The moment I had seen this post on Linkedin, I was sure it would be a hit. When I had spotted it first few days back, views and likes were not even in hundreds and today with thousands of likes, views, and shares, there is no doubt once again that great storytelling works, almost always, in marketing and everywhere else!
In this attention economy age, imagine a candidate pitching her/his profile by speaking for more than 2 minutes or by writing a post of more than 400 words? Do you think you would be able to focus on it without any distraction?
Now imagine the same pitch presented to you visually as a story like this? Chances are, you will be hooked and end up watching it just like me.
This particular video is a great example of brilliant marketing in many ways but for me, most importantly it’s a great example of stunning visual storytelling.
Context to Characters
Entertainment to Engagement
Emotion to Narration
Action to Conclusion
It has all the elements to make it a COMPELLING story.
And it has a very definitive call for action, making it a story that compels you to act.
What more can I as a marketer expect from a powerful story?
I am sure this candidate would land/have landed up a great role in marketing by now. As for me, this video not only engaged me but it has its lasting effect on me to an extent that I am going to use it as a wonderful reference for the power of storytelling in marketing.
I have always believed in the persuasive power of visual storytelling, in case you would like to check out one of my recent posts on visual storytelling, you may find one here.