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Podcast Ep. 11 – Elements of Story

We recently talked to our good friend Julie Sabey about storytelling and brand, which led us to a deeper consideration of the elements that make up different stories. We’ve identified four distinct storytelling tactics: The McGuffin Callback Creative tension Story arc Elements of Storytelling from Derek Phillips These tactics not only help to drive narratives, […]

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Stranger Things Type Generator

Like the rest of America, I became obsessed with the Netflix original series Stranger Things. I am their target demo: A dude of a certain age who grew up when the story is set; I played Dungeons & Dragons with friends (though I was more of a Axis & Allies guy); and I eventually found […]

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Podcast – Tribes and the Dimensions of Empathy

What’s in a Tribe? Marketers have co-opted the term, but Tom and Derek take on the dimensions of tribe we see today. Often when observing “Tribal” behavior from the outside we are missing the internal structures that can teach us so much about human behavior and motivation. Looking at the ever-present Pokemon Go again as […]

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Watch Your Tone!

Major Scaled #2 : REM – “Recovering My Religion” from major scaled on Vimeo. This video shows exactly how easily it is for your message to be misconstrued by tone. The simple act of changing “Losing My Religion” from a minor key to a major key has a profound affect on how we receive the […]

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Undermining Political Advertising

I often say that the old advertising paradigm of Interrupt – Repeat is over. While some online advertisers are fighting that for all their worth with pop-over ads and other user annoyances, the facts are that people can opt out of advertising—and they are at increasing rates. But it’s not just online viewers who are […]

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