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by 8 Sep '17

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by 29 Sep '17

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$1,495.00(USD) $1,645.00(USD) $1,795.00(USD)

Group Discount! Enjoy 10% off when you register for 3 or more
or
For groups of 3, 4th comes for free

IMPORTANT NOTES
  1. Super Early Bird and Early Bird promotion: Discount will only be valid if payment is received by stipulated date.
  2. Group Discount only applies to registrations from the same company registering at the same time, issued in a single invoice and of the same billing source.
  3. Only corporate registrations will be accepted.
  4. Bank charges & taxes are to be borne by registrants, if applicable.
  5. Full payment is mandatory upon registration for admission to the event.
  6. Walk-in delegates will only be admitted on the basis of space availability and with immediate full payment.
  7. Fee includes lunch, refreshments and e-documentation.
  8. To enjoy applicable corporate room rates, please quote “Pacific Conferences Corporate Rate”
  9. The organiser reserves the right to make any amendments that it deems to be in the interests of the event without any notice.
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CANCELLATION & REPLACEMENT

A replacement is welcome if you are unable to attend. A full refund less 10% administrative charge will be issued for cancellation received in writing by 6 Oct 2017. A 50% refund and a set of e-documentation will be issued for cancellation received by 20 Oct 2017. Regrettably, no refund will be issued for cancellation received after 20 Oct 2017 or for “no show” participant. You will however receive a set of e-documentation.

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So, what is your Brand Story?

Everyone loves a glimpse of the story behind brands. It draws people in, builds an emotional connection and fosters an intimate relationship. However, great storytelling demands powerful insights and strong skills. Can you create compelling narratives that reflect your brand values? Are you able to integrate your brand story consistently into different platforms? Do you know how to leverage on visual storytelling to deliver your ideas effectively?

Tell Stories Effectively to Captivate your Audience

This 2-day interactive workshop will equip you with practical skills and techniques to craft compelling brand stories across various digital channels. Led by Mark Jackson, a senior PR veteran with over 25 years’ experience, examine the key elements behind great stories and how to translate insights into storytelling ideas with limited resources. Master the art of effective social media writing and editing to deliver story across multiple platforms consistently. Leverage the power of visuals including images, infographics and videos to convey your brand message and acquire metrics and tools to assess the effectiveness of your brand content.


Workshop Highlights

Why Stories Matter

Changing audience behaviour, consumption habits

Deconstructing a Story

Key components, narrative structures

Developing Insights

Data analytics, translating insights into an idea

Digital vs. Traditional

Real-time content, trend jacking, seasonal content

Writing for Social Media

Success tips, poor writing, editing

Telling the Right Story

Connecting with audience: Information vs. emotion

Visual Storytelling

Latest trends, selecting the right visuals

Measuring Success

Selecting tools & metrics

Benefits of Attending

  • Internalise the art of storytelling in the age of digital and social media
  • Find out the ‘why’ and ‘how’ to create relevant stories that resonate with target audience
  • Delve deep to understand what is an insight and how it differs from facts and figures
  • Discover the importance of insights and how to leverage on data and information for insight creation
  • Acquire strategies to translate a story for print into digital platforms effectively
  • Analyse the different categories of writing and when to use them: Informative, persuasive, summarisation
  • Gain insights into how to avoid poor writing: Jargons, phrases and keywords to ban
  • Pick up skills to match the tone and style of writing to your audiences’ interests
  • Uncover the keys to maintain consistent brand message across different digital channels
  • Examine ways to identify powerful story anchor despite ‘boring’, scant information
  • Be guided on how to leverage on the power of visuals to convey and tailor information effectively
  • Learn the importance of setting the right communication objectives for effective measurement
 

Workshop Leader

Mark Jackson

Deputy Managing Director,

Racepoint Global

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Mark is the Deputy Managing Director of Racepoint Asia, based in Hong Kong, and with responsibility for all of the company’s offices in the region. He has more than 25 years’ experience in marketing communications working primarily with technology clients such as Huawei, IBM, Google, Apple, Sony, Microsoft and Intel. He also has experience in healthcare, automotive, retail, financial services and even logistics sectors working with companies such as American Express, DHL, GM and Coca-Cola. He has extensive experience managing local, regional and global projects that run the entire scope of marketing communications, from advertising to stakeholder engagement, and copywriting to social media.

 

Prior to joining Racepoint, Mark led Ogilvy & Mather’s MENA technology practice with responsibility for all of the agency’s work with Huawei. Away from technology, Mark led the global media relations team in launching the New Suez Canal in Egypt in 2015, delivering 18 billion earned media impressions in just 16 weeks. Mark has also had stints with Hill + Knowlton and Ketchum during his career.

Who Should Attend

Mid to Senior level executives responsible for Public Relations, Corporate Communications, Public Engagement, Digital Media and Marketing Communications

 

Agenda

  • Session 1: Why Stories Matter

    • The theory behind the art of storytelling
    • The need for emotional connection: Changing audience behaviour and consumption habits
    • What makes a great story?
    • Storytelling in the age of digital and social media

    Case studies & exercise

  • Session 2: Deconstructing a Story

    • The importance of context – the why and the how – for creating relevant stories
    • Key components in a story that can be replicated across different online media
    • An inside look into the different components and narrative structures

    Case studies & exercise

  • Session 3: The Importance of Insights for Great Storytelling

    • What is an insight and how does it differ from background facts and figures?
    • Leveraging on data analytics to develop insights
    • Translating insights into storytelling idea: How?

    Case studies & exercise

  • Session 4: Digital vs. Traditional

    • The need for speed, focus and brevity: Creating real-time content
    • How is online content consumed differently from traditional content?
    • Tapping the opportunity: Trend jacking, seasonal content
    • How to effectively translate a story for print onto digital platforms?

    Case studies & exercise

  • Session 5: Writing for Social Media

    • From one way to conversation: How do you keep a conversation going through social media?
    • Keys to maintain consistent message across different digital channels (social media, corporate blogs)
    • Avoiding poor writing: Jargon, phrases and keywords to ban
    • Effective editing: Tips and tricks

    Case studies & exercise

  • Session 6: Creating a Compelling Brand Narrative

    • Locating and connecting with your audience: Information vs. emotion
    • What can we learn about story-telling from Hollywood movies?
    • Structuring and identifying the story angle: Flipping newsworthy content to our advantage
    • Creating compelling narrative with scant or ‘boring’ information
    • A look at the different categories of writing: Informative, persuasive, summarisation

    Case studies & exercise

  • Session 7: Visual Storytelling

    • Leveraging the power of visuals (images, infographics, videos) in storytelling
    • What are the latest trends in visual storytelling campaigns?
    • How to decide on the right visual elements to tell stories and deliver messages
    • Tailoring your visual content according to specific audience group
    • Using visuals to convey information in an entertaining and informative way

    Case studies & exercise

  • Session 8: Measuring the Effectiveness of Content

    • The importance of setting the right communication objectives for effective measurement
    • Is there a one-size-fits-all approach to measuring content effectiveness? How to develop metrics that fit your organisation
    • What measurement tools are available: Is there a silver-bullet solution?

    Exercise