Brand Storytelling. Share Your Brand Story.

By John Murinye

The age of market domination by product features and low prices is almost non-existent. Innovation and access to technology is becoming cheaper and easier. Brands need to be and communicate authenticity now more than ever.

Whatever your product offers, can be replicated quickly and cheaper in a shorter space of time. Instead of focusing on what makes your product functional, start thinking about defining and communicating why it exists in the first place. This means actually having concrete values, following them through action and not just caring about profits. Brands that have done this with integrity have seen up to 50% more earnings.

Genuine brand storytelling is not new thinking at all. In fact, the world’s greatest brands we know and love today, have been living their brand story. Protesters have changed policies and captured the world’s attention — driven by strong conviction and purpose. All because humans connect with humans. Not features and specs.

Brand storytelling is becoming the new craze. With some marketers forging stories in an attempt to win the hearts of audiences. This is incredibly dangerous. Sooner or later you will be exposed and this will hurt your brand more than strengthen it.

True value, and a deep connection with your audience, will come when you reach deep within and genuinely ask yourself why you exist. Why should your audience care about the solution you are proposing?

What is branding in the first place? Read this article to learn more.