, hereafter called the self-invented word ‘brandsnappers’ – keep reading to find out why. 

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SNAPCHAT STORYTELLING: WHY BRANDS MIGHT FIND THE MOBILE PLATFORM USEFUL IN DIGITAL MARKETING – PT. 1

Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, Vine and YouTube might sound familiar to you. At least for many it does since these social networking sites are used all over the globe. We certainly reside in a world where 24/7 connection and collaboration is mundane, which can only be described as ubiquitous. (Hoffman & Novak, 2013; Hanna, Rohm & Crittenden, 2011) Even though social media already is popular, it looks like it is growing in popularity by the minute. As online social networking behaviors increase in an ever-connected and mobile world, it becomes important for brands to find a way to employ social media in a proper way (Hoffman & Novak, 2013). 

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How Does the Coca-Cola Company Use Storytelling in its Content Marketing Strategy to Emotionally Connect with its Users? Part 1

This citation by the content marketing expert Joe Pulizzi already claims the basic meaning and the overall purpose of this blog post: To show that storytelling in one’s content marketing strategy is key to establish an emotional relationship with one’s users in today’s world (Pulizzi, 2012; Singh and Sonnenburg, 2012).

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Sustainability Communication in the Social Media Environment

Sustainability can no longer be classified as a passing fad. In fact, its increasing importance results in the formation of new markets and target groups. Each year the “Best Global Green Brands” are announced- 50 companies with an outstanding performance regarding social and ecological principles (Interbrand, 2014). Through an efficient communicational approach, these companies are also perceived as true sustainability brands among consumers. However, the emergence of social media, has strongly affected communication strategies of sustainability brands (Fieseler et. al, 2010), which raises the following issues:

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Transmedia Storytelling - How to keep media multitasking audiences happy. Part 2

What is transmedia storytelling? How can marketers use it to capture the attention of media multitaskers? How did Coca Cola implement this strategy into their “Happiness Factory” campaign? 

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Transmedia Storytelling - How to keep media multitasking audiences happy. Part 1

 What is transmedia storytelling? How can marketers use it to capture the attention of media multitaskers? How did Coca Cola implement this strategy into their “Happiness Factory” campaign? 

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