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Marketing to Must Have Requirements

by Hank Barnes  |  January 15, 2019

I was reading some articles that I had tagged and saved over the holidays.   Several of them were case studies that went into some detail on successful implementations. What struck...

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Creating Your Own Luck

by Hank Barnes  |  January 8, 2019

As the new year kicks off, amidst lots of questions about where the overall financial market is heading, companies (and individuals) are thinking about how to be successful in 2019. ...

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Lead to, Not with, Differentiation and Capabilities

by Hank Barnes  |  October 23, 2018

As those that read this blog know, I'm constantly talking about improving messaging through storytelling.   But you also know I've been talking about it for almost 6 years and see...

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Story Centered Marketing - A New Approach to Marketing Strategy?

by Hank Barnes  |  July 31, 2018

It's not hard to recognize that I'm a big fan of storytelling.  It's the focus of many of my posts and it dominates my client interactions.  But, a recent conversation...

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The Context to Care and Compare

by Hank Barnes  |  July 3, 2018

I've been beating the drum for better messaging through positioning and storytelling for years.  It's a repeated theme in this blog.    But many of the problems I have with...

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Sharing the Value of Repetition

by Hank Barnes  |  March 6, 2018

I spend a lot of time helping clients tell their stories more effectively.   It's pretty common for me to hear, "You are pretty good at this" (but I know I'm...

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Storytelling Mistake-Pulling Threads

by Hank Barnes  |  February 13, 2018

As B2B marketers embrace storytelling, I'm seeing an improvement in content quality and usefulness. They are embracing the idea of starting their stories with their customers' situation rather than themselves. ...

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End with How

by Hank Barnes  |  January 30, 2018

Simon Sinek created a movement with his "Start with Why" approach.    He, correctly in my opinion, promoted starting with a purpose--the why you exist; the why you matter--rather than...

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Contrasts are Critical

by Hank Barnes  |  November 14, 2017

As followers of this blog know, I spend a lot of time working with tech providers on storytelling (well, they may think we are working on messaging, but I always...

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Develop the Full Story--Then Shorten It

by Hank Barnes  |  September 5, 2017

Frequently during discussions with clients, I hear a desire for "a catchy, short one-liner to describe us."   Whether you call this a tag line or a USP or something...

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