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Shlomi Ron

How to Plan Your Live Video Storytelling Strategy
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The live streaming market worldwide is projected to grow from $30.29 Billion in 2016 to $70.05 Billion by 2021 (source: Markets and Markets) With so much noise out there, one of the most effective ways to break through is live video storytelling. I refer to the wide range of live video expressions from social live…

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Visual Storytelling – Unplugged
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With our growing reliance on smartphones, I had an interesting revelation one day when my iPhone froze during a software update. Something I know we all can relate to. You know how it starts, you start getting those red alerts that there is a new software update. At first, you ignore it, hey I’ve got…

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5 easy ways to create narrative images
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What you did, do and will do – find your story You’re probably wondering what’s the backstory of the above image? Before we get to the backstory, this image offers an excellent example to demonstrate how our “visual storytelling mind” works. Images are the today’s lingua franca of visual communications. According to Hootsuite, “Instagram users have…

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How to Rise above the Noise with Visual Storytelling
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Since we’re talking about the power of visual storytelling, I figured it only makes sense to use a familiar visual format – the narrative photo strip – to vividly underscore the importance of solving the “noise” problem. How do you define “advertising noise?“ It’s like the classic noise picture above, where every pixel is an…

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How to turn your side hustle into part of your BIG STORY
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I have always been fascinated by movies as engaging visual stories. For some reason, I started studying Italian as a side interest in NY’s Greenwich Village. Wow! It was like wearing VR glasses with different cultural lenses to see the world. Such that I used to joke that every Saturday I literally spent a few…

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Visual Storytelling Summit 2016
Insights from Visual Storytelling Summit 2016
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It was our first Summit in partnership with The Idea Center at Miami-Dade College, dedicated to a topic that is mostly discussed in the context of entertainment and photography. Yes, there have been some discussions about visual storytelling in the context of marketing, but they tend to revolve around how to run an effective Instagram…

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The Role of Authenticity in Visual Storytelling
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When you think about why authenticity plays such a critical role in delivering an impactful message, you can start by looking at the immediate meanings Merriam-Webster dictionary offers: Real or genuine: not copied or false True and accurate Made to be or look just like an original What’s the first thing that comes to your […]
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What is Visual Storytelling?
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I am talking to a lot of folks these days about visual storytelling, and from these interactions, I learn that there is still a great deal of ambiguity about what is visual storytelling and why it’s important now for marketers? If you’re clueless too, don’t feel bad, some of the top dictionaries like Merriam-Webster and…

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Are you a Storymaker or a Storyteller?
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Just finished reading Jonathan Gottschall’s book “The Storytelling Animal.” With all the hype these days about virtual reality – Deloitte Global predicts it will reach its first billion dollar year in 2016, with about $700 million in hardware sales, and the remainder from content – I really liked Gottschall’s observation that at the end of the…

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Tracing Success Drivers of a Viral Video
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By now you have already seen the “Chewbacca Mom” video that has pushed the video of Candace Payne, a stay-at-home mom from Texas into the limelight. But what are the visual storytelling drivers that contributed to its insane success? First, here is the video in case you missed it: Original video made just for friends…

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