Posts by Park Howell

How to use the Hero’s Journey to create epic business stories for your B2B marketing

Have you ever struggled to get an important concept across to your peers? We’ve all been there. The powerpoint that sucked. The big idea that didn’t penetrate smaller minds. The…

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Why business storytelling is always about the personal dilemmas behind your professional pursuits

Story marketing must be at the heart of your content marketing Every business leader or communicator must “humanize” their brand. This is especially true for the cold, feature-and-function advertising that professional services firms run. But a…

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How Downton Abbey resembles B2B marketing

I admit it. I’m a Downton Abbey fan. My wife and I started watching it around the first season of Breaking Bad. If Breaking Bad is the opiate of TV programming, then…

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How to create a thriving culture for your professional services firm through the stories you tell

All great business leadership has three dimensions to it, according John Oechsle, President and CEO of Swiftpage, the providers of ACT! customer relationship management (CRM) software for small business. Oechsle…

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Is global business exciting or scary?

I was honored to be part of a panel for a Global Chamber of Commerce gathering yesterday morning discussing the merits of global business in Arizona. Doug Bruhnke, founder of the Global…

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10 reasons/ways to be a more powerful B2B marketing storyteller: #6 hurts

I have a business storytelling brother from a different mother, and we grew up across the great pond from each other. His name is Bryan Adams, founder of Ph-Creative in…

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Why you should think like a screenwriter to humanize your B2B content marketing

I love this poster for Justin Trevor Winters’ new movie. It depicts Richard Dreyfuss’ character as a retired high school gym teacher willing to do whatever it takes to leave…

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The Step-by-Step Process for Crafting Your Brand Story

While storytelling has become ubiquitous in advertising, and numerous books tell you why stories are important for your brand, I can actually show you how to craft and tell compelling…

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The 1 rule you must obey when crafting brand stories

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. Confucius told us that centuries ago. I learned this lesson, AGAIN, yesterday. I was teaching storytelling to 7th and…

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A simple 3-step strategy that will inspire your business storytelling

Plus 6 great story insights and one terrific quote Some of my clients and students tell me that they don’t lead interesting enough lives to have great stories. Nothing ever…

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