Well, for me, advertising is another form of story-telling. Yes, you read that right. I define advertising as story-telling. Don’t believe me? Try and recall some of the most memorable ads you saw as a kid in the 90s. What are the two things you can recall? I bet it would be the brand name and the main plot of the ad.
Even in recent times, if there’s one ad that has caught your attention, go back to it and ask yourself why you like it. Or ask yourself why you associate with a particular brand so much?
Unfortunately, as decades have passed, advertising has changed. With the dominance of digital marketing and mobile ads, I feel advertisers today are missing out on the most important aspect of advertising – “Story Telling”. We fail to connect the brand with the consumer by placing too much focus on products or services. Most marketers are bothered about the reach, number of clicks and post engagement.
With the mobile news feed being flooded with so many memes and jokes every minute, it is quite challenging to stand out and share a unique story. A story that can leave an impact, touch people’s hearts and yet associate with a brand. Hence, I’ve devised a unique formula (the MIME principle) that I personally believe can help you incorporate story-telling in your digital ads –