With the always-on interwebs, I believe that ADHD is now a communicable disease. And, guess what? We are all the viruses. So, how do you get your brand story to rise above the noise and allow it the opportunity to be heard? Well, we’ll look at one way to do that. On today’s show, we’re going to explore the concepts of irony and juxtaposition in your business stories to help them stand out—to help you stand out—especially with your visual storytelling.
Our guest, James Popsys, has a unique view of life captured in the inventive and witty images he creates in Photoshop. His visual storytelling conjures up irony and juxtaposition to stop you in your tracks and trigger stories in your mind.
From the verdant babbling brook flowing through the graffiti canals of London to the giant hot dogs grilling on the side of a building to the schooner sailing on top of a hurricane, James and I explore where the inspiration for his images comes from and how you can tap into that for your stories.
He’ll also show you how you can jumpstart your Instagram page (as you might imagine, a pretty important channel for his work) and, you’ll learn his three rules for finding, capturing, and telling visual stories that genuinely stand out.
In This Episode You’ll Learn
- How irony and juxtaposition can set you apart
- Why audiences prefer real as opposed to over-produced
- The rule of thirds and other tips for Instagram
“Everybody has a platform now and there has never been more noise to have to break through to get your voice heard.” – @jamespopsys (click to tweet)
“It’s no longer about having the sharpest lenses and getting the exposure spot-on, it’s about storytelling.” – @jamespopsys (click to tweet)
“If you can find something that’s different, as opposed to better, I think you stand a better chance of standing out.” – @jamespopsys (click to tweet)
“I want it to look like somebody has stepped up to a really odd scene and just snapped with their camera.” – @jamespopsys (click to tweet)
Mentioned In The Show
- James Popsys
- James Popsys on Twitter, @jamespopsys and Instagram, @jamespopsys
- Top 10 Photoshop Tips for Beginners
- “Winning The Story Wars” – by Jonah Sachs
- Casey Neistat
- The Ten Best Brand Moments of 2016
- How Luck and Intuition Helped to Build Instagram
Business Story Strategist, Keynote Speaker and Brand Raconteur
Park Howell is a trusted brand story strategist and sought-after keynote speaker on story marketing. He has helped international brands, including Coca-Cola, Beyer Pharmaceutical, Cummins Diesel, American Express, and United States Air Force.
The widely popular Business of Story podcast helps leaders of purpose-driven organizations clarify their stories to grow revenue and amplify their impact. Each episode brings you the brightest content creators, advertising creatives, authors, screenwriters, makers, marketers, and brand raconteurs that show you how to craft and tell compelling brand stories that sell.
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