Storytelling in Marketing

The term storytelling describes a very old cultural technique and a modern phenomenon. Storytelling in marketing and communication of companies has proven to be an effective strategy to attract customers and involve employees.

Storytelling booms nationwide: professional artists and amateurs tell traditional or freely invented stories at contests and festivals. Storytelling is used as a narrative method in schools as well as a therapeutic technique. Exciting stories awake curiosity; dramatic buildup of action and strong characters are inspiring and captivate the listener’s interest with surprising twists and turns. Good and fancy stories prompt the listener to think things through, they have an effect on perception by involving the entire person, and sink into their memory with images, metaphors and motifs.

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Crowdsourcing for online retailers

In this guest article, Ines Maione from clickworker gives you an overview of how online retailers can benefit from crowdsourcing.

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Online Glossaries

Corporate identity, crossmedia and workflow, resilience and synergy – the language of the modern world teems with Anglicisms, buzzwords and special terms whose meaning is not immediately clear to everyone. Online lexica and online glossaries can provide relief where internet surfers or media users are in danger of getting lost in the jungle of foreign words and digital tech jargon.

Online lexica and glossaries simply and concisely explain a subject’s complicated terms and in this way make the issue being discussed understandable for a wider audience. Online lexica, as a separate electronic database, provide the user systematically organized, general or specialized information that is as comprehensive as possible. On the other hand, online glossaries are attachments (so-called addendums) to a blog or website, that further define the central technical terms used in the article by providing synonyms, translations or explanatory sentences.
Today’s printed or digital glossaries consist of lists of terms and their explanations, usually arranged in alphabetical order. Their origin goes back to antiquity where it was common to use marginal notes (so-called glosses) to facilitate the reading of written works. The most well-known online lexicon, available in various language versions, is offered by the free-licensed encyclopedia Wikipedia, which is compiled by many co-authors.

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Micro Jobber

Digitalization has made permanent changes to the world of work. Whether as a crowdworker or a micro-jobber, everyone has the opportunity to earn small amounts of money on the Internet. How the sums add up, what the unions demand and where the dangers lurk.

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