Storybranding 2.0

Storybranding 2.0 : Creating Stand-Out Brands Through the Power of Story

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Advertising executive Signorelli was tired of the traditional approach to his craft, which he feels resulted in soulless hyperbole and mindless drivel.

When preparing for a client meeting, he had an epiphany. Rather than doing a traditional brief for the client, identifying its brand's unique selling proposition, he wrote a story: a first-person narrative told from the prospective customer's point of view. Customers have problems they want to be solved, and their stories provide clues to understanding how the brand can solve them. Signorelli compares the "StoryBranding" process, which helps brands understand themselves, to the way stories teach us about the people in them.

VERDICT Since advertising is, among other things, about building and nurturing relationships between the brand and the customer, the timeless tradition of storytelling is a natural approach to facilitate the process.

Signorelli skillfully coaches his readers through understanding a brand's core values and aligning them to customers' needs. While branding and advertising books are a dime a dozen, the author's original approach and competent storytelling skills serve his topic well. -Carol Elsen, (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC,

"All marketers should read Jim's book, especially those who haven't embraced storytelling. It not only drives home the efficacy of storytelling but also offers a roadmap for leveraging this tool to uniquely communicate the human essence of a brand. Thought provoking and useful book." --Dennis Dunlap, Former CEO, American Marketing Association

Many books talk about the power of storytelling as a persuasion device, but this is not one of them. Jim believes it's more important to become a story than to tell one. And he shows how it can be done for all brands, big or small, for any product or service. StoryBranding 2.0StoryBranding is applicable to personal branding as well. "If you have a birth certificate, you are a brand," he says. An easy, entertaining, and educational read, this revolutionary book on branding has been called "a must read" by critics and marketers across the globe. (Gold Medal Non-Fiction Award from Stephanie Chandler, who heads the Non-Fiction Writers Association.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 254 pages
  • 150 x 226 x 18mm | 340g
  • English
  • 0692926372
  • 9780692926376
  • 1,073,347

About Mr Jim Signorelli

Jim Signorelli believes much of the advertising we see and hear today is a waste of money. This is not an opinion you'd expect from someone who has spent 35 years creating advertising. Having worked on major global brands, Signorelli has witnessed the fact that too much focus is put on moving products while too little is placed on moving people. Many years in the making, StoryBranding 2.0 is a marketing masterpiece based on the principles of storytelling. As the originator of the StoryBranding process, Jim is a well-regarded and entertaining keynote speaker, workshop moderator and business story evangelist. Jim lives with his wife Joan in Evanston, Illinois. Visit for more info.
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